Archive for May 29, 2015

Tupelo Honey Cafe to Open Monday

Tupelo Honey Cafe to Open Monday

Source: ARLnow

The grand opening is set for Monday, June 1. Tupelo Honey Cafe is a restaurant that will feature southern food and craft cocktails, including one dedicated to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Some of the menu items include roasted duck breast with a cherry port wine sauce, pan-seared sea scallops and grilled French lamb chops. There will be 24 beers available on tap, many of which are local brews. Tupelo Honey Cafe is at 1616 N. Troy Street in Rosslyn.

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​This D.C. restaurant group expects to raise $11M in 6 weeks

​This D.C. restaurant group expects to raise $11M in 6 weeks

Source: Washington Business Journal

Matchbox Food Group, owners of casual pizza joints Matchbox and the funky diner Ted’s Bulletin, have set an aggressive plan to raise $11 million in a matter of weeks. It also wants to increase its presence beyond the Washington, D.C., area, eyeing the Florida and Texas markets. It plans to have 36 stores by 2020.

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5 New Bars to Try Now

5 New Bars to Try Now

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

They couldn’t be more different than each other. One’s an outdoor beer garden, another is a classic cocktail den. One promotes drinking wine out of a jug while the other serves craft beer at a railway-themed spot. Grab a seat now at one of these increasingly popular bars before everyone else starts to know their names.

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Where to Find the Best Sweet Potato Pie in D.C.

Where to Find the Best Sweet Potato Pie in D.C.

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Before there was fries, there was pie. Sweet potato pie that is. Though often associated with Thanksgiving and the autumn season (much like its cousin pumpkin), sweet potato pies are available all-year long, though often an elusive find. Here’s the place offering up the best slice plus a handful of pie recipes to boot.

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Sudhouse Opening This Sunday

Sudhouse Opening This Sunday

Source: Eater DC

Another all-American bar and social club will be opening on 14th and U Streets this Sunday, May 31. Sudhouse is a two-and-a-half-floor, two-bar space that will specialize in local beer and American food. There will also be games like Big Buck Hunter. Doors will open at 3 p.m. with the bar offering all-day happy hour, games, and prizes as part of opening festivities.

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How Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Slow Food Theorists Got It All Wrong

How Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Slow Food Theorists Got It All Wrong

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

If you haven’t heard the name Rachel Laudan, you’ll probably remember it now. The author of the book Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History discusses food from a historical perspective and assimilating it to the growth of culture and society. She addresses the issues of food hierarchy (or lack thereof) and demonstrates her witty but dry sense of humor.

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Macon Bistro & Larder Serves Grown-Up Food in Chevy Chase

Macon Bistro & Larder Serves Grown-Up Food in Chevy Chase

Source: Eater DC

Despite its freshman standing, the concept behind Chevy Chase’s Macon Bistro and Larder goes back a decade according to owner Tony Brown. The French bistro with southern influence restaurant took a big risk opening the day before Mother’s Day 2014 and so far, the welcome atmosphere from the neighborhood hasn’t waned. That hasn’t stop the the kitchen and beverage team from updating their menu however. For details on the proposed improvements and for a transcript of the full interview, see below.

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EatsPlace to Host Kalye, a Filipino Pop-Up

EatsPlace to Host Kalye, a Filipino Pop-Up

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Filipino street food has a reputation for being intimidating. The dishes often include ingredients that are not part of the mainstream, and for the timid eater seems almost unappealing, but many culinary enthusiasts will agree that these “weird” dishes like balut (boiled fertilized duck egg) and dinuguan (stew with pork blood) are some of the best dishes that Filipino cuisine has to offer. Try them at Kalye on June 12-13, the pop-up incubator in Petworth.

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Late Night Happy Hour at Del Campo and Movie Date Night at Occidental

Late Night Happy Hour at Del Campo and Movie Date Night at Occidental

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

What are some of the new food events you can go to? How about reverse happy hour at Del Campo? The Latin-American restaurant is offering a late-night happy hour from 10-12 midnight Thursday-Saturdays this summer. Occidental will also be setting up an outdoor cinema showing classic films like Arsenic and Old Lace with a three-course meal starting at $45. Plus Sunday dinner pairings at Casa Luca and al fresco happy hour at STK. 

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Dacha Brunch Starts This Weekend

Dacha Brunch Starts This Weekend

Source: Eater DC

Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw will start serving brunch this weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include a selection of sausages, Belgian waffles, and bagel sandwiches. The pre-fixe price + a welcome drink begins at $32 but you can upgrade to bottomless mimosas for just an additional $10. Dacha Beer Garden is at 1600 7th Street NW.

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The Collections at Chevy Chase Getting a Facelift Hires Streetsense

The Collections at Chevy Chase Getting a Facelift Hires Streetsense

Source: Washington Business Journal

The increasing competition from the sleek and shiny retail megasite CityCenterDC prompted The Collections at Chevy Chase to rethink the way it markets its brand. As a result, the management decided to bring Streetsense, the real estate brokereage firm that promises to revitilize the area.  

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Beer Nerds Take Over The Town During SAVOR Week

Beer Nerds Take Over The Town During SAVOR Week

Source: DCist Food

Beer enthusiasts are getting ready for SAVOR week and as a preamble, bars and pubs are hosting their own events to hype up the anticipation (not that it needs it.) Smoke and Barrel in Adams Morgan is serving up an entire roast pig for consumption, Meridian Pint’s releasing steam with rare beers, and City Tap House hosting its own beer trivia. Exact dates, pricing, and other details below.

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Guess the D.C. Restaurant … Emojis Edition!

Guess the D.C. Restaurant … Emojis Edition!

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

You can thank Food & Wine magazine which recently released a keyboard app with a set of restaurant related emojis for this fun way of figuring out where to eat tonight. Test your emoji and Washington, D.C., restaurant knowledge by guessing the names that correspond to the following emoji signs. 15 places, 15 puzzles. The winner gets bragging rights!

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The Geography of Coffee in the United States

The Geography of Coffee in the United States

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Despite all the buzz about artisan brews and fancy roasted coffee beans, the truth to the matter is, when it comes to coffee, most Americans still prefer to drink a simple cuppa and with that said, the geography of coffee in the United States shows a clear divide: the East Coast lives with Dunkin Donuts, while the rest of the country consumes Starbucks.

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Dine n Dash With Chef José Andrés Returns June 9

Dine n Dash With Chef José Andrés Returns June 9

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Enjoy a night of fun and good food at José Andrés’ Dine and Dash Event on June 9, from 6-9 p.m. with all proceeds benefitting World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization that finds smart solutions to hunger and poverty. There will be 12 participating restaurants, plus five food trucks. VIP ticket holders will also get cocktail refreshments and enjoy an after-party event. Tickets start at $129.

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