Archive for July 31, 2015

A New Brewery for Rockville

A New Brewery for Rockville

Source: Eater DC

Suspended Brewery will be the latest addition to Rockville’s brewery scene. The owners Josey Schwartz and Yasmin Karimian aren’t exactly beer nerds until 2011 when Schwartz had his first sip of Chimay, the Belgian trappist beer, in California. The two started traveling the country visiting craft breweries and learning about the industry. Soon thereafter, they decided to start own hoping to emulate the admirable qualities they observed that include support of local and small businesses.

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Trump Sues Jose Andres’ Think Food Group For $10 Million For Backing Out of Hotel Restaurant Deal

Trump Sues Think Food Group For $10 Million For Backing Out of Hotel Restaurant Deal

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The Trump organization has filed a lawsuit against Jose Andres’ Think Food Group for backing out of their deal to open a restaurant at the soon to open Trump Hotel here in Washington, D.C. Andres made an announcement that said he was pulling out of the deal due to the racist comments Mr. Trump made about Latinos several weeks back. The details of the suit can be seen below. Stay tuned for updates from both sides.

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BYT Interviews: Maille Mustard Sommelier Pierette Huttner

BYT Interviews: Maille Mustard Sommelier Pierette Huttner

Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

We’ve all heard of a wine sommelier but a mustard sommelier? Apparently it exists and we actually have one of our own here in Washingtin, D.C. Her name is Pierette Huttner who’s in charge of the mustard selection at the famed Maille’s NYC Boutique. She talked with the folks at BYT about her role, her background history, and how she stays current with the food trends. You can read the entire interview below.

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Trusty’s, D.C.’s Neighborhood Bar with a Soul, Turns 10

Trusty’s, D.C.’s Neighborhood Bar with a Soul, Turns 10

Source: Eater DC

The neighborhood bar with soul in D.C.’s Capitol Hill turns 10 years old today. Owners Mark Menard and Mike Schuster started the bar amidst a block full of boarded-up buildings and many thought that they won’t even survive a month. A decade on, the duo’s bar has since been a Capitol Hill institution known for its burgers, board games, and bus bar. Here’s what the partners have to say when asked to reflect upon the past ten years.

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6 Can’t-Miss Restaurant Openings This Week

6 Can’t-Miss Restaurant Openings This Week

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

“When one door closes, another one opens.” That’s certainly true for restaurants in D.C., this summer. While some are announcing their summer hiatus, these six are preparing for their grand openings. One of them is the highly anticipated Mike Isabella restaurant Pepita, a Mexican-inspired place that will feature barbecue lamb tortas, ceviches, and a range of tequilas and mezcals. Check out the full list below.

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Why you should visit a farmers market this weekend

Why you should visit a farmers market this weekend

Source: Washington Post Food Section

It’s National Farmers Market Week, that’s why! Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has encouraged Americans for years to “to celebrate farmers markets with appropriate observances and activities,” because it encourages healthier eating habits and supports local economies. The summer season is also the best time for produce so you’re likely to find a sea of colours whether they be fruits or vegetables.

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Brunch, Filipino Style: Feast Your Eyes On Purple Patch’s New Weekend Menu

Purple Patch is one of the Filipino restaurants that recently opened in Washington, D.C., offering dinner, and now a brunch menu. This Mt. Pleasant eatery caters to both traditional and Western taste, offering a variety of Filipino breakfast dishes as well as familiar items like pancakes and chicken and waffles, though the latter comes with a twist. It also serves "sisig," a type of Filipino comfort food often served in a sizzling plate.

Source: DCist Food

Purple Patch is one of the Filipino restaurants that recently opened in Washington, D.C., offering dinner, and now a brunch menu. This Mt. Pleasant eatery caters to both traditional and Western taste, offering a variety of Filipino breakfast dishes as well as familiar items like pancakes and chicken and waffles, though the latter comes with a twist. It also serves “sisig,” a type of Filipino comfort food often served in a sizzling plate. 

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Westray’s Finest Ice Cream Truck Starts Rolling Today

Westray’s Finest Ice Cream Truck Starts Rolling Today

Source: Eater DC

After three laborious years of planning, Westray’s Finest Ice Cream Truck is finally rolling out today according to the Washington Post Express. Westray will be using local ingredients including milk from Trickling Springs Creamery. Expect flavours like honey buttermilk and strawberry, espresso, vanilla, and matcha tea. To find out where they’re parked, check out their Twitter or Instagram updates.

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Can You Make A Ramen Ice Cream Sandwich? BYT Investigates.

Can You Make A Ramen Ice Cream Sandwich? BYT Investigates.

Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

You probably seen it and cringed or jumped up in excitement, but the latest of the unusual food trend has ramen noodles substituting for bread when it comes to sandwiches and burgers. Now, there’s an even crazier notion of a ramen ice cream sandwich! Extensive research by the food investigators of BYT show that such food item exists. The proof is in the image…or is it?

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3 Great Places to Eat in Bethany Beach

3 Great Places to Eat in Bethany Beach

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

August is the time of year where everyone escapes to the beaches and Washingtonians are no different. Should you, your friends, or your family decide to hit up Bethany Beach this season, consider these restaurants that are sure bets for good food and great atmosphere. For the freshest seafood, head over to Bluecoast, the restaurant started by the late Chef Matt Haley.

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Mark It – Chipotle Opening August 13th near Howard University and Banneker Pool

Mark It – Chipotle Opening August 13th near Howard University and Banneker Pool

Source: PoPville

Chipotle continues to expand in the District with their latest location opening on August 13 near Howard University and Banneker Pool. A PoPville reader snapped some photos of the the front facade and a window with a handwritten sign that said “Open 8/13/15.” The new location will be on 2301 Georgia Avenue, NW.

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Rickey & Burger Competitions, BBQ Fests and More

Rickey & Burger Competitions, BBQ Fests and More

Source: Eater DC

If you’re a BBQ fan, a burger fan, and beer fan, get your trainers on because this is the weekend for you to be out and about. Mess Hall D.C., is holding BBQ World featuring the city’s best including DCity Smokehouse. Daikaya is holding a late night burger bash and Mad Fox Brewery is having a release party for their new brew, The Manuever. These and more below.

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Restaurants and Bars Offering Cigar Menus

Restaurants and Bars Offering Cigar Menus

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Some people will frown upon it, but these restaurants are offering a cigar menu in addition to their regular food and drink one. If you relish the smell of a freshly cut cigar or just like its distinctive taste, head towards these restaurant and bars that not only allows feeds you but also allows you to light up.

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The Summer Drinking Finals: POV Lounge vs. Jack Rose

The Summer Drinking Finals: POV Lounge vs. Jack Rose

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

This is a tough one, but we’ve finally arrived at finale of this year’s Summer Drinking Finals. Our finalists cannot be more different than one another. First comes the swanky POV Lounge, located high atop D.C.’s W Hotel. It offers fantastic views of the District and incredible seasonal cocktails. It’s worthy contender is the Adams Morgan institution Jack Rose Dining Saloon, whose whiskey collection alone will put yours to shame. Have a pick? Vote for your favorite below.

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Spotluck Spotlight: Sushi Rock

Spotluck Spotlight: Sushi Rock

Source: ARLnow

If you hang around Clarendon, you’ve probably seen Sushi Rock, the Asian-inspired restaurant and sushi place that’s been a popular spot for many Washingtonians and Virginians. Try their Light My Fire Roll, the restaurant’s most popular made with crunchy shrimp tempura and avocado roll but if you’re not feeling particularly fish-y, consider their braised short rib. Sushi Rock sits right on Clarendon Boulevard on the 1900 block.

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