Archive for February 29, 2016

This Week in Food Events: Leap Day Specials, Whiskey Tastings

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Source: Washingtonian Food

Leap Day deals: To celebrate the extra February day, restaurants are offering extra specials. At Poste, near Gallery Place, try frog’s legs ($2.90) with 1-ounce pours of PBR (29 cents) from 8 to 10 PM. Or head to Firefly to toast the bonus day with select $29 wines during dinner service, which runs from 5:30 to 10 PM. And if you’re a neglected leap day baby, you get dinner for free at Urbana with a valid photo ID. Other deals include a beer-and-shot combo for $10 at Petworth’s Twisted Horn and extended happy hours at Hank’s Oyster Bar and Hank’s Pasta Bar, …

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Free & Almost Free Things To Do This Week In DC

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Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around D.C.

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5 DC Cafeteria Meals That Will Make You Feel Sad About Your Lunch

Kramer Middle School | Turkey tacos with corn salsa and green salad, apple, and milk. | Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Source: Washingtonian Food

Cafeteria meals have such a bad rap that a brown-bag PB&J once sat higher on the food chain. No longer. Between federal food czars and DC’s new foodie-ism, US agencies, nonprofits, and schools have upgraded what’s on the average Washingtonian’s tray. We sought out the best lunches in town. No culinary concept has been scrutinized in the Michelle Obama age more than the school lunch. At Kramer in Southeast DC, a pilot program replicates the fresh ingredients and custom ordering of fast-casual …

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Latest Beefsteak from José Andrés, Embassy Suites’ foodie renovation and a dog park lead permits

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Source: Washington Business Journal

Welcome to permits. I will continue to bring as much detail as I can to this occasional feature, despite the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ inexplicable removal of the website that allows this writer, and the public generally, to track permits as they filter through the review process. Perhaps this will be the subject of some discussion during the D.C. Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer & Regulatory Affairs’ DCRA oversight hearing, ongoing at this moment.

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9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb 29-March 6

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Monday, Feb. 29 Leap Day specials at multiple area locations: Those born on Feb. 29 can enjoy freebies at Urbana, Del Frisco’s Grille and 14K. The rest of us get a few perks, too: Jack Rose hosts an Allagash Leap Day Bash with $5 beers, and Upshur Street Books offers 29 percent off anything in its store. For a longer list of […]9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Feb 29-March 6

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Petworth’s Crane & Turtle Will Close on April 24

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Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Didn’t see this one coming: Crane & Turtle will close on April 24 after nearly two years serving Japanese-French food in Petworth. Husband-wife duo chef Makoto Hamamura and pastry chef Katy Kinch are moving to New York to be closer to family. “The restaurant is so connected to Makoto and to his background and to his cooking that it was hard for us to imagine continuing it without him,” says co-owner Paul Ruppert. “We thought it was best to go out on a high note and spend these next two months celebrating that and then open with a new …

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Dudley’s Sport & Ale in Shirlington Eyeing June Opening

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Source: ARLnow

Dudley’s Sport & Ale, a new sports bar coming to the former Bungalow space in Shirlington, is hoping for a June opening. Initially it was hoped that the bar could open in March, but work associated with the planned rooftop deck has pushed that back, according to owner Reese Gardner, who also owns nearby Copperwood Tavern. Dudley’s plans to make the most of its airy 12,000 square foot interior space. According to renderings shared with ARLnow.com, there will be a 28-seat bar, another 125 seats in the dining area, a private room and bar for events and — in …

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The cut just right for making corned beef in a small household

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

DIY | Bone-in short ribs, the right kind of salt and a two-step process are all it takes.

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How my Year of Using Everything Up has made me a better cook

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

STAFF FAVORITES | The personal challenge cuts food waste and increases kitchen confidence.

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Trump ’torpedoed’ José Andrés restaurant with immigrant remarks, celebrity chef says in legal filing

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Source: Washington Business Journal

Celebrity chef José Andrés has asked a D.C. Superior Court judge for summary judgement in his lawsuit against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, arguing that his disparaging remarks about illegal immigrants “torpedoed” the restaurant Andrés planned to open in the Trump’s luxury hotel, The Washington Post reports.

In asking for summary judgment, Andrés has basically asked the court to cut the legal sparring with the real estate developer short. After Andrés pulled out of the…

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The six cookbook titles this longtime food editor could not give up

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Russ Parsons thinned out his cookbook collection, and these were among the keepers.

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How to purge 30 years of cookbooks? Start with the ones by chefs.

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

The longtime food editor of the Los Angeles Times finds a few surprises in the process of culling a collection.

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5 wines to make you feel like warmer weather’s around the corner

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

PICKS | Recommendations include a pinot noir from Sonoma County and a rosé from Portugal.

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Here’s to the other Mondavi brother

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

WINE | Raise a glass to Peter Sr., dead at 101, who kept his winery in the family.

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Beer of the Week: Allagash St. Klippenstein

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

The Maine brewery has unveiled a bourbon barrel-aged beer to celebrate one of its favorite holidays.

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