Archive for March 31, 2016

No fooling: Suburbia returns to Union Market on April 1

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Food lovers and “Top Chef” fans are already salivating over chef Kwame Onwuachi’s Philly Wing Fry pop-up at Union Market this weekend, but now there’s an extra reason to head to Northeast: Suburbia is reopening. Gina Chersevani’s pop-up bar, housed in a vintage Airstream trailer, is making an earlier-than-usual debut this year to coincide with […]

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Banh Ta Deli review: Where Vietnamese sandwiches pack in artistry and balance

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

$20 DINER | A new Eden Center spot shows exceptional finesse with banh mi.

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EatBar Makes a Comeback on Barracks Row

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Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Apparently there is still a use for cassette tapes: restaurant decor. EatBar, opening on Barracks Row at 4 p.m. today, features a wall with around 7,200 of them arranged to spell the word “EAT.” Chef Nate Anda says the team pulled from the personal collections, “but people were bringing in five or six.” Ultimately, the restaurant’s designers took to eBay, Craigslist, and garage sales to get the numbers they needed. CDs, however, have not yet been reduced to mere decoration: A CD jukebox from the original EatBar supplies the eatery’s music.  The original EatBar, and adjoining restaurant Tallula, closed in Oct. …

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What Kyle Bailey and Long Shot Hospitality have planned for Navy Yard, EatBar reopens and more restaurant news

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Source: Washington Business Journal

We’re now learning more about what the team behind Sixth Engine, Town Hall and The Dubliner have planned for Southeast D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood: a waterfront restaurant called The Salt Line at the 79 Potomac Ave. SE. The restaurant group, Long Shot Hospitality, told me back in January it was close to a lease for Capitol Riverfront. The owners of the three existing bars teamed up with Kyle Bailey, formerly of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, earlier in 2016. The Salt Line will include …

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My First Job: Toki Underground’s Neil Dundee

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Source: Washingtonian Food

We asked DC bar folks how they first dipped their toes into the biz. Here’s Neil Dundee, beverage director at Toki Underground: “My first bartending job was at the Holiday Inn in Frederick. It was the mid-nineties and we had the biggest dance floor in the county, plus hotel rooms. When I accepted the job I was specifically asked to work the first Sunday night every month. I agreed and found out why later. The first Sunday of every month was ‘The Frederick Singles Dance.’ The bar loaded up with about 100 guests strong by 10 p.m.. My tip jar filled up quickly with quarters …”

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12 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 1-3

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Here are this weekend’s best bets in nightlife, festivals, theater, comedy and much more around the Washington area. (And keep your guard up on Friday, as it’s April Fool’s Day.) Capital Weather Gang weekend forecast: Early showers and cool patches Spring beers: Where to find four new local brews Better than a burger? Find D.C.’s best fried chicken sandwiches […]

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The ’Wiching Hour: Pepe Food Truck’s Morcilla

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Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The Sandwich: Morcilla | Where: Pepe Food Truck; see Twitter for daily locations | Price: $13 | Bread: Ciabatta loaf from Alexandria’s Panorama Bakery | Stuffings: Blood sausage, pickled onions, cream cheese, fig jam, spinach | Thickness: 2.5 inches | Pros: With so many bold flavors, you’d think that the sticky sweet fig spread, salty cream cheese, and slightly gamey blood sausage would compete with each other. But the ingredients meld together in a rich, slightly decadent sandwich that tastes like more than the sum of its parts. The pillowy ciabatta roll remains soft enough to tear and chew easily without becoming soggy. | Cons: The blood …

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Eat This Now: Rachel’s Hot Cousin at the BBQ Joint

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Source: Washingtonian Food

Back when I was living in New York, I became obsessed with reuben sandwiches. Katz’s made the best one—at noon, at 3 AM—but sometimes during the week, a coworker and I would go in on the pie-sized behemoth from Carnegie Deli, the tourist haven around the corner from our office. We would eat the thing for the rest of the week (although somehow we’d always forget that refrigerated day-old reubens=not so delicious). It’s no secret that a truly great reuben isn’t so easy to find around here. Especially those made with pastrami, not corned beef (you’ll have an easier time scoring …

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Best Weekend Bets

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Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

Your weekend is looking almost better than Tom Hiddleston. ALMOST.

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​New seafood spot from Pork Barrel owners coming to Alexandria

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Source: Washington Business Journal

The restaurant group behind Pork Barrel BBQ, Sushi Bar and Holy Cow in Del Ray and Sweet Fire Donna’s in Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood is making another investment in the latter. Mike and Donna Anderson and business partner Dick Heidenberger will open Whiskey & Oyster, a 4,400-square-foot restaurant, bar and raw bar at 333 John Carlyle St. in Carlyle, which is home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as several residential buildings. The group, which has recently organized under…

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English pea panna cottas brighten up a spring menu

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

PLATE LAB | Ceamy custard and tender vegetables make for a colorful palette.

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The Passenger’s revival, grilled cheese in Georgetown and the final phase of CityMarket at O lead permits

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Source: Washington Business Journal

Welcome to permits on this delightful Thursday, led by the return of a popular Shaw bar, a grilled cheeserie (if there really is such a thing) and a new apartment tower with rooftop waterfall.

880 P St. NW: The final phase of Roadside Development’s 1 million-square-foot CityMarket at O has its permit to go vertical. The 142-unit building will feature a ridiculous rooftop, to include a 16-foot tall waterfall, reflection pool, seating areas, sunning stone, organic garden, trees, boardwalk and an outdoor…

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Chopped Jr. is Now Casting

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Any young chefs want to show off their cooking skills on TV? Food Network is now casting little chefs ages 9-13 for Chopped Jr, a kids cooking competition show. You can apply your child at jscasting.com.

EatBar returns with new D.C. digs, charcuterie and a wall of 7,200 cassettes

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Before there was Red Apron Butcher or the Partisan or the B Side, there was EatBar in Arlington, the playful sidekick to the neighboring Tallula restaurant. It was the place where chef Nathan Anda first started experimenting with cured meats and whole animal butchery, and he still loves the concept like a first-born child. Which […]

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Where to find four new local beers that you should try this spring

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

We’re just over a week into spring, and a new flock of beers is making its way to local taps and beer stores. Here are four relatively local beers that have debuted in recent weeks. Evolution Pine’hop’le IPA Where to find it: City Tap House; wider release after April 1. Why you should try it: […]

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