Archive for March 31, 2017

Alpine Tastes, Rustic Vibes Frame Stable

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Source: Eater DC

The new H Street spot arrives April 4 | A slice of Alpine living is scheduled to land in D.C. on Tuesday, April 4, complete with a cozy raclette station, soaring sun-drenched ceilings, and a chic apres-ski environment. Stable, the new 3,200-square-foot restaurant at 1324 H St. NE, is going for a farmhouse feel with lots of reclaimed woods, candles, and bright red pops of color — contributed by everything from lighting fixtures to napkins — intended to honor Switzerland’s flag. Swiss-trained chefs David Fritsche and Silvan Kraemer tackled the design themselves, scouring the area for vintage accents. Windows were salvaged …

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This party salad happens in a loaf pan

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

BRING IT! | A terrine with Mediterranean flair is easy to assemble — don’t let the fancy name fool you.

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Four Seasons DC Cultivates Ultra-Healthy Menu

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Source: Eater DC

District is the debut market for the green lineup | This spring the Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC will promote a West Coast way of living via a new healthy menu packed with avocados, rockfish, and even dessert. The new options, available beginning April 8, are inspired by smoothie queen Tess Masters. The Australian author of The Perfect Blend cookbook is based in Los Angeles, which is where one might expect such a health-conscious menu to crop up. But there’s proof D.C. is craving more vitamins: The hotel’s egg white omelet is currently a top seller in the morning, Four Seasons …

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John Melfi’s All Charged Up About Cooking at James Beard House

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Source: Eater DC

Oval Room chef heading to NYC on May 10 | He’s worked in some of D.C.’s most renowned kitchens and has collected accolades along the way. Still, Oval Room executive chef John Melfi admitted to being somewhat nervous about leading his first dinner at the temple of gastronomy that is the James Beard House. An alum of award-winning establishments including Fiola Mare, Blue Duck Tavern, and the since-shuttered Vidalia, Melfi told Eater that being invited to orchestrate a Beard Foundation dinner in New York City prompted some self-reflection. The challenge, he said, was making sure his passion for …

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The month of March in restaurant openings and closings

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Debuts run the gamut from Shake Shack to the super high-end Mirabelle.

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Bring your own ballpark eats? Now that’s a save.

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

WEEKEND KITCHEN | This early baseball season strategy can pay off; plus, top recipes of the week.

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Shilling Canning Company Will Bring Mid-Atlantic Cuisine To Navy Yard

Source: Washingtonian Food

In 1935, chef Reid Shilling’s great-uncles founded the Shilling Canning Company in Hampstead, Maryland. The business preserved produce like sweet peas, tomatoes, and corn from their family farm and others. Now, Shilling is opening his own Shilling Canning Company. This one, however, will be a restaurant centered around Mid-Atlantic cuisine. It’s slated to open on […]

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The month of March in restaurant openings and closings

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

It’s spring, and the flowers aren’t the only things in bloom: New restaurants have continued to pop up around Washington. These openings are worth noting, as are these closures. Openings Arroz: Mike Isabella now has a Spanish-Moroccan restaurant steps away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Le DeSales: Expect French cuisine […]

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Where to Eat, Drink, and Hang in Navy Yard

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Source: Eater DC

The waterfront neighborhood boasts a little bit of everything | When Nationals Park opened in Navy Yard just under a decade ago, it provided a whole new opportunity for District residents to get out and explore the city beyond the barely-contained bubble of upper Northwest. Since then, the area has seen condo after condo (after condo) be built. And with that a swath of eateries have cropped up that far exceed the beer-and-burger places that a typical baseball stadium might engender (though there’s plenty of that to be found as well). Not unlike its Northeast counterpart, Union Market, the ever-evolving …

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At Baba, next-gen cocktails and lots of personality

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

FIRST BITE | The new bar beneath Ambar in Clarendon expands tastes beyond the Balkans.

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Stable Brings Real Swiss Food and Raclette Tables to H Street

Source: Washingtonian Food

Swiss food in DC almost always involves a token dish—fondue or raclette—on a menu that has nothing else to do with Switzerland. Chefs David Fritsche and Silvan Kraemer aim to change that trend with Stable, which opens on H Street NE on April 4. The longtime friends and business partners, both natives of the German-speaking part […]

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Maryland brewers unite against bill that could allow more sales but limit taproom hours

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Brewers packed a Maryland Senate hearing room to hear debate on a bill with far-reaching consequences for the industry.

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After ‘classy’ N.C. restaurant bans kids, critics fume — and reservations surge

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Caruso’s, an Italian eatery in Mooresville, N.C., describes itself as “traditional, classy, intimate.”

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These 5 DC Restaurants Are Owned by Pro Athletes

Source: Washingtonian Food

Earlier this year, sportscaster Tony Kornheiser announced on his podcast that he—along with a group including former University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams and broadcaster Maury Povich—was taking ownership of Chads, a bar and restaurant in Friendship Heights. A financial adviser, Kornheiser said, had warned him it was a potentially life-ruining investment, along the […]

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Your happy hour to-do list: Get limes. Make one of these drinks.

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

5 refreshing beverages to mix up, from our Recipe Finder.

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