Archive for July 27, 2017

Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen in Petworth Is Closing

Source: Washingtonian Food

Five years after bringing gourmet sandwiches and hand-crafted charcuterie to Petworth, Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen will close on July 31. Owners Carolina and Jason Story will also cease selling at local farmers markets. Carolina’s father owned the building that housed the deli. But after a heart collapse and transplant, and with an eye toward retirement, the […]

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One and done: New York restaurant limits parents dining with kids to a single drink

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

The owners say they want to keep children dining with their parents safe on the drive home.

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Ballston’s Getting Turkish Pizza and Sangria Slushies Next Month

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Source: Eater DC

Mediterranean-themed Stageplate Bistro plans to open this August | Barring any last-minute delays, catering vets Mary Marchetti and Nelson Gonzalez are just days away from injecting Turkish street food and wine slushies into Arlington’s dining scene. ARLnow reports that the hospitality professionals, who shut down predecessor Backstage Bistro Cafe in Sterling, Virginia last fall in order to migrate eastward, expect to slowly roll out their latest dining venture beginning Monday, August 7. The roughly nine-month transition has produced a new restaurant (900 N. Glebe Road) that can accommodate around 200 patrons, featuring seating for 125 in the main dining area, space …

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Dessert recipes that make the most of summer’s stone fruit bounty

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Sweet ideas for using up peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums.

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24 Restaurants Worth a Day Trip Beyond D.C.

Source: Eater DC

Dining destinations recommended by local chefs | Earlier this year DMV chefs dished about the restaurants they race off to around town when in need of a restorative meal. This time around, local tastemakers share the list of places they’ll venture to outside the area for unforgettable dining experiences. The wildly diverse destinations — from frozen custard stands to Michelin-starred restaurants — are all within a four-hour drive of the nation’s capital. Many are located in surrounding areas (think: Richmond, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland) that intrepid diners already flock to on a regular basis.

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Summer Squash Blossom Guide

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Time is running out! Get out there and stuff your face with some squash blossoms.

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Himitsu Lands on Best New Restaurants in America List 2017

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Source: Eater DC

“The dishes spin into a fantasia on Asian themes” | Petworth newcomer Himitsu is the only D.C. establishment included among the 12 best new restaurants Eater restaurant editor and roving critic Bill Addison was most struck by while dining across America. His impression of the free-form kitchen and 24-seat spot unveiled last fall by co-owners Carlie Steiner and Kevin Tien: “The menu is certainly a daily-changing moving target, and it does kick off with 10 or so options for nigiri and sashimi, reflecting the most sterling seafood that Tien, who runs the kitchen, can find … In the tradition of indie …

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Trends come and go. But these dishes have been served in D.C. for as long as 82 years.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Chicken skin ice cream. Drinking vinegars. Bagel doughnuts. It seems everywhere you look there’s a wacky new food vying for your attention. On the other end of that spectrum are tried-and-true dishes that have stood the test of time. Take, for example, the following culinary stalwarts. These oldies but still goodies have been served in […]

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The Week In Outside

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

It’s not so hot this week.

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Tom Sietsema: At the Riggsby, playfulness — including a ‘pot brownie’ — joins the supper-club vibe

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

2 stars | New chefs rewrite much of the menu, adding a stellar, messy burger and a punny take on dessert.

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Taste Test: The Smith’s Breakfast

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

We ate the avocado toast so we’re bad Millennials that don’t care about our futures

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Whole Foods has high standards for produce. So why does it let coffee get stale?

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Beans sometimes stay on shelves long past their best-by dates, leading some in the trade to question the chain’s commitment to freshness.

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Braised Meats and Rum Drinks Are Headed to Bethesda

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Source: Eater DC

New Tacoarepa focuses on tropical beverages and street food | Eater previously reported on the impending arrival of Latin American mash-up Tacoarepa. Today chef and co-founder Alonso Roche shares additional details about the Caribbean-themed food and drinks he’s building into the menu. “It’s all about going back to childhood,” Roche says, citing the sailing trips his father used to take him on through the islands as inspiration for the new quick-service eatery. The focus will be on braised meats; Roche lists Cuban-style pork with mojo, traditional Venezuelan shredded beef, curry-coconut chicken, and stewed mahi mahi as leading contenders. Potential sides …

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Recipes for easy, grab-and-go breakfasts

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Make a batch of muffins or mango parfaits and you’ll have a week’s worth of morning bites.

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Peek Inside the Sibling British Pub and All-Day Diner Coming to H Street

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Source: Eater DC

The $2.5 million restaurants are years in the making | After years of planning, first-time restaurateurs Lawrence and Justin Harbin expect to open the twin eateries still taking shape in the Atlas District — a ground-floor beer den with a 24-hour diner up above — this coming fall. The first-floor English-style pub, now under construction behind a facade of modern garage doors and sleek woods, will be dubbed Spile & Spigot Tap House. Above it is the 160-seat Blue Diner, which lives up to its name with walls already sporting a bright cerulean paint job as well as complementary …

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