Archive for August 31, 2017

Red Apron Burger Bar to close in Dupont Circle and resurface at EatBar for delivery and dine-in

Source: Washington Post Food Section

The owners hope to expand the audience for their hamburgers prepared with beef sourced exclusively from Virginia cattle.

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Steamed and Spicy Stuff Piques Tom Sietsema’s Interest at Q by Peter Chang

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Source: Eater DC

What the critics are saying this week | Q by Peter Chang | Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema crowns seasoned restaurateur Peter Chang’s new Chinese restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland with 2.5 stars (“good/excellent”). One of the “many fresh ideas” being served in the expansive dining room is the beautifully presented jade tofu bolstered by scallion puree and prawn. Sietsema also gives a shout out to a globe-shaped scallion bubble pancake, a crowd favorite that releases a cloud of steam when pierced with a chopstick. Another highlight is the foil-tipped cumin lamb chops, stir-fried in a wok; he warns diners to …

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What to cook for your Labor Day festivities

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Tasty tips for appetizers, mains, sides, desserts and yep, drinks.

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Here’s how to make delicious muffins that are actually good for you

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

NOURISH | The secrets include zucchini, oats and dates, with very little sugar

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Dandelion greens are sprouting on menus like, well, weeds

Source: Washington Post Food

FOOD TRENDS | Chefs appreciate their bitter bite.

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Eater’s Labor Day Brunch Guide

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Source: Eater DC

Here’s who’s serving brunch this Monday | Summer’s farewell weekend is right around the corner and many people have the luxury of extending the celebrations through Monday. For those lucky folks, restaurants are offering a rare weekday brunch on September 4. After all, a long weekend just wouldn’t be complete without mimosas on a Monday.

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Arlington’s Brickhaus Plans Labor Day Debut, But No Beer Garden Yet

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Source: Eater DC

Its 24 taps are scheduled to begin flowing on Monday | Languishing local beer garden Brickhaus is ready to begin welcoming brew lovers on Monday, September 4, but customers will have to wait a little longer to hoist pints aloft outdoors. Its 60-seat interior spans two levels, while 32 seats outdoors are expected to open up in October once the permitting process is complete — just in time for Oktoberfest. Owner Tony Wagner, who owns wine bar Twisted Vines across the street, describes Brickhaus’ overall look at 2900 Columbia Pike as “neo-industrial.” “As the oldest building on Columbia Pike, we wanted …

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DC Best Labor Day Weekend Bets 2017

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Party on. Read on.

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Where to Find Labor Day Brunch Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

These DC-area restaurants are dishing up their usual weekend brunch offerings on Labor Day Monday—which means an extra day for Benedicts, pancakes, and free-flowing brunch cocktails. Ambar DC 523 8th St., SW Head to this Capitol Hill Balkan spot for all-you-can-eat mezze, salads, sandwiches, egg dishes, and pastries ($39 per person). If the whole table […]

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Survey the City From Chinatown’s New Rooftop Bar

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Source: Eater DC

Get a good look at Crimson View this Friday | As the name implies, one of the major draws at Chinatown’s lofty new Crimson View is the panoramic outlook of the nation’s capital. The rooftop bar, which is scheduled to open Friday, is the second of a trio of establishments that nightlife vets Eric and Ian Hilton have put together for the new Pod DC hotel. Crimson Diner, which debuted earlier this summer, provides all-day breakfast and boozy shakes on the ground floor. Subterranean drinking den Crimson Whiskey Bar is tentatively scheduled to debut the week of September 18. While …

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14 things to do in the D.C. area on Labor Day weekend

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Friday, Sept. 1 Truckeroo at the Bullpen: Look, we all know you’re sneaking out of work early on Labor Day weekend. Get your friends together and make a combination happy hour and early dinner at the Bullpen, where 13 food trucks, including Red Hook Lobster Pound, Feelin’ Crabby and Swizzler are setting up. Purchase beers […]

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Taste Test: Beer Cocktails @ District Distilling Co.

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

A match made in heaven

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5 Restaurant Industry Jobs You Never Knew Existed

Source: Washingtonian

Lysa Senich, Uniform Stylist Works with: Kinship/Métier. The gig: Senich, a Nordstrom personal stylist, creates server wardrobes. The challenge: At Kinship and Métier, “it needs to be clean and elegant because that’s the way the food is, but also functional—and washable.” Larry Weaver, Coffee Director Works with: Maketto, Thip Khao, and Hummingbird. The gig: The Coronation Coffee owner creates […]

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Gourmet chicken at fast-casual prices

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

$20 DINER | Two college friends hit the bull’s eye with Farmbird, their debut restaurant on H Street

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This Adorable Taco and Coffee Counter Inside a Bike Shop Is the Most Brooklyn Thing to Happen in Brookland

Source: Washingtonian Food

Little Red Fox owners Matt and Jena Carr are kind of obsessed with tacos and burritos. Tortilla-wrapped foods are a regular part of their home diet, and breakfast burritos are a customer favorite at their Upper Northwest market and cafe. They also bottle and sell their own hot sauce. So when the manager of the […]

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