Tag Archive for Restaurants

Frank Ruta was a White House chef. At this new restaurant, he’s aiming for Michelin stars.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

As part of their research for Mirabelle, the forthcoming French-American destination near the White House, chef Frank Ruta and pastry chef Aggie Chin dined at as many Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris as they could fit into their schedule. As they described it, their two-week trip sounded as much like a statement of purpose as an investigation […]

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A handful of Washington chefs and restaurants are finalists in the James Beard Awards

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for its coveted restaurant and chef awards, and the Washington area has plenty to be proud of. On the national level, Aaron Silverman’s prix fixe Pineapple and Pearls is among the finalists for Best New Restaurant. Amy Brandwein of Centrolina and Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint were nominated in […]

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The new H Street Whole Foods wants to be your neighborhood pub

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

If anything encapsulates how much H Street NE has changed in recent years, it’s the 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods replacing the dilapidated Murry’s supermarket. This Whole Foods, opening Wednesday at the corner of Sixth and H streets, is the chain’s first new location in Washington since 2011. More so than any other location in the District, the H Street shop […]

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Where to find snow day food and drink specials

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

At least in some areas, today’s winter storm didn’t turn out to be as big as expected. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t food and drink specials for those who want to go out. (Don’t forget it’s also Pi Day, so there’s even more going on.) Here’s a sampling, which we’ll update as we hear more. […]

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Snow Day Food and Drink Specials Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

The federal government remains open through the sleet and snow (with a three hour delay), but you’ll still find plenty of restaurant and bar specials. We’ll update the list throughout the day; email Kayla Randall, Krandall@washingtonian.com Joselito Casa de Comidas 660 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Early happy hour alert: Capitol Hill’s Spanish cafe starts their “Hemingway […]

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This restaurant serves modern Ethiopian food that you don’t eat with your hands

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

When it first opened in 2004, Etete was considered a pioneer among Washington’s Ethiopian restaurants, offering a colorful, bistro-style atmosphere for the East African finger food that historically had been served in more utilitarian spaces. Etete hopes that history repeats itself starting Monday, when the rejuvenated Shaw restaurant officially reopens to the public. After a […]

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Why Chipotle’s Southeast Asian chain couldn’t make it work

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

All 15 locations of ShopHouse, the Southeast Asian fast-casual restaurant owned by Chipotle, will close on March 17. The closings, first reported by Nation’s Restaurant News on Thursday, left fans distraught. But it was easy to see the move coming after Chipotle announced in October that it was halting investments in the brand. Instead, the burrito giant’s spinoff aspirations will focus on two […]

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6 new brunches to try around Washington

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Weekend brunch is one of Washington’s favorite pastimes. There’s the plethora of carby options, for one thing: Pancakes! French toast! Waffles! Biscuits! And daytime drinking is totally acceptable. Plus, this is a meal designed for hanging out with friends. Here are some new options around town. Alta Strada: The Mosaic District location of Michael Schlow’s […]

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Food Delivery Robots Officially Roll Out In DC Today

Source: Washingtonian Food

The first fleet of delivery robots officially rolls out in DC today after two weeks of testing. Starship Technologies teamed up with San Francisco-based delivery company Postmates for the launch, the first in the US. Initially a group of around 20 bots will make short deliveries—mostly under a mile—in the Georgetown and 14th Street corridor, […]

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Where to find food and drink specials for International Women’s Day

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Wednesday is International Women’s Day, which coincides with the “A Day Without a Woman” protest, similar to last month’s “A Day Without Immigrants.” Several restaurants and bars around the region are offerings specials to mark the day. Here’s a sampling, which we’ll update as we hear more. Buffalo & Bergen: Sangria on tap all day for $5, […]

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DC Restaurants Join “A Day Without A Woman” Strike

Source: Washingtonian Food

International Women’s Day is Wednesday, March 8. The annual celebration takes on a new meaning this year with a nationwide strike dubbed A Day Without A Woman from the organizers behind the Women’s March on Washington. Unlike the recent Day Without Immigrants, which seemed to rise suddenly and spread quickly through word-of-mouth, A Day Without A Woman […]

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11 restaurants around Washington to try right now

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

There’s an uncertainty that comes with trying a restaurant for the first time, especially if the place is new. No need to fret about these spots, though — they’ve all been recently visited by Post staffers, who have given them the seal of approval. The Smith There’s something for everyone at this (loud) dining room near […]

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Why it matters that Danny Meyer is bringing Union Square Cafe to Washington

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

To many Americans, Danny Meyer is the Shake Shack guy. But long before Meyer introduced his upmarket burger and custard chain, which started as a humble hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, there was Union Square Cafe. In 1985, at the age of 27, Meyer opened the contemporary American restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. It proved to […]

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The month of February in restaurant openings and closings

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The ever-fluid Washington-area dining scene continued its flurry of activity in February. Here are the month’s restaurant openings and closings. Openings Alta Strada: Michael Schlow’s Italian restaurant in City Vista is joined by a new sibling in Fairfax’s Mosaic District. 2911 District Ave., #150, Fairfax. Boulangerie Christophe: The bakery and restaurant in Georgetown takes its inspiration from southern […]

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The Sushi Capitol Team Will Soon Open a Shaw Market and Tasting Menu Restaurant

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Source: Washingtonian Food

The owners of Sushi Capitol and Sushi Ogawa aren’t sticking to traditional Japanese fare at their forthcoming Shaw restaurant. In fact, you may not even find sushi on the menu at Mirai, which translates to “future” in Japanese. Like Seasonal Pantry, which previously inhabited the space, Mirai will operate as a daytime market with a handful of […]

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