Tag Archive for Restaurants

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at These DC-Area Restaurants

Source: Washingtonian Food

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall on the early side this year, with the first of the Jewish High Holidays beginning next Wednesday, September 20th at sundown. Several DC-area restaurants are serving their renditions of matzoh ball soup, beef brisket, kugel, and other classics to ring in the Jewish New Year. For catering and carryout […]

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Succotash Isn’t Cooking the Southern Food of Paula Deen

Source: Washingtonian Food

Succotash looks like a genteel Southern restaurant. Chef Edward Lee’s new Penn Quarter venture is housed in the former Equitable Bank Building, which was recently restored with help from the DC Preservation League to maintain the space’s early 20th-century Greek Revivalist architecture. The romantic maze of white marble and columns features flickering gas lanterns and […]

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Why the Opening of Nobu DC Doesn’t Matter

Source: Washingtonian Food

International sushi magnet Nobu opens its first-ever location in DC today. The debut of the luxury chain is being heralded by some as another accomplishment for Washington as a restaurant town—a status symbol that we’ve made it. “Its arrival in the District signals the city’s growing reputation as a food city,” notes the Washington Business Journal. […]

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This everything-bagel-spice pizza is the cure for your boring brunch routine

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Chefs come up with the darnedest things. While sitting in the Alta Strada office with a colleague, chef de cuisine Sarah Ravitz polled the room, “What would you want for breakfast if we could have anything?” The answer: everything-bagel-spice pizza, naturally. Available only at weekend brunch, the dish hit the menu at the beginning of […]

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Celebrity Japanese Restaurant Nobu Opens Its First DC Location On Tuesday

Source: Washingtonian Food

After nearly two years and a $10 million buildout—one of the most expensive for a Washington restaurant—Nobu is ready for its DC debut. The luxe Japanese chain, known for its celebrity following and high-profile founders chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert DeNiro, opens in the tony 2501 M Residences on Tuesday. The West End location is Nobu’s […]

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The Kardashians’ favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, is set to open in D.C. Expect sushi with a side of paparazzi.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For the past two years, the D.C. food scene has been abuzz with news that Nobu is coming, Nobu is coming. Well, Nobu is here. Finally. Friday at 10 a.m., the West End outpost (2525 M St. NW) of the acclaimed international chain will begin taking reservations for a Sept. 12 opening. This marks the 38th location […]

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Wawa Opens Its First DC Store in December, With Georgetown and Chinatown Locations Next

Source: Washingtonian Food

Philadelphia-based convenience store chain Wawa broke ground on its first DC location today at 1111 19th Street, Northwest, marking the start of a major expansion in the Washington area that could eventually bring as many as 50 locations. The flagship near Dupont Circle will be Wawa’s largest shop to date at 9,200-square feet, with an […]

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The month of August in restaurant openings and closings

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

In August, the Washington area got duplicate locations of old favorites, plus a few new concepts. Here’s a rundown of the noteworthy developments. Openings Buredo: Now you can get your burrito-size sushi roll fix at the Wildwood Shopping Center. 10219 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. District Winery: This D.C. outpost of Brooklyn Winery pours 20 wines produced at […]

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This tiny ice cream shop is an Instagram-lover’s dream

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The doughnut sandwich is one of the most popular offerings at Munch — and for good reason. The tiny ice-cream stand inside the Block, a must-visit food hall in Annandale, makes the gorgeous dessert by slicing pillowy doughnuts and loading them with Willy Wonka-worthy ice cream flavors like matcha Oreo, Vietnamese coffee and ube, a purple yam popular in Filipino […]

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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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This brunch dish is having a moment in Washington. Here’s where to try it.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For those of you who crave something for breakfast that goes beyond the bacon and eggs, fear not: Shakshuka is popping up on menus across D.C. Though there are countless variations of the one-pan meal, the common components include tomato sauce, peppers and eggs, which all get baked together until the egg whites firm up, and the yolk remains […]

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5 New Brunches and Breakfasts to Try Now

Source: Washingtonian Food

Anxo Cidery & Tasting Room 711 Kennedy St., NW  The new Brightwood Park location of this local cider house launches brunch this weekend, centered around fresh breads and bagels specially made for Anxo by Rockville’s Bakery de France. The lineup includes bagel sandwiches, sourdough avocado toast with roasted peppers and chive oil, and a roast […]

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Behold the bagel doughnut, made with cream cheese, lox and everything spice

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Reading the menu at B. Doughnut’s new Union Market stall, you may think two pages of a cookbook accidentally got stuck together. Bagel doughnuts? That can’t be right. In reality, the fusion is very deliberate. Brian Chanthapanya and his wife, Pin, spend up to 12 hours meticulously preparing the dough for these and other more […]

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Chefs Scott Drewno and Danny Lee Open Their Hotly-Anticipated Chinese-Korean Restaurant

Source: Washingtonian Food

One of the most exciting openings of the summer is—yes, really—fast-casual. Of course this isn’t just any restaurant serving food on metal trays. Chiko, which debuts tonight on Barracks Row, brings together a mix of Chinese and Korean flavors from three esteemed industry vets: Mandu chef Danny Lee, former The Source chef Scott Drewno, and Matchbox co-founder Drew Kim. The team formed their hospitality group, the Fried […]

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The tacos at Spike Mendelsohn’s new Santa Rosa Taqueria are big, bold and saucy

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

“Top Chef” alum Spike Mendelsohn has a stake in burgers (Good Stuff Eatery), pizza (We, the Pizza) and clandestine cocktails (the Sheppard, a speakeasy). Last week, he added tacos to the list. Santa Rosa Taqueria is the chef’s latest concept, serving casual Mexican food in the Capitol Hill space formerly occupied by Bearnaise, a defunct […]

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