Tag Archive for Restaurants

The Build-Your-Own-Bowl Trend Is Seriously Out Of Control

Source: Washingtonian Food

There are literally thousands—tens of thousands!—of possible ingredient combinations at Poke Papa, the new poke shop in Penn Quarter. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say not all of the combinations are good. Not all them are even poke (traditionally a raw fish dish). But this is not about poke, really. (Although […]

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The closure of Restaurant Nora, a trailblazer in natural cuisine, will reduce the number of certified organic restaurants by 14 percent.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Nora Pouillon still holds out hope that someone will buy her building, her business and its name to continue her legacy of running the nation’s first certified organic restaurant. But she’s decided to retire from the hospitality business whether or not she first sells the entire package for a cool $7 million. The last dinner […]

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Tax Day Food and Drink Specials Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

If your wallet is feeling light come Tax Day (April 18th), visit these bars and restaurants for all-day happy hours, deals, and freebies. BLT Steak 1625 I St., NW This downtown steakhouse is offering 50% off all alcoholic beverages all day long, including cocktails, craft beers, and wines by the bottle and glass. Centrolina 974 […]

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The chefs behind the best vegan food in the country are opening a restaurant in D.C.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The chefs of Philadelphia’s much-lauded vegan restaurant, Vedge, are officially coming to Washington. Husband and wife team Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby are behind the most well-known meatless restaurant in the country and have a half-dozen James Beard Award semifinalist and nominee nods to their names. For years, they’ve talked about opening up shop in the nation’s capital. […]

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Restaurants Celebrating Passover Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Passover begins on Monday, April 10, and a variety of restaurants around DC are celebrating with special dishes, tasting menus, and all the matzo ball soup you can eat. Equinox Restaurant 818 Connecticut Ave., NW Chef Todd and Ellen Gray, authors of The New Jewish Table, host a Passover celebration beginning at 6:30. Haggadahs are […]

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Where to have Passover meals in restaurants around Washington

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The Jewish holiday of Passover is one of tradition and meals known as Seders. Don’t want to cook at home? There are plenty of area restaurants where you can attend a Seder or at least partake in a Seder-inspired meal. Just keep in mind that restaurants aren’t likely to be kosher, let alone kosher for […]

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This $26 sandwich — literally ham, butter and bread — says everything about D.C. dining

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

There is a ham sandwich served at Mirabelle, a new restaurant near the White House, and it costs $26. The sandwich, more precisely, is a “jambon beurre,” a classic French preparation that combines ham with butter on a baguette. In Paris, it’s the ultimate grab-and-go food, the kind of thing that makes for a cheap and fast […]

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Try Street Noodles, Whole Peruvian Chickens at the Revamped Del Campo

Source: Washingtonian Food

Del Campo looks different these days, and it’s not just the absence of white tablecloths in the dining room. Chef Victor Albisu’s South American grill is marking its fourth anniversary with a new menu and revamped interior. Diners looking for that steakhouse experience can still order a pricey hunk of meat, but Albisu has shifted the […]

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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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Chef Raphael Francois Earned Michelin Stars in London. Now He’s Taking on DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Le DeSales isn’t your average neighborhood bistro. The modern-French restaurant, which opens downtown today, stars French-Belgian chef Raphael Francois, who earned two Michelin stars at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught hotel in London. More recently, he spent two years as the executive chef at New York’s fabled Le Cirque. (Side note: he was once named one of New […]

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Feeling lucky? This food truck lets you spin a wheel for a 99-cent pizza.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The prize wheel isn’t one of those hand-cranked spinners with a clicker on top and a teeny-tiny sliver devoted to the only gift anyone would care to claim. No, this is an electronic iPad prize wheel, and half the slots will earn you a 99-cent pizza. There’s a caveat: You have to hand over your […]

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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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