Tag Archive for Washington DC Food News

Essential Dishes; Ian Fletcher IN at The Fainting Goat

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, a new festival

IVY CITY—Expect a big new arts and bluegrass festival this summer in D.C. DixieFest, from the Mason Dixie biscuit folks, will take place in August with food, bands, a dog-friendly atmosphere and more. Additional info here. [EaterWire]

U STREET— Ian Fletcher is the new beverage director at The Fainting Goat. He’s putting together a bunch of new additions to their cocktail program, including Aperol ice cubes, matcha punch, gazpacho cocktails and more. [EaterWire]

THE CRITICS— It’s time for The Washington Post’s annual rundown of essential Washington dishes. There are some good ones on here, …

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Tracking the Opening of Colada Shop, Coming to D.C. and Virginia

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Source: Eater DC

An ambitious Cuban cafe comes to the Washington area

Barmini and ThinkFoodGroup veteran Juan Coronado and food and beverage consultant Daniella Senior are teaming up to open up a Cuban cafe in D.C. — and that’s just the beginning. The partners are working to open two locations of Colada Shop this summer (the second will be in Virginia), with further plans to expand the brand and to open additional projects together. Colada Shop, a labor of love that has been several years in the making, will be an ode to ventanitas, the Cuban cafes largely found in Miami. The D.C. location …

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Drink Moscow Mules with Local Vodka at The Ivy Room

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Source: Eater DC

The tasting room within Republic Restoratives’ distillery officially debuts tonight

Ivy City’s newest cocktail bar is located within one of its new distilleries. The Ivy Room, which officially opens to the public tonight, is a collaboration between Republic Restorative Distillery founders Rachel Gardener and Pia Carusone, as well as Vinoda Basnayake (David Strauss heads up the bar program). The venue will feature cocktails all made with Civic Vodka, the in-house spirit for the distillery. The space, located within the 7,000 square foot distillery), is about 800 square feet in size. They’re serving up drinks like Moscow Mules (with in-house ginger …

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17 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of June 10-12

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

There’s a ton going on in the city this weekend, with an influx of Capital Pride-related parties and events in addition to the typical beer festivals, baseball games and concerts. So here are this weekend’s best bets in nightlife, festivals, museums, music and much more around the Washington area. Eat all 40: Washington’s essential dishes Summer, you say? Try …

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Tom Sietsema Says Whaley’s Is Like a Day at the Beach

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, reviews of Straw Stick & Brick, Kyirisan, Pi Pizzeria, Suma Restaurant, and Social Restaurant & Oyster Bar

The biggest story of the week was of course Tom Sietsema’s brutal zero star review of the ever-popular Founding Farmers. In contrast, he really likes Whaley’s, the new raw bar in Navy Yard from the team behind DGS Delicatessen. In his First Bite column in the Washington Post, he writes &hellup;

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How a restaurant gets zero stars

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

The Post’s food critic Tom Sietsema granted Founding Farmers, a D.C.-favorite restaurant, zero stars in a recent review. Here’s why.

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Why 30-year-olds are smashing cake into their faces. Yes, just like babies.

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

In a social-media performance, they’re hiring photographers to capture the last hurrah of their youth.

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The key ingredient to refining Spanish rice

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

PLATE LAB | Red pepper broth adds depth to this side dish.

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Three sure-fire ways to avoid #smoothiefail

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

NOURISH | And a recipe for a blueberry banana one that comes up aces.

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Beer Festival, The Rammys, and More Weekend Food Events

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Source: Eater DC

What to do this weekend

1) Americana Beerfest | What: More than 160 craft beers will be available at this event, with homebrew demos, workshops, live music, and more. Info here. | Where: Morven Park, Leesburg, Va. | When: Saturday at 2 p.m.

2) The Rammys | What: The best of D.C. restaurants gets celebrated at this annual awards event and gala (general admission sold out). | Where: Walter E Washington Convention Center | When: Sunday at 5 p.m.

3) Capital Pride | What: The parade for Pride is this weekend, but there are several restaurants celebrating in their own way with specials and events, including …

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Coming Soon to Rosslyn: Quinn’s on the Corner

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Source: ARLnow

A new neighborhood bar and restaurant is coming to Rosslyn. “Quinn’s on the Corner” is billing itself as “a perfect destination for amazing food and drink in a cool neighborhood setting.” It will be located on the ground floor of the 1776 Wilson Blvd office building, at the corner of Wilson and N. Quinn Street. There’s no word on an opening date yet. Restaurateur Reese Gardner, who’s also behind Copperwood Tavern and the forthcoming Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Shirlington, said lease negotiations are not yet finalized. Quinn’s will feature an outdoor patio, Irish and Belgian beers on draft and, for college …

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The 40 most essential D.C. restaurant dishes of 2016

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

What was the single most memorable dish you ate in the past year? That’s the question we put to a broad survey of the Washington area’s chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, food writers and other culinary cognoscenti in compiling our fifth annual list of the most essential eats in and around the nation’s capital. Because the food …

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D.C.’s Essential Ice Cream Shops

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Source: Eater DC

Keep it icy cool this summer

It’s getting hot, which means that it’s even more important to know where to get frozen treats to beat the heat. In the last several years, new artisanal ice cream shops have opened to shake up the scoops from chains like Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin Robbins, and Haägen-Dazs. The newest crop of ice cream shops has plenty of options to satisfy those who prefer plain vanilla and those who literally like things a little spicy. Want to try something boozy? There are plenty of ice creams and sorbets made with bourbon, gin, and Kahlua …

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Founding Farmers Responds to Zero-Star Review, Plus More Intel

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Source: Eater DC

Mini news bites for the morning

Biting back

Founding Farmers has published a response to Tom Sietsema’s tough zero star review of the restaurant, which made headlines yesterday (it’s only the second in the critic’s history to reflect that rating). The restaurant thanked its supporters, and wrote on Facebook: ” Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. We’re proudly owned by American Family Farmers, and we work hard to deliver quality, affordable, delicious food and drink to every guest that joins us. From our first day, eight years ago, we’ve learned a lot, continuously strive for improvement each day, and …

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8 recipes for Ramadan

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Sweet and savory options for pre-dawn and sundown meals.

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