Going Out Guide: Restaurants


Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013

D.C.’s food truck fleet lines up for its first inauguration

President Obama’s second-term inauguration also marks the official anniversary of the modern food-truck movement in the District.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  food trucks, inauguration

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Logan Cox to leave Ripple in Cleveland Park

Cox, 32, plans to travel to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska with his girlfriend before looking for a restaurant gig in Seattle.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Kaz Okochi may be suffering from ‘sushi elbow’

The chef behind Kaz Sushi Bistro thinks years of shaping rice may be responsible for his tendonitis.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Hey, there’s a baby in this cake: Celebrating the Epiphany with rosca de reyes

In Spanish and Latin American tradition, baby figurines are baked into a cake on the feast of the Epiphany.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 12/31/2012

The clock is ticking for New Year’s Eve

Still figuring out New Year’s Eve plans? Read guide to last-minute parties and New Year’s Day brunch.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:48 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Update: Where to have brunch on New Year’s Day

Here are a few brunch options good enough to get you out of bed on Jan. 1, 2013.

By Justin Rude and Alex Baldinger  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Cold and tired? Warm your bones beside the fire at these D.C. area bars and restaurants

With snow on the way and temperatures falling, it’s the perfect time to warm up at a cozy bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Where to eat on Christmas Day

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Poll: Which of Tom Sietsema’s 2012 restaurant picks is your favorite newcomer?

Check out the Washington Post food critic’s list and decide which of his picks is tops for 2012.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Best and worst of D.C.’s scene in 2012? Join the Gurus for Got Plans? and weigh in

Join the Got Plans? chat Thursday at 1 p.m. to weigh in on your favorites.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 12/19/2012

The Coffee Bar gives Shaw neighborhood a new destination for coffee and sweets

The new cafe at 12th and S Streets NW is now serving up coffee and pastries.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:19 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Taste Test: Before Astro Doughnuts pops up at Chinatown Coffee, we break down the flavors

Before the new shop hosts a pop-up at Chinatown Coffee, we tell you which ones are worth the calories.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  doughnuts

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Ted’s Bulletin on 14th will fry up doughnuts, and where to find D.C.’s best doughnuts now

But till then, we’ve got your guide to finding the best fried dough in town.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Mari Vanna brings babushka chic (and copious amounts of vodka) to Dupont Circle (PHOTOS)

The Russian restaurant chain will bring babushka chic to the District.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Astro Doughnuts enters internet fruit fray with grapefruit-glazed dunker

Maple-bacon, banana nut, gingerbread, creme brulee, peanut butter and jelly among other flavors available at Dec. 20-21 pop-up.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Minibar by Jose Andres 2.0: Bigger, not better

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Video: Behind the scenes at Range with Bryan Voltaggio

The construction paper has come off the windows at chef Bryan Voltaggio’s Range, which held a walk-through and tasting at the Chevy Chase Pavilion on Monday.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Taylor Charles Steak & Ice pushes the limits of cheesesteak shops

The guys behind Taylor Gourmet plan to take Taylor Charles Steak & Ice into some tasty and uncharted territory.

By Tim Carman  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Taylor Gourmet

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Readers chose the D.C. area’s best coffee shop. And the winner is ...

Shaw’s Blind Dog Cafe soaks up the love in last week’s reader poll.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:58 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Looking for a lavish end to 2012? CityZen to celebrate 8 years on New Year’s Eve

Why the hoopla for an eighth anniversary? “A-t-e and e-i-g-h-t should be celebrated in the food industry,” chef Eric Ziebold figues.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Galaxy Hut’s menu goes vegetarian (but don’t worry, the tater tots are safe)

The popular Arlington bar transforms its bar food into veggie/vegan fare.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/30/2012

What’s the best coffee shop in the D.C. area?

With lots of new options, the Going Out Guide is asking readers to vote for their new favorites.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Chef Eric Ripert bids adieu to Westend Bistro

“We’ve met all the goals. I’m very proud of what we’ve done” in the past five years.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Edan MacQuaid out at Local 16, new pizzeria on 14th Street NW falls short of funding

In a forthright post on Don Rockwell’s Jobs and Employment message board, the well-traveled pizzaiolo announced that he’s looking for new opportunities.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:19 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Smörgåsbordski! Say it a few times, then book at table at Domku on Dec. 20

The traditional julbord will include pickled herring, gravlax, roasts and other Nordic treats.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Hanoi House replaces Blackbyrd Warehouse on 14th Street NW

The latest project from the Hilton brothers: deliciously authentic Vietnamese food in a stylish setting.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Where to eat and drink on Black Friday

If you’ve got the day off or are leaving your empty office early, restaurants and bars offer special brunch menus and happy hours.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Update: Clinton-era favorite Kinkead’s to shutter in December

After a run of nearly 20 years, “the cafeteria of the Clinton Administration” and longtime No. 1 Zagat-rated restaurant in Washington is closing  Dec. 22.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Bryan Voltaggio talks about his soon-to-open Range in Chevy Chase

Diners can make reservations for a “pop-in” preview at the Friendship Heights restaurant as of 5 a.m. Friday.

By Alex Baldinger and Tim Carman  |  06:54 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/19/2012

So how’s the new Matchbox on 14th Street looking?

The popular pizzeria’s fourth D.C. area location opens Nov. 30 with seating for 250 and 25 beers on tap.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Free Black Friday Z-Burgers

If you’re one of the first 100 people through the door on Friday, a free burger is yours.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Introducing Ulysses Room, D.C.’s new multipurpose art space

A mural artist, photographer, fashion designer and blogger have opened a new space for creative events in Bloomingdale

By Maura Judkis  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 11/16/2012

This thing you should try: Majestic Bar & Grille’s duck-and-bacon burger

How had nobody thought to do this before?

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:33 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Room 11 grows, adding breakfast and a new chef

Intimate Columbia Heights hangout puts new emphasis on morning meal, coffee and bitter cocktails

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Where to get your Hostess Cupcake fix

Don’t panic! If Hostess folds, you’ll still be able to find Twinkies.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Planning any Turkey Day takeout? Order soon!

If you plan on outsourcing any of your holiday dishes, the deadlines for ordering are starting to close in.

By Justin Rude  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/15/2012

The D.C. area’s abbreviated restaurant names, in order of inscrutability

A running tally, in ascending order of inscrutability.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Matchbox on 14th Street to open Nov. 30

The latest addition to the matchboxfoodgroup’s portfolio will have a 25-foot bar and a dedicated to-go window.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Union Market now open five days a week

The market’s new hours are Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/09/2012

This is what Jose Andres’s newly-reopened Minibar looks like

Now with twice as many seats as its predecessor, Minibar is serving up microgastronomic curios like the ‘Pillow of PB&J’ and ‘Foie Bomb.’

By Justin Rude  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Bars and restaurants raise money for Sandy relief

Have dinner or a few beers while helping out the Red Cross and organizations on the ground in New York and New Jersey.

By Fritz Hahn and Justin Rude  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Where to find coffee, beer and WiFi

In the dark because of Sandy? These local hotspots have everything you need.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Inside Toki Underground with chef Erik Bruner-Yang

See how the hip, Fall Dining Guide-approved H Street NE ramen den prepares to satisfy hungry crowds.

By Justin Rude  |  10:35 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Tom Sietsema’s next Fall Dining Guide could include a few of these coming-soon D.C. restaurants

After you peruse Tom Sietsema’s present day picks, consider that next year’s roundup could include a few of these soon-to-be newcomers.

By Justin Rude  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide by the numbers

Now that we have all had a chance to page through Tom’s 40 restaurant Fall Dining Guide, lets talk stats.

By Justin Rude  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  going-out-gurus, Restaurants, Restaurants

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Introducing Tom Sietsema’s 2012 Fall Dining Guide

The Washington Post food critic’s essential guide to the D.C. dining scene is here.

By Justin Rude  |  11:09 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Where to eat tonight: Satellite Room, Fuego, Union Market, Kangaroo Boxing Club and more

The first weeks of October have ushered a half-dozen new restaurants to D.C.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:41 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/12/2012

No, Jumbo Slice is not the 12th best pizza in the country

But a list compiled by food site The Daily Meal says it is!

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Lunch today: Doner Bistro

If you happen to be in the Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights area, do yourself a favor and check out Doner Bistro .

By Justin Rude  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Satellite Room offers late-night dining and “boozy shakes” behind the 9:30 Club

The newest venture from the Hilton brothers offers late-night burgers and tacos right next to the 9:30 Club.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Doner Bistro, Drafting Table soft opening today

here are two D.C. restaurant openings today that you should be aware of. Doner Bistro in Adams Morgan has cracked its doors and Drafting Table plans to open for business this evening.

By Justin Rude  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Ask Tom Sietsema: A good lead on authentic Korean cuisine

Post food critic Tom Sietsema’s weekly chat is always a must for restaurant recommendations, dining etiquette and news on the latest comings and goings in D.C. area kitchens. This week, it’s a reader who chimes in with one of the session’s most intriguing suggestions.

By Justin Rude  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Birch & Barley team bringing fried chicken, doughnuts and beer under one roof

Michael Babin’s Neighborhood Restaurant Group is planning to bring deep-fried goodness to Dupont Circle in November.

By Justin Rude  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/26/2012

How will you break the Yom Kippur fast?

Beyond the occasional stomach rumble, I’m already thinking about what insanely decadent food item I’m going to use to break the 25-hour fast, which ends at about 7:25 p.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Food in focus: A look inside Eamonn’s, Southern Hospitality and Bean & Bite

Photos of Tom Sietsema’s visit to the new location of Eamonn’s , Cathal Armstrong’s ode to the Irish chip shop with Todd Thrasher’s cocktail bar located inside it.

By Justin Rude  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Oktoberfest is underway: Here’s where to party

Live polka music, pig roasts and beer tastings are all in our guide to our favorite German holiday.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Wait, what? Do Bayou Bakery and Zaytinya really have two of the best sandwiches in the country?

Last week, Food and Wine Magazine published a gallery of the twenty best sandwiches in the country. When I finally got around to looking at it yesterday, I was surprised to find two local establishments represented.

By Justin Rude  |  01:14 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/20/2012

D.C. VegFest sprouts up in Yards Park on Saturday

The growing nutrition and food fest moves to the Yards Park

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Ask Tom Sietsema: D.C.’s best paella

Post food critic Tom Sietsema held down his weekly chat yesterday. Among the topics he tackled: who is currently serving the best paella in the city.

By Justin Rude  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Pleasant Pops opens in Adams Morgan

What started as a food truck selling popsicles has transformed into a brick-and-mortar store and cafe.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Turkish coffee, on the house today in D.C.

A mobile coffee station might be headed your way.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Best restaurants for business travelers

Tom Sietsema offers suggestions for places for power breakfasts, celebrating closing a deal, having a quiet meeting and more.

By Sarah Halzack  |  09:33 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Make a date at one of these hot new restaurants

PHOTOS | Going Out Gurus looks at some of the year’s biggest local restaurant openings.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:28 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Restaurants

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2012

The next role for Jose Andres: culinary advisor for “Hannibal,” a future NBC series

The celebrity chef-about-town was chosen to help illustrate the culinary sophisticate side of the fictional cannabilistic psychiatrist’s personality for a forthcoming TV show.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Angelika Film Center and Cafe bringing indie and foreign films to Fairfax on Sept. 21

The eight-screen Angelika Film Center and Cafe opens Sept. 21 in the new Mosaic retail, restaurant and residential development.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Trademark bringing classic American comforts and inventive cocktails to Alexandria

The restaurant will feature a menu of classic American comforts and inventive cocktails in the Carlyle Community complex south of Old Town.

By Justin Rude  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Tacopocalypse hits the District

Four taquerias have opened in D.C. since April, and more arrive this fall. Try these spots for authentic flavors.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Justin Rude  |  11:50 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Earl’s Sandwich opens new location in Ballston tomorrow

Courthouse sandwich favorite Earl’s will open it’s second location at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the recently closed BRGR Shack space.

By Justin Rude  |  11:50 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Food in focus: The Brixton, Cusbah and Medi Mediterranean

Peek inside recently reviewed restaurants.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Who tosses the D.C. area’s best buffalo wings?

We want your help putting together a long-overdue guide to the best wings in town.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Ask Tom: Birthday dinner on a budget?

An excerpt from Tom Sietsema’s Ask Tom chat.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Firefly to close in September for renovation

The Dupont Circle restaurant will close from Sept. 10-29 for a full bar and dining room makeover.

By Justin Rude  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Drafting Table coming to former ACKC space on 14th Street in September

The owner of Red Velvet, TangySweet and Rabbit envisions a low-key pub with comfort food, classic cocktails, backpacker beers and English Premier League soccer.

By Justin Rude  |  11:29 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Food in Focus: Photos of Mike Isabella’s Bandolero, the new Izakaya Seki and Mad Fox Brewing Company

We shoot lots of photos but can’t use all of them in print. We save the leftovers for Food in Focus. This week, shots of Bandolero, Izakaya Seki, Nice ‘n’ Greasy Steak ‘n’ Cheesy and Mad Fox Brewing Company.

By Justin Rude  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 08/22/2012

How many BGR cheeseburger sliders can you eat in 10 minutes?

Enter the National Cheeseburger Slider Eating Championships on Sept. 18 and find out!

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:24 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Bean & Bite opens on 15th Street NW

After delaying its original June opening date, the eatery finally welcomed its first customers Tuesday at noon.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/21/2012

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dined at Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan

POTUS and FLOTUS stopped in at Cedric Maupillier’s Adams Morgan bistro for dinner on Monday.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Food in focus: Photos of Mayfair & Pine, Bryan Voltaggio’s latest and Rasika West End

August has still been a busy month of noteworthy restaurant openings. Take a look at what’s new.

By Justin Rude  |  03:02 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Restaurants get a redesign in Going Out Guide

We’ve added restaurant menus and added larger photos and maps to help you check out the scene before you go.

By Going Out Guide  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Restaurants

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/16/2012

County-fair food closer to home? You can bet your fried Twinkie

Local restaurants are serving fried Twinkies, funnel cake and cotton candy with a few special tweaks.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Justin Rude  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Restaurants

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Ask Tom Sietsema: That time there were rodents on 18th Street

Should a restaurant be blamed for rodents on the street near its outdoor patio?

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Anthony Pilla says “ciao!” to Eastern Market’s Seventh Hill

The demonstrative pizzaiolo is joining up with the team behind Ghibellina, a new concept from the owners of Acqua Al 2.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/14/2012

D.C. Restaurant Week: Eating my words after lunch at the Oval Room

Foodies might snicker, but a three-and-a-half star restaurant doesn’t stop being a three-and-a-half star restaurant just because it’s D.C. Restaurant Week.

By Justin Rude  |  08:32 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 08/13/2012

It’s Restaurant Week, again

It’s a really big week for the Washington-area dining scene. Also, Restaurant Week is happening.

By Justin Rude  |  01:25 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Restaurants

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2012

What’s the best new addition to D.C.’s tacosphere?

Tacos are almost literally falling from the sky these days. But do any of these new establishments rise to the level of greatness?

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Eamonn’s and Bar TNT to open Monday in Arlington

Expected to open for dinner Aug. 13, the combination Irish dining room and watering hole represents the first departure from Alexandria by chef Cathal Armstrong and his partners.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Leesburg’s Doner Bistro coming to Adams Morgan, and we’re looking forward to it

Good news, Shawarma King’s replacement in Adams Morgan is going to save you a trip to Leesburg.

By Justin Rude  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Crios Modern Mexican opens in Dupont Circle

The restaurant is the latest in a string of Mexican joints

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Restaurants

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Et Voila! partner and pastry chef Mickael Cornu departs for San Diego

Owner Claudio Pirollo tells the Going Out Guide that business partner and pastry chef Mickael Cornu left the restaurant three months ago to rejoin his former employer, Federal Bakers.

By Justin Rude  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Former Central Michel Richard executive chef Jason Maddens tapped for Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling

The former executive chef at Central Michel Richard takes over an 18,000-square-foot dining complex in Northern Virginia, scheduled to open Sept. 1.

By Tom Sietsema  |  05:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Elizabeth’s Gone Raw unveils new bar, new chef

A chef switch at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, where Jonathan Seningen recently succeeded chef Thomas Berry, isn’t the only big change the restaurant is going through.

By Justin Rude  |  12:33 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Back Alley Waffles owner on Groupon: ‘I might have jumped without checking very well’

“I might have jumped without checking very well,” Craig Nelsen said.

By Alex Baldinger and Justin Rude  |  01:06 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Woodward Table to replace Potenza downtown

Vidalia chef Jeff Buben will turn the former Potenza into a bar and restaurant with a takeout operation serving breakfast and lunch.

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Essential vegetarian eats: Readers weigh in

Fried “chicken” and a delicate vegan pastry round out the list.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:19 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/20/2012

D.C.’s frozen drinks, spraygrounds, getaways and more ways to beat the heat

By Weekend staff  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Misc.

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012

La Forchetta vs. La Fourchette: What’s in a name?

The Italian restaurant in Palisades is changing its name after complaints from the sound-alike French restaurant in Adams Morgan.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Essential vegetarian dishes: Staff faves

We share our favorite vegetarian dishes.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Vegetarian and vegan dishes from D.C. restaurants: Readers pick the best

Going Out Guide asked readers for the vegetarian or vegan dish every Washingtonian must try.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Radius Pizza reprieve? Well, there’s always Pete’s

Radius Pizza may not be finished just yet

By Melissa Bell  |  06:57 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Dolci Gelati pops up at LivingSocial

This week, get your frozen treat fix at 918 F St. NW.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Chef Nate Waugaman joins Tallula and EatBar

The former Addies chef is bringing some of his personal favorites to the menu at the neighborhood restaurant.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Restaurants

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Taylor Gourmet opens in Dupont; Meatballs and Radius close

The summer of restaurant closings continues.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Saying goodbye to Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria in Tenleytown, set to close June 30

After 37 years, the original Armand’s location is closing its doors.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Stay cool with beer and oysters

The next four days will be scorchers, and what better way to cool off than with a cold beer?

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/27/2012

El Chucho brings tacos, margaritas and a sweet rooftop deck to Columbia Heights

El Chucho, a Mexican taqueria from the team behind Jackie’s and Jackie’s Sidebar, opens Friday at 11th and Lamont streets NW.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 06/26/2012

This thing you should try: Kangaroo Boxing Club’s johnny cakes

Sturdier than mom’s Bisquick recipe, yet the crispy, golden-brown exterior crackles apart at the touch of a fork.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:25 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Rammys roundup: Rasika, Fiola and Bourbon Steak among top winners at annual awards gala

The Restaurant Assocation Metropolitan Washington handed out its annual awards last night.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Proof veterans plan to hatch The Red Hen

Italian-influenced American restaurant slated to open in Bloomingdale in early 2013.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Photos: Inside the Brixton, the Anglophile bar and restaurant coming to Ninth and U streets NW

We got a peek at the new British-themed bar and restaurant slated to open July 1.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Bryan Voltaggio introduces Family Meal

The celebrity chef’s latest Frederick restaurant turns a former car dealership into a diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 06/19/2012

The Underground going out of service to make way for Belgian-themed St. Arnold’s the Abbey

The London-themed pub opened by the St. Arnold’s crew will be rebranded as St. Arnold’s the Abbey and will sport a Belgian theme.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:37 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Have you heard? Pig ear is on the menu

Looking for the latest nose-to-tail trend? Look no further than the lowly pig’s ear, whose fired form is currently popping up on a few of the area’s freshest menus.

By Justin Rude  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Food in focus: Bandolero and La Forchetta

This week, Washington Pst food critic Tom Sietsema turned his eye on two recently opened, highly anticipated restaurants.

By Justin Rude  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/12/2012

All We Can Eat: Wagshal’s set to fill Balducci’s vacancy in Northwest

The longtime Spring Valley butcher and sandwich shop will open a second location with an open layout reminiscent of the markets of Spain.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Father’s Day plans for dads who like beer

If your dad likes lagers — or wants to know more about them — there are Father’s Day beer dinners and events tailored just for him.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/01/2012

D.C.’s Essential Veggie Eats: Last call for nominations

Have a favorite dish? Send it our way.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Move over, pepperoni sauce: at Mike Isabella’s Bandolero, queso fundido steals the show

Mike Isabella’s modern Mexican restaurant is up and running in Georgetown.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:18 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Celebrate Memorial Day with food and drink

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and while we have chronicled some of our favorite nightlife and family events for the the break, here are a few food-related happening to make it a more delicious day off.

By Justin Rude  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Bandolero opens tonight; keep track of new restaurants with our guide

Mike Isabella’s "taco-centric, margarita-laden" second restaurant opens in Georgetown. Want to keep up with the latest and hottest places in town? Check out this continually updated photo gallery of the restaurants that have opened so far this year.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Sri Lankan Supper Club pop-up, Bombay Club look beyond chicken tikka

Sri Lankan Supper Club and Bombay Club look beyond chicken tikka

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:41 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Banana Leaves in Dupont Circle back in action after fire damage repairs

The pan-Asian Dupont Circle restaurant is back in service after a fire closed the space for more than a year.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:50 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Mad Fox Brewing Company brings in former Michel sous to helm kitchen

Andrew Dixon, last seen at the recently shuttered Michel in Tysons Corner, has taken over the kitchen at the popular Falls Church brewpub.

By Justin Rude  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Tom Sietsema’s Spring Dining Guide by the numbers

The Post’s food critic revisits 15 previously reviewed restaurants to see how they stack up today.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Sound Bites at the 9:30 Club celebrates the D.C. food scene’s evolving appetite

Twenty-five restaurants and a slew of musical acts will take part in a street festival on Sunday to raise funds for D.C. Central Kitchen.

By Megan Buerger  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Food in Focus: Boqueria, Haven Pizzeria, Dulce’s Bakery

Last week’s reviews yielded a bounty of delicious food photography. Check out the best in this edition of Food in Focus.

By Justin Rude  |  01:33 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/14/2012

CityZen video showcases kitchen’s elegant dance

We’ve shed light in recent years on the splurge-worthy delights put out nightly by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s culinary temple CityZen. But what does it look like behind the scenes of Eric Ziebold’s 1,000 plate-per-night kitchen?

By Jess Righthand  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Events

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Closed since 2010, Iron Gate Inn reopening with Tony Chittum of Alexandria’s Vermilion

After closing in 2010, the Dupont Circle landmark is getting a second lease on life, with chef Tony Chittum of Alexandria’s Vermilion taking over the kitchen.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:27 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 05/09/2012

National recognition for the Italian Store’s Roma; more of our favorite D.C. area sandwiches

Serious Eats profiled the Roma sandwich, a favorite at the Arlington institution Italian Store as part of its ongoing A Sandwich Today series.

By Justin Rude  |  01:35 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Calling all foodies: We’re seeking Washington’s essential veggie eats

Share your picks for the region’s best vegetarian and vegan dishes.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Food in focus: Rogue 24, Green Pig Bistro and the week in culinary photography

This week Tom Sietsema wrote about two exciting restaurants, the Green Pig Bistro, and R.J. Cooper’s Rogue 24.

By Justin Rude  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Frederick, Maryland, food challenge: Five burger patties, 10 strips of bacon, 30 minutes, no problem?

A scoreboard keeps track of the winners and losers: 18 of the 25 contestants have failed.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/03/2012

GOG Mailbag: Vegetarian-friendly food options in Gaithersburg and Rockville

A reader wrote us to ask where she could take her meat-loving son and his vegetarian significant other for dinner in Rockville. Here’s what we came up with.

By Amy Joyce  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Bean and Bite scheduled for a June debut

The owner of downtown gastropub Againn has plans to open a coffee and pastry pick-up spot on 15th Street NW.

By Tom Sietsema  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012

In search of sips and scones on Mother’s Day

The Going Out Guide offers help to a reader in search of an elegant tea for her 89-year-old mother.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Jewel of India: Food in focus

For this Sunday’s dining column in the magazine, Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema checked out subcontinental newcomer Jewel of India. In a sparkling debut, the polished Silver Spring gem earned two-and-a-half stars from Sietsema and praise for its cooking, service and decor.

By Justin Rude  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012

D.C.’s international markets: How well do you know them?

When you need pomegranate molasses or berbere spice, do you know where to go? Read a foreign correspondent’s picks for unique shops, and test your knowledge of where to find exotic ingredients.

By Emily Wax  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Waffles land on Blagden Alley

Hot on the heels of Tim Carman’s story on the District’s second-class status as a breakfast city comes news of the opening of a small waffle and smoothie bar on Bladgen Alley named, appropriately, Back Alley Waffles.

By Justin Rude  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Restaurants

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Dining Out for Life set for April 26

Eat out April 26, and the restaurants will donate proceeds of sales to help serve meals to the ill.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Last chance: Help name Aaron Gordon’s 14th Street restaurant

As our contest to help local restaurateur Aaron Gordon name his forthcoming 14th Street tavern enters its final day, we wanted to remind you that there is still time to get involved.

By Justin Rude  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Now open: Chez Billy and Town Hall’s back patio

Two much anticipated spaces opened this weekend: Chez Billy brings style and cocktails to Petworth, and Town Hall’s large courtyard gives Glover Park a place to hang outdoors.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Breakfast in Washington: A thing of the past?

The Post Food section’s Tim Carman wonders what happened to the “most important meal of the day.”

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Toast to grilled cheese with Thursday’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day a dubious holiday? Perhaps, but we’ll take any excuse to dive into these gooey wonders.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Black and Orange and the Hamilton dramatically scale back hours, 24-hour city status in doubt

Sorry, late-night eaters. It turns out The District may not be such a 24-hour city after all.

By Justin Rude  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Help Aaron Gordon name his upcoming 14th Street restaurant

Remember that new restaurant opening in the old ACKC space we told you about on Tuesday? You may remember that the forthcoming neighborhood tavern was as of yet unnamed. Well, owner Aaron Gordon is looking to change that, and he’s asking Going Out Guide readers to help.

By Justin Rude  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Mike Isabella’s Bandolero will open first as a pop-up at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park

Construction work has delayed the Mexican restaurant’s opening in the former Hook space in Georgetown, so in the meantime, you’ll be able to try Bandolero in tasting menu form.

By Tom Sietsema  |  08:58 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Prince of Petworth’s Dan Silverman joins the Gurus chat

The blogger, who spots the city’s soon-to-open bars and restaurants, is our guest Guru on Thursday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:36 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Events

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Red Velvet, TangySweet and Rabbit owner to open a restaurant and pub on 14th Street

The Aaron Gordon empire is about to welcome another member, as the prolific local purveyor of frozen yogurt, cupcakes and simple, healthy fare is set to open a neighborhood restaurant and pub on 14th Street.

By Justin Rude  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Blue 44: Food in focus

In this week’s dining column, Tom Sietsema visits the new Friendship Heights restaurant Blue 44 . While he doesn’t love the entire menu, our critic fell hard for the Monday evening fried chicken plate, and he decrees that you can eat there contentedly on other days of the week, providing you know what to order.

By Justin Rude  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Alegria from chef Patrick Bazin: A new place for tacos and tequila in Vienna

Chef Patrick Bazin, and his wife, co-owner, Julie, will open the new Mexican spot in Vienna in April.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:43 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Khepra’s Raw Food brings the uncooked trend to H Street NE

Vegan and gluten-free fare arrives in the back of a wellness shop.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012

2941’s music sounds like ‘80s porn, and more from Tom Sietsema’s chat

This week’s chat with Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema touched on a number of interesting issues, including where to eat and drink in San Francisco, the decline of an old favorite and the curious soundtrack choice at the recently renovated 2941.

By Justin Rude  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Jaleo reopens with a new look

The downtown Jaleo was transformed during the quick 30-day renovation.

By Anne Kenderdine  |  01:52 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Juice Joint reopens and other restaurant news

After taking a few months off for renovations, Juice Joint Cafe has reopened its doors, instantly upgrading the neighborhood’s lunch options.

By Justin Rude  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Rasika West End: What to expect from Ashok Bajaj’s latest D.C. restaurant

Rasika West End officially opens on Friday, but a soft opening us underway through Wednesday. If you managed to grab a seat, here is a look at what you might encounter.

By Justin Rude  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Food in focus: 2941

Falls Church’s 2941 has reopened with a redecorated space and a Mediterranean-accented menu, making the restaurant’s halcyon days seem a distant memory in the process.

By Justin Rude  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Ashok Bajaj’s Rasika West End nears completion

The sister restaurant to the Penn Quarter Indian staple is set to open next week.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/20/2012

A guide to cherry blossom dining

Hungry blossom-goers are left with a decision: pack a picnic or expand the usual definition of “nearby restauramt.” Either way, we have a few suggestions.

By Justin Rude  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Food in focus: Fiola

In Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine, Tom Sietsema took a second look at Fiola and awarded the year-old Italian restaurant three stars.

By Justin Rude  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012

It’s official: Ted’s Bulletin opening second location

The Matchbox Food Group’s announcement of a second Ted’s Bulletin location leads a collection of local food news.

By Justin Rude  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Pi Day means cheap pies — and beer — at District of Pi

District of Pi marks Pi Day with pizzas and beers for $3.14.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Restaurants

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Cleveland Park’s Ripple to open market

Cleveland Park standout Ripple is set to open a small neighborhood market — complete with scratch-made sweets and sandwiches — on March 22.

By Justin Rude  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Food in focus: Maple Ave. Restaurant

In Sunday’s dining column, Candy Sagon fills in for Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema. Sagon visits Vienna’s Maple Ave Restaurant, an imaginative, Asian-influenced, contemporary American restaurant.

By Justin Rude  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Pho U Vietnamese pop-up is back on at Montserrat House

The three-night-only Vietnamese restaurant, canceled in February, is set for Thursday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Events

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Jose Andres hits the street with Pepe

Pepe, the city’s newest member of the food truck fleet, hits the street tomorrow, and comes with a bit more pedigree than your typical lunch wagon: D.C. kitchen superstar Jose Andres is the man behind Pepe’s menu of Spanish accented sandwiches.

By Justin Rude  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Boqueria is ready to serve small plates March 15

The New York import arrives with a patio and D.C.-specific dishes. Its Dupont location will be the largest of the three restaurants.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Will Artley heads to Pizzeria Orso (with a stamp of approval)

But does he have any experience making Neapolitan pizza, its signature dish?

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:06 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Standard set to reopen on March 1

Standard, which won raves for its barbecue and beer last summer, is set to reopen next Thursday with an expanded menu and expanded patio.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Reasons to play hooky today

How could you possibly handle work on a day like this? Here are our favorite places to go when you need a day off.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:23 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs, Museums

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 02/22/2012

All you can’t eat: D.C.’s food feats

No matter how hungry you are, there’s no way you’re finishing most of these massive, spicy or massively-spicy menu items.

By Alex Baldinger  |  07:37 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/22/2012

New York Times on Shake Shack: ‘Meh’

Food critic Pete Wells dissects the power of Shake Shack in Tuesday’s edition of the paper.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Food in focus: Elisir

In the Sunday’s dining column in The Washington Post Magazine, food critic Tom Sietsema celebrated something in­cred­ibly rare in the D.C. area: the emergence of a new fine dining restaurant.

By Justin Rude  |  04:52 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Let the Mardi Gras parties roll

If you’re looking for cheap drinks and beads a la Bourbon Street, it seems that every other bar is hosting a Mardi Gras party tonight.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 02/17/2012

The Got Plans? Recap: Beautiful bars and bathrooms and wine getaways

The Going Out Gurus were joined by Lauren Miller and Brian Winter of the design firm Edit.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:34 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Got Plans: Meet D.C.’s most stylish bar designers

The two-person design firm Edit is behind a number of D.C.’s coolest nightspots. They join us on Got Plans? to talk about their favorite past projects and the local bar scene.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:36 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/14/2012

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf opens in Dupont Hilton: Is Paris Hilton far behind?

Stars who make the trek from Los Angeles to D.C. for April’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner can now find a comfort of home in the lobby of the Washington Hilton.

By Jess Righthand  |  12:18 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Food in focus: District Commons

Take a look inside restaurateur Jeff Tunks’s newest addition to the local dining scene: District Commons, an American tavern on Washington Circle.

By Justin Rude  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Ask Tom chat recap: Water, water everywhere

In Wednesday’s Ask Tom chat, readers and Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema discussed the best spots for oysters, including Pearl Dive, and a server’s question about diners drinking too much water.

By Justin Rude  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Acclaimed Town House chefs leave – for D.C., maybe?

John Shields and his wife, Karen Urie Shields, are scouting restaurant locations in the Mid-Atlantic, Tom Sietsema reports.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/06/2012

D.C. Meat-Free Week kicks off today

The third year of the event enlists restaurants and food trucks across the city to add vegan dishes to the menu.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Restaurants

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/03/2012

The area’s romantic places and Valentine’s dates under $30

Plus five Valentine’s dates for less than $30 a person.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Restaurants | Tags:  Valentine's Day

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Food in focus: Valentine’s Day edition

Looking for the perfect meal on Valentine’s Day? It depends on what kind of diner you are.

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Ice goes upscale at Bourbon Steak

While D,C.’s small craft cocktail-focused bars have already been talking up the role ice plays in your drink, now a national restaurant group is investing in specialty forms of frozen water.

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:54 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Ask Tom: $100 bottles of beer

Should your server make sure you know how much an unusually expensive item costs before he places your the order with the bar or kitchen?

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:46 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/01/2012

The Washington Post vs. the nine-pound cheeseburger

This is the story of a nine-pound cheeseburger, and the hard-working, burger-loving journalists who attempted to finish it.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Black & Orange now flipping burgers on 14th Street

Black & Orange’s second location is open for business on 14th Street NW, just south of U Street. [Read more]

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/30/2012

10 Valentine’s reservations you should make

The heady, multi-course menus are set at the area’s most romantic restaurants.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Valentine's Day

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Food in focus: Evening Star Cafe

See photos of the can’t-miss dishes from the Alexandria restaurant, just reviewed by Post critic Tom Sietsema in The Washington Post Magazine.

By David Malitz  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Meet vegan guest Guru Erica Meier

Join us Thursday at 1 p.m. as we talk about vegetarian and vegan dining in D.C.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  vegan, vegetarian, Got Plans?

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with D.C.’s Chinese eats

Today marks the first day of the Year of the Dragon. With Chinese New Year festivities on the horizon for this weekend, don’t forget to incorporate some of the city’s delicious Chinese food into your plans.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/20/2012

What to do this weekend: Explore Adams Morgan

Think Adams Morgan is only for 22-year-olds looking for cheap drinks and Jumbo Slice pizza? A new generation of hip restaurants and bars would beg to differ.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Ask Tom: News direct from R.J. Cooper

It was an active and interesting chat this morning, highlighted by an update on R.J. Cooper’s recovery from the chef himself.

By Justin Rude  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 01/17/2012

A new restaurant for the former Mendocino Grille space

A former sous chef from Equinox and his wife, chief of staff to Sen. Barbara Boxer, will launch their new restaurant in the former Mendocino Grille space in Georgetown.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:16 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Ask Tom recap: Fancy wine lists, Restaurant Week with toddlers and Tom hits the airwaves

In yesterday’s Ask Tom chat, the Washington Post Food critic tackled a number of interesting local food questions. He started off with a look at plate splitting charges before reminding us of Bistro Lepic’s fancy new wine list and promoting a new gallery of his favorite cheap eats around the area.

By Justin Rude  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Got Plans? preview: Lynne Breaux talks Restaurant Week

The president of Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington dishes on the growth of the local restaurant scene and more before our chat Thursday at 1 p.m.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  Got Plans

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Tom Sietsema’s favorite cheap eats

Want to dine like a food critic while sticking to a budget? Skip the Restaurant Week reservations and check out out photo gallery of Tom Sietsema’s cheap eats.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Restaurant Week options aplenty

Looking for a Restaurant Week dinner tonight? You have no shortage of options. A quick OpenTable search for a party of two tonight yields more than 200 restaurants with availability.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Restaurant Week: Share your food photos with #dishdc

Share photos of what you’re eating at Restaurant Week with #dishdc. [ Read more ]

By Bethonie Butler  |  12:47 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Coming soon to Clarendon: the Green Pig

Chef Scot Harlan, an Arlington native with deep local roots, hopes to do right by his home town by opening an American/French bistro in the old American Flatbread space on Fillmore Street in Clarendon.

By Justin Rude  |  06:21 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Try This: Winemaker tastings at Northside Social

The Arlington coffeehouse and wine bar’s five-course wine tasting and mini-dinner, plus a chance to meet a winemaker, is a bargain and great for a date night.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants | Tags:  Try This

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2012

This thing you should try: Acre 121’s smoked trout dip

Smoked fish is rarely something I crave on a consistent basis. I don’t think I’m alone in that, which is what makes Acre 121’s smoked trout dip such a pleasant surprise.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants