Going Out Guide: Restaurants


Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Taylor Gourmet does Pizza Parts & Service on H Street

The new pizzeria replaces Taylor Charles Steak & Ice.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Street Smart: What to do in Downtown Silver Spring

In Silver Spring, between the AFI, the Fillmore, and the cool restaurants, the good times are always flowing.

By Megan McDonough  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Food, Live Music, Movies, Restaurants, streetsmart

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/17/2014

New fry alert: Shake Shack

Say farewell to the crinkle-cuts.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Where to eat ramps, fiddleheads, morels and other spring ingredients

Find these seasonal favorites on local menus.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Tax Day food and drink specials, because this is Washington

Free tots and 1040EZ shots because you paid your taxes.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014

At TD Burger, Timothy Dean needs to adjust the contributions to his retirement plan

The $20 Diner finds high ideas and disappointing execution at Timothy Dean’s upscale burger joint.

By Tim Carman  |  06:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jack Rose to raise the bar on food with new chef

Russell Jones, a Restaurant Eve alum, plans to put a fine-dining spin on pub food.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Jack Rose, Restaurants

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Rose’s Luxury’s Aaron Silverman and Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner-Yang team up for one epic dinner

The second Bel’le dinner pays tribute to late Toki chef Thang Le.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Restaurants, Rose's Luxury, Toki Underground

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Lean in at the bar: Discounts for Equal Pay Day

Take advantage of 23 percent discounts at bars around Washington to highlight the pay gap between men and women.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Celebrate Easter and Passover at local restaurants

From flourless cupcakes to homemade Peeps, here are some places to get holiday eats and treats.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, holidays, Restaurants

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Cleveland Park Bar & Grill owners to launch BBQ joint in Pulpo space

The still-unnamed operation plans to offer smoked meats from every major U.S. ‘cue region.

By Tim Carman  |  08:15 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Red Light’s racy dessert menu debuts April 10

Red Light has champagne and dessert, but you’ll want to look elsewhere for dinner.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Owners to offer the true flavors of Thailand at Soi 38

The chef plans to pull no punches with the fish sauce or the chili heat.

By Tim Carman  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Soi 38

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Intentional walks: Where to eat and drink near Nationals Park

There’s a new lineup of food and drink options for baseball fans this year.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Nationals, Navy Yard, Restaurants

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Limepocalypse Now: Bad harvest could endanger your margaritas

With a lime shortage causing prices to skyrocket, it’s a bad time to be the owner of a Mexican restaurant.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Toro Toro’s all-you-can-eat meatstravaganza

All-you-can-eat meat and small plates? Sure, why not?

By Maura Judkis  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Chef John Critchley leaves Bourbon Steak to launch own place

The Massachusetts native says he needed a break after two decades in the kitchen.

By Tim Carman  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bourbon Steak, Restaurants

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Longtime chef Paul Pelt is out at Tabard Inn

Pelt follows a long list of employees who have been fired or left the embattled hotel and restaurant.

By Tim Carman  |  05:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Tabard Inn

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Grilled cheese restaurant GCDC to open April 11

Grilled cheese, tater tots and egg creams are coming to Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 03/27/2014

The $20 Diner visits Bub and Pop’s sandwich shop

The sandwiches are packed as tightly as the shop, and that’s a good thing.

By Tim Carman  |  03:51 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014

This thing you should try: Peking duck tacos at El Rey

Duck chicharrones are the crispy secret ingredient in El Rey’s special new tacos.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try, U Street

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Rammy Award voting goes live on Thursday

The public will select the winners in four categories, including favorite fast bites.

By Tim Carman  |  02:40 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rammy Awards, Restaurants

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Skillet sandwiches pop-up at Black Whiskey

The sandwich pop-up features an ever-popular cauliflower sub.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Pop-ups, Restaurants

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Aggio: Inside Range, Voltaggio’s team focuses on fun

Aggio refrains from competing with Range by offering a singular experience.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Reviews

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/25/2014

America Eats hires chef, eyes Memorial Day opening in Tysons

Jose Andres’ homage to American cooking will be less of a museum piece in its forthcoming location.

By Tim Carman  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Andres, Restaurants

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro asks: Have you ever been rodizio experienced?

A highlight of the pan-Latin restaurant’s menu is an all-you-can-eat meat dinner.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014

From the Ground Up: Compass Coffee in Shaw

Two former Marines begin to navigate the caffeine-fueled path to starting a business.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coffee, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Highly anticipated Mission tacos arrive in Dupont next week

Taqueria from the owners of R&R Taqueria and Mason Inn opens for dinner Tuesday.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants, Tacos

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014

La Fondita, Hyattsville’s tiny taqueria with the big flavors

The wait for a parking spot is worth it at La Fondita in Hyattsville.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Urban Butcher, a carnivore’s ‘playground’ in Silver Spring

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Reviews

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Urban Butcher, a carnivore’s ‘playground’ in Silver Spring

Urban Butcher makes a compelling case for a trend that shows little sign of fading.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Reviews

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Here are the 2014 Rammy Award finalists

Winners of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s annual awards will be announced in June.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Two restaurants almost got Rammy nominations they weren’t eligible for

Discrepancies between opening dates, eligibility requirements caused late change.

By Maura Judkis  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Two local chefs among this year’s James Beard nominees

Cathal Armstrong earns his eighth nod not long after retaking control of Restaurant Eve.

By Tim Carman  |  02:22 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James Beard Awards, Restaurants

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Amsterdam Falafelshop 14th Street to open March 23

Late-night falafel and frites on 14th Street.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Progressive dining comes to the West End

Here’s how to dine at four West End restaurants in one night.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Pi Day: 3.14 deals in D.C.

Deals around town for math nerds and pie lovers.

By Maura Judkis  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Goodbye Hula Girl pop-up, hello Pasteria Floriana

Next up for the former Pulpo space: A pop-up from Floriana chef Daniel Hlusak.

By Tim Carman  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Floriana, Hula Girl, Restaurants

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 03/13/2014

The best pierogi in the D.C. area, ranked

Eastern European dumplings are the perfect way to drive away what’s left of winter’s chill.

By Maura Judkis and Fritz Hahn  |  12:17 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Watch this man recite 1,010 digits of pi, then watch him go for 4,000 on Pi Day

District of Pi hosts its annual Pi Day memorization contest on Friday, and the competition is steep.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District of Pi, Pi Day, Restaurants

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

G Sandwich is coming to Nationals Park

Mike Isabella is opening a ballpark branch of his sandwich shop.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Nationals Park, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Capella Hotel’s $3,500 wine dinner postponed indefinitely

The dinner featured a tasting of rare wines, some of which are valued at tens of thousands of dollars.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Wine

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014

The Partisan opens Wednesday as a ‘different kind of meat-centric restaurant’

On the menu: 120-day dry-aged beef carpaccio and a slow-cooked pig’s head.

By Tim Carman  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Red Apron, Restaurants, The Partisan

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/10/2014

This (vegetarian) thing you should try: Red Hen’s Roman-style gnocchi

The dish, which had gone missing for winter, is back beginning today.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, This Thing You Should Try, vegetarian

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Everything you ever wanted to know about 40 Eats

We answer your frequently asked questions about how the annual essential eats list comes together.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 Eats, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 03/07/2014

40 Eats: Keep track of the dishes with this checklist

Print. Go. Eat.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:21 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 Eats, Restaurants

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Where the $20 Diner ate in his first year, by neighborhood

Tim Carman’s cheap eats column turns 1.

By Margaret Ely  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Bill Cosby says his ghost will haunt the new Ben’s Chili Bowl in Arlington

The comedian cut the ribbon at the Virginia opening of the legendary half-smoke depot.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Video: D.C. chefs dish on 40 Eats in 40 seconds

Chefs behind some of our favorite dishes share their secrets.

By Jayne Orenstein  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 Eats, Restaurants

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/05/2014

40 Eats: The dishes every Washingtonian must try in 2014

Korean fried chicken, the best smoked salmon sandwich you’ve ever had, and that pork and litchi salad.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 Eats, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Tom Sietsema: Osteria Morini on the Capitol Riverfront

The Italian restaurant is the best reason to explore the emerging Capitol Riverfront in Southeast Washington.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Reviews

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/04/2014

How Le Diplomate became the hottest table in town

Since it opened last April, Le Diplomate has been packed with diners looking for a little vie en rose.

By Roxanne Roberts  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Republic’s live music events begin March 9 with Krist Novoselic

Krist Novoselic opens Republic’s live music lineup.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Live Music, Music, Restaurants

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Snow will stop some good times from rolling on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parades in Clarendon and Dupont Circle have been canceled due to ice and snow.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:53 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Mardi Gras, Restaurants, Snow

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Petworth’s Domku boycotts Russian beer to protest Ukraine conflict

Owner Kera Carpenter has replaced Baltika with a drink inspired by a Ukrainian political movement.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Updated: Snow closings and specials for Monday

Wondering which museums are closed and which bars are offering snow-day food and drink specials? We’ve got the list.

By Going Out Guide Staff  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Museums, Restaurants, Snow

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/03/2014

John Shields returns to familiar turf as D.C. restaurant falls through

The acclaimed chef had hoped to open in Georgetown.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Westend Bistro’s Devin Bozkaya is leaving Washington for New York

Bozkaya’s last day at the Westend Bistro is March 14.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/27/2014

At vegan Loving Hut, a carnivore’s search for inner peace

The salad is a standout in a bland field, but it isn’t enough to get the $20 Diner to give up meat.

By Tim Carman  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Pasta Mia to remain open while negotiating new lease

Owner Roberto Broglia wants a new AC unit before he signs a new deal.

By Tim Carman  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Pasta Mia, Restaurants

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Poppabox: Bibimbap and waffles in Foggy Bottom

The takeout lunch spot serves cutely packaged bento boxes and wraps.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Where to find Mardi Gras king cake in D.C.

The Mardi Gras cake with a plastic baby figurine can be found at several area restaurants and bakeries.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Mardi Gras, Restaurants

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Zentan’s Jennifer Nguyen the latest D.C. chef to compete on TV

She joins a long list of local chefs who have appeared on TV.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Red Apron in Penn Quarter to open Wednesday with tigelles

A muffin-like Italian flatbread will be the star of the show at the new butcher and sandwich shop.

By Tim Carman  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Red Apron Butchery, Restaurants

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/20/2014

The $20 Diner: A taste of southern Pakistan at BBQ Delight in Springfield

BBQ Delight’s buffet may be a bargain, but the menu delivers explosions of flavor.

By Tim Carman  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Glen’s Garden Market launches dinner among the dry goods

Former 1789 pastry chef Travis Olson oversees monthly multi-course dinners.

By Tim Carman  |  09:52 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen's Garden Market, Restaurants

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Rose’s Luxury, Rogue 24 among James Beard Award semifinalists

Finalists will be announced March 19.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Fabio Trabocchi’s Fiola Mare to open Friday

The seafood sequel to Fiola was delayed by a fire, but will open in Georgetown this weekend.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 02/18/2014

District seizes shuttered Osteria Elisir for unpaid sales tax

Chef Enzo Fargione said he plans to pay the $212,000 debt within weeks.

By Tim Carman  |  04:21 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Enzo Fargione, Restaurants

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Aggio, Bryan Voltaggio’s new restaurant: an explainer

The “Top Chef” vet opens a restaurant within a restaurant in Chevy Chase.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/18/2014

A deal of a meal at Ici Urban Bistro, hold the wine

Welcoming service in a chic space helps turn lunch into an event.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:18 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/18/2014

As Ancora prepares to close, Campono gets ready to open

The best restaurant near the Kennedy Center closes for renovations; a casual option emerges.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 02/14/2014

It’s not too late to save Valentine’s Day

You CAN get a day of reservation. (But you might be better off cooking at home, instead.)

By Maura Judkis  |  01:13 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants, Valentine's Day

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014

B Too begins late-night service Feb. 20

The Belgian kitchen will be open until 1 a.m. on weekends.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014

At Indigo, homestyle Punjabi cooking transports diners to northern India

The $20 Diner finds exuberant, free-form northern Indian cooking in NoMa.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Snow closings and specials for Thursday

We’re keeping track of what you can and cannot do with your (probable) snow day.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, FYI, Museums, Restaurants, Theaters

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Nine no-reservation restaurants worth the wait

If you plan ahead, you’ll be able to enjoy your turn on the wait list at these restaurants.

By Alex Baldinger and Maura Judkis  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Dining without reservation: Don’t let long waits scare you away from some of D.C.’s best restaurants

No-reservations dining in D.C. doesn’t have to be daunting.

By Alex Baldinger and Maura Judkis  |  01:28 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants, Valentine's Day

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Eat these summer foods and pretend the Polar Vortex never happened

Winter: I give up.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:14 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Carolina Kitchen bringing Southern eats to Brentwood

The Rhode Island Row restaurant is the third from restaurateur Lance London.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:39 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Hula Girl pop-up coming to former Pulpo space in Cleveland Park

Pulpo will morph into a concept described as “Roy Choi meets David Chang and produces a Danish love child in the District.”

By Tim Carman  |  05:14 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Where to eat breakfast tacos

More breakfast tacos can only be a good thing.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:55 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/10/2014

This thing you should try: French toast anytime

Try French toast in appetizer and dessert form.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Roofers Union soft opening tonight

The team behind Ripple has dramatically transformed the former Reef space.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:56 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Nurish Food & Drink opens Saturday in Anacostia

The owner of Domku takes on another under-served community with her health-conscious cafe.

By Tim Carman  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nurish Food & Drink, Restaurants

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Anacostia’s Big Chair Coffee and Grill is back in business

The revamped cafe serves a menu of American and Ethiopian dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  05:11 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anacostia, Coffee, Restaurants

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Amsterdam Falafelshop expanding to L’Enfant Plaza

The new restaurant is part of a rapid franchising push.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Lupo Verde to open Feb. 20 with pizza, pasta and a cheese shop

The new 14th Street restaurant will serve an extensive to-go menu.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Benjamin Lambert joins 701 as executive chef

Lambert, 34, takes over from veteran chef Tony Conte.

By Tom Sietsema  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Pinstripes, Georgetown’s bowling and bocce fortress, opens Saturday

The 32,000-square-foot restaurant brings 14 lanes to the Shops at Georgetown Park.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bowling, Georgetown, Pinstripes, Restaurants

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Medal-worthy Olympics food and drink specials

Watch the games while enjoying cheap beer and snacks, or explore cuisine from Sochi.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Olympics, Restaurants

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Roberto’s 4 to become Roberto’s 8

Roberto Donna’s restaurant within a restaurant is doubling in size.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 02/03/2014

In-N-Out imitator CaliBurger coming to D.C.

The restaurant, modeled after the California chain, is popular in China.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:29 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 01/31/2014

R.J. Cooper to remain at Rogue 24 for ‘foreseeable future’

The modernist restaurant will continue to operate as the chef and his partner battle in court.

By Tim Carman  |  03:10 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  R.J. Cooper, Restaurants

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/30/2014

KoChix, where Korean fried chicken gets a sticky, open-ended approach

By Tim Carman  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, The $20 Diner

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/30/2014

At Menu MBK, your cheese chariot awaits

Frederik De Pue’s cheeses have a fancy set of wheels.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Osteria Elisir closes, Fargione looks at reality show deal

Investors in Enzo Fargione’s comfy downtown restaurant decided to cut their losses.

By Tim Carman  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Enzo Fargione, Restaurants

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/28/2014

This thing you should try: Coppa di Torino at Alba Osteria

It’s topped with candied chestnuts and cherries and vaguely resembles Sputnik.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/28/2014

The most romantic restaurants in the D.C. area

We’ve rounded up the best spots for Valentine’s Day planners.

By Margaret Ely and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, holidays, Restaurants

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Inside GCDC’s grilled cheese ‘lab’

A father-son duo experiments with grilled cheese in the basement of a D.C. law firm.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/27/2014

The Source kicks off Chinese New Year with star Sichuan chef Peter Chang

Tickets for tonight’s dim sum-style feast are on sale now.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chinese New Year, Restaurants

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Food Truck Face-Off highlights fifth annual Meat Week

BBQ Bus looks to retain its crown as the best barbecue vendor on D.C.’s streets.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barbecue, Meat Week, Restaurants

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Roofers Union: Corn dogs and cocktails in Adams Morgan

The soon-to-open bar and restaurant serves homemade sausages with craft cocktails.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/22/2014

This thing you should try: Right Proper’s ‘Chick Filet’ sandwich

The Shaw brewery and restaurant mimics the fast-food classic.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Chef shifts: Daniel Singhofen to Blue Duck Tavern, John Melfi to Fiola Mare

Changes at the West End favorite and the forthcoming Georgetown seafood spot.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/17/2014

An early look at Joe’s Stone Crab, opening Jan. 31

The South Beach favorite is set to open near McPherson Square.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014

New food truck alert: Astro Doughnuts hits the road

The food truck will be serving up coffee and doughnuts in Arlington.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doughnuts, Food, food trucks, Restaurants

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Menu MBK to open, letter by letter, starting Jan. 24

Chef Frederik De Pue’s market, bistro and restaurant will open piece by piece.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Still haven’t shared your essential Washington dish? Join the debate in Thursday’s Got Plans? chat.

We’re taking nominations and debating the options so far.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 Eats, Got Plans?, Restaurants

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/15/2014

What’s happening with Maketto?

Will Sharp updates the progress on the H Street NE restaurant/shop/cafe.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maketto, Restaurants, Vigilante Coffee

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Build your own three-course dinner and save over Restaurant Week

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it’s easy to order a tasty dinner for less than $35.14.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurant Week, Restaurants

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/14/2014

13 critic-approved spots where you won’t see a Restaurant Week menu

Don’t want to deal with Restaurant Week crowds? These 13 stellar restaurants aren’t participating.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurant Week, Restaurants

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Marjorie Meek-Bradley previews Roofers Union at Ripple

Ripple’s Marjorie Meek-Bradley previews her forthcoming Adams Morgan restaurant.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:18 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Eamonn’s in Arlington will become a second branch of Society Fair

A second branch of the market, wine bar and bakery shop will replace the Arlington fish-and-chips spot.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/13/2014

D.C. Restaurant Week: 13 critic-approved spots where you can still book a table

Picks from Tom Sietsema’s most recent dining guide participating in Restaurant Week.

By Margaret Ely  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Food, Restaurant Week, Restaurants, Tom Sietsema

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Gold extends Dino’s stay in Cleveland Park, signs lease in Shaw

The chef and owner hopes to open his casual Dino’s Grotto in March.

By Tim Carman  |  07:43 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Chef de cuisine Matt Hill to leave Range after Restaurant Week

Hill will depart at the conclusion of Restaurant Week on Jan. 19.

By Tim Carman  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Voltaggio, Range, Restaurants

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Something for the weekend: El Rey and Bidwell

Two new restaurants: One with an American bent, the other strictly Mexican.

By Margaret Ely and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  El Rey, new restaurants, Restaurants, Union Market

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Is Pasta Mia in Adams Morgan on the verge of closing?

Owner Roberto Broglia said the lease expires Feb. 28, which could mark Pasta Mia’s last day of service.

By Tim Carman  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Pasta Mia, Restaurants

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Crave by Helen to replace Addie’s in Rockville

Helen Wasserman hopes to launch the “East meets West” menu in April.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, Rockville

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar Vortex food and drink specials

Warm up and save money while it’s super cold outside.

By Margaret Ely  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Bidwell to open in Union Market on Thursday

Union Market’s newest restaurant will grow much of its produce on its own roof.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:53 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Chef Chris Watson parts ways with Ovvio Osteria

The chef disagrees with the direction being taken by ownership.

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Merrifield, Restaurants

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Time to dish: What are D.C.’s essential eats for 2014?

It’s time to name the dishes that every Washingtonian must try in 2014.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:33 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  40 Eats, Restaurants

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Silo opens Saturday in Mount Vernon Triangle

The restaurant is the newest gig for veteran C.F. Folks chef George Vetsch.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:54 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Where to brunch on New Year’s Day

Where to find eggs before your hangover gets the best of you.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, holidays, Restaurants

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013

How El Rey, D.C.’s first shipping-container restaurant, was built on U Street

What started as a temporary beer garden became a wonder of architecture.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  El Rey, Margaritas, new restaurants, Tacos

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 12/25/2013

Christmas Day dinner and a movie

Where to find Chinese, Indian and other cuisines before your Christmas Day movies.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:06 PM ET, 12/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, holidays, Movies, Restaurants

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Jose Andres’s latest gig: Tapas art adviser

The chef assisted with an upcoming exhibition of photographs and artifacts about tapas culture.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/19/2013

DGS Delicatessen celebrates Christmas Eve with Chinese food

The restaurant will offer a Chinese/Jewish fusion menu on Dec. 24

By Maura Judkis  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, holidays, Restaurants

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Boqueria’s gift for the holidays: unlimited brunch

Working downtown next week? You’re in luck if you like unlimited tapas.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brunch, Food, holidays, Restaurants

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Southern Efficiency opens Saturday in Shaw

Derek Brown’s latest project is a Southern diner with a well-curated whiskey selection.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bourbon, Derek Brown, Restaurants, Shaw, Southern Efficiency

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Bar Charley introduces new menu and chef

A bistro format replaces the wide-ranging menu of small plates.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Restaurants

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Agua 301 opens Saturday, if you can find it

Get ready for waterfront views and pork belly al pastor.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:12 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/17/2013

No more Mangoritas: Mango Mike’s to close Sunday

After 18 years, the tropical restaurant will close this weekend.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Stoney’s on L: same food, new atmosphere

The new Stoney’s is open at 2101 L St. NW.

By Margaret Ely  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Happy Hour, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013

A first look at Alba Osteria, opening Dec. 30

Roberto Donna’s newest restaurant features a bright-orange color scheme and wallet-friendly prices.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 12/16/2013

At the Fainting Goat, eat the restaurant’s namesake

You can have goat two ways at the new U Street watering hole.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:57 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Bistro Bis to get a makeover for its anniversary

The restaurant won’t be dark for long.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, Jeff Buben, Restaurants

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Free SoberRide taxis home through New Year’s Eve

The SoberRide Program offers up to $30 in cab fares to discourage drinking and driving.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays, Restaurants

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Grilled cheese restaurant coming to Pennsylvania Avenue

The restaurant will offer grilled cheese by day, and wine and cheese at night.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mountains of meat at Silver Spring’s Urban Butcher

Carnivores will want to read this blog post. Vegetarians and vegans, not so much.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/11/2013

BlackSalt reels in a new executive chef

Restaurateur Jeff Black calls his new hire, Mike Huff, “old school.”

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Postmates launches deliver-anything service today in D.C.

More than 80 percent of D.C. restaurants don’t deliver, but Postmates plans to change that.

By Tim Carman  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delivery services, Postmates, Restaurants

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Weekday brunches for the not-entirely-snowed-in

Weather the storm with eggs and a good bloody mary at these weekday brunch spots.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:55 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Right Proper Brewing Company will open Dec. 10 in Shaw

The Shaw brewpub is a yeast-centric operation.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Openings, Restaurants, Shaw, Thor Cheston

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013

El Rey, U Street’s new shipping container taqueria, will open this month

With seating for 200 and heaters to keep things warm, midwinter margaritas are coming soon.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  El Rey, Restaurants, Tacos, U Street

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Urban Butcher in Silver Spring set to open on Dec. 12

The debut of the whole-animal restaurant will mark a dramatic comeback for owner Raynold Mendizabal.

By Tim Carman  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, silver spring, Urban Butcher

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Jeff Black’s Republic to open Sunday in Takoma Park

The restaurateur’s newest project is one of only a few places in the neighborhood to hear live music.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:28 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Dunya, Shaw’s new Mediterranean restaurant, opens tonight

The restaurant will feature wines from around the world and cocktails named for far-flung destinations.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:38 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants, Shaw

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Dolcezza’s gelato factory won’t open until spring, but go for a taste this weekend

The storefront near Union Market will open Saturday, then shutter till spring.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee shops, Ice Cream, Restaurants

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/03/2013

What’s on Menu’s menu? Get a preview with a pop-up and Christmas market.

Frederik De Pue is offering a preview of his new restaurant, Menu, with a pop-up Dec. 9-12.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Penn Quarter, Restaurants

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Chef George Vetsch surfaces at Mount Vernon Square’s forthcoming Silo

The 60-seat dining room will serve modern American cuisine with French and Swiss influences.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Downtown, Restaurants

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Sixth Engine turns its patio into a Christmas tree lot for charity

The Mount Vernon Triangle restaurant and bar is selling holiday trees to raise money for the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:18 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Christmas, holidays, Restaurants, holiday_activity

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Free food, cheap drinks and chef-spotting at Graffiato’s Industry Night

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/27/2013

D.C. as seen on TV: Meeting the city through the lens of food and travel shows

Following up with Washington restaurants that have been in the spotlight.

By Maura Judkis and Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/26/2013

New at Table in Shaw: Tasting Tuesday

A weekly preview of Table’s newest dishes at Tasting Tuesdays.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/26/2013

City Tap House bringing even more craft beer to Chinatown

The Philly restaurant will feature more than 40 beers on draft.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/25/2013

High-tech Bolt Burgers goes analog

The snazzy touchscreen burger joint needs some tech support.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Market, restaurant and eventual supper club Little Red Fox opens Tuesday

Politics & Prose and Comet Ping Pong have a new neighbor.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Rockville’s Vegetable Garden will sprout up in Silver Spring

After closing on Rockville Pike in 2012, the vegan Chinese restaurant is expected to return in Silver Spring.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, vegan, vegetarian

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Del Ray Pizzeria to host benefit for victims of Honduras tragedy

A tragedy befell the family of two employees at Del Ray Pizzeria last week.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Capriotti’s opens to fanfare, and a visit from Biden

Vice President Joe Biden is a fan of the Delaware sandwich shop. We are, too.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants, Sandwiches

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Milk Cult Sanctuary pop-up brings tasty breakfast tacos to Park View

The ice cream sandwich purveyors are sheltering for the winter with a pop-up at Park View Patio.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:04 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ice cream sandwiches, Pop-ups, Restaurants

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Boundary Stone tweet tips off ruckus over restaurant minimum wage bill

Bloomingdale’s Boundary Stone sparked a debate over a proposed minimum wage bill for tipped employees.

By Tim Carman and Fritz Hahn  |  09:44 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bloomingdale, Restaurants

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Watch Mandu’s Danny Lee make fresh tofu

Making tofu is a lengthy process that requires a lot of effort but yields just a few tender pieces.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:21 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, vegetarian

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Dino plans to leave Cleveland Park and rebrand itself in Shaw

Owner Dean Gold says his new spot will feature a smaller menu.

By Tim Carman  |  03:44 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Park, Dean Gold, Dino, Restaurants

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Pastry chef Jason Gehring takes his skills to Menu and Table

The former Astro Doughnuts pastry chef will be able to expand his vision beyond yeasted rounds.

By Tim Carman  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frederik De Pue, Jason Gehring, Restaurants

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Jarad Slipp of CityZen joins RdV Vineyards

The restaurant director of the four-star establishment is leaving after 14 years.

By Tom Sietsema  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Osterias all over: A guide to Italian restaurant nomenclature

Six osterias have opened in 2013, or are coming soon. So what is an osteria?

By Maura Judkis  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Say cheese: Lupo Verde to open Dec. 16

The restaurant will feature a market with cheeses, pastas and sauces for sale.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 11/14/2013

BLT Steak’s new executive chef looks forward to year-round produce

Florida native Jeremy Shelton says one of his motivations for moving is to experience a place with four seasons.

By Tim Carman  |  04:54 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BLT Steak, Restaurants

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Coming from Roberto Donna and Hakan Ilhan: Alba Osteria

The 226-seat dining room will see Donna reunite with Amy Brandwein, the former executive chef at the late Galileo.

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:32 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/14/2013

G Street Food to open third location with dinner service

The 15th Street spot will serve tapas, paella, steamed mussels, stir-fries, steam buns and other dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Furstenberg, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Bar star Jeff Faile joins the Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Faile will oversee the cocktail programs at NRG’s properties, including the soon-to-reopen Iron Gate Inn.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Ramen sliders: a fistful of noodles

Dozens of strands of noodles tenuously hugging a tiny burger until their inevitable collapse.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Thanksgivukkah at DGS comes but once every 77,000 (or so) years

The restaurant inspired by Jewish home cooking takes on two holidays at once.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:48 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Hanukkah, holidays, Restaurants, Thanksgivukkah, holiday_activity

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 11/11/2013

The Iron Gate will reopen under chef Tony Chittum next week

The historic restaurant will reopen Nov. 19 with a refreshed interior and multiple menus.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:41 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Bolt Burgers: the most high-tech burger you’ll ever order, coming soon

The Massachusetts Avenue burger joint wants to change the way you order.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burgers, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Cookbook author Hank Shaw talks ducks, geese ahead of Range dinners

The James Beard Award-winning author and blogger wants to take the fear out of preparing waterfowl dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Voltaggio, Hank Shaw, Restaurants

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Michael White’s Osteria Morini nears Navy Yard debut, with Nicoletta to follow

D.C.’s latest New York import is a homey Italian spot from chef Michael White.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/06/2013

DCity Smokehouse: D.C.’s tiniest new barbecue joint

A five-seat carryout near NoMa has a former Hill Country pitmaster at the helm.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

How to get half-price pizza and wine at RedRocks on H Street

Depending on the night, you’ll find half-price pizzas, half-price bottles of wine or all-night happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street NE, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Rose’s Luxury, Barcelona Wine Bar plus more new and notable restaurants

Rose’s Luxury, Barcelona Wine Bar, Baby Wale and more make our list.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Perry’s restaurant shifts from West to East

The Adams Morgan restaurant is returning to its Japanese roots in full.

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Restaurants

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Today in tacos: TaKorean goes to Yards Park; Impala Cantina tests ‘Impalocas’

A new location for Takorean; a new menu item for Tacos Impala.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:37 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants, Tacos

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Markham’s Bar and Grill opens today in Bethesda

The new Bethesda restaurant gives classic D.C. restaurant Hot Shoppes a shout-out.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bethesda, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Urban Butcher to go whole hog (and cow and lamb) in Silver Spring

Raynold Mendizabal, the chef who once sold burgers, is moving on to whole-animal charcuterie.

By Tim Carman  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, silver spring, Urban Butcher

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013

How to survive the impending Sriracha shortage

If the so-called rooster sauce becomes scarce, try these local versions.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Restaurants

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Republic to pay homage to Takoma Park’s DIY eclecticism

Jeff Black’s latest restaurant has been plagued by delays, none of which have to do with the progressive little suburb.

By Tim Carman  |  05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Black, Restaurants, Takoma Park

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with food, drink and events

Celebrate the living and the dead with these tributes to the Mexican holiday.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Halloween, Restaurants

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Jose Andres is taking over the would-have-been-Wagamama space in Penn Quarter

The Chinese-Peruvian hybrid will occupy what would have been Wagamama.

By Tom Sietsema  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jose Andres, Penn Quarter, Restaurants

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Could Bryan and Michael Voltaggio share a kitchen after all?

The brothers are named in a proposal for an MGM Grand casino at National Harbor.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Bluejacket’s opening day beer list: tradition meets experimentation

The 25 beers are inspired by the kitchen, the butcher shop and the farm.

By Tim Carman  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bluejacket, Restaurants

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Five things you can eat guilt-free after the Marine Corps Marathon

By Margaret Ely  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Events, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Palena adds a coffee shop to its menu

Customers will be able to sit down for fresh croissants, bagels, scones and coffee.

By Tom Sietsema  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Park, Frank Ruta, Palena, Restaurants

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Beer drinkers, prepare your arms: Bluejacket to open on Tuesday

After much hype and many sample tastings, the Navy Yard brewery and restaurant will debut Tuesday.

By Tim Carman  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bluejacket, Restaurants

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Union Market will add Tuesday hours beginning Nov. 12

You’ll soon be able to snack and shop six days a week at the Northeast market.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Union Market, food, restaurants

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Get Going Out Guide tips from the Washington Post on Foursquare

You might even unlock the Washington Post badge when you check in at certain locations.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Cocktails, FYI, Restaurants