The Gurus round up the week’s must-read blog posts, tweets and restaurant/bar rumor-mongering.
Feeling hungry in Alexandria? Pizzeria Paradiso is looking for taste-testers to try its new gluten-free pizza dough at its Old Town neighborhood. Details are on the restaurant’s Twitter feed. (Pizzeria Paradiso)
Travel and Leisure Magazine’s new “Best Cities for Foodies” reader survey ranks D.C. 18th out of 20. Coming in behind San Francisco (#2), New York (#4), Portland (#6)? Expected. But choking on the dust of Providence, R.I. (#3), Savannah (#8), San Antonio (#10) and Nashville (#16)? Yeesh. Young and Hungry states the obvious: “It seems the District’s burgeoning dining culture still has a long way to go in impressing the nation’s leisurely traveling public.” (Washington City Paper)
How do you order off a happy hour bar menu when you’re trying to eat right? Washingtonian consults a dietitian to find out. Among her tips: skip nachos, don’t order fried potato skins unless you only eat one, and save up some will power so you can eat only three wings (sauce on the side). (Washingtonian)
Lyricslibationsandlife has an interview with DC Brau founder Jeff Hancock. Sure to pique the curiosity of local beer lovers: DC Brau will be collaborating with Stillwater Ales and Epic Brewing in the near future, and there are plans to expand DC Brau into Maryland and Virginia -- and then into Philadelphia and New York. (lyricslibationsandlife)
TBD dropped in at Saturday’s H Street Festival to find a scene that anyone who’s been to the neighborhood lately would barely recognize -- no aggravating streetcar construction, freshly hung H Street signs up seemingly every five feet, polished roads. All in all, writes TBD, it was a look that reflected “the reality that H Street had undergone recent, dynamic streetscaping; the various art cars that lined the avenue; the streetcar tracks that thousands of feet stepped across; and of course the booths of Capital Bikeshare, D.C. bike shop The Daily Rider, and other transit enthusiasts.” (TBD.com)
Bartender Derek Brown of the Columbia Room is drinking his way through Andalusia this week and reporting on his new finds via Twitter. Follow him to learn more about sherry (or ignore him to avoid serious travel envy). (@betterdrinking)