Holley Simmons

Dining EditorWashington, D.C.


Last week celebrity chef Jose Andres debuted his new fast-casual restaurant, Beefsteak, in Foggy Bottom. Here are five things we learned during our recent visit.

  • Mar 26, 2015

Cullen Gilchrist and Jonas Singer of Union Kitchen are readying to open Union Kitchen Grocery, a corner market-meets-grocery store in Capitol Hill that will sell Union Kitchen products and more.

  • Mar 24, 2015

The proprietor of Pitmasters Back Alley BBQ is so protective of what goes on in his kitchen, he made his staff members sign nondisclosure agreements. The hidden barbecue joint, which serves a rotation of regional BBQ styles, opened this month.

  • Mar 19, 2015

Chef Anthony Chittum doesn’t hold back on this softball-sized ball of chopped bucatini mixed with bechamel sauce and stuffed with cinnamon-spiced beef ragu. Inspired by a Greek pasta dish, it’s deep-fried and topped with Parmesan.

  • Mar 19, 2015

Local restaurateurs Fritz Brogan and Reed Landry signed a lease on the building that formerly housed Tabaq earlier this month. They plan to bring it back to life as an American bistro.

  • Mar 17, 2015

  • Mar 13, 2015

Kandis Smith, the assistant baker at Little Red Fox in Chevy Chase, has been free-hand drawing shapes for elaborate pie crusts for more than two years. They’re elaborate, and delicious.

  • Mar 12, 2015

Jeff Tomik, our sports editor, can tell you where every player on the Wizards went to college. But ask him to tag along for a trip to Sweetgreen and he’s likely to ask, “What’s Sweetgreen?” (True story.)

  • Mar 11, 2015

There are macarons, and then there are Nae Pham’s macarons.The 25-year-old spends her days working at a doctor’s office, but in her spare time she bakes the French confection into edible art pieces.

  • Mar 11, 2015

Independent markets provide a breezy browsing experience. There’s no shortage of these specialty markets in D.C., including Radici Market, Souk and Localteria which all opened within the past few months.

  • Mar 11, 2015
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