Monthly Archives: January 2014

EaterWire: Burritos at Mission Cantina; Brucie’s Beyonce V-Day Menu

Source: Eater NY

2013_danny_bowien_burritos123.jpgSUPER BOWL 2014Mission Cantina is indeed doing burritos for the Super Bowl. Danny Bowien tweets: “Super Bowl+Super Burritos. Preorder starts today. Platter of 10 super burritos, come to @cantinanyc to reserve. Today and tomorrow.” What’s more, it sounds like these burritos are going to soon be regularly available for takeout. From Danny: “These are happening @cantinanyc full availability starts Tuesday. Takeout only.” [Twitter]

COBBLE HILLBrucie is going to serve a Beyonce-themed Valentine’s Day dinner, with courses like Blue Ivy (smoked blue potatoes with trout), 22 Days Vegan (cauliflower, pistachio, cocoa nibs), and Breastany’s ...

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Chef’s Counter Watch: Meal Ticket caught word that the…

Source: Eater Philly

zahavphilly.jpgMeal Ticket caught word that the highly sought-after chef’s counter seatings at Zahav are being moved from Friday night to Wednesday. There are no chef’s counters in February, but tickets for seatings in March will go on sale tomorrow, February 1. [Meal Ticket] [Photo: Facebook]

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No. 7 Sub Super Bowl Orders; Bodega Negra Opens Next Week

Source: Grub Street NY

• Serge Becker’s Bodega Negra will finally open its doors at the Dream Downtown next week, taking over the space formerly occupied by Marble Lane. The menu includes dishes inspired by Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, including ceviches, tacos, and salads. It will be open seven days a week, from 5:30 p.m. until late. [Grub Street]

No. 7 and No. 7 Sub are still taking orders for their special Super Bowl Sunday menus through 6 p.m. tonight. Call 914-474-0390 to order fried chicken or the Muchos Nachos Siete Supremo, which the restaurant describes as “six feet of radical nacho sandwich.” [Grub ...

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Valentine’s Day to be Celebrated All Weekend

Source: Baltimore Magazine - In Good Taste

If the way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through his stomach, Baltimoreans are in luck. Many restaurants are capitalizing on this year’s Friday, February 14, Valentine’s Day by offering prix-fixe meals on Saturday and Sunday, too.

B&O American Brasserie is even starting their Valentine’s promotion on Thursday, February 13.

Now is a really good time to make reservations to ensure that you don’t end up sharing a Big Mac with your loved one. Check out the delicious offerings below:

February 13-16

B&O American Brasserie

Downtown

The sweet deal: Five-course, aphrodisiac-inspired menu for two, $120 a couple, with complimentary ...

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The Shutter: Today is the last day of…

Source: Eater NY

2013_pushcart_coffee1223.jpgToday is the last day of business for the Lower East Side location of Pushcart Coffee. Owner Jamie Rogers recently told The Lo-Down that the store was not doing enough volume, but he and partner Lisa Fischoff are looking for other spaces in the neighborhood. [EaterWire, The Lo-Down]

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Liquor License Spotted on South Street West

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

1612 South StreetThere is a new liquor license application up in the window at 1612 South Street, a mix-use project that’s nearing completion on the growing South Street West corridor. Jon Adler, who some may know as the former proprietor of Beauty Shop Cafe, is one of the partners in the project. He was tight-lipped about exactly the project will be but does acknowledge it is aiming to be a welcoming place to the neighborhood. Something he certainly achieved at his coffee shop at 20th and Fitzwater.

The restaurant space includes 38-feet of South Street frontage and 5,000 square ...

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EaterWire: Sub*urban Trading Co. Opens; Rogue 24 Update

Source: Eater DC

suburbantrading.jpgSHAW&#8212 R.J. Cooper isn’t leaving Rogue 24 anytime soon. Investor Hilda Staples, who is involved in a legal battle with the chef, tells Tim Carman that despite earlier comments that he would leave this month if the lawsuit wasn’t resolved, Cooper isn’t exiting his position. [WaPo]

THE CRITICS&#8212 It’s on the Internet. Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants list is now available online, with The Inn at Little Washington leading the pack. [Washingtonian]

KENSINGTON&#8212 The asterisk-happy Sub*urban Trading Company has opened at 10301 Kensington Parkway. Their menu includes stuffed shallots, crispy fried shrimp heads, a burger ...

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Magnolia Honoring Justin Timberlake’s Birthday With Free Cupcakes Today

Source: Grub Street NY


They’re bringing frosting back.

All you have to do is present your MasterCard, apparently, and Magnolia Bakery will give you a free cupcake, because the occasion of Justin Timberlake’s birthday (he’s 33 today) is best marked with buttercream. Sadly, there haven’t yet been any sightings of JT in a giant cupcake suit outside the West Village bakery singing “Bring it on down to Cupcakeville,” but the night is young. [Bedford + Bowery, Related]

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Eater Inside: Bodega Negra, a Latin Boîte From Becker & Tao Group

Source: Eater NY


[Daniel Krieger]

Here’s a look around Bodega Negra, the new restaurant in the Dream Downtown hotel from Tao Group, Serge Becker, Will Ricker, and Ed Spencer Churchill. The original in London has a “retro Tijuana sex shop” theme, but this one has more of a “lusty Baja wine cellar” vibe. Please note the gold disco ball in the dining room and the lightbulb barrels. Chef Michael Armstrong will serve dishes from all across Mexico, including many specialties from the Yucatan region, plus a few non-traditional items. The menu is still being finalized, but it will ...

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Cafe Deluxe Coming to 22nd and M St, NW this Spring

Source: PoPville

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A Cafe Deluxe is coming to the new Hilton Garden Inn building at the corner of 22nd and M Street, NW. Their Website says:

“Cafe Deluxe, an American bistro combining the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling European eatery, serves fresh and innovative classics in ...

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Oakland’s Ramen Shop Popping Up at Reynard in Williamsburg

Source: Grub Street NY


Where to start?

Chez Panisse alums Rayneil De Guzman and Sam White opened Ramen Shop in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood last January to immediate popularity: The stools at the bar and table fill up fast, and there’s generally a burgeoning wait-list fifteen minutes into service each night. The chefs and restaurant’s partners are flying in and setting up shop at Reynard in Williamsburg for the latest installment of the restaurant’s ongoing Dinner With Friends series. From 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, and Wednesday, February 12, ramen is $17, while cocktails created for the occasion will go for ...

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Budweiser’s Adorable Puppy Hijacks Twitter Feed

Source: Grub Street NY


All is forgiven.

Turns out the beer company’s nonsense tweet of “sfjihskhjrgvkhjfdl […]” that posted last night at 8:56 p.m. was sent by a puppy. Specifically, the puppy (or his stunt double) from Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” Super Bowl ad scuttled drowsily and endearingly across a jumbo keyboard to send the messages, which garnered a combined 6,000 retweets and almost 3,000 favorites. By now we know that seemingly random Twitter exploits are handy for picking up new followers. Seeing as “Puppy Love” already has 25 million YouTube views, the baby-dog tweets seem more forgivable than last year’s fake Chipotle ...

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Rumormongering: Is Umami Burger Looking at the Letto Deli Space?

Source: Eater Philly

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The Letto Deli space, in 2012. [Photo: Naked Philly]

Nestled into a post about a Michael Voltaggio-conceived Monte Cristo burger at Umami Burger, Michael Klein mused on the potential location of a rumored Philly outpost for the Los Angeles-based burger chain. One source says there are multiple spots still being scouted; another cites the old Letto Deli at 13th and Chancellor streets as the one to watch.

While the location is desirable and everyone is eager to see the space filled, we’ve been burned here before. Since the deli was first said to be closing in 2008, both ...

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#McNallywins: Joshua David Stein compares the London…

Source: Eater NY

4-balthazar-ny.jpgJoshua David Stein compares the London Balthazar to the original: “As much as it is possible to say this with a straight face, Balthazar in New York feels like a necessary natural part of Soho. At this point, Balthazar in London feels like just a cutting transplanted across the sea and sunk into foreign soil. It’s identical but rootless.” [Eater National]

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Collaborations: Reynard Teams Up With Oakland’s Ramen Shop

Source: Eater NY

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[Daniel Krieger]

Last year, Andrew Tarlow and Sean Rembold started a collaborative dinner series at The Wythe Hotel that they call “Dinner With Friends.” Most of the previous events have been sit-down affairs in the PDR of the Wythe with prix fixe menus and wine pairings, but for the next installment of the series, they’re planning something more casual. On February 11 and 12, Tarlow and Rembold will host the team from Oakland’s critically acclaimed Ramen Shop.

Ramen will be $17, cocktails will be $12, Alex Pasternak will spin some tunes, and the party will also feature ...

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15 Food Petitions of Incredible Significance You Should Probably Sign Now

Source: Grub Street NY


Hey, it could happen.

An author and activist named Kathy Freston started a Change.org petition, the WSJ reports, beseeching McDonald’s to develop and start selling a “healthy, meatless option” — one that’s not a salad — throughout its outlets. The Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness writer argues the fast-food giant’s addition of a “meatless protein-centric” menu option would have broad implications toward greater health and sustainability issues. Some 88,000 others — including Andrew Zimmern, Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Bittman, and Pamela Anderson — have already put the e-John Hancocks on this, too, so as ...

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

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Despite repeated warnings to partners and investors that he planned to leave Rogue 24 at the end of January, James Beard Award-winning chef R.J. Cooper will remain with the embattled restaurant for the immediate future, co-owner Hilda Staples said Friday afternoon. Cooper and Staples are currently locked in a legal battle over a $300,000 bank […]

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

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Despite repeated warnings to partners and investors that he planned to leave Rogue 24 at the end of January, James Beard Award-winning chef R.J. Cooper will remain with the embattled restaurant for the immediate future, co-owner Hilda Staples said Friday afternoon.

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Something for the Weekend: Tour Bluejacket, Chili Cookoff, More

Source: Eater DC

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events and promotions going on around the city:

bluejacket500.jpg1) Take a Brewery Tour
Where: Bluejacket
300 Tingey St. SE
When: Kicking off Saturday
What: Bluejacket offers a variety of tours of its facility, beginning this weekend. There are free tours, $22 Tasting Tours and $75 Beer and Food Experience packages. Some require reservations, so check the website for details.

hillcountry500.jpg2) Chili Cookoff
Where:Hill Country DC
410 7th St. NW
When:Saturday at 1 p.m.
What: Hill Country is hosting a chili cookoff as kind of a pre-gamer ...

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The Dirt: What To Get At The Farmer’s Market This Weekend

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Rumor has it that there’s some kind of significant football game this weekend. Despite being born into the Steeler Nation, I don’t follow that kind of thing, but I do love the kind of food that people seem to serve when such sporting enterprises are happening. It tends to be indulgent, stick-to-the-ribs food that has undeniable (if somewhat unhealthy) appeal, and much of it can be local-ized if you so desire.

German Butterball Potatoes An heirloom potato variety with thin, non-leathery skin makes these sweet, golden-fleshed, oval-shaped spuds perfect for making potato skins. Even loaded up with bacon and cheese, ...

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La Colombe Opens in Blagden Alley Tomorrow Morning

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Philadelphia-based coffee roaster La Colombe has passed its final health inspections and will open its first D.C. cafe tomorrow at 8 a.m. in Shaw’s Blagden Alley, right next to Rogue 24.

La Colombe co-founder Todd Carmichael is the star of Dangerous Grounds, a Travel Channel show that follows him around the world on his hunt for the highest-grade coffee. The cafe specializes in farm-direct, single-origin coffees, many of which are highlighted in the show. 

Leading up to its D.C. debut, La Colombe has supplied its coffee to a number of area restaurants, including Le Diplomate, CityZen, and Blue ...

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