Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sushi Coming Back to Sushi Ko Space in Glover Park

Source: PoPville

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2309 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

After abruptly closing last July, the Sushi Ko space in Glover Park had been for lease since August. Now a new liquor license placard has been posted for Sushi Keiko:

“Asian Restaurant with 100 seats and total occupancy load of 100.”

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Want Guns With That? Chefs Find Politics Hotter Than Kitchen

Source: NY Times Food

Some chefs have entered willingly into American social debates while others have found themselves unwittingly caught up in cultural wars.

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EaterWire: Where to Brunch on a Tuesday; New Noodles for Penn

Source: Eater Philly

cousinsgrubsign.jpgWEST PASSYUNKCousin’s Grubhouse introduces a new “industry brunch” on Tuesdays, for those that have to work through the weekend’s prime brunching hours. Tuesday brunch runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers free mixers, so BYOB. (If you missed it, check out Adam Erace’s review for City Paper of chef Christopher Ritter’s takeover of the longtime luncheonette.) [EaterWire]

FISHTOWNFette Sau will host High West Distillery for a Pig and Whiskey Dinner tomorrow, April 1 at 7 p.m. The $65-a-head meal includes four courses (one of which is whole roast suckling pig) and whiskey pairings. Call ...

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EaterWire: The Water Table Relaunches; Late Night at Dell’Anima

Source: Eater NY

thewatertablespring.jpgMIDTOWN EAST — Floating restaurant The Water Table ends its winter hiatus this Friday. It sets sail with a spring menu of dishes like kale Caesar salad, Peekytoe crab cakes, and spring panzanella. The meal is $75 per person, and the restaurant cruises New York Harbor on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Since the India St. Pier is currently out of commission, cruises now debark from the Sky Port Marina at East 23rd Street. Reservations must be made in advance. [EaterWire]

WEST VILLAGE — Dell’anima has just launched a late night Friday family meal. From 11 p.m. to 1 ...

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Tacombi’s Collaboration With New Art Dealers Alliance; Food Book Fair Tickets

Source: Grub Street NY

&#149 From May 9 to 11, the New Art Dealers Alliance will partner with Tacombi for a pop-up taqueria inside of a VW bus at Basketball City located at Pier 36. Guests can enjoy tacos, corn esquites, Mexican beer, and the restaurant’s homemade sangria. [Grub Street]

&#149 Tickets for the annual Food Book Fair are now on sale. Passes start at $45 (for admission to three events on April 25) and cap at $225 (admission to all three days of events, plus priority seating). [Grub Street]

&#149 Bobby’s Burger Palaces across the country have revamped their menus to incorporate ...

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Food Art: Lower East Side gallery Hotel Particulier…

Source: Eater NY

traces.jpgLower East Side gallery Hotel Particulier recently hosted a series of art-y, interactive dinners with food artist Emilie Baltz and the couple behind Brooklyn pop-up Chez Jose. The meals, which cost $350 a head, took place at a custom designed table in the gallery, and involved painting with roasted cauliflower “brushes,” catching tossed arancini with a handful of sauce, and lots of walking on the table. [WSJ]
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Longtime chef Paul Pelt is out at Tabard Inn

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Nine months after former and current employees of the Tabard Inn announced plans to save the historic hotel caught up in an ugly family feud, the once-stable D.C. institution continues to shed workers, including staffers in its high-profile restaurant. The latest to leave is chef Paul Pelt, who apparently resigned last week. He had been […]

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Longtime chef Paul Pelt is out at Tabard Inn

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Nine months after former and current employees of the Tabard Inn announced plans to save the historic hotel caught up in an ugly family feud, the once-stable D.C. institution continues to shed workers, including staffers in its high-profile restaurant.

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Hot Topics: Readers Respond to Per Se’s $150 BYO Fee

Source: Eater NY

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Thomas Keller’s Per Se and The French Laundry, as Eater reported on Friday, are now charging what could be the country’s highest corkage fees, true to form for two of America’s most expensive restaurants. Guests who in bring in their own wines will be charged $150 per bottle, service-included, which is a heck of a lot more than Keller’s three Michelin-starred peers. Masa asks $95, Eleven Madison Park charges $65, and Meadowood commands $50.

Reader comments poured in over the weekend, so here are some of the best below. Two commenters share their experiences in trying (or hoping) to ...

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Dominique Ansel, Jason Wang Named Crain’s ‘40 Under Forty’ Honorees

Source: Grub Street NY


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Crain’s has released its usually prescient annual “40 Under Forty,” and four rising food-world luminaries landed spots among the rest of 2014’s honorees: Hard-working Cronut creator Dominique Ansel; Jason Wang, co-owner of the ever-expanding Xi’an Famous Foods mini-chain; Jessamyn Rodriguez, of the nonprofit bakery Hot Bread Kitchen; and Matt Salzberg, CEO of the DIY gourmet-meal delivery service Blue Apron. The powerful quartet already has various entrepreneurial awards among them and several dozen brilliant ideas, not to mention one very famous trademark. [Crain’s]

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EaterWire: Strasburgers Are Back; BBP has New Burgers, Too

Source: Eater DC

bobbysburger.jpgSHIRLINGTONCapital City Brewing Company has added a line of gluten-free cocktails to its Shirlington location. They’re fruity drinks, like the Calypso Cooler (rum, peach schnapps, orange juice) and the Cherry Pop (Jim Beam Red Stag, Sprite, grenadine). They’re $10. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL— Just in time for baseball season, the Strasburger is back at Tortilla Coast. The burger, named for Nats player Stephen Strasburg of course, includes two honey chipotle-glazed beef patties, Jack cheese, onion strings, chipotle dressing and more. It’s $11.37 with fries. [EaterWire]

K STREETBobby’s Burger Palace just retooled its menu. There’s still ...

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Grilled cheese restaurant GCDC to open April 11

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

GCDC, a grilled-cheese-by-day, wine-and-cheese-by-night restaurant at 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, will make its debut on April 11, dishing out warm and gooey sandwiches just in time for National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12. GCDC’s daytime focus will be grilled cheese sandwiches with unexpected flavor combinations, like the “Kim-Cheese-Steak,” with bulgogi, kimchi and cheddar. Steven Klores, […]

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Crunch Time: The Last-Minute Monday Night Reservation Guide

Source: Eater NY

20140317-NAr21.jpgEater scanned through all 1,420 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here’s the best of the bunch. Get ’em while they’re hot:

· Narcissa (8:00, 9:00, 9:30)
· 21 Club (6:15, 8:00, 8:30)
· Ai Fiori (7:30, 8:00, 8:30)
· Per Se (9:00, 9:15)
· Torrisi Italian Specialties (6:15, 9:00, 9:15)
· Carbone (10:00)
· Babbo (10:00)
· Betony (6:00, 9:00, 9:15)
· Gramercy Tavern (6:00, 9:30, 10:00)
· American Cut (7:30)
· The Little Owl (8:45, 9:45)

· Lure (6:30, 8:45, 9:45)
· Lafayette (7:00, 8:00, 8:30)
· Kin Shop (7:15, 8:15, 8:30)
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Airport Dining: Lots of Local Food Coming to Dulles and Reagan Airports: &pizza, Chef Geoff’s, Taylor Gourmet, More

Source: Eater DC

%26pizzasign.jpgThe airport authority just announced a major roster of new restaurant vendors for Reagan National and Dulles International airports, and there are a lot of interesting names, including local chains and chef-driven restaurants.

Coming to Dulles later this year: Bar Symon, from Cleveland chef Michael Symon, a DC Craft Brew station, Smashburger, brb (Thompson Hospitality’s burger chain), District ChopHouse, a Carrabba’s, a Chef Geoff’s, &pizza, Potbelly and more coffee. There are new retail vendors, too, like Michael Kors and Coach.

Meanwhile, Reagan is getting an &pizza as well, along with a Taylor Gourmet, “Grille District” (a ...

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In the Kitchen at Volver

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Kyle Baddorf, Josh Massaro and Jose Garces testing recipes.

Kyle Baddorf, Josh Massaro and Jose Garces testing recipes.

Last Thursday I checked out how menu testing was going over at Volver with Jose Garces, Natalie Maronski and the rest of the Volver team.

I was lucky enough to eavesdrop on the team as they discussed the best way to plate their salad with greens from Garces’ Luna Farm. I smelled water that had the fragrance of pot soil. I sampled “Kentucky Fried Sqab” from the performance kitchen’s pressure fryer. And I got a bite of perhaps the best fish I’ve ever tasted.

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Volver is under a month away ...

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Eater Features: Here’s a look inside the world…

Source: Eater DC

stefano-ferrara-pizza-ovens.jpgHere’s a look inside the world of legendary pizza oven maker Stefano Ferrara, whose ovens can be found in notable pizzerias like Una Pizza Napoletana (San Francisco), Paulie Gee’s (NYC), and Cane Rosso (Dallas). The ovens can cost a restaurant as much as $25,000, so Eater National talks to pizza-makers, pizza obsessives, oven importers, and Ferrara himself to discover the allure of the Stefano Ferrara oven, and what it takes to actually get one. [-EN-]
[Photo: R. Lopez/Eater]

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The Week in Food Events: P.J. Clarke’s Patio Opening, Doggie Happy Hour at Jackson 20, and a Lamb-Beer Dinner at Art and Soul

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Taste of the Nation: Share Our Strength’s annual fundraiser to end childhood hunger in America returns to the National Building Museum on Monday. While tickets are no longer available online, passes for the all-star culinary event can be purchased at the door for $125 (general admission) or $165 (VIP).

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Awards Season: Tria Taproom is one of six…

Source: Eater Philly

2014jamesbearddesign.jpgTria Taproom is one of six finalists nationwide for the 2014 James Beard Awards for Outstanding Restaurant Design. Here, Eater National rounds up all the eye candy, with extensive photo galleries of all six nominees. The Taproom will compete against Seattle’s Westward and Chicago’s Grace in the 75 Seats and Under category; the three larger finalists make up a separate field. Winners will be announced on May 5. [-EN-]

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International Court Rules Against Japan’s Booming Whale-Meat Industry

Source: Grub Street NY


Stop blubbering, says the Sei whale.

Japan’s bid to uphold its traditional custom of whaling for food appears to have met an unceremonious end today with an International Court of Justice ruling. Up until now, Antarctic harvesting and subsequent distribution of whale meat has been conditional on the notion that the industry is a byproduct of ongoing science research, that is, it was okay to butcher specimens used in studies regarding topics such as reproduction and whale anatomy. The ICJ ruling, however, analyzed what tallies as 900 dead whales a year, and found that just two peer-reviewed papers ...

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Expansions: Wang to Open Greenpoint Outpost of Xi’an Famous Foods

Source: Eater NY

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[Krieger, 10/27/11]
Young gun restaurateur Jason Wang is expanding his family’s wildly popular cheap eats chain Xi’an Famous Foods to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The eighth location of Xi’an will be housed in the former Polska Ksiegarnia bookstore space at 648 Manhattan Ave. Wang tells Eater that the menu will be the same as the other locations, and this outpost will have a backyard. If everything goes according to plan, Xi’an Greenpoint will open this summer.

In other Xi’an news, the East Village location is undergoing renovations, but it will reopen next month.
· Xi’an Famous Foods Coming to Manhattan ...

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