Monthly Archives: June 2014

Taan Noodles Closes but Pop’s Seabar Coming to Adams Morgan

Source: PoPville

taan_closed Evolve, Marrakech Lounge, and briefly Mudbugz. Runin DC notes:

“Taan which opened in October 2011 was known for its sake, steam buns and okonomiyaki, a Japanese-style cheese pancake. But Taan always played second fiddle to the renowned Sakuramen down the road.”

Taan’s website says:

“To our wonderful patrons and ramen lovers, we’re sad to announce that Taan Noodles has closed. Thank you for all your support over the last couple of years. We will miss the wonderful community of Adams Morgan.”

Eater DC reports:

“Justin Abad and John Manolatos of Cashion’s Eat Place are taking over the space to open Pop’s Seabar.”

Eater says their hoping for a Sept. 1st opening.

Ed. Note: We judged Taan here and Sakuramen here.

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EaterWire: 4th of July at Maison Premiere; Pork Slope Crab Boil

Source: Eater NY

123_5363342397_a6fc707e93_o.jpegWILLIAMSBURG — ‘Burg favorite Maison Premiere will host a July 4th bash starting at noon on Friday. Drinks and oysters will be on offer, along with some dinner specials for the holiday and live music. [EaterWire]

GREENPOINT — Achilles Heel is hosting a shrimp boil this Thursday at 7 p.m. Spicy shrimp plus potatoes, corn, and sausage will be available by the pound, along with beer specials and bourbon and rum cocktails. [EaterWire]

PARK SLOPEPork Slope‘s annual crab boil gets underway this Wednesday. The weekly dinner special, which runs through the summer, includes blue crabs with Andouille ...

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Crunch Time: The Last-Minute Monday Night Reservation Guide

Source: Eater NY

piora630.jpgEater scanned through all 1,371 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 (6:30)
· élan (9:00)
· Il Buco A&V (6:30, 7:00, 7:30)
· The Dutch (6:30, 8:45, 9:00)
· Gotham Bar and Grill (9:00)
· Toro (7:30, 8:00)

· Má Pêche (8:15, 8:30)
· Scarpetta (8:00, 8:30)
· Lupa (7:45, 8:00)
· The Modern (6:30, 8:30, 8:45)
· Lincoln (8:00, 8:15)
· Cafe Boulud (8:00, 8:30)
· The Gander (6:30, 6:45, 8:45)
· Bar Bolonat (6:45, 7:45)
· Empellon Taqueria (6:30, ...

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Brooklyn Brewery’s New Dinner Series; Free Scoops at Oddfellows

Source: Grub Street NY

&#149 Oddfellows will celebrate the holiday by offering free kid-size scoop of Sprinkles ice cream from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 3 and July 4 at its East Village scoop shop. [Grub Street]

&#149 Tribeca izakaya Daruma-Ya has launched a new bar menu, with foie gras sushi, sweet-corn tempura, and octopus. [Grub Street]

&#149 Brooklyn Brewery is launching a new series called Dinner Party. Chef Andrew Gerson will design a five- to seven-course meal in collaboration with others, and first up is Ryan Miller, product development chef for Momofuku’s Kaizen Trading Company and the Culinary Lab. The first ...

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Tony Bourdain Says Even Chefs Should Stop Instagramming Their Food

Source: Grub Street NY


Food-porn-free.

“Chefs bitch about it when it’s going on in their restaurants … yet when they go out to dinner, they’re taking pictures of everything. And any notion that that’s sharing? It’s bullshit. It’s about making other people feel bad about what they’re eating.” —The author and Parts Unknown host is on the same page as Alma chef Ari Taymor, so let’s just put an end to all of this now. [Smithsonian, Related]

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EaterWire: Ed Rendell Designs a Donut; Watch Chefs Read Their Worst Yelp Reviews

Source: Eater Philly

rendellRSCsc.jpgA FEDNUTS NEAR YOUFederal Donuts nabbed some high-profile help for their Rooster Soup Kickstarter: former governor Ed Rendell made this charmingly goofy video (wherein he determines that a cheesesteak donut just “sucks”) to launch a Rendell-endorsed special donut. Starting tomorrow, July 1 through the end of the Kickstarter campaign (July 26), all FedNuts locations will sell his red velvet donut with cream cheese frosting for $3 a pop, with proceeds going to Rooster Soup. [EaterWire]

PENNSPORT — The Guerrilla Ultima barbecue truck has split from 2nd Street Brew House, reports the Passyunk Post. The truck ...

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EaterWire: Urban Butcher’s Happy Hour; Fat Pete’s Almost Open

Source: Eater DC

fatpetesfb.jpgSILVER SPRING— Urban Butcher is launching a new happy hour this Wednesday. It’s available at the bar, patio (in progress) and communal table Monday-Friday from 5-7:30 p.m. and on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are $5 house cocktails, $5 wines and beers, and discounted bar bites like $4 beef empanadas, $7 butchers meatballs with provolone and more. [EaterWire]

CLEVELAND— PoPville has an inside look at Fat Pete’s BBQ (it’s replacing Pulpo). The restaurant hopes to open by July 3. [PoP]

OPEN THREADS— Need some hot dogs and crepes to go with tomorrow’s match? Going ...

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At Morgenstern’s Finest, a Swirl of Innovation

Source: NY Times Food

Nicholas Morgenstern could become to ice cream what Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery is to bread: a Mr. Wizard perfectionist who never stops tinkering.

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Shack Attack: Just as Shake Shack’s original location…

Source: Eater NY

randygarutti-ql-63014.jpg.jpgJust as Shake Shack’s original location sets to shut down for a five month expansion, Fox profiles the Shack’s CEO Randy Garutti. Garutti describes how he got his start making bagels at 13, and explains why he made the move from fine dining to running a (albeit highly successful) burger joint. [Fox]

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Mandu’s Summer Chef Line-up For Anju – late night bar snacks pop up on K Street

Source: PoPville

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453 K Street, NW – next door to the planned ‘another ray’s joint still coming?

From a press release:

“Danny Lee, Chef and Co-owner of Mandu, and Chef Jonah Kim are excited to announce the summer line-up of guest chefs participating in Anju, the restaurant’s monthly late-night pop up specializing ...

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Tabata Noodle Owner Plans Fourth Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY


The original Tabata Noodle.

Maung Htein Linn, the chef and proprietor of the ramen-centric Tabata Noodle, Tabata 2, and the recently opened izakaya called Nippori, is from Myanmar but trained in Japan for 11 years, which explains why serious noodle buffs admire the “non-altered authentic Japanese taste” of his soups and carefully made tonkotsu and other broths. Htein Linn now has his sights set on a second izakaya, but interestingly, it turns out that his mini-midtown restaurant empire almost never happened.

He was a zoology student at Rangoon University, not to mention a supporter of Daw Aung ...

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Adventures in Drinking: Ripple’s Rammy win for Best Wine…

Source: Eater DC

ripple500window.jpgRipple’s Rammy win for Best Wine Program is a win for customers, too. For the rest of the summer, the restaurant is launching Friday Night Flights. They’ll offer a free wine-flight highlighting a different region each week for $20, and offer free tastings from 5-7 p.m. near the restaurant’s front window. The deal ends Aug. 29. [EaterWire]

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Swartz Wire: Sutton’s Parlor, Logan Goat Shut Down

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo: Sutton’s Parlor/Facebook]

The slow forward march of the shitshow that is Matt Swartz‘ unraveling continues, with word from Foobooz that two Swartz-operated bars, Sutton Parlor and Logan Goat (elsewhere known simply as Logan), were suddenly shuttered. (Posted notices on both entrances give a half-hearted nod toward “remodeling.”) Logan/Logan Goat just opened in March of this year.

The Insider followed up with some further accounting of the various legal woes faced by the bars, as well as at Farmers’ Cabinet, Swartz’s Wash West bar that’s been shut down by authorities twice since December — once following a ...

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Eater Inside: élan, David Waltuck’s Return to the Restaurant Scene

Source: Eater NY


[All photos by Daniel Krieger]
Here’s a look around élan, the new restaurant from chef David Waltuck of the dearly departed Chanterelle and George Stinson, Chanterelle’s former GM. The 60-seat Gramercy spot opens tonight, serving “contemporary cuisine” rooted in classic French technique. Expect dishes like foie gras pops and sea urchin guacamole for starters, green papaya salad with lobster and foie gras for an appetizer, and “General Tso’s” sweetbreads with leeks, orange, chilies for a main. A few staples from Chanterelle made their way onto the menu, like the grilled seafood sausage which is now served ...

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Ultimate Food and Drink Lover’s Guide to the Fourth of July 2014

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

You don’t have to hit the beach to have fun this Fourth of July weekend. Restaurants and bars throughout Washington are celebrating with outdoor barbecues, pool parties, special brunches, all-day happy hours, and more. And if you’re planning on heading down to the Mall or the Georgetown waterfront to

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First Look: Society Hill Society

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Halfway through April, Society Hill Society opened quietly in the space that formerly housed the The Artful Dodger at Second and Pine. Perhaps you didn’t notice the change because Society Hill Society, or SHS, appears as though it has never not been there.

A cozy spot full of wooden booths and a U-shaped copper bar, Society Hill Society has the potential to be the new favorite neighborhood spot for the Bella Vista and, uh, Society Hill set. Start your meal with a pull from the one tap in the restaurant, Pilsner Urquell, or one of head bartender Paul MacDonald’s ...

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World Cup 2014: Where to watch the United States vs. Belgium

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The United States faces Belgium in the World Cup’s Round of 16 on Tuesday at 4 p.m. If we had to bet, we think bars will be even busier than they were for last week’s match against Germany – it’s just so much easier to get out of work late in the afternoon than it […]

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Gala Announcements: Marguerite Preston IN as Eater NY Editor; Devra Ferst IN as Eater NY Associate Editor

Source: Eater NY

12eater-icon.gifTeam Eater is pleased to announce that Marguerite Preston is now the Editor of Eater NY. A talented journalist with great taste in restaurants, Ms. Preston began working as Eater’s Associate Editor last year. Since coming aboard, she’s covered all aspects of the always-evolving New York dining world, from cat cafes to ice bars to fake Cronuts to fried chicken flops. If you’re a frequent reader of this site, you’re already very familiar with her work. We’re pleased as punch to have Marguerite move into her new role here at Eater. Please do take a minute to follow ...

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How Questlove Turned His Passion for Food Into a Great New Project

Source: Grub Street NY


Questlove, with April Bloomfield, at this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards.

Questlove is the best kind of food geek: a champion of chefs and restaurants who just seems genuinely excited about everything that’s happening in the community. He’s a common presence at industry events, and he (briefly) ran his own chicken shop with Stephen Starr (the Underground Gourmet team were fans). Several months ago, he started another project: so-called food salons that he hosts at his home in lower Manhattan.

The idea is simple. Invite a bunch of chefs to cook while an eclectic group of people enjoys the ...

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Summer Tracking: Peruvian-style ceviche, rotisserie chicken (of course)…

Source: Eater DC

ocopalogo.jpgPeruvian-style ceviche, rotisserie chicken (of course) and plenty of pisco will all be part of the menu at Ocopa. Washington City Paper reports the Atlas District restaurant is almost here; a July 18 opening is planned. [WCP]

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Eater Elements: Classic Bagel and Smoked Salmon at Russ & Daughters

Source: Eater NY

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[Photo: Bess Adler]

While it’s now possible to sit down and get a beautiful spread of lox and all the fixings at the new Russ & Daughters Cafe, the original Russ & Daughters has been turning out its classic sandwich—a bagel with plain cream cheese and smoked salmon—the same way for 100 years. Eater National has an in-depth look at what goes into making this New York classic at the iconic Lower East Side appetizing store, from the old-fashioned cream cheese to the carefully selected bagels, to the translucently thin, hand-cut slices of fish. On a busy day, ...

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