Monthly Archives: April 2016

Restaurant no-shows prompt fees for reservations

Source: Baltimore Sun -- Baltimore Diner Blog

It was a recent opera night at Sotto Sopra that put owner and executive chef Riccardo Bosio over the edge. The Mount Vernon restaurateur was prepared to serve 95 guests a five-course meal while they were serenaded by a tenor and a soprano. Only 65 showed up.

Now Bosio will require credit card information…

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Restaurant no-shows prompt fees for reservations

Source: Baltimore Sun -- Baltimore Diner Blog

It was a recent opera night at Sotto Sopra that put owner and executive chef Riccardo Bosio over the edge. The Mount Vernon restaurateur was prepared to serve 95 guests a five-course meal while they were serenaded by a tenor and a soprano. Only 65 showed up.

Now Bosio will require credit card information…

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Vin 25 Wine Bar and Restaurant, Roswell GA Restaurant Review

Source: Atlanta Restaurant Blog

Tucked on a quiet neighborhood street in Roswell, Vin 25 seems like a secret oasis Roswellites keep to themselves. I can’t blame them. It was a warm spring day when I visited Vin 25, the kind you relish, knowing that they are few and far between in Hotlanta. Although Vin 25 is has a beautiful […]

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Boat Bars Are Back For The Season

Source: Eater NY

Lobster rolls, raw oysters, cocktails, and more can now be eaten right on the water

It’s time to drink and eat on the water again. Restaurants and bars on barges and boats are slowly reopening for the season. Already, The Frying Pan at Pier 66 in Chelsea has been open for a couple weeks. North River Lobster Company in Hell’s Kitchen, which first debuted a couple years ago, has also started sailing and serving its lobster rolls and fish tacos. People looking for a more upscale experience can try out the lobster company’s new floating restaurant Fish Bar, a ...

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The Dirt: What To Get At The Farmers Market This Weekend

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Get ready, because this weekend is a big one! This Sunday, May 1, welcomes the return of regular hours to the Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr markets, and the grand reopening of the Headhouse Square Farmer’s Market. Among the city’s largest outdoor markets, Headhouse is a favorite for many. It will officially open at 10:00am with the customary ringing of the bell, and there will be free commemorative tote bags for the first 25 folks to form a line at market organizer, The Food Trust’s, table. Round out the day with lunch from Philly Tacos (formerly Los Taquitos de Puebla), ...

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Halsa Closes; James Beard Predictions and Endorsements

Source: Eater DC

Plus, a pizza guy has a problem

ARLINGTON— Poor delivery person. A man delivering pizzas in Courthouse had his car stolen mid-delivery. [ARLNOW]

AWARDS SEASON— The James Beard chef and restaurant awards are almost here. Eater goes long on who will won — and who should. [E]

BROOKLAND— Here’s some catch-up closure news. Halsa, the healthy Brookland cafe known for its bone broth, has closed. The restaurant cites facility issues, saying they hope to relocate. [BB, FB]

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You Probably Can’t Make Minestrone The Way Le Virtu Makes Minestrone

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

This Sunday, adoptive sheep-daddy Joe Cicala is making minestrone at Le Virtu. There’s a reason for it. Some kind of Italian thing. But my explanation wouldn’t do it the same kind of justice that the video he just made does. It’s a beautiful thing. You should really check it out.

So like the thing says: Sunday at 4pm. Get it before it’s gone. And if that video didn’t make you hungry, you’re already dead inside.

Le Virtu [f8b8z]

The post You Probably Can’t Make Minestrone The Way Le Virtu Makes Minestrone appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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Buckhead Superica opening soon and other Atlanta food and restaurant news you might have missed this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Superica is opening a second location. (www.Beckysteinphotography.com)

Openings

Restaurateur Ford Fry confirmed to the AJC that the second location of Superica will open soon. He said that while a firm date “is not quite set yet,” the projected opening is the end of May or early June. The restaurant also posted about the Buckhead opening on its Instagram account. In addition to Superica, Fry’s Rocket Farm empire includes the newly-opened Beetlecat, King + Duke, Bar Margot, Marcel, The El Felix, St. Cecilia, The Optimist, No. 246 and JCT Kitchen, as well as ...

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Suga Gets its First Review

Source: Eater Philly

Plus, Hungry Pigeon finds Jason Sheehan’s pet peeve

Phyllis Stein-Novack was reunited with Susanna Foo’s cooking this week with her review of Suga, the new Center City Chinese restaurant by Foo and her son Gabriel. And despite being branded as “straightforward Chinese”, Novack seemed to find a bit of French technique throughout her entire meal:

Chinese egg­plant ($10) is a dish I of­ten or­der in an Asi­an res­taur­ant. Few chefs have mastered this dish. Foo has, in­deed. Chinese egg­plants tend to be less bit­ter than their lar­ger, plump­er cous­ins. The egg­plants were cooked in a coconut curry sauce that ...

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22 Restaurants Slated to Participate in Taste of Adams Morgan

Source: Borderstan

Locals will be able to taste their way through Adams Morgan next Tuesday.

Nearby restaurants will throw open their doors for the annual Taste of Adams Morgan celebration, an event that invites the public to “stroll, sip, and sample your way through one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods.”

22 eateries including Bourbon, El Tamarindo,  Madam’s Organ, Pop’s SeaBar and Roofers Union are set to highlight “their signature dishes or cocktails” starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to an Eventbrite listing.

Tickets are $25 for four tastings or $40 for eight tastings.

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Eater’s Ultimate Fried Chicken Picnic Guide

Source: Eater DC

An updated guide to the best take-out fried chicken in D.C.

It’s almost time for outdoor picnics and backyard barbecues. Fried chicken, a timeless classic and one of the top picnic foods of all time, can be a cornerstone of these spring and summer outings.

Plus, few things taste better when there’s a crispy coating tightly gripping the skin and perfectly cooked meat underneath. Taking the whole experience outside is too good of an opportunity to pass up. Local restaurants know this and offer boxes and platters to go for fried chicken enthusiasts to feast wherever they wish. Sides are ...

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Here’s What to Expect When Alinea Reopens

Source: Grub Street NY

The mastermind.

Chicago’s famed Alinea has been closed since January 1, and as chef Grant Achatz and partner Nick Kokonas operated pop-ups in Madrid and Miami, they also set in motion the plan for Alinea 2.0. The Times has a nice preview of what will happen when the restaurant reopens in the coming weeks.

• The downstairs “Gallery” room is going to be even more exclusive and expensive: It’s set up as a performance space, and it will host experimental pop-up dinners limited to 16 guests. (This should really be called Alinception.)

• The food will be simpler — ...

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Checking In With Peter Serpico

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Over the past three years, one of the most dependably awesome things about Serpico on South Street has been the presence of the Cope’s corn ravioli. But now, for what I think is the first time, that dish is gone from Serpico’s new menu.

Of course ‘new menu’ is kind of a relative term. The menu at Peter Serpico‘s eponymous restaurant is forever changing. “It’s constant,” he says. “We’re always changing things.”

Not seasonally, not monthly. There’s no kind of schedule, he says. No plan. But still, with spring here, the board just got a fairly substantial overhaul. Here’s ...

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Eaters’ Journal: Randazzo’s, Wildair, Russ & Daughters, Sons of Thunder, and More

Source: Eater NY

Field notes from Eater editors about recent meals around New York City

Turntable 5060: Craving Korean fried chicken — you know, the kind with the spicy coating, sometimes with a crackly sweetness to it — but not wanting to drag ourselves up to Koreatown, a friend and I stopped by Turntable 5060 in the East Village late on a recent evening. The place is a bit off-putting from the outside, looking a little like a boarded-up gang clubhouse. The inside is more like a radio repair shop from the 1940s. Many of the wicker chairs have backs, and most ...

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Barley Mac in Rosslyn focuses on bourbon and late-night snacks

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The bars along Arlington’s Wilson Boulevard are known for many things: cover bands, happy hours, rooftop decks. Rarely mentioned: quality cocktails. But that could change with the arrival of Barley Mac, which has its grand opening Friday at 1600 Wilson Blvd., formerly home to Red, Hot and Blue. Mitch Johnson, who previously created the cocktails […]

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Long-running Z-Burger dispute finally settled

Source: Washington Business Journal

Peter Tabibian, founder of the quirky Z-burger chain of restaurants, keeps the rights to use the brand name going forward, per a legal settlement with his former business partners.

In addition, Tabibian will also retain two of the burger chain’s original six restaurants: the first-ever Z-Burger in Tenleytown and the Columbia Heights location. Four others — in Clarendon, Glover Park, Southwest Waterfront and White Marsh — will continue to be owned by his former partners, Mohammed and Ebrahim…

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Indique Reopens with a New Menu and Dining Room Refresh

Source: Eater DC

Take a peek at the new items

Indique reopened last night, unveiling a new menu and new look.

The restaurant, which has operated in Cleveland Park for over 10 years, was closed Monday through Wednesday this week. Partners Surfy Rahman and executive chef K.N. Vinod used the time to upgrade the paint, artwork, and add some new furniture and upholstery.

Vinod has also added new items to the menu. There are dishes from the Indian state of Kerala, along with some family-style and street food-inspired dishes. There’s also a new beverage menu from beverage consultant Carlie Steiner of Stir ...

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Raccoon Lodge Closing on June 30

Source: Grub Street NY

Time to say good-bye, at least to the original.

Despite facing certain doom, Tribeca dive Raccoon Lodge has managed to stave off closing since it was announced last May that its building would be razed. But the bar’s reign of boilermakers will finally come to an end on June 30, at least at 59 Warren Street. A Community Board 1 agenda reveals that an applicant called “20 Lodge Associates LLC” applied for nearby 20 Warren Street, but under the guise of “Raccoon Saloon.” So is this Raccoon Lodge 2.0? Tribeca Citizen speculated it might be, but a commenter who goes ...

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Raccoon Lodge Closing on June 30

Source: Grub Street NY

Time to say good-bye, at least to the original.

Despite facing certain doom, Tribeca dive Raccoon Lodge has managed to stave off closing since it was announced last May that its building would be razed. But the bar’s reign of boilermakers will finally come to an end on June 30, at least at 59 Warren Street. A Community Board 1 agenda reveals that an applicant called “20 Lodge Associates LLC” applied for nearby 20 Warren Street, but under the guise of “Raccoon Saloon.” So is this Raccoon Lodge 2.0? Tribeca Citizen speculated it might be, but a commenter who goes ...

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