Monthly Archives: December 2016

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5 Great Places to Drink Around Shaw

Source: Washingtonian Food

A&D

Founders Ali Bagheri and Daniel O’Brien—A and D—created a Shaw trifecta with the opening of this skinny, storefront bar tucked between their sandwich shop, Sundevich, and the now-closed market/supper club, Seasonal Pantry. Cocktails—a Shaw Sling, with bourbon, pear nectar, and bitters; a ginger-infused Old Fashioned—are listed on chalkboard menus, and snacks such as Goldfish crackers and gummy bears are served in Mason jars.

1314 Ninth St., NW; 202-290-1804.

Columbia Room

You’ ll have to wander through Blagden Alley to find one of DC’s premier cocktail bars. Owner Derek Brown divided the space into three sections for imbibing, at all different ...

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Carnegie Deli Shaped More Than a Neighborhood

Source: Eater NY

If you could look into the minds of the grieving, what would you see? Happy memories of the deceased? Bewilderment and grief? A desire to see, feel, or touch a loved one for the last time?

Like paying respects to the recent-deceased, the surviving friends and family of Carnegie Deli stood waiting for seats or takeout in lines that snaked down 7th Avenue on Friday afternoon. Despite the crowd and freezing temperatures, people shared stories and memories of the restaurant, as they waited to experience the place before it closed at the end of service.

Dressed in a tan coat ...

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Atlanta’s Dining Pros Sum Up 2016 in One Word

Source: Eater Atlanta

Short and sweet

At the end of a long year, Eater is looking back to define everything that happened in 2016. Here, now, Atlanta’s dining professionals sum up the past 12 months in one word.

Angela Hansberger, Creative Loafing contributor

Teeming.

Brad Kaplan, Thirsty South founder and Creative Loafing contributor

Recognize.

Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta contributor

Diversifying.

Chris Fuhrmeister, Eater Atlanta editor

Ramen.

All Year in Eater Coverage [EATL]

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Predicting the Atlanta Restaurant Headlines of 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

What’s next?

The final stroke of 2016 is almost here, and Eater continues its year-end survey of Atlanta food writers. We’ve already covered the best restaurant newcomers and standbys, the biggest dining surprises and saddest shutters, and the best meals of the last 12 months. Now, it’s prediction time. Local restaurant gurus look into their crystal balls to forecast what news 2017 will bring.

Angela Hansberger, Creative Loafing contributor

The return of gluten!

_____ announces hot chicken ramen mash-up pop-up.

Inside the shocking revelation that pricey bone broth is the stock your mom makes.

Cocktail omakase! Veggie ...

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NYC Headline Predictions For 2017

Source: Eater NY

As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, writers, and experts. This year, we asked the group eight questions running the gamut from meal of the year to top restaurant newcomers. Their answers will appear throughout the week. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted, and (mostly) unedited herein. We’ve heard about the top standbys, hot newcomers, best dining neighborhoods, words of the year, surprises, grievances, and best meals. Now it’s time for headline predictions for 2017. Please add your own ...

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5 Drinks to Try Right Now in New York City

Source: Eater NY

Here are some drinks to try over the holiday weekend ahead

For One Last Taste of Fall…

Head to: Lalo, former El Rey chef Gerardo Gonzalez’s hip California-styled café that doesn’t shy away from unsung flavor mashups.

Drink: Milk Punch ($13, pictured above), the classic clarified milk drink, is spiked with rum and bourbon, reminding us through star anise and persimmon of the season that just passed.


For a Quick Trip to the Tropics…

5 Drinks to Try Right Now in New York City
[The diver down from Speedy Romeo; courtesy of Speedy Romeo]

Head to: Speedy Romeo, the unfussy pizza joint — which now counts two locations ...

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11 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in January

Source: Grub Street NY

Every month in New York, there’s bound to be a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. It would be impossible to pack in every single thing each month, and the hardest part often is just figuring out what’s really worth your …

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Experts Reflect on the 2016 Philly Food Scene

Source: Eater Philly

Here’s what the pros think

Eater asked a group of Philly journalists, bloggers and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Here, they share their thoughts about Philadelphia’s dining scene today.

Top Restaurant Standbys of 2016

Experts Reflect on the 2016 Philly Food Scene
Organic Amish chicken at Vernick

Arthur Etchells, Foobooz founder, Manatawny Still Works regional manager: Serpico, Sbraga, Pub & Kitchen, Dim Sum Garden, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Stargazy, Zeppoli

Adam Erace, freelance writer: Most often, I’m ping-ponging between Stargazy and South Philly Barbacoa. Those are the two restaurants I probably ate at most this year, plus Santucci’s, which has ...

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Experts Reflect on the 2016 Philly Food Scene

Source: Eater Philly

Here’s what the pros think

Eater asked a group of Philly journalists, bloggers and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Here, they share their thoughts about Philadelphia’s dining scene today.

Top Restaurant Standbys of 2016

Experts Reflect on the 2016 Philly Food Scene
Organic Amish chicken at Vernick

Arthur Etchells, Foobooz founder, Manatawny Still Works regional manager: Serpico, Sbraga, Pub & Kitchen, Dim Sum Garden, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Stargazy, Zeppoli

Adam Erace, freelance writer: Most often, I’m ping-ponging between Stargazy and South Philly Barbacoa. Those are the two restaurants I probably ate at most this year, plus Santucci’s, which has ...

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Why Did a Ridiculously Expensive Tasting Menu Fail? It Wasn’t Just the Price

Source: Washingtonian Food

The Shaw Bijou announced yesterday that it’s slashing the price of its much-scrutinized tasting menu in half. Instead of 13 courses for $185 (before tax, tip, and alcohol), the nearly two-month-old restaurant will offer seven courses and a cocktail for $95 beginning Jan. 3.

“Humility creeps up on you when least expected, and the opening of this restaurant has taught us just that,” chef Kwame Onwuachi wrote in an email statement.

For those of us who’ve been following the fine dining restaurant since its announcement a year-and-a-half ago, the switch-up isn’t exactly unexpected. Over recent months, I’ve even heard other restaurant ...

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The 12 Days of Poke: Chikarashi on Canal Street

Source: Eater NY

Eater’s senior critic concludes his survey of NYC’s trendiest dish

On the Twelfth Day of Poke, My True Love Gave to Me…

The 12 Days of Poke: Chikarashi on Canal Street

Sichuan Chili Salmon at Chikarashi: An editor friend has been telling everyone who’ll listen how good Chikarashi is, a Chinatown place that produces what it calls “chef-driven poke.” My Scottish salmon came slathered with an orange dressing that imparted a burn to my lips, and a mellow glow to my stomach. Indeed, it was the best poke I’d tried so far, and left me eight more combinations to test in the coming months. Happy New Year! 227 ...

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