Monthly Archives: January 2017


See photos of the harvesting of White Stone oysters

Source: Washington Post Food Section

White Stone Oyster has an elite restaurant clientele, including Le Diplomate and Rose’s Luxury. The company hopes to compete with West Coast firms by offering deep-cup, sweet and meaty oysters grown in a sustainable aquaculture farm in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Where to Watch Super Bowl 51 in Philadelphia

Source: Eater Philly

Patriots, Falcons, wings

Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday, February 5, and staying inside is getting old. Here’s a list of some great Super Bowl-watching options, from old-school classics to some swankier options. There’s no need to host, cook, and clean when you can have these places do it for you.

Note that the places on this map are all screening the match — but there are more options in case you’re looking for some sort of take-out deal. Mission Taqueria have a Super Bowl feast package (pre-ordering mandatory), and Ela or Percy Street Barbecue are also solid options. Meanwhile ...

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Hoots Is the Restaurant for the Man Who Loves Wings But Hates Objectifying Women

Source: Grub Street NY

For the man with discerning taste in chicken wings, but who cannot stand the thought of forcing a woman to don clothes that objectify her at the workplace, there is finally a restaurant in which you can feel comfortable. It’s called Hoots.

Perhaps recognizing the abundance of men who aren’t …

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El Balconcito Crew Plans to Open a Peruvian Restaurant and Pisco Bar in Old City

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

If you’re craving Peruvian food in Philly, you’ll likely have to drive for it. Your options are the Northeast, home of Peruvian-Portugese standbys El Balconcito and El Balconcito II, or City Avenue, where polla a la brasa-chain Sardi’s opened its first Philly location next to a Boston Market, or Upper Darby, where Inka Wall puts out some of the region’s best. But for a taste of that Latin American/Asian fusion closer to city center? Nothing’s filled the hole left by Jose Garces when he closed Chifa in 2013.

That’ll soon change when Miguel Toro — who both co-owns and operates both El Balconcitos with his family ...

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Here Are the Worst People You Could Choose for the New Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural

Last week, Ben’s Chili Bowl took down its mural–which included former President Barack Obama, Donnie Simpson, Chuck Brown, and alleged sexual predator Bill Cosby–to make room for a new one. The restaurant asking its fans to vote on who should be featured next. The survey prompts voters to choose six of their preferred nominees from a list of 59 civil-rights leaders, athletes, and […]

Here Are the Worst People You Could Choose for the New Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural” was first published on Washingtonian.


RJ Cooper Leaves 5Church for a New Restaurant in Nashville

Source: Eater Atlanta

Cooper was 5Church’s executive chef before taking a reduced role

After taking a reduced role at 5Church late last year, chef RJ Cooper has moved on. Cooper is heading to the Music City to open a restaurant called Henley, reports Eater Nashville.

“5Church and RJ Cooper have amicably parted ways,” a representative for the restaurant tells Eater Atlanta. “Jamie Lynch has been overseeing the kitchen and menu since he returned from filming the current season of Top Chef.”

Cooper, who won the James Beard Foundation’s award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic in 2007, was announced as 5Church’s executive chef ...

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Twitter Blasts José Andrés for Defending Casey Patten

Source: Eater DC

Sticking up for Taylor Gourmet stokes anti-Trump crowd

Coming to the defense of embattled Taylor Gourmet co-founder Casey Patten may wind up costing restaurateur José Andrés business.

Patten, who’s taken a beating on social media after being photographed Monday with polarizing President Donald Trump, has already begun his apology tour, telling the Washington City Paper he respects other’s opinions, but still considers himself an agent of change.

Even though he remains embroiled in a legal battle with 45 stemming from the then-candidate’s inflammatory remarks about unauthorized immigrants, Andrés urged the online community to consider the difference between showing respect for ...

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Fish’s New Tasting Bar, Chef Change at Conosci

Source: Eater DC

Plus, Myron Mixon Pitmaster Barbeque is here

ALEXANDRIA—To celebrate its big opening, Myron Mixon Pitmaster Barbeque is throwing a festive pig pull starting at 5 p.m. tonight. The 130-pound Berkshire Cross Breed spent a day in a custom-built smoker after being prepped with Mixon’s award-winning concoction of spices and fruit. The $35 meal includes the pulled pork—pulled by the celebrity chef himself—and endless sides. [EaterWire]

OXON HILL—The new Fish by José Andrés at MGM National Harbor just debuted a “Maryland Fry Bar” inside, where Chesapeake Bay fare meets tempura techniques. Guests get a front-row seat of the prep ...

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Analysts Say a Tariff on Mexican Goods Would Screw Chipotle

Source: Grub Street NY

A tariff on Mexican goods could be a massive headache for still-struggling Chipotle, analysts say in a new report out today. Instinet’s Mark Kalinowski, probably the most respected analyst who studies the restaurant industry, crunched numbers on the fallout if President Trump taxed Mexican imports to pay for …

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100-Plus Places to Avoid Winter Restaurant Week Insanity

Source: Eater DC

The twice-yearly promotion is here, but this guide is for the people who hate it

It’s once again Winter Restaurant Week in D.C., which means over 250 restaurants around town are offering special prix fixe menus at the discounted price of $22 for lunch and $35 for dinner. And a $22 brunch option hatched for this first time this year.

But what about diners who wish to avoid the promotion (Jan. 30 through Feb. 5) — whether they’re ducking crowds, averse to preprogrammed dining or have other concerns about the deal?

Here’s a list of about 100 new, interesting, or ...

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Chicken And The Egg’s Marc Taft Is Opening Three Forsyth Restaurants

Source: Eater Atlanta

More OTP expansion

Chef Marc Taft has officially launched his own restaurant company, and he’s expanding with three restaurants in Forsyth County. Under the Southern Fried Hospitality umbrella, Taft will open Co-Op Community Table + Bar at the forthcoming Halcyon mixed-use development in April 2018, according to a Tuesday announcement.

In addition to Co-Op, which will serve modern Southern cuisine, Taft will open Feed Fried Chicken + Such and a currently unnamed burger joint, according to Atlanta Magazine. These restaurants are on track to open in April 2018 as well.

Taft is also opening a Feed restaurant at The ...

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