Monthly Archives: October 2017

Soon Diners at City Winery Can Take Their Vino To Go

Source: Eater Atlanta

Via the restaurant’s new growler program

Fans of wine bar-restaurant-music venue City Winery’s house varietals will be pleased to learn they can now take those selections to go. City Winery will launch a new growler program this Friday, October 20.

The gist: Patrons can purchase refillable wine bottles from the Ponce City Market-adjacent venue for $5, and they’ll be able to purchase its wines for home consumption. Although, drinking from growlers on the premises will not be permitted. Prices will start at $15.

The new program is set to debut about a month-and-a-half after new laws regarding alcohol sales in ...

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It’s official: Kimball House team will open a casual seafood restaurant at Krog Street Market

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The former Luminary spacePhoto by Renee Brock. Kimball House owners Matt Christison, Miles Macquarrie, Bryan Rackley, and Jesse Smith have confirmed they signed a lease to take over the former Luminary space at Krog Street Market, where they will open a yet-to-be-named seafood restaurant and bar. “We are super excited to have one of Atlanta and the Southeast’s most talented restaurant and bar groups join the Krog Street Market lineup,” says Merritt Lancaster of Paces Properties, the current owner of Krog Street Market. “We are looking forward to an innovative new concept to round out our anchor tenants.” The food ...

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Ambitious Steak House Aims to Dominate Power Dining in D.C.

Source: Eater DC

Midwest chain Rare Steak and Seafood plans November 1 opening

Wisconsin-based Rare Steak and Seafood is making a power play in the District, unveiling a two story restaurant — with a bonus rooftop dining option — designed to lure in expense-account diners for breakfast, lunch, and dinner once it opens next month.

The new 10,000-square-foot restaurant taking up residence at 1595 Eye Street NW features a host of dining opportunities.

There’s a casual tavern-style eatery (think: raw bar offerings, dry-aged burgers, and steak frites, among other things) on the ground floor that’s projected to accommodate up to 170 meat ...

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Atoboy Team Plots New Korean Fine Dining Restaurant

Source: Eater NY

Atomix will be a combo cocktail bar and upscale restaurant

The team behind banchan-inspired casual Korean restaurant Atoboy is planning to go more upscale with a new fine dining restaurant. Atomix, located nearby at 103 East 30th Street, will be a mix of two concepts, with the dining room downstairs and a small cocktail bar upstairs.

Considering co-owner and chef Junghyun ‘JP’ Park used to cook at Michelin-starred Jungsik, the move makes sense. Here, he and partner Ellia Park plan to serve Korean food in a kaiseki style, which is the Japanese tasting menu format that focuses on ...

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Eat This Now: 100-Day Dry-Aged Rib Eye at Kensington Quarters

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

A couple months ago, someone asked chef Damon Menapace if he’d ever heard of anyone dry-aging a steak for 100 days. And okay, so to a normal person, that might be a weird question. But Menapace is the chef at Kensington Quarters — a restaurant that takes meat very seriously. So Menapace thought about it. He…

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A Brooklyn Waitress Allegedly Stole $500,000 From an Elderly Regular

Source: Grub Street NY

A waitress at a Brooklyn diner has been accused of taking advantage of an elderly customer to the tune of nearly half a million dollars. The New York Daily News reports that 46-year-old Alice Legall was arraigned on Tuesday and faces charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of a …

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Award-winning brewery set to open a brewpub in Forsyth County

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A flight of beer at Cherry Street Taproom.

The Cumming brewery that won the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship is opening a second space in Forsyth County.

Cherry Street Brewing will open a nearly 8,000-square-foot brewpub and beer garden in mixed-use development Halcyon.

The spot will serve a menu of seasonal, upscale pub food. The beer selection will include 16 existing Cherry Street beers, as well as a brew specifically made for the Halcyon location.  The open-air beer garden will feature communal tables, bar space and a stage for special events.

Founded by siblings Nick and Alisa Tanner — whose ...

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Vietnamese and Cambodian Chefs Are Popping Up at Noord

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Two Vietnamese-born women chefs are bringing their Taste of Asia dinner series to Noord with a feast served on banana leaves. Das Good Inc. chef-owners Anh Vongbandith and Savuol Ngo will serve up a family-style spread at the second Taste of Asia event on October 23rd. The chefs will pile the leaf-covered table high with…

The post Vietnamese and Cambodian Chefs Are Popping Up at Noord appeared first on Philadelphia Magazine.

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D.C. Finally Has a Nobu, and It’s ‘Already the Most Pretentious Restaurant in Washington’

Source: Grub Street NY

Faraway places like Cape Town, Ibiza, Manila, and Dallas all have their own Nobus, but the nation’s capital has somehow been without one for 23 years. That changed a few weeks ago when the Kardashian’s favorite sushi chain opened its newest outpost in the city’s upscale West End. …

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New Pop Ups-Only Cafe Arrives in Dupont Circle

Source: Eater DC

Enjoy everything from bourbon drinks to bagel sandwiches at Made in DC

Dupont Circle’s Made in DC, a new brick-and-mortar store and cafe stuffed with hyper-local brands, is ready to feed locals’ eating, drinking, and shopping habits all in one spot. The spacious one-stop shop for splurging, sized at 2,500 square feet, formally debuts on Thursday, October 19, at 1333 19th Street NW.

The inaugural eateries working out of its rotating in-store cafe are Dorjee Momo, serving up nomadic Tibetan cuisine by chef Dorjee Tsering, and Tortilladora, a self-styled taco operation dreamed up by Matchbox Food Group ...

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Starr and Olexy: We Only Paid to Make Wage Case Go Away

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Yesterday, Foobooz reported that a yearlong U.S. Department of Labor investigation found that Talula’s Garden, Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy’s farm-to-table eatery, had violated minimum wage, overtime, and record keeping laws after a former employee filed a complaint alleging that he and other staffers had been made to work off the clock. Today, Washington Square Restaurant Partners — the…

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5 Most Over-the-Top Earnest Things About Eleven Madison Park’s Renovation

Source: Eater NY

Make! It! Nice!

Eleven Madison Park is still going real hard on symbolism in its renovation. The premier fine dining restaurant whose mission is to “make it nice” has been reopen following its snazzy redesign for just over a week, and the earnestness over the changes keeps reaching new and higher levels.

Now that the big reveal has happened, chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara have been sharing smaller details about the new space, giving everyone a peek inside the process. It’s all pretty heady and positively dripping money, and practically everything has some sort of double meaning with ...

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Palizzi Social Club Just Might Be the Hardest Table to Score in America

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Palizzi Social Club hasn’t added any new members since landing on Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants list. The reason why — presumably — was to keep it honest. Palizzi, since its inception a century ago, was a club strictly for Philadelphians (sure, Italian-expats-only at first, but, over the years, its grown to accept members from all…

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Upcoming Philly Restaurants: More Hoagies, Tacos, and Pizza Heading This Way

Source: Eater Philly

A continually updated list of bars, coffee shops, and restaurants opening soon    

WEST PHILLY — Kensington-based coffee roasters ReAnimator is opening a third coffee shop, this one in West Philly. It’s going into the ground floor of the Garden Court Plaza apartment building at 47th and Pine. Mark Capriotti and Mark Corpus of ReAnimator also own Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse. [West Philly Local]

WASHINGTON SQUARE WESTMiddle Child opens this week at 248 S. 11th Street with breakfast, lunch, and packaged snacks and sweets. According to the restaurant, it’s a “healthy-ish neighborhood joint inspired by the delis, ...

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Pita-Slinger Naf Naf Grill Showers Downtown With Free Food

Source: Eater DC

Incoming chain is giving away lunch Wednesday, October 18

Grab-and-go import Naf Naf Grill, which serves hummus, BYO pita sandwiches, and coin-shaped fries, debuts in D.C. Wednesday, October 18 with free food for all.

The Middle Eastern-themed chain, which has a strong presence in Chicago and Philadelphia, is now open for business at 1875 K Street NW (formerly the Protein Bar space). On Wednesday, guests can devour free pita sandwiches, fries and a drink from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last).

The 2,600-square-foot location serves up custom salads, falafel, spit-roasted shawarma, assorted sauces, Basmati rice dishes, ...

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Map: Michelin Rated Restaurants Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Michelin just released its 2018 DC guide, which includes 14 one- and two-star restaurants, as well as Bib Gourmand eateries, where diners can get two plates and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 (not including tax or tip). Here’s where to find your next Michelin meal. Get Our Weekend Newsletter The best DC news, […]

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Joël Robuchon’s Famed L’Atelier Returns Next Week For a Lucky Few

Source: Eater NY

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon starts serving private dinners next week, with public debut likely to follow

Sounds like Michelin star collector chef Joël Robuchon’s reentry into the New York City dining scene is getting close to a public debut.

The internationally famous chef’s Chelsea location of acclaimed tasting counter L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon starts serving private dinners next week — meaning a debut to the public isn’t far off. An Eater tipster says the former Colicchio and Sons space at 85 10th Avenue, between 15th and 16th streets, has been staffed up and recently has been finalizing the menu.

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The Absolute Best Brewery Taprooms in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

As recently as five years ago, New York City was a pretty desolate landscape for locally brewed beer. However, a 2014 legislative change legalizing on-premise sales brought a tide of brewery and taproom openings that soon swept over every borough. This is New York, though, and simply making IPAs, setting …

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D.C. Restaurant Review Show ‘Check, Please!’ Premieres Tonight

Source: Eater DC

WETA series will highlight restaurants and “holes in the walls” across the DMV

Move over, Michelin inspectors. Public broadcaster WETA is shining a light on the restaurants food-loving locals say deserve attention with Check, Please! DC, a new dining series debuting Wednesday, October 18.

Compass Rose founder and newly minted TV host Rose Previte tells Eater she has very much enjoyed exploring different parts of the city — and the surrounding areas — thanks to the rotating panel of amateur reviewers.

“We’re getting off 14th Street NW and away from the Wharf,” she says of suggestions that ...

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