Source: NY Times Food
The authorities say the rules are intended to make kosher and halal slaughtering more humane, but some Jews and Muslims say they feel singled out.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
Lots of exciting new eateries opened their doors in metro Atlanta in 2017 (and, sadly, many closed too), but we already have our sights set on what’s to come for 2018. From unnamed projects from big-name restaurateurs to the first Atlanta locations of well-established concepts, these are the restaurants we can’t wait to see make their debuts in the new year.
Source: Atlanta Magazine
Batter Cookie Dough Counter at Ponce City MarketPhotograph by Matt Walljasper Anyone who tells you dessert isn’t important is plain wrong. Dessert is the best part of any meal. If suddenly the apocalypse were upon us, are you going to crave a bite of a kale salad or a bowl of ice cream? Exactly. But beyond traditional ice cream counters and bakeries, ultra trendy (and Instagramable) concoctions of rolled iced cream, mile-high milkshakes, doughnut cones, and all unicorn everything have been popping up on menus across the country. Last month, native Atlantan Julie Abes launched Batter Cookie Dough Counter inside ...
Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide
The cafe portion of Seylou Bakery and Mill in Shaw is dwarfed by its gaping kitchen. That’s because it takes a lot of space to hold the 14-foot oven, the 1,600-pound mill and the giant ambitions of baker Jonathan Bethony. Bethony, who owns the bakery with his wife, Jessica Azeez, has been hailed as “the Steve Jobs of […]
Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide
With so many restaurant options in the Washington area, it’s a good idea to gather some intel: Here are eight spots, recently vetted by Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, that are worth a try. Primrose Ready your Instagram before stepping into this Brookland wine bar from restaurateur Sebastian Zutant and his wife, designer Lauren […]
Source: Eater NY
From eclectic colors to clean lines, here are some restaurants that nailed design this year
Earlier this year, Eater New York awarded Chinese Tuxedo the Most Gorgeous Restaurant of the Year award, but tons of beautiful restaurants opened this year. Here’s a look at some restaurants with notable design that opened in New York this year.
Details: Kat & Theo owners Renee and Andreas Typaldos flipped the space into Merakia, a Greek steakhouse with a super long official name and a sense ...
Source: Grub Street NY
These 100,000 avocados are toast: News choppers captured 40,000 pounds’ worth on fire yesterday afternoon after their delivery vehicle burst into flames on a Texas highway. The 18-wheeler was hauling the taco staple north from Mexico on Interstate 35, when it was suddenly set ablaze by a mechanical problem, …
Source: Eater DC
The Adams Morgan newcomer is drawing in crowds
Adams Morgan’s long awaited Line hotel just celebrated its first week of service, injecting D.C. with a much-needed dose of hip hotel culture that displays sophistication and charm due largely to its debut, all-day eatery, the adventurous Brothers and Sisters.
The long delayed venture (1770 Euclid Street NW) moved closer to a full-fledged opening earlier this month by unveiling the first of five planned dining operations: local restaurateur Erik Bruner-Yang’s all-day restaurant and bar, Brothers and Sisters; James Beard Foundation Award-winning restaurateur Spike Gjerde’s all-day coffee shop and bakery, the Cup ...
Source: Eater Atlanta
These were the jaw-dropping designs of the year
Atlanta has no shortage of visually-stunning restaurant designs, and 2017 proved to be no exception with many of this year’s openings. Designs ranged from hat tips to the bright colors and patterns of Spain to chic takes on an old school steakhouse to the sexy vibes of a mid-century-inspired diner’s club.
Here, now, are the most beautiful, new restaurants in Atlanta of 2017.
Photos: Andrew Thomas Lee
Restaurant designer Elizabeth Ingram worked closely with owner Michael Lennox to completely transform the interior of the former H. Harper Station ...
Source: Eater DC
Divining what’s coming in the new year
As per tradition, Eater asked a group of restaurant critics, journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Here they take a crack at predicting the hospitality news everyone will be chasing over the next 12 months.
Jessica Sidman, Washingtonian food editor: “Donald Trump continues to only eat at his own steakhouse; D.C. continues to have no restaurants with three Michelin stars; Drink Company opens a Wawa-themed pop-up and people camp in line for a week for hoagie-inspired cocktails; A Korean barbecue restaurant opens ...
Months after going on an apparent and indefinite “hiatus,” Ray’s Hell Burger appears to be officially leaving Rosslyn.
The restaurant at 1650 Wilson Blvd is now available for lease, albeit with the Ray’s awnings and signs still up, including one noting the hiatus.
Earlier this year, the Washington Business Journal reported that owner Michael Landrum wanted out of his lease on the spot, across the street from the redeveloping Wilson School site. That storefront was across from the original Hell Burger, which was visited twice by then-President Barack Obama.
Customers can still visit a Ray’s Hell Burger on ...
Source: Grub Street NY
Oregon’s appeals court has written what could be the final chapter in the Sweet Cakes by Melissa anti-gay bakery saga. As a quick refresher, the drama’s been more or less continuous since 2013, when owners Melissa and Aaron Klein refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel …
Breathtaking spaces emerged all over
Earlier this month the editorial team at Eater DC awarded the stunning Succotash in Penn Quarter best new design of 2017 (readers chose to honor Navy Yard’s District Winery), but there are so many jaw-dropping new restaurants that joined the local scene this year.
Here’s a tour of the most striking additions to the area.
D.C.’s inaugural winery won’t be the only player in town for long — fellow chain City Winery is putting down roots across town in Ivy City — but it’s already earned a place in locals’ hearts thanks to its view of the Anacostia River and versatile design. The multifaceted complex, which houses a working winery, tasting room, restaurant, rooftop deck, fire pit-studded patio, and semi-private event spaces, is all about industrial chic, bringing together elements including stainless steel machinery, glass-wrapped wine cellars, and eco-friendly greenery under one roof.
Chef turned first-time restaurateur Hamilton Johnson didn’t just put his stamp on the Nordic-style cuisine now served at the restaurant that’s emerged from the shell of Southern-themed Vidalia, he’s enveloped diners in a cocoon of his defining experiences. The walls are covered in tributes to iconic musicians, while the ceiling features a patchwork of tattoos that adorn the ink-covered maestro in the kitchen.
For a while now, the trend in D.C. has been to open a kinda-sorta secret eatery inside a gas station around town. Georgetown Events founder Bo Blair went the other way with Millie’s in Spring Valley, planting a spacious, New England-esque family restaurant atop a drab slab of concrete that used to house a filling station. Modeled after the flagship property in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the D.C. version of Millie’s features mile markers touting well-known destinations around the world — which seems fitting given that dining there seems like a mini-vacation from the daily grind.
Hospitality vet Hakan Ilhan spared no expense in his bid to woo downtown diners. The seasoned restaurateur hired James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Frank Ruta to oversee the kitchen, handed pastry chef Aggie Chin a gold-plated cart upon which to showcase her eye-catching desserts, and went light and bright in this classically French restaurant.
This Midwestern import is actually two restaurants: the casual, all-day, fried cheese curd-serving tavern, and the fine dining-themed steakhouse up above. Each has its respective charms, including an alluring raw bar (downstairs), nattily dressed dining captains (upstairs), as well as access to exceptional drinks and spirits (both). Dress up or down, depending on the occasion; but don’t miss out on this worthwhile experience.
While waiting for everything to fall into place at the long-delayed Line hotel, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde decided to open a temporary beach bar. No ordinary pop-up, Baltimore’s seasonal Sandlot brings shore living to the Inner Harbor with waterfront vistas, sandy lounging areas, and locally sourced snacks the likes of which have probably never before sizzled atop a portable grill.
Serving as the anchor for the boutique Darcy hotel requires a certain amount of panache, and restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier has delivered that with crowd-pleaser Siren. A separate, street-side entrance helps the tony seafood-centric eatery set it itself apart from standard “hotel lobby restaurants.” A sea of overlapping blue-green tones, mermaid-themed fixtures, and shellfish-packed display cases complete the illusion of a satisfying journey beneath the waves.
This trip to Hong Kong via Blagden Alley has transported D.C. diners around the world with its dragon-covered walls, ornamental China, and vibrant colors. Oriental art and writing are splashed all about, while long communal tables invite everyone to pull up a seat and be thankful for time spent slurping noodles with loved ones.