Category Archives: DCDG

New York Times’ Latest Tour of D.C. Restaurants Barely Mentions Steak

Source: Eater DC

Stops this time around range from D.C.’s debut winery to Eater’s Restaurant of the Year

Given that it’s apparently impossible for a New York Times contributor to avoid referring to steak/steakhouses/This Town when writing about D.C., consider it progress that the latest travel piece at least promotes an exceptional beef dish at Petworth stunner, Himitsu.

“It’s now entirely possible to spend a couple of memorable days here without once eating a New York strip steak or darkening a marble corridor,” New York Times Magazine writer Robert Draper says in the latest installment of “36 Hours in Washington, D.C....

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5 Feline-Friendly Wine Products for the Best BYOB at DC’s Cat Cafe

Source: Washingtonian Food

Crumbs & Whiskers, DC’s only cat cafe, offers experiences like co-working with cats, coffee with cats, and even yoga with cats. But from day one, patrons have told owner Kanchan Singh something was missing: wine with cats. Well, they finally got their wish. The cafe has implemented a BYOB policy on weekdays after 4:15 PM throughout […]

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Stir-Fry Chain Honeygrow’s Biggest Local Restaurant So Far Debuts in Rockville

Source: Eater DC

It’s the third branch in the DMV for the budding brand

Burgeoning chain Honeygrow just opened its largest local outpost to date in Rockville, Maryland, expanding upon its plan to establish eight new stir-fry eateries across the D.C.-metro area by the end of next year.

The Philly-based fast-casual restaurant, which has two other existing locations in Chinatown and Pentagon City, hired Rockville-based artist Ian Bell to do his thing inside its latest 2,500-square-foot spot.

The menu at the new 56-seat location includes newly added winter options such as roasted garlic tahini (whole wheat noodles, roast chicken, chickpeas, kale, red onions, ...

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (1.18.2018-1.21.2018)

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Wow, it’s almost been exactly a year since our nightmare (officially) started! What a beautifully trying 365 days it’s been! What a horrifying thought that we’ve potentially got three more to go LOL! If you can make it out to the 2018 Women’s March, I would highly recommend that – it’s v. therapeutic to see […]

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Best Weekend Bets

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The crown is literally very heavy.

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8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Source: Washingtonian Food

The Bruery celebrates the opening of its first DC location, which is also a first for the Orange County-based brewery on the East Coast. Head to The Sovereign in Georgetown on Thursday to try several of Patrick Rue’s beers, including vintage bottles from the cellar and rare IPAs from Offshoot Beer Co. The event is free […]

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Fancy Crab Cake Earns D.C. Chef a Trip to ‘The Chew,’ Plus More Intel

Source: Eater DC

Sen. Bernie Sanders digs pie

Food TV

Jonathan Dearden, the Virginia native currently manning the burners at Mason & Rook hotel restaurant, Radiator, is heading to New York City next month to represent D.C. in a national cooking competition put on by ABC’s The Chew. Dearden earned the slot after winning a local cook-off with a regionally inspired dish featuring Chesapeake crab, half-smokes, and potato-apple hash.

Coming attractions

When it arrives this spring, Del Ray newcomer Charlie’s on the Avenue plans to serve an eclectic menu featuring Cuban sandwiches, Bavarian pretzels, and Southern fried chicken. In an interview ...

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Award-Winning Marcel’s Wrecked by Water Damage

Source: Eater DC

“When we do reopen, we will be better than ever”

Marcel’s, the nearly 20-year-old, Rammy Award-winning restaurant chef Robert Wiedmaier spent $350,000 to modernize just a few years back, has been ruined by a broken water pipe — a weather-related disaster the seasoned restaurateur predicts will take weeks to come back from.

“We hope to open again in the first week of February,” Wiedmaier alerted supporters via social media about the recent devastation. He also operates other restaurants in the area including seafood-centric Siren, beer-friendly Brasserie Beck, and budding chain Mussel Bar, among others.

A fixture ...

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Get Free Beer at the Opening of This California Brewery’s New Union Market-Area Store

Source: Washingtonian Food

East Coast fans of The Bruery previously had to ask friends or relatives to ship bottles across the country if they wanted the California-brewer’s sought-after sour or barrel-aged beers. Now, they can pick up some on their way to Union Market. The Bruery Store, located at 513 Morse St. NE, opened in December but celebrates its […]

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These Are the Best Dishes in Washington Right Now

Source: Washingtonian Food

Sea-urchin flan with lobster Marcel’s It’s said that a chef’s talent can be judged by his or her soup—and we’re always drawn to Robert Wiedmaier’s decadent brews. So it’s no wonder this dish is so winning: Intensified lobster bisque serves as a base for a custardy sea-urchin flan, crowned with ginger-and-butter-poached tail meat, crème fraîche, […]

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Penn Quarter’s Taco Bamba Pop-Up Is Staying Put

Source: Eater DC

Restaurateur Victor Albisu’s lunch experiment has tripled his business

Taco lovers worried about missing chef Victor Albisu’s pop-up in Penn Quarter can relax: his Taco Bamba lunch service is sticking around at Del Campo’s bar for the foreseeable future.

Washington Business Journal reports that the temporary version of Albisu’s suburban taco stand originally projected to wrap up its residency in D.C. at the end of this month will now remain in place until Albisu decides otherwise.

“Five years ago I would have said I don’t want to cross these streams, but now we’re living in the time when the ...

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Bloomingdale’s Wicked Bloom Drops Local Barbecue for Gourmet Food

Source: Eater DC

It’s the first big menu change since opening in 2015

Wicked Bloom Social Club, the neighborhood bar that started out as barbecue den Dcity Smokehouse’s boozy sibling, is pivoting from backyard fare to global snacks complemented by classic cocktails.

Bourbon Steak head bartender Torrence Swain and pop-up dining vet Johanna Hellrigl are now consulting on the drinks and food, respectively; their latest contributions are hitting tables right now.

The revamped menu ($8 to $16) trades pulled pork for appetizers, mains, and desserts designed to appeal to a wider audience. There’s za’atar-spiced flatbreads for two as well as lightly ...

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A Food Editor’s Guide to the Best of DC Winter Restaurant Week 

Source: Washingtonian Food

The big Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week runs Monday, January 22 through January 28. Hundreds of restaurants in the area participate–so how do you pick? Here are our recommendations for new hotspots, the best deals, the biggest menus, and where to romance your dinner date. Exciting Newcomers  Del Mar: Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s dazzling new Spanish […]

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Chef of the Year Michael Rafidi Says D.C. Restaurants Need More Vegetable Plates

Source: Eater DC

D.C.’s path to dining greatness is through the garden

While he is delighted to see how dramatically the local dining scene has blossomed over the past few years, award-winning chef Michael Rafidi says something very important is still missing in D.C.: inventive vegetable dishes.

And the Maryland native, fresh off his win as Eater DC’s editor’s choice for Chef of the Year, isn’t letting himself off the hook for the perceived deficiency.

“The menus here are majority meat-focused,” Rafidi tells Eater, fully acknowledging that many of the offerings he co-authored at area newcomers Arroz (smoked bone marrow; grilled octopus; ...

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