Category Archives: DCDG

Alexandria Restaurant Unveils New Embedded Whiskey Bar

Source: Eater DC

Union Street Public House’s latest addition, 1986, stocks 100-plus bottles of brown liquor

Thirty-year-old neighborhood restaurant Union Street Public House recently transformed an interior bar into a drinking den dubbed 1986.

The 1,200-square-foot space is named after the year the surrounding watering hole cropped up in historic Alexandria, Virginia. Management estimates that the updated area can accommodate around three dozen drinkers; it plans to operate the parlor from 5 p.m. till closing Wednesday through Saturday.

Although it’s billed as a whiskey bar — management says to expect “100 expressions of whiskey from around the globe” — other spirits are also ...

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Drink your Thanksgiving at Hank’s, Now Serving Turkey and Sweet Potato Cocktails

Source: Washingtonian Food

Thanksgiving with the extended family can make you want to drink your dinner instead of eat it. At Hank’s Cocktail Bar in Petworth, that urge can be fulfilled. Beverage director Jessica Weinstein and bar manager Michael Norman cooked up the “We Give Thanks for Cocktails” menu, which emulates a Turkey Day meal–down to the turkey. The libations include plenty […]

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A Stormtrooper checks your ID at this new ‘Star Wars’-themed pop-up bar

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

I’ve never had a Stormtrooper check my ID before I could enter a bar — and you probably haven’t either, unless you’ve hung out in Mos Eisley. But that was the case on opening night at D.C.’s Dark Side Bar, a new “Star Wars”-inspired pop-up that also opened locations in Lower Manhattan and inside Hollywood’s historic […]

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Capitol Food Fight Auctions Off José Andrés’ Worn Sneakers

Source: Eater DC

The crowd was spellbound by baseball stars and dueling schnitzels

Disaster relief point man José Andrés didn’t give the shirt of his back at this year’s Capital Food Fight, but he came close. During part of the festivities, political analyst and guest judge Ana Navarro noticed that the humanitarian who’s been racing around storm-ravaged Puerto Rico feeding desperate locals had kicked off his shoes and was walking around barefoot. So she offered up the historic kicks for charity (see below).

The annual fundraiser for DC Central Kitchen also featured plenty of action on the food front. Chef Miranda Rosenfelt ...

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4 New Breakfasts and Brunches to Try This Weekend

Source: Washingtonian Food

All-Purpose 1250 Ninth St., NW Chef Mike Friedman’s pizza joint serves a brand new Sunday brunch menu of Italian-American eats. The pies look as good as ever, but we’re excited to explore daytime offerings like warm polenta muffins with fresh fruit preserves, everything-spiced smoked salmon rillettes, and baked eggs all’amatriciana. Brunch cocktails like Italian screwdrivers […]

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Look Inside the Israeli Street Food Restaurant at the Museum of the Bible

Source: Eater DC

Manna, from Equinox chef Todd Gray, debuts this weekend

Those passing through the massive doors of the new Museum of the Bible (400 Fourth Street SW) this weekend will get a taste of what life is like in the Holy Land at Manna, the cafeteria-style eatery restaurateur Todd Gray has installed on the top floor.

Gray, founder of nearly 20-year-old downtown restaurant Equinox, visited Israel earlier this year to prepare for this quick-service experience he’s created for museumgoers, sampling all manner of local cooking in order to construct the most authentic recreation possible stateside. His tasting tour included ...

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Tom Sietsema Is Hooked on Del Mar’s Seafood-Studded Paella

Source: Eater DC

What the critics are saying this week

Del Mar

Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema delves into restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi’s dramatic two-story addition to the Southwest waterfront, where he consumes everything from tapas to family-style rice dishes. “Classic Spanish small plates through the eyes of an exacting chef” range from briny oysters in a sea snail-shaped vessel to scarlet peppers stuffed with sweet Maryland crab. Don’t miss out on the Iberico ham, a rosy marbled treat that’s “best enjoyed” carved straight off the bone (paleta). Meanwhile, the imported eye candy and details throughout the space are alluring: there’s a ...

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44 Iconic DMV Dishes

Source: Eater DC

Tastes every D.C. diner should know

There are certain dishes that are just inexplicably linked to certain Washington restaurants. Customers travel there just to try them. Tourists seek them out when exploring the city. And regulars can’t stop ordering them even though they know they should branch out and try something new.

This map features some knee-jerk picks that immediately come to mind, from the messy-as-can-be sausages at Ben’s Chili Bowl to late-night favorites like crispy falafel and insanely greasy jumbo slice. Others reflect D.C.’s diverse community, a melting pot that’s brought together herb-laced soups, slaw-topped pupusas, meaty banh mi, ...

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Where To Get Carryout On Thanksgiving

Source: Eater DC

To-go orders make feasting easy

Lots of D.C. dining establishments will take the cooking off the proverbial holiday plate — just pick up, reheat, and serve.

Some restaurants offer the whole feast — turkey, stuffing, sides, pies, and more — while others do just pieces of the meal. Cooking an entire dinner and don’t want to have to worry about dessert? Fear not — there are plenty of places in D.C. to order pie.

Read on for some of Eater’s top to-go Thanksgiving picks (kitchen clean-ups not included):

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th Street NW

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Where to Get Carryout on Thanksgiving

Source: Eater DC

To-go orders simplify holiday dining

Lots of D.C. restaurants will take cooking off the proverbial holiday plate — just pick up, reheat, and serve.

Some restaurants offer the whole feast — turkey, stuffing, sides, pies, and more — while others prepare just portions of the meal. Cooking an entire dinner and don’t want to have to worry about dessert? Fear not: there are plenty of places in D.C. to order pie.

Read on for some of Eater’s top to-go Thanksgiving picks (kitchen clean-ups not included):

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th Street NW

End Thanksgiving on a ...

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1905’s Space To Become A Baja California-Inspired Respite in Shaw

Source: Eater DC

Tequila will start flowing in March 2018

The team from Takoda is taking over the recently-shuttered 1905 neighborhood restaurant and transforming the 2,400-square-foot space into a bright, boozy paradise dubbed Cortez, complete with a rooftop tequila bar, fish tacos, and other coastal-inspired accents.

A complete conversion of the dimly-lit 1905 space (1905 9th Street NW) will result in a “playful and eclectic experience” for guests, says founder/owner Ryan Seelbach, who’s taking on the redesign with business partner Jeff Sunderland.

A light aqua hue will be pervasive throughout Cortez, which is named after the Sea of Cortez along the eastern coast ...

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Shuttered 1905’s Becoming a Tequila Bar

Source: Eater DC

Takoda crew is working to open a Southern California oasis by next March

The team behind Shaw beer garden Takoda is taking over recently shuttered neighborhood restaurant 1905 and transforming the 2,400-square-foot space into a bright, boozy paradise dubbed Cortez, complete with a rooftop tequila bar, fish tacos, and other coastal-inspired accents.

The planned conversion of the dimly-lit space (1905 Ninth Street NW) will result in a “playful and eclectic experience” for customers, says founder/owner Ryan Seelbach, who’s taking on the redesign with business partner Jeff Sunderland.

A light aqua hue will appear throughout Cortez, which is named after the ...

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Maydan Will Serve “Grandma” Cooking From Georgia, Lebanon, and Beyond

Source: Washingtonian Food

No need to worry about mispronouncing “Maydan.” The restaurant from the Compass Rose team, whose name refers to a town square, might be called “MAY-dahn” or “MY-dahn,” depending on where you’re from. Co-owner Rose Previte first learned the word while living in Russia, but soon discovered variations are used throughout Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, the […]

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (11.16.2017-11.19.2017)

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

My love for Australia has always been more or less unbridled, but I could never let myself fully get lost in the passion due to a little thing called marriage inequality. BUT NOW…now that 61.6% of the population said “FUCK YOU, OTHER 34.8%, WE VOTE YES!” I can become the true biggest fan I was […]

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