Category Archives: Washington DC Food News

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Essential Dishes; Ian Fletcher IN at The Fainting Goat

Source: Eater DC

Plus, a new festival

IVY CITY—Expect a big new arts and bluegrass festival this summer in D.C. DixieFest, from the Mason Dixie biscuit folks, will take place in August with food, bands, a dog-friendly atmosphere and more. Additional info here. [EaterWire]

U STREET— Ian Fletcher is the new beverage director at The Fainting Goat. He’s putting together a bunch of new additions to their cocktail program, including Aperol ice cubes, matcha punch, gazpacho cocktails and more. [EaterWire]

THE CRITICS— It’s time for The Washington Post’s annual rundown of essential Washington dishes. There are some good ones on here, ...

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HipCityVeg Opens in Chinatown

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HipCityVeg Opens in Chinatown712 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who emailed about HipCityVeg’s opening in the former FroZenYo space yesterday. Check out their menu here.

“Who says you have to give up burgers, fries, and shakes to eat healthy? We’re not about that life. That’s why Nicole Marquis founded HipCityVeg in ...

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Drink Moscow Mules with Local Vodka at The Ivy Room

Source: Eater DC

The tasting room within Republic Restoratives’ distillery officially debuts tonight

Ivy City’s newest cocktail bar is located within one of its new distilleries.

The Ivy Room, which officially opens to the public tonight, is a collaboration between Republic Restorative Distillery founders Rachel Gardener and Pia Carusone, as well as Vinoda Basnayake (David Strauss heads up the bar program). The venue will feature cocktails all made with Civic Vodka, the in-house spirit for the distillery.

The space, located within the 7,000 square foot distillery), is about 800 square feet in size. They’re serving up drinks like Moscow Mules (with in-house ginger ...

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17 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of June 10-12

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

There’s a ton going on in the city this weekend, with an influx of Capital Pride-related parties and events in addition to the typical beer festivals, baseball games and concerts. So here are this weekend’s best bets in nightlife, festivals, museums, music and much more around the Washington area. Eat all 40: Washington’s essential dishes Summer, you say? Try […]

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Tom Sietsema Says Whaley’s Is Like a Day at the Beach

Source: Eater DC

Plus, reviews of Straw Stick & Brick, Kyirisan, Pi Pizzeria, Suma Restaurant, and Social Restaurant & Oyster Bar

The biggest story of the week was of course Tom Sietsema’s brutal zero star review of the ever-popular Founding Farmers. In contrast, he really likes Whaley’s, the new raw bar in Navy Yard from the team behind DGS Delicatessen. In his First Bite column in the Washington Post, he writes:

“If you order only one dish at Whaley’s…make it fried squash blossoms. Presented as a harmonious quartet, the edible flowers call to all the senses with their saffron hue, their gentle crackle ...

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Beer Festival, The Rammys, and More Weekend Food Events

Source: Eater DC

What to do this weekend

1) Americana Beerfest

What: More than 160 craft beers will be available at this event, with homebrew demos, workshops, live music, and more. Info here.

Where: Morven Park, Leesburg, Va.

When: Saturday at 2 p.m.

2) The Rammys

What: The best of D.C. restaurants gets celebrated at this annual awards event and gala (general admission sold out).

Where: Walter E Washington Convention Center

When: Sunday at 5 p.m.

3) Capital Pride

What: The parade for Pride is this weekend, but there are several restaurants celebrating in their own way with specials and events, including ...

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Beer Festival, The Rammys, and More Weekend Food Events

Source: Eater DC

What to do this weekend

1) Americana Beerfest

What: More than 160 craft beers will be available at this event, with homebrew demos, workshops, live music, and more. Info here.

Where: Morven Park, Leesburg, Va.

When: Saturday at 2 p.m.

2) The Rammys

What: The best of D.C. restaurants gets celebrated at this annual awards event and gala (general admission sold out).

Where: Walter E Washington Convention Center

When: Sunday at 5 p.m.

3) Capital Pride

What: The parade for Pride is this weekend, but there are several restaurants celebrating in their own way with specials and events, including ...

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Coming Soon to Rosslyn: Quinn’s on the Corner

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Coming Soon to Rosslyn: Quinn’s on the Corner

A new neighborhood bar and restaurant is coming to Rosslyn.

“Quinn’s on the Corner” is billing itself as “a perfect destination for amazing food and drink in a cool neighborhood setting.” It will be located on the ground floor of the 1776 Wilson Blvd office building, at the corner of Wilson and N. Quinn Street.

There’s no word on an opening date yet. Restaurateur Reese Gardner, who’s also behind Copperwood Tavern and the forthcoming Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Shirlington, said lease negotiations are not yet finalized.

Quinn’s will feature an outdoor patio, Irish and Belgian beers on draft and, for college ...

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The 40 most essential D.C. restaurant dishes of 2016

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

What was the single most memorable dish you ate in the past year? That’s the question we put to a broad survey of the Washington area’s chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, food writers and other culinary cognoscenti in compiling our fifth annual list of the most essential eats in and around the nation’s capital. Because the food […]

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D.C.’s Essential Ice Cream Shops

Source: Eater DC

Keep it icy cool this summer

It’s getting hot, which means that it’s even more important to know where to get frozen treats to beat the heat. In the last several years, new artisanal ice cream shops have opened to shake up the scoops from chains like Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin Robbins, and Haägen-Dazs.

The newest crop of ice cream shops has plenty of options to satisfy those who prefer plain vanilla and those who literally like things a little spicy. Want to try something boozy? There are plenty of ice creams and sorbets made with bourbon, gin, and Kahlua ...

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Founding Farmers Responds to Zero-Star Review, Plus More Intel

Source: Eater DC

Mini news bites for the morning

Biting back

Founding Farmers has published a response to Tom Sietsema’s tough zero star review of the restaurant, which made headlines yesterday (it’s only the second in the critic’s history to reflect that rating). The restaurant thanked its supporters, and wrote on Facebook: ” Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. We’re proudly owned by American Family Farmers, and we work hard to deliver quality, affordable, delicious food and drink to every guest that joins us. From our first day, eight years ago, we’ve learned a lot, continuously strive for improvement each day, and ...

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The Dabney Makes Food & Wine’s List; Jinya Ramen to Open June 21

Source: Eater DC

Plus, it’s Tico’s anniversary

LOGAN CIRCLE— Tico is celebrating its anniversary tonight. That means $10 anniversary special dishes, as well as a guest chef appearance from Del Campo’s Victor Albisu. [EaterWire]

SHAW— Food & Wine’s Restaurants of the Year list is out. And The Dabney is on it. [FW]

MERRIFIELD— There’s an opening date for the Mosaic District location of Jinya Ramen. They’ll debut June 21. [EaterWire]

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D.C.’s Cat Cafe is Expanding to Los Angeles

Source: Eater DC

Crumbs & Whiskers is making moves

The country is about to get a second location of Crumbs & Whiskers.

D.C.’s first (and only, at least for now) cat cafe is expanding to Los Angeles. The cafe announced its move in a Facebook video today. UPDATE: Owner Kanchan Singh tells Eater they will open in the fall at 7924 Melrose Ave.

Crumbs & Whiskers opened almost exactly a year ago in Georgetown. It’s located at 3211 O St. NW. It’s facilitated around 85 adoptions since its debut.

Los Angeles has seen some cat-cafe pop-ups and Kickstarter campaigns, but does not have ...

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The Dabney makes Food & Wine’s list of 2016 Restaurants of the Year

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The national accolades continue for Washington restaurants. This morning, Food & Wine announced its 2016 Restaurants of the Year, and the Dabney was among the 10 eateries honored. “This year’s winners are raising the bar in unexpected ways, showcasing serious originality and offering food that is as authentic as it is delicious,” according to a […]

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Where to Eat in Shaw and Mt. Vernon Triangle NOW

Source: Eater DC

A guide to arguably the city’s hottest neighborhoods

Hot new restaurants just keep on opening in Shaw, not to mention adjacent Mt. Vernon Triangle. Several buzzy dining destinations of the moment are currently located in these two nearby neighborhoods. Take a look at this month’s edition of the Eater Heat Map, and more than half of the restaurants can be found in that concentrated area.

Big name chefs like Tim Ma, Eric Ziebold and Michael Schlow have all opened restaurants in the area. But besides these chef-driven spots, the neighborhoods have also gotten an injection of culinary diversity. There’s ...

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