Tag Archives: Anju

Octane Grant Park is now officially Revelator—and is launching a Korean pop-up

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A spread from the Anju pop-up at Revelator Grant ParkCourtesy of Revelator Coffee Birmingham, Alabama-based Revelator Coffee stunned the local coffee community when it acquired Atlanta’s Octane Coffee last spring. Since then, the companies have been quietly merging their operations and working to create consistency among their offerings. Octane founder Tony Riffel became Relevator’s director of retail. He and Revelator president Josh Owens have hired Shanna Mayo (formerly of Amer) as beverage director and Eli Kirstein (formerly of the Luminary) as Atlanta culinary director. In one of the first obvious examples of the conversion, Octane Grant Park is officially changing ...

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Mandu’s Monthly Late Night Pop-Up, Anju, Seeks a Permanent Home

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Mandu chef Danny Lee first launched his monthly pop-up series, Anju, as a way to gauge interest in a possible restaurant serving late-night Korean bar snacks. Over the course of the last nine months, a rotating cast of some of the biggest chefs in the city have joined Lee, his mom Yesoon Lee, and fellow Anju host chef Jonah Kim to make the pop-up a huge hit with lines that spill down the block.

Now, Lee is ready to begin searching for a permanent home for the concept. He’ll hold the very last Anju pop-up on March 6 with restaurateurs Jeff ...

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The Hungries: The Best and Worst of D.C. Restaurants in 2014

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The New York Times may be a little slow to take note, but the D.C. dining scene is finally getting some national recognition that doesn’t involve places catering to lobbyists with expense accounts. Local hotspot Rose’s Luxury was named best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit. And the celebrity-chef invasion is in full swing, with the arrival of Rural Society from Jose Garces, Tico from Michael Schlow, and DBGB Kitchen + Bar from Daniel Boulud. (David Chang’s Momofuku and Mario Batali–backed Eataly are also on the way.)

On the flip side, these ...

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Mandu and Daikaya Host Late-Night Guest Chef Events This Weekend

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The game of guest-chef musical chairs continues. Mandu‘s monthly late-night guest chef series, Anju, returns tonight at 10 p.m. at the Korean restaurant’s K Street NW location. This time, Vermillion chef Will Morris and Cafe Saint-Ex/Bar Pilar chef Jesse Miller will join host chefs Danny Lee and Jonah Kim to create a fusion menu with dishes like mac and kimcheese and pork belly congee with beet pickled eggs, nori, and Doritos.

Then on Saturday, all four chefs will head to the izakaya at Daikaya to collaborate on another late-night menu with chef Katsuya Fukushima, who previously participated in Anju. The party goes from 11 p.m. to ...

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You Can Eat Chicken Feet and Bulgogi Ravioli at Anju Guest Chef Night Tonight

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Anju, the monthly guest chef pop-up at the K Street NW location of Mandu, is back tonight. This time, Osteria Morini executive chef Matt Adler and pastry chef Alex Levin, as well as Las Vegas chef John Courtney, will join hosts Danny Lee and Jonah Kim in the kitchen.

The menu will include things like pig’s head terrine with gochujang and celery root daikon slaw; crispy spiced chicken feet with nori crema; bulgogi ravioli with scallions and sesame seeds; and shrimp and grits consisting of a ponzu-poached shrimp cocktail with rice porridge. Dishes are $6 each or three ...

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Menu Porn: Tim Ma Brings His Cooking (and Wings) to Anju

Source: Eater DC

Next up for the Anju pop-up: Water & Wall and Maple Ave. chef Tim Ma. He’ll join Jonah Kim and guest bartender Eddie Kim for a night of largely Asian-inspired dishes like Bo Ssam spring rolls, beef heart tartare and ramen carbonara. He’ll also be preparing his wings-with-a-cult following, spiked with creme fraiche.

The event will take place this Friday, starting at 10 p.m.

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Is the Future of D.C. Restaurants in Collaborations?

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Mandu could have been mistaken for a hot nightclub with a line of people camped out down the block at 10 p.m. on a recent Friday night. But instead of a bouncer, a host ushered in the crowds. Within 10 minutes, every seat in the Korean restaurant was full, with people two or three deep shouting orders at the bar. In the house that night? Guest chef Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya. Sure, all these people could walk just a few blocks south to try his cooking any day of the year. But for one night at Mandu, he teamed ...

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Boundary Road Launches Weekly Guest Chef Series for August

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Chefs seem to be everywhere but their own kitchens these days, as guest-chef nights have proliferated at restaurants across the city. Restaurateur Mike Isabella notably hosts Industry Takeover Nights the first Monday of every month where local and visiting chefs and mixologists take over the kitchen of Graffiato’s first-floor pizza bar. And this summer, Mandu launched a late night pop-up called Anju on the first Friday of every month featuring the likes of Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey and Daikaya chef Kastuya Fukushima. And now, the latest guest chef series comes from Boundary Road on H Street ...

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Chef Shuffles: Former Pabu chef Jonah Kim of…

Source: Eater DC

Former Pabu chef Jonah Kim of Baltimore has been showing up around D.C. lately, whether it be at the Anju pop-up or the Chefs Behind Bars cocktail series. Does this mean a D.C. move is imminent? Not necessarily, he tells Zagat. “”DC is quite nice, but I don’t know which direction I’m going to go in.” [Zagat]

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EaterWire: A Home for Corned Beef King; Anju Menu Highlights

Source: Eater DC

GEORGETOWN— Longing for the days when Citronelle was the toast of Georgetown? You can buy a piece of the now-shuttered restaurant if you call this number. [Twitter]

BETHESDA— The Corned Beef King has found a more permanent home. The sandwich purveyor will now appear regularly at the Women’s market in Bethesda, according to Bethesda Magazine. [EaterWire]

CLARENDON— Now open in Arlington: a health food cafe. ARLNOW brings word of Karu & Toast, which specializes in vegan food. [ARLNOW]

MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLESweet potato doughnut holes. Korean pork arancini. Tonkatsu fries. These are ...

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EaterWire: Most Anticipated Openings; Anju’s Guest Chef Roster

Source: Eater DC

Mandu.jpgBALLSTON— Rejoice, hoagie-loving Arlingtonians. The Taylor Gourmet coming there is about two weeks from opening, ARLNOW reports. [ARLNOW]

EATER GUIDES— Eater National has its own list of the most anticipated summer restaurant openings this year. Baltimore’s Aggio, along with D.C.’s Maketto and Rural Society, all make the cut. [-EN-]

MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLEMandu just announced the summer’s slate of guest chefs for Anju, their monthly Korean bar pop-up. Jonah Kim is working with Danny Lee on the project. They’ll host Kyle Bailey (Neighborhood Restaurant Group) and Tiffany MacIsaac July 11, Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya ...

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Menu Porn: Here’s What They’re Serving at Anju Tonight

Source: Eater DC

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Anju, Mandu’s monthly Korean bar pop-up event, kicks off this evening at 10 p.m., with special guest chef Jonah Kim. The kitchen staff’s already at work making homemade noodles for the ramen. Here’s the full menu for the event, which includes plenty of snacks like ramen ja jang and potato an corn croquettes, as well as soups and drink specials.

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Monthly Late Night Korean Snack Menu Coming to Mandu

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

manduMidnight cheese ramen, anyone? Mandu chef and owner Danny Lee is launching Anju, a series of monthly late night pop-ups beginning June 6 at the Korean restaurant’s 435 K Street NW location. Lee is teaming up with Baltimore chef Jonah Kim to create a menu of Korean-inspired bar snacks that will be available from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. the first Friday of every month. No reservations required.

Anju is a Korean word for snacks that go with alcohol. On the menu, expect to find things like oysters with kimchi cocktail sauce, sliced chilled pork belly with lettuce cups, radishes with ...

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Adventures in Drinking: Mandu to Launch Anju, a Late Night Korean Pop-Up

Source: Eater DC

mandufb.jpgMandu is launching a monthly late-night bar menu beginning June 6, with input from guest chefs.

The pop-up will be called Anju, and focus on Korean bar snacks. It will take place monthly, with Jonah Kim of Baltimore partnering with Danny Lee for the first event at 10 p.m. The events will be held on the first Friday of each month at the K Street location’s bar until 1 a.m. Seating is first come, first serve.

The term anju refers to snacks that go with alcohol and drinking. There will be smaller and entree-sized portions available, and dishes will ...

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