Tag Archives: Bayou Bakery

Lil’ B Opens Today With “Everything” Croissants and Colonial-Style Grits

Source: Washingtonian Food

Hotel restaurants from big-name chefs and restaurateurs often skew finer-dining, but there’s a new breed of more wallet-friendly ventures. (Think the Hilton brother’s Crimson Diner and rooftop bar at Pod DC, or Casolare, Michael Schlow’s neighborhood Italian inside the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel.) Joining these ranks: Lil’ B, a Southern cafe from Bayou Bakery chef […]

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14 Great Cheap Restaurants for Takeout Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

These restaurants come from our 2017 Cheap Eats list, our guide to inexpensive ethnic dining in the region. Amoo’s Restaurant 6271 Old Dominion Dr., McLean The orchid-strewn kebab plates at this McMansion-country Persian spot are some of the prettiest around. And thanks to the care of father/son owners Masoud and Sebastian Oveysi, some of the […]

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Easter Brunch

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Jesus rose. Now get up and drink some drinks!

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Chef Aaron Silverman In Talks To Take Over Capitol Hill Bayou Bakery

Source: Washingtonian Food

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will close its Capitol Hill location after two years, and Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls chef and owner Aaron Silverman has signed a letter of intent to assume its lease. Bayou Bakery opened in the historical carriage house near Eastern Market in May of 2015, serving New Orleans cafe fare from […]

Chef Aaron Silverman In Talks To Take Over Capitol Hill Bayou Bakery” was first published on Washingtonian.

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The Best Metro-Accessible Cheap Restaurants Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

We hear you, Washington. A good number of you don’t have cars and rely on metro for transportation. So how are you expected to get our Cheap Eats restaurants when a good chunk of them are not close to metro?

Short answer: You’re not. We picked out all of the restaurants around DC that are metro-accessible (only a half-mile walk or less). Google Maps was used to calculate walking distance between metro stations and restaurants, and below, you’ll find a map and list of all 34 Cheap Eats restaurants near a metro station.

Orange line (O), Blue line (B), Silver line (S), Red line (R), Green ...

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The 29 Best Cheap Restaurants to Get a Drink Around Washington

Source: Washingtonian Food

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Some chefs credit their Michelin-starred mentors for shaping their culinary vision and style. David Guas gives biggest props to his 69-year-old aunt Boo, a cooking-school teacher who hails from Abbeville, Louisiana. Her Cajun-country influence is the reason he keeps his zesty jambalaya extra-moist—unorthodox trick: a little tomato purée—and his crawfish étouffée stays on the mild side (dress it up with hot sauce if you like). Not everything nods toward Louisiana: A BLT with roasted tomatoes is simply a really terrific BLT, and a kale Caesar has nudged its way onto the menu. Guas spent most of his career ...

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The Best Cheap Restaurants In Arlington

Source: Washingtonian Food

Straight from our list of the 100 best cheap restaurants around DC, here are the best budget-friendly restaurants in Arlington:

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Really good home-style Greek cooking can be hard to find in Washington, which is why this family-run dining room ringed by pictures of sun-drenched islands is such a find. Order a bottle of Grecian wine and settle in over velvety taramasalata with warm pita wedges, grilled octopus doused in an oregano-heavy red-wine vinaigrette, and a molten block of kasseri cheese proffered in a sizzling skillet. Cobbling together a meal of such small plates is tempting, but then you’d miss ...

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Pi Day Pizza and Pie Specials Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Rejoice, pie-obsessed Washingtonians—March 14 is Pi Day! It’s the day when you can indulge in outrageous amounts of pizza and pie, let out your inner nerd with Pi Day memorization contests, and even have a fast-casual wedding at &pizza. But where to begin? Start off with our list of all of the crazy Pi Day specials and deals in DC:

The banana creme pie at 2941 Restaurant. Photograph courtesy of 2941 Restaurant.

Pi-Day Sweets and Treats at 2941 Restaurant

2941’s pastry chef Caitlin Dysart is serving up three special pies for lunch and dinner on Monday. Nine dollars will ...

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2016 RAMMY Nominees

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the nominees to make you salivate

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Weekly Food News Round-Up

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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Weekly Food News Round-Up

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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Why Don’t More Restaurants Serve Weekday Breakfast?

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The District has a food truck for everything—Ethiopian, Peruvian, Greek, lobster rolls, cupcakes, popcorn. I’ve lost track of how many Asian fusion taco trucks are out there.

But if it’s 8 a.m. and you’re searching for a simple egg and cheese sandwich from a mobile vendor, good luck. Not only does the District not have a dedicated classic American-style breakfast food truck, but as far as the head of the local food truck association knows, there are no trucks that reliably roam D.C.’s streets before lunch time.

“[In] many of the great vending cities in the U.S.—Portland, Los Angeles, New ...

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Bayou Bakery Opens In Historic Carriage House Near Eastern Market Today

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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The carriage house at 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE once sheltered horse-drawn ambulances for the nearby naval hospital, which President Abraham Lincoln commissioned during the Civil War. In fact, you can still see the hay chutes that fed the horses built into the brick walls. But now, the stable has been converted into a lounge area with couches, and the only feeding involves biscuits and beignets. The place has made a rather dramatic transformation as the second location of chef David Guas‘ New Orleans-themed Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, which opened today with a limited menu and limited hours. The restaurant will be ...

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Don’t Feel Like Cooking Thursday? Get Thanksgiving to Go

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Bryan Yealy’s family will not see him during the four days leading up to Thanksgiving. Instead, the Georgia Brown’s executive chef will be in the restaurant kitchen all day—starting at 6 a.m. and leaving only to sleep for six hours each night.

On Monday, 220 turkeys will arrive from various local purveyors for Yealy to debone, thaw, brine, rub, cook, fry, and cool. He’ll also cook enough trays of macaroni and cheese, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and other Southern fixings for more than 250 different Thanksgiving dinners.

On Wednesday, he’ll load all of these orders into a ...

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Menu Porn: Bayou Bakery’s Chew Dat Menu Means Daily Specials

Source: Eater DC


Bayou Bakery [Photo: Scott Suchman/Official]

Bayou Bakery is introducing Chew Dat specials. The nightly specials will highlight a different Louisiana or New Orleans specialities each week. They’ve also made shrimp and andouille jambalaya a permanent addition to the menu. It’s one more options for diners who love visiting restaurants on a theme night. Here are the specials:

Monday: Red Beans nad Rice with Smoked Sausage Link and GW Gristmill Cornbread
Tuesday: Chicken Sauce Piquant with Long-grain Rice and Garlic Bread
Wednesday: Crawfish Tamales with Guajillo Sauce
Thursday: Blue Crab Stuffed Mirlitons on a bed of Sweet Yellow Corn Sauce
Friday: ...

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Eater Interviews: Bayou Bakery’s David Guas Promises ‘American Grilled’ is ‘Not a Mean Show’

Source: Eater DC


David Guas on ‘American Grilled” tonight [Photo: Official]

New Orleans born-and-raised chef David Guas has been delighting patrons for years with his Louisianan fare at Bayou Bakery in Arlington. No stranger to the media, Guas has appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped” and “The Today Show”, and was named Arlington Magazine’s Best Chef of 2014.

Never content to rest on his laurels, David announced earlier this year that he would be opening a second Bayou Bakery on Capitol Hill. Shortly after that announcement, his new Travel Channel show “American Grilled” debuted. Despite his packed schedule, David found time to sit down ...

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Eater Maps: Great Bars Where Not Every Beer Has to Be Local

Source: Eater DC


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When it comes to local beers and breweries, D.C. can certainly represent, and it’s been exciting to see more and more bars carry DC Brau, Atlas, Port City and more. But just as sometimes diners need a good avocado or lemon to shake up their locally-sourced meals, sometimes drinkers need to branch out beyond the local offerings. These bars stand out for either an international focus (Japanese beer, anyone?), a diverse domestic selection, a regional specialty or just a wide selection of beers where local may be included, but it isn’t the emphasis.

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Eater Maps: D.C. Sandwiches That Don’t Skimp on the Meat

Source: Eater DC


The Lil’ Petey [Photo: Bub & Pops]

For loyal carnivores, the bread of a sandwich should merely be a vehicle for meat delivery. And the sandwiches featured here do not skimp on the meaty fillings. At one cafe in Adams Morgan, the owner packs five different kinds of meat onto his creation. Others like to use a runny egg to keep all other carnivore-friendly components moist. And at one Georgetown market, the sandwich is so insanely big that grown men can have a difficult time getting their hands onto it. Some will eat the entire sandwich in one sitting, ...

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Eater Guides: Eater’s Guide to New And Upcoming Bakeries

Source: Eater DC

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Uprising Muffin Company [Photo: Facebook]

Forget ramen, gelato and fried chicken. In the D.C. area there’s been a recent surge in neighborhood bakeries, and it’s not stopping yet. Whether they’re using crowd-sourcing campaigns to open, operating as brick-and-mortar establishments in former saloon spaces or existing as part of a larger mission to train veterans, these baked good purveyors are popping up with greater frequency.

Eater has the details on where to score freshly-made cookies, rolls and loaves around The District, especially when brutal temperatures mean opening the oven is not the most appealing option at home. This ...

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Restaurants and Bars Fuel a Cottage Industry of Chalk Artists

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Chantal Tseng is looking at pictures of cartoon lions on her phone. She wants to draw a comic feline on the chalkboard that hangs at the front of the sherry- and ham-obsessed Mockingbird Hill in Shaw, which she runs with her husband, Derek Brown. But she’s not quite sure how to sketch a convincing big cat.

“I’m more of a looking and copying type of artist,” she says. “It would take me a really long time to come up with a good-looking lion by myself.”

The chalk character will be used to promote a sherry flight Tseng dubbed “the ...

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Eater Maps: Cajun Style: Where To Get Boudin Around Town

Source: Eater DC

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Art & Soul [Photo: Jessie Bryson/Eater.com]

Boudin may be a traditional Cajun sausage, but Cajuns don’t have a monopoly on it. Also known as blood sausage, morcilla in Spain, botifarra in Catalonia, and a host of other names, many European cultures have their own take on making boudin their own. Not to be confused with andouille sausage, which is smoked, boudin is (usually) filled with rice, meats, garlic and spices. Sometimes others will skip the rice filling and focus on packing it with all sorts of meat (Alligator boudin, anyone?).

And to break down boudin a ...

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Eater Maps: A Dozen Vegetarian Sandwiches Readers Love

Source: Eater DC

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Vegetarian sandwiches can often be a little lackluster, which is a problem for both those who abstain from meat full-time, and those who just think they should be able to get a decent meatless lunch once in awhile. But sometimes restaurants can do a great job with plant-based ingredients. Our latest open thread asked, “What’s the Best Vegetarian Sandwich in D.C.?” Readers think these dozen sandwiches standout from the crowd.

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