It’s summer and it is hot. The easiest thing for any of us ink-stained food monkeys to do in such a situation is to throw together yet another list of the “Best Wooder Ice In BlahBlahBlah.”
But come on. You wanna know how to find the best water ice wherever you are in Philly? Do this. Figure out where you are. Are you in Fishtown? In Center City? In South Philly? Okay, now turn around in a full circle. Did you see a place thats serves water ice? Boom. Best in your area. If you didn’t see one, walk fifty ...
For those of you who crave something for breakfast that goes beyond the bacon and eggs, fear not: Shakshuka is popping up on menus across D.C. Though there are countless variations of the one-pan meal, the common components include tomato sauce, peppers and eggs, which all get baked together until the egg whites firm up, and the yolk remains […]
H Street restaurant Boundary Road is getting a makeover. The new American spot from Karlos Leopold has closed and will be rechristened as Bar Elena in late August, featuring an expanded menu and bar as well as classic arcade games. Leopold tapped Adam Stein to be the new chef and managing partner of Bar Elena. Stein, who is currently […]
Anxo Cidery & Tasting Room 711 Kennedy St., NW The new Brightwood Park location of this local cider house launches brunch this weekend, centered around fresh breads and bagels specially made for Anxo by Rockville’s Bakery de France. The lineup includes bagel sandwiches, sourdough avocado toast with roasted peppers and chive oil, and a roast […]
It seems no occasion is too small or unsavory to warrant a DC bar or restaurant special. Case in point: Commissary in Logan Circle is offering $15 bottomless OJ mimosas and “free OJ” with a purchase until 4 PM Friday “in honor of O.J. Simpson being granted parole after spending nine years in prison for robbery and kidnapping.” […]
There’s something about achieving fame that makes people think they should extend their talents to music. (How else can we explain Shaquille O’Neal’s dalliance with rap? Or Lindsay Lohan’s short-lived pop career?) Apparently, not even chefs are immune. A few months ago, José Andrés posted his debut track, an auto-tuned rap about immigration reform overlaid […]
This Friday would have been Ernest Hemingway’s 118th birthday, and to celebrate, Bar Pilar is kicking off the weekend with its annual birthday bash on Thursday at 5 PM. Food specials, which range in price from $5 to 20, include oysters in saffron brine, truffled Spanish tortilla, and fried risotto with lobster ragu. The bar offers a […]
When DGS Delicatessen opened in Dupont Circle, co-owner Nick Wiseman had a vision for the modern deli. Now with five years and three additional ventures under his belt—including posh seafood restaurant Whaley’s and Little Sesame hummus shop—the goals for DGS have changed. “When we launched we were like, ‘We’re going to be the renegade delicatessen […]
Before opening Sushi Capitol, Sushi Ogawa, and most recently Mirai in Shaw, Minoru Ogawa oversaw sushi operations for the Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel group. Now, the chef, along with his son-in-law/business partner Can Yurdagul, is planning a homecoming of sorts. Their next restaurant will be a very intimate omakase counter in Southwest DC’s Mandarin Oriental. The four- to eight-seat spot will be […]
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 […]
These restaurants come from our 2017 Cheap Eats list, our guide to inexpensive ethnic dining in the region. Chaia 3207 Grace St. Little has changed since this taco business went from a farmers-market stand to a full-fledged vegetarian taqueria—except, of course, its airy surroundings and sparkling Lambrusco on tap. The kitchen still makes toothsome corn […]
Neighbors of the planned Dacha beer garden on 14th Street have lined their yards with “NO DACHA” signs and raised concerns at community meetings about noise, traffic, trash, rats, and public urination. In response to the push back, Dacha owners Ilya Alter and Dmitri Chekaldin are revamping the beer garden design to enclose nearly two-thirds […]
Drinks just taste better when sipped out of a pineapple, or a coconut, or a funky glass garnished with fruits and flames. Tiki cocktails are fun, and perfect for summer. Get your fill at these pop-ups (or one of these great year-round tiki spots). Hogo 1539 Seventh St., NW This “tiki nuevo” pop-up on the […]
If I had a dollar for every time I shelled out for an overpriced cup of pour over coffee, I’d be slightly less impoverished than I am due to the aforementioned times I have shelled out for an overpriced cup of pour over coffee. That’s why it’s P. TIGHT that Dripkit has come along!
Dripkit (an Ilana Kruger and Kara Cohen enterprise) is a Brooklyn-based startup that hopes to bring us all portable, pocket-sized pour over coffee technology so that maybe, JUST MAYBE, we will not have to constantly settle for hitting up bougie cafes on the go. All it ...
Reading the menu at B. Doughnut’s new Union Market stall, you may think two pages of a cookbook accidentally got stuck together. Bagel doughnuts? That can’t be right. In reality, the fusion is very deliberate. Brian Chanthapanya and his wife, Pin, spend up to 12 hours meticulously preparing the dough for these and other more […]