Tag Archives: Food

Taste Test: Beyond Meat’s New Vegan Sausage at Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

For a very long time, my Twitter bio (and life goal) has been “Mostly I just want to live inside IKEA like a modern-day ‘From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’. Then I found out that today’s teens had beaten me to living out my own dreams. And now I am on the […]

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Where to Brunch for Presidents’ Day Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Royal 501 Florida Ave., NW LeDroit Park’s neighborhood cafe runs morning through late-night, with tasty Latin-influenced eats and drinks at all hours. Go early for breakfast sandwiches and egg arepas; an afternoon/evening menu kicks in at noon with more arepas stuffed with steak and avocado or hearts of palm, grilled fare, salads, and a killer […]

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This Arcade Bar Looks Like a 1970s Rumpus Room—With Sex Toys in the Claw Machine

Source: Washingtonian Food

Players Club, a ’70s-styled basement arcade bar coming to Logan Circle at the end of the month, has all the classic games: pinball, Skee-Ball, coin-operated pool tables, PacMan. And then there’s the claw machine… only this one grabs sex toys. “Why not?,” says co-owner Ian Hilton, who operates the Brixton, El Rey, and a bunch of […]

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7 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

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Someone was bound to do it: a 50 Shades of Rosé party. The sultry soirée is on Friday at the French Embassy. Pay homage to Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey with culinary aphrodisiacs like oysters and chocolate, as well as unlimited samplings of over 100 wines. To keep things PG, there will be an artisan market, […]

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (12.7.2017-12.10.2017)

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Hello I am very over this week! But I still like the Olympics, and how I can fall asleep on my couch and wake up at 4am and they’re figure skating away! I also like that it’s Chinese New Year (allegedly will be a good year for Dragons like me), and that there’s a ton of good stuff happening this weekend, like a midnight screening of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (clearly our GIF theme, esp. since Janeane Garofalo is performing at a separate event this weekend, too), a roller derby party and more!

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Here Are the DC-Area Semifinalists for the 2018 James Beard Awards

Source: Washingtonian Food

The James Beard Foundation has released its list of semifinalists for the coveted James Beard Awards (think the Oscars for the restaurant and bar industry). The long-list will be whittled down to a select group of finalists, which will be announced on Wednesday, March 14. There’s plenty of hometown talent among the contenders in nearly […]

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Bluejacket Brewery Will Start Selling Its Beers in Cans

Source: Washingtonian Food

Since opening in 2015, Bluejacket’s bottle shop has only sold, well, bottles. But the Navy Yard brewery is finally funneling its IPAs and lagers into cans beginning March 2. To start, the brewery will release one new canned beer each week beginning at noon on Fridays. Eventually, it will release as many as three beers […]

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100 Very Best Restaurants 2018

Source: Washingtonian Food

What’s for dinner? Your decision has never been tougher—or more exciting. We should know: We visited nearly 300 restaurants to bring you this list of our favorite places to eat. The thrills came in many forms, from otherworldly omakase counters to a luxe Spanish seafood room to a mod Chinese carryout. Grab a cloth napkin—or […]

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Reliable Tavern in Petworth Is Now Selling Artisanal Ice By the Cube

Source: Washingtonian Food

Anyone who’s ever tried to make blocks of ice in a home freezer knows how hard it is to get a cloudless cube. But now, you can buy the fancy, crystal-clear rocks used in high-end cocktail bars from Petworth’s Reliable Tavern. Co-general managers and bartenders Ben Long and Ben Alt have set up their ice […]

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Nostos

Source: Washingtonian Food

This modern Greek restaurant is a popular lunchtime attraction for the Tysons corporate crowd, but it’s at night that the place goes all glowy and candles warm up the slick, earth-toned dining room designed to evoke an Aegean village. Start with a sampler of dips such as an olive-oil-doused fava-bean purée, dill-flecked tzatziki, or tangy […]

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Compass Rose

Source: Washingtonian Food

This restaurant, which celebrates street food from places as varied as Malaysia and Peru, is all about the adventure of eating widely and well. Owner Rose Previte is a die-hard globetrotter, so much of what’s served in her industrial-chic rowhouse dining room (she and her husband, NPR’s David Greene, live upstairs) is very personal. The […]

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BlackSalt 

Source: Washingtonian Food

Each night in the open kitchen off this dining room lined with Mondrian-like grids of frosted glass, chef Thomas Leonard and his crew deftly turn out bacony oysters Rockefeller one minute, pristine fluke sashimi the next. The menu may be all over the map—dashes of Mexico, hints of Provence—but the common denominator in most dishes […]

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Lyon Hall

Source: Washingtonian Food

The most memorable thing on the menu at this French/German-inspired bistro is a hot dog, and trust us—that’s not a backhanded compliment. Fashioned from short ribs and spiced like a great terrine, the frankfurter is slipped into a house-made poppy-seed bun that’s been buttered and griddled. Near perfection. A restaurant that’s willing to go to […]

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Ripple

Source: Washingtonian Food

With punch-packing cocktails named for Beck songs and Beethoven compositions, one of the area’s most thoughtful and varied wine lists, and an esoteric collection of beers and ciders, this colorful, dimly lit Cleveland Park spot is a great place to find yourself thirsty—and hungry. The menu is built for flexibility, meaning you can load up […]

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PassionFish

Source: Washingtonian Food

Passion Food Hospitality’s showy, white-on-white dining room in Reston Town Center combines classic American seafood dishes-shrimp cocktail, a tiered shellfish tower—with internationally influenced creations like maki rolls and Peruvian-style ceviche. Every meal here should start with a sampling from the raw bar’s selection of oysters and clams. When it comes to more substantial plates, the […]

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Source: Washingtonian Food

The good times roll at Jeff and Barbara Black’s Louisiana-loving dining room, where oysters are king, bottles of hot sauce sit on the tables, and the cocktails are strong. The bivalves—which range from creamy-sweet Kusshis from Washington state to brinier varieties from New England—are done up with bacon, chili butter, and other accessories, but they’re […]

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Brasserie Beck

Source: Washingtonian Food

Robert Wiedmaier’s big, brash brasserie is all about beer and Belgian comfort fare. A large bar—popular with lawyers and lobbyists—gives way to a gleaming exhibition kitchen and dining rooms with mahogany booths. Wiedmaier, who has amassed a restaurant mini-empire in the last few years, has gone back to his Flemish roots here. You’ll even find […]

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8 Modern Wine Terms You Need to Know

Source: Washingtonian Food

Don’t know your skin-contact whites from your Marsanne? Read on. Skin-contact whites Trendy wines whose juice was in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, imparting varying degrees of color, texture, and flavor. It’s not an accident that modern wine lists run heavy on esoteric terms like these, and are often light on explanation. […]

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Here Are 12 Things I Learned on Whole 30, a Month of My Life I’ll Never Get Back

Source: Washingtonian Food

No one is more surprised than I am that I completed Whole 30, aka 30 days of my life that I’ll never get back. No cheese, legumes, dairy, grains, or alcohol make for a very spartan existence. Think of this as the exact opposite of Food, Money, Sex. Here’s what I learned so you don’t have […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day 2018

Source: Washingtonian Food

Whether you’re coupled up, flying solo, or just want to celebrate with friends, there’re fun things to do on and around Valentine’s Day. Who has the best chocolates? Anti-Valentine’s parties? Gifts for the s/o? See below. Don’t miss a new restaurant again: Subscribe to our weekly newsletters. Get Started Email Address Newsletters Best Stories of […]

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