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Here are Your Favorite Restaurants in 2017

Source: Washingtonian Food

Washington’s dining scene is still rapidly expanding, but for all our new hot spots, the participants in Washingtonian’s annual restaurant survey gave the top prize to an old(er) favorite: 14th Street’s Le Diplomate, where you can tear into a house-made baguette and maybe catch sight of Joe Biden or Ivanka Trump. This year was especially exciting for […]

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Little Pearl will be a coffee shop and wine bar like no other in Washington

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Little Pearl chef B.J. Lieberman has created a gravlax sandwich that’s an homage to the Swan Oyster Depot, the historic seafood counter in San Francisco where the kitchen layers cured salmon on a slice of sourdough. It’s a lovely nod to the city’s famous bread. “It plays to my Jewish sensibilities,” says Lieberman, who will […]

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Pineapple and Pearls Is Shrinking—And Raising Its Price to $325 Per Person

Source: Washingtonian Food

It’s getting more and more expensive to dine out in DC—especially at the top-tier restaurants. Pineapple and Pearls chef/owner Aaron Silverman is increasing the cost of dining at his modern American tasting room from $280 to $325 per person in April 2018 (that’s including food, wine/cocktail pairings, tax, and tip). The price hike comes on […]

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José Andrés, Patrick O’Connell, and Aaron Silverman Will Cook a Michelin All-Star Dinner at Pineapple and Pearls

Source: Washingtonian Food

Imagine Super Man, Batman, and Spider Man join forces—and they’re cooking dinner. The culinary equivalent of a Marvel fever dream goes down next week as three of the most talented chefs in the country come together for a Michelin all-star (or in this case, two-star) meal. ThinkFoodGroup restaurateur José Andrés, chef Patrick O’Connell of the […]

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You Know Pineapple and Pearls Serves Snacks and Drinks on the Patio, Right?

Source: Washingtonian Food

We’ve been conditioned to think that the best restaurants require some kind of hurdle. Surely, you’ll have to wait an hour or two in line. Or you’ll have to remember to make a reservation months in advance. So, I was pleased how easy it was on a recent beautiful evening to get a table on the […]

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Himitsu, Timber Pizza Among Bon Appétit’s 50 Best New Restaurants in America

Source: Washingtonian Food

Bon Appétit just released their 2017 list of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America, and Washington is well represented (no surprise from a magazine that named DC its Restaurant City of the Year in 2016). On the list: nouveau-Japanese gem Himitsu and delicious Petworth neighbor Timber Pizza Company, as well as Pineapple & Pearls, Aaron […]

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5 Easy Cocktails to Help Parents Cope With the Last Day of School

Source: Washingtonian Food

School’s out for summer. For parents, it can feel like school’s out forever. To help moms and dads dealing with all the stress and schedule changes, we asked five bar stars–all parents themselves, so they can totally commiserate–to share recipes for painlessly simple cocktail recipes. Please remember to drink responsibly, even if your children are acting irresponsibly. […]

5 Easy Cocktails to Help Parents Cope With the Last Day of School” was first published on Washingtonian.

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Eat Sandwiches in Washington

Source: Washingtonian Food

Walking around the office one day, I surveyed my colleagues’ lunches. There were plenty of grain bowls—the undisputed desk-lunch darlings of the moment. There were $10 salads. There was the occasional food-truck clamshell. What I didn’t see much of was sandwiches. Which is too bad, because there hasn’t been a better time to eat one […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Eat Sandwiches in Washington” was first published on Washingtonian.

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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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A handful of Washington chefs and restaurants are finalists in the James Beard Awards

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for its coveted restaurant and chef awards, and the Washington area has plenty to be proud of. On the national level, Aaron Silverman’s prix fixe Pineapple and Pearls is among the finalists for Best New Restaurant. Amy Brandwein of Centrolina and Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint were nominated in […]

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Here Are the Washington Finalists for the 2017 James Beard Awards

Source: Washingtonian Food

Four Washington chefs and restaurants have made the short list for the James Beard Awards, one of the dining world’s most prestigious recognitions. Centrolina’s Amy Brandwein and Bad Saint’s Tom Cunanan are among the five finalists for the best chef in the Mid-Atlantic. Pineapple and Pearls—Washingtonian’s very best restaurant—is a nominee for best new restaurant, and Bread Furst owner Mark Furstenberg […]

Here Are the Washington Finalists for the 2017 James Beard Awards” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Pineapple and Pearls Is the Best Restaurant in Washington

Source: Washingtonian Food

We dined at more than 300 eateries in the Washington area to build the 2017 100 Very Best Restaurants list. Our No. 1 favorite? Pineapple and Pearls, chef/owner Aaron Silverman’s luxe tasting room on Capitol Hill. Like last year, we’ve ranked all of the restaurants, 1 to 100. We’d be thrilled to eat at any one—a testament […]

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Pineapple and Pearls Is Increasing Its Price to $280 Per Person

Source: Washingtonian Food

A year after its splashy debut, Pineapple and Pearls will increase the price of its tasting menu from $250 to $280 per person beginning April 4. The price, paid in advance of reservations through an online ticket system, will continue to include tax, tip, and drink pairings. Tickets for the bar, which don’t include drink pairings, will […]

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Pineapple and Pearls Is Increasing Its Price to $280 Per Person

Source: Washingtonian Food

A year after its splashy debut, Pineapple and Pearls will increase the price of its tasting menu from $250 to $280 per person beginning April 4. The price, paid in advance of reservations through an online ticket system, will continue to include tax, tip, and drink pairings. Tickets for the bar, which don’t include drink pairings, will […]

Pineapple and Pearls Is Increasing Its Price to $280 Per Person” was first published on Washingtonian.

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DC Has No Official Food—and That’s a Good Thing

Source: Washingtonian Food

Washington has long endured a culinary identity crisis—the crisis being a lack of a culinary identity.

We’re neither distinctly Southern nor distinctly Northern in our cooking traditions and can’t claim the most prized Mid-Atlantic ingredient, the Chesapeake blue crab (thanks, Baltimore). We’re known for an abundance of steakhouses geared toward expense-account diners, but even those places don’t have a singularly Washingtonian cut; most downtown meat joints are out-of-town chains. Our most recognized dishes are half-smokes and mumbo sauce—20th-century creations that reflect the District’s African-American roots but don’t represent a larger, identifying ...

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Are DC’s Tasting Menu Restaurants Worth The Extravagant Price Tags?

Source: Washingtonian Food

It’s been an expensive year to eat out in Washington. Really expensive, in some cases. A slew of new restaurants—Métier, Pineapple and Pearls, the Shaw Bijou—are asking diners to pay hundreds of dollars per person for a single dinner.

These blowout tasting menus have spawned plenty of indignation and controversy. The Shaw Bijou, in particular, with its 26-year-old chef, has felt the brunt of the social media vitriol.

Let’s get past the faux-outrage for just a minute though. At the core of these tasting menu restaurants is a question that deserves some serious discussion: Is it worth it?

Having ...

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There’s a way to have cocktails at Pineapple and Pearls without paying $250

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

If you want to have dinner at chef Aaron Silverman’s Pineapple and Pearls, you have to pay $250 per person, which includes beverages, tax and tip. But if you just want to have cocktails at the highly-rated Barracks Row newcomer, you only need to find an empty chair on the patio. As of Friday evening, […]

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There’s a way to have cocktails at Pineapple and Pearls without paying $250

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

If you want to have dinner at chef Aaron Silverman’s Pineapple and Pearls, you have to pay $250 per person, which includes beverages, tax and tip. But if you just want to have cocktails at the highly-rated Barracks Row newcomer, you only need to find an empty chair on the patio. As of Friday evening, […]

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Washington’s Hottest New Restaurants, Ranked

Source: Washingtonian Food

1. Pineapple and Pearls

Gold-flaked apéritifs and fancified chips and guacamole are just the kickoff at chef Aaron Silverman’s grand follow-up to the much-lauded Rose’s Luxury. A $250 ticket gets you a 15-course meal and beverage pairing (the price includes tax and tip) that not only manages to walk the tricky line between cutting-edge and delicious—it positively dances. 715 Eighth St., SE (reservations must be made online).

2. Bantam King

Bantam King has some serious broth options for their slurp-worthy bowls of ramen. Photograph by Hayley Garrison Phillips.

Chinatown’s tiny Daikaya ramen shop is still jammed after three ...

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Pineapple Impress: Chef Aaron Silverman Is Making His Own Rules for Fine Dining

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Aaron Silverman

In the leadup to the opening of Pineapple and Pearls, Aaron Silverman taught all of his managers how to use Pinterest. And like a bride-to-be, the Rose’s Luxury chef then created nearly 20 inspiration boards for all elements of the decor—even toilet paper holders and trash cans.

“We would get in like 20 different trash cans, and the upstairs [office] would be filled with trash cans, and we’re playing with them and testing them,” he says.

So you can imagine the thought that went into the design of the actual kitchen.

“This is our baby,” Silverman says ...

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Restaurant Additions

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Good thing it’s not quite bikini season, because D.C.’s spring restaurant openings bring lots of gut-busting dishes and at least one decadent tasting menu. Check out our shorthand guide for highlights from these new arrivals. Calorie counts not included.

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Aaron Silverman is one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Food & Wine today announced its crop of Best New Chefs for 2016, and D.C. can claim one of them. Aaron Silverman. Yes, even though Silverman opened Rose’s Luxury in late 2013 — and in 2014 won Best New Restaurant from Bon Appetit — he’s still considered a newbie under the Food & Wine criteria. The rule is that […]

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The ’Wiching Hour: Pineapple and Pearls’ Egg Hash

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The Sandwich: Egg hash and salsa verde

Where: Pineapple and Pearls, 715 8th St. SE

Cost: $7.50

Stuffings: Egg hash with potato, red onion, peppers, salsa verde, curtido (a fermented cabbage slaw used in Latin American cuisine)

Bread: Masa bread

Pros: While many shops limit egg breakfast sandwich sales to mornings, the Pineapple and Pearls team has created a tangy, filling option that’s available at lunchtime, too. The egg hash feels more like a solid tortilla española than a jiggly omelette. Curtido, a condiment frequently served with pupusas, adds some refreshing acidity and a needed crunch to the soft egg ...

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$250 actually isn’t bad for an all-inclusive tasting menu

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

When chef Aaron Silverman announced the April 7 launch of his fine-dining menu at Pineapple and Pearls, it wasn’t the Barracks Row restaurant’s imminent debut that had people talking as much as the price: $250 per person. Here’s the thing, though. It’s all-inclusive — food (12 to 16 dishes in seven to 10 courses), drinks (five or […]

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Pineapple and Pearls will open April 7 with dinner priced at $250 per person

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Pineapple and Pearls, chef Aaron Silverman’s fine-dining debut, will begin taking reservations next week via a proprietary ticketing system that will charge customers $250 per person for the entire experience: a multi-course dinner, drink pairings, taxes and gratuity. Service is expected to begin April 7 at the Barracks Row restaurant. Silverman, the chef and proprietor […]

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