Food

Bon Appétit! Two New French-Inspired Concepts in Georgetown

Chez Billy Part Deux

Exploring the culinary offerings of Southern France has never been easier thanks to the newly opened ...

Cocktail of the Week: The Jungle Bird

I remember seeing the pictures when the Petronas Twin Towers opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the mid-1990’s overtaking ...

Two Agricole Rhum Drinks to Celebrate Our 60th Year

I recently had the pleasure to meet with Angel Cervantes, a well-known bartender at the Rye Bar located inside Capella ...

Brunch Picks for the Best Meal of Your Week

Brunch is one of the best meals of any week. It’s typically a group venture, but not exclusively. And ...

Washingtonians Taste Their Way Around Georgetown’s Culinary Options

Down near the waterfront, the Taste of Georgetown filled K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway, where food from top restaurants were the big attractions.

Friends, Family, Chefs Celebrate Boulud and DBGB Opening

Chef Daniel Boulud opens his first restaurant in D.C., and his debut party for DBGB was the place to be Friday evening.

Game-Changer

There are very certain times within the evolution of culture—turning points in which the underground breaks into the mainstream ...

'Best of the Good Men,' Restaurateur Richard McCooey Given Spirited Send-Off

Near the university, in the church and in the neighborhood he so loved, the life of Richard McCooey was celebrated Sept. 5.

Taste of Georgetown: Ready on K Street, Sept. 13

The Taste of Georgetown, now in its 21st year, will be down on K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway -- new place, new month -- Saturday, Sept. 13.

Matt Haley: a Restaurateur Extraordinary Beyond Food

From the Washington area, Matt Haley saved his own life and built his restaurant empire in Delaware and elsewhere, all the while involvlng others and helping others.

After 25 Years, Christianne Ricchi’s Ristorante i Ricchi Continues to Thrive

Tucked away on 19th Street between M and N streets is Ristorante i Ricchi (1220 19th St. NW), a Washington ...

Cocktail of the Month: Negroni

As a cocktail writer, I am often asked what my favorite drink is. What an impossible question! A multitude of ...

Chadwick's to Close; to Be Replaced by Mr. Smith's

Another Georgetown classic is about to vanish, and another Georgetown classic was about to vanish.

Chadwick's on K Street ...

Restaurateur Richard McCooey Dies

Restaurateur Richard McCooey -- founder of the 1789 Restaurant, the Tombs and F. Scott's -- died Aug. 6. A funeral mass will be held in September at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Set for Georgetown, Also Opens in Rosslyn

More good eats for Georgetown: Capriotti's is coming to 34th and M Streets, where the Cellar Door once stood, maybe by the fall.

Strathmore Holds Its First Food Festival on Friday and Saturday

More than music inclined, the Strathmore is staging a "Gastronomic Experience," full of food from big-name chefs and restaurants.

A Slew of New Eateries Coming to Town

A new mix of seafood places in the town is on the way, along with the expansion of Il Canale on 31st Street.

Take It Outside: Grilling with Chef David Guas

Chef and Television Host David Guas on his New Orleans Roots and the Fundamentals of Grilling

The reason chef David ...

Crumbs Ready to Make a Crumback

Crumbs will live again as a savior who knows the snack business steps in with a joint venture.

Our Picks for the 'Georgies'

In honor of our 60th year of publication, The Georgetowner has launched its own annual listing of top spots to ...

1789 Restaurant Names Samuel Kim Executive Chef

Clyde’s Restaurant Group has tapped Samuel Kim as the new executive chef for its landmark 1789 Restaurant at 1226 ...

Rammys: the Best in Local Culinary Achievement

Fiola, Ripple, Toki Underground and the Red Hen took the tops honors at this year's RAMMYs.

1914 Model T Pie Truck Takes Drive Through Georgetown

It's not every day one gets to ride in a 100-year-old vehicle, but there it was: the restored Connecticut-Copperthite Pie 1914 Model T delivery truck on M Street.

Casual, Everyday Delicious

Our reputation as the home of Capitol Hill power lunches – which, in many ways, our chefs are still trying to ...

A Tribute to Walter Nicholls

The following is a selection of remembrances of Walter Nicholls, who passed away June 1. A Washington native and Georgetown ...

We’re Not Kidding Around: Soupergirl Is Now on M Street

There's a new take-out shop for Soupergirl in downtown D.C. It's vegan and kosher -- and there's no soup nazi in sight.

Tony and Joe's Fetes Tony on His 77th Birthday

When there's a birthday party for Tony Cibel of Tony and Joe's, you know you will be there for the food, fun and friends.

D.C. Capella Hotel Loses Chef Jakob Esko to Barcelona

Just when things were humming along, executive chef Jakob Esko at the Washington Capella Hotel has announced that he is ...

What's Cooking, Neighbor?

Whenever I'm feeling a little blah or beat, I treat myself to lunch at Patisserie Poupon. I never waiver ...

Bangkok Joe's to Close, Become Mama Rogue

A re-tooled Bangkok Joe's will re-emerge in three months as Mama Rogue, a French-Southeast Asian restaurant.

What's Cooking, Neighbor?

Crazy-busy barbecue ace John Snedden always finds peace and restorative strength at sea. Every chance he gets during the spring ...

The Latest Dish: May 21, 2014

QSR is alive and growing in the D.C. metro area. GRK Fresh Greek is a new healthy, fast-casual concept ...

What's Cooking, Neighbor? Hollie Wong of Ching Ching Cha

Sixteen years ago this month, former hair stylist and Hong Kong native Hollie Wong opened a serene tea house on ...

Treat Mom to Brunch

Although one day a year is not enough time to thank moms for all they do, make May 11 exceptional and take mom out for brunch. Here’s what a few D.C. restaurants are serving up for Mother’s Day...

Cocktail of the Month: Pirate’s Cocktail

It seems that rum and pirates are like smoke and fire – you can’t find one without the other. From ...

What's Cooking, Neighbor?: Maziar Farivar, Peacock Cafe

In 1991, two brothers with limited savings pooled their resources to open a cute, 12-seat eatery on Prospect Street. With ...

Latest Dish April 23

Where could four D.C. culinary superstars – Carla Hall, Ruth Gresser, Gina Chersevani and Jeff Tunks – all work together? Reagan ...

What's Cooking, Neighbor?

Since taking over the top toque position at Blue Duck Tavern in late 2011, executive chef Sebastien Archambault has fine-tuned ...

Easter Brunching at Its Best

If Washingtonians could go pro in one thing it would be brunching. With the Easter holiday around the corner, D ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor? Gerard Cabrol, Bistro Français

In decades past, at a time when Washington had few full-service restaurants open past midnight, visiting superstars such as the ...

Restaurants Infuse ‘Cherry Picks’ into Menu 2014

Every year the D.C. restaurant scene gets a little more creative when spring rolls around. In conjunction with the ...

Fabio Trabocchi's Fiola Mare

As a beach-loving kid growing up near the Adriatic Sea in the Le Marche region of central Italy, Fabio Trabocchi ...

Cocktail of the Month: The Bamboo

Sherry, other than being a hit song for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is etched in many people’s ...

Town House Not Making a Home in Georgetown

The planned restaurant by culinary stars John and Karen Shields will not be happening on Potomac Street.

Your Most Burning Wine Question Answered

I am often asked to conduct tastings or classes for people who want to learn more about wine –or at ...

The Latest Dish- February 26, 2014

Matchbox Food Group is on a roll – or a tidal wave, as the case may be. Their classic comfort-food concept ...

Fiola Mare Opens Friday at Washington Harbour

The long-anticipated Fiola Mare is set to open this Friday on the Georgetown waterfront at Washington Harbour.

The Latest Dish

Chef Update: Reston’s Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro has appointed John-Michael Hamlet as its new executive chef. Previously, he was ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

There are few slow days at the critically acclaimed Michael Mina-branded Bourbon Steak, the contemporary American carnivore destination in the ...

Valentine’s Day Events in DC

Find your own way to say ‘I love you’ to a special someone on Valentine’s Day this year. There ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

Two years ago this week, a Georgetown couple followed their dream, opening Unum, a 50-seat boutique eatery in the former ...

Pork Week Pops Up at Capella, Feb. 6 to 8

The Grill Room at the Capella Georgetown is hosting a Pork Cook Off to celebrate a full snout-to-tail dining experience ...

This Week: Eat Meat, Repeat

Vegans, be warned: this is not your week. It's Meat Week in D.C. and across America.

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

From its opening in 1960 in a Federalperiod house near Georgetown University, 1789 Restaurant has always been known for excellent ...

Winter Restaurant Week

Say goodbye to your New Year’s resolutions of eating less. Winter Restaurant Week 2014 kicked off on Monday with ...

Now Through Sunday: 'Dine Out, Eat Up' for Restaurant Week

Here is your chance to experience the fining dining in and around D.C. you've been talking about for weeks or months.

The Latest Dish

Chef Amy Brandwein will once again join forces with veteran Chef Roberto Donna, at restaurateur Hakan Ilhan’s newest eatery ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

Like many people concerned with their body image, Ryan Fichter rang in the 2013 New Year with a weight-loss resolution ...

Ringing in 2014: New Year's Eve Dining and Parties

For Georgetowners and Washingtonians, as in olden days, party and dinner choices for Christmas and New Year's Eve can ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

When Nancy McKeon invites longtime friends and neighbors for a holiday dinner, the set-up and menu are the same, year ...

The Latest Dish

Mark Furstenberg, founder of Marvelous Market and The Bread Line, plans to open Bread Furst , a bakery shop in Q1 ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

As a native of the Puglia region of Italy (the heel of the boot), Silvestro Conte appreciates the little niceties ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

When Katherine Tallmadge returns home from work at night she heads for the freezer – her treasure chest of well-balanced homemade ...

‘New Europe’ Restaurant in Town: Capitol Prague

Georgetowners craving a modern twist on Europe’s cuisines need go no farther than the intersection of M and Potomac ...

The Italians Are Coming, the Italians Are Coming!

This past week, D.C. Wine Week introduced the city’s wine loving public to an array of wines and ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor? Teresa Velazquez

No matter what the occasion – a birthday, staff gathering or family reunion – Teresa Velazquez dusts the kitchen counter top with ...

Chef Duo, the Shields, to Set Up Restaurant on Potomac Street

Another restaurant looks to arrive in Georgetown -- this time, culinary duo John and Karen Shields from Virginia.

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

Siblings Erin and Cat Blakely have a breezy one block walk from their narrow red brick Federal townhouse on 35th ...

Chef Maziar Farivar: Culinary Ambassador to the World

We’ve always contended—based on the food and the man—that chef Maziar Farivar, co-owner with his brother Shahab ...

The Latest Dish

Restaurants at DCA and IAD: MarketPlace Development has been contracted by Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to take the restaurant offerings ...

Chefs Go Fresh Success

The popular chefs' motorcycle tour of regional food producers began with a hearty breakfast at Brasserie Beck on K Street, stops at Maryland farms and a crab feast at Nick's Riverside Grille in Georgetown.

5-star Chefs Wow for Friends of Olney Farmers Market

Chef Robert Wiedmaier and his buddies put out a haute cuisine spread at Cesco Osteria & Co2 Lounge.

What’s Cooking, Neighbor? Gus DiMillo

On any given Sunday afternoon, Gus DiMillo prepares a simple pasta dish for himself in the small, sun-drenched kitchen of ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

There are lots of reasons why Sarah Biglan loves her cozy studio apartment in East Village. A one block stroll ...

El Centro: a Mexican Reconquest

The insides of 1218 Wisconsin Ave., NW, have been totally altered. The Third Edition has been booted and replaced by ...

The Latest Dish

Clover Restaurant Group will open its fifth Cafe Deluxe restaurant at the corner of 22nd& M St., NW in D ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

Adam Mahr invites, on average, four to 12 guests per week to join him for dinner at his snug English ...

D.C. Restaurant Week Lasts Through Sunday, Aug. 25

For great dining deals, call now: it is D.C. Restaurant Week.

Peacock Café Chef and Owner Maziar Farivar Honored at State Department Culinary Partnership

The State Department's program of peace through dining picked one of Georgetown's own -- Peacock Cafe's chef Maziar Farivar -- for its Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative.

3rd Annual Chefs Go Fresh and Seafood, Sept. 30

Chef Robert Wiedmaier Hosts 3rd Annual Chefs Go Fresh & Seafood Motorcycle Rally to the Annapolis area Monday, Sept. 30

On ...

Mad Fox Brewing Coming to D.C. in 2014

Brewpub Mad Fox Taproom plans to open a Glover Park spot early next year.

Clyde's Celebrates 50 Years As D.C.'s 'American Bar'

In August 1963, a new bar and restaurant opened on M Street: Clyde's of Georgetown. It -- and its other places -- have become a Washington legend.

What’s Cooking, Neighbor?

Delicious food on the table assumes a supporting role to great wine in the glass, when the entertaining curtain rises ...

Mike Isabella Drops Bandolero

In a surprise announcement, chef Mike Isabella ended his association with Bandolero July 31.

Good Stuff Eatery Now Open on M Street

Officially open for business, Good Stuff Eatery literally brings "good stuff" to M Street.

Malmaison: Napolean's first, Popal's third

Zubair Popal thinks for a moment before talking about the role of his older son Omar in the family’s ...

From A to Zeina

Zeina Davis, event coordinator and marketing manager, wants to give each person a customized experience when he or she enters ...

The Latest Dish

From Matchbox Food Group comes a new Ted’s Bulletin, its family-style restaurant, opening in Reston, Va., in the Uno ...

What's Cooking, Neighbor? Najmieh Batmanglij

There’s no time for small talk at the late morning start of Najmieh Batmanglij’s class in the art ...

Good Stuff Eatery to Open by End of July; Still Hiring

Spike Mendelsohn's Good Stuff Eatery is set to open on M Street before the end of the month.

Cooking and Camaraderie at 2013 RAMMYs

This year's RAMMYs honored the legends, such as Linda Lee and Clyde's of Georgetown, and looked forward with stars Fabio Trabocchi and Scot Harlan.

Nora Pouillon

On Sunday evenings, when Nora Pouillon’s family and friends gather at her 1930s modern home near the Georgetown Library ...

Serendipity 3's 'I Cannot Tell A Lie' Sundae for July 4th

We could not pass up a sampling of Serendipity 3's new patriotic sundae, just in time for Independence Day.

Dine ’n Dash With José Andrés and Friends

With José Andrés in the lead, the first-ever Dine 'n Dash in Penn Quarter June 25 raised $60,000 for World Central Kitchen.

So Much Thai, So Little Time: I-Thai Coming to M Street

Another new restaurant -- I-Thai -- is coming to M Street where the popular Garrett's once was.

Tapping at the Rye Bar

The Rye Bar, located at the Capella Hotel, hosted a June 12 barrel-tapping event of its new batch of six-week-aged ...

What’s Cooking, Neighbor? Gerard Pangaud

Gerard Pangaud and his wife Ann Casso would love to entertain more often in the garden of their Glover Park ...

Cocktail of the Month: The Moscow Mule

If you walk into most liquor stores, you’ll notice quite a large space devoted to its vodka selection. Many ...

The Latest Dish

Chris Watson will be chef/owner of a new Italian restaurant Ovvio, slated to open in Merrifield at the new ...

A Lot to Taste: Hot Georgetown Eateries Satisfy

With 25 restaurants cooking, the 20th Taste of Georgetown had something for any taster June 1.

Al Fresco Dining

Like it or not, humidity is beginning to set in. Hey, it’s Washington, D.C. Enjoy eating outside after ...

Crossroads — Travel the World in Flavor

Heritage India on Wisconsin Avenue has been a Georgetown favorite for many years, and we are happy to hear that ...

Zoofari: Big-time Dinner at the National Zoo

The National Zoo's food-tasting extravaganza -- Zoofari -- gets bigger and better each year.

Let’s Do Lunch: Capella Hotel

The opening of new hotels means the opening of new restaurants. This week for Let’s Do Lunch, we took ...

The Latest Dish

Fabio Trabocchi is preparing to open a new concept, Casa Luca, offering a more casual theme in décor and menu ...

Let's Do Lunch: Blue Duck Tavern

For lunch, we ventured to the Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt at 24th and M Streets in the ...

The Latest Dish

The Dublin, Ireland-based Ri Ra will add a new location and a new concept to its growing metropolitan D.C ...

Cocktail of the Month: Mezcal Margarita

Anyone who has ever been to Mexico has probably been exposed to tequila. Whether it was a watered-down margarita made ...

Smell of Change: Wines of Spring

When spring rolls around rebirth and change is in the air. Our palates desire change too. The heavy red wines ...

P.J. Clarke's Patio Opening

P.J. Clarke’s, at the corner of 16th and K Streets, NW, welcomed the start of patio-perfect weather with ...

Cocktail of the Month: Parker's Mark

Food trends are always changing. First the cupcake craze and now donuts. Most interesting lately
has been bacon. Bacon
infused ...

Let's Do Lunch: 2013 RAMMY Finalist

The RAMMYs are the biggest awards in the Washington, D.C. area for the restaurant indus- try. Check out this ...

Let’s Do Lunch

For this issue’s lunch, we stayed close to home and went to Café Bonaparte, a Georgetown favorite that first ...

Easter Brunch Guide

1789 Restaurant 1226 36th St. NW Washington, D.C. (202) 965-1789. Easter Day brunch includes a guest appearance of the ...

Breath of Fresh Air: Pastor Camille Cook Murray

To some minds, Easter seems like an easy sermon for any Christian minister, priest or even motivational speaker. This particular ...

Cocktail of the Month

Aside from being a literary genius, Ernest Hemingway is also known for his legendary drinking habits. Evidence of his fondness ...

The Latest Dish

With a new Georgetown hotel comes a new restaurant – with a familiar theme – steakhouse. The new luxury Capella Hotel on ...

Let’s Do Lunch

For this issue’s lunch, we visited Range, Bryan Voltaggio’s latest, in the newly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion. Under ...

A Taste of Puglia

Al Dente Restaurant in Bethesda, Md, hosted “A Taste of Puglia.” The dinner was an authentic Pugliese dinner, with homemade ...

Let's Do Lunch

No one does lunch quite like our publisher, Sonya Bernhardt. With years on D.C.’s restaurant scene under her ...

The Latest Dish

Rose’s Luxury is slated to open in second quarter 2013 in D.C.’s Barracks Row. Chef-owner is Aaron ...

Morton's Steakhouse Celebrates Renovation, Rebranding

The stylish Morton's Steakhouse has re-tooled and celebrated its new look and menu Feb. 6 at its Georgetown location.

Restaurant Week Returns Next Week

Restaurant Week is back -- time to make that reservation and check out a totally fresh D.C. restaurant.

Valentine's Day Reservations

1789 Restaurant Bringing together modern, local ingredients and old country charm, 1789 is offering a shortened version of their full ...

Valentine's Day Confidential

Valentine’s Day Q&A

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we contacted a few of our favorite couples about ...

Q&A with RAMW President Kathy Hollinger

With just over a month under her belt as president of Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), Kathy Hollinger is excited ...

Georgetown Markets Build Community

It used to be the two “S’s,” Scheele’s and Sara’s, that kept the east side of Georgetown ...

Cocktail of the Week

During this festive season, Washington revelers will gather at holiday soirees and indulge in glasses of punch, eggnog and seasonal ...

The Latest Dish

John Fulchino of Johnny’s Half Shell and Ann Cashion of Taqueria Nacionale (next door) have come out winners, taking ...

Wine-Lover’s Luxury Gift Guide

If you have an especially good wine lover on your holiday shopping list this year, here are some luxurious wine-themed ...

A taste of Paris in Las Vegas

Amid all the buffets in Las Vegas is Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, with that bustling quiet that a fine dining ...

Citronelle Under Construction As Chef Michel Richard Expands To New York

Even as Hurricane Sandy was quickly approaching the nation’s capital this Saturday, groups were holding steadfast for their reservations ...

Standing Their Ground

“This is the last of the grandchildren,” joked Tony and Joe’s manager Dean Cibel, as he surveyed his family ...

Georgetown’s Turning Tables

Fiola’sTrabocchi Plans Washington Harbour Restaurant Chef Fabio Trabocchi (shown right) plans to open his next restaurant, the 7,500-square-foot ...

Hail to the. . . Red Wine? Sips for Tailgating This Fall

My parents used to tailgate in high style at the Strawberry Hill races in Virginia when I was growing up ...

Culinaire Reopens

Culinaire Restaurant has just re-opened its doors to the public. Billed as a one-ofa- kind eatery and a part of ...

Cocktail of the Week: Play It, Sam

Infusing liquors with flavors is nothing new. After all, it’s the aging process in wooden barrels that impart rum ...

The Parthenon: Chevy Chase’s Neighborhood Restaurant

The "Neighborhood Restaurant" has always been a mainstay of American society. Even as the size and pace of our lives ...

‘Bolly’ for Bond . . . James Bond, That Is

What is the result of being a wine nerd and a movie lover? Not only do I notice characters drinking wine, but I notice what wine and what glass they use.

The Latest Dish

Quick Hits: Four Seasons Hotel will open a Fashion Café as well as an Eno Wine Bar in early 2013 ...

The Latest Dish

Passion Food Hospitality (PFH) is now going Mexican. Their newest restaurant will be Mexican-themed. Fuego Cocina and Tequileria is slated ...

Flavorful Fusion

Bangkok Joe’s, a restaurant located in Georgetown for the past nine years, caters to finest Asian cuisine and sees ...

Celebrating Julia Child's 100th

Chef Ris Lacoste hosted a 100th birthday celebration dinner in honor of Julia Child at her restaurant, RIS, on what ...

The Latest Dish: Tony & Joe's, Nick's; Buben

Jeff Buben’s Full Baked empire expands, when he takes over Potenza restaurant at 15th & H Streets, NW to open ...

Yo! Sushi Opens First U.S. Location

Might there be a Yo! Sushi in Georgetown's future?

London-based YO! Sushi opened its first U.S. location in ...

Celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday

Born Aug. 15, 1912, Julia Child was one of America's most influential chefs. As her 100th birthday approaches, let ...

Cow Milk, It Does NOT A Body Good

It was a day of motorcycles and a red Vespa, chefs and 3 Pie Sisters, haystack rides, sheep cheese and ...

Mayfair & Pine Opens Friday in Glover Park

Headed by a husband-wife team, Mayfair & Pine Restaurant opens on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park Friday.

Redline

Located in the heart of DC’s Penn Quarter, Redline is best described as a sports bar gone urban chic.

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK: POP UP

Washington is going pop! In what many consider a transient city, it only makes sense that pop-up retail stores and ...

Cash In On Cupcakes at Sprinkles ATM

The Sprinkles ATM might just give the famed residential cupcake shop, Georgetown Cupcake, a run for their money.

The Latest Dish on Dining in the District

Balducci’s former location on New Mexico Avenue, NW, was not completely taken over by La Forchetta. The remaining space ...

In Natural History's Ocean Hall, a Sustainable Seafood Dinner

The June 7 event, which addressed the importance of maintaining safe seafood supplies, strategically fell on the eve of World Ocean Day.

Delicious Defined

How would you define delicious? Perhaps the most ubiquitous word in the English language to denote appreciation of the culinary spectrum, delicious signifies our love for everything from a single exquisite bite to the grand flavors of a cultural heritage. From lemongrass to lemon ice, if it makes our tongues jump, “Delicious!” seems to say it all.

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK: Dirty Bananas From Saint Lucia

The first thing I notice when I meet Big Ted is not his size. It’s his smile. It’s ...

50 Shades of Sancerre

Ladies, here’s the scenario: You have just finished the first book in the mega literary phenomenon trilogy, “Fifty Shades ...

Delicious Defined

Delicious (di-ˈli-shəs) adj. 1. Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, esp. of taste or smell. 2. Very pleasant; delightful ...

Flavor-Packed 'Taste of Georgetown' Satisfies Again

The 19th Annual Taste of Georgetown served up the culinary hits.

Bandolero Celebrates With an Opening Party

Chef Mike Isabella held a welcome party -- "Tacos & Tequila" -- at his newest effort, Bandolero, for friends, foodies and neighbors May 29.

A Great American Lamb Jam

The American Lamb Board hosted its second annual Lamb Jam in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 21 at the ...

Cocktail of the Week

While Mardi Gras may be the biggest party of the year in New Orleans, visitors looking for a grand shindig ...

Last-Minute Brunch for Mother's Day

It's not too late to make reservation for Mother's Day brunch.

Seasons for Imagination: Best Brunch?

In the film adaptation of the novel, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by Roald Dahl, actor Gene Wilder opens the ...

A Bunch of Brunches for Mother’s Day

Brasserie Beck Enjoy savory crepes and waffles at Robert Wiedmaier’s contemporary Belgian restaurant. A favorite at Beck is the ...

Bacio Pizzeria: More Than a Place for Pies

When Atilla Suzer is asked if he ever would have imagined having “this” ten years ago, he responds with a ...

The Latest Dish

Hank’s Oyster Bar Chef/owner, Jamie Leeds, and mixologist Gina Chersevani are working together again, but this time as ...

Growing Interest for Organic Drinks

Americans have become increasingly interested in organically grown products during the last few years. According to a survey by the ...

Across the Cutting Board with RIS: Springing Up Strawberries

As spring comes into full swing, with the last of the dogwood petals scattered about the ground, a film of ...

Tony and Joe's to Reopen in May

There is good news on the horizon. Tony & Joe's Seafood Place will reopen its inside restaurant in early May.

Cocktail of the Week: Mint Julep for 200 Years at Home in D.C.

In 2010, 17.3 million tourists flocked to Washington. According to Destination D.C., these visitors spent more than $2 ...

Across the Cutting Board with Ris: The Seeds of Inspiration

On the surface, the seasonal lull between winter and spring doesn’t offer much in the way of culinary inspiration ...

Mike Isabella Announces Two New Restaurants For 14th

To come

D.C. Eatery Set for 'Restaurant Impossible' Makeover

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine brings his hit show 'Restaurant Impossible' to the still unknown restaurant in Washington, D.C., today.

Choco-Oscar Buzz — With Brownies

Leigh Lambert, owner and creator of Naughty Bits brownies, created a limited edition brownie for the 84th annual Academy Awards on February 26, named The Starlet, which will actually be served at the Oscars—and you can have them too! Munch on the same after-party treats as the stars!

Our Once and Future Oyster Capital

Oysters from the Delmarva and Chesapeake Bay area are milder in complexity than their more northern cousins, but wonderfully plump and meaty – perfect in recipes that call for cooked oysters. Here are the best places to pick up fresh local oysters, a recipe for masa-fried oysters and homemade tartar sauce, as well as drink pairing tips.

Raise a Cup for President Washington's Whiskey Punch

Many presidents have gone on to have successful careers after leaving office. But only George Washington became a successful whisky-maker.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris: Oatmeal

The history of oatmeal is a modest and uneventful affair. But like a man whose steady greatness slowly reveals itself in his maturity, oatmeal emerges as a sort of existential hero: hearty, decent and strong.

The Latest Dish

The latest food and restaurant news in and around Georgetown and the District. Griffin Market to reopen, Blue Duck Tavern gets new Chef de Cuisine, Yes! Organic Market relocating, and more!

DC Restaurant Week: January 9 - 15

Just in time for the post-holiday lull, every Washingtonian’s favorite epicurean festival starts tonight! DC Restaurant Week opens the doors to more than 200 of the District’s finest eateries, as they offer prefix, 3-course lunches for $20 and 3-course dinners for $35 for the week, on top of their usual a la carte menu.

Party on New Year's Eve

Rogue 24

You can get “A Taste of Rogue 24: New Year’s Eve” and celebrate the New Year at ...

Cocktail of the Week: Gift Guide

It’s the season of giving -- and the daunting task of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list ...

Across the Cutting Board: Dear Ris...

As a holiday gift to our readers, chef and restaurateur Ris Lacoste wanted to answer your culinary queries. Thanks to ...

Cocktail of the Week: The Zombie Returns

Just the name of the Zombie cocktail is enough to scare many imbibers away. Like the daiquiri and the margarita ...

There are Heroes Amongst Us: Occupy D.C. Eats

Having witnessed the Occupy D.C. movement only on television or the occasional downtown drive-by spy, I felt it necessary ...

Across the Cutting Board: Calling all Foodies!

As a Christmas present from Across the Cutting Board, chef Ris Lacoste wants to answer all your culinary questions. Do you have any inquiries on cooking techniques, recipes, cookbook recommendations, or epicurean gift ideas? We want to hear!

Across the Cutting Board

My grandparents taught me never to waste food. Raised in the Great Depression and ushered into adulthood through World War II, food shortages and rationings were ingrained somewhere deep within them. As food became more plentiful, their habits of conservation never changed, and by the time I was a pitter-pattering little nuisance, what I most looked forward to when visiting them was the fridge full of leftovers...

Chef Scott Drewno is The Source

Chef Scott Drewno is the man behind Wolfgang Puck’s The Source, adjacent to the Newseum in Penn Quarter. On ...

Cocktail of the Week

When was the last time you had punch at a party? Was it an enjoyable experience? Dan Searing posed these ...

Cooking & Fooking with The Bare Naked Critic

Dear BNC,

I am smitten with this little honey from a work project we recently completed together. She’s classy ...

Pumpkins of Great Potential

“Mother nature is an artist herself, with a palette of colors that create the seasons,” says Chef Ris Lacoste. “She ...

Cooking & Fooking: Advice for those Who Indulge in Food and Love

***I’ve been on two dates with a super smart and good-looking man. Both times we went out for dinner ...

Education & Degustation at Westend Bistro D.C.

Chef de Cuisine Joe Palma of Westend Bistro believes in degustation served with education. In the coming months and on ...

Cocktail of the Week: Up in Smoke

What do you get when you cross one of Washington’s most innovative and crafty bar chefs with a New ...

On the Rogue with Chef RJ Cooper III

Jack Kerouac once wrote, “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live ...

Across the Cutting Board with Ris: Come Rain, Come mushrooms

With the excess rain, a few seasonal treats are thriving. And one bulbous little fungus is soaking up this wet September happier than the rest. Mushrooms are sprouting in beds across forest floors up and down the East Coast.

Warm, Hearty and Healthy: a Fall recipe for you and yours

The first signs of fall are blustering in to the District—the sudden temperature drop, overcast skies, the cold nights ...

Cocktail of the week: Fruits of the harvest

As the tail end of summer approaches, it’s time to enjoy the remaining fruits and produce of the season ...

Window Into Wine: The Grapes of Autumn

Fall has arrived, and for American and European wineries, that means harvest time! Across the northern hemisphere, many wine regions ...

The Latest Dish

Chef Francesco Ricchi is moving his namesake Italian restaurant, Cesco, to a larger location in Bethesda. Cesco Trattoria will occupy ...

Cocktail of the Week

By Miss Dixie Last week on a perfect summer night, an annual event for a select group of music fans ...

Exit Interview: 1789's Giusti on a Quest for Food Perfection at Noma

When Clyde's corporate chef John Guattery gave 1789 chef Daniel Giusti a book on the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen ...

Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk at Nationals Park: Food Party Spot With a View

It is a walk that is also a hit. While the Washington Nationals took care of the Philadelphia Phillies this ...

Cocktail of the Week: Dark n' Stormy

Say the word Bermuda and many things come to mind. For many it’s a paradise getaway, an island dotted ...

Loudoun County Goes Fresh

As a high tech hydroponic agribusiness, it may not surprise you that the idea behind Endless Summer Harvest came from ...

Chefs Go Fresh

Yesterday, a long row of motorcycles sat in the hot morning sun on the sidewalk framing the doors of Brasserie ...

D.C. Trend Trucks Into Georgetown

Strolling down the brick-laid sidewalks, weaving in and out of the usual crowds, one large gathering stops you in your ...

Across the Cutting Board with Ris

Lewis Grizzard, American writer and humorist, said “It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato,” and considering all the well-loved recipes which include them, one would be hard pressed not to agree. Often cooks think of tomatoes as an item to be served on the side or as an ingredient in a more complex dish, but with such beautifully plump and juicy tomatoes in season, why not serve them up as the entrée?

Fancy Food Show Wows, Wins Over D.C.

The 57th Summer Fancy Food Show occupied the exhibit halls of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, from July 10 to 12, as buyers and other attendees walked the aisles "to spot hot trends, find new ideas and source the latest products for stores and restaurants for the year to come" -- and to sample foods, which included the latest trends and flavors in chocolate, artisanal meats and cheeses, confections, snacks, beverages, salsas, spices and natural and organic products.

Das

Ethiopian food remains a distant concept to many.For Georgetowners, Ethiopian dining means Das, which over the past six months ...

Book Hill Bistro

Stepping up from the street into Book Hill Bistro, guests ascend from the bustle of Wisconsin Avenue to an intimate and cozy nook where low lighting and soft jazzy chords ensconce passersby wandering in for a look at Georgetown’s new restaurant.

The Latest Dish

Following the openings, closings, movers and shakers in food world of Washington.

Cocktail of the Week

Like the mint julep and the Kentucky Derby, Pimm’s and Wimbledon go hand-in-hand. The tipple is a mixture of Pimm's No. 1 Cup liqueur and lemonade, garnished with strawberries, mint and cucumber.

20 Years of Peacock Café

After two decades in Georgetown, Shahab and Maziar Farivar reflect on their success. They will be celebrating the Peacock Café’s 20th anniversary on this stretch of Prospect Street, where they first opened back in 1991 as a six-seat restaurant/carryout.

Pickling with Ris

Pickling, a process of prepping to preserve for months, is not just cooking but an art. Ris Lacoste, owner and executive chef of RIS shares her thoughts, tips, and recipes to make it taste the best.

Truckeroo brings DC food trucks together on June 3rd

This summer, Georgetown Events will be hosting Truckeroo, a monthly festival where 20-25 food trucks will gather at the corner of Half St. and M St. NW in Das Bullpen, across the street from Navy Yard Metro and one block from Nationals Park.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris

“Other than shad roe,” said Ris, as we walked around the farmers market on a windy Saturday afternoon, “asparagus is just the harbinger of spring.” Looking around, every vendor had buckets of the fat, twiggy vegetables, rubber-banded in bunches with their spiky pompadours pointed toward the sky. And everyone at the market that day seemed to be there just for the occasion with baggies, satchels and Radio Flyers overflowing with springtime’s most famous green.

Move Over Cupcakes: Say Hello to Georgetown Pies

O'B Sweet, a pie boutique and catering service headed by three local sisters, is fixing to open this fall on Prospect St., bringing a new sweet tooth craze to the Cupcake Capitol of the universe.

The Latest Dish

In the continuing saga of Gifford’s Ice Cream and Candy Co., principal Neal Lieberman has seen the fruits of ...

Across the Cutting Board with Ris

Brunch being a community affair, everyone brings some dish to the table and the meal usually becomes a wild smattering of tastes. Here are Ris' recipes for short rib hash and blueberry cheese puffs, two brunch plates you wouldn't want to go without.

Cupcake Challenge: Cocktail Hour

     Have you ever dreamed of a world filled with cupcakes? Were there cupcakes everywhere you looked ...

Eating Up the Cherry Blossoms

Magnificent monuments, a cupcake craze and powerhouse politics are not the only things that make the nation’s capitol unique ...

Across the Cutting Board with Ris

By Ari Post, with recipes by Ris Lacoste Ari Post | Mar 11, 2011

Since Ris first brought me into her kitchen, she has told me the tales of Bob Juliano. Powerhouse lobbyist for almost forty years and an unmistakable Chicago native, Bob has been following Ris around since her days at Kinkead’s. Call it a culinary crush. This is a man who has gone to bat with the big boys of Washington, including the Executive Branch, usually fighting for the rights of the working class. He calls Rahm Emanuel an “old friend.” What Rahm probably doesn’t know is that Bob makes a mean marinara sauce.

Food News Calendar

Restaurants around town are offering up a plateful of events. From culinary classes to food festivals, the local dining scene ...

The Cajun Experience

Tapas, fish, and sandwiches can sometimes get dull. Your taste buds are yearning for something new and exciting with a ...

The Latest Dish

The latest food news from Linda Roth Conte, including burger joints, renaming of old favorites, new chefs at old restaurants, old chefs at new restaurants, new chefs at new restaurants, and everything in between. Get your stomaches ready.

United, We Drink

DC Brau brings beer back to the District. A venture between DC area natives Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock, DC Brau plans on pumping out kegs and cans to bars and retail stores in the city within the next three months.

The Capital Wine Festival Returns to DC

When Chef Daniel Bruce created the Boston Wine Festival over twenty years ago, it was hardly driven by divine inspiration ...

A Winter's Night with Ris

Tis’ the season to be fat and happy. Let’s just face it.

There are endless news articles that come ...

Volt Restaurant's Identity Crisis

On Volt’s homepage, Head Chef and former Top Chef contestant Bryan Voltaggio holds a golden rooster in front of ...

Food News Wrap Up

Jordan Wright gives you all the latest news fresh out the oven. Hear what's going on in the world of restaurants, and get recommendations for the best eats in the best new eateries. Morso, Michel Richard's latest venture, Sweetbite Creamery, imported jams and much more.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris: Thanksgiving Special

To Ris Lacoste, Thanksgiving should be a simple affair. The dishes featured on her restaurant’s “To Go Sides and Pies” menu are effusive and original, yet comforting and familiar. The cuisine goes beyond unique spins on old favorites, recalling brilliant tastes or textures and producing them in an entirely new context. But Thanksgiving isn’t about reinventing the wheel, as she makes clear. To her, Thanksgiving is the raw, savory, unfettered beauty of the fall harvest and family. “I dedicate Thanksgiving dinner to my mother,” she says. “I still can’t do it like she can.”

Thanksgiving Dining Guide

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the turkey looms large. Thanksgiving dinner preparations can be a daunting undertaking, and the ordeal is frequently known throughout family circles to cause more stress than merriment. After all, the holidays are about enjoying time with those you love, and if cooking doesn’t suit you, there are some great places to go out or order in for Thanksgiving. Some are traditional, like the Oval Room’s roasted free-range turkey with chestnut stuffing, while others are less conventional, such as Rasika’s Cranberry Turkey Tikka with pumpkin chutney and spiced Brussels sprouts. But all are sure to be delicious. Below is the Georgetowner’s top picks for eating out on Thanksgiving. Get your reservations sooner rather than later, as many of these dinners have limited seating and large parties will fill them up quickly.

Round up of events for October 2010

Taberna del Alaberdero is shedding its stuffy image as an Old World Spanish restaurant and appealing to a younger crowd with the addition of an extensive tapas menu and a Sunday brunch that features a different region of Spain each month. November explores the foods of the Northern sea coast of Cantabria, a region known for its seafood.

Across the Cutting Board with Ris

When I got to Ris, Washington chef Ris Lacoste’s lauded contribution to DC’s food culture, the restaurant was empty. It was early on a Saturday morning, and the city was just waking up. Through the windows, the expanses of barren dining tables and upturned chairs looked nearly unfamiliar from the week before, when I met Ris for the first time amidst a clattering of plates and glasses, the hum from a dozen full tables swarming around me in the bustling eatery. Now, it was lifeless and unmoving. They didn’t open for a few hours.

Wright on Food

The past two months have brought a variety of assignments and pleasures: interviews with Bravo’s Top Chef finalist Kelly Liken; BLT Steak’s Laurent Tourondel; Eric Ripert, star of the PBS series “Avec Eric”; a meeting at the Sofitel with patriarch Giorgio Gucci, third generation of the Gucci empire, in town to testify to Congress about the pervasiveness of black market goods and to offer ideas for new ways of enforcing existing laws. Of course, we all want the latest accessory. But he warns to stay away from the sidewalk vendor handbag and wristwatch knockoffs. He tells me plans are to arrest the buyers as well!

Plates From the Park

This week, the Friends of Rose Park feature a recipe for corn chowder, provided by Mary Carol Platt of the Friends of Rose Park while peaches are in season.

Cupcakes for the At-Home Connoisseur

In the midst of all the current cupcake hooplah, Open Kitchen's Chef Matt Finarelli breaks away from the pack to say, “Let’s make sophisticated cupcakes and teach everyone how to bake them at home!”

Plates from the Park

Nothing like a little peach cobbler to cure the August doldrums.

Hellacious Heat, Meet Delicious Treats

Jordan Wright has strategized her own military operation geared to thrash back the blistering temperatures with frosty ice cream treats and luscious fruit cobblers.

Plates from the Park

This week we feature a recipe for tomato bread salad, provided by Pam Moore of the Friends of Rose Park.

Is the Price Right: Back to Basics

This week, five area grocery stores — CVS, Giant, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods — went head to head as The Georgetowner team went back to the basics to explore the prices of the simplest grocery items.

Purely Puro

At Georgetown's Puro Cafe, it was easy to keep our cool under a draped pavilion replete with comfy lounges and twinkling lights while sipping the creations of Alembic’s chief mixologist, Jon Arroyo.

Faces of the Farm

Garrett Faulkner visits five of Washington’s farmers' markets on the lookout for the best produce, but also with an eye for the men and women who grow it and bring it to your fingertips.

South Carolina – A Food Lover’s Dream

Food writer Jordan Wright unveils the culinary delights of South Carolina.

Plates from the Park: Tarte Tatin

Georgetown's Friends of Rose Park bring you a dessert recipe perfect for summer or fall.

1789 Sees Summer Changes

'The Good Stuff Cookbook'

Jordan Wright catches up with chef Spike Mendelsohn to talk about his restaurant on Capitol Hill and the launch of his latest project, “The Good Stuff Cookbook.”

Barbecue's Best

Garrett Faulkner and Ari Post sit down and dig in with Georgetown's most eminent barbecue chefs.

Is the Price Right?

After you enjoy some great barbecue food in Georgetown, try doing some grilling of your own.

Is the Price Right: Pizza Your Way

Tired of pizza not being made exactly the way you want it?

Perfect Pies

Whether you're after a traditional recipe or something with true pizzazz, Washington's contributions to America's favorite food stack up easily to the best efforts of New York or Chicago.

Georgetown Wing Co. Opening Week

Michelin Three-Star Mixologist Shakes It Up, Old School

Michelin three-star mixologist Brian Van Flandern teaches lesson in margarita-making

Is the Price Right?

The Georgetowner finds the best priced summer favorites in the DC area.

The Bad Boy of Good Food

Interviewed by Jordan Wright | May 19, 2010

As the host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations," Anthony Bourdain slurps and sups the world’s melting pot in dogged pursuit of ethno-gastronomic delicacies.

The Jockey Club, Redefined

Just as impressive as ever, the new Jockey Club has returned with a fresh cachet, a winning new chef and a dining room to match the restrained elegance of its cuisine.

Catering to Mother Earth

Interviewed by Jordan Wright | Apr 7, 2010

Swiss born and raised, Joêl Thévoz hit Washington in the mid-’80s with a business degree and a briefcase full ...

Dining, Harajuku Style

Jordan Wright recounts her secret dining - and fashion - experience at a private Harajuku supper club.

All About Oysters

Seafood lovers know the Washington area for its great crabs. But one hundred years ago, D.C. was known for its oysters, and over the last 10 years these coin-sized delicacies have been making a thundering resurgence.

Walter Nicholls on Thai Tuna Salad

Thanks to the Royal Thai Embassy, I’ve reawakened a lost appreciation for canned tuna — one of Thailand’s principal exports.

Q&A with Michael Harr

Interviewed by Jordan Wright | Feb 24, 2010

Jordan Wright sits down with one of the city's hottest chefs to talk fresh and local ingredients and his vision for the future.

Man on a Mission

Setting the stage for extinction: every twenty minutes a distinct species of plant or animal becomes extinct.

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