Tag: Food & Restaurant News

Make ginger-molasses cookie cream pies this holiday season

WASHINGTON — It’s the only time of year when counters are covered in flour, fridges are full of butter, and a plate of cookies totally counts as a complete meal. Baking season is in full swing, and if you’re looking to pick up a few pointers before you start up the stand mixer, Tiffany MacIsaac […]

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30 years ago, Bombay Club introduced Indian to DC’s fine-dining scene

WASHINGTON — When Ashok Bajaj moved to D.C. from London 30 years ago, he arrived with one objective: to open a fine-dining Indian restaurant in the nation’s capital. Today, D.C.’s dining scene would be incomplete without one — or several. But the restaurant industry was drastically different in the late ‘80s. Most of the white […]

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OpenTable’s version of DC’s best restaurants

WASHINGTON — OpenTable is out with its annual 100 Best Restaurants in America, and while the D.C. restaurants that make the list have excellent reputations, many of the current darlings of foodies and the critics are missing. OpenTable bases its list on user reviews culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews between November […]

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OpenTable releases list of best DC restaurants

WASHINGTON — OpenTable is out with its annual 100 Best Restaurants in America, and while the D.C. restaurants that make the list have excellent reputations, many of the current darlings of foodies and the critics are missing. OpenTable bases its list on user reviews culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews between November […]

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DC bagel shop cooks up crowds, even months after opening

WASHINGTON — When Andrew Dana first started working on the concept for Call Your Mother, a Jewish-inspired deli that opened in October in D.C.’s Park View neighborhood, he imagined it would be “a semi-sleepy” neighborhood bagel shop that drew a small crowd on the weekends. “I wanted to create a bagel shop that could be […]

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Dining with the stars: What it takes to host, cook for ‘Honors’ celebs

WASHINGTON — With breathtaking views of Georgetown, the Potomac River and Theodore Roosevelt Island, The Kennedy Center’s River Terrace is a favorite gathering spot for preshow selfies and intermission musings. But on Sunday night, the overlook was a working kitchen. More than 100 cooks bustled about the tented terrace, pushing stainless steel carts past long […]

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Hometown hero Carla Hall reclaims, celebrates soul food in new book

WASHINGTON — When Carla Hall walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, she was overcome with emotion. Tears streamed down the celebrity chef’s face as she pictured others before her fighting for equal rights, only to be punished, or worse, killed. The stop in Selma was one of many for Hall, who was […]

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DC names new director of night life and culture

WASHINGTON — D.C.’s restaurant and night life scene has been booming in recent years, and now the newly appointed person in charge of keeping it running is someone who is familiar with the job already. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has named Shawn Townsend as the District’s new Director of Night Life and Culture. It sounds […]

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‘Cool’ places to dine, drink this season

WASHINGTON — The holiday season is heating up, and to celebrate, many D.C. dining establishments are cooling down with winter-themed patios, pop-ups and more. Whether it’s alongside ice sculptures or inside igloos, here are a few ways you can chill out and drink in the holiday season: Bourbon on Ice at The Four Seasons  The […]

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Lost Sock Roasters, Turning Natural sign on to Takoma Theater

WASHINGTON — The historic Takoma Theatre, redeveloped by Rock Creek Property Group and soon become home to a satellite clinic for Children’s National Hospital, has signed two retail tenants. Lost Sock Roasters, a small-batch coffee roaster based in D.C.’s Brightwood Park, will open its first stand-alone retail store at Takoma Theatre, located at the intersection of Butternut […]

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Lost Sock Roasters, Turning Natural sign on to Takoma Theatre

WASHINGTON — The historic Takoma Theatre, redeveloped by Rock Creek Property Group and soon become home to a satellite clinic for Children’s National Hospital, has signed two retail tenants. Lost Sock Roasters, a small-batch coffee roaster based in D.C.’s Brightwood Park, will open its first stand-alone retail store at Takoma Theatre, located at the intersection of Butternut […]

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My Take: DC’s mayor is dishing out food takes for the holiday

Apparently D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has some hot food takes for Thanksgiving. Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others. © 2018 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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Think big, shop local: A roundup of Small Business Saturday deals in DC

WASHINGTON — Shoppers have their pick of big box stores to head to on Black Friday and prominent online retailers to check out on Cyber Monday. But nestled between two of the biggest shopping holidays, is one that encourages people nationwide to think and shop on a smaller, local level. Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, […]

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Georgetown’s J. Paul’s is closing after four decades

WASHINGTON — One of Georgetown’s longest-running restaurants is calling it quits. J. Paul’s, which has occupied its dark-paneled, two story home at 3218 M Street since 1983, announced on Instagram it would close for good at the end of the year. J. Paul’s did not say why it was closing, but posted this message on Instagram: […]

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After 17 years, 1 flood, 2 Amys still pleases pizza lovers

WASHINGTON — Peter Pastan can never quite recall the exact date in September, 2001 he opened his Northwest D.C. pizzeria 2 Amys. But there is one date he will always remember: July 8, 2018. “There’s kind of a rule in the restaurant business that you never answer your phone on a Sunday morning because it’s […]

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Award-winning chef brings Israeli cuisine to home kitchens (recipe)

WASHINGTON — Michael Solomonov knows Israeli cuisine. The Philadelphia-based chef is a three-time James Beard Award winner, and is well-known for bringing a taste of his birth country to the East Coast with his flagship restaurant Zahav. But Solomonov’s latest project skips the restaurant kitchen entirely: His new book, “Israeli Soul,” brings the foods and […]

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Whiskey, wine and puppies: Promotions to help you unwind on Election Day

WASHINGTON — It’s Tuesday night. You’ve done your research and cast your vote, so now what? If you’re looking to take the edge off at the end of a long Election Day, there are plenty of events to keep you busy in the area. From whiskey to wine, from trivia to puppies, there’s a little […]

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New DC studio to serve as a ‘Gouda’ place to learn about cheese

WASHINGTON — In the last five years, D.C. has lost several specialty cheese shops, including Cowgirl Creamery, Sona Creamery and Righteous Cheese. Now, a local cheesemonger is betting area residents are ready to spend their hard-earned dough to buck that trend. This winter, Alice Bergen Phillips will bring her Alexandria-based cheese business, Cheesemonster, to D.C.’s […]

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DC Council votes to overturn Initiative 77

WASHINGTON — Initiative 77 was overturned Tuesday by a vote of the D.C. Council. The measure, approved by D.C. voters in June, would have eliminated the city’s two-tier minimum wage system. It would have raised the minimum wage for tipped workers, such as waiters and bartenders, incrementally until their minimum wage matched that of other […]

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DC-area chef Mike Isabella: ‘I probably should have apologized earlier’

WASHINGTON — More than four months after settling a federal lawsuit alleging workplace sexual harassment and days after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, D.C.-area celebrity chef Mike Isabella is offering something new — an apology. “I want people to know that I’m sorry,” Isabella told Fox 5. “I probably should have apologized earlier.” In May, […]

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New eatery wants to change the way Washingtonians think about hummus

WASHINGTON — On restaurant menus, hummus is typically listed as an appetizer. At cocktail parties, it often accompanies crudités. But at D.C.’s newest fast-casual spot, the popular chickpea spread has been called off the sidelines, and instead, is the star of each meal. Inside Little Sesame’s new home at 1828 L St. NW, chefs and […]

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3 stars, 40 years: Va. chef celebrates coveted Michelin status

WASHINGTON — Patrick O’Connell waited 40 years for the call, and on Thursday, Sept. 13, it finally happened. His restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, just received the highest and most-coveted rating in the culinary world: three stars from the Michelin Guide. And ever since that call, O’Connell’s phone has not stopped ringing. “I was […]

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