Tag: Restaurants

The World’s Last Blockbuster Has No Plans to Close. Here’s Why It’s Still Open.

Fifteen years ago, a movie fan could go into any of Blockbuster’s 9,000 stores and walk out with a Steven Spielberg hit. Now, options are limited for those who want to rent a hard copy of “Saving Private Ryan” from somewhere other than a library. There are only two Blockbuster […]

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Mario Batali Gives Up All His Restaurants

The 20-year partnership between the celebrity chef Mario Batali and the Bastianich family of restaurateurs was formally dissolved on Wednesday, more than a year after several women accused Mr. Batali of sexual harassment and assault. Mr. Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” […]

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Boqueria opens second DC location in Penn Quarter

New York Spanish tapas restaurant Boqueria is opening its second D.C. location this month. The new Boqueria at 777 9th St., NW in Penn Quarter officially opens March 6. Boqueria’s Dupont Circle location, at the corner of 18th and M Streets, NW, opened in 2012. The company currently has four locations in Manhattan. The Penn […]

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Nando’s Dupont reopens, offers free chicken

WASHINGTON — Nando’s Peri-Peri reopened its Dupont Circle location Feb. 20 after a two-month renovation, and will hand out free chicken one day next month at the D.C. location to mark the reopening. The Dupont Circle Nando’s, at 1210 18th St. NW, was the second location in the U.S. the company opened. It opened 10 years […]

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&pizza opens inside the Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON — Many workers on the House side of Capitol Hill won’t need to leave the building for some &pizza. The D.C.-based craft pizza chain has opened a location inside the Rayburn House Office Building. Food services company Sodexo has subcontracted to operate the location. It is &pizza’s 13th location in the District. It also has […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Single-Use Plastic Bags May Soon Be Banned

Weather: Still frigid — in the teens this morning with wind chills around zero. But a thaw is coming. A balmy 29 this afternoon, 45 tomorrow and a rainy 52 by Thursday. Alternate-side parking: in effect until Feb. 4. ImageThe governor wants to ban single-use plastic bags.CreditLibrado Romero/The New York […]

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Jeff Soto for Empellón Al Pastor (New York)

After creating murals for Empellón Taqueria in New York a few years ago (covered), Jeff Soto (interviewed) has returned to paint for another restaurant from chef Alex Stupak. Empellón Al Pastor in the Pod 39 Hotel features three pieces from the Riverside, California-based artist utilizing his signature imagery. Soto explains – “I worked with an eye towards symmetry and math, with […]

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Hands-on: Elegant bucket list app ‘Soon’ launches on Android

In a world that bombards us with things to do, it can be tough to stay on top of everything we think is worth checking out. Movies we want to see, music to listen to, books to read, restaurants to try, and places to go, there’s just so much to do and almost no central […]

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Bites: In Providence, R.I., Bustle Gives Way to Simple Pleasures

ImageBlackback flounder brushed with carrot dashi, sesame and mirin.CreditJames Mark Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but its culinary scene is anything but small. From Cambodia to Cape Verde, Providence, R.I., restaurants span the globe in a big way. Big King is the latest restaurant in that city from […]

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Georgetown eatery starts pay-what-you-can menu to foster accessibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Johnny Spero developed the concept for his new Georgetown restaurant, Reverie, a project two-and-a-half years in the making, the 32-year-old chef kept his focus on one word: approachable. He wanted to build a space that could cater to neighbors in search of a weeknight glass of wine and a burger (made […]

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Julian Niccolini, Face of the Four Seasons Restaurant, Is Forced to Resign

Julian Niccolini, the face of the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan who for years had weathered sexual misconduct allegations, was forced to resign on Monday, the restaurant said in a statement. Mr. Niccolini, 65, was told to resign by Alex von Bidder, a co-owner with whom he had operated the […]

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Critic’s Notebook: Saying Goodbye to the Man Who Brought Australia’s Cafe Culture to Life

MELBOURNE, Australia — On Nov. 9, a Somali-born man named Hassan Khalif Shire Ali set his car on fire in the heart Melbourne’s Central Business District, and then began to attack random bystanders with a knife. Before the police shot and killed Mr. Ali, he managed to kill one man […]

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FYI: Google will let you order food right from Search — no visiting third-party order pages

Hunger drives innovation. That can be hunger for change, or hunger for more efficient ways of getting things done, but sometimes it’s really just hunger — like, for food. Over the years, we’ve seen Google bring us a number of convenient ways to connect us with a little sustenance, like back at I/O when it […]

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Australia Fare: What Sydney Can Learn About Dining From Another Sunny City

It is staggering how much has changed for Los Angeles over the past six years. When I moved there in 2012, the city’s reputation was still overwhelmingly based on lazy clichés: that its supposed cultural vapidity carried over into its restaurants; that its Hollywood artifice bled into the lives and […]

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The Yogi Bear Graveyard

The Yogi Bear Graveyard was a short-lived accidental tourist attraction in North Carolina. After Yogi Bear’s Honey-Fried Chicken restaurant chain dwindled to just one location, the owners sold all the fiberglass statues of Yogi, Boo-Boo, Cindy, and Ranger Smith to a local Jellystone Park campground. After that failed, the statues were dumped behind a truckstop. […]

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