Food & Dining

08/06/2016 - 10:07am
Greetings readers!  You may be familiar with the Schneider’s monthly wine column, but you aren’t familiar with me yet.  I’m Elyse Genderson, a new member of theSchneider’s of Capitol Hill team.  My father, Jon Genderson, has been the co-owner of Schneider’s for 37 years.  I’m thrilled to work alongside my dad, my uncle Rick Genderson and my cousin Josh Genderson. For the past seven years I have worked out of New York City in public... >>more
08/06/2016 - 9:12am
Here’s something cool for steamy August weekends: belly up to the Suburbia, a vintage Airstream trailer transformed into a groovy outdoor bar. You’ll find it parked outside Union Market. (It used to be on the other side of the patio.) Thirsty folks can order umpteen kinds of beer (draft or in cans) or choose from an array of frozen cocktails, to be slurped at a picnic table. An offshoot of Gina Chersevani’s Buffalo & Bergen (inside Union Market), the funky bar is open... >>more
08/02/2016 - 1:22pm
I had the pleasure of sampling a delicious dish at the lovely Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, 750 15th St. NW. “The Fish & Chips Anchor Steam Battered Halibut with Malt Fries” may best be described by the millennial acronym, OMG! The fish, light and flavorful, adding the house-made tartar sauce took every bite to the next level. The Malt fries, cooked to perfection, were simply delicious. Aside from the delightful food delightful, Joe's decor is classy with... >>more
06/30/2016 - 9:10am
It can be difficult to understand the scope of how climate change is going to affect our daily lives, but I’d like to try to convey how much it is going to change what’s in your glass. The global increase in temperature is going to shift the entire industry in new directions, and major studies have been dedicated to what vineyards and vintners should expect. Wines are going to become bigger, bolder, and come from new locations. While Bordeaux has nicknamed it the “bon probleme... >>more
06/29/2016 - 9:10am
Destination: Due South So many choices! From the ever-widening array of culinary options near Nationals Park, husband Peter and I recently decided on Due South. The down-home, yet upscale, restaurant opened almost a year ago in the Lumber Shed at The Yards. Decor is bright and airy with huge windows, bathing diners in early evening sunlight. The decibel level was high, but not ear-splitting. Due South was created by Bo Blair, who also operates Georgetown Events (with several restaurants there... >>more
06/25/2016 - 9:24am
Don't miss the George Peach Truck  at Frager's Garden Center today. Sample authentic farm-t0-street peaches from Georgia. Get out your canning gear or pie tins. Buy by the bushel. >>more
06/03/2016 - 10:11am
Spring Fling A rainy spring has arrived at Garrison, on Barracks Row. Located at 524 Eighth St. SE, the farm-to-table endeavor has uncovered its outdoor seating (in spite of a wet May) along with Rob Weland’s lineup of fresher-than-springtime victuals, wine, beer, and cocktails. Innovative appetizers encompass poppy seed gougeres, feather-light puffs filled with parmesan and dusted with poppy seed; Virginia bison tartare, paired with grilled brioche and crowned with a tiny quail egg. The... >>more
06/03/2016 - 9:10am
It started with a charcuterie board. Not any charcuterie board, mind you, but the charcuterie board to end all charcuterie boards. I’m a sucker for any kind of Italian meats and cheeses, and I left selections to the bartender’s capable discretion. What came out of the kitchen was not only heavenly but generous. Large piles of meats and hefty wedges of cheeses were accompanied by pickled veggies and ramekins of berry compote and the most addictive honey I’ve ever tasted. It was... >>more
05/12/2016 - 2:56pm
A new Asian fusion eatery opened at 1253 H Street NE on May 7. Combining Japanese, Korean and Chinese influences, Pow-Pow serves up farm-fresh salads, hearty bowls and giant egg rolls in a fast-casual setting. Plus, any dish can be made vegetarian or vegan. Pow-Pow is the joint creation of partners Shaun Sharkey, Lavangna's Stephen Cheung and Sticky Rice's John Yamashita. While many establishments on H Street focus on the nightlife and sit-down dining, Pow-Pow is designed to fill a void... >>more