Food & Dining

Food & Dining

09/21/2014 - 11:47am
Restaurateur Med Lahlou is showcasing rice at his three restaurants, including Station 4, 1101 4th St. SW, which is hosting “paella night,” on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Executive chef Orlando Amaro will create a... >>more
09/19/2014 - 11:45am
Nearby, Korean BBQ taco restaurant TaKorean was scheduled to open last month at The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront. Located in Twelve12 at 1212 4th St. SE, this is native Washingtonian Mike Lenard’s third enterprise, including a popular food... >>more
09/17/2014 - 11:39am
In nearby Southwest we’re fans of Masala Art, which debuted this summer. A long-awaited spinoff of Atul Bhola’s parent restaurant on upper Wisconsin Ave. NW, this stylish, 133-seat charmer showcases the cooking of Chef Ajay Ramola. (... >>more
09/15/2014 - 11:38am
Check out Happy Hens’ Barnyard, a stand at the C Street end of the weekend farmer’s row. Operated by Tom and JacQui Hornsby Jr., the farm also sells free-range chicken (and their eggs) and seasonal seafood. The Hornsbys are “... >>more
09/13/2014 - 11:37am
Szechuan House is back. Situated at 515 8th St. SE (upstairs from Medium Rare), the “new” Szechuan offers mainly carryout with a couple of small tables practically in the kitchen. Long-time patrons can expect such favorites as steamed or... >>more
09/12/2014 - 12:00am
I have a favorite food, one I will go to the ends of the earth to track down - the Chinese dumpling. For those of you far more sophisticated about their wide and wonderful variety, I am talking about jiaozi, or potstickers. They are the most common... >>more
09/11/2014 - 11:36am
District Doughnut was set to arrive at 749 8th St. SE. It’s hard to miss the turquoise façade. Owned by Greg Menna and Juan Pablo Segura, the sweet newcomer offers yeast doughnuts and cake options (created by pastry chef Christine... >>more
09/09/2014 - 12:34pm
On the “other side” of Capitol Hill, Café Berlin, 322 Massachusetts Ave. NE, is celebrating Oktoberfest in true Teutonic style from Sept. 20 through Oct. 31. Held annually in Munich, the 16-day fest commemorates the wedding of... >>more
09/08/2014 - 11:59am
Autumn leaves swirl around Capitol Hill sidewalks as Eastern Market explodes in a colorful cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, jams, salsas, and other seasonal victuals. On a recent Saturday Peter tagged along on a foodie tour of the market, led by... >>more
09/03/2014 - 10:12am
If you have seen the movie Bottleshock then you know the story of the 1976 Paris wine tasting where a Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon took first prize in a blind tasting against all of the very best of Bordeaux. Ideal weather, unique terroir (i... >>more
09/03/2014 - 9:45am
A man of many talents, Jorge Zamorano, owner of the much-loved Banana Café and Piano Bar, started honing hospitality skills at age seven. “My Cuban grandfather gardened all the time. There was a daily after-school ritual where he would... >>more
09/01/2014 - 11:49am
During the magically cool August of 2014, one of our Row’s newest businesses, Rose’s Luxury, 717 8th St. SE, was declared the Top New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetite Magazine www.bonappetit.com/restaurants-travel/best-new-... >>more
08/26/2014 - 7:57pm
If you’re a fan of the CSA model, check out the Farm Bus co-founded by Mark Lilly and Suzi Miles-Lilly. Based out of Richmond, VA, they have weekly drop-off locations in Washington, DC at Eastern Market (additional sites in development) each... >>more
08/05/2014 - 10:42am
Lazy August is filled with long weekends, beach days, barbeques, golf, and, generally, great excuses for day drinking. The classic go-to tends to be light beer, and lots of it, but why bore your taste buds? It’s practically an insult to all... >>more
08/05/2014 - 10:12am
Chicken on the move First, the bad news: Looks like Barracks Row is losing Chicken Tortilla, where we occasionally pick up a crisp and juicy Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken along with black beans and rice. Good news: Chicken Tortilla is being... >>more