After 11 years of operation, Jackie's, a restaurant in Silver Spring, is closing its doors at the end of March, The Washington Post reports.
Owner Jackie Greenbaum is opening a contemporary Italian eatery, called Little Coco's, in Petworth this spring. Much of the staff at Jackie's, including the chef, will be moving to the new restaurant.
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A new restaurant and beer garden is headed to the U Street corridor.
TAKODA, located at 715 Florida Avenue, will showcase contemporary American food (blackened catfish tacos, soft pretzel and beer cheese, brisket sliders, and skillet mac & cheese), as well as a rooftop beer garden that will pour 24+ drafts. The restaurant is expected to open in January.
by WTOPLiving12/31/2015 5:01:00 PM
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to try more of D.C.'s restaurants in 2016? There's an easy way to follow through. Winter Restaurant Week is Jan. 25-31, and more than 250 local dining establishments are participating in this season's event.
Participating restaurants will feature three-course fixed-price lunch ($22) and/or dinner ($35) menus. For more information on the event, visit RAMW's website.
by WTOPLiving12/31/2015 4:55:42 PM
Beefsteak is spreading its love for veggies with a new location in Tenleytown.
Jose Andres will open his veggie-centric fast-casual spot (his third Beefsteak location) in early 2016 on Wisconsin Avenue, near the Whole Foods and Metro station.
Courtesy Beefsteak Facebook
by WTOPLiving12/31/2015 4:48:19 PM
One Eight Distillery is turning one on Jan. 8, and they're having a party to celebrate.
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What's a korrito? You're about to find out ...
D.C.'s NOMA neighborhood is getting a fast-casual Korean restaurant in January.SEOUL SPICE is set to open on 145 N Street in Northeast. The menu will feature made-to-order bibimbap bowls and "korritos" (kimbap burritos), as well as street tacos and salads.
SEOUL SPICE will offer four base proteins (beef, chicken, spicy pork and tofu), a variety of fresh veggies, including kimchi, and four house-made Korean sauces.
The bibmbap at SEOUL SPICE (Courtesy SEOUL SPICE Facebook)
by WTOPLiving12/31/2015 3:55:13 PM
Like bitter beer? Sip on this:
The makers of the 60 Minute IPA and 90 Minute IPA are gearing up to release the hoppiest beer of all time.
Delaware-based brewery Dogfish Head is tapping its Hoo Lawd at the Rehoboth Beach brewpub, and the beer is reported to contain 658.5 IBUs -- or International Bitterness Units. Comparatively, the 60 and 90 Minute IPAs have 60 and 90 IBUs.
Former White House pastry chefs Patrick Musel and Susan Limb are opening a second location of their Bethesda-based Praline Bakery in Virginia's Mosaic District.
The bakery is scheduled to open in late summer 2016.
The new outpost will include Praline's signature breakfast pastries, cookies, macarons, cakes, tarts, breads and more. Stay tuned for updates!
Courtesy Praline Bakery Facebook
by WTOPLiving12/3/2015 6:38:28 PM
Hey, U-Streeters: Get ready for a new bar
Quarter + Glory is set to open mid-December in the U Street Corridor. The bar comes to D.C. by way of New York hospitality company Public House Collective.
The menu lists 23 classic cocktails, as well as a few rotating seasonal favorites, and the beer selection will highlight local and independent breweries.
Quarter + Glory is located at 2017 14th Street NW; it will be open Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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Two months after its grand opening, Jos. A. Magnus & Co. expanded its offerings to include vodka. You can find the D.C. distillery's Royal Seal Vodka at stores throughout D.C., as well as in the distillery's tasting room.Read more about Jos. A. Magnus & Co. on wtop.com.
Courtesy Jos. A. Magnus & Co.
by WTOPLiving12/2/2015 8:44:14 PM
Arlington, it's time to get saucy ... With barbecue sauce, that is.
Texas Jacks Barbecue is opening at 2761 Washington Blvd., in late November, and the menu will be filled with dishes influenced from both Mexican and German cuisines.
Expect brisket, pulled pork, beef short ribs, pork belly, jerked leg of goat and jerked leg of lamb. Vegetarian options include a no-meat burger and smoked tofu tacos -- plus lots and lots of cocktails.
Courtesy Texas Jacks Barbecue
by WTOPLiving12/2/2015 8:44:08 PM
Already fretting over your Thanksgiving pie? This year, you can purchase your pie and help the nonprofit Food & Friends deliver nutritious meals those who are dealing with life-challenging illnesses.
In its 9th year, Slice of Life is offering five flavors: homemade apple, spiced pumpkin, oh so sweet potato, southern pecan and a chocolate amaretto brownie pie. The nine-inch pie prices range from $25-$45, and are available for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Food & Friends.Order your pies online.
by WTOPLiving12/2/2015 8:44:05 PM
SAVE THE DATE: This year's annual Sips & Suppers event will take place Jan. 23 and 24.
Each year, D.C.'s best chefs and mixologists team up for a two-day long benefit benefitting DC Central Kitchen and Martha's Table. Sips will take place Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Newseum at 7:30 p.m., and Suppers will take place on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the homes of D.C.-area hosts.
The Northeast destination for artisan food and drinks is welcoming a new rum distillery, Cotton & Reed, this winter. Co-founded by two former NASA consultants, Reed Walter and Jordan Cotton are joining forces with chemical engineer Jen Phelps to create the distillery's flagship white rum.
Cotton & Reed will be pouring cocktails and offering tours Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m., once the distillery opens its doors on 5th Street near Dock 5. Stay tuned for more updates.
Courtesy Union Market
by WTOPLiving11/13/2015 3:21:22 PM
There's no better person to help you celebrate International Sherry Week (Nov. 2-8) than Mockingbird Hill's Derek Brown.
Geoff Tracy has closed the Rockville location of Chef Geoff's. The D.C.-based chef and restaurateur tells WTOP he wanted to make it work, but couldn't. Tracy told the staff Monday, and is working to move staff around to his other restaurants.
by WTOPLiving11/3/2015 9:44:33 PM
Espita Mezcaleria, an Oaxacan-inspired restaurant, is scheduled to open in Shaw this December. But you don't have to wait until the end of the year to get a taste of what the eatery has in store.
Chaia served its last farmer market taco this weekend. The farm-to-taco concept is now focusing all of its efforts on its new brick-and-mortar location, which will soon open at 3207 Grace Street in Georgetown.
According to an article published in this weekend's New York Times, D.C.-based musician and restaurant backer Eric Hilton plans to open a Korean barbecue establishment with Maketto and Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang in the Northwest neighborhood of Shaw.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Erik Bruner-Yang and guest walk the red carpet during the 2015 James Beard Awards at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4, 2015 in Chicago.
(Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
by WTOPLiving11/3/2015 7:58:08 PM
A new restaurant is coming to Franklin Square -- and this one boasts the most extensive raw bar and Champagne collection in all of Washington.
Pennsylvania 6 -- which has sister restaurants in New York and Philadelphia -- will open Nov. 20 at 1350 I (Eye) Street NW. Expect everything from Burgundy snails with bone marrow butter crust to dry-aged steaks, roasted chicken and other upscale staples.
The beverage program will be overseen by James Beard Award winner Mark Slater, and the inside will take on a 1940s Hollywood glam vibe.
Pennsylvania 6 is moving into D.C. this November. (Courtesy Facebook)
by WTOPLiving11/3/2015 7:58:06 PM
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Adam Bernbach has something scary brewing for Halloween.
The Mixologist at 2 birds 1 stone is creating a few themed cocktails in honor of the holiday -- like the Slasher Flick (Cotes du Rhone and house beet bitter chocolate cola). The Halloween-themed menu will be available for a week, starting Oct. 29.
by WTOPLiving11/2/2015 2:55:34 PM
A fast-food double cheeseburger that comes with a side of heart disease?
That will cost you more than $1.
On Thursday, Nov. 12, FoodTank will host an event at American University to discuss the real costs of food. Panelists include Michael Berger of Elevation Burger, Roni Neff of Center for a Livable Future, Paul Shapiro of The Humane Society of the United States, Jenn Yates of Union of Concerned Scientists and Adam Diamond of American University.
The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon; a lunch provided by Elevation Burger will follow.
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Both Momofuku and Milk Bar, from David Chang, are now open in D.C.
According to The Washington Post, Milk Bar is open, as of 7 a.m. Oct. 23. Known best for pastry chef Christina Tosi's wild creations -- "crack pie," compost cookie and cereal milk -- the sweet spot is the latest addition to CityCenter.
In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, Christina Tosi, pastry chef and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, poses for a picture at Milk Bar in New York. Cereal is going out of the box. Milk, ice cream, muffin mix and more are being infused with the flavor of the classic childhood treat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, cereal milk soft serve is displayed at Milk Bar in New York. Cereal is going out of the box. Milk, ice cream, muffin mix and more are being infused with the flavor of the classic childhood treat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Now you don't have to wait in line for your burrito-sized sushi rolls. Buredo recently launched a partnership with local delivery service Favor, so you can have your lunch delivered to your door.
Buredo, a popular downtown lunch spot that makes burrito-sized sushi rolls, opened on 14th Street on June 29. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
by WTOPLiving10/23/2015 1:43:42 PM
Happy Día de los Muertos! It's time to celebrate, and this year, Oyamel will hold its annual Day of the Dead festival Oct. 19 - Nov. 1.
The Oct. 19 kick-off party will include small bites, tequila tastings, specialty cocktails, live music and face painting. And a specialty menu, designed by Oyamel head chef Colin King, will run throughout the festival.
Oyamel is located in Penn Quarter at 401 7th St. in Northwest.Tickets for the kick-off event on Monday, Oct. 19 are $49 and can be purchased online.
by WTOPLiving10/23/2015 1:14:32 PM
Ready for a scary good Halloween deal?Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the return of its popular holiday fundraiser, Boorito.
On Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to close, Chipotle will offer $3 burritos, salads, bowls and tacos to those who arrive dressed in costume — with an added “unnecessary element" to draw attention to additives TYPICALLY found in fast food (not Chipotle's!).
Proceeds from the evening benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.
It's time to get creative!
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