Reviews

Re: Maketto at Hanoi House

August 24, 2013
Re: Maketto at Hanoi House

I’m back, baby! As summer winds down, I’m back with a new post about the latest pop-up restaurant, Maketto  (at Hanoi House).  Chef/Owner Erik Bruner-Yang, also of Toki Underground, and his crew have been testing out dishes at Hanoi House to see which will be featured on Maketto’s menu once the restaurant opens in...
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Early look at Azur

April 28, 2013
Early look at Azur

Open for just over a week, Azur seems to be getting off to a mediocre start.  Who hasn’t been looking forward to the opening of Frederik de Pue’s second DC restaurant (Table, being his first) in the former Cafe Atlantico/Minibar space?  (Read my write-up on the Daily Meal here for more background.) Azur has many ingredients...
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Table: Don’t be fooled by mellow flavors

April 2, 2013
Table: Don’t be fooled by mellow flavors

Much like chef Frederik de Pue, Table’s dishes are low-key and high quality.  I recently visited the Shaw-area restaurant for a friend’s birthday dinner. The dishes we sampled were delicate in flavor and seemingly simple in preparation, yet there was no mistaking Chef de Pue’s skillful execution in each bite.  Part of me really...
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Restaurant Eve offering free tasting dinner to those celebrating April birthdays

April 1, 2013
Restaurant Eve offering free tasting dinner to those celebrating April birthdays

If your birthday is in April, Restaurant Eve is offering you a free 5-course tasting dinner in their Chef’s Tasting Room, a $100+ value.  Yup, that’s right. It’s all because of Eve Armstrong, the restaurant’s namesake and the daughter of the chef/owner Cathal Armstrong. Find out the details in my article on The Daily...
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Döner Bistro

February 27, 2013
Döner Bistro

Amsterdam Falafel better watch out. Döner Bistro is only a few blocks away and, like Amsterdam, its food tastes good to both the inebriated and sober alike. Plus, Döner has beer and wine! On its website, Döner Bistro explains what it’s all about: But what the f*** is a Döner? The Döner Kebab (meaning...
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