Reviews

Daikaya: now serving ramen

February 17, 2013
Daikaya: now serving ramen

Daikaya was greeted with long lines when it opened the doors of its first floor ramen shop on Valentine’s Day. With the Sushiko chef/owner Daisuke Utagawa and co-founder of Eighteenth Street Lounge Yama Jewayni at its helm, it’s no surprise that the restaurant is off to a good start. Daikaya offers four types of...
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DGS Delicatessen ….$40 later

January 15, 2013
DGS Delicatessen ….$40 later

I was feeling happy-go-lucky one Saturday morning until I got the bill at DGS. I ordered the pastrami, which takes over a week to make and is massaged by hand for three hours a day (ok that last part may be a lie). $13. I couldn’t pass up the matzo ball soup. $7. As...
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Preview: Taan Noodles

October 31, 2012
Preview: Taan Noodles

Do you ramen? You should. Ramen shops are popping up everywhere so get on the noodle train, people. The latest addition to the DC ramen scene is Taan Noodles, officially opening this Friday in one of my favorite neighborhoods (AdMo). Taan Noodles is the creation of Executive Chef Jonathan Bisagni, whose resume includes stints...
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The Drafting Table: Hipster starter kits and an eclectic menu

October 30, 2012

Plaid shirt. Skinny jeans. Horn-rimmed glasses. Am I seeing double or are both bartenders wearing the same outfit? Several minutes later it dawns on me. The matching outfits thing was no accident. They’re donning the hipster uniform! That said, I can’t say I felt unwelcome at the Drafting Table given my clearly unhipster-like attire...
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Review: Cleveland Park’s El Pulpo

October 30, 2012

Recently I checked out El Pulpo in Cleveland Park. El Pulpo opened this past summer in the space formerly known as Tackle Box and the pop-up locale for Bandolero (before moving to Georgetown). El Pulpo is not your traditional Spanish tapas restaurant.  It puts its own spin on traditional Spanish tapas by infusing them...
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