As far as restaurants go on 14th Street Doi Moi is a veteran, it's been with us for nearly two years now, opening in the late summer of 2013. Yet it took the restaurant quite some time to enter the bustling brunch scene that so many of us crave, debuting the late-morning weekend soiree this past April. It's a more relaxed affair than its neighbors, no bottomless or unlimited plates anything, but an adapted dinner menu featuring more eggs and the usual pricey cocktails. If you've visited the restaurant for dinner you'll find the menu familiar and comfortable, many of the favorites such as Goi Cuon (garden roll), Goi Chai (steamed garlic chive & mushroom dumplings) and Bun Bo Xao (stir fried lemongrass beef with vermicelli noodles) are all available, but it's breakfast you came for so that means eggs and pork.Read More
Flags, banners and bunting were the order of the day at many restaurants in DC this weekend as they celebrated Capital Pride, check out a selection from 17th and 14th Streets.
The 33rd annual RAMMY Awards took place on Sunday, celebrating the best and tastiest that the Washington area has to offer. The awards itself are your typical affair, but give a chef a microphone and a stage you're lucky if they'll keep their speech to 30 seconds and move off the stage quietly. And we thank them for that. The only disappointment of the night was that none of the many attendees who wore kilts decided to show off their underwear. Next year fellas. Perhaps the best thing to come out of the awards is the discussion for the Restaurant Association to change.
Congratulations to all the winners:Read More
"Scalability, simplicity, consistency and quality" is not the only 4-step program that the latest restaurant chain to enter the DC pizza revolution has to offer. It's the pick of one of its 7 crusts, 5 sauces, 3 cheeses and over 35 unlimited toppings at a warp-speed efficiency that Pizza Studio hopes to draw the crowds in with.
I was invited to an early peek of the first Washington, DC outpost of Pizza Studio, a fast-casual restaurant a la Chipotle - allowing customers to build their meal from the bottom up, choosing from an array of ingredients that are enough to overwhelm the senses, but with the help of "pizza artists" to guide you along the way so not to make any culinary missteps. Pizza Studio, located just south of Dupont Circle on 19th Street hopes to stand out by offering up unlimited toppings at one price at a very quick speed. $7.99 will get you an 11" pizza in 2 minutes, or at least that's the time it takes for each pizza to cook in the 600 degree oven. For a company that's only been around for a little over two years it's a pretty impressive feat, these pizzas taste and look as if they belong on a more established menu.Read More