As always, pretty much all the food news you can possibly handle in DC.
NEWS AND SUCH!
- Just in time for fall, SOUPERGIRL is open in Takoma Park
- Good news for eating in the suburbs: The team behind Founding Farmers will open an outpost of the restaurant in Potomac in late October (VIA Washington Post)
- The Hamilton, the latest project from the Clyde’s restaurant group, has posted some new photos from its buildout.
- DCist got a look inside ShopHouse (Chipotle’s Asian concept) with some nice pictures of the food, the menu and the sriracha lined walls lined. They’ve also got an opening date for the place, which is September 15. Make lunch plans accordingly (photo below via DCist too)
- Pop-ups? Food trucks? What are D.C.’s worst restaurant trends?
Washington-based mobile application Venga (in collaboration with some well known DC foodie faces) is kicking off fall with Stuff the Bus – a two-week, fresh food drive to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen. Debuting at the H Street Festival on Saturday September 17, 2011 and culminating at Truckeroo on Friday, September 30, people can bring donations or purchase produce from the Venga bus’ ―virtual store.‖ In the days between, the Venga Bus will host daily food drives at local restaurants including Chef Geoff’s Downtown, Clyde’s Georgetown, Birch & Barley, Casa Nonna, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Front Page, Town Hall, Mason Inn, and We, The Pizza as well as area farmers markets. For a full schedule of stops, please visit www.stuffthebus.com or follow the drive on Twitter @GoVenga #stuffthebus (photo: Daniel Swartz/Revamp)
- New York’s Boqueria is hiring a senior management team for their new location in Dupont, including a general manager and a chef de cuisine, for the new location the restaurant is opening in Dupont Circle. The job ad advises applicants to check out Boqueria’s DC website, but for now that redirects to the New York site. Also, it indicates that the restaurant will open in “late fall.” (Via EATER)
- Metrocurean has the scoop on Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, which opens on September 20th.
- FOR SALE: the Salahi’s Oasis Winery goes bankrupt.
EVENTS TO GO TO!
- TONIGHT: hang out with Barton Seaver @ Proper Topper
- TOMORROW! FREE COOKIES and COFFEE! At “Milk and Cookies (and Coffee)”, on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m., Yola Parfait Bar (1323 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036) will be serving complimentary cookies from Buzz Bakery, coffee from Counter Culture and milk samples from Trickling Springs. (photo-not of actual cookies and coffee)
- The culinary nerd event of the season is here, when FERRAN ADRIA (of El Bulli), JOSE ANDRES (and Joe Yonan moderating) meet up at Lisner on September 29th. For more information on tickets, contact the Lisner Box Office at (202) 994-6800 or visit lisner.org.:
- TOMORROW NIGHT! Help 826DC while quality imbibing: an evening of wine and song, generously sponsored by Cork Wine Market. The event will feature a professional wine tasting courtesy of Cork’s oenophilic experts, comforting comestibles, and pleasant people, all to benefit the free student programming at 826DC.
- THIS WEEKEND: H STREET FESTIVAL IS BACK!
- OYSTERS! Beginning September 19th and lasting through October 16th, Legal Sea Foods Washington area restaurants will celebrate everything oysters with special menu items for the season. (our full preview is coming up soon)
- CLAMS! Watershed will host its first Patio Clam Bake on Sunday, September 18 from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. Enjoy traditional coastal dishes, individual steamer pots, brews from DC Brau and live bluegrass from The Billy Triplett Trio. The menu and reservations are available online for $75 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
- DC VEGANS UNITE! The DC VegFest, co-organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of DC, is a free outdoor festival celebrating the very best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital. Hosted on Sat., Sept. 24, 2011 at George Washington University, this year’s celebration features 10 speakers, including NBC4 anchor Wendy Rieger, award-winning vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States Wayne Pacelle. The event will also include over 75 exhibitors, including 19 food vendors—and over 5,000 attendees.
- In celebration of their SHERRY MONTH, Estadio will host a sherry seminar on Saturday, September 24th, from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Led by Adam Bernbach and Max Kuller, seminar attendees will taste three distinct sherries and two sherry-based cocktails each paired with a pintxo or tapa chosen to complement the drink. Space at the seminar, priced at $50 per person, is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat please email email@example.com or make a reservation at the host stand during regular business hours.
AND LINKS FOR DESSERT!
- Sam Sifton steps down as the Times restaurant reviewer, and Huffington Post rounds up his most glowing and most scathing reviews in history. ENJOY.
- listicle of the week: DUMBEST FRIED FOODS and the cities that love them. Including this DC deep fried, bacon wrapped banana
- Taste test: SCHWEDDY BALLS ice cream
- for those into menu porn behold: THE ART OF THE MENU
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