Hope everyone’s wearing elastic pants
PSA: THE first ever BYT FALL FOOD GUIDE IS UP! We’ve got: the best fall punch, seasonal beers to fall for, the best desserts, lunches and cheese in town and more. READ IT AND GET HUNGRY.
OPENINGS, CLOSINGS AND TALK ON THE STREET
- City Paper reports on the fuzzy future of minibar
- Esquire‘s Best New Restaurants of 2011 that was unveiled yesterday also includes a shortlist of restaurants that, while not the best, are “not to miss.” Among the local restaurants named are Virtue Feed & Grain and Michel — and they’re in good company with Chicago’s Girl & the Goat and Husk in Charleston. (via EATER)
- Saint-Ex’s kitchen is re-opened with a snazzy new 4 course tasting menu and a completely revamped regular menu
- GOOD BEER NEWS: We went to Stella Artois’ National Draught Championships. Click here for report+photos
- BAD BEER NEWS: NO MORE GROWLERS ALLOWED IN DC
- On November 5, Todd Gray’s Muse at The Corcoran Gallery of Art plans to kick off a bi-monthly market brunch with seasonal dishes inspired by regional market offerings.
- Ready for some Jerk Chicken? Prince on Petworth has the scoop on the new JAMAICAN JOE’s joint opening on 18th street. (in the location of the short-lived Bistro 18)
- You know how people always say there’s no decent bahn-mis in DC (that delicious Dickson one non-withstanding)? Well, a lot of hope rests on BONMi which is opening on October 24th at 19th and I Streets, NW and will offer “unique versions of the popular Banh Mi Sandwich, along with salads and summer rolls”.
- ChurchKey has announced that it’s teaming up with Eat Wonky on a special, limited-time-only addition to the truck’s lunch menu: tater tots topped with poutine. And these shall be known as Wonky Tots, combining chef Kyle Bailey‘s tater tots (not the frozen kind, mind you) with the truck’s “squeaky cheese and gravy” that it usually serves atop french fries. (Via Eater)
- Station 4 in SW is staking it’s claim on a new Waterfront date spot destination. We eat the food and take in the decor.
- PS 7’s just launched their “cuptails”: Think baba au rhum with Gina’s new fall offering of cocktail-soaked-cupcakes in flavors including Pumpkin Zombies (rum and pumpkin cake), Baked Apples with Caramel (Apple Jack), and Bit O Honey
- this weekend: Toki Underground will be hosting Chef Eddie Huang of New York’s Baohaus for a pop-up event on October 14 and 15 starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
- peruse our handy OctoBEERfest guide
- THIS Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., food lovers will flock to Taste of Georgetown, the “must eat” event showcasing the spectacular cuisine of over 30 of Georgetown’s finest restaurants.
- BACON WEEK kicks off @ Restaurant 3 TOMORROW. In the name of science/research we test drive: country fried bacon, bacon on a stick, bacon waffles, bacon vodka and more. Full results+photos here.
- To celebrate national CHEESE MONTH Ripple will host a cheese class on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Priced at $40 per person, not including tax and gratuity, the class will cover a range of cheese-related topics including putting together a cheese plate and making fresh cheese.
- Martha Stewart is going to be in town on November 17. JUST IN TIME FOR ALL IMPORTANT PRE-HOLIDAY ADVICE.
- Starting next Friday WATERSHED is hosting Friday Suppers. Come for happy hour, beginning at 5:00 pm in the lounge, and stay for supper. Friday Suppers are $75 all inclusive, and reservations can be made by calling 202.534.1350 or by visiting Open Table. THEMES INCLUDE: Fish Fry on October 21, Oyster Roast on November 18 and a Goose Roast on December 16
- WINE LOVERS UNITE: DC WINE WEEK starts this weekend!
- then! Wine Riot, a non-pretentious wine tasting event created with the 21-35 year old set in mind is coming to DC next weekend. After staging 3 ridiculously successful Wine Riot events in Boston, the founders of the event decided to take the event on it’s first nationwide tour this year, with DC as it’s concluding stop, just in time to wrap up DC Wine Week. Wine Riot which will stage Friday, October 21 from 7-11pm and Saturday, October 22 from 1-5pm and 7-11pm allows guest to try over 250 wines and get educated all while enjoying music, food, photo booths and much more.
- only one of the Pig Parties left at Jackson 20. These parties have been really popular in the summer, but the restaurant is bringing them back into the fall. Think southern-inspired barbeque and a whole roasted eco-friendly pig from Dorsey Farm with traditional fixings like pulled pork shoulder, mahogany barbeque, ribs, smoked corn, corn bread with maple butter, and seasonal fruit pies all for $35 per person on Jackson 20’s colonial-style patio. Reservations are highly recommended.
- BEER NERDS UNITE ON OCTOBER 20TH
AND SOME LINKS FOR DESSERT
- Paula Deen gets voted hottest female TV chef by MAXIM.
- 5 FOODS TO STOP EATING TODAY.
- unhealthiest frozen meals out there (including quite a bit of Lean Cuisine)
- Listicle of the day: EVERY SINGLE FOOD BRAD PITT HAS EATEN IN A MOVIE EVER (hey, somoene make a supercut)
- till next week, feed the rainbow: