ALL THE DC NEWS THAT IS FIT TO EAT (and drink). Have tips? Send them to [email protected]
THIS WEEK ON BYT FOOD:
- Chef Carlos Delgado brings Peruvian street food, ice cream, and cocktails to 918 F St
- Never forget: If you want honey, you’re gonna have to hang out with bees. (And maybe make a video about them.)
- We came up with a list of some of the best picnic spots in DC to enjoy a scenic meal
- Far East Taco Grille truck is, you know, no Kogi – but is still pretty good.
- James Horn of Bourbon Steak gives us his drink diary.
- We are working on fall guides. Let us know what you want to know!
AND ON TO OTHER FOOD NEWS BITES…
- Pleasant Pops is the only DC business in the running for an investment from American Express OPEN – and they are looking for votes, DC.
- Dupont Circle’s Firefly is closing September 10th to 29th for renovations after a 10 year run. Get over there now, and then upon reopening, check out the new interior focusing on reclaimed and recycled furniture and components and an expanded bar area for happy hour cocktails.
- Capitol Hill’s Crepes on the Corner is closed after just six months.
- Want to try your hand at making fancy cocktails at home? Metrocurean has the four “new essentials” you should buy.
- Falls Church Asian markets are apparently your number-one source for exotic frozen things on sticks.
- BYT friend slash fave Patrick Owens gets a “Front & Center” profile by the food critic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- TATER TOT HAPPY HOUR: One of the hot items on Food, Wine & Co.’s menu are the famous cheesy, crispy Tater Tots, filled with melted Gruyere and fresh parsley, served with a spicy housemade ketchup. The Bethesda eatery is launching a new Happy Hour revolving around the popular bar bites where diners can snag a plate of the crispy, fried tots for only $1. Food, Wine & Co.’s new Tater Tot Happy Hour will be available Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m throughthe month of September.
- On Monday, September 3rd, Fiola brings tomato fans a new way to enjoy tomatoes. The modern Italian trattoria will debut a five-course tomato tasting menu inspired by the light Mediterranean fare popular in the Spanish isle of Mallorca, where Chef Fabio Trabocchi and his family vacation every summer. Guests can look forward to dishes such a Summer Tomato Gazpacho and Branzino with Mussels and Tomato Salad in Chilled Tomato Water. For dessert, Pastry Chef Tom Wellings will offer his version of an Ensaimada, a warm spiral cake traditionally enjoyed in Mallorca. The tomato tasting menu will run thru September 21, 2012 and will be priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), and $110 per person including wine pairings (excluding tax and gratuity). The late summer menu will be offered during regular dinner hours from Monday to Friday.
- Infographic: How To Make Every Coffee Drink You Ever Wanted
- What Do Swedes Think of the Muppets’ Swedish Chef?
- The 15 Most Insane Vintage Recipes Published in Bon Appetit
- Bacon-Flavored, Pumpkin-Spiced Coffee Wins $10,000 Contest
- Since debuting in March, Taco Bell said it has sold more than 200 million Doritos tacos – considering releasing Cool Ranch next
- When it comes to microwave ovens, some restaurants are snooty, some secretive and others unashamed.
- 20 recipes for Labor Day
- San Francisco coffee shop bans Instagram and “annoying hipster topics”
- Jay-Z is suing his ex-personal chef over recipe for chicken wings for $1.5million