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A butcher shop born out of pandemic is here to stay, according to the couple behind the Mount Pleasant venture. In June, Purple Patch owner Patrice Cleary refashioned the bottom floor of her Filipino restaurant to make room for her romantic partner, Chef Bill Williamson, to sell gourmet cuts of meat, seafood, and fresh pasta. […]
If you look at pastry chef Jonni Scott’s Instagram page, you wouldn’t know she’s had a tumultuous, tear-filled 2020. In recent weeks she’s become fully engrossed with crafting macaroons that resemble Pusheen, a chubby cartoon cat you might see in online gifs or printed on T-shirts. Scott is into “kawaii culture,” the Japanese phenomenon of […]
The brothers and nightlife impresarios behind many bars and restaurants stretching up 14th Street NW and down U Street NW will close seven establishments for the foreseeable future on Halloween. Eric and Ian Hilton say they fought for six months to keep American Ice Company, The Brixton, Echo Park, El Rey, The Gibson, Marvin, and […]
Former Bad Saint Executive Chef Tom Cunanan has time to play as he prepares for his next big move in D.C. Those who already miss his Filipino cooking can buy tickets for a two-night pop-up next week on Mercy Me’s expansive back patio in West End. The meals, set for Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, […]
Prescription Chicken has long been a nomadic food brand in the District. Co-founders Valerie Zweig and Taryn Pellicone launched their chicken soup delivery business in 2016, long before pandemic made takeout and delivery an essential service. But being a delivery-only company comes with challenges—namely that third party apps can change their delivery radiuses at will, […]