Find an Expertly Stocked Thai Market and Take-out Spot on 14th Street NW

Rice Market opened below Rice Restaurant earlier this month.

After serving Thai food for 17 years at Rice Restaurant on 14th Street NW, Sak Pollert is passing the wok to Washingtonians eager to experiment in their home kitchens. Earlier this month, the restaurateur quietly opened a boutique Asian market on the lower level of his restaurant. Rice Market carries fresh and packaged ingredients, grab-and-go […]

Sexy Bird, Hatching Nov. 3, Wants to Be a Source of Midnight Snacks

The pick-up and delivery restaurant specializes in whole roasted chickens and pulled chicken sandwiches.

The descriptions of some roasted chicken preparations from the team behind Sexy Bird read like online dating profiles. Take “One Bite in Bangkok,” for example. The chicken sits in a bath of coconut milk and bird’s eye chilies for 36 hours before roasting, resulting in a meal so spicy it’s “euphoria and misery combined,” according […]

Plant-Based Restaurateurs Behind Pow Pow Plan Major D.C. Expansion

Shaun Sharkey and Margaux Riccio have secured locations for another Pow Pow, Bubbie's Plant Burgers, and Plant Food Lab.

Restaurateur Shaun Sharkey and Chef Margaux Riccio are plotting a plant-based restaurant revolution, with plans for at least five D.C. ventures in the pipeline. Embarking on a massive expansion during a global pandemic might not seem prudent, but their timing could be just right. Devastating conditions at meat-packing plants and a desire to eat healthier, […]

It’s Always Oktoberfest at Prost DC, Opening Oct. 22 in Mount Vernon Triangle

Restaurateur Eric Heidenberger will replace Silo with a Bavarian beer hall.

Even the burger has a German tilt to it at Prost DC, opening on 5th Street NW on Oct. 22. The kitchen stacks a blend of Emmental and gruyere cheeses, bacon lardons, sliced gherkins, and special sauce atop two beef patties on a pretzel bun. The Bavarian beer hall from restaurateur Eric Heidenberger and his […]

A Sweet Shop Serving Towering Mango Sticky Rice Toast Opens

Sweeteria, from the same owners as Kao Thai Restaurant, debuted today in Silver Spring.

Eat your election feelings at Silver Spring newcomer Sweeteria, starting with a mash-up of two popular Thai desserts—honey toast and mango sticky rice. Ditlada Wichaidit tops a four-inch-thick slice of yeasty bread with mango mousse and a fan of fresh fruit. Then she serves it with a scoop of still-warm sticky rice, homemade toasted coconut […]

A Champagne and Caviar Bar From Three Sommeliers is Bound for Georgetown

Apéro will host private events this fall before opening to the public in the winter.

The partners behind Apéro, a wine and cocktail bar specializing in Champagne and caviar, aims to be the place people start or end their evenings out. That’s why Elli Benchimol, Felicia Colbert, and Christian Johnston chose to name their bar for the French word for the time before a meal when apéritifs are sipped. Happy […]

Try Cemitas and Other Mexican Comfort Foods at Taqueria Xochi on U Street NW

After losing their jobs at China Chilcano, Teresa Padilla and Geraldine Mendoza have teamed up on a carryout restaurant.

At Taqueria Xochi, Chef Teresa Padilla will share the most comforting dishes from different corners of Mexico with Washingtonians. There are tlayudas from Oaxaca, cemitas from Puebla, and little bundles of lamb called mixiotes from Mexico City. “All of our recipes are from Teresa’s family,” says Geraldine Mendoza, Padilla’s business partner and the restaurant’s director […]

A Courtyard Biergarten From Church Hall Opens Wednesday in Georgetown

You can add a shot of vodka to your watermelon gazpacho.

Restaurant and bar owners continue to jockey for coveted outdoor space they can convert into places they can seat customers as D.C. continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Church Hall founders Peter Bayne and Geoffrey Dawson managed to secure a charming brick courtyard overlooking the C&O Canal on Grace Street NW owned by Jamestown Properties. The pop-up biergarten in […]

BRINE Adds to H Street NE With Crab Cakes and Calamari Starting Aug. 17

The restaurant is from the same owners as Russia House and Biergarten Haus.

BRINE is set to open Aug. 17 with a menu full of all the seafood dishes you’d hope to find on a beach vacation, from lobster rolls and fried calamari to oyster po’ boys and crab cakes. It replaces the short-lived bar The Outsider at 1359 H St. NE—no relation to the restaurant also called […]

Try Doro Wat Fried Chicken Sandwiches and Juicy Burgers at Mélange Starting Aug. 28

The Mount Vernon Triangle restaurant from Michelin-starred Chef Elias Taddesse is two concepts in one.

D.C. will have a new fried chicken sandwich to chase down later this month when Mélangeopens in the former Ray’s Hell Burger space in Mount Vernon Triangle. It comes from an Ethiopian chef who has spent much of his career in the pressure-cooker environment of obtaining and maintaining Michelin stars at restaurants like Caviar Russe […]


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