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Good Taste: Newland Blends Forward Thinking Cuisine With Nostalgic Throwbacks

Good Taste: Newland Blends Forward Thinking Cuisine With Nostalgic Throwbacks

Chef Andrew Markert’s new restaurant on Capitol Hill brings a sense of whimsy and fun to fine dining.

At Newland, the soundtrack is all ’80s all the time. The Outfield’s infectious “Your Love” came on several times the night I visited, and Richard Marx’s treacly power ballad “Right Here Waiting” and The Cure’s heart-on-sleeve machismo takedown “Boys Don’t Cry” also made appearances. It’s all fun and familiar, and not necessarily what you’d expect…

Captain Cookie & The Milkman Signs Sweet Lease, Expands to Arlington

Captain Cookie & The Milkman Signs Sweet Lease, Expands to Arlington

Kirk and Juliann Francis hope the Courthouse shop will start selling their signature ice cream sandwiches this spring.

Captain Cookie & The Milkman is opening across the river for the first time as a part of the local treat-yourself brand’s ongoing regional expansion. The shop should open at 2200 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood this spring. The space was most recently a GNC. “It’s just a calcium supplement store now,” co-owner Kirk…

Chef Damian Brown Grabs Prime D.C. Spot for All-Day Brunch Restaurant

Chef Damian Brown Grabs Prime D.C. Spot for All-Day Brunch Restaurant

Uncaged Mimosas should open in May in the former ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar space in Truxton Circle.

Damian Brown knows the magic words: all-day brunch. The chef best known for his over-the-top comfort food at The Uncaged Chefs in District Heights is taking over the former ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar space in Truxton Circle. His first restaurant in D.C. proper, slated to open in May, will be called Uncaged Mimosas. A…

Savor a Filipino Tasting Menu Inside a Food Hall When Hiraya Debuts Friday

Savor a Filipino Tasting Menu Inside a Food Hall When Hiraya Debuts Friday

Chef Paolo Dungca’s long-term pop-up inside The Block launches with Friday and Saturday dinner service.

Starting this weekend you’ll be able to savor an eight-course tasting menu inside a downtown food hall from Chef Paolo Dungca that’s inspired by both the Filipino dishes he grew up eating and his culinary journey through kitchens such as Restaurant Eve, Bad Saint, Kaliwa, and ABC Pony.  Dungca has been flipping burgers and frying…

Breakfast Taco Pop-Up La Tejana Finds Permanent Home in Mount Pleasant

Breakfast Taco Pop-Up La Tejana Finds Permanent Home in Mount Pleasant

The popular breakfast taco brand from Ana-Maria Jaramillo and Gus May is moving into the former Sabydee space.

La Tejana is trading in its pop-up lifestyle for a permanent home. Ana-Maria Jaramillo and Gus May, the engaged couple behind the popular Texas-style breakfast taco brand, will settle down in Mount Pleasant this spring. They’ve set up shop in the neighborhood regularly and have built a loyal following. Jaramillo and May held one of…

The Henri, a Bistro and Bar From Chef Frederik De Pue, Opens Feb. 15

The Henri, a Bistro and Bar From Chef Frederik De Pue, Opens Feb. 15

The restaurateur is hoping to lure downtown D.C. decision makers with six private dining rooms.

A bistro that relies on rotisserie cooking is opening downtown next month. At first Frederik de Pue wasn’t sure he wanted to take on an 8,000-square-foot space, but then he formed a plan to be the go-to place for power players in search of private dining in the District. The Henri has a 60-seat restaurant…

A Comfort Food Pop-Up Starring Spuds Launches Today in Shaw

A Comfort Food Pop-Up Starring Spuds Launches Today in Shaw

Chef Mykie Moll is serving potatoes five ways, plus an array of sandwiches and soups for breakfast and lunch.

If potatoes are your love language, listen up. A pop-up launched in Shaw this morning with tots, chips, latkes, mashed potatoes, and loaded potato soup. “Sometimes food is taken a little too seriously and I wanted to make delicious food you can have fun with,” says Chef Mykie Moll on his new venture. He has…

Cielo Rojo is Growing and Spinning Off a San Fran-Style Burrito Shop

Cielo Rojo is Growing and Spinning Off a San Fran-Style Burrito Shop

The Takoma Park Mexican restaurant is moving down the street to make way for San Pancho Burritos.

The founders of Cielo Rojo are planning a two-pronged expansion. The popular Takoma Park Mexican restaurant will move into a larger building a short distance down Carroll Avenue to make way for a fast-casual burrito shop to open at Cielo Rojo’s previous address. “We wanted to stay in Takoma Park because the people here are…

Ghostburger Slides Into Las Gemelas to Serve Chorizo Sloppy Joes and Nachos

Ghostburger Slides Into Las Gemelas to Serve Chorizo Sloppy Joes and Nachos

The winter pop-up is a test run for the owners who are eying a permanent location in the neighborhood near Union Market.

Ghostburger is popping up inside Taqueria Las Gemelas for the winter. The ghost kitchen from Josh Phillips and Kelly White Phillips launched during the early stages of the pandemic as a strategy to meet diners’ comfort food cravings and keep its host restaurant, Espita, financially viable. Ghostburger continues to operate out of Espita in Shaw,…

Lucky Buns Expands to The Wharf, Promising a Late-Night Nosh Option

Lucky Buns Expands to The Wharf, Promising a Late-Night Nosh Option

“A big messy burger is what you want to get you through all of this,” says chef and co-owner Alex McCoy.

Lucky Buns, known for its high-stacked, deeply satisfying burgers and fried chicken sandwiches, will open in Southwest D.C. as a part of “Phase 2” of The Wharf’s development. Chef and co-owner Alex McCoy is predicting it will open in October 2022. While you wait, you can get a taste of bogan buns, hot tiger buns,…

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