Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food
Jun21

Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food

You go to Jack Rose for the whiskey. I get it. Believe me—nobody gets it as much as I do. But they damn sure are doing their best these days to bring you through the front door for other reasons, and a quick walk-through of new executive chef Jon de Paz’s menu overhaul proves that yes, there are plenty of alternative, and delicious, reasons to make your next visit. Chef de Paz brings a lofty resume to the Jack Rose team, having...

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First Look: Italian Joint Rosario in Adams Morgan
Jun07

First Look: Italian Joint Rosario in Adams Morgan

Italian Restaurant & Bar Rosario Open in Washington DC: Rosario, an Italian restaurant and bar in Adams Morgan, has been open for two months and is already in full swing. That was certainly the case during a recent visit, with the packed restaurant maneuvering Negroni Week, Pride Week, and Taste of Adams Morgan all in the same evening. If the kitchen & bar crew can deliver with that type of chaos, then you know you’re in...

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Espita Mezcaleria Celebrates Sense of Moment with New Spring Cocktails, Mezcal Flights & Beer Collaborations
May12

Espita Mezcaleria Celebrates Sense of Moment with New Spring Cocktails, Mezcal Flights & Beer Collaborations

If you know me, then you know I love Espita Mezcaleria. That’s why I Can’t. Stop. Talking. About. Them. So I’m back at it with a close-up on all of their latest and best boozy offerings, all of which celebrate what GM and master mezcalier Josh Phillips calls, “a sense of moment,” with ingredients and drinks which embody time, place, and seasonality. 3 Stars Chamomile Saison The first way this is seen is...

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Iron Chef Goes Ramen at New York’s Momosan Ramen & Sake
Apr24

Iron Chef Goes Ramen at New York’s Momosan Ramen & Sake

What’s the next move for an internationally famous chef with a massive empire of swanky fine-dining restaurants? Ramen, obviously. Chef Masaharu Morimoto, he of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, debuted Momosan Ramen & Sake in midtown Manhattan last year. Fresh off their first anniversary, a visit to Momosan revealed a menu loaded with can’t-miss dishes which elevates the restaurant far beyond the realm of a typical one...

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Pig & Khao Brings the Funk in the LES
Apr22

Pig & Khao Brings the Funk in the LES

If you closed your eyes and envisioned what a trendy restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side would look like—and sound like, and feel like, and taste like—in 2017, Pig & Khao is probably a spot on match to your imagination. Pig & Khao brings the funk in the best way possible, from robustly flavorful and inspired dishes to a buzzy, energy-filled atmosphere, with Kendrick Lamar bumping on the speakers, and cooks and...

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