Bigger, Better Boqueria Opens Wednesday in Penn Quarter

Beloved Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant Brings Signature Convivial Spirit to the Neighborhood with New Menus, Expanded Central Bar Area, Lively Open Kitchen and Chef’s Counter Seating Restaurateur Yann de Rochefort and Executive Chef Marc Vidal are thrilled to announce the opening of their vibrant Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, Boqueria, in Penn Quarter at…

America Eats Tavern: Isn’t This That New Jose Andres Place?

I suppose there are two distinct kinds of Washingtonians: those who care about Jose Andres and those who do not.  Maybe you don’t care that he has brought the purposeful and flavorful cooking of his Spanish homeland to our Bloomin’ Onion nation.  That’s your prerogative.  And I pity you. Jose Andres is the creator/owner/name behind…

How DC Style Got Her Rock Opera Back

Though only in town for one weekend, Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Rock Opera encompassed a season’s worth of theater fun.  Featuring a cast of formidable talents, whose actors have appeared in Tony award winning shows like In The Heights ranging all the way to the original cast of Cats.  The Sidney Harmon Hall stage…

Smithsonian’s Art a la Cart Keeps It Moving

As the poet once said, “you never stop learning.”  But that may have just been something my great-aunt Agatha used to say.  We may never know. At the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum (aka not The National Portrait Gallery; same building, different museum), a roadmap for exploring the museum cropped up.  Nevermind that it’s really for…

Lunch Special: PS7’s

I have a general rule for sustaining a fondness for multiple course meals on a budget: go for lunch!  The food is the same, the service is better, and the prices are much more reasonable.  And ending today, you can use a 50% off Scoutmob for PS7’s. Using another deal (Bloomspot— $30 for $60), I…

Meatballs: Whose Balls Are These?

There’s been a lot of press about the opening of new Chinatown/Penn Quarter restaurant, Meatballs.  Is this really a Michel Richard restaurant?  Are the meatballs really going to live up to the restaurant’s name? In my opinion, yes and yes.  This is Michel Richard’s third DC restaurant, and for my budget, the only one I’ll…

Vacation to Cuba Libre

Those sassy Europeans may have us beat when it comes to unhindered travel to Havana, but why pay hundreds of dollars for an international flight when utterly delicious Cuban cuisine is in the heart of our fair metropolis?  Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar (9th & H Streets NW) has it all–food, drinks, decor, ambiance–and offers…

Kushi: The Day the Groupon Died

Kushi Izakaya and Sushi is the best sushi in DC.  So we can skip all the gushing over the secret sauce in the pork belly maki and the red redness of the tuna sashimi.  The Japanese eggplant is out of this world: hardly even eggplant, the spicy sauce that comes lightly painted on top makes…

Gotta Get Back to The Passenger

I need to get back to The Passenger.  As soon as possible. I’ve heard so much about the place and finally made it in right after opening on a Sunday afternoon.  I know, not prime cocktail time, but I was desperate!  The Passenger is supposed to be one of the new best places in DC…