The Hits Keep on Coming at New Kitchens on the Block Event

DC food lovers strive to be in the know about upcoming restaurants. It’s nearly impossible to keep up. Participants in Sunday’s New Kitchens on the Block event (NKOTB) at Mess Hall benefited from a sneak peek at eleven upcoming restaurants.  They include ventures from several well-known veteran chefs, and a few who are making their […]

Chef Sasha Felikson: Bring on the Borscht

By Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience Chef Sasha Felikson thinks that borscht is going to be the next big thing in food. He speaks with such exuberance and passion that it’s impossible to disagree. Felikson is the executive chef at Doi Moi on 14th Street, Northwest. While the cuisine at Doi Moi is Asian inspired, Felikson […]

Guess What’s Back? New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB)

My previous blog post is about comebacks.  Addie’s restaurant recently re-opened in a new location in Park Potomac after a four-year hiatus.  “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to television on October 1.  And here’s another return I’m excited about:  New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB). New Kitchens on the Block (NKOTB) 3.0 takes place at DC’s Mess […]

Bird’s Eye Sandwich Shop: A New Perspective

I don’t really like sandwiches.  My co-workers look at me quixotically every time I make this declaration, which is whenever we have a lunchtime meeting and this is the only option on the table.  But a recent visit to Bird’s Eye Sandwich Shop has me rethinking my position. Bird’s Eye is a Friday- Sunday pop-up […]

Requin:  No Snap Judgements

Jennifer Carroll, chef/partner of Requin in the Mosaic District of Northern Virginia has been on Top Chef.  I really don’t want to start my post this way, as I imagine she is ready to get past this as a definer. But as far as I’m concerned, there really is no getting around it. Carroll’s first […]

Ari Gejdenson: From Generation to Generation

written by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience From Gejdenson…err, Generation to Generation The restaurant business isn’t a cakewalk. It takes fortitude, courage, determination and a willingness to explore new territories if you want to succeed. Ari Gejdenson, founder and president of Mindful Restaurant Group, is among DC’s most successful restaurateurs. His establishments include Acqua al […]

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbecue: This Little Piggy

When it comes to dining out, I am hardly deprived.  I eat at fine dining restaurants, fine casual restaurants, fast casual restaurants, ethnic restaurants, and everything in between.  A void in my dining repertoire is barbecue restaurants. I actually get a pit in my stomach when I think about it. The invitation to dine at Myron […]

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