In The Kitchen with Tico: Capturing Global Cuisine with an American Core
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In The Kitchen with Tico: Capturing Global Cuisine with an American Core

Relatively new to U Street is Michael Schlow’s Tico with George Rodrigues in the kitchen as Executive Chef. Walking in, the restaurant definitely fits into the U Street scene, but on the more posh and polished side of things. Designed by David Manfredi of Elkus-Manfredi Architects, Tico boasts a large open space, with an open kitchen view and low lights, and … Continue reading »

In The Kitchen With Slate Wine Bar & Bistro: From Pauper to Prince – A Well Deserved Second Chance
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In The Kitchen With Slate Wine Bar & Bistro: From Pauper to Prince – A Well Deserved Second Chance

A block and a half away from the Naval Observatory, the rows of embassies, and the homes of diplomats one can find, hidden behind the overgrown trees lining the sidewalks, Slate Wine Bar & Bistro. Unassuming in appearance, and small in size, Slate is quietly working to shirk the poor reputation it had acquired two … Continue reading »

In The Kitchen with America Eats Tavern: The Story of America’s Culinary Pilgrimage
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In The Kitchen with America Eats Tavern: The Story of America’s Culinary Pilgrimage

José Andrés’ newest adventure, America Eats Tavern located on the fourth floor of the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, is all about the story told through food. This story is America’s culinary pilgrimage, and Andrés takes us through with elegance from oysters, to the classic chicken potpie, to the comforting cobbler. Needless to say, we were excited to see … Continue reading »

In The Kitchen With Ulah Bistro: Eat Drink & Be Merry At Brunch
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In The Kitchen With Ulah Bistro: Eat Drink & Be Merry At Brunch

Ulah Bistro, located a stone’s throw away from the U Street Metro and across the street from DC’s  infamous Ben’s Chili Bowl, is another one of the Lalou Group’s restaurants. (Sister to Lupo Verde and Station 4.)  Labeled as a modern American cuisine restaurant, we were a bit confused by the decor when we first walked … Continue reading »

In The Kitchen With Lebanese Taverna: Innovative Summer Cocktails by The Menehune Group + From the Menu Recipes
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In The Kitchen With Lebanese Taverna: Innovative Summer Cocktails by The Menehune Group + From the Menu Recipes

A couple weeks ago at a Bookalokal event we were asked by T. Marshall Fawley III,  a founding member and CEO of Scofflaws Den LLC, which places are our favorites for cocktails. Without needing to think too hard about our answer we rattled off (in no particular order) Red Light,  Lupo Verde, and the POV Rooftop at … Continue reading »

In The Kitchen With Lupo Verde: “Green Wolf” Cucina & Bar Now Serving Brunch
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In The Kitchen With Lupo Verde: “Green Wolf” Cucina & Bar Now Serving Brunch

We’ve had our eyes set on Lupo Verde since their opening about four months ago. We knew this place was not going to be the next Olive Garden (thank God) with Antonio Matarazzo as managing partner and Domenico Apollaro as executive chef – both native Italians - and we also knew this was going to have a … Continue reading »