October 2013 Archives

Bobby Flay celebrates his sweet 16

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
October 24, 2013 5:15 PM |
"I'm a burger guy, and I've always been a burger guy. As a kid, I was a burger kid, and, as an adult, I'm a burger guy," said Food Network star and restaurateur Bobby Flay at the opening of his newest Bobby's Burger Palace Tuesday in Bethesda, Md. Flay is banking on there being lots of other "burger guys" ... [Read]

Chipotle goes vegan and bi

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
October 23, 2013 9:45 AM |
After an initial test launch of its new vegan menu item called “Sofritas” in seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants in February, Chipotle expanded the new tofu-based offering to its restaurants across the West Coast. On Monday, the company went bicoastal with the premiere of Sofritas at all of its Baltimore, Richmond, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. locations. The Sofritas filling ... [Read]

Just months after having the Oak-Fired Prime Steak Burger from his Georgetown-based Bourbon Steak restaurant named "Best Burger in DC" by Thrillist, chef Michael Mina won the Food & Wine All-Star Weekend's burger competition held this past Saturday in Las Vegas. Food & Wine All-Star Weekend is an annual partnership between Food & Wine magazine and MGM Resorts, with the ... [Read]

Zaytinya: Stomp the grapes

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
October 3, 2013 10:00 AM |
As the government shutdown has stress levels skyrocketing across the Washington metro area, chef José Andrés is offering a unique opportunity to blow off some steam. This Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon to 4 p.m., Andres's Mediterranean restaurant, Zaytinya, will host a "Greek Harvest Patio Party." For $10, attendees will be able to stomp on grapes, kick up their heels and ... [Read]