Sampling the Washington region’s food blogs

Men’s Health names Five Guys one of the worst foods in America, free McDonald fries, new food truck plans to serve cheesesteaks and spiedie

September 19, 2010 - 07:54 PM
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It’s official. Georgetown clothing store Hu’s Wear will take over the space currently occupied by Bartleby’s Books, reports The Georgetown Dish. Owners Eric Eden and Marlene Hu Aldaba plan to turn the space on 1132 29th St. NW into a Mediterranean style restaurant.  According to their liquor license application, the restaurant will serve “breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties to include homemade pastas, sauces, wood-grilled seafood and meats.” In a statement to GD last month, Eden says they’ve already lined up a chef. The restaurant will likely open next year.

Ganges Grill and Ice Cream has taken over the Quiznos at 3000 North Washington Blvd. in the Clarendon Center Building, reports ARLNow. The new store offers sandwiches, salads, and ice cream. Unfortunately, ARLNow’s post reveals that the shop has a few issues it needs to work on.  Check out his thoughts here.

Washington, D.C., restaurants are participating in the Meatless Monday program, which encourages Americans to abstain from meat at least once a week. Several D.C.-area restaurants have responded by offering meatless options on their Monday menus, including Nage and Nora. (via ZagatBuzz)

9 Restaurants for Meatless Monday

There was a great turnout at the H Street Festival on Saturday. Local restaurants offered food samples and food trucks experienced long lines of people. Check out some of the photos here.

Tim Carman’s offers us a lesson in restaurant economics.

Men’s Health unfairly slams Five Guys (via We Love DC)

Fast food fans: McDonald’s is offering free fries to their Twitter followers.

A new food truck could be rolling around the streets of Arlington next month, reports Food Truck Fiesta. Bada Bing plans to serve NYC cheese steaks and spiedie sandwiches. According to their Facebook page, owners Alfonso and Nicholas Terzella are “working on the finishing touches” for launch in October.

Where are the food trucks parked today?

Write-ups and reviews from TBD’s Community Network

• Devouring DC goes to Oceanaire and Assaggi Mozzarella Bar.
• Metrocurean and pumpkin whoopie pies at 14th and U Farmers Market.
• Clarendon Culture discovers the reincarnation of Cork.
• The Bitches recap VegFest.
• Deep Throat’s experience something big at Carmine’s.
• Capital Cooking explores Moroccan flavors at Ici Urban Bistro.
• Dining in DC takes a second look at Bibiana.
• Robyn Webb explains how to get rid of the garlic smell from your fingers.
• Capital Cooking shares the story behind Frosting.
• DC-Wrapped Dates at Dino.

Plan Ahead - This week’s food and drink events

• Sept. 19-25 -- The Great American Dine-Out
• Sept. 22 -- Pig-a-Palooza
• Sept. 22 -- Smithsonian’s Young Benefactor’s Happy Hour
• Sept. 23 -- BBQ Feast at Art and Soul
• Sept. 23 -- What’s the Deal Free Drinks Happy Hour at Adam’s Mill
• Sept. 24 -- Red Fruit Festival
• Sept. 25 -- Clarendon Day
• Sept. 25 -- Cooking Demo and Wine Lunch at L'Auberge Chez Francois
• September Cooking Classes (via FloridaGirlinDC)

Sweet Deals

Free fries for McDonald’s Twitter followers
Free cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory when you make a donation of $5 of more to Feeding America (to end of Sept.)


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