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With Some Businesses Down, Tackle Box in Georgetown Continues To Grow

With Some Businesses Down, Tackle Box in Georgetown Continues To Grow

While many financial analysts are saying that the economy is on the way up, residue of the recession is still reflected all over Washington…even in Georgetown. 

On the neighborhood’s posh M Street strip, sprinkled here and there between high-end boutiques and Zagat-rated restaurants, are the unfamiliar sights of boarded-up storefronts. 

The past few years have been an adjustment period for many Georgetown businesses, realizing that in hard times members of society often abandon what they want to give themselves the ability to afford what they need.  Some shops in the Georgetown community have fallen victim to this shift; others have managed to stay above water.  And then there’s Jonathan Umble and his fish shack Tackle Box---who are expanding.

Best Quirky Food Spot in D.C.: Fast Gourmet

Best Quirky Food Spot in D.C.: Fast Gourmet

It was a little over a month ago that I was first exposed to Fast Gourmet.  I saw a reader's note on Prince of Petworth's blog about a gourmet sandwich shop hidden inside of a "sketchy gas station" at the corners of 14th and W Streets in Northwest.

I was intrigued, but not yet convinced enough to try it out.  I mean, come on, good food in a gas station?  That's an oxymoron.  I needed more evidence.  So I went on Yelp to read more customer reviews, and what I saw...was astonishing.

Each review was more positive than last.  Each described how bizarre the location was, but also, how delicious the food was.

Agora Unveils Unlimited Pre-Fixed Brunch Menu; Available Saturdays and Sundays

This story comes to us from Heather Freeman:

Agora located in the heart of Dupont Circle at 1527 17th Street, NW is pleased to debut a new endless brunch menu, complimented by a bottomless supply of rail cocktails, available both Saturday and Sunday.  This special excess brunch offering begins Saturday, January 15th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with tempting small plates prepared by Executive Chef Ghassan Jarrouj.  Guests are invited to order multiple servings of any of the featured Mediterranean inspired dishes for an all-inclusive priced of $29.95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and sip on their favorite featured morning libation.

 

"Medium Rare" Steakhouse coming to Cleveland Park Next Month...Vegetarians Welcome!

"Medium Rare" Steakhouse coming to Cleveland Park Next Month...Vegetarians Welcome!

After waiting and watching the former Yannis Restaurant at 3500 Connecticut Avenue sit empty for months, a new restaurant is opening up in that spot next month.  While many will miss the Greek food, it certainly will be a welcome sight for Cleveland Park to have its first steak house. 

“The only question you'll be asked when you come in is 'How do you like your steak cooked? '" says Mark Bucher, the creator of “Medium Well”.  Bucher is no stranger to the restaurant business and is the guy behind the popular burger chain BGR.

"If all you do is steak frites," says the restaurateur, "you've got to do it well."

The fries at Medium Rare are going to be cut by hand and the meat is going to be prime aged cap of rib eye and a meatless entrée will be available for vegetarians.

Nando’s Peri-Peri Says Just “Wing it” on Game Day

Nando’s Peri-Peri Says Just “Wing it” on Game Day

What is the most popular game day snack in the USA?  Well, we’re not statisticians, but Nando’s Peri-Peri is willing to bet that chicken wings are close to the top of the list.  With that in mind, Nando’s Peri-Peri has announced their Saturday and Sunday Wing specials through Super Bowl Sunday (6 February 2011) at all four of their DC/MD locations. Get an order of 15 Nando’s World Famous whole wings, and they’ll add five additional whole wings for free.  The offer is available at all four Washington area Nando’s Peri-Peri restaurants – Penn Quarter (819 7th Street, NW), South Dupont Circle (1210 18th Street, NW), Annapolis (Westfield Annapolis Mall), and Silver Spring (924 Ellsworth Drive).

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

 

One Is the Magic Number: One Lounge Celebrates One Year Anniversary

One Is the Magic Number: One Lounge Celebrates One Year Anniversary

It's hard to believe that Dupont Circle's very own, One Lounge has only been open for just one year. In this short time, the restaurant and lounge has managed to become a hot spot destination for dining and special events alike, welcoming in some of DC's most high-profile personalities.

On Tuesday night, Washington Capitals' stars Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Semyon Varlamov joined One Lounge co-owners Niko Papademtriou, Seth McClelland, Filipp Zeldin and Daniel Kramer to make a toast to the restaurant's one-year anniversary. Guests were privy to passed hors d'oeuvres and a four hour open bar sponsored by Perrier-Jouet, Red Bull and Svedka featuring One Lounge's new winter cocktails.