Chef Barton Seaver is reportedly resurfacing in DC. According to the Going Out Guru's blog, Chef Seaver will be partnering with Eli Hengst (Sonoma, Redwood) at Blue Ridge in Glover Park. The space formerly occupied by Busara will be a 200 seat "neighborhood" restaurant, and is scheduled to open April 1. True to Seaver's local-sourcing style, the burgers will be Virginia grass-fed beef only.
Chef Seaver was recently a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi show, where according to Tim Carman's Young and Hungry blog, he discussed sustainable seafood and illegal trafficking in rockfish. Carman asked Chef Seaver for his thoughts on a recent Washington Post article regarding said rockfish. You can learn about his insights here.
Did you vote for Chef Seaver as DC's Most Crushable Chef over at Capital Spice?. Along with Seaver, Teddy Folkman, Katsuya Fukushima, Johnny Monis and Spike Mendelsohn were also in the running. Personally, my favorite is Teddy Folkman, 'cause I like a man with
Having a good record of "scuttlebutt" being true, the Prince of Petworth reported this week on rumors (from a "very trusted source") that the forces behind Marvin on 14th St. will be opening another location in Petworth. Thoughts of a truly neighborhood restaurant anchoring Georgia Ave. brought tears of joy to the optimistic blogger. Marvin 2--can it be true?
DC Foodies congratulates Clay and Zach of The Bitten Word for being named one of The World's 50 Best Food Blogs. This comes on the heels of being profiled in Washingtonian's Blogger Beat. In it, you can find out what kitchen appliances they can't live without, and their favorite ten-minute desserts.
DC Foodies also congratulates one of our favorite local chefs, José Andrés, for garnering a rare four stars from LA food critic S. Irene Virbila, for his LA restaurant, The Bazaar. "Los Angeles has never seen anything remotely like this exciting restaurant from Spanish chef José Andrés.", Virbila reported in the LA Times.
Early reports on Robert Weidmaier's BRABO in Old Town Alexandria are positive. Reports Husband on Don Rockwell, "My wife had the best dishes with the cod-pork belly dish for starter and the Turbot w/gnocchi main." Ema noted "Brabo has all bottled beers, unlike Beck, which always have several choices on draft. I asked if they plan to have some beer on draft in the future and they said no."
Finally, you can read Jordan Wright's (Local Kicks) interview with Chef Weidmaier, where the chef shares his charitable work, his memories of his culinary roots in Alexandria, and what excites him about being back in Old Town.