Heard around the DC Foodie blogosphere this week.....If you read Tim Carman's column "Young and Hungry" in the Washington City Paper, you may have noticed a new writer this week. Melissa McCart of Counter Intelligence published her debut article "The Right Stuff", which highlights the skills of Restaurant Eve's young, but dedicated charcuterie maven Dan Fisher.
Also reported in last week's Weekly Blog Round Up was the departure of Chef Amy Brandwein from Roberto Donna's Bebo Trattoria in Crystal City. Chef Brandwein's new venture in the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City will be called "Fyve" and is scheduled to open in March. Read about it here on Don Rockwell.
Speaking of openings, here is some news about Tom Powers' new location for his restaurant, Corduroy. Apparently, the talent who are helping to sculpt his vision are the muses behind such restaurants as Zatynia, Oyamel and Acadiana, according to Foodservice Monthly's Sauce on the Side.
In the most recent Wednesday WaPo TomChat, a chatter pondered whether or not it was worthwhile to
jump through mayyyjah hoops secure the chef's table at Brasserie Beck with a deposit and signed contract. The last time I did this, I was getting married, not eating dinner. Also posited in Tom's chat was yet another word or phrase that puts the peeve in pet peeve. This week's winner was "gastropub" because gastro just wasn't appetizing to one poster. Last, what perks my ears is anything to do with hoagies subs. If you're wondering where to get a good one, chatters this week recommend Vace, The Italian Store, Mangialardo's and Deli City.
Do any DC Foodie readers have a favorite place to get a sub? A pet peeve to share?