JINYA Ramen Bar opening at Pike and Rose

The Jinya Ramen Bar Grand Opening at Pike & Rose is August 7, 2018

JINYA Ramen Bar is opening at the Pike & Rose luxury, mixed-use, lifestyle development in North Bethesda, Md., August 7, the company has reported. The much-anticipated debut will be August 7; the store will be the chain’s third in the Washington, D.C. area. JINYA already operates locations on 14th Street in D.C. and at the Mosaic Development in Fairfax County. The ramen chain is known for specializing in Tonkotsu ramen, and its take on ramen is medley of influence from both eastern and western cultures. JINYA Ramen Bar opening at Pike and Rose

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Chiko After Dark Series continues in July with Adam Greenberg, Brandon Langley from Coconut Club

Fine-casual Chiko, fusing Chinese and Korean dishes with upscale creativity, will be hosting its After Dark Series with an event July 20, 2018. Featured on this date will be special guests Chef Adam Greenberg and Bartender Brandon Langley of the upcoming Coconut Club in D.C and it’s a walk-in affair. The special menu starts at 9:30 p.m. and continues through midnight. Chiko After Dark Series continues in July with Adam Greenberg, Brandon Langley from Coconut Club

Eateries offer tasty selections for D.C. Summer Restaurant Week

A plethora of acclaimed restaurants to offer specially-priced menus during Summer Restaurant Week 2018

Summer Restaurant Week 2018 in Washington, D.C. is just around the corner. Sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, the event is being held August 13-19, 2018. Restaurant Week enables customers to sample dishes from restaurants they might not normally patronize to special pricing. Lunch will be served for $22 and dinner is being served for $35 at participating restaurants. When served, brunch will be priced at $22. Eateries offer tasty selections for D.C. Summer Restaurant Week

Swizzle Chill TV: Boca Botanas Tapas Bar

“I was craving Tapas close to home and found this place on the Internet and I decided to give it a try with a girlfriend. OMG, the ambiance, the waitress/bartender and the food were amazing, and the bill was very affordable and we had so much food. They are constantly revisiting the menu and changing it, which I find fantastic. I recommend this place if you want to stay local and have great food.” This is just one of the many accolades across review sites and from locals in the Gaithersburg, Maryland area when they recount their experiences at Boca Botanas. Swizzle Chill TV: Boca Botanas Tapas Bar

Georgian restaurant Supra debuts summer menu, opens outdoor patio

Supra DC summer menu includes Georgian sampling plates and larger, sharing dishes

Summer is here and Georgian restaurant Supra has opened up its 40-seat patio and is debuting a new summer menu featuring produce from Path Valley Farms in Pennsylvania. The season is a bounty at Supra, thanks to fresh offerings, including the Satatsuri Salad, a grilled asparagus, cucumber, arugula, sunflower seeds, and creamy gouda dressing delight. Roasted Vegetables Saidumio are are a mix of grilled red and yellow peppers, eggplant and minted khacho. Georgian restaurant Supra debuts summer menu, opens outdoor patio

A food mosaic, slice of urban living: Mosaic District

The Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia is the renowned, up-and-coming, high-end residential and shopping community in the DMV. Over the past few months, this area has seen incredible growth. Every day, more and more restaurants are opening up and various apartments, townhouses and condominium complexes are being constructed and expanded to meet growing demand. A food mosaic, slice of urban living: Mosaic District

Winners announced: 2018 RAMMY Awards, Washington, D.C.

And the 2018 RAMMYS winners are…

The restaurant industry in the Greater Washington, D.C. market has shown exceptional wisdom, courage, perseverance and raw talent in achieving its status as a food destination. This is years in the making and the best and brightest in foodservice leadership, business acumen and creativity were gathered the evening of June 10th to celebrate this achievement and usher in new kings and queens in the D.C. culinary landscape. The 2018 RAMMYS produced exceptional winners plucked from an impressive list of the local industry’s elite. Winners announced: 2018 RAMMY Awards, Washington, D.C.

RAMMYS 2018 finalists offer May specials for guests to experience top beer, cocktail programs

Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2018)—Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2018 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year and Cocktail Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned from Monday, May 21, through Friday, June 1. During the week of May 21, all five Beer Program of the Year finalists will showcase their outstanding offerings RAMMYS 2018 finalists offer May specials for guests to experience top beer, cocktail programs

Spring blooms in the D.C. food scene

As the snow melts and the cherry blossoms bloom, crisp, fresh flavors of spring replace the warm winter spices. Popular restaurants in the D.C. area are keeping up with the changing produce and introducing seasonal menus that highlight the best the spring has to offer. Spring dishes reconnect with the warmth of the earth, with the sweetness and crunch of fresh fruits and vegetables slicing through the earthier flavors, creating a refreshing medley of flavors that celebrate the celebrate the earth. Spring blooms in the D.C. food scene

Restaurants in D.C. swing into Cherry Blossom season

As Washington, D.C.-area residents shake off the snow and get into full gear for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, several restaurants are gearing up to celebrate the season. Here’s a report from local D.C. public relations gurus. Also, catch some of the most exciting events by reviewing participating restaurants and local businesses here:

Bourbon Steak at Four Seasons

The restaurant is giving a nod to Japan, the source of our beloved cherry trees, as executive chef Drew Adams presents his version of a Katsu Sando: richly marbled cuts of A5 New York Strip Steak, accompanied by aromatic Shiso, Pickled Turnip, and rich Rutabaga Sauce, all sandwiched between an authentic Japanese Milk Bread Parker House Roll. The savory combination is artfully served in a Bento Box – crafted from the Sakura wood of cherry blossom trees, and is available for $100.

Brasserie Beck

The season is inspiring a fruity approach to a French fare favorite. Pan-seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras will be masterfully married with macerated Bing Cherries and Vanilla Essence – and served with buttery Brioche for $28. The profoundly pleasing plate is paired perfectly with Boon Oude Kriek – a 6.5 percent ABV Aged Cherry Lambic. The fruit-style beer is available for just $6, when ordered with the Foie Gras.

Buttercream Bakeshop

In D.C.’s trendy Shaw neighborhood, renowned cake designers and dessert superstars, Tiffany MacIsaac and Alex Mudry-Till, are paying homage to the fanciful season with a cherry-picked twist on a childhood favorite: the Hoho. The inspired cylindrical snack cakes are rolled up and filled with a sweet, tangy Cherry Buttercream Icing inside, and available for $4.50 each.

Occidental Grill & Seafood

The scenic dining spot is welcoming the warmth of Cherry Blossom Season with an effluvious Sour Cherry-Yuzu Gyoza for $10. The fried “dumpling” dessert oozes with a nectarous Sour Cherry-Yuzu Filling, a blend of Cherry Jam and Yuzu Syrup. The edible pouch of goodness is served alongside of a scoop of fragrant, Cherry Blossom Gelato. Fabulously festive and filled with fruit, this multi-dimensional delight is an ideal balance of hot and cold – the quintessential yin and yang.

Siren by Robert Wiedmaier

The Cherry Blossom here encapsulates the enchanting elegance of cherry trees within the setting of a sweet treat. Drawing inspiration from the profound beauty of the beloved floral ornaments, the distinctive dessert unites Toasted Rice Cream, Cherry Compote, Green Tea Cake, crisp White Chocolate, refreshing Butterfly Pea Tea, and Yuzu Gelee. The $12 confection is then garnished with a Dark Chocolate Twig, and Sugar Flowers – ultimately incorporating the prized petals of the ‘Prunus serrulata’ in the most enticing, edible way.

TenPenh Tysons (Tysons Corner, Va.)

Drawing constant inspiration from various parts of Asia, TenPenh is bowing to Japan this season with a Far East take on a classic libation: the Blossoming Boulevardier. Available for $12, the cocktail is carefully crafted with Suntory Toki Japanese Whiskey, Cherry Liqueur, Aperol, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, a dash of Regan’s Orange Bitters, and a house-preserved Cherry garnish.

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery (Arlington, Va.)

Inspired by a culinary custom of the Lenten season and the local splendor of the Cherry Blossom, chef David Guas will serve Sour Cherry Hot Cross Buns for $2.50 each at his Louisiana hangout. Available as a pop-up special for two weeks, each pastry will be jammed with fruit, spice and a glossy glaze – topped with a symbolic iced cross.

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Photo credit: E. O’Donnell