The French-Mediterranean concept from the founders of fast-casual CAVA and Cava Mezze should be opening by September at Pike and Rose. Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Dimitri Moshovitis—the same three innovators who founded the CAVA and Cava Mezze concepts—are launching Julii. Their new project, Julii, is a sit-down restaurant and the CAVA founders have hired Sasha Felikson of Doi Moi fame as executive chef.
One such chef is Sasha Felikson, a finalist for the 2017 Rising Culinary Star of the Year Award at the RAMMYS. As the executive chef of Doi Moi, his energy and passion for serving great food and tapping into global inspiration is well known and unrelenting. Felikson helped open Menu MBK in Penn Quarter. Sasha Felikson is now headed to Julii, a French-Mediterranean concept created by the founders of the popular fast-casual CAVA chain.
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 special guests are Chef Adam Greenberg and Bartender Brandon Langley of the upcoming Coconut Club in D.C ... The special menu starts at 9:30 p.m. Chiko’s Eat the Menu kitchen counter tasting opens promptly up at 10:30 p.m., priced at $50.
The Washington Post has its Best D.C. Barbecue list out for 2018. Some surprises are certainly in store for die-hard area barbecue fans and followers. Hill Country Barbecue dropped in its ranking this time to 4th; DCity Smokehouse moved up the list to number 8 from a previous ranking of 10th. New additions from the area include Rolling Rib, Part II, from Upper Marlboro, ranked 7th, and also Liberty Barbecue in Falls Church, Va., ranked 5th
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. Supra, offerings including the Satatsuri Salad, Roasted Vegetables Saidumio, Soup Tsivi. Summer dishes include the Pkhali, Chicken Makvalshi, a half chicken with blackberry sauce, and Beef Tarkhunit. Supra’s Patio Hours, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia is the renowned, up-and-coming, high-end residential and shopping community in the DMV. Mill Creek Residential is one of the several luxury apartment complexes in the area. The Mosaic District is home to 31 shops, 28 restaurants with more opening soon...Bartaco is one of the newest additions to the Mosaic District’s assortment. Similarly, Jinya Ramen Bar is another hot spot that has flourished in the community.
The 2018 RAMMYS produced exceptional winners plucked from an impressive list of the local industry’s elite. ..Gathered together at the Walter E. Convention Center, the 2018 RAMMYS winners. Also check out our Swizzle Chill RAMMYS 2018 page for new updates. Restaurateur of the Year, Ari Gejdenson, Mindful Restaurants; Casual Restaurant of the Year; Ivy City Smokehouse Tavern; Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year, Clarity; Chiko NEW Restaurant of the Year.
With Scott Parker, Jason Fisher, Ryan DeMagistris, Nick Cordero and Mike Cordero at is helm, the MacNac Hospitality Group has made a name for itself in Northern Virginia for its diverse offerings and consistent growth...Social Restaurant Group (SRG) made its appearance in the area over the last few years with several openings in the D.C. area, and three restaurants in Arlington alone.
After the huge success of D.C.’s Union Market, many other new “food halls” are sprouting up to offer consumers unique tastes and cultivated, culinary experiences in buzzing locations around the area. According to consultancy and research firm Cushman & Wakefield, there will be approximately 300 food hall projects in operation by the end of 2020...Ballston Quarter Forest City, Latin Marketplace NoMa, Isabella Eatery, Tysons Galleria.
The 2018 RAMMY Awards, hosted by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, celebrates the diversity and expertise of D.C.’s most renowned food destinations. Take a look at Bar Charley in Dupont Circle or Petworth Citizen & Reading Room in the Petworth neighborhood.
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.
As the number of independent coffee shops in the D.C. area has exploded in recent years, several best practices for serving truly excellent coffee and succeeding as an independent coffeehouse have emerged... coffee houses in the area includes Compass Coffee and Lil’B Coffee and Eatery