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, according to Bethesda Magazine. … Rising star Sasha Felikson tapped for Julii, an upcoming French-Mediterranean concept at Pike and Rose
Chef Sasha Felikson is now headed to French-Mediterranean Julii at Pike and Rose
Eatery Pulse News interviewed Sasha Felikson last year while he was in contention for the Rising Culinary Star of the Year Award at the RAMMYS 2017. Sasha Felikson is now headed to Julii, a French-Mediterranean concept created by the founders of the popular fast-casual CAVA chain, Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Dimitri Moshovitisand. Julii is slated to open at the end of this summer at Pike & Rose. See an abstract of Felikson’s story below, appearing in our sister publication. … Sasha Felikson is a culinary mover and shaker in Washington, D.C.
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
Rankings extended to top 11 in 2018, best D.C. barbecue list notes local scene in flux
The Washington Post has its “Best D.C. Barbecue Joints” list out for 2018. Some surprises are certainly in store for die-hard D.C.-area barbecue fans and followers. Hill Country Barbecue dropped in its ranking this time to 4th; in fact, the review is not so pleasant, but provides room for improvement for the well-respected local icon in next year’s evaluation. There are also newcomers to the list … Washington Post Best D.C. Barbecue List 2018
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
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
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.
Diners in Arlington, Va. have benefited from a string of successful new restaurant openings over the last few years. The county has developed as one of the most exciting food destinations in America, as local restaurant groups aggressively expand and bring new concepts to the area. Although the momentum of new restaurants has slowed a bit in the last few years, two major restaurant groups in Northern Virginia are continuing to grow and develop new locations in Arlington. … Two restaurant groups grow in dynamic Northern Virginia dining scene
This article has been updated to reflect new Ballston Quarter restaurant openings announced after the original publication date of the article.
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. … Food halls coming to D.C. in big ways
The nominations for the year’s most anticipated food and restaurant event is here, with the Washington D.C. area’s most delicious and creative restaurants in the spotlight. The 2018 RAMMY Awards, hosted by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, celebrates the diversity and expertise of D.C.’s most renowned food destinations. … A tale of two RAMMY-nominated cocktail bars
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
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. The wide variety of new coffee houses in the area includes Compass Coffee and Lil’B Coffee and Eatery, as well as coffee houses from regions outside of the DMV area, like Rwandan brand Bourbon Coffee. … Key ideas abound in D.C.’s coffee culture: Brewing excellence