Entries by Jean Schindler

New, Notable, No Longer: June 2016

On Tap keeps locals in the know about the latest and greatest food and drink hotspots around town, plus our top foodie picks for the month. NEW Ashlar Order: Fois gras French toast Hotel restaurants are generally decent, but Kimpton remains the shining exception. The Masons/masonry-derived name underlines the modernized and posh colonial vibe, and the […]

New, Notable, No Longer: May 2016

On Tap keeps locals in the know about restaurants and bars opening around town this month, plus our top foodie picks. NEW Bar à Vin This stylish sibling to Chez Billy Sud features an extensive list of French wines, which you can pair with a few bar nibbles. A beautiful flight served with duck prosciutto […]

New, Notable, No Longer: April 2016

On Tap keeps locals in the know about restaurants and bars opening around town this month, plus our top foodie picks. New Alta Strada Michael Schlow (Tico DC, The Riggsby) has so many restaurants in DC, people are forgetting his origins in Boston. But his latest is based on his Alta Strada outposts in New […]

New Notable No Longer March 2016

BIBIM Why: Korean food has moved from “trendy”’ to “staple” Bibim was opened by a restaurant industry veteran so she wouldn’t have to drive to Annandale for good Korean food. The scallion pancakes are still a work in progress, but the homemade kimchi is on point.  BIBIM: 923 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD; 301-565-2233; www.bibim923.com […]

An Evening with Celtic Chefs

A bit of blarney, some bipartisan peacemaking and some seriously swoonworthy food – the best of all of DC’s worlds collide in An Evening with Celtic Chefs on April 13 at the St. Regis Hotel downtown celebrating the work of the Washington Ireland Program (WIP). The program reaches “across the aisle” in Congress and “across the isle” […]

Top 20 New Bars and Restaurants

On the DC restaurant scene, 2015 was the Year of Hype. Celebrity chefs! Crowdfunding! Glamorous dining rooms! In some cases, the hype was undercut with food poisoning. In others, the wild excess of expectations made perfectly good restaurants seem like let-downs. Only a few weathered the storms of confetti and hysteria to emerge with their […]

New & Notable in Dining December 2015

On Tap scouts out the restaurants, bars and clubs that are new to the scene or shaking things up. 7 Locks Brewing Order: Suds. Rockville is getting lively with the arrival of a neighborhood brewery; the taproom features a rotating selection of low-ABV beers and will fill growlers. No food is served, but customers are welcome […]

Nightcaps and Late Night Snacks

Time for a post-holiday party nightcap with friends? Need a quick snack after shopping late for presents? If only happy hour were at the end of the night instead of the beginning!  You’re in luck: here’s your bespoke list of DC’s late-night holiday dining and drinking destinations. Aqua 301 When: Nightly, 9pm – close This […]

New & Notable in Dining November 2015

NEW American Tandoor Order: Masala Sour (fig-infused bourbon, lemon, garam masala syrup, egg white, aromatic bitters) Chef Satinder Vij has landed directly from India to execute a unique vision of East Meets West. Gin and Indian food is the Victorian era’s great international love match, and American Tandoor recognizes this with a solid offering of gin-based […]

New & Notable October ’15

On Tap scouts out the restaurants, bars and clubs that are new to the scene or shaking things up. NEW Aslin Beer Company Order: In Memoria (lime kolsch) Started by three brothers-in-law and named for the family that ties them together, this newcomer to the region’s burgeoning brewery scene grows its own hops. The brewery […]