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September 2008 Archive

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Openings

Chop't Creative Salad Company has opened a new DC location at 618 12th St. NW, 202-783-0007. Chop't has made a name for itself not only for its salads but also for its unique dressings, many of which are bottled for sale. Chop't Creative Salad Company, 618 12th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202-783-0007.
 
Chef and restaurateur Michael Mina will open Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC in Georgetown, featuring a menu that is tailored to his new Washington dining audience, incorporating fresh East Coast produce, as well as West Coast treasures. The restaurant is slated to open this winter and will offer both lunch and dinner service with Mark Politzer as the newly appointed general manager. Politzer has been a presence in the Washington dining scene for many years. Mina has hired David Varley as executive chef. Washington is, in fact, only the second Michael Mina restaurant to serve lunch, in keeping with the nation's capital's emphasis on power daytime dining. Bourbon Steak will seat 144; there will also be a private dining room and a bar-lounge. Bourbon Steak, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, no phone available. Bourbon Steak, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, no phone available.
 

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News Bytes

Bangkok Joe's Sells its Sauces
Bangkok Joe's Thai Restaurant chef Aulie Bunyarataphan has launched her first line of sauces, dressings and dips. Customers are able to pre-order and take home freshly prepared creations, such as Panang Curry, Pad Thai Sauce, Herb-Peanut Dressing, and Spicy Ginger-Soy Dip. The made-to-order sauces use all-natural ingredients and no preservatives, requiring orders to be placed 24 hours in advance by phone or at the restaurant. Bangkok Joe's Thai Restaurant, Washington Harbour Complex, 3000 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-333-4422.
 
Martini Madness
Asia Nine Bar & Lounge has debuted a new martini menu (15 martinis at $9 each). Martinis include the Bubble Gum (Stoli Razberi, Stoli Strasberi, Absolut Apeach, apple liqueur and watermelon liqueur) and the Cucumber Saketini (cold saké, plum wine, Absolut Pears and fresh Japanese cucumber). Asia Nine Bar & Lounge, 915 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-629-4355.
 
A Burger & a Pint for $10
Just in time for football season, The Liberty Tavern is pricing the ultimate food and beer pairing for the masses. Throughout the fall and winter, lunch guests at the Clarendon neighborhood restaurant can enjoy chef Liam LaCivita's bacon cheeseburger, paired with a refreshing pint of beer, for $10. It is accompanied by the guest's choice of hand-cut french fries with fresh herbs, a mini Tavern salad of Manakintowne greens, or a traditional red bliss potato salad. Stella Artois, Dale's Pale Ale, Weihenstephaner, Magic Hat No. 9 and the chef's personal drink of choice, Miller High Life, are just a few of the eight brews on tap from which customers can choose. The burger and a pint promotion will be available during the restaurant's regular lunch hours, Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to accommodate area NFL and college football fans. The Liberty Tavern, 3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, 703-465-9360.
 

Chef Shuffle
Brendan Cox is the new chef de cuisine at DC Coast. Chef Cox is a native of DC and has worked in some of the city's best kitchens, including Galileo, Equinox and Market Salamander, and Circle Bistro and Notti Bianche. DC Coast, 1402 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-216-5988.
 

Closings

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