Look Inside NoMa’s Electrifying New Game-Filled Bar

This article first appeared in Eater DC on June 20, 2018 The Eleanor, opening soon, has mini-bowling, Skee-Ball, and more Inquisitive neighbors who keep pressing their faces up against the glass at the Eleanor to catch a glimpse of the giant video games and mini-bowling lanes inside won’t have to wait too much longer to […]

NoMa Newcomer The Eleanor Is Working on Hemp-Spiked Drinks

This article first appeared in Eater DC on June 5, 2018 Bar staff are also investigating local spirits, regional brews, boozy slushies, and draft cocktails While they insist that serving pitchers of now-ubiquitous Narragansett Lager is inevitable because of all the mini-bowling that’ll be happening at nearly ready entertainment zone the Eleanor, bar staff at the […]

Restaurants Without Immigrants?

This article first appeared in Arlington Magazine on April 16th, 2018 Northern Virginia’s dining scene already has a labor shortage. What would it look like without immigrants? Culinary students at La Cocina VA prepare a graduation banquet. Courtesy photo  Sebastian Oveysi, executive chef of Amoo’s Restaurant in McLean, has big dreams for the next decade. […]

Bar Elena Founder’s Dream Restaurant Heads to NoMa

This article first appeared in Eater DC on January 30, 2018 Adam Stein redirects bowling-themed Eleanor from Ivy City to former Union Social spot Budding restaurateur Adam Stein is installing the bowling lanes, bar, and video games he originally envisioned for Ivy City inside short-lived Union Social instead, telling Eater that his new entertainment complex, […]

Peek Inside H Street’s Playful New Bar Elena

This article first appeared in Eater DC on November 7, 2017 Atlas District restaurant unveils comfort food and games November 7 There’s no shortage of entertainment options at Atlas District newcomer Bar Elena, the neighborhood restaurant opening Tuesday, November 7, that fulfills chef/co-owner Adam Stein’s dream of bringing fun food, local brews, and engaging games […]