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 […]

48 Essential Coffee Shops Across the DMV

This article first appeared in on Aug 9th, 2017 In the past two years, there has been a major influx of independent coffee shops opening in Washington, which means caffeine lovers have more places than ever to get their pour-over or nitro brew fix. Local success stories such as Compass Coffee continue to multiply, […]

Where To Eat and Drink in Takoma Park

This article first appeared on on July 27, 2017 Locals have long known what other area diners are just figuring out: Takoma Park — the town of bungalow homes, eclectic street art, and free composting — has a downtown food scene that is quietly expanding. And local, funky, and eclectic tend to be what […]