Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chef Teddy Folkman & Maison Dixon's Adam Cox to take over Vendetta & open brewpub with southern food this year

Big news today!  Vendetta is being acquired in part by Chef Teddy Folkman (of Granville Moore's and Food Network fame) and Chef Adam Cox of Maison Dixon Hot Chicken (a popular Nashville style hot chicken and southern cuisine that's been popping up lately) who will revamp the menu and eventually convert Vendetta to a brew-pub.  This is great news for food lovers and reportedly will bring Chef Teddy back to the kitchen on H Street where he's been missing largely since opening BAROAK Cookhouse and Taproom in Annapolis. 

The conversion of Vendetta to a brewpub and the incorporation of the Maison Dixon menu will take some time, but look for Chef Teddy to launch a revamped menu of “Long Island Red Sauce” dishes later this week. 

More details as we have this, but this is an exciting development for H Street to not only bring Chef Teddy back, but to also become home to a new cuisine in Maison Dixon's southern fare. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

#FoieFest returns January 13-20

A dozen restaurants located on H Street and Capitol Hill are participating in the Winter Foie Festival January 13th-20, 2016. The event aims to educate diners about foie gras and celebrate the culinary delicacy.
#FoieFest is a friendly competition amongst neighborhood restaurants to see who can take home the Golden Duck trophy for the best foie-centric dish.  Diners select the winner by casting their ballots through an online poll.  The event also seeks to educate the public about foie gras and celebrate the farmers who engage in responsible practices associated with it's production.  

 The Foie Festival is the reincarnation of Foie La La, the annual foie gras event established three years ago by Brad Walker, co-owner of
Boundary Road.  This is the first year that restaurants beyond H Street will participate in the event. Also new this year: support from D'Artagnan, the company that supplies premium Hudson Valley foie gras products to restaurants across the United States.

We'll share the full list of Foie Festival participants and more information about what they're offering soon.  One item we're definitely not going to miss the chance to try: Boundary Road's Chai-rubbed foie with smoked pear French toast, pomegranate-poached persimmon, pickled ramps, and duck cracklin'