Out in front

The espresso machine isn’t connected yet. The stainless steel sink is in a corner in the back room, waiting to be hooked up to the plumbing. But the cash register is humming at Café Sunflower in Rockville, as its 10 employees train to greet and serve the public. It’s the day after Purim and the… Read More

The glass matters

For most wine connoisseurs, there is a special place in hell reserved for folks who drink wine out of a Styrofoam cup, and for wine geeks in particular, hell doesn’t begin to repay the crime of drinking such a wine out of such a container. This may all seem a bit silly, and, in a… Read More

A Chanukah brew

Using the slogan, “This Chanukah, Candles won’t be the only thing getting lit!,” the Shmaltz Brewing Company –  famous for its He’Brew, the Chosen Beer –  has come up with its latest beer just in time to celebrate the eight-day festival of lights. Hanukkah, Chanukah, Pass the Beer is a dark ale brewed with eight… Read More

Holy Hummus

Close your eyes, take a huge scoop and indulge in a warm, creamy concoction that transports you back to Israel. For 30 days only, Sabra Hummus has opened a pop-up stand in the heart of Georgetown. Opened from Sept. 29- Oct. 26, Sabra Hummus House features an all-hummus menu inspired by D.C. chef and former… Read More

One kosher eatery closing, another opening

The Char Bar, a kosher restaurant specializing in meat cooked over an open grill, is expected to open in D.C. as early as the beginning of July. Its grand opening at 2142 L Street also marks the end of Eli’s Restaurant, which has been dishing out hamburgers, hot dogs and corned beef sandwiches since 2004…. Read More