This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
VIDEO INTERLUDE—Have you always wanted to watch someone grill an iPad? No? Well, the Pork Barrel BBQ guys did it anyway and Eater has the video. Fun fact: it apparently takes three minutes for an iPad to cook to medium rare.
UNION MARKET—This was the week that the Capital City Diner finally got a new owner and a new home. After being stealthily moved overnight, the diner is now parked at the Union Market where it will be somehow incorporated into the forthcoming development there.
CLEVELAND PARK—For those interested in eating at Mike Isabella's Bandolero pop-up preview in Cleveland Park's Tackle Box space but don't want to pay $65 for a five-course meal, here's a new option: they're now offering walk-ins at the bar an a la carte menu. Eater has a copy for you to peruse.
NOMA—It's been a turbulent first year for Watershed and Eater chats with owner Ellen Kassoff Gray about it all: tough reviews, chef shuffles, things she would have done differently and, finally, why life is good regardless of all that.
PETWORTH—Now that Chez Billy has been open in Petworth for almost two weeks, it's time to look at what the early diners are saying — both about the food and about this particular restaurant as it relates to gentrification, of course.
U STREET—Owner John Fulchino tells Eater all about his plans to move Taqueria Nacional from its home behind Johnny's Half Shell on Capitol Hill to the old Post Office building on T Street. There will be margaritas.
HANGOVER OBSERVATIONS—Last weekend was DC's leg of Cochon 555, a celebration of all things pork. Five chefs, five pigs, five wineries and a whole lot of whiskey were all there. The Source's Scott Drewno beat out the competition to be crowned Prince of Porc. Eater has all that and more hangover observations.