It’s tough to improve on a nicely cooked ear of corn, but this might be one way to do it. Here, chef Michael Harr draws on the Central American street food called elote, upping the corn quotient by blending grilled kernels into the sauce.
Make Ahead: You'll have dried chili powder left over; it can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months. You'll also have leftover charred-corn mayo, which can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Where to Buy: Dried guajillo chili peppers and dried chipotle chili peppers are...
Chef Michael Harr uses corn in three ways for his scallop appetizer special ($13): charred, blended into a vinaigrette and covered in mold. Wait, what? It’s not as bad as it sounds. The edible fungus (called huitlacoche) is a Mexican delicacy and tastes earthy and woody.
Chef Michael Harr prepares Food Wine & Co.’s compressed watermelon with feta, pine-nut-and-kale pesto, and sultanas. Photograph by Sarah Matista
Party-goers flocked to the National Building Museum for the sold-out AT&T Best of Washington party on July 16. At the Alice in Wonderland-themed event, guests could roam around two levels of restaurants and enjoy delicious food and drink from more than 70 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants and Best of Washington winners. The event be...
"Pho la cay is a spiced beef soup that's my go-to when I want something a bit different than the average pho. Well-done brisket, beef tendons and well-done flank are served along with root vegetables in a uniquely spiced beef chile broth that is not only tasty but also hits the spot—especially in the winter."
We tend to roll our eyes when we hear “truffle” and “burger” in the same breath, but Chef Michael Harr has created a masterpiece ($17). In fact, the often overpowering flavor of the fungi, which are in the sottocenere cheese and whipped into an aïoli, recedes into the background, allowing the rest of the burger—a house-ground patty piled with sweetly pickled and crispy fried onions plus roasted portobellos—to take the spotlight.
Food Wine & Co.’s Lamb Burger -
Don’t be sheepish about forgoing a beefy burger and ordering instead this juicy lamb patty with piquant tomato harissa jam and a swipe of aromatic garlic mayo. $15. (7272 Wisconsin
Chevy Chase residents have a new fast-casual dining destination. City Burger, from chef Michael Harr of Bethesda's Food Wine & Co.and Cabin John's Fish Taco, opens with limited hours today before operating full swing tomorrow.
Like most area burger spots, diners can expect patties and dogs topped with signature sauces, rich shakes, and crispy fries.
Worth noting on the day that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden stopped for lunch at Shake Shack: Harr has joined the ranks of...
City-sauced patties, half-smokes, and house-made shakes from the Food Wine & Co. team.
The team behind Food Wine & Co. and Fish Taco are jumping into the fast-casual burger game with City Burger, a casual patty spot slated to open right on the Bethesda/Chevy Chase border on Wednesday, May 14. We spoke with chef Michael Harr about his plans for the rustic-designed space.
First, the good news (though there really isn’t bad): Most items on the menu run $7 and l...