The newly renovated Tysons Biergarten is in soft open mode this week, conducting staff training every day from 11 a.m. till 2 a.m. in preparation for a grand reopening event scheduled for May 20. The suburban beer hall debuted last summer and underwent some changes this past winter; management told Eater a few months back that the planned renovations, which included a new sprinkler system as as well as modifications to the basement, had taken longer than expected.
The updated watering hole is projected to carry 100 beers — including 50 local pours — 18 German and Belgian beers on draft, as well as 60 whiskeys (basement bar). The festivities (think: live music, cornhole, free giveaways) are scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
A behind-the-scenes look at how chef Aaron Silverman brought Michelin-starred Rose’s Luxury to life will screen at AFI Docs 2017. Director Dustin Harrison-Atlas shadowed Silverman and fellow first-time restaurateur Frank Linn (owner of Frankly…Pizza! and Harrison-Atlas’ brother-in-law) while both of them were getting their respective passion projects off the ground — and he captured it all on film.
His movie, “New Chefs on the Block,” has already begun making the rounds on the festival circuit — the world premiere was at Cinequest in Santa Fe, N.M. (it tied with another documentary for Audience Award Winner) — but has not been made available to the general public in D.C.
Harrison-Atlas has shared the finished product with many of the hospitality professionals featured in the movie —a who’s who of industry leaders that includes Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York, and Top Chef alum turned restaurateur Mike Isabella — but regrets not being able to show it to one extra chatty contributor: the late Michel Richard.
Restaurateur and Travel Channel host David Guas is heading back in front of the camera May 17 for something the Food Network is developing. “Join David on camera for a potential cameo in the newest show to appear on the Food Network,” a flyer for the taping, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayou Bakery in Arlington, Va., reads.
While the title of the prospective show remains hush-hush, the menu is not: Guas is expected to feature his signature bacon-caramel Porkorn, a peanut butter-bacon bar, and bacon-wrapped catfish with pecan Meunière at the restaurant on Wednesday.