Sunday, August 12, 2012

Little Bites

Voltaggio's 'Range' Named One of Fall's Hottest Openings, Moved to November

Eater recently released its list of the top 33 new restaurants to look forward to this fall. Topping the list in the D.C. area is Range, the first Washington, D.C. restaurant from Chef Bryan Voltaggio, known for his Frederick, Md. restaurants Volt, Lunchbox and the recently reviewed Family Meal.

The forthcoming project is quite ambitious. The meat-centric restaurant is expected to offer steak, rotisserie, pizza, a wine shop, coffee bar and bakery. Construction on the Chevy Chase Pavilion, the Friendship Heights indoor shopping mall that will house Range, has pushed back the restaurant's opening from September to November.

Pyrex Reverses Decision on 2-Cup Measuring Cups

Reversing its previous decision, Pyrex is once again offering its traditional 2-cup glass liquid measuring cup.

In 2009, the line's manufacturer, World Kitchen, announced that the traditional model was being discontinued in favor of a "read from above" model with a conical shape. The redesign proved unpopular with some cooks: America's Test Kitchen has called the redesign a disaster, with testers having difficulty measuring with the product, causing it to fall from the top to the bottom of the organization's ratings for liquid measuring cups.

This month's issue of Cook's Illustrated reports that World Kitchen has in fact decided to keep producing the traditional model, ensuring cooks everywhere will continue to enjoy the "squat to measure" move necessary for accurate measurement.

1 comment:

  1. I wish Range would open all ready! I'm eager to try it.