Teddy Folkman Named Executive Chef at Capitol Lounge

by Prince Of Petworth — June 4, 2009 at 11:33 am 8 Comments

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Wow, Cap. Lounge scores big this one. From a press release:

Washington, DC- The Capitol Lounge, one of Capitol Hill’s most storied restaurants, is raising the bar to a new level this summer. Finalist of Food Network’s The Next Food Network Star and co-owner/executive chef of Granville Moore’s, Teddy Folkman has entered the fray on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Chef Folkman, debuting on Food Network’s The Next Food Network Star on June 7th, will unveil a menu that touches both on his celebrated dishes at Granville Moore’s and Capitol Lounge’s classic pub fare. Dedicated to enhancing the Capitol Lounge dining experience, Chef Folkman brings his own signature style and pedigree to a block that already boasts the likes of Food Network’s own Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Barton Seaver of Sonoma. He formally assumes the role of Executive Chef on June 8th, 2009 with a new menu launching that week.

  • SG

    This is a pretty surprising development. I have never thought of Cap Lounge as a culinary destination. Maybe it now will be?

  • Anonymous

    Culinary destination or not, he had better not mess with the cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries!

  • Mappo

    This has made my day, even more so than Italian Pizza Kitchen supposedly opening today (about to go out and see if it’s true). Granville Moore’s fries, just 3 blocks from my house! I agree tho – Cap Lounge isn’t a restauarant, it’s a bar that also happens to sell food.

  • Victoriam

    Wow – are press releases always this cliche?

    “Most storied restaurants – raising the bar to a new level – dedicated to enhancing the dining experience – own signature style and pedigree – boasts the likes of – I’v always craved change – fresh innovative food – the kitchen will have much more attention to detail -” Though I do love imagining the otherworldly possibilities of one-of-a-kind frites.

  • Anon

    Mendelsohn was on Bravo not Food Network

  • Wow, how’s he gonna find the time? He’s already the Exec Chef at Granville Moore’s and apparently it has leaked out that he’s actually the winner of his own TV series on The Next Food Network Star Season 5 that starts airing Sunday.

  • Anonymous


    Spike has been on Food Network numerous times. Here’s one example:


  • Neener

    His name is pronounced “Fuckman.”


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