All We Can Eat: Chefs


Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Grace Young: ‘The code of Chinese cooks’

Talk of trimmed sprouts triggers memories of an elder generation, plus eight tips for better stir-frying.

By Grace Young  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, All We Can Eat, Comfort Food

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 1: Egged on & off

Poor omelet execution sends one of Washington’s cheftestants packing even before the cast goes to Seattle.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television, All We Can Eat, Chefs | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef Seattle, Top Chef recap

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Alton Brown, sportscaster

The brightest star in Food Network’s firmament discusses “Redemption,” his favorite holiday bird and why He Likes Spike (Mendelsohn).

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television, All We Can Eat, Chefs

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Knife. Salmon. Go.

Tired of the same-old fish prep? Try these tricks from Norwegian chef Harald Osa.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  All We Can Eat

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Skip the Velveeta. Cyclone Anaya’s is ‘fine Tex-Mex.’

Cyclone Anaya’s, the Houston-based restaurant chain, plans to bring its “fine Tex-Mex” to the Mosaic District.

By Tim Carman  |  02:50 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 09/26/2012

The painstaking process of making Persian rice

Iranians pride themselves on their fluffy, long-grain rice, and for good reason: It takes time and patience to prepare it.

By Tim Carman  |  07:45 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/24/2012

The O’s have improved their rank in the kitchen, too

Camden Yards’s new foodservice operator and chef have given the concessions a local flavor.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/18/2012

The Washington Post Food section’s 2012-2013 cooking class listings

Choose from nearly 160 classes given in the District and in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Becky Krystal

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Peter Chang set to open new place in Williamsburg

With Chang’s latest restaurant, the famously peripatetic chef looks like he has settled down in Virginia.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Hoppin’ John’s was the ‘Internet before the Internet’

John Martin Taylor’s culinary bookstore in Charleston was the place where writers and chefs did their research.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Nora Pouillon: Organics are healthier for you

The chef behind the country’s first certified organic restaurant explains why the produce is better for you and the Earth.

By Nora Pouillon  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Nora Pouillon

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The day Frank Ruta served broccoli to George Bush

At the first lady’s urging, Ruta prepared the broccoli-hating president a dish of the stuff. It was a mistake.

By Tim Carman  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Ambar to introduce Serbian cuisine to Capitol Hill

A partner in Masa 14 plans to channel his native Serbia with his next restaurant on Barracks Row.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/22/2012

California’s ‘foie gras madness’ before the ban

Chef Roland Passot describes the frenzy at his restaurant before California banned foie gras on July 1.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Immigrant’s Table extra: Kraut Rocks

The classic German dish of fermented cabbage gets a boost from a D.C. celebrity chef.

By Tim Carman  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Chefs Feed app: Politics of the plate

The smartphone app promises to send you to your favorite chefs’ favorite restaurants. Or at least to their best friends’ restaurants.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Marcus Samuelsson on cooking and controversy

The celebrity chef talks about his new memoir, his complex career and those critics who want to bring him down.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Beard Food Conference to focus on trust issues

The October event will address major topics, like GMOs, in hopes of bringing opposing sides closer together.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Bourdain slices up familiar subjects in ‘Get Jiro!’

The chef, author and TV host ventures into the comic book world with predictably graphic results.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Bluejacket’s Sidewalk Saison: a beer with a wild side

The forthcoming Bluejacket brewery is releasing its first self-produced beer, a saison brewed with foraged wildflowers.

By Daniel Fromson  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Chefs | Tags:  Daniel Fromson

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Mike Isabella’s traveling self-promotion exhibit

The Graffiato food truck was part self-promotional barnstorming show — and part dining tease.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Isabella’s food truck, or the Popemobile?

The celebrity chef’s glass-enclosed vehicle looks like it should be delivering Mass, not food samples.

By Tim Carman  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Chef Scott Drewno is home schooled in pickles

Cathy Barrow gives the Source’s executive chef lessons in pickling and other preservation techniques.

By Cathy Barrow  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Cathy Barrow

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Isabella launches a food truck — for a day

The former ‘Top Chef’ contestant will roll out a four-wheeled version of Graffiato on Wednesday.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Rounds about: Doughnuts hit the brunch circuit

In the latest attempt to spice up brunch menus, chefs have turned to an old friend: the doughnut.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Currant affairs: One man’s search for the fresh fruit

The author thought about growing them. He thought about reconstituting dried ones. In the end, his friend found him fresh currants.

By Jim Webster  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, In Season | Tags:  Jim Webster

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Mike Isabella learns about ‘drugs’ at boot camp

Isabella and 13 other cooks got an education in antibiotics used in animal agriculture at the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change.

By Mike Isabella  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Chefs | Tags:  Mike Isabella

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Sichuan chain could open a D.C. location next year

Ba Guo Bu Yi will feature not only authentic Sichuan cuisine but also genuine Sichuan culture.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/10/2012

What I learned on my summer vacation

Seasonal wine lists, radishes with freshly cracked pepper and other observations from a week away from the desk.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012

The Mandarin’s Egg Salad Wrapped in Tortilla

With chef Anupam Banerjee’s recipe, you no longer have to visit the posh hotel to enjoy this rich egg salad.

By Tim Carman  |  02:50 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Eric Ziebold to CIA grads: Get a job!

A stage at Noma is great, but it won’t prepare budding chefs for the hard labor of a professional kitchen.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Jeff Black clarifies his ‘not the bloggers’ comment

At Sunday’s Rammy Awards, the restaurateur was aiming at Yelpers, not bloggers.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Andrew Zimmern to shoot ‘Bizarre Foods’ in D.C.

The Travel Channel host is filming in Washington this weekend, looking for the foods that define the city.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/21/2012

A Taste of Two Cities: A monster (food) truck show

Who has better street food: Baltimore or Washington? A Charm City event hopes to answer the question.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Early look at Kangaroo Boxing Club

The barbecue joint plans to cater to its Columbia Heights neighbors and those tired of trendier-than-thou restaurants.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Distilled habanero, lemon ash on menu at Spirits in Black

Rogue 24 mixologist Bryan Tetorakis stirs up some hardcore drinks tonight at American Ice Company.

By Melissa McCart  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Sunchoke soup, the chef’s way

Tips on Chris Nugent’s elegant restaurant recipe, wherein you, too, can create a frothy finish.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:37 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 06/11/2012

‘Top Chef’ alum Angelo Sosa’s ‘trinity of flavors’

The Season 7 finalist hit town to promote his first cookbook and discuss his wide-open approach to flavors.

By Jane Touzalin  |  01:40 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Books | Tags:  Jane Touzalin

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Domku moves into the small-plates business

The Scandinavian and Slavic restaurant in Petworth joins the legion of local eateries that are going small.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Mealey’s Table closes just weeks after opening

The investor in the New Market, Md., restaurant pulls the plug after deciding the new American concept wasn’t working.

By Tim Carman  |  06:10 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Jeff Black to sell his own signature oysters this fall

The restaurateur is working with two separate companies to develop the Black Pearl and Old Black Salt oysters.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/31/2012

KFC to release Col. Sanders’s book free on Facebook

The autobiography and 33 recipes will be available as a free download through KFC’s Facebook page.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Cara Kelly

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Diners see Washington Monument in their ramen

A new Adams Morgan ramen house has created a bowl that pays homage to the National Mall.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Kiddie cocktails and highchairs: Did they send Quench’s beverage director packing?

Stephen Oshana parts from the Rockville operation as it tries to balance an “urban experience” with suburban realities.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Spirits | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Jeff Black plans to open his Empire in December

The chef-restaurateur thinks his Merrifield project will be the largest oyster bar on the East Coast.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012

IRS files lien against Sushiko for $840,000 in back taxes

The huge federal tax debt will not force the closure of Washington’s oldest sushi restaurant, the owner says.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Mike Isabella’s Bandolero to open May 24

The chef’s long-awaited “modern Mexican” concept in Georgetown will finally debut next week.

By Tim Carman  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012

An early look inside Mike Isabella’s Bandolero

The former ‘Top Chef’ turns toward the dark side with his modern Mexican restaurant in Georgetown.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/08/2012

James Beard Awards: The Twitter highlights

Whether to blame the media or complain about elitism, chefs, writers and eaters took to Twitter to critique the Beard Awards.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman, James Beard Awards

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Jeff Black wins his own chicken-fried steak contest

The Washington restaurateur, and former Texan, puts a chef-driven spin on the country classic and claims first prize.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/01/2012

You can call him Dean Jose Andres

The superstar chef will head a first-of-its-kind Spanish studies program at the International Culinary Center in New York.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Is the Pepe truck’s Iberico sandwich worth $20?

All We Can Eat puts Jose Andres’s pricey sandwich under the microscope to determine whether it’s worth a Jackson.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Edens purchases Cap City Diner for Union Market

The East Coast developer plans to preserve the diner and incorporate it into the forthcoming Union Market project.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Hogging the spotlight: Drewno defends Cochon title

The Source chef maintains his Prince of Porc title after defeating four contenders at Cochon 555 in Washington.

By Cathy Barrow  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Cathy Barrow, Cochon 555

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Time honors Jose Andres as influential ‘activist’?

The celebrity chef earns a spot on the magazine’s list for his cooking and his advocacy work.

By Tim Carman  |  06:15 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Chef-driven: Local toques have a taste for custom wheels

Whether in a vintage Mercedes or a ‘74 Beetle, local chefs know how to ride to work in style.

By Nevin Martell  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Nevin Martell

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012

The state of sushi in Silver Spring

Masa Hibachi Steak House & Sushi has just opened, Sushi Jin remains closed.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman, sushi

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Ramen smackdown: Kaz vs. Erik

The ramen pop-up at Blind Dog Cafe will offer traditional bowls by Kaz Okochi and vegetarian ones by Erik Bruner-Yang.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Samuelsson wants food to star at Howard Theatre, too

The celebrity chef wants the menu to be as world-class as the performers who assemble onstage.

By Tim Carman  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Andres puts his foot down with designer serving shoe

What’s a celebrity chef do when the health department doesn’t like him serving food in shoes? Create a food-safe shoe of his own.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/28/2012

The renovated Jaleo channels a modern Spain

The Jaleo in Penn Quarter reopens after a makeover by Spanish artists, architects and artisans.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Quench to bring craft cocktail movement to Rockville

Lawyer-turned-restaurateur Michael Holstein has assembled a team to introduce the craft cocktail movement to the ‘burbs.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Requests for your last meal. . . in Washington area

Writer Kelly DiNardo is moving to Switzerland and needs suggestions on where to eat in the District before she leaves.

By Kelly DiNardo  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Kelly DiNardo

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Hank’s Oyster Bar to expand in Old Town, too

Chef Jamie Leeds plans to double her capacity in Alexandria by expanding into the adjacent rowhouse.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012

D.C. chefs selected for this year’s Cochon 555

The Source’s Scott Drewno will defend his Prince of Porc title against Mike Isabella, Ed Witt and others.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 03/19/2012

D.C. chefs represent at the Beard Awards this year

Cathal Armstrong and Peter Pastan are two of the four local chefs nominated in this year’s Mid-Atlantic category with the Beard Awards.

By Tim Carman  |  07:15 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Gerard Pain gave La Chaumiere its warmth and taste

The Frenchman who founded the rustic Georgetown bistro died earlier this week at age 73.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Voltaggio, Mendelsohn, Isabella talk kitchens, ingredients

Three former “Top Chef” contestants take us into their kitchens to talk about their favorite ingredients and dishes.

By Terri Sapienza  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Terri Sapienza

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/09/2012

R.J. Cooper returns to Rogue 24 full-time on Tuesday

The chef, who underwent open-heart surgery in January, plans to debut a new menu.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Richard talks about Michel’s closing; Ducasse wants a food truck

The chef says Michel was losing money in its Tysons Corner location. Plus: Alain Ducasse wants his own food truck.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Jose Andres’s food truck delivers long waits, big flavors

Despite problems with the kitchen and a credit card system, Pepe debuts today with sandwiches worthy of their price tag.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Addie’s chef takes new gig at Mealey’s Table

Nate Waugaman will be the opening day chef at the historic restaurant in New Market, Md.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Floridano’s Boillon to launch Mothership on Georgia Ave.

The forthcoming operation in Park View will serve as both restaurant and commercial kitchen for the sandwich truck.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012

The lamb brains are nice, but Batali just wants to hang out

The celebrity chef, during a recent trip to Tampa, didn’t want more rich foods. He just wanted to talk.

By Jim Webster  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Jim Webster

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Mike Isabella’s pizza cutter is still only skin-deep

Mike Isabella has been boasting about his brass knuckles pizza cutter for months. He still doesn’t have it.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/29/2012

‘Top Chef’ hopefuls include some heavy hitters

The production company behind the Bravo series hit D.C. this week to find cheftestants for next season.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Chef-driven breakfast sandwiches at Burger Tap & Shake

Tired of lifeless McMuffins on the drive into work? Then pull over to Burger Tap & Shake for a real eye-opener.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Smoke Signals: The Oscars of barbecue

Hollywood has its annual Academy Awards. Pitmasters have their annual Awards of Excellence.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals, Chefs | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Dallas company to operate Todd Gray’s Watershed

Citing a desire to focus on the kitchen, Todd Gray signs a deal with Culinaire to run Watershed.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Il Canale is certified as a genuine Neapolitan pizzeria

After upgrading to an Italian mixer, the Georgetown pizzeria is awarded VPN certification.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman, pizza

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/23/2012

‘Top Chef,’ Ep. 16: More smack talk, please!

The chefs like each other. The judges like the dishes. Carol Blymire doesn’t like the way the finals are playing out.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Gourmet sloppy Joes for a second taste of childhood

First it was chef-driven burgers and cupcakes. Now comes high-end sloppy Joes to take you back to childhood.

By Nevin Martell  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Nevin Martell

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Isabella’s Bandolero pop-up hints at good things to come

The former ‘Top Chef All-Stars’ finalist puts his own stamp on Mexican cuisine with mixed results.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Smoke Signals: Presidential grilling

Jim Shahin has a revolutionary idea for Presidents’ Day: Make barbecue a centerpiece of the holiday. He explains why.

By Jim Shahin  |  03:15 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012

More than 20 local chefs, restaurants are Beard semifinalists

Fiola and Little Serow are among 29 places nominated for best new restaurant in America.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer, Spirits, Wine | Tags:  Tim Carman, James Beard Awards

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/18/2012

Michel Richard to close Tysons restaurant on Sunday

Less than two years into the restaurant’s existence, the celebrity chef has decided to shutter Michel in the Ritz.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Bistrot du Coin chef, waiter appear on ‘Hillbilly Handfishin’ ’

The Bistrot du Coin vets get their hands dirty on the Animal Planet show about catching catfish with your bare hands.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Head cheese sliders and other chef-driven comforts

Local chefs are taking your favorite dishes and putting their own high-concept twists on them.

By Kelly DiNardo  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Kelly DiNardo

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012

First look at Peter Chang Cafe in Glen Allen, Va.

The master Sichuan chef opened his latest restaurant near Richmond. Could it be a sign of things to come?

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012

John Nucci: A chef worthy of admiration

In 1989, a gunman’s bullets took away John Nucci’s ability to walk — but not his desire to cook.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012

‘Top Chef Texas,’ Ep. 14: Fear the foursome

Did Tom, Padma and perhaps some Magical Elves engineer the final group?

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television, All We Can Eat

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Bryan Voltaggio returns to TV to promote Md. cuisine

The former “Top Chef” contestant will host “Obsessed with Everything Food” on Maryland Public Television.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  04:40 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Michael S. Rosenwald, Bryan Voltaggio

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Red Apron Butchery to open location in Penn Quarter

After years of searching, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group finally secured a spot for its artisanal butchery.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Shopping | Tags:  Tim Carman, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Ep. 13: Pee-wee Herman and pancakes

The nostalgic star shows up to help ‘Top Chef’ producers jump sharks.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Ep. 12: Pants-less in San Antone

Padma exposes a lot of leg, while the cheftestants try to prove who’s the best cafeteria cook.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Top Chef, Carol Blymire

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Sups and Sips raise $200,000+ for charities

The events, hosted by Jose Andres, Alice Waters and Joan Nathan, raked in the cash for D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha’s Vineyard.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Sunday Sups: Eat, drink and give money to charity

Celebrity chefs, including Alice Waters and Jose Andres, pitch in to fight poverty with Sunday Night Suppers and Saturday Night Sips.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 11: Pure poison

Charlize Theron makes an appearance as movie huckster, er, guest judge on episode 11.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Roberto Donna takes chef job in Arizona

One of Washington’s most-decorated chefs has accepted a job at a Bice restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz.

By Tim Carman  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/17/2012

R.J. Cooper scheduled to leave hospital tomorrow

Despite an irregular heartbeat after surgery, the chef says his recovery is ahead of schedule.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012

R.J. Cooper is resting after open-heart surgery

The Rogue 24 chef remains in intensive care after open-heart surgery today at Johns Hopkins.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/10/2012

R.J. Cooper to go under the knife tomorrow

The Rogue 24 chef heads to Johns Hopkins for open-heart surgery tomorrow.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

‘Julia Child’s Kitchen’ to close temporarily on Sunday

The Smithsonian will shutter the popular exhibit to make room for a larger installation that looks at food in the 20th century.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Episode 9: In the pits

Episode 9 mixes modernist cuisine with old-fashioned barbecue, with little to savor on either end of the spectrum.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Smoke Signals: Meaty resolutions

Some of the biggest names in barbecue serve up their New Year’s resolutions.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011

The Food section’s best and worst dishes of 2011

The Food section picks its favorite — and least favorite — dishes for the year.

By Tim Carman  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes, Staff Favorites | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011

‘Top Chef,’ Episode 8: Deep in the yawn of Texas

The cheftestants phone in a tribute dinner challenge on episode 8 of “Top Chef: Texas.”

By Carol Blymire  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Great Wall: A first look at the renovated space

The former hole in the wall now looks like a restaurant that even gentrifiers could love.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Jamie Stachowski: New media maverick?

The charcuterie maker hopes to build a recipe search engine too good for Google to ignore.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 7: The Heather-nator

Carol Blymire recaps episode seven in which the chefs must cook with tequila and stay out of Heather’s way.

By Carol Blymire  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Batali’s Eataly may be close to securing a D.C. location

Mario Batali’s sprawling Eataly concept could be heading to Washington after all.

By Tim Carman  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Restaurant Week 2012: The preparation begins

The key for restaurateurs is to offer a discounted, chef-driven menu that won’t break the bank.

By Tom Sietsema  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Smoke Signals: Cookbooks, not coal, for Christmas

Got a barbecue fan on your holiday list? Smoke Signals has gift ideas suitable to put under any tree.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Rock Harper goes from ‘Hell’s’ to DCCK’s kitchen

The man who survived Gordon Ramsay’s show now plans to help the homeless.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ the whole Tweetin’ match

Southfork Ranch. Cooked beef carpaccio. Lame car endorsements. It’s time to recap the Twitter snark on “Top Chef: Texas.”

By Tim Carman  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman, Top Chef

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 6: #Occupy Southfork

The cheftestants mosey over to the “Dallas” ranch, where they prepare — what else? — steaks.

By Carol Blymire  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Michel Richard pays tribute to Palladin with dinner

On the 10th anniversary of Jean-Louis Palladin’s death, his long-time friend cooks up a six-course tribute dinner.

By Tim Carman  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Chefs, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Tom Colicchio SNAPed to reality by a kindergartner

A 6-year-old boy won’t choke down chef-driven food during a challenge to cook a family dinner based on a food-stamp budget.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Great Wall to keep pace with its tony neighbors

The former dive on the trendy 14th Street corridor closes for dine-in service to undergo renovations.

By Tim Carman  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Smoke Signals: Pork Barrel opens today (no, really)

The long-delayed Del Ray barbecue joint is scheduled to start smoking meats as soon as tonight.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 4: The crying game

They’re shedding tears again on “Top Chef: Texas,” and it has nothing to do with the heat of the chili peppers.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Miriam’s Kitchen takes on a Finnish flavor

A Finnish chef gets a taste of homelessness in Washington, and the homeless get a taste of his cooking.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Ba Bay goes buh-bye on Capitol Hill

The owners say they had to close the Vietnamese restaurant due to circumstances beyond their control.

By Tim Carman  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Rogue 24’s R.J. Cooper to take leave for surgery

Two sous chefs are expected to lead Rogue 24 in Cooper’s absence, but Bryan Voltaggio could also lend a hand.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/17/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ episode 3: Boringville

Three episodes into the new season, and Carol Blymire is still looking for a dish, any dish, to love.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Market Roundup: Nov. 17-23

Plan your shopping trip with our guide, which lists what foods each farmers market has in this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week, Chefs | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Fargione’s Elisir to open for lunch on Dec. 1

The former chef at Teatro Goldoni finally has a place of his own in downtown Washington.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Capital Food Fight live Tweets

Don’t have a ticket to tonight’s sold-out Capital Food Fight? Then follow our Twitter commentary.

By Tim Carman  |  05:25 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011

GM Matthew Carroll resigns from Rogue 24

Chef R.J. Cooper plans to charge ahead with his tasting-menu concept despite recent departures.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/03/2011

‘Top Chef: Texas,’ Episode 1: Cattle call

The debut episode felt as long as a trip across Texas as Tom and Padma picked the final 16 cheftestants.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television | Tags:  Carol Blymire

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Former Inox pastry chef Harlan to open a bistro

The Green Pig in Clarendon won’t be just another steak frites joint. Look for offal...and lots of it.

By Tim Carman  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 10/29/2011

The Southern Foodways Symposium, Day 1

A Southern bento box lunch. A poet who wonders if Mrs. Butterworth is black. Yep, it’s the Southern Foodways Symposium.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 AM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Southern Foodways Symposium Twitter updates #foodways

Follow along as we chronicle the historians, chefs and farmers who speak at this year’s SFA symposium.

By Tim Carman  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/25/2011

The Saffron King is running out of saffron

The trade embargo with Iran has ruined Behroush Sharifi’s business, but the former Deadhead is improvising.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Ray’s: The Steaks at East River closes for renovations

Michael Landrum’s steakhouse in Ward 7 is scheduled to reopen in January.

By Tim Carman  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Jose Andres’s Jaleo gets a facelift

Goodbye Flamenco dancer ambiance. Hello Salvador Dali.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:25 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Food Day is back after a 34-year absence

The nationwide event looks to promote better food policies and healthier diets.

By Tim Carman  |  06:20 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011

The lofty heights (and prices) of Italian wines

Importer Dominic Nocerino wants to prove the great value behind Italy’s best bottles.

By Dave McIntyre  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Could Jose Andres open a Bazaar in Washington?

The celebrity chef’s four-star restaurant in Los Angeles may be headed our way.

By Tim Carman  |  05:20 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Move over cupcakes. Make room for hand pies.

Tired of eating boutique cupcakes at $3 a pop? Then try a hand pie, the next big thing in sweets.

By Nevin Martell  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Nevin Martell

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Ferran Adria outtakes 2: Ingredients and techniques

Jose Andres: Ferran Adria’s greatest contributions to gastronomy have little to do with foams.

By Tim Carman  |  10:20 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Market Roundup: Oct. 13-19

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:59 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Enzo Fargione’s Elisir looks to open in November

The former Teatro Goldoni chef has assembled a team that will balance tasting menus with an Italian bistro concept.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Voltaggio’s North Market Kitchen on hold

A $200,000 fee for sewage and water may force the owners to find a new space for the sprawling restaurant and market.

By Tim Carman  |  12:25 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Ferran Adria outtakes I: The early years

The man behind modernist cooking explains how he made the switch from French nouvelle cuisine.

By Tim Carman  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011

The Voltaggio brothers’ stadium show for VOLT ink.

Bryan and Michael Voltaggio plan to unveil their debut cookbook, with rock-star-like fanfare, at Keys stadium.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Market Roundup: Oct. 6-12

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:59 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Carla Hall tackles some truly tough kitchen disasters

Overcooked green beans? C’mon, Carla, we’ve got some real cooking disasters for you to fix.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Television, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Cooking Off the Cuff: Full of beans

Ed Schneider shows you how to transform pre-cooked dried beans into a full-blown dinner.

By Edward Schneider  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Chef Ron Tanaka to leave Cork Wine Bar

Owners Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts have yet to name a replacement.

By Tom Sietsema  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/29/2011

‘Go chop the flour’ and other kitchen slams and sayings

You always knew chefs spoke a different language. Now there’s proof.

By Kelly DiNardo  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Kelly DiNardo

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Market Roundup: Sept. 29-Oct. 6

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Bobby Flay to open second burger joint in College Park

Bobby’s Burger Palace will test the willpower, and budget, of University of Maryland students.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 09/26/2011

The critics spit up their taste of ‘The Chew’

The early reviews of ABC’s food-centric “The Chew” are not savory.

By Tim Carman  |  06:40 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: No love for D.C. from OpenTable users

OpenTable’s Most Fit for Foodies list didn’t contain a single Washington area restaurant.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Market Roundup: Sept. 22-28

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:59 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Eataly in D.C.? It’s not looking good.

The partners in the Italian foodie playground may be hard pressed to find the right space in D.C.

By Tim Carman  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Market Roundup: Sept. 15-21

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Becky Krystal  |  11:59 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

The sommelier shuffle and other grape news

Jill Zimorski leaves Jose Andres for Bryan Voltaggio. Plus: A grape throwdown!

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Founding Farmers to open a location in Potomac

The second location will give suburban Maryland a taste of downtown D.C.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Adria, Andres to speak at George Washington

The pioneer of modernist cooking, and one of his famous students, will discuss their careers, past and present.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Weland leaves Poste to pursue his own place

The chef hopes to host pig roasts and plant gardens at his own restaurant.

By Tim Carman  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Google sees red

The search-engine behemoth acquires Zagat and its little red dining guide.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Market Roundup: Sept. 8-14

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Germany’s fugitive cow

Yvonne, on the run for three months, is finally captured — but not without a fight.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Lawsuits and salmonella

Could a lawyer’s sword of Damocles work to prevent salmonella?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Market Roundup: Sept. 1-7

What’s in, what’s happening at Washington area farmers markets.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:30 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: A love/hate affair with Irene

NYC restaurants and markets loved the extra business — until it was gone over the weekend.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Goodbye, Shaw Tavern

Without a liquor license, how could a tavern survive? It couldn’t.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Ordering McDonald’s from a tank

A young man stocks up on fries before suppressing a watermelon insurgency.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011

CityZen’s Petersen to compete on ‘Just Desserts’

Season 2 of the “Top Chef” spinoff includes Washington contestant as well.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Philly’s Joey Vento dies

Controversial owner Joey Vento died Tuesday of a heart attack.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The pursuit of frozen perfection

Robb Duncan will serve no gelato before its time — or season.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bourdain vs. Deen

The “No Reservations” host talks smack about the Food Network star — and vice versa.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chipotle’s bacon bombshell

Burrito chain to note that its pinto beans include bacon following a one-man Twitter campaign.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: D.C.’s Hemingway Bar

Order a Hemingway daiquiri at the joint sponsored by Cuba’s non-embassy.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Food’s fountain of youth

Could a new preservative mean the end of the sell-by date?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Sustainable Food, Comfort Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The upside of canned salmon

Canned salmon is better for the environment and your health than canned tuna.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Hatch forecast: When the peppers will hit D.C.

These grocery stores will be stocking and roasting the peppers in August and September.

By Timothy R. Smith and Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Bobby Flay doesn’t sweat the burger competition

The Iron Chef has faith that his menu of regional American burgers will compete well in D.C.

By Tim Carman  |  07:45 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: You can’t avoid the Noid

Domino’s annoying Noid is back to bug you about pizza.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Daniel Giusti to leave 1789 to work at Noma

A two-week stage at the famous Scandanavian restaurants turns into a job for the young chef.

By Tim Carman  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011

A hard sell for cider during Beer Week

Don’t feel like drinking only brew during Beer Week? Then sample some Canadian ciders.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Starbucks battles squatters

By blocking outlets, the chain hopes to stop folks from turning the coffee shop into their private office.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The robotic tongue

The new gadget could supplant sommeliers.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Five Guys fever

The local burger-meister is the fastest-growing restaurant chain in America.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The French Laundry, Part Deux

Thomas Keller will open a pop-up at London’s Harrods this fall.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011

On tall boys and home boys

In Northern Virginia, it may be easier to find a beer from Manhattan (Kansas) than Washington (D.C.).

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Chefs | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 07/28/2011

One pastrami sandwich, hold the rye bread

Eola chef Daniel Singhofen messes with tradition with his deconstructed “Pastrami Sandwich.”

By Tim Carman  |  06:50 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Hold the Spam burger

Logan Circle will just have to wait for its Ted’s Bulletin.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Waffles without the syrup

Wicked Waffle near Farragut Square does offer strawberries and whipped cream.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Kushi owners talk about their tax troubles

When Darren Lee Norris and Ari Kushimoto Norris started missing tax deadlines, the city decided it had enough.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: McDonald’s menu change

Apples will be included in every Happy Meal.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Drink up D.C. You’re in third.

Washington is the third booziest “state” in America, behind North and South Dakota.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011

A chef-driven wine with “good slammability”

Peter Pastan is pouring a new bottle at 2 Amys — his own.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine, Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011

First impressions: Oh Fish!

Get ready for massive maki rolls at Kaz Okochi’s new Oh Fish!

By Justin Rude  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Richard Brandenburg leaves ThinkFoodGroup

The former chef for Cafe Atlantico accepts a job at a real estate development company.

By Tom Sietsema  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Michelle Obama’s desert storm

Major grocery chains plan to bring water (and produce) to America’s food deserts.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Condiment Caper

How one group of Austrians satisfied their condiment jones.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Early buzz on Rogue: Reservations sold out

Seats may be gone for the opening weekend, but reservations are now available for August at Rogue 24.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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