All We Can Eat: Comfort Food


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 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 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 09:05 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Gluten-free products at the Fancy Food Show

Are you gluten intolerant? Then the Summer Fancy Food Show has something for you.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Food labeling | Tags:  Carol Blymire

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Kangaroo Boxing Club to debut June 19

The guys behind the PORC barbecue truck will open brick-and-mortar restaurant this month.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

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

Cal Ripken Burgers: We put them through the grinder

We taste test the Hall of Fame shortshop’s burgers made with dry-aged Black Angus ground beef.

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

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Spareribs: Barbecue them with or with silverskin?

Enthusiasts have argued forever on whether to smoke ribs with or without silverskin. We decided to test the two approaches.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

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 03:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Ripken Gourmet Burgers are a cut above

The Hall of Famer has partnered with a Baltimore producer that uses only dry-aged Angus beef for the gourmet burgers.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

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 01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Cupcakes and froyo together at last at Yocake

Yocake’s namesake treat is a gourmet cupcake topped with a swirl of sweetened yogurt.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Does your relationship with Oreos extend to its spinoffs?

As the cookie celebrates its 100th birthday, we look at the weird world of Oreo flavors — and our relationship to them.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | 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 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 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 04:30 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Georgetown Cupcake opens in NYC with ‘Georgetown volume’

Sisters Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis sell more than 10,000 cupcakes on opening day in SoHo.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman, Georgetown Cupcake

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 02:00 PM ET, 02/07/2012

All-American cupcakes, or how we got the shot

Why go the Photoshop route when you can order 355 patriotic specimens, and eat them after the pictures are taken?

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Comfort Food | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick

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

An edible Super Bowl bet: NY cuisine vs. Boston’s traditional bites

Re-create the bet between Govs. Cuomo and Patrick with these recipes for traditional New York and Boston dishes.

By Cara Kelly  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Recipes | Tags:  Cara Kelly, Super Bowl

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Super Bowl Smackdowns: A trip through history

This year, the Smackdown focuses on salsas, but you also can look back at previous challenges for menu inspiration.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman, Super Bowl Recipe Smackdown

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Capital City Diner’s last weekend, in pictures

Supporters and fans arrived by the hundreds to pay their last respects to Matt Ashburn’s historic diner in Trinidad.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman, Capital City Diner

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Capital City owner talks about the closing of his beloved diner

Capital City’s Matt Ashburn says the arrival of Denny’s sounded the death knell for his beloved restaurant.

By Tim Carman  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman, Capital City Diner

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

Hostess’ Twinkie: An American icon in trouble

The beloved sugary snack may no longer be produced as its parent company files for bankruptcy.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Cara Kelly

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Meet Savannah Smiles, the new Girl Scout cookie

The new lemon-flavored Girl Scout cookie will be available next week, along with Thin Mints, Tagalongs.

By Cara Kelly  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Cara Kelly

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/03/2012

First look at Taylor Gourmet on 14th Street NW

The owners open their fourth location near the U Street corridor.

By Tim Carman  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Urban Burger becomes Urban Bar-B-Que

The owners make the switch after the Rockville burger joint fails to generate adequate revenues.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Taylor Gourmet celebrates b-day with free sandwiches

The Bethesda location will be giving away free sandwiches and salads all day on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Best D.C. pizza: Readers have their say

The Weekend cover story on the area’s best pizzerias apparently missed a few, according to readers.

By Justin Rude  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Staff Favorites | Tags:  Justin Rude

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Tune Inn looks to reopen Friday afternoon

Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovations, the Capitol Hill dive bar doesn’t plan to raise prices.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | 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 06:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011

The next best thing to a Ben’s half-smoke

Ben’s Chili Bowl may be closed until the weekend, but you can still get your half-smoke fix.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Alex Baldinger

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Comfort Food, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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 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)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/20/2011

The mysteries of mumbo sauce

D.C.’s classic wing sauce may have a history that pre-dates Asian-run carryouts.

By Tim Carman  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Television, Comfort Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Local writer hired as Dallas Observer food critic

A brief Q&A with Scott Reitz, the guy who busted Taylor Gourmet over its bogus bread.

By Tim Carman  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Comfort Food, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Rogue States to reopen as Black & Orange

Raynold Mendizabal plans to start selling his once-controversial burgers again June 27.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Shake Shack, Blue Smoke open tomorrow at Nats Park

Danny Meyer, the famed New York restaurateur, makes his debut with the Nationals.

By Tim Carman  |  06:10 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Richard Blais still plans to open Flip in D.C.

The “Top Chef All-Stars” winner hopes to open his boutique burger joint by the end of the year.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chef snorts, then tries to toe the line

A Chicago chef attempts to repair the damage that his drug abuse created. Plus: Shrek is dead!

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Bourbon Steak chef spoofs Georgetown Cupcake

By Tom Sietsema  |  06:10 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Stimulating news

Coffee used to be a vice. Now it’s a drink to your health.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Food Politics, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 05/17/2011

What is D.C.’s most popular burger?

Does the opening of Shake Shack today alter the burger hierarchy in the Washington region?

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Polls, Tim Carman

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Webby winners and Costco wraps

The Webby Awards were announced today. Did your favorite food site win one? Plus: Is D.C. turning into Little Italy?

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Kojo outtakes: Thoughts on his fave eateries

Two of Kojo Nnamdi’s favorite places to eat have closed, one is all about location.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Just say no to Walmart

Today's Lunch Room Chatter joins the debate on whether Walmart is actually good for Washington.

By Tim Carman  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food, Food Politics, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The rise of the machines!

Today's edition of Lunch Room Chatter waves a fond farewell to The Minimalist and yawns over the latest PETA Super Bowl ad.

By Tim Carman  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Comfort Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Super Bowl Smackdown I: Texas or weeknight chili?

It's never too late to vote in The Post's inaugural Super Bowl Smackdown: Cast a ballot for your favorite chili.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Comfort Food | Tags:  Super Bowl, Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Obsessions: Belgian waffles, the beginning

Food writer Tim Carman launches a campaign to make the perfect Belgian waffle at home.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Comfort Food | Tags:  Obsessions, Tim Carman