All We Can Eat: Media


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Chris Kimball and Guy Crosby share ‘The Science of Good Cooking’

The Cook’s Illustrated duo visited the Smithsonian to talk about the new book and take questions.

By Becky Krystal  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Media, Television | Tags:  Becky Krystal

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Two Food section columnists win AFJ awards

David Hagedorn and Jason Wilson are among the winners of the 2012 Association of Food Journalists Awards.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Follow the AFJ conference via tweets

Some of the nation’s finest food writers and editors have assembled in Washington, and you can follow their tweets.

By Tim Carman  |  07:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Patton Oswalt, funny on food

The comedian’s riffs on the culinary life got some of the biggest laughs at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse.

By Carol Blymire  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Carol Blymire

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 03:50 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Virginia cafe chain to continue the Sweet life

The Sweet Leaf owners agree to slightly alter their name after Sweetgreen files a trademark infringement suit.

By Tim Carman  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Is there a correct spelling for ‘seviche’ at all?

Should the Peruvian dish be spelled “seviche” or “ceviche” or “cebiche”? We check the historical record.

By Tim Carman  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | 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 11:25 AM ET, 06/21/2012

CityEats debuts its mobile app for iPhone today

Washingtonians have been demanding a mobile app since CityEats launched in December. Now they have it.

By Tim Carman  |  11:25 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Television | 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, 05/24/2012

Animal scientist Temple Grandin supports ‘pink slime’

The animal scientist says that without the filler, beef producers will waste 15 to 30 pounds of meat per cow.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food labeling, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Food & Wine’s dumb ‘Best BBQ’ list

Our Smoke Signals columnist has a bone to pick with the magazine over its list of best barbecue joints in America.

By Jim Shahin  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Joe Bastianich invented the ‘everything’ bagel?

The restaurateur says he was the first to sprinkle the spice rack over a bagel and create the “everything.” Is he right?

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Horace & Dickies to open next week in Takoma

The founder’s daughter is expanding the family fried-fish business to the upper Northwest neighborhood.

By Tim Carman  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | 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 05:30 PM ET, 05/03/2012

New Young & Hungry columnist won’t be anonymous

Jessica Sidman says she’ll skip the whole anonymity messiness as Washington City Paper’s new food columnist.

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

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Chris Shott to leave Washington City Paper

The food editor and critic has decided to return to New York, where his wife and son still live.

By Tim Carman  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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

The real story behind the Kangaroo Boxing Club name

The name of forthcoming barbecue joint from the PORC team has its roots in good times, bad times.

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

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

Owner is close to finalizing the sale of Capital City Diner

Matt Ashburn can’t reveal the buyer yet, but the new owner apparently will keep it in Washington.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/12/2012

L.A. Times drops restaurant stars. Others to follow?

The paper’s decision to scrap restaurant star ratings doesn’t seem to have influenced other editors or critics.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Reactions positive to new nutrition standards for school meals

Experts and public advocates give passing grades to the USDA’s new nutritional guidelines for public school meals.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Forget Facebook Timeline. What’s your food timeline?

Facebook is onto something with its Timeline feature. The same archival approach could provide insights about your eating history.

By Tim Carman  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sustainable Food, Media | 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 08:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Wine wars: Deliver us from the plonk

The solution to a deluge of $15 bottles is not to sink to the level of Two-Buck Chuck.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/08/2011

‘Vegucated’ digs into some meaty issues

Can a trio of New Yorkers swear off animal products for six weeks? Find out in this gritty documentary.

By Andrea Sachs  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Andrea Sachs

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Michael Pollan: On the Steve Jobs of agriculture

The author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma” talks about taking on Big Food.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Be smart with dining with your smartphone

The trick to dining alone with your smartphone? Never, ever check work e-mails.

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | 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 12:15 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Not so fast on the Ruth Bourdain unmasking

There’s zero evidence to suggest the Voice’s Robert Sietsema is the Twitter satirist.

By Joe Yonan  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Joe Yonan

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Post wins for best food coverage at AFJ awards

The Association of Food Journalists recognizes the paper’s work in the Food and Weekend sections as well as the WP Magazine.

By Tim Carman  |  07:45 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Everyone has an opinion on coffee

The gourmet craze has inspired some satirists to stir the pot.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Media, Television, Food Politics, Chefs | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Have food media been overindulging?

Consumers are eating up food-related content at an impressive rate.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:37 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food labeling, Media, Television | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/19/2011

A French connection: MrsWheelbarrow goes to Grrl’s Meat Camp

The first of a week’s worth of postings from Washington food blogger Cathy Barrow, who is in France.

By Cathy Barrow  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food labeling, Media | Tags:  Cathy Barrow, shopping

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: A ketchup innovation

Heinz has reinvented its to-go packets.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:18 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Why’s your kid a picky eater?

Meshelle Armstrong says parents are to blame for children’s dining habits.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food labeling, Media | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: A ketchup innovation

Heinz has reinvented its to-go packets.

By Becky Krystal  |  12:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Cutting calories at Olive Garden

More chains support Michelle Obama’s plan to reduce the fat and salt in restaurant food.

By Tim Carman and Becky Krystal  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Tim Carman, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Got oxidized milk solids?

The process of reintroducing fats to milk may not be so good for human health.

By Tim Carman and Becky Krystal  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food labeling, Media | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Tim Carman, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Dorie in your kitchen? There’s an app for that.

The beloved cookbook author’s new iPad app is a thing of beauty. And it’s useful, too.

By Joe Yonan  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Joe Yonan

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bloated on corn syrup

Americans eat 42 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup annually — or the size of six newborns.

By Tim Carman and Becky Krystal  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Food Politics, Media, All We Can Eat | Tags:  Becky Krystal, Tim Carman, Lunch Room Chatter

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

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Food Networking Stars: Bringing ‘friends’ to the table

Two new networking sites hope to bring online friends to the table.

By Nevin Martell  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Nevin Martell

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

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Baking against the grain

A gluten-free bakery is scheduled to open in Del Ray.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Food Politics, Beer | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Squeezing S. Africa’s wine workers

How apartheid practices keep many oppressed in the vineyards.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Wine, Food Politics | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Free iPhone/iPad app today at Starbucks

The coffee chain expands its Pick of the Week program to include Apple-based apps.

By Tim Carman  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/22/2011

The place that fed a movement is an eyesore

Paschal’s, once the nerve center of the civil rights movement, is dying before Atlanta’s eyes.

By Tim Carman  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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

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)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Television, Wine | 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 12:40 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Phonomenon truck closes amid internal conflicts

The promising food truck served its last bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup on Friday.

By Tim Carman  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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

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)
Categories:  Media, Chefs, Wine | Tags:  shopping, Timothy R. Smith, Bonnie S. Benwick

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

Lunch Room Chatter: The lobster edition

Red Lobster expands to Mexico and other news on the crustacean front.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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

Lunch Room Chatter: Smoking hot in McLean

Restaurant grows the six hottest chili peppers in the world.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: USDA’s salmonella mistake

The federal agency knew about the Cargill salmonella last year.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: France’s weight problem

Even the French are adopting the West’s poor eating habits.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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

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

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

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

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: McDonald’s baguette gambit

Will fresh-baked baguettes attract the French to McCafes?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Shopping, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Timothy R. Smith

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

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Is Zagat still relevant in a Yelp world?

The updated Zagat guide hit the streets today. Do you even care?

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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

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

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.

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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 12:25 PM ET, 07/19/2011

An exercise in honesty and social voyeurism

Bethesda’s Honest Tea is again conducting a social experiment to see which city is the most honest.

By Tim Carman  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: ‘I’ll have the whole animal’

Could whole animal feasting be the next big thing?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bow to the Spaghetti Monster!

Austrian motor vehicle authorities sort of recognize Pastafarianism.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/14/2011

McCart hired as New Times food critic

The local food writer will report to work in South Florida on Aug. 1.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Harry Potter edition

Get to know your Potter cuisine as the final chapter of the cinematic series opens tomorrow.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Taste and Tweet tonight about Virginia viogniers

Follow along as wine bloggers share their opinions about Virginia’s signature grape.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Ask Andres: D.C.’s top chef chats about America Eats

Join our chat tomorrow with Jose Andres about his pop-up restaurant dedicated to America’s culinary history.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Ben’s big idea

The iconic diner considers expanding beyond its U Street hub.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Poll: Is Michelle Obama a hypocrite for loving burgers?

The first lady eats a lot of burgers in public. Does that make her a hypocrite for advocating healthy food for kids?

By Tim Carman  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The chef in the trash can

A New York chef spills the beans on her boss.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: No food for these tots

A Pennsylvania restaurant bans noisy, wailing, slobbering children under 6.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Mislabeled salmon, endangered tuna

Pacific Northwest diners aren’t getting what they paid for. Meanwhile, more bad news for tuna.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Sliced bread turns 83

At 83, sliced bread gets the cake.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Return of the soda fountain

Soda fountains with properly clad jerks are making a return.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Edible homework

Your kids don’t like math? Here’s one way to get them interested: Bake their homework.

By Tim Carman  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Smoke Signals: Battle tested

Jim Shahin has some ideas on how to improve the Safeway barbecue battle as it approaches its 20th anniversary.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chef-driven picnic food

It’s 4th of July weekend, and several chefs want to help you put together an All-American feast.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Manure is your friend

The EPA has discovered that potentially dangerous manure from dairy farms can be beneficial for soil.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: How to stop a dog-meat festival

Protests put a dent in Korea’s consumption of canines.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Mushrooms grown in diapers

Mushrooms help decompose disposable diapers, but would you eat such fungi?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: 2,500 miles for Primanti Bros.

A Boeing crew takes a direct flight to Pittsburgh for a taste of the city’s iconic sandwich.

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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Jinich serves up corn three ways on Today

Whether in a salad, a torte or just served “crazy,” the D.C. chef offers up ways to prepare summer corn.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The jailed blogger

A Taiwanese blogger visits a beef noodle house, calls its food salty, finds herself in jail.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Jinich to cook on Today show this morning

The Washington chef will demo three recipes for Matt Lauer and the gang.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chef surrenders Michelin star

A French chef says it was getting too expensive to hold onto that star.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The man who ate a baby rat

A man ate a rodent, and Utah ain’t happy about it

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Tune Inn suffers early morning fire

The historic dive on Capitol Hill suffers about $75,000 in damages

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Parker: Bordeaux could alienate U.S. market

The wine critic complains that Bordeaux’s fixation on the Asian market could hurt it in the states.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Summer starts, school lunches end

No school lunches mean many students go hungry over the summer.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Smoke Signals: The corporate carnival of ‘cue

The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle is one of the biggest contests around. It just needs a cooler name.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Were ancient Romans vegetarian?

Fossilized remains found in a first century sewer provide clues to the Roman diet.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Rush’s tea party

Limbaugh wants to dump hippie teas overboard with his own brand, Two If By Tea.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Those dirty fruits and veggies

You like apples? They’re pretty downright dirty.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The 22-pound lobster

Happy National Lobster Day. Now, you might want to keep your babies away from this massive beast.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The demon butcher of Jinzhou

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Exploding bananas foster

Which is worse? Exploding desserts or food served in toilets?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The boozing food truck

By Timothy R. Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The 1.3 million-calorie burger

Californians might get to try a VW Beetle-sized burger. Gulp.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: McDonald’s goes green

You can suddenly feel good about that Filet-O-Fish sandwich. Or sort of good.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Jack can’t lie

Jack Daniel’s revamps its label to better reflect history and its hometown population.

By Tim Carman  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The MyPlate revolt

Less than a day after MyPlate was revealed, the haters are hating.

By Tim Carman  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Tearing down the pyramid

The government unveils a new food “icon” today — and it’ll have nothing in common with Giza.

By Tim Carman  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Gluten free = tasty

Thanks to dedicated bakers and chefs, “gluten-free” no longer means “flavor-free.”

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Wasabi cheese and hot-dog water

Get to know your exotic and forgotten cheeses. Plus: The many uses of hot-dog water.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Liberals love beer

Liberals love suds, and conservatives love soda. A look at food preferences from both sides of the aisle.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Post earns four nominations in AFJ awards

The Food section earns a nod for best newspaper food coverage.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011

The gas grill debate rages on...

Time’s Josh Ozersky fanned the flames about cooking with gas. We’ll fan them some more.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Brick by Brick: Inside Mike Isabella’s Graffiato

The “Top Chef” finalist nears opening day for his first restaurant — if only he can get the utilities installed.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Telling Wal-Mart where to go

D.C. Mayor Gray plays hardball with Wal-Mart on where to place stores. Plus: Jewish delis ponder their future.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: ‘Old’ news

Companies have discovered the benefits of nostalgia packaging. Plus: Tamales take the rap!

By Tim Carman  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Meet D.C.’s new burger boss...

Many new burger joints have popped up in D.C., but your favorite remains those Five Guys from Lorton.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Your last meal

The world apparently ends on Saturday. Do you have your doomsday bunker stocked?

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Gilt-ed Age begins

Former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl’s new online magazine wants to sell you stuff.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Elaine’s to close

The era of the celebrity chef contributes to the demise of New York’s once-iconic eatery, Elaine’s.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/17/2011

How long would you wait for a Shake Shack burger?

All We Can Eat interviews the first customer waiting in line for the Washington location of Shake Shack.

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Foodily now offers nutritional info. But how good is it?

Foodily drops the latest bomb in the recipe search engine wars. It can provide USDA nutritional info with each dish.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Big Easy’s revenge

Nearly five years after his post-Katrina New Orleans pan, GQ’s Alan Richman gamely takes it on the chin.

By Tim Carman  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Bovine barbecue

Want to take on a real grilling challenge this summer? Try barbecuing a whole cow.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011

In defense of Spike Mendelsohn

The chef behind Good Stuff Eatery has dissed the city that feeds him. Or did he?

By Tim Carman  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Glue that finger wound!

More evidence the restaurant industry needs health insurance: Self-cauterization of finger cuts on the line.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Cooking shows make you fat?

Stop watching those Food Network shows and go cook something yourself. Your body will thank you.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Virginia is for viognier lovers?

Outmaneuvered with its native vine, Virginia claims viognier has its state grape.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: James Beard edition

Jose Andres won the Outstanding Chef medal last night at the James Beard Awards. It was a victory for D.C., not Spain.

By Tim Carman  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Pinkberry! Pinkberry! Pinkberry!

Washingtonians are really excited about more imported froyo. Plus: The food movement goes mainstream.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The motorcade ecologist

Prince Charles talks sustainability at the Future of Food conference, then leaves in his seven-car motorcade.

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: One for the home team

It was a good weekend for the president, who attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and served up food to the fishes.

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Scenes from an ancient Celtic dinner in Manhattan

Restaurant Eve’s Cathal Armstrong cooked with mead, honey and barley this week in Manhattan, but not potatoes. We’ve got photos.

By Tim Carman  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: 6 volumes, 350 corrections

Does someone need a good copy editor? The first edition of “Modernist Cuisine” had hundreds of errors.

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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Roundup gives plants AIDS?

One critic charges that Roundup herbicide gives plants AIDS. Another critic thinks competitive eaters are just selfish.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Your chemical cocktail diet

Think you eat healthy? Think again. Chemicals, additives and genetically modified foods are everywhere.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Watch the Food Summit live

Hear the latest thinking on sustainable ag and food safety while watching the Atlantic Food Summit live on your computer.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Ovie likes cupcakes

Alex Ovechkin loves Georgetown Cupcake. One writer fears cooking for Jose Andres.

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Moms make you fat

Feeling fat? Blame your mom and her pregnancy diet. Plus: Restaurant composting is cool!

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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Eminently quotable

Sexism in a Gordon Ramsay kitchen. New food rules. These and other quotable news in today’s Lunch Room Chatter.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Those depraved cupcakes!

The thick, sugary layer of frosting on America’s cupcakes is surely a sign of our pending fall. Plus: Drunk doctors!

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Georgetown Cupcake puts the frosting on the royal wedding

Throwing a Royal Wedding party? Georgetown Cupcake has something sweet for you.

By Tim Carman  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Real men eat tofu

Myth No. 1: Giving up meat will emasculate you. Myth No. 2: International treaties are saving fish in the Mediterranean.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Pizza man gets sliced

A famous piemaker gets stabbed, then charged for attempted murder. Plus: Olive Garden’s bogus cooking school.

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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Tomato bandits!

It’s come to this, America: Bandits are stealing our tomatoes. Plus: Brazil peddles a different kind of flesh now.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Obesity is child’s play

Pig Goes Pop shows kids the fun side of obesity. Plus: Is sugar the new cigarettes?

By Tim Carman  |  11:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The Peeps have spoken!

The Post announces the best marshmallow dioramas of the year. Plus: Cows, milk and the classical music that moooo-ves them.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Should value play a role in the locapour movement?

At the DrinkLocalWine.com conference, panelists debated whether regional wines need to get better or just get poured more often.

By Dave McIntyre  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Office candy is the enemy

Office candy can sabotage your diet. Plus: Francis Ford Coppola makes a Bordeaux winemaker an offer he can’t refuse.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: L.A. loves Five Guys

Five Guys’s rampant expansionism in Southern California has some rethinking their love for In-N-Out burgers.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Grant Achatz extra: More on Next

The chef is drawing on different eras as well as different food writers — including one of Washington’s best.

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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Kluge gets Trumped

Trump has himself a winery, but will America’s poor go hungry if the government shuts down?

By Tim Carman  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Why D.C. became a beer town

Washington is the wild west when it comes to alcohol. Beer drinkers should be thankful.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Meet the new Young & Hungry: Chris Shott

Washington City Paper has a new Young & Hungry columnist, and he’s coming from New York!

By Tim Carman  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Trendsetting in D.C.

Washington is home to one of America’s trendsetting restaurants. Washington still needs to work on food safety.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Uncle Mickey will save us

McDonald’s has a plan to help revive the economy. Plus: Japanese seafood industry’s worst enemy? Fear.

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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The hungry ghosts of Singapore

The angry apparitions require feeding. Plus: The mysterious Mediterranean diet that doesn’t actually exist.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Fools rush in

The bacon app for iPhone! ‘Gators in the streets! Wives trash-talking their cheffy husbands!

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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/31/2011

What does Pati Jinich’s family think of her success?

Jinich could be headed for celebrity chef territory. Does it bother her siblings who have toiled longer in the cooking business?

By Tim Carman  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: prophylactic lawsuits

A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to prevent Monsanto from suing organic farmers.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Veganism won’t kill you

Anthony Bourdain doesn’t think much of food writers, and one food writer doesn’t think much of Denny’s Baconalia.

By Tim Carman  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Diet Coke’s designer dress

Karl Lagerfeld gives the soda a fashion makeover. No Child Left Behind gives your kid empty calories.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Smoke Signals Extra: The combo plate

Columnist Jim Shahin wants to help you get your hands dirty with some barbecue-related events.

By Jim Shahin  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: St. Joseph’s Day Massacre

The religious holiday turned nauseous after some ate tainted pastries. This and other stomach-churning news in Lunch Room Chatter.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Google prefers liars

Why Google’s new recipe search won’t help your cooking and why New York’s supermarkets hate the new green carts.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Farewell to a woman of big appetites

Liz Taylor was a giant film star, but she also had a giant appetite for food and men. This and more in Lunch Room Chatter.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Ten questions for Kojo Nnamdi

Everything you wanted to know about the talk show host’s eating habits but were afraid to ask.

By Tim Carman  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Buses carry that weight

Higher gas prices are forcing metro buses to strain under the weight of their new riders. Literally.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Post Food Section goes for a three-peat

Editor Joe Yonan and his team earned its third straight Beard nomination. Of course, they still can’t match Cathal Armstrong’s five straight noms.

By Tim Carman  |  07:37 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Achatz is a liar!?

Esquire’s John Mariani suggested that chef Grant Achatz is a liar. The cancer survivor indicated he has bigger things to worry about than a whiny writer.

By Tim Carman  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Nice guys finish third

Pepsi’s charitable-giving campaign may have allowed Diet Coke to overtake it in sales.

By Tim Carman  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Pre-Christian pastries

LRC will try to resist the temptation to bite into the 2,500-year-old pastry.

By Tim Carman  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Spirits

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Go green, naturally

Not everything you consume on St. Paddy’s Day needs to be tinted green with food coloring.

By Tim Carman  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: A taxable moment

LRC wonders what is the more unstoppable force: a wall of water or the D.C. Council trying to tax food trucks?

By Tim Carman  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Beer

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/12/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: ‘Modernist’ author strikes back

LRC found Nathan Myhrvold’s review of the New York Times’s review more interesting than the review itself.

By Tim Carman  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/12/2011

‘Top Chef All-Stars’ chat: Blais’s put-on

Our “Top Chef” analysts think Richard Blais’s crying game wasn’t genuine.

By Tim Carman  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Chefs as tweet freaks

Lunch Room Chatter ponders the hypocrisy of Wisconsin lawmakers and chefs who spend too much time on Twitter.

By Tim Carman  |  08:20 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Meet Eater DC Editor Amy McKeever

We ask the local editor of the food news and gossip site the tough questions, like will she continue Eater’s campaign to unmask critics.

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Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Get your Gras face on

Lunch Room Chatter wants to help you make this year’s Mardi Gras a day to remember...or forget the next morning.

By Tim Carman  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Michel does Vegas!

Today's Lunch Room Chatter wonders what's the bigger risk: Michel Richard's Vegas outlet or Eater's D.C. expansion?

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: The reluctantly famous chef

Today's Lunch Room Chatter joins the flock of admirers invading Gabrielle Hamilton's private, savory world.

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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)
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