All We Can Eat: Tim Carman


Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Say goodbye to All We Can Eat

The Food section’s blog will cease publishing, starting today.

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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013

New sites want you to better understand your food

American Food Roots explores the history of U.S. gastronomy, while Food Tank wants to reform the entire Western system for feeding people.

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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.

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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/27/2012

M.E. Swing takes over Gold Crust space in Alexandria

The historic coffee company plans to open a 40-plus seat java bar at its new roasting facility in Alexandria.

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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.

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Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Humane Society sues USDA over pork board

The animal welfare group claims the board illegally funneled federal money to pork industry lobbyists.

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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.

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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 09/19/2012

French scientists question safety of GM corn

A controversial new study found that a diet supplemented with modified corn leads to premature death in lab rats.

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Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Take our poll: Will you buy new Candy Corn Oreos?

Nabisco has rolled out a new candy-corn-flavored cookie for Halloween. Are you tempted or scared?

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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.

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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/14/2012

McDonald’s new menus likely won’t make us thinner

Recent studies show that Americans don’t pay much heed to calorie counts. We’ll consume the same amount of junk.

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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Win 50 free meals at Trucktoberfest on Sept. 22

The event is hosting a sweepstakes with the chance to win a free meal from 50 food trucks.

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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.

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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/11/2012

D.C. Food Trucks Association crosses the border

The organization looks to expand into Maryland and Virginia as its future in the District remains uncertain.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Ten percent of U.S. households couldn’t adequately feed kids in 2011

A new report shows that U.S. food security rates remained stable despite fears of increased poverty.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Dumpling Dojo: Mall food, Hong Kong style

Jeffrey Yu’s Dumpling Dojo brings Cantonese flavors to the Montgomery Mall food court.

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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Jinich flexes her muscles for season two of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’

Season two of “Pati’s Mexican Table” finds the chef arm wrestling a bar owner and getting into the ring with luchadores.

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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Pie fight! More than 40 compete in Bethesda contest.

More than 40 amateurs, both adults and children, will compete in the third annual Bake Bethesda a Pie Contest.

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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Bon Appetit to buy humanely raised ground beef only

The food-service giant will serve ground beef from suppliers certified by third-party animal welfare groups.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/20/2012

What floated your boat during DC Beer Week?

DC Beer Week is a wrap. Which were the winners and losers among the brews you sampled?

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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Immigrant’s Table extra: Shark fin soup

What exactly is in the crabmeat-shark soup at New Kam Fong? We investigate.

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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.

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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Judge halts MoCo’s plans to lease Brickyard site

The ruling will allow Nick Maravell to temporarily remain on the site where he has farmed for 31 years.

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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/13/2012

New analysis indicates America remains obese

The CDC’s new measuring methodology has changed enough to make comparisons to previous years meaningless.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Immigrant’s Table extra: Ya pears

With its firm texture and mild sweetness, the Chinese import could be perfect for those recipes that call for barely ripe pears.

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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.

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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 08/03/2012

It’s official. The Guards is closed.

The owner of the historic Georgetown restaurant and bar has decided to leave the hospitality business.

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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 08/02/2012

MeatCrafters to expand into wholesale market

The charcuterie company plans to sell a line of cured meats to restaurants, shops and bars.

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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Some still follow the R-month rule for oysters

Even with triploids and their ability to fight disease, not everyone thinks oysters should be consumed in summer.

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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/31/2012

The Guards to close tonight. Is it permanent?

One of Washington’s oldest restaurants is locked in lease negotiations that will determine its future.

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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Piratz Tavern to host ‘Bar Rescue’ watch party

The reality show that tried to dismantle Silver Spring’s pirate-themed tavern will no doubt get ripped apart itself on Sunday.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/24/2012

REAL program: Like LEED, but for healthful eateries

A new program wants to do for restaurants what LEED did for buildings: make them healthy for people and the environment.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Premium service: The cost of insuring food trucks

Mobile vendors present challenges for insurance carriers, which are just starting to create comprehensive policies for the businesses.

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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.

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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Poll: Will you continue to eat at Chick-fil-A?

President Dan Cathy confirmed the chicken chain’s stance against gay marriage.

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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Two locals among Beard Leadership Award winners

The New York foundation honors USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, among others, with its annual Leadership Award.

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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Mayflower bartender Sambonn Lek to leave U.S.

The man who has kept Washington’s power brokers lubricated is headed home to Cambodia.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Chick-fil-A muscles into the D.C. food truck scene

After a delay to redesign its vehicle, the Chick-fil-A truck debuted today on Farragut Square — and plucked the competition.

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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/29/2012

WTO rules against U.S. country-of-origin label

The Obama administration will maintain the current COOL program until it finishes reviewing the WTO decision.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/26/2012

The Aahhs, Phonation trucks debut on the streets

While the District shuffles its feet on new vending regulations, more food trucks continue to roll out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/20/2012

In summer, food trucks are like prison sweat boxes

Local street food vendors take different approaches for beating the heat — some of which don’t work.

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Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Highlights from the ‘Food Security’ summit

The Washington Post Live summit hosted politicians, chief executives and the Agriculture Secretary to discuss ways to combat global food insecurity.

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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012

What I ate during my Summer Fancy Food Show

What’s unique among the 180,000 products at the specialty foods showcase? We examine a few.

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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Wine-infused Popsicles, perfect for summer

People’s pops have developed a pair of recipes that turn Popsicles into a genuine adult treat.

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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.

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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/13/2012

‘Bar Rescue’ episode on Piratz Tavern to air July 22

Jon Taffer’s attempt to “rescue” the Silver Spring bar led to a staff mutiny that continues to this day.

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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.

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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Michelle Obama on ‘Restaurant: Impossible’: Sneak Peek

The first lady will ask host Robert Irvine to renovate Horton’s Kids, which empowers Ward 8 children to succeed.

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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Wagshal’s to open deli/butcher shop in Wesley Heights

The second location will combine the deli and butchery operations under one roof.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Son of Hollywood East owner to open his own dumpling shop

Jeffrey Yu, oldest son of Hollywood East owner Janet Yu, looks to launch Dumpling Dojo next month.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Categories:  Chefs, Spirits | 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)
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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)
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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 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)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Americans eat more fresh foods than they did five years ago

A new Kellogg Foundation survey shows that Americans support farmers markets and extra SNAP benefits.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Twitter sounds off on Fojol Bros. controversy

Pro, con or otherwise, Twitter nation had a lot to say about racism and the food truck business over the weekend.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012

WTO: ‘Dolphin-safe’ label discriminates against Mexico

The international body’s decision could force the United States to water down rules for the “dolphin-safe” tuna label.

By Tim Carman  |  06:45 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Can you cook onions in a dry pan? Yes, but why?

Tales of the Testers: A reader-submitted barbecue sauce challenges the notion that you need fat or water in a pan to cook onions.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 05/03/2012

An inside look at all-you-can-eat snacks

Are you thinking about purchasing an all-you-can-eat seat at a Major League game? Check out these photos first.

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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)
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Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Mobile Market to start supplying ‘deserts’ Wednesday

The rolling farmers market will bring fresh fruits and vegetables to so-called food deserts in D.C. and beyond.

By Tim Carman  |  07:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Professor Cowen and those who want to school him on food

The George Mason University professor’s new book, “An Economist Gets Lunch,” has sparked plenty of debate.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/23/2012

The politics of going vegetarian for a cause

Veg Week begins today with a number of famous people pledging to go meat-free. They’re virtually all liberals.

By Tim Carman  |  04:40 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Trucko de Mayo resurrects Curbside Cookoff

The second Curbside Cookoff event will show how far D.C. food trucks have come since fall 2010.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Rasika West End gives diners a hand

The new sculpture at Ashok Bajaj’s latest restaurant welcomes all who enter.

By Tim Carman  |  05:25 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Poll: Should coffee roasters be added to farmers markets?

Take our poll: Do roasters add enough value to coffee beans to allow their products at farmers markets?

By Tim Carman  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Former Yin Yankee toque launches Chef Driven truck

The bright yellow food truck serves an international menu of soups, salads and entrees.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Hop Chef: Think ‘Top Chef’ with suds

Brewery Ommegang will launch a multi-city Hop Chef Competition this month at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Bread & Chocolate set to open Takoma Bistro next week

B & C’s wholesale growth has allowed the small chain to expand its restaurant presence into Takoma Park.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Last-minute Easter dinner ideas

Still searching for recipes for your Easter meal? We can help.

By Tim Carman  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Where are the best pupusas in the Washington area?

The Washington area boasts so many pupuserias that it’s impossible to eat at them all. So tell us your favorites.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Jewish Soul Food dinner set for Monday, April 9

Just in time for Passover, the new Feastly start-up is hosting a six-course pop-up dinner at Blind Dog Cafe.

By Tim Carman  |  02:45 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Ten ‘reasons’ why fast food may lead to depression

A recent study suggests fast food can lead to depression due to lack of nutrients. We offer some other theories.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Easy snacks for late-night April Madness munchies

The men’s finale doesn’t tip off until 9:23 p.m. (EST). These easy snacks might cater to your late-night munching desires.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Johnny Spero’s Suna hints at good things to come

Johnny Spero’s pop-up restaurant reveals a chef with a restless creative mind — and a taste for Asian flavors.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Seeds of change: White House Kitchen Garden’s influence

Schools all over the country are suddenly interested in gardening. Is Michelle Obama the reason?

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

The cultural convergence of candy and danger

Skittles might be a treat for children like Trayvon Martin, but candy also seems to attract menacing company.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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 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)
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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)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Piratz Tavern owners patch up their Corporate sign

The pirate-themed bar will reopen tonight with its reality TV sign still in place. It has one minor alteration.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2012

PORC truck to open a restaurant in Columbia Heights

The partners behind the Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine plan to launch a stationary restaurant in Columbia Heights.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Public comments on vending regs due by 5 p.m. today

The public strongly supports food trucks, but some of the most pointed commentary is aimed directly at the mobile vendors.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Bon Appetit announces animal welfare reforms

The food-service giant said it will stop buying pork and liquid eggs from producers who use systems that confine animals.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/14/2012

DCRA extends comment period on vending regs to March 1

The majority of public comments support food trucks, but the battle over D.C. street food has just begun.

By Tim Carman  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Best and worst Super Bowl commercials

The most imaginative ads for Super Bowl XLVI were not those trying to sell food or drink.

By Tim Carman  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Furstenberg rejects Dupont Circle bakery location

The founder of Breadline and Marvelous Market walks away from lease negotiations for a Connecticut Avenue bakery.

By Tim Carman  |  04:40 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Food Truck Association names new executive director

BBQ Bus co-owner Che Ruddell-Tabisola assumes leadership of the group as it seeks to pass new vending regulations.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks

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, 01/31/2012

District Taco will finally live up to its name this spring

Owners Marc Wallace and Osiris Hoil plan to open their first D.C. location.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/26/2012

The pros and cons of the new school meal guidelines

Nutritionist Marion Nestle praises the new USDA guidelines for school meals, while the PCRM condemns them.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012

D.C. vending regs could improve street-cart food

DCRA’s rules will open up Washington’s sidewalks to new carts for the first time in years.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012

First look at Fojol Bros.’ Volathai truck

The expanding food-truck fleet now includes one dedicated to Thai cooking.

By Tim Carman  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012

This Sumatran civet coffee is cra...really terrible

Civet coffee may be the world’s most expensive, but my first taste didn’t even compare to a decent cup of Folgers.

By Tim Carman  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Hoppin’ John’s name tied to hungry Civil War vets?

Its title could have origins in Confederate soldiers returning from war, a reader notes.

By Tim Carman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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 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)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Get your jelly doughnuts here for Hanukkah

The popular Kosher Pastry Oven is not your only source for the raspberry-filled treats in Silver Spring.

By Tim Carman  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011

The Passenger, PX make Food & Wine’s best bars list

The magazine’s list is cocktail-centric and snubs some of Washington’s best mixologists.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Tasty Kabob cook suffers minor burns in accident

A cook aboard the food truck suffers minor burns after a propane tank accident.

By Tim Carman  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Thanksgiving menus that are Staff Favorites

If you’re looking to update or upgrade your Thursday feast, the Food section offers personalized options, start to finish.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  12:11 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick, Joe Yonan, Tim Carman, Becky Krystal

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Tomato paste as veggies: The whole picture

Tomato paste may be nutritious on its own, but it can be a whole ‘nother thing in pizza.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Good Food Awards pig out on Creme de Cochon

Nathan Anda’s whipped lard is a finalist for a Good Food Award.

By Tim Carman  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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)
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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)
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Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011

“Top Chef: Texas” live Twitter feed

Join us tonight as the Food section takes another bite out of “Top Chef: Texas.”

By Tim Carman  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Michael Pollan: On preaching to the choir

The author and activist tends to speak to affluent crowds but writes for all audiences.

By Tim Carman  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Michael Pollan: Big Food as part of the solution?

The author and activist believes the American food industry can play a role in changing the way we eat.

By Tim Carman  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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