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All We Can Eat: May, 2011

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Holiday, Media, Recipes, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Market Roundup: May 26-June 1

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

By Timothy R. Smith  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Recipes, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Wine: There’s an (iPad) app for that

Columnist Dave McIntyre takes two tablet publications for test drives.

By Dave McIntyre  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 05/24/2011

DIY barbecue sauce: How we picked our reader recipe winners

How we tested, tasted and winnowed almost 70 reader barbecue sauce recipes down to our final three, and our winner.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:07 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011

National Geo circles the globe for nano-brews

The rare beers at the National Geographic Society’s annual tasting don’t usually wander far from home.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Palena Market is finally open

Don’t have time to enjoy Frank Ruta’s cooking at Palena Cafe? You can now get his food to go.

By Tom Sietsema  |  05:00 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Television | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/20/2011

The perfect kir is a genuine taste of Burgundy

Columnist Jason Wilson reconsiders the kir — and finds it just needs a touch of France.

By Jason Wilson  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spirits | Tags:  Jason Wilson

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

Lunch Room Chatter: Stimulating news

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

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

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Market Roundup: May 19-25

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

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:59 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Spirits, Recipes | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Chat Leftovers: The burning banana

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers | Tags:  Free Range, Jane Touzalin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Wines by the keg at Aida Bistro

Keg wines in Columbia? Believe it. They’re cheaper for wineries and better for the environment.

By Dave McIntyre  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

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

What is D.C.’s most popular burger?

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

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

Posted at 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)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Smoke Signals: Do BBQ trophies mean squat?

A reader wants to know if all those ribbons and trophies at a smokehouse mean anything? Jim Shahin says...well, it depends.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals, Chefs | Tags:  Jim Shahin

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)
Categories:  Media, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Drink to win Savor tickets tonight at ChurchKey

Miss out on tickets to the biggest beer event of the year? Well, ChurchKey will be raffling off two passes tonight.

By Greg Kitsock  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 05/16/2011

America Eats Tavern will replace Cafe Atlantico

Celebrity chef is creating a restaurant to accompany a new National Archives exhibit.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Chefs | Tags:  Tom Sietsema

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Food labeling, Media, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Lost Rhino soon to find its way into bars

The new Ashburn brewery, with connections to Old Dominion, plans to have kegs in bars by June.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Recipes | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Egg whites and absinthe for breakfast

Looking for a real fog cutter? Try the Morning Glory Fizz.

By Jason Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spirits | Tags:  Jason Wilson

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

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Spirits | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Market Roundup: May 12-18

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

By Timothy R. Smith  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media, Television | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Media, Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Chat Leftovers: Preserved lemon overload

You needed one, you bought a lot. Here’s what to do with the rest.

By Jane Touzalin  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Tweets from the James Beard Awards

Follow the latest news and winners from the annual James Beard Foundation Awards tonight at Lincoln Center.

By Tim Carman  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011

D.C. Council gives breweries a license to serve

DC Brau can finally pour samples at its new brewery. Plus: 3 Stars has a beer perfect for summer quaffing.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

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)
Categories:  Books, Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Whiskey is all about the waiting

By Jason Wilson  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spirits | Tags:  Jason Wilson

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

Charles delivers a prince of a speech

Read the Prince of Wales’s speech, which inspired even the cynical soldiers in the sustainable food movement.

By Tim Carman  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Holiday, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Market Roundup: May 7-11

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

By Timothy R. Smith  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Live Tweets from the Future of Food Conference

Follow us all day long as we Tweet and stream video live from the Future of Food conference at Georgetown University.

By Tim Carman  |  08:33 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Virginia winemaker hails cab for 2010

After a hot season last year left his merlot too alcoholic, Linden’s Jim Law found balance in his cab.

By Dave McIntyre  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 12:43 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Chat Leftovers: The gift of cooking

A cooking class would make a perfect present for her friend. How to find one?

By Jane Touzalin  |  12:43 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Lunch Room Chatter: Webby winners and Costco wraps

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

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

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Smoke Signals: With this rib, I thee wed

Columnist Jim Shahin remembers a West Texas barbecue man who brought ribs and love into his life.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 05/02/2011

D.C. has a new half-smoke king. So what is a half-smoke?

Danny Bortnick was crowned top dog at a half-smoke contest on Sunday. Now quick: What is a half-smoke?

By Tim Carman  |  05:59 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Food Politics, Media, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Brewers to tap Congress for tax breaks

It’s spring time, and brewers are about to rain beer on Washington and members of Congress.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Food Politics | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Media | Tags:  Tim Carman

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.

By Tim Carman  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Recipes, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Five good reasons to enter the BBQ sauce contest

C’mon, give something of yourself this barbecue season. Give us your famous barbecue sauce recipe.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Lending new spirits to an old workhorse

Columnist Jason Wilson samples some aged rums to try to inject new life into the old rum and Coke.

By Jason Wilson  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spirits | Tags:  Jason Wilson

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)
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Recipes | Tags:  Tim Carman, Lunch Room Chatter

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Pull the Cor.kz on these wine apps

With more than 450 wine apps for the iPhone alone, you can get drunk on vino and never pop a cork.

By Dave McIntyre  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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