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All We Can Eat: May, 2012

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

Diners see Washington Monument in their ramen

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

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

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Farmers market roundup: May 31-June 6

It’s going to be a berry good week.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

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

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

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

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

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Chat Leftovers: Medicinal marshmallows?

Can a popular confection cure your sore throat?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Boxwood Estate Winery goes public

The winery owned by John Kent Cooke will open its doors to the public for the first time next month.

By Dave McIntyre  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Ripken Gourmet Burgers are a cut above

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

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

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/29/2012

New ‘BBQ Pitmasters’ may smoke previous seasons

The reality program has two new judges, a reformatted competition and a new lease on life.

By Jim Shahin  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Alexandria brewery to finally give locals a taste

Once available only in Philly, Cabinet Artisanal beers will start appearing in 35 states and Europe this summer.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

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

Jeff Black plans to open his Empire in December

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

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

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Turnip side down: Nose-to-tail cooking for veggies

The Cooking Off the Cuff columnist borrows from the world of whole-animal cooking for his simple turnip dish.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week, Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

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 06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Market Roundup: May 24-30

You’ll find some tomatoes from area farmers this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Chat Leftovers: That sinking feeling

How can you get rid of germs in your kitchen sink?

By Jane Touzalin  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

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

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

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

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

Posted at 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 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)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Gluten-free Omission beer to go nationwide

The brewery will rely on social media to promote the product since the government forbids labeling beer as gluten-free.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012

The stirring enterprise of chocolate pudding for two

In this week’s Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider one-ups a favorite dessert of his youth.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Market Roundup: May 17-23

You can still find garlic scapes from a few vendors this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

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)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

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)
Categories:  Recipes, Smoke Signals | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Chat Leftovers: Time for an oil change

How long before that bottle on the counter goes bad?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Mike Isabella’s Bandolero to open May 24

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

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

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Memphis in May contest returns to its watery home

The granddaddy of barbecue competitions returns to its proper place after floodwaters forced it to higher ground last year.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  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 07:00 AM ET, 05/14/2012

With ‘beer weeks,’ you can imbibe all year long

Greg Kitsock offers a preview of those beer-centric festivals that can turn a “week” into 10 days.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Early season asparagus, simply prepared

Ed Schneider runs into early asparagus at the market and has to revamp his entire dinner.

By Edward Schneider  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

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

An early look inside Mike Isabella’s Bandolero

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

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

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/10/2012

The chicken that flew from Chicago to Capitol Hill

You and your family can eat what members of Congress had today, compliments of Chicago high school students.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Bonnie S. Benwick

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Market Roundup: May 10-16

Strawberries, asparagus and greens are big again this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

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 04:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Mother’s Day: Which mothers of the culinary world would you honor?

Add your favorite matriarch to the list.

By Cara Kelly  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Chat Leftovers: Stuff it

A newbie is ready to learn how to make baked, stuffed vegetables.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Smoke Signals: Are you ready to ‘Battle’?

Jim Shahin prepares for the 20th anniversary of Safeway’s Barbecue Battle by posing some important questions.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

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

Jeff Black wins his own chicken-fried steak contest

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

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

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

Bubble has not burst on craft beer market

The craft beer industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, but could its expansion overwhelm distribution channels?

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/05/2012

Cinco de Mayo: Recipes for a holiday-inspired feast

The holiday serves up zesty opportunities for Americans to sample the best in Mexican cuisine.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Cooking Off the Cuff: A salsa switcheroo

Ed Schneider ditches the parsley for his Italian salsa verde and discovers that arugula works just fine.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

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.

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

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 06:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Market Roundup: May 3-9

Many markets are opening for the season this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Chat Leftovers: Pie problems

Why did a newbie’s early efforts fall a little bit short?

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Local wine conference reaches peak in Colorado

The growth of the DrinkLocalWine.com conference underscores the increased interest in vino produced close to home.

By Dave McIntyre  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

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)
Categories:  Markets This Week, Sustainable Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

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

You can call him Dean Jose Andres

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

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

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Smoke Signals: Barbecue’s many faces

As much as purists would like to define it their own way, barbecue is virtually impossible to pin down.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Beer from the “naked island”

The Norwegian microbrewery Nogne O can never compete on price with mass-market beers, but it can on taste.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

 

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