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All We Can Eat: July, 2012

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.

By Tim Carman  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Bluejacket’s Sidewalk Saison: a beer with a wild side

The forthcoming Bluejacket brewery is releasing its first self-produced beer, a saison brewed with foraged wildflowers.

By Daniel Fromson  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, Chefs | Tags:  Daniel Fromson

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

Steven Raichlen: barbecue master, novelist

The best-selling author, Steven Raichlen, who created a barbecue empire gets back to his love.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals, Books | Tags:  Jim Shahin

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

Hop down to Afton, Va., to pick some hops

Blue Mountain Brewery is again looking for workers to get their hands dirty for the annual hops harvest.

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

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/28/2012

Amari, Chilean Pisco and a new Mai Tai recipe

Day Three coverage from this year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.

By Jason Wilson  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spirits, Spirits | Tags:  Jason Wilson, Spirits

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.

By Tim Carman  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Television | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/27/2012

The ‘Love Boat’ bartender, new Spanish brandy and Mauritian rum: How much better can it get?

Day Two coverage from this year’s Tales of the Cocktail.

By Jason Wilson  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Spirits

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

A ponzu scheme for summer vegetables

Cooking Off the Cuff knows the secret for taking summer produce to the next level: a little dash of Japanese umami.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Farmers market roundup: July 26-Aug. 1

Lots of watermelon, plums and okra are in the markets this week.

By Becky Krystal  |  09:56 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

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.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Tales of the Cocktail: A glazed beginning

In New Orleans for the cocktail conference, Jason Wilson reports that his first sip wasn’t so sweet — or, perhaps, too sweet.

By Jason Wilson  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spirits | Tags:  Jason Wilson

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.

By Tim Carman  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Chat Leftovers: Fish sauce

Just what is that brown stuff in the bottle? A chatter wants to know.

By Jane Touzalin  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

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

Chef Scott Drewno is home schooled in pickles

Cathy Barrow gives the Source’s executive chef lessons in pickling and other preservation techniques.

By Cathy Barrow  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Cathy Barrow

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.

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

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.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Lessons on the BBQ trail from a pair of rookies

Smoke Signals takes the barbecue sauce contest winners on a ‘cue tour — and discovers these rookies can really eat.

By Jim Shahin  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012

An early taste of Bluejacket beer; 3 Stars to debut

The forthcoming Neighborhood Restaurant Group brewery will preview its collaboration beers; 3 Stars Brewery set to launch.

By Greg Kitsock  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Rounds about: Doughnuts hit the brunch circuit

In the latest attempt to spice up brunch menus, chefs have turned to an old friend: the doughnut.

By Tim Carman  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, Comfort Food | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012

D.C. brewery to take you on a Hellbender

The brewery, named after a giant salamander, made its debut at (where else?) Brew at the Zoo.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

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.

By Tim Carman  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Cucumber-wakame salad: a taste of earth and sea

Cooking Off the Cuff riffs on a Japanese-flavored dish and creates the perfect side for tuna salad sandwiches.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

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 11:15 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Boloco is on to something

The New England chain opens the first of its three Washington area stores in Bethesda, with innovations worth noting.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Farmers market roundup: July 19-25

This week, a torrent of tomatoes.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

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.

By Tim Carman  |  11:50 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Chat Leftovers: Freezing bananas

Jane Touzalin says to put your ripe bananas in the fridge if you want to maintain the texture for a bit longer.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Currant affairs: One man’s search for the fresh fruit

The author thought about growing them. He thought about reconstituting dried ones. In the end, his friend found him fresh currants.

By Jim Webster  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs, In Season | Tags:  Jim Webster

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Pitmaster Rodney Scott says real BBQ is ‘hands-on’

The South Carolina pitmaster chews the fat with Smoke Signals about barbecue, fame and Southern Pride units.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

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.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Mike Isabella learns about ‘drugs’ at boot camp

Isabella and 13 other cooks got an education in antibiotics used in animal agriculture at the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change.

By Mike Isabella  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics, Chefs | Tags:  Mike Isabella

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Hop-Pickle’s off to a puckery start

Collaborators Dogfish Head and Brooklyn Brine see a future flavored with possibilities.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Beer

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 07/13/2012

The FreshFarm Market 15: A list

How many of the locally produced foods and products that weren’t around at the opening bell in 1997 can you name? Ann Yonkers recaps for us.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  07:49 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Cucumber, got your number

Why you should slice and salt at the start of a salad recipe.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes, All We Can Eat

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012

The raw or the cooked? Tuna prefers the latter.

While excellent raw, tuna benefits from Cooking Off the Cuff’s quick-fire approach in this Sicilian-style recipe.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes | Tags:  Cooking Off the Cuff, Edward Schneider

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Subway’s vegan sammies: Meets non-meat standards?

Travel writer and committed vegan Andrea Sachs test drives Subway’s new meatless options.

By Andrea Sachs  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Farmers market roundup: July 12-18

Want an easy dessert? Slice open a fresh, local watermelon.

By Becky Krystal  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

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.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spirits | Tags:  Tim Carman

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.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Pie’s emotional ingredient

Do you have a pie success story? Or lessons in crust making learned the hard way?

By Cara Kelly  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Chat Leftovers: No gluten here

It’s something else that makes mashed potatoes gummy.

By Jane Touzalin  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers

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

The wedding photographer food blues

Those who shoot the happy couple must also eat, or why there’s a PB&J in the camera bag.

By Deb Lindsey  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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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.

By Tim Carman  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Comfort Food, Chefs | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Capital Q to darken its Lone Star on Saturday

The BBQ joint calls it quits, a victim of the Chinatown neighborhood’s growing success.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals | Tags:  Jim Shahin

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.

By Tim Carman  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Food Politics | Tags:  Tim Carman

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Vino Volo will no longer be just a terminal wine bar

The wine bar chain will open its first non-airport location this fall in Bethesda.

By Dave McIntyre  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wine | Tags:  Dave McIntyre

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

Is it too soon to pop a cold Derecho Common?

Positive developments, including a storm-related brew, from 3 Stars Brewing in the District and Port City Brewing in Alexandria.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Plum assignment

The challenge: See whether you can refrain from eating all the fruit out of hand so you can try some of our favorite Post plum recipes.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Recipes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012

The Mess that’s a cinch to make

Our Cooking Off the Cuff columnist’s ode to the English college dessert.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes, All We Can Eat

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Apple pie, diplomatically interpreted

Check out the winners and also-rans of the State Department’s first global dessert challenge.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Farmers market roundup: July 5-11

This week, you’ll find plenty of plums.

By Becky Krystal  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Boozy fruit in jars

If you find yourself with a fruit surplus, think six months down the road. And alcohol.

By Jeremy Bowers  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 07/04/2012

The State Dept., apple pie/UPDATE

Who’s ready for Libyan apple pie? Plus, how N.C. ice cream sandwiches got invited to the party.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  03:10 PM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

A less pricey crab cake

This year, I’m not taking my lumps

By Lisa Yockelson  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 07/03/2012

15 fabulous fruit desserts for the Fourth

Parfaits, popsicles, plums, puddings and ice box cake: Celebrate.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  |  07:02 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Recipes

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/03/2012

A BBQ and baseball freedom celebration

In Kansas City, Pork Barrel BBQ will be represent D.C. during a fundraising barbecue event to support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals

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

New Trappist brewery to ship to D.C. area

Austria’s Stift Engelszell has developed its own beer styles, separate from those produced by the Belgian monasteries.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer | Tags:  Greg Kitsock

 

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