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All We Can Eat: December, 2012

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012

While the brewer’s away, new labels in play

Devils Backbone Brewing set to release a spicy dubbel and dark lager.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 29

This week, a new market joins the list.

By Becky Krystal  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Oeufs, I did it again

Cooking Off the Cuff teases dinner guests with a riff on a first course enjoyed in Paris.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 8: Rinksmanship

Cheftestants dig for oysters and cook for the Rat City Rollergirls.

By Carol Blymire  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Atlas Brew Works to shoulder the load soon

Two old college friends plan to open the District’s latest brewery, named after the Greek deity with the world on his shoulders.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Ambar hires chef and pastry chef from Serbia

The owner still has to secure visas, but the forthcoming Serbian restaurant on Capitol Hill plans to feature chefs from the home country.

By Tim Carman  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Oden: Japanese comfort on a cold winter’s night

Cooking Off the Cuff’s warm, umami-rich broth invigorates any ingredient you decide to add to it.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Nevin Martell on Founding Farmers cookbook

The D.C. food writer talks about his role in the restaurant’s forthcoming project.

By Tim Carman  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/20/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 7: Berry basic

The cheftestants go head-to-head to create the best fruit dishes, and Carol Blymire is so berry bored.

By Carol Blymire  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Family of Sticky Rice’s Belcher releases statement

Following the sudden death of the Sticky Rice owner, the family asks for privacy as they mourn.

By Tim Carman  |  08:50 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 20-26

Go outside of your comfort zone and try a new variety of vegetable.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Brace yourself for ‘Game of Thrones’ beer

Ommegang and HBO partner on a series of beers tied to the popular fantasy franchise.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Ten reasons* to love Peruvian markets

Get a small glimpse at the wealth of breads, meats, fruits and cheeses available in Lima and Cusco. (*Not counting donkey snouts.)

By Tim Carman  |  06:50 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Not your regular joe: Peregrine’s $7.50 Geisha coffee

The local coffee chain has started selling the trendy Geisha varietal, at prices that top those at Starbucks.

By Tim Carman  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

‘Cue the holiday gift books

You have one week till Christmas. Smoke Signals has last-minute gift ideas.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Pollo a la brasa, two ways: Peruvian and American

Do Washingtonians eat the same kind of rotisserie chicken they do in Peru? We investigate.

By Tim Carman  |  06:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Dogfish’s latest resurrects an ancient Etruscan recipe

The latest release in the brewery’s Ancient Ales series is based on a chemical analysis of Etruscan drinking vessels.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Greg Kitsock

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Holiday dinner tips for picky eaters (and their hosts)

Fussy eaters can happily accept holiday dinner invitations. Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic explains how.

By Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, holiday dinners

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012

D.C. roaster says chefs need to upgrade their coffee service

A local roaster says restaurants here must improve their java options if D.C. wants to be a true coffee city.

By Tim Carman  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012

A trick to give leftover jasmine rice a new life

The eggs in this Cooking Off the Cuff frittata almost seem to seal in the perfume of the individual grains.

By Edward Schneider  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Jose Andres’s Puerto Rican version of liquid olives

At his new restaurant near San Juan, the celebrity chef puts a Caribbean spin on one of his signature dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/13/2012

The District to reopen vending comments on Friday

A spokesman for Mayor Vincent Gray says the decision has nothing to do with more than 1,000 missing pro-food truck comments.

By Tim Carman  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 6: Faris thee well

The cheftestants have to please the palates of Washington State natives and actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Top Chef, Carol Blymire

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 13-18

Welcome your holiday party guests with locally sourced cheese and jam.

By Becky Krystal  |  08:01 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Fasika’s in Adams Morgan lives again! (Sort of.)

A new food truck has ties to the beloved Adams Morgan Ethio­pian restaurant that closed years ago.­

By Tim Carman  |  06:40 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Put the pineapple in the coconut. . .

Researchers in Australia have bred a coconut-flavored pineapple.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012

‘Pitmasters’ executive producer is living the dream

John Markus says the reality show will switch things up again, focusing this season on regional barbecue styles.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2012

The 1 percenter Christmas dinner at $50,000 a head

A British luxury site is selling what could be the world’s most expensive holiday dinner, with $82,500 worth of booze alone.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Government, Tropical Weather

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Flying Dog sets Brewhouse Rarities for 2013

The Frederick brewery plans to release a Chipotle Dark Ale and a Pumpernickel IPA among next year’s one-off specialty beers.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

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

Don’t throw out that leftover sauce

No matter how strange it might seem, Cooking Off the Cuff suggests ways to use up that bit of leftover gravy.

By Edward Schneider  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Schneider, Cooking Off the Cuff

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Range winners include vegetarian and Army veteran

One reader wrote that he plans to end his 15-year run as a vegetarian just for a chance to eat at Bryan Voltaggio’s forthcoming restaurant.

By Tim Carman  |  04:15 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Pizza Hut perfume smells like ‘hand-tossed dough’

The chain brewed 110 bottles of the bizarre fragrance after a Facebook joke went viral.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/06/2012

‘Top Chef Seattle,’ Ep. 5: Stick-y issues

The cheftestants have to prepare breakfast on a stick to earn immunity from the tough double Elimination Challenge.

By Carol Blymire  |  09:20 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Dec. 6- Dec. 9

Pick up lettuces that won’t fade into the background of your salad plate.

By Becky Krystal  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 12/05/2012

ROC names worker-friendly eateries, fights a new foe

A national organization advocating for restaurant employees has a new battle on its hands.

By Tim Carman  |  08:15 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Servers at Range jump on Voltaggio’s Chucks wagon

The celebrity chef mandates Chuck Taylors for his restaurant servers, a nod to his middle-class childhood in Frederick.

By Tim Carman  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Celebrity chefs, Bryan Voltaggio

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Holiday gift ideas for the smoker

Smoke Signals rounds up the grills and gadgets that could stoke the fires of the BBQ enthusiast on your gift list.

By Jim Shahin  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012

The 55-cent Whopper and the evolution of burgers

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the iconic sandwich, Burger King is selling the Whopper for mere change.

By Tim Carman  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Old Dominion ditches the bottle for ales and lagers

The company is downgrading two of its aging beers to make room for bigger, hoppier and trendier labels.

By Greg Kitsock  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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