Lost Society , the new steakhouse on the corner of 14th of U streets, is “an equal-opportunity meat-and-greet,” writes food critic Tom Sietsema in today’s Food section. The rooftop bar overlooking the busy intersection is one highlight; others include a spicy shrimp cocktail and soft-shell crabs that come with corn so fresh, it “tastes as if it had just been shaved from the cob.”
Also in today’s Food section: The jumbo lump crab sandwich from the Feelin’ Crabby food truck wins loyal patrons for its simplicity and good-quality ingredients.
The Food section crowns reader Shari Saslaw of Cary, N.C., the winner of its Top Tomato recipe contest. Check out her recipe for Tomato Kimchi-Chi and 11 more top submissions. Tim Carman investigates what makes the tomatoes from Hanover County, Va., so special, and finds the secret is soil-deep.
There’s some sad news for community gardeners and grow-your-own advocates: Temple Garden, a tiny community garden paradise near 15th Street NW is getting paved over.
In the Wine column, Dave McIntyre writes about the Mondavi family at the helm of Napa Valley’s oldest operating winery, which celebrates its sesquicentennial this year.
And in the Spirits column, Jason Wilson finds surprises in his beer-and-spirits tasting.