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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Today in Food: Rogue 24 and an underground market

An Iberico lomo, watermelon, manchego cheese, almond amd cocoa nib at the Rogue 24. (By Dayna Smith/For The Washington Post)
In his First Bite column, Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema takes a very early look at R.J. Cooper’s hot new experimental fine dining restaurant Rogue 24, opting for the epic 24 course tasting menu, the Journey. As often happens at high-profile spots, Sietsema was recognized by the chef, which he discussed this morning in his weekly chat.

On the cover, Kristen Hinman reports on an underground market in the city, where unlicensed food entrepreneurs can show off their work while building experience and sales.

Martha Thomas visits Shab Row Bistro in Frederick, to check out the new lunch menu.

In Wine, Dave McIntyre attends a talk given by Jancis Robinson, wine columnist for the Financial Times (and wine adviser to Queen Elizabeth), who urges consumers to trust their own palates.

In Spirits, Jason Wilson discusses the potential fading of the craft cocktail craze and its transition into something more important and lasting.

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