Tim Carman

Food writer and $20 DinerWashington, D.C.


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  • Apr 29, 2015

The chain continues to battle for breakfast supremacy with this crumbly fusion bite.

  • Apr 24, 2015

The $20 Diner doesn’t care what Michael Pollan thinks. Sometimes we just want to eat things that taste good.

  • Apr 23, 2015

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  • Apr 22, 2015

Pasta Italiana is restaurant with more than 80 reviews and a one-star overall rating on Yelp. Express asked Tim Carman, a food writer for The Washington Post, to dine at Pasta Italiana and review his experience.

  • Apr 22, 2015

It’s got the flavors we love, but its path to mainstream tables has been delayed, in part, by shame.

  • Apr 21, 2015

The $20 Diner | The Alexandria nook tastes and feels like home, especially if your dining area is closet-sized.

  • Apr 16, 2015

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  • Apr 15, 2015

After months of delay, the master chef will finally launch his second D.C.-area restaurant.

  • Apr 14, 2015

Ankle-deep water filled the Filipino and American restaurant, but dinner service should resume by Wednesday.

  • Apr 13, 2015
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Tim Carman serves as the full-time writer for the Post's Food section and as the $20 Diner for the Weekend section, a double duty that requires he ingest more calories than a draft horse. Tim has been nominated twice for a James Beard Award and won one in 2011 for Food-Related Columns and Commentary. His work has appeared in four volumes of the "Best Food Writing" collections as well as the sixth edition of "Cornbread Nation." He's written for Food Network magazine, Men's Journal and Maxim. Tim has a fondness for fat, lazy beagles, fatty Texas-style brisket and long afternoons spent next to his smoker, surrounded by good friends, good music and lots of beer.
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