Tim Carman

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on national food issues; critic covering affordable and under-the-radar restaurants in the D.C. area.

Education: University of Nebraska at Kearney, BA in journalism

Tim Carman is a food reporter at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 2010. Before joining The Post, he served for five years as food editor and columnist at Washington City Paper. Carman's previous jobs include managing editor at the Houston Press and entertainment reporter and critic at the Houston Post. He started his journalism career as a Wyandotte County bureau clerk at the Kansas City Star. He has written for Imbibe magazine, the American Scholar, Men's Journal and other publications. His work has appeared in five volumes of the "Best Food Writing" collections.
Latest from Tim Carman

‘We Feed People’ spotlights the relief efforts of chef José Andrés

Filmmaker Ron Howard's documentary spotlights the work of chef José Andrés and his disaster relief organization World Central Kitchen.

May 24, 2022

The Post Pub is reborn, with touches aimed to class up the joint

The old downtown pub, thought closed forever, has been revived physically, if not spiritually.

May 23, 2022

Grubhub apologizes for ‘free lunch’ promo that slammed NYC restaurants

The delivery service offered a $15-off promotion Tuesday, causing the app to crash and overwhelming restaurants.

May 18, 2022

In leaving Russia, McDonald’s dismantles a 30-year relationship

The McDonald's CEO acknowledged the tight relationship the fast-food giant has built in Russia over the last three decades.

May 16, 2022

Mario Batali found not guilty of sexual assault in Boston trial

The judge said Batali’s accuser had ‘significant credibility issues’ and was probably motivated by financial gain.

May 10, 2022

Mario Batali’s accuser details alleged assault as his trial begins

The celebrity chef is facing charges of assaulting a woman while she took selfies in 2017 at a Boston restaurant.

May 10, 2022

Mama Emilia pushes the Salvadoran pupusa into delicious new directions

The Rockville restaurant is run by Elsy Claros, who split from the family pupuseria chain to open a place of her own.

May 9, 2022

The Cracked Eggery truck finds a tasty home. Two of them, in fact.

The food truck has morphed into two bricks-and-mortar locations, with the same dedication to the egg.

May 2, 2022

Ask us your questions about spring vegetable gardening and cooking.

Send in your questions to The Washington Post Food team, and we’ll help solve your cooking quandaries and share our latest recipes.

April 27, 2022

Nearly 400 illegal shark fins found in a Texas restaurant

The possession of shark fins in Texas with the intention to sell is punishable with up to 180 days in jail.

April 20, 2022