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

How much to tip after D.C. raised the minimum wage for tipped workers

D.C. has raised the minimum wage for tipped workers — which has made settling the bill complicated. Here’s a guide on how to tip in the District.

May 25, 2023

Acclaimed Moon Rabbit restaurant to close in face of union fight

Moon Rabbit chef Kevin Tien said he is parting ways with the restaurant's hotel, a move union leaders say the hotel engineered to kill the unionization move.

May 23, 2023

LA chefs’ divorce battle includes accusations of abuse and cat killing

Elizabeth Johnson of Horses restaurant accuses her husband Will Aghajanian of killing cats and abusing her. He claims his wife abused him for years.

May 18, 2023

Beard Awards disqualify an Alabama chef over ethics rules

Timothy Hontzas, chef at Johnny's Restaurant in Alabama, was taken out of consideration for the prestigious award for allegedly yelling at customers and staff.

May 15, 2023

Four Sisters, beloved Vietnamese restaurant, closing after 30 years

The Vietnamese restaurant Four Sisters will shutter on Mother’s Day, a fitting date for an establishment built on the recipes of matriarch Thanh Tran.

May 10, 2023

Dave’s Hot Chicken will have you begging for more, and maybe for mercy

The Los Angeles-based chain has opened its first location in the D.C. area. It's a barnburner.

May 1, 2023

Adams Morgan’s beloved Amsterdam Falafelshop is closing for good

Amsterdam Falafelshop founders Scott and Arianne Bennett taught Washingtonians that there was a better way to snack after late-night partying.

April 24, 2023

Jongro Korean BBQ in Wheaton transports you to a simpler, meatier time

This South Korean import is inspired by the Jongro District in Seoul, a place where history and modernity meet, just as they do at this terrific restaurant.

April 17, 2023

The best food at Nationals Park — and a few orders to avoid

Where to find burgers, ice cream, sandwiches, fries and more in Nationals Park.

April 14, 2023

At Bao Bei, the son of a chef embraces his heritage, pillowy pork buns

Owner Kevin Hsieh ditched a career in finance to launch a ghost kitchen dedicated to a dish he grew up eating at home: Taiwanese gua bao.

April 10, 2023