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

Honeymoon Chicken aims high — and hits its mark

Federalist Pig pitmaster Rob Sonderman expands his reach with a fried chicken project in Petworth.

July 5, 2022

DC Corazon offers tacos, mole and all the comforts of home

The fonda and tequileria is a part of a D.C. neighborhood that's quickly become known for its Mexican cooking.

July 1, 2022

Frank’s Burger Place in Wheaton is just the balm we need

Chef Pedro Matamoros puts his skills to work in the service of the all-American hamburger.

June 27, 2022

Costco violates animal welfare laws to sell $4.99 chicken, suit says

Two Costco shareholders are suing over the chickens, claiming the company has ignored "red flags indicating their poultry production practices are unlawful."

June 23, 2022

Martin’s potato rolls face boycott calls over owner’s politics

The boycott calls stem from James Martin's support for Doug Mastriano, a right-wing candidate for Pennsylvania governor.

June 23, 2022

How many restaurants closed from the pandemic? Here’s our best estimate.

Getting to a reliable number is tough, but it shows the true scope of the pandemic's effect on the industry.

June 21, 2022

The 25 best tacos in the D.C. area

Whether traditional or mashup, these hand-held bites showcase the diversity of D.C.'s taco culture.

June 15, 2022

Frank Pepe’s is a long way from home, but it hasn’t lost its identity

The iconic New Haven pizzeria opened in Bethesda, and it's as good as you remember.

June 6, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene pulls lab-grown meat into the culture wars

Marjorie Taylor Greene's comments may be feeding the political message that meat is all-American and a symbol of freedom.

June 3, 2022

Russia is building a ‘fun and tasty’ McDonald’s replacement

As the fast-food chain moves to complete the sale of its Russian stores, trademark filings hint at a possible new direction.

May 31, 2022