Lamb. It’s not just for gyros and it’s not something to silently contemplate about over some nice fava beans and a good Chianti. Sheep are the oldest domesticated meat animals. Unfortunately, lamb is an often overlooked meat in America. A USDA study from 2000 showed that Americans consumed less than a pound of lamb per [...]
Last year I conducted a five-year analysis of the restaurants ranked as the top ten, celebrating the five-year anniversary of the top ten ranking. In 2013, I was shocked about some of the outgoing restaurants that I love, yet not surprised with others on the incoming list. Up until this year, the Very Best list had remained about the same since 2007. A few restaurants moved up or down a notch or two; however, in 2013, there were a few surprises.
If music be the food of love, play on. Jazz in the Garden is back for the twelfth year in a row, and you don’t want to miss a single beat of it. The free concert series that features an array of jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—including salsa, blusion, vibraphone, and Afrofunk, can be heard in the [...]
Are you ready to be shocked?! This sort of announcement always rocks my world. What can I say? Just a few hours ago, the City Paper’s Tim Carman broke the news that Former Top Chef contestant and head Chef at Jose Andres’ Zaytinya, Mike Isabella has plans to leaving Zaytinya, where he has worked since [...]
On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, restaurateurs, celebrity chefs and key restaurant industry players flocked to The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC for a celebration as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the 2010 RAMMY Award Nominees. Hosted by emcees Nycci and David Nellis, hosts of Dishing it Out on Federal News Radio, Washington, DC’s only food [...]
Zaytinya, the Mediterranean sister of the Think Food Group that specializes in Mezze, or small plates designed for sharing, is offering a family style dining experience commonly found in Greece, Turkey, or Lebanon. Under the direction of James Beard award-winning chef, Jose Andres, Zaytinya’s extensive menu reflects the rich, regional diversity of classical and contemporary [...]
Each year the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) honors extraordinary professionals within the Washington, DC area restaurant industry at their Restaurant Awards Gala,The RAMMYS. Prominent restaurant employees, Chefs, and local restaurants are celebrated and recognized within thirteen award categories. In 2009, the five finalists for the “Rising Culinary Star” award are Cedric Maupillier from Central [...]
Many DC Area foodies, food bloggers, local restaurant critics, and DC dining scene followers spent their evening hitting “refresh” on Twitter as the annual James Beard Foundation awards were announced one by one. I doubt I was the only one.
Many were quite unhappy when New York Times food writer, Nick Fox “spoiled” the goods for [...]