Posts Tagged ‘Top Chef’

The Needle: Snowhere to Be Found

Where's the Snow? With the snowquester a dud, the Post's Capital Weather Gang is in for a long, dark night of self-inspection. -3
Doppelanchor: NBC 4's Pat Collins challenged his viewers who did have snow to build snowmen in his likeness, and they obliged. +2

The Needle: Metro Opens Doors

Caribbean Conning: What's up with the healthy Venn overlap between the DMV, the Dominican Republic, municipal vehicles, and mysterious dealings? Five years after a D.C. firetruck found itself being shipped to the island nation under shadowy circumstances, the D.R. is back in the news again, with a Maryland man pleading guilty to posing as a [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

The store that has long been awaited
'Twas also quite hotly debated
Your laptop is busted?
A genius, if trusted
Will fix up the mess you created
Hizzoner had property stolen
(Two bikes left for rough terrain rollin')
It's now a charade
Because he delayed
And 'cause he's a little controllin'
From slicing and dicing to searing
This Wednesday saw Top Chef premiering
With Padma, soon Nancy
And [...]

Morning Roundup: Low Pressure Edition

Morning, readers. Friday is upon us. Weird weather we've been having this week, huh? This low pressure system has made for a week of variable temps and plenty of precipitation.
It's May 14, time for some "this day in history" fun:

The last episode of Seinfeld aired in 1998, raking in $2 million per commericial.
The 1989 Tianamen [...]

Morning Roundup: Emancipation Day Edition

Welcome to the end of the week. If the fact that it's Friday isn't reason enough, excuses abound to get plastered today: It's Emancipation Day! And Day-After-Tax-Day!
Wait, you ask: What's Emancipation Day? Today in 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, a precursor to the Emancipation Proclamation that freed roughly 3,100 slaves in D.C. [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

An end to that timeless charade?
(Where Fenty's a jerk through his aide)
Did all of that dough
Make Fenty bestow
The tickets 'fore game one is played?
This week was a sign of our times
And needs something more than mere rhymes
So check out these shots
Of folks tying knots
Imagine those wedding bell chimes...
If I played it cool, I'd be lying
I'm [...]

Top Chef Season 5: Time to Pretend You’re Not Going to Watch

No matter how frustrated I get with the forced theatrics and contrived confrontations of Bravo's Top Chef, I always find myself curled up on the couch, watching the damn reality show. Some nights I hate myself for it. This season, though, we have a local contender gunning for Top Chef—Carla Hall, a Nashville native who [...]

Spike’s Restaurant Cited For Health Code Violations

DCist highlights the news that former "Top Chef" contestant–and champion of hats–Spike Mendelsohn was on the receiving end of a stern DOH inspection. Spike's much-hyped (deserved?) Cap. Hill burger joint, Good Stuff Eatery was cited for several issues, according to a WTOP report.
Violations, the story says, included storing beef in the alley behind the restaurant. [...]

I Say Spike, You Say…

Last night's red-carpet ribbon-cutting list-wielding grand opening of Good Stuff Eatery near Eastern Market was a classic D.C. event. The celebrities were reality stars only foodie-TV nerds could love. The paparazzi consisted of DCist and a few other foodie-TV nerds with personal cameras (yours truly included). A guy came through on a bike yelling to [...]