Author Archive for Stefanie Gans

Going Out With A Black Bean Bang: The Getaway’s Top-Selling Veggie Burger

Is meatless eating finally gaining some ground in this long-reputed steak and lobster town? Or does it just seem that way in the heralded hipster hub of Columbia Heights? Either way, I'm downright delighted with the veggie burger at The Getaway, a tasty and tender but, most importantly, firmly constructed blend of black beans and […]

Mixed Veggies: Georgetown and American Make Top Vegan Schools List

Quick hits on the meatless beat Vegan Business Secrets: Learn from vegan hero Sara Polon, owner of Soupergirl, about what it takes to run a business. WaPo's Bonnie Benwick hosts Polon and Yael Krigman, owner of Baked by Yael, on being a woman in the food industry. Hosted at Sixth & I, expect some ranting on Jewish mothers […]

Pay Cheese: Radius Charges Extra For Fancy Parmesan

Oh, what trying times are these for the once-free perks of dining out: We've seen complimentary bread baskets removed from the dinner table. We've seen bread service come at a fee. We've even seen a few cents demanded for tap water. And now your traditional pizza sprinklings are arriving at an additional cost, too: Radius […]

Mixed Veggies: See Steve-O, American Meat or All You Can Eat

Quick hits on the meatless beat. Still Confused? Chipotle sponsors a free screening of "American Meat," a documentary unveiling the history of the current CAFOs system and the pioneering antics of Omnivore Dilemma's superstar farmer Joel Salatin. Feel free to scoop up a free ticket (or protest) today at 7 p.m. at E Street Cinema. Tickets first […]

Chefs Veg Out: Clementina Russo of Big Bear Cafe

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Clementina Russo Title: Chef Restaurant: Big Bear Cafe Twitter: @bigbearcafe Cooking Since: […]

Inside Port City: Alexandria Brewery Debuts New Holiday Ale, Shows Off Its ‘Hop Cannon’

"Everyone else goes dark, we went light," Bill Butcher, owner of Port City Brewing, explained of his new seasonal brew, Tidings Ale, during a tour of the brewery in Alexandria on Tuesday. Instead of concocting a Christmas ale buried in cloves and ginger and cinnamon, head brewer Jonathan Reeves sourced area ingredients for a Belgian style blond ale. […]

‘Shroom for Improvement: The Politics of the Vegetarian Entree

Michael Landrum has been getting some flak lately over his portobello mushroom caps. Landrum’s Arlington eatery, Ray’s the Steaks, offers a slew of entrées for diners to choose from, including 21 different plates of beef and four kinds of seafood dishes. But, if you happen to be vegetarian, the ’shrooms, marinated in balsamic vinegar, grilled […]

Chefs Veg Out: Jessalyn Kennedy of Juice Revolution

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Jessalyn Kennedy Title: Owner Restaurant: Juice Revolution Twitter: @JuiceRevolution Cooking Juicing Since: […]

The Proof Is In The Curry: Haidar Karoum Wins Capital Food Fight

Proof chef Haidar Karoum's lamb with spinach and coconut curry bested Watershed toque Todd Gray's potato latke with diced apple and ... well, something involving lamb. Honestly, it was pretty darn loud at last night's Capital Food Fight. I couldn't hear what Gray did with the lamb—and I was standing at the foot of the […]

Mixed Veggies: Last Call for 2941′s Veg Tasting Menu

Quick hits on the meatless beat. One Last Taste: Fine dining turns Mediterranean as 2941 plans to shift focus from fancy French to pastas, starting next year. This also means the Falls Church restaurant will quit its vegetarian tasting menu at year's end. Book now for artful, yet soulful, courses of meatless tastes. (Six courses […]

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