Author Archive for Tim Carman

Chicago-Area Man Builds a Cupcake Car

It was only a matter of time. Y&H thinks Georgetown Cupcake may want to adopt this vehicle as its company car instead of this one. Video courtesy of WGN-TV

Virgin Mary Gummi Bear Is Yours for $1,000 on eBay

The Virgin Mary has beamed her blessed countenance from the surface of a grilled cheese sandwich, a shrink-wrapped package of pot-roast meat, an oyster shell, a rotted seedless grape, and an ordinary potato. But now she's been shape shifted into the form of a Gummi Bear. And because no spontaneous moment of religious revelation can […]

ROC-United Supports the People Who Actually Cook and Serve You Food

A couple of weeks ago, I was telling you about Don Rockwell's fledgling campaign to start an independent restaurant association that would represent workers in the hospitality industry, right down to providing them health care. Little did I know that there already was an organization in town trying to do exactly that. A few days […]

How to Truss Your Turkey Without Kitchen Twine

Chalk up another one for the Chow Tips series. I can't tell you how many times I've forgotten to buy kitchen twine! Video courtesy of

Ba Bay to Open Tomorrow in the Former Locanda Space

UPDATED: 6:16 p.m. 11/16/2010 Cousins Khoa Nguyen and Denise Nguyen are set to debut their modern Vietnamese restaurant, Ba Bay, tomorrow at its location in the former Locanda space on Capitol Hill. The operation is outfitted with 49 seats, Denise Nguyen warns, but only 35 will be available during its soft opening. The restaurant won't […]

NBC Local Media to Launch Feast D.C. Food Blog Today

Ben Leventhal, founder of and one of New York's most eligible bachelors, has a new toy to occupy his time. It's Feast, a food-blog that he's spearheading with NBC Local Media. The selling point of the project (when it's working, that is) is Feast Rank, which scores restaurants from 1-100 based on all available […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Maybe we should have less food porn on Y&H and more chef porn? Then again, I'm not sure this photo of David Guas qualifies in the latter category, but it would seem to redefine, at least for the readers who flocked to it, the idea of "arm candy." Take a look at your Top 5 […]

Scenes from the 2010 Capital Food Fight

And when I say "scenes," I mean it. My crappy little video camera didn't capture the sounds well, if at all, but the final in this year's Capital Food Fight came down to a cook-off between Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Scott Drewno of The Source. The judges gushed over both plates, which […]

The Latest on the Closing of Social in Columbia Heights

The doors had barely been locked at Social when a local restaurateur sent me an e-mail yesterday, wondering what the place looked like. Said restaurateur has been prowling around for another location for awhile and thought the Columbia Heights spot might be appropriate. Well, he decided to make a spot check to Social last night. […]

So Why Is Sweetgreen Expanding into Philadelphia?

You might have read that Sweetgreen is headed to Philadelphia. The ever-expanding chain plans to open its first shop outside the D.C. area with a store in Ardmore, the suburban community that co-owner Nicolas Jammet describes as Philly's Bethesda. The three Georgetown grads who started Sweetgreen — Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru — had […]