Author Archive for Tim Ebner

Are You Gonna Eat That? Gooseneck Barnacles at SER

Percebes are very much a Spanish delicacy, generally reserved for pre-dinner or bar snacking.

Barely Legal: New Generation of Beer Lovers Start Commercial Breweries

Josh Matthews, 23, represents a new generation of American brewers.

An Ex-Con Is Probably Helping Prepare Your Meal

If you go past the white tablecloths, you’ll hear plenty of stories about transformation and redemption in restaurant kitchens.

Are You Gonna Eat That? Taylor Gourmet’s Hoagie Egg Rolls

The Taylor Roll is seriously spicy, cheesy, and greasy.

Are You Gonna Eat That? Thunder Burger’s Elk Burger (And Reindeer Coming Soon)

Wild Wednesdays, Rudolph-style, coming this month.

Are You Gonna Eat That? Sona Creamery’s Pop Rocks Butter

The popping sensation cuts through the butter in the same way a Champagne and triple cream cheese pairing might work, cheesemonger Lisa Hviding says.

Are You Gonna Eat That? Camel Sausage

Spoiler: It tastes like bland salami.

Are You Gonna Eat That? Sushi Taro’s Soft-Shell Turtle Soup

The Dish: “Suppon” or soft-shell turtle soup with scallions, mochi, and mizuna (Japanese greens) Where to Get It: Sushi Taro, 1503 17th St. NW; (202) 462-8999; Price: $30 à la carte (not listed as an à la carte option, but available upon request), or $90 per person as part of the tasting menu. What […]

Step One: Put the Pig in a Box

Take a look over your neighbor's fence, and you might find a barbecue-obsessed cook in the backyard. In addition to the professional types who compete around D.C., there’s also a crop of barbecue enthusiasts taking new approaches to cooking and what barbecue means. The world of barbecue today resembles other craft-driven pursuits, just like home-brewing […]

Inside The World of Competitive Barbecue: “He Got Total Bite-Through!”

If there’s one thing that keeps Lucas Darnell awake at night, it’s the Backwoods smokers that sit on the driveway behind his Bristow, Va., home. Darnell, a competitive barbecue pitmaster, spends most of his weekends cooking, and he’s been known to roll out of bed two or three times in a night just to check […]