Posts Tagged ‘Alice Waters’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Corned Beef Odyssey Edition

Self-described "mixtress" Gina Chersevani splits from PS7's. [Washingtonian] A guy drives 20 hours round-trip from Michigan to try Spike Mendelsohn's warm, savory corned beef from the Sixth & Rye truck.  And, boy, did that Cadillac smell by the time he got back. [Automobile Magazine] In case you missed it, here's what D.C. chefs José Andrés, […]

What To Eat (And Drink) Today: Genever-Paired Grub at Belga Cafe, Wines Galore at 2100 Prime

Tonight, the newly rebranded 2100 Prime (ex-Jockey Club) caters a splashy—and I mean, splashy!—opening reception for the Capital Wine Festival at the Fairfax Hotel. Sip on samples from two Virginia wineries, Leesburg's Tarara Vineyards and Middleburg's Boxwood Vineyards, and some 45 others. Admission is $65 per person, with buffet fare included. Across town, Belga Cafe […]

Thinking About Better Bread for D.C.: We Have a Ways to Go

Stuffed with bar food, I've been excited to tear into something new. As Y&H readers know, I've been thinking a lot about bread lately, which resulted in this week's Washington City Paper cover story. I've been eating bread all over the city and burbs, but my favorite loaf to date, it seems, is close to […]

City Paper Baguette Champ Samuel Fromartz Secures Book Deal to Write About Bread

He was the surprise winner of last year's Washington City Paper baguette competition, in which his home-baked loaves beat out the best commercial breadmakers, large and small. His artisanal boules and baguettes even earned a place at the table when Alice Waters needed an emergency breadmaker for her charity dinner in D.C. And now Samuel […]

Anthony Bourdain Is Glad Les Halles Closed Its D.C. Location

During my vacation, I read Anthony Bourdain's new book, Medium Raw, an uneven collection of essays in which the chef-cum-writer turns his jaundiced eye to a number of subjects, including José Andrés (a hero), Alan Richman (a douchebag), David Chang (the future of dining), and Alice Waters (an apolitical sensualist). But late in the book, […]

Baguette Winner Fromartz Gets Called Up to the Big Leagues

Samuel Fromartz, if you'll recall, was the surprise winner of Y&H's debut baguette competition last year, beating out breads from local icons like Marvelous Market and Breadline, even national big boys like Le Pain Quotidien and La Brea Bakery. Well, good news travels fast, or semi-fast. Last week, Fromartz got a call from the office […]

More Good Causes: Celebrity Chefs Cook Your Sunday Supper for Charity

The rest of the non-profits around the metro area — you know, the ones that don't have their hand in Haitian earthquake relief — must feel like the location scout for Avatar. Really damn underappreciated. But in this economy, many non-profits are getting hit with a double whammy: The need for their services has increased, while […]

Daily Food Blog Roundup: Eat It, Yankee Stadium!

So the Yanks want the proles to subsist on Nathan's Famous in their new playpen, eh? The very stadium that taxpayers, both rich and poor, are helping to bankroll? And what does Alice Waters think about the new White House garden? Today's roundup has the answers. Eater tells Yankee Stadium operators to eat it after […]

Alice Waters: One Hippie Chick Who Gets Things Done

Say what you will about Alice Waters—that she's given too much credit for the local/sustainable movement, that she wasn't the chef who really put Chez Panisse on the map—but she did help push the White House to plant the first vegetable garden since World War II. The slow movement now has one powerful mouthpiece.

Walter Scheib to Alice Waters: Lay Off the White House Chef

If you haven't heard already, Alice Waters was in town during the inauguration, trying to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen, among other groups, and beat the drum for local and sustainable food issues while the world's attention was turned to D.C. I don't know how successful these celebrity-chef-driven dinners were in meeting their goals, […]