Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Bourdain’

Where Did That Iguana Come From?

One of the highlights from last night's Capital Food Fight was a cook-off between celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern using iguana as an ingredient. But where did the lizard come from? None other than Victor Albisu, the former BLT Steak chef opening Taco Bamba this fall. Albisu, who worked with the event's organizers to […]

Four Memorable Moments From Capital Food Fight

Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Jose Andrés, Padma Lakshmi, and Carla Hall came together last night to host and judge DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight. The event raised $600,000 for the meal distribution and job training nonprofit, while giving everyone the chance to see their favorite chefs uncensored. If you missed it, here are some […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Board Games and Booze Edition

Vintage board games and cocktails named after them at Board Room, coming to Dupont this summer [Washingtonian] Cal Ripken Jr. is now in the burger biz. Guess he was tired of stadium hot dogs? [Washington Post] DC Noodles closing for a year during construction of new 14th Street development [Borderstan] Korean food pop-up at The Blaguard […]

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 […]

Whole Hog

The table at Dupont Circle’s Eola is covered in small appetizers that seem innocuous—tortellini, chicken fried steak, tempura fries. But take a second glance. All three dishes are made from parts of a pig’s head: The pasta is filled with brain. The golden, deep fried tempura batter hides slivers of ear. And the “steak” is […]

For the Young & Hungry: What’s Out for 2010 and What’s In for 2011

Food trucks flooded our streets and Twitter feeds. Connecticut Avenue welcomed a whole lot of ground-meat options (and then kicked one out.) In an age of comfort food, family-style Italian filled our carb-deprived bellies. But will mobile food, burgers and comfort food dominate 2011? Will small plates finally die? Here's our break down on what […]

South Park Sinks Its Teeth into Food TV Culture

Creme Fraiche Tags: SOUTH PARKRandy Marsh,Sharon Marsh,more... Anthony Bourdain may have been among the first to skewer the vapidity of celebrity chef TV culture, but South Park has taken it to a whole new level with its recent "Creme Fraiche" episode. The animators eviscerated the Food Network and its many imitators, leaving no sacred cow […]

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 […]

Food News You Can Use: The Deep-Fry Your Halloween Candy Edition

Let's get right to the news: There's a bourbon dinner going down on Oct. 26 at Fourth Estate Restaurant at 529 14th St. NW, featuring five courses and, well, bourbon. (Girl Meets Food) The Red Derby opened a roof deck over the weekend, and it looks like it even has heaters! (Prince of Petworth) The […]

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