Posts Tagged ‘best food writing 2009’

And the Winner of Our Restaurant Week Review Contest Is…

If the reviews submitted for our Restaurant Week writing contest are any indication of the places you frequented during the come-hither promotion, then Hook was very, very busy. No less than three readers entered reviews of the Georgetown seafood emporium. Perhaps this explains why the gifted chef Jonathan Seningen left the restaurant shortly after RW was over. […]

Restaurant Week Contest Redux

I guess I should have known better than to launch a contest on Friday, with only three days left in the official Restaurant Week. Lesson learned. So far I haven't received enough entries to declare a winner. (The submissions are, shall we say, rather slapdash.) I know y'all can do better. So let's extend the […]

Tell Y&H About Your Restaurant Week; Win a Free Copy of ‘Best Food Writing 2009′

Well, that was fast — at least for those of us who haven't had to hold our breath, crank out thousands of meals, and wish we could stick a paring knife into the ears of that young couple who just wondered why the hell the lobster isn't available for $35.10 per person. Yep, we're just a […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

OK, that's it. I'm tired of including Select 55, that piss-water of a beer, in our weekly count-down feature. Starting this week, I'm officially omitting the perpetually clicked-upon item and noting, with an asterisk (*), where it would have fallen in the Top 5, assuming it would. With that said, here are your most-read blog […]

Best Food Writing 2009 Due in Bookstores Today

In some ways, I don't even know why I'm pimping this year's Best Food Writing collection, which is due out today. If you're a die-hard local gastronome, you've probably read 10 percent of the book without even purchasing it. How so? Five of the 50 essays included are from D.C. area writers, including Joe Yonan, […]

Tim Carman Selected for Best Food Writing 2009

Washington City Paper food critic Tim Carman's piece "How Not to Hire a Chef" (5/22) has been selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing 2009. It is the second year in a row that Carman's work has been chosen for the anthology. Carman's piece examines, or maybe more precisely spatchcocks, local restaurateur Andy Shallal's Top […]