Posts Tagged ‘Carla Hall’

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 […]

Reality Bites: How Top Chef Contestants Stay Undercover

In the fall of 2007, Spike Mendelsohn told everyone he knew he was traveling in Vietnam for six weeks. In reality, the chef of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza was in Chicago filming Season 4 of Top Chef. The story seemed plausible: He was cooking Vietnamese food at Mai House in New York […]

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 […]

Servicey Industry: Fiorella Ah-Peetz, Saint-Ex Chili Fest, Carla Hall’s Challah

Openings, closings, events, charities, compiled from press releases, compressed into haiku Roman-kind ah-peetz/Floating mozzarella trough/Blue crab, vegan pies; Fiorella Pizzeria, opening May 26, 152 National Plaza, National Harbor, Md., (301) 839-1811 Local chefs compete/Chili cook-off charity/Hot-dog eating match; from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 30, Café Saint-Ex, 1847 14th St. NW, (202) 265-7839 Eating, […]

Quick Feeding: Don’t Eat the Brown Cupcake

Cupcake Craze Hits New High: Frederick High School in Maryland is banning shared snacks after a 16-year-old student got sick from a friend's cupcake that authorities suspect was laced with something, possibly marijuana. (WAMU via DCist) Bad Apple Martini: How ChurchKey became a revered beer mecca by doing things the opposite way that they were […]

Quick Feeding: Expansions, Exits, and Debuts

Planned Expansions: New York's Rosa Mexicano, which has a D.C. outpost adjacent to the Verizon Center, is planning to open a new location in Friendship Heights. [WBJ] Welcome to the Neighborhood! The multi-city food blog network Eater has finally set up shop in the nation's capital. [Eater D.C.] New Positions: Carla Hall has joined the […]

‘Top Chef’ All Stars: Washing the Bad Taste of D.C. Out of Its Mouth?

It's official. As predicted by the National Enquirer of food journalism, next season's Top Chef will be a reunion show of contestants not good enough to win previous seasons, including three locally based cooks. Bravo producers are bravely calling this alumni gathering an "All Star" season. The cable channel announced the full list of returning […]

Next Season’s ‘Top Chef’ Will Feature Only Alumni, Including Three Locals

The current season of Top Chef isn't even over yet — and it can't come fast enough after last night's incredibly inane episode (NASA? Really? How, like, 1969!) — and the rumors are already flying about season eight. Both Eater and Grub Street are reporting (OK, rumor-mongering, which Y&H is happy to pass along) that […]

The Best and Worst of ‘Top Chef’ D.C., Episode 4

Cooking for babies: So Tom and Padma both have infants. Tom and Padma are both judges on Top Chef. Tom and Padma are busy, flying here and there to run restaurants or write cookbooks or get pregnant. Tom and Padma don't have time for babies. Tom and Padma don't want to be turned into Child […]

Scenes from the 2009 Capital Food Fight

The scene inside the Reagan Building Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver was gunning for the title for the third straight year at the 2009 Capital Food Fight, held last night inside the Reagan Building. His competition included not only last year's finalist, Peter Smith from PS 7's, but also two Top Chef contestants (Mike Isabella from […]

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