Posts Tagged ‘Cochon 555’

Prelude To Cochon: Art and Soul’s Wes Morton Heads To The Country For Pig Practice, Cajun Style

Let's dispense with the full disclosure right away: In the aftermath of Wednesday’s gripping Reviewgate controversy, I feel compelled to note that this is not a restaurant review. It’s the recounting of a boucherie, a traditional Cajun pig slaughter and roast, which I attended on Sunday in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, about […]

Can Scott Drewno Repeat As D.C.’s Pork King?

The local, um, leg of Cochon 555, aka "The Pork Olympics," is coming up April 22. Today, organizers announced this year's cheftestants who, as the Post reports, will compete to break down whole pigs into the best bite-sized dishes. Last year's victor, The Source's Scott Drewno, will return to defend his title against, among others, […]

Bourbon Steak’s David Varley Is the King of Pork

David Varley, the executive chef at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown, apparently knows a lot about pork, too. WaPo's Jane Black reports that Varley took top honors during the Cochon 555 grand challenge at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic on Sunday. "I wasn't surprised. We worked hard," Varley told Black during a phone interview. "On […]

Food News You Can Use: Getting Baja Fresh

It's an issue that brick-and-mortar restaurants have been bitching about in other cities for awhile now: that food carts and food trucks steal their business. Now the battle has reached the D.C. area. We Love DC reports that the beloved District Taco has been forced to relocate because of complaints from Baja Fresh in Rosslyn. […]

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