For about two years, a handbook with photos of and details about D.C.'s food critics and writers has been quietly circulating among a handful of upscale restaurants in town. Its author, who shared the document on the condition of anonymity, tells me he created it to better equip managers, maitre d's, servers, and hosts to recognize […]
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Newly proposed rules for D.C. food trucks include “vending development zones” allowing neighborhoods to decide how many mobile vendors can operate in their area. [WaPo] Does paying a little more for that hormone-free, veggie-fed beef burger at Black & Orange make you feel good enough to justify the money? [A Hamburger Today] ChurchKey not only […]
In the course of putting together this week's Young & Hungry column, editor Michael Schaffer wanted to know how Don Rockwell, the man behind his budding restaurant association and his eponymous board and DCDining.com project, could maintain his critical objectivity while advocating and promoting eateries. Good questions, I said. I'll find out.
WaPo's Tom Sietsema has threatened to kick a four-star performer off his list in the past, but this year he finally did it. In one of his boldest dining guides to date, the critic booted CityZen from the 2010 edition. It was just one of many shake-ups in this year's guide. I've been trying to […]
Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of year again when Y&H gives you the opportunity to feed your inner ego. This year's Taste of Georgetown is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 in — you guessed it — Georgetown, and Y&H is hosting a contest in which you could be a judge at the event. How […]
Melisse Baylor sent me an e-mail this afternoon, under the heading, "pizzeria orso — you mind want to amend your review." Never mind the typo, I got the idea. Melissa Baylor and her family had a bad experience at the new Falls Church pizzeria, which I had raved about earlier this week. Below is the […]
Don't ask why, but the other day, I started thinking about how chefs and food writers are alike, how our similarities may outweigh our differences. Maybe I was hoping both sides in this parasitic relationship could see each other with more clarity. Or maybe I was just looking for another blog item. Whatever, below are a few […]
Well, look who's back at No. 1? Our old friend Select 55, who just couldn't stand being out of the limelight for a couple of weeks. This week's top blog posts feature a couple of hard-charging items published late in the week, including a campaign to protect Rock Art Brewery from corporate beer behemoths on […]
All right, most of you already think you can do my job better than me. So prove it, smart guy (or gal). Enter the Y&H contest to become a judge at the Taste of Georgetown, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, in (all together now) Georgetown. How do you enter?
Diners who frequent the same restaurant again and again have a perspective that neither critics nor the marginally attached have: the depth of experience to figure out what the chef and kitchen do best, week after week after week. Restaurant rater TMPM75 is apparently a regular at the Royal Mile Pub and knows exactly where […]