Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Dish Hall of Fame’

The Readers Had Their Say in 2009, Too

As the primary author of the Young & Hungry blog, I release a lot of gas into the ether. Sometimes you readers find it noxious enough to disperse with your own counterattack. It can make for an engaging round of online gasbagging. Just take a look at the four examples that Editor Andrew and I […]

Five Guys’ Supporters Rush to the Defense of the Chain Burger

It's not enough, I guess, that the Five Guys hamburger earned a spot in our inaugural D.C. Dish Hall of Fame. The burger's many fans want the respect that goes along with the honor. Everyone's respect, in fact, and either you give it or you are,  in the words of commenter The Truth, a "douche […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

All local foodies today were focused on the breaking news at Equinox, where a fire destroyed the downtown institution's kitchen. Y&H has fire department reports and pictures from the scene. In the meantime, here are the top blog posts of the week: Say Hello to the Inaugural Class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame […]

The D.C. Dish Hall of Fame Winners: Are They All Deserving?

So what if you launched a D.C. Dish Hall of Fame contest to suss out the metro area's best bites and it turned into a coronation of the region's cheap eats? It would make sense, right? After all, as I noted early in the voting, the odds are stacked decidedly against the high-end restaurants. Arianne […]

Bill Cosby Still Sweet on the Half-Smoke at Age 72

At 72, Bill Cosby might be at an age when his doctor looks the comedian dead in the eye and says, "Bill, I'm telling you, if you want to see 73, lay off the half-smokes." Well, if Cos has ever heard those words, he's not heeding them. Nizam Ali, youngest son of founders Virginia and the late […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater RR on Hall of Famer, Ben’s Chili Bowl

File this under You Can't Please Everyone. Just a day after winning the debut D.C. Dish Hall of Fame contest, Ben's Chili Bowl gets cold water splashed on its face from Restaurant Rater RR, who writes about a recent experience:

How Did Your Favorite Dishes Fare in the Hall of Fame Voting?

Earlier today on the blog, Y&H announced the inaugural class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame, which culiminated weeks of online balloting from more than 1,200 voters. But as we've known from Day 1, only five dishes could enter the hall, which leaves another 25 nominees out in the cold. Perhaps you're interested in […]

Say Hello to the Inaugural Class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame

Yesterday, readers of the Young & Hungry newsletter (hint, hint: sign up at right) got first word on who won the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame. Today, we tell everyone the results of our debut contest, which we launched back in October with the idea of sussing out the dishes that best define the D.C. metro area. […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Pasta Mia is either the most authentic outpost of Italian cooking in D.C. or the most overrated. Opinions diverged dramatically over the red-sauce house, which is no doubt part of the reason why hundreds and hundreds of you were attracted to Y&H's take-down of the Adams Morgan institution. The item was, by far, the most […]

D.C. Dish Hall of Fame Voting Closes Today

Earlier this week, a friend and I were sitting in the bright, clean dining area at El Pollo Rico, putting a hurt on the rotisserie bird that a young woman with a meat cleaver had just hacked into four neat pieces.  The table to my right was filled with three loud diners speaking in that unique strain of […]