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NBC Local Media to Launch Feast D.C. Food Blog Today

Ben Leventhal, founder of and one of New York's most eligible bachelors, has a new toy to occupy his time. It's Feast, a food-blog that he's spearheading with NBC Local Media. The selling point of the project (when it's working, that is) is Feast Rank, which scores restaurants from 1-100 based on all available […]

Chef R.J. Cooper to Appear as the Challenger on Iron Chef America‘s Season Debut

Since he's still technically on hiatus between his former gig at Vidalia and his new one at Rogue 24, R.J. Cooper clearly has some time on his hands to mix it up on reality TV. He'll be the challenging chef on the season debut of Iron Chef America, which will air on Sunday, Nov. 28, […]

What the Critics Are Saying About ‘Top Chef’ D.C.

Was Tamesha played by Angelo? I'm sorry, but I had to take a break from Top Chef D.C. for awhile. I can only take so much "reality" TV beofre my head feels like it's shrinking to the size of a jelly bean, ready to be eaten by the first self-starving former runway model hosting one […]

Beard Awards Roundup: NYC As the New Hollywood

It's pretty clear the James Beard Foundation would like its annual awards gala to be considered on par with  the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys, and much of the media world reported on the Beard ceremonies as such. Take a look for yourself: Daily Blender has red carpet photos. How many of these faces […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Y&H feels so cheap. I did much the same thing that I accused of doing — ginning up a little controversy at someone else's expense to generate hits. My "fan" letter to the food site drew attention from coast to coast and elsewhere. The item was the clear winner of the week. Take a […]

A ‘Fan’ Letter to National

Dear Editors at National, Allow me to begin this letter with an apology: I'm sorry for not writing earlier. Over the weeks, I've become a huge fan of your renegade editorial approach of poaching other people's content and reposting it on your Web site for fun and profit. You are leading food writing bravely […]

Tasting Table Makes Its D.C. Debut Today

Beginning today, you can sign up for yet another e-mail service that tells you how to spend your free time in the District. It's called Tasting Table, and it joins an online market (not to mention personal e-mail box) already crowded with recommendations from Going Out Gurus, Urban Daddy, DailyCandy, Thrillist, and others, including, ahem, […]

Times’ New Dining Critic Gets His First Reviews

Just a day after the New York Times announced that Sam Sifton would be its next restaurant reviewer, the blogosphere and the dead-tree media have been tirelessly carving up the critic like a roast pig. Here's a taste of what's been written about Sifton so far: Eater.con has put together a dossier on Sifton. It […]

Minibar Would Be the Toughest Reservation in America, if D.C. Were a Foodie Town

The "liquid olives" at the Minibar Them's the fighting words of Ben Leventhal. Leventhal is the co-founder who has become a darling of the New York foodie blogosphere by opening the flood gates of information to (and I quote from the Eater site) "rumors, conjecture and opinions, as well as accurately reported factual information. […] Handicaps the Field in the Frank Bruni Replacement Sweepstakes is first out of the gate to handicap the 25 horses who may or may not be vying for the winner's circle that is Frank Bruni's gig as restaurant critic for the New York Times. OK, forget my tortured metaphor, but I'm not sure half the people on Eater's list would darken the Times […]