Posts Tagged ‘ketchup’

Local Couple Aims to Make Fruit Ketchups a Thing

For decades, Heinz Ketchup has proven to be a condiment that knows no rival. But damned if others aren’t going to try to compete—including locals Kori Hill Wallace and Matt Wallace. The married couple—he’s an analyst in the energy industry, she works in tech and studies graphic design—has spent the past year developing a line […]

Homemade Jerky, Veggie ‘French Dip,’ Keg Wine: Things To Expect at District Kitchen, Opening Tonight

"This is what I've been waiting for," Drew Trautmann says. And waiting. And waiting. Finally, after months of delay, the former Sonoma and Mendocino chef's brand-spankin' new District Kitchen opens for business at 5 p.m. sharp tonight in Woodley Park. Eater DC has the full opening menu. Y&H called up Trautmann to chat about some […]

José Andrés Will Keep Slinging Pricey PB&Js, Crummy ‘Catsups’ Until July 2012

The supposedly temporary America Eats Tavern isn't shutting its doors any time soon. While the National Archives exhibit that inspired the pop-up eatery will finish up in January, restaurateur José Andrés tells WaPo critic Tom Sietsema that he intends to keep the makeshift house of watery "catsups" and $8 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches open […]

57 Reasons to Hate Homemade Ketchup

There may be no better embodiment of our collective condiment fetish than the National Harbor restaurant simply titled Ketchup. Its U-shaped bar glows in saucy neon red. Its walls feature artworks honoring the squeeze bottle. Its signature dish, the “threesome,” involves three styles of French fries accompanied by six kinds of ketchup—a kinky comfort food […]

So Many Colors in the Ketchup Rainbow: José Andrés’ Quest for Condiment Redemption

The New York Times checks in with esteemed D.C. chef José Andrés this week for a story about ketchup. Andrés is on a mission to bring back the wide variety that once characterized America's best known condiment. His barely one-month-old pop-up restaurant, America Eats Tavern, offers as many as eight different types of the dipping […]

Hitting the Sauce: Cork’s ‘Curry-esque’ Ketchup

A friend of mine described the exotic homemade ketchup at Cork on 14th Street NW as "curry-esque." Intrigued, I simply had to try it.  The flavor was extraordinary. The moment it hit my tongue, I felt transported to India, or at least Dishes of India in Alexandria. I seemed to detect a spice that could […]

Hitting the Sauce: Ahoy! Fry Captain Returns to Dominate the D.C. Dipping Scene

Too many people have asked Fry Captain food truck mastermind Jake Sendar, “Just French fries? What else?” They're missing the point. “Fries are a means of tasting the sauces," he explains. "And the cool thing about the sauces and seasonings is that it gives you a whole different meal every time. You can taste different […]

Quick Feeding: Drinking in Maryland Just Got a Lot More Taxing

Taxes: The cost of purchasing alcohol in Maryland is poised to increase. The state's General Assembly passed legislation on Monday night that would raise state taxes on beer, wine, and liquor from 6 percent to 9 percent. Assuming that Gov. Martin O'Malley signs the bill, the new taxes would go into effect on July 1. […]

Does the World Need a New Ketchup?

Gastronomista reported recently about the existence of something called Sir Kensignton's Gourmet Scooping Ketchup , whose materials look like a bad parody of a McSweeney's condiment-marketing initiative.  (The ketchup's old-timey figurehead has a top hat, monocle, mustache and plenty of antiquated Anglophonic excess.) Brand aesthetics aside, there is perhaps no American pantry category less wanting […]

Cooking Like a Unabomber: Peanut Butter and Ketchup

The problem with ketchup is that Heinz, the only brand worth buying, is shot full of high-fructose corn syrup. This presents a problem for anyone who, like me, has two kids who eat, like, a gallon of ketchup per week. It's enough heartache to watch them dunk meticulously sourced, beautifully cooked food into it like […]

...