Posts Tagged ‘Kojo Nnamdi’

Chef Kaz Okochi Talks Sushi With Kojo Nnamdi

Kaz Okochi, chef and co-owner of Kaz Sushi Bistro, is the foodie guest du jour on The Kojo Nnamdi Show this afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, discussing the culinary history and future of raw fish preparation in the U.S. Y&H alum and current WaPo scribe Tim Carman, author of a recent piece on shifting standards […]

Mike Isabella Talks Food With WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi

Graffiato's Mike Isabella is the featured guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show today, which airs shortly after noon on WAMU 88.5 FM. "We're talking food, flavors, family and friendship with one of DC's hottest new chefs," according to the program notes. Will Isabella dish about his rumored Greek eatery on 14th Street NW? Stay tuned. […]

Quick Feeding: To Be, Or Not To Be—That Is the Ketchup

Where's the Beefyness? D.C.'s newest burger import, Shake Shack, takes top honors in the so-called first ever comprehensive bi-coastal side-by-side taste test, pitting the New York-based burger chain versus California's In-N-Out versus the D.C.-area stalwart Five Guys. "As for Five Guys? Well, despite their legions of followers and rapid (perhaps too rapid?) expansion, we're mostly […]

Know Your Kojo: Nnamdi’s a Man of Routine and Food Familiarity

Last week, Tim Carman profiled WAMU-FM's Kojo Nnamdi, one of the D.C. area's best voices on food who might be best described as a "reluctant foodie." In a follow-up item, Carman notes some of Nnamdi's favorite places to eat around town. He sticks largely to what he knows. Nnamdi loves the Hitching Post off Rock […]

Quick Feeding: More Farragut Sq. Food Truck Trouble; RAMMY Nominees Named

Park Police vs. Mobile Foodies: There are more reports that the U.S. Park Police, which has jurisdiction over Farragut Square, but not the curb and street where food trucks do their business, has been "hassling" food truck operators. [DCist] Awards Season: On the heels of the James Beard Foundation nominees being named earlier this week, […]

The Kojo Nnamdi Show Explores the Under-Appreciated Cuisine of El Salvador

If you didn't get a chance to hear Kojo Nnamdi's program yesterday on Salvadoran food, you can still listen to the segment over on the show's website.  It's well worth the hour investment — in large part because of the great tips callers provided to the show. One of Nnamdi's producers, Michael Martinez, and I […]

Kojo to Talk About How D.C. Shed Its Culinary Backwater Image

As part of his ongoing series to review D.C.'s culinary history, Kojo Nnamdi will look back at the 1960s and 1970s when the District started to shed its image as a culinary jerkwater town. That, in large part, was due to the man in the video above: the brilliant, the belligerent Jean-Louis Palladin, whose restaurant […]

Did You Miss Y&H Talking About Street Food on Kojo? Listen to It Here.

We had a lively discussion yesterday on the past, present, and future of D.C. street food (although Kojo did call me out for drinking on the job in NYC!). Nnamdi even had one of the Fojol Bros. call in from the streets. If you missed it, you can hear the whole segment here. Photo courtesy […]

D.C.’s Street Food Scene Is Ready to Explode

In preparation for my chat this afternoon with Kojo Nnamdi, I tugged yet again on the ear of Sam Williams, the vending and special events coordinator for D.C.'s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Agency. He's my Deep Throat when it comes to understanding the complex world of D.C. street vending. One of the main stumbling […]

Making Sense of the Repetitive James Beard Nominations; RAMMYs to Announce its Nods Tomorrow

As many of you know already, the James Beard Foundation Tweeted its way through the nominees this morning for its annual Beard Awards. The D.C. market fared well once again, both in the restaurant/chef and journalism categories. Don't worry, I'm not here to toot my own horn. I'm here instead to point out a potentially […]