Posts Tagged ‘Local/Sustainable Movement’

Faster Than a Speeding Gazpacho: Soupergirl Opens Retail Shop in Takoma

Local online and farmers market soup merchant Sara Polon, best known by her stew-gooder alter ego "Soupergirl," is opening a bona fide bricks-and-mortar retail shop in Takoma on Sept. 7, featuring self-service lunch, dinner and take-out options. The new store is located at 314 Carroll St. NW. Full details below:

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Poste Moderne Brasserie

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Some restaurants like […]

A Tale of Two White House Vegetable Gardens: Toxic or Not?

Shortly before the holiday weekend, a small shitstorm started brewing over the the elevated levels of lead discovered earlier this year on the White House lawn, site of the vegetable garden heard 'round the world. In a column for Huffington Post, Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, wrote that National Park […]

The Onion News Network Reports on Taco Bell’s ‘Green’ Menu

The brilliant parody aims for and hits a number of targets: corporations jumping onto the green bandwagon, vacuous TV morning programs, even the dining public's naivete over what foods are really good for the environment. Taco Bell's New Green Menu Takes No Ingredients From Nature

Alice Waters: One Hippie Chick Who Gets Things Done

Say what you will about Alice Waters—that she's given too much credit for the local/sustainable movement, that she wasn't the chef who really put Chez Panisse on the map—but she did help push the White House to plant the first vegetable garden since World War II. The slow movement now has one powerful mouthpiece.

Walter Scheib to Alice Waters: Lay Off the White House Chef

If you haven't heard already, Alice Waters was in town during the inauguration, trying to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen, among other groups, and beat the drum for local and sustainable food issues while the world's attention was turned to D.C. I don't know how successful these celebrity-chef-driven dinners were in meeting their goals, […]