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Sauce-o-Meter: How Recent Food Happenings Measure Up

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Mothership Serves D.C.’s Most D.C. Pizza

Finally, someone has outdone the U Street Taco, Washington City Paper’s creation of a half-smoke wrapped in a jumbo slice. Park View restaurant Mothership not only tops one of its pizzas with half-smokes, but also slathers it in mumbo sauce. Owner/chef Stephan Boillon explains he was already making his own mumbo sauce for wings, and […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Hometown Throwdown: What Would You Tell Bobby Flay to Put on His Missing D.C. Burger?

Tuesday marks the opening of celebrity chef Bobby Flay's beefy new eatery, Bobby's Burger Palace, on K Street NW. (Check out some tantalizing pics of the food here.) The menu includes all sorts of shout-outs to other U.S. cities with nods to each place's distinctive foodie culture. There's a "Philadelphia Burger," for instance, topped with […]

Did Mumbo Sauce Exist Before D.C.’s Asian-Run Carryouts?

The exact origins of D.C.'s indigenous condiment—mumbo sauce (also called "mambo" and even "mumble")—are murky at best. The typical journalistic backgrounder goes something like this: some people maintain it is the District's own invention; others believe it is actually descended from a type of barbecue sauce in Chicago. Over at WaPo, Y&H alum Tim Carman […]

Mumbo Sauce Mogul Eyes Suburban Supermarket Shelves

D.C. native Arsha Jones dishes to WaPo about her special brand of mumbo sauce. Jones, 34, has bottled up her own version of the District's indigenous condiment, a staple of Chinese carry-outs across the city, which is slowly gaining  greater recognition beyond the local chicken-wing-lover demographic. Complex magazine, for instance, recently posted a guide to […]