Posts Tagged ‘Obama Foodorama’

Shake Shack D.C. Benefits From the Obama Bump

Not that Danny Meyer's new D.C. outpost was hurting for business before, but employees at Shake Shack in Dupont Circle say they've been even busier since first lady Michelle Obama showed up last week. "We're always busy, but even more now," a Shack staffer tells the blog Obama Foodorama. "We always have a line, but […]

Obamas Serve Home-Brewed Honey Ale at Super Bowl Party

The Obamas' Super Bowl party had a guest more exciting to this Lagerhead than Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. This Sunday the president and first lady previewed their inaugural batch of home-brewed beer. White House Honey Ale was brewed on site with ingredients from the White House grounds. According to Eddie Gehman Kohan's food-focused White […]

The ‘Top Chef’ D.C. Premiere: As Fascinating As Peeling Potatoes

Well, that wasn't a promising start. After all the celebrity stalkings and quick-fire guessing games during the show's filming, Top Chef D.C. premiered last night and laid a large goose egg on the White House lawn. Sure, the decision to conduct the first quick-fire challenge atop the Newseum was a clever change of venue, a […]

Michelle Obama and D.C. School Kids Replant the White House Garden

And why not? The inaugural White House kitchen garden became more than just a homegrown source for the First Family's meals but an international symbol for local agriculture and even the "site" for a special episode of Iron Chef America. Will the expanded garden suffer the inevitable sophomore slump this year? For a complete report […]

Check Out This Year’s White House Gingerbread House

Hugs and holiday wishes to Y&H's virtual pal, Obama Foodorama (can you hug a virtual pal?), for alerting me to this year's White House gingerbread house. It is a thing of beauty. ObFo's Eddie Gehman Kohan notes that White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses has put together the largest gingerbread house in Oval Office […]

Should Have Seen This Coming: ‘Iron Chef’ Visits White House for ‘Kitchen Garden’ Challenge

Comerford and Flay get fresh (veggies) in the White House garden. Jeesh, speaking of predictions, Y&H should have guessed this would happen as soon as the White House broke ground on its kitchen garden in March: Iron Chef America has trotted out three of its, ahem, heaviest hitters to cook a meal from ingredients plucked […]

White House Farmers Market Draws Criticism Before Its Opening

The traffic is outrageous on Vermont Ave. during rush hour! No one needs to tell you, least of all Y&H, that in this blog-eat-blog, 24-hour news-cycle world everyone is required to have an opinion. But, really, shouldn't everyone wait until the object under criticism has actually opened? I'm speaking about the new FreshFarm Market by […]

White House Farmers Market to Open Tomorrow

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack explains the USDA's local farm program. UPDATE, 5:52 p.m. Weds.: The Los Angeles Times has more details on the market here. As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food campaign, the White House will launch a farmers market tomorrow in the 800 block of […]

Have We Stopped Caring About the Obamas’ Restaurant Visits Already?

So Michelle Obama and the First Family's defacto White House chef, Sam Kass, dined at Oyamel last week, and you know what? The local media didn't Tweet their fingers to a pulp to report every last chip slathered with salsa that crossed the First Lady's lips. Eddie Gehman Kohan, the indefatigable blogger who covers all […]

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 […]