Posts Tagged ‘Top Chef’

Next Up at Rogue 24: Philadelphia’s Jennifer Carroll

Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll is the next guest chef stepping up in place of the sidelined R.J. Cooper at Rogue 24. The former chef de cuisine at Eric Ripert's 10 Arts in Philadelphia begins her five-night stint in Blagden Alley on Feb. 27. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Dinner with drink […]

Table Scraps: 2011 Most Irritating Food Trends

In my first year as your trusty guide to matters culinary in Washington, I’ve sampled an awful lot of meals. I took down a 24-course tasting menu at R.J. Cooper’s Rogue 24, sampled an assembly-line Vietnamese hoagie at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, and slurped ramen after braving the grueling wait at Toki Underground. But as […]

Gratitude, Graffiato-Style: Mike Isabella Is Thankful For Top Chef

Gratitude is what Thanksgiving is all about. Well, that and gluttony. What is Graffiato's Mike Isabella thankful for this holiday? "For opportunities," the District's reigning restaurant-rumor magnet and Garden State native tells North Jersey Media. "The opportunity to appear on two seasons of 'Top Chef' helped lead me to the opportunity of opening Graffiato." No […]

Quick Feeding: 4/20 Holiday Recipes and the Money Maven

Munchies, Anyone? From the producers of "hippie crack," Georgetown's Baked & Wired wishes you a "happy 4/20" with a chance to win a giant cupcake. [@BakedAndWired via The Feast] Cooking With Herbs: Here are some directions for more festive 4/20 revelry. Grease pan, stir brownie mix, add in a wink and a nod. "I chose […]

Quick Feeding: Don’t Eat the Brown Cupcake

Cupcake Craze Hits New High: Frederick High School in Maryland is banning shared snacks after a 16-year-old student got sick from a friend's cupcake that authorities suspect was laced with something, possibly marijuana. (WAMU via DCist) Bad Apple Martini: How ChurchKey became a revered beer mecca by doing things the opposite way that they were […]

Maryland Wine Shipment Reform Inches Closer to Action

To those annoyed by the state of Maryland's regulations that prohibit out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to Old Line State residents, there's promising news in Annapolis. As the Baltimore Business Journal reported late last week, reform legislation was filed in the House and Senate on Friday. The Washington Post's Ann E. Marimow reported on Monday: […]

What Will Voltaggio’s Real Estate Hunt Turn Up?

Bryan Voltaggio sure has a knack for understanding real estate, or at least being associated with locations that turn into dining gold. Back in his Charlie Palmer Steak days, where he served as executive chef, he helped make the sleepy corner of Louisiana and Constitution avenues NW into a dining destination, taking advantage of those […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Vienna Inn: releasing thousands of dogs a month. As if reading a blog for local information weren't enough, here's more evidence that we live in a new media world: Old news never dies and gets turned into fish wrap. It just gets picked up by some "discovery" bot and becomes "news" all over again. Case […]

‘Top Chef’ All Stars: Washing the Bad Taste of D.C. Out of Its Mouth?

It's official. As predicted by the National Enquirer of food journalism, next season's Top Chef will be a reunion show of contestants not good enough to win previous seasons, including three locally based cooks. Bravo producers are bravely calling this alumni gathering an "All Star" season. The cable channel announced the full list of returning […]

Eater May Have Spoiled the Finale of This Season’s ‘Top Chef’

Eater continues to doggedly pursue the details of next season's apparent "all-star" edition of Top Chef to the detriment of the current season. The website's latest posting features some undercover work at the Bowery  Whole Foods, where Eater spies snap some pictures of what appear to be cheftestants scrambling for ingredients. All of this is […]

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