Posts Tagged ‘vegetarianism’

Chefs Veg Out: Ryan Fichter of Thunder Burger

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Ryan Fichter Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Thunder Burger Twitter: @Thunderburger Cooking Since: […]

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:

Meatless Sandwiches: They Should Be More Than Bread Stuffed with Veggies

Sandwiches were simpler when I was young. Turkey and mustard. Roast beef and mustard. Salami and mustard. Sometimes I would sneak a potato chip in between the bread, but that was it. My lunch-time sandwiches consisted of meat plus mustard plus bread. (Actually, I liked my sandwiches on hamburger buns, but that's a different story.) […]

Political Food Jargon Watch: Meet “Plant-Based”

For those trying to navigate the delicate terrain of food identity politics, a new phrase seems to be popping up on the turf once dominated by vegetarians and vegans. When the group Farm Sanctuary praised the D.C. City Council last week for its Healthy Schools Act, the so-called "farm-animal protection organization" celebrated the law for […]

Are Vegetables the New Pork Belly?

Vegetarians rejoice. A quick video survey of taste-makers at the Beard Awards seems to indicate that vegetarian food will be the next big trend in the culinary world. Well, that or bone charcoal.

Rescheduled Meat Free Week Running Through Feb. 13

Not too long ago, Amber McDonald says she was the kind of aggressive steak eater who would have been an eager participant in Meat Week. But the antitrust lawyer switched to hardcore veganism a "little over a year ago when I read that a study had proven that cows were as intelligent and emotional as dogs. […]