Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

This Secret Document Helps D.C. Restaurants Keep Tabs on Food Writers

For about two years, a handbook with photos of and details about D.C.'s food critics and writers has been quietly circulating among a handful of upscale restaurants in town. Its author, who shared the document on the condition of anonymity, tells me he created it to better equip managers, maitre d's, servers, and hosts to recognize […]

What’s So Great About D.C.’s Food Scene? A Lot.

For all its progress, D.C.'s food scene just can't get any respect. The New York Times has made a hobby out of dissing our culinary culture (no decent pizza or sub sandwiches, eh?) and expressing shock at anything that doesn't require an expense account. I also don't think the Times is capable of writing a […]

Post Food Blog Packs Its Knives

Today is the last day for the Post's All We Can Eat blog, which featured recipe tips, food trends, restaurant news, and more. All We Can Eat's primary editor (and Y&H alum) Tim Carman tells readers that the Post is consolidating its food and restaurant coverage on its Going Out Gurus blog. The idea is […]

25 Restaurants Dropped From Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide

Tom Sietsema unleashed his annual fall dining guide today. The Post critic bestowed four stars upon Komi, CityZen, Inn at Little Washington, and Rasika Penn Quarter, and then massacred his list from last year. Here's who's up, down, in, and out: Who's Up Jaleo Penn Quarter (3 to 3.5) Woodberry Kitchen (3 to 3.5) Ethiopic (2 […]

Celebrate President’s Day With Barley Wine at Pizzeria Paradiso

What better way to commemorate the lives of former great heads of state than drinking really strong beer? This weekend for President's Day, Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle is offering an opportunity to try your own hand at Drunk History. All day Sunday and Monday, the restaurant will be featuring all barley wines on draft […]

This Recipe Might Self-Destruct Amid Industry Belt-Tightening

What's the biggest daily newspaper in town spending these days on recipe testing? Around $15,000 annually, according to a report by Y&H alum Tim Carman in the Post. This is to ensure that the churros you're making: (a) don't suck, and (b) don't explode in your face like they did in Chile, injuring 13 and […]

Y&H’s Top 5 Best/Worst Of, Holiday And Year-End Food Blog Listicles

Rounding up the roundups: 5. WaPo's "Best and Worst Dishes of 2011." I totally agree with Yonan on El Centro D.F. Worst. Tacos. Ever. 4. Washingtonian's "Top 10 Dining-World Dramas of 2011," complete with a gracious nod to Y&H. Hey, thanks for the plug! 3. HuffPo's top 6 suburban Chinese spots (and two in D.C.) […]

Mixed Veggies: Free Meatless Mini Burgers, Tomato Politics, Seasons Changes

Quick hits on the meatless beat Yes, We Said Free: Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day and to honor the holiday, The Counter, a burger place in Reston, is offering a free mini veggie burger with the purchase of any burger. The Fruits of Our Labor: Tomato season is over, but that doesn't mean the […]

Hail To The Half-Smokes: Ben’s Chili Bowl Is Coming to FedEx Field

Drown your inevitable frustrations with the beleaguered Washington Redskins in authentic D.C. chili cheese fries this fall. Iconic U Street eatery Ben's Chili Bowl is opening two new concession stands at FedEx Field. WaPo sports blogger Dan Steinberg has the scoop: "Ben’s will have kiosks at section 341 in the club level and section 420 […]

Did WaPo Salmonella Report Incite an Organic Chicken Scare at Local Farmers Markets?

The blog Greater Greater Washington is blaming a recent article in the Washington Post for scaring customers of local farmers markets about the safety of organic chickens and prompting some vendors to stop selling the poultry. The report, written by journalism students at the University of Maryland and reprinted by the Post, found pathogens on […]