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Guinness weakens its brand by releasing Black Lager

So Guinness has just released it’s new Black Lager and I don’t like it. I don’t like it one bit. Like many, I was introduced to dark beer, or “good beer” through my first pint of Guinness. (In my case, at Summers Restaurant in Arlington at an age that the restaurant nor the Commonwealth of […]

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Why farm-to-table restaurants aren’t hypocrites for not serving local wine

Eater Seattle asked the question yesterday, “Are Farm-to-Table Restaurants Hypocrites For Not Serving Local Wine?” Eater asked this question in the context of some criticism leveled at “farm-to-table” restaurants for not serving wines from Washington state, the third largest producer of American wine. Maybe in Washington state, the question is a difficult one to answer. […]

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Sure, let’s tax soda

Up to now, I’ve tried to avoid “food politics” pieces on the site because I tend to think those debates get very overheated quickly, and I really try and avoid the comments on this site to become the kind of cesspool of invective and not very clever insults that my soccer blog often had. But […]

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Italian stecca loaves and vegan sandwiches: Two new recipes in one.

Janna and I decided to invite our friends Katie and Dave over to watch the Women’s World Cup final this weekend (the result of which didn’t quite go as planned) and, despite the result, had a great time thanks to some amazing food. We decided to go with sandwiches, but before we got to filling […]

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What have I been drinking recently?

Here are some quick summaries of some beers I’ve enjoyed in the last couple weeks as the weather has gotten warmer. St. Bernardus Prior 8 – Enjoyed a 750 of this with my father last week. It really wonderfully well-balanced Belgian dubbel. Not too hop-heavy with plenty of more subtle flavors like caramel and spice. […]

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In Search of Moules Frites: Belga Cafe

Located in the Barracks Row district, just a block or two from the Eastern Market metro station (orange line), Belga Cafe shines as a prime example of hearty, delicious Belgian fare.  At first glance, the restaurant is warm and cozy, with tightly packed tables and a neighborhood feel.  The service is prompt and attentive — […]

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Which kind of nerd would you least want to hang out with?

In the wake of this unbelievably obnoxious piece on “Coffee Obsessives” in Washingtonian, who are now the most obnoxious food/drink snobs on earth? Who amongst the groups below would you most want to strangle if you were seated next to them at a party for five minutes?

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Dunkin Donuts Coffee — Dear God Yes

I want to preempt the people out there who are going to imply that I’m some latte-swilling, Georgetown-frolicking, East-Coast elitist.  (Ya, I’m talking about you ,Wes) I’m not.  The proof is in the proverbial pudding!  (pudding post to follow in the near future) What coffee do I crave by the bucket?  Why, its not some free-trade Ethiopian […]

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Bourdain comes to DC

I finally caught up with the recent episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations where he comes to the DC area. Overall I thought it was really good. I thought it dwelled a bit too much on the “spy stuff,” but for reasons some of you probably know, I’ve heard a lot of that material. Though, […]

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What’s your favorite coffee place?

I ask this question as I sit in my personal favorite, Murky Coffee in Clarendon. I call it the AOC Clarendon Office and it does often serve as my office closer to home. That said, I hardly ever drink coffee, just an occasional single espresso which, with my caffeine tolerance, is like sticking lit dynamite […]

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A post for Sam

As you’ll surely find from talking to him or reading his posts, my brother Sam is an immense fan of bacon. That is the understatement of the year but I’ll leave it to him to describe his relationship with that particular meat product. That being said, when I saw this, I figured he would appreciate […]

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What kind of bar do you prefer?

There are so many different kinds of places to have a drink these days. There are massive bars filled with tanked folks partying their livers off, there are quiet joints, there are hip places with $12 drinks, there are dives, and there are even places where you have to wear a jacket. Depending on my […]

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