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All We Can Eat: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Disney FD takes the cake at gingerbread contest

The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health held its annual gingerbread house contest, and the winner was quite animated.

By Timothy R. Smith  | December 17, 2010; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Holiday  | Tags:  National Institutes of Health, Timothy R. Smith, gingerbread houses  
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What is 'local' food? MD has an idea. Sort of.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has proposed rules that aim to define "local" food. But do they?

By Tim Carman  | December 17, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Food Politics, Food labeling, Shopping  | Tags:  Maryland Department of Agriculture, Tim Carman, locavore  
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Brickskeller memories: Beer can collecting

In the third installment of our retrospective on the Brickskeller, we look at the once popular hobby of beer-can collecting and the Brick's role in it.

By Tim Carman  | December 17, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Beer  | Tags:  The Brickskeller, Tim Carman, beer  
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Spirits: The best cocktails to party by

This week, I encouraged people to step up and take charge of the drinks they serve at their cocktail parties. Still, I understand that as the size of a party grows, the more difficult it is to have handcrafted drinks...

By Jason Wilson  | December 17, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Spirits  | Tags:  Jason Wilson, cocktails, holiday, spirits  
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Beer: Dave Alexander on the end of the Brickskeller

"I don't see any more mountains to climb," says the institution's owner.

By Greg Kitsock  | December 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Beer  | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, beer  
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Outside opinions: what others thought of our rant

Readers and New Yorkers had plenty to say about our rant on the New York Times and its coverage of the D.C. restaurant scene.

By Tim Carman  | December 16, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Media  | Tags:  Tim Carman, media, rants  
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Wine: A very im-port-ant primer

Port can be bewildering, so we offer up some definitions.

By Dave McIntyre  | December 16, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Wine  | Tags:  Dave McIntyre, wine  
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Brickskeller memories: a 'Smokey' inspiration

Years before "Smokey and the Bandit" hit the big screen, the Brickskeller was trucking in Coors from Colorado.

By Tim Carman  | December 16, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Beer  | Tags:  The Brickskeller, Tim Carman, beer  
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Top Chef All-Stars Ep. 3: Finally, some food

Simply put, this episode featured the best challenge the series has ever done.

By Carol Blymire  | December 16, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Television  | Tags:  Carol Blymire, Top Chef, television  
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Market Roundup: Dec. 16-Dec. 19

What's in, what's hot, what's gone for the season.

By Timothy R. Smith  | December 15, 2010; 11:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Markets This Week  | Tags:  Markets This Week, Timothy R. Smith  
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Benethiopia truck takes a winter vacation

The Benethiopia food truck, launched this fall by the Fojol Bros., will take a six-week hiatus this winter.

By Tim Carman  | December 15, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Tim Carman, food trucks, street food  
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Brickskeller memories: The robot bartender of '66

As the Brickskeller enters its final days, the All We Can Eat blog looks back at the saloon's rich history. First up: the robot bartender of 1966.

By Tim Carman  | December 15, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Beer, Media  | Tags:  Brickskeller, Dupont Circle, Tim Carman, history  
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Chat Leftovers: Picking sides

How do you put together a meal of complementary foods and flavors?

By Jane Touzalin  | December 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chat Leftovers  | Tags:  Chat Leftovers, Free Range, Jane Touzalin  
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Red Hook lobster truck to take holiday hiatus

The Red Hook Lobster Pound truck will go into hibernation for two weeks during the holidays

By Tim Carman  | December 14, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Holiday, Staff Favorites  | Tags:  Red Hook Lobster Pound, Tim Carman, food trucks  
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Wootan: Hunger-Free Kids Act will have big impact

Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has been fighting on the front lines for better school lunches for years. She explains how the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will improve childhood nutrition in schools.

By Tim Carman  | December 14, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Food Politics  | Tags:  Margo Wootan, Tim Carman, nutrition, school lunch  
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Smoke Signals: 'Cue the gadgets

What to get the outdoor cook in your life.

By Jim Shahin  | December 14, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Smoke Signals  | Tags:  Jim Shahin, Smoke Signals, holiday  
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Colicchio calls Hunger-Free Kids law a 'great start'

Top Chef's head judge traveled to D.C. today to watch President Obama signed a bill into law that is aimed at transforming the school lunch program.

By Tim Carman  | December 13, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Food Politics  | Tags:  Tim Carman, nutrition, school lunch  
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Beer: A holiday nine-pack

What's new this season? Plenty.

By Greg Kitsock  | December 13, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Beer  | Tags:  Greg Kitsock, beer  
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Groundwork: Rooting to the last

The mustard greens and mesclun mix look pretty beaten down, but will spring back once temperatures remain above freezing for a few days.

By Adrian Higgins  | December 13, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Groundwork, Recipes  | Tags:  Adrian Higgins, Groundwork, recipes  
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