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Michael White Relishes Joining D.C. Dining Community

He may have risen to fame in the dining utopia that is New York City, but the Midwesterner in Michael White — the restaurateur behind the award-winning Altamarea Group — is still over the moon about being able to share his culinary vision with epicurious Washingtonians.

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Pig Time

The explosion of color from rapidly turning foliage. That sudden nip in the air that precipitates a spike in upturned collars. Jaw-dropping sunsets that seem to set the firmament ablaze as office lights switch off for the evening.

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Indulgences Abound at Rose's Luxury | Food Court

“I always felt like this strip needed something really good,” a dining companion commented after savoring a forkful of smoky grilled greens blanketed in creamy cotija cheese at Barracks Row newcomer Rose’s Luxury.

Cartoons Illustrate Nestle's Book on the Absurdity of Food Policies

For her latest incursion into the dizzying world of food politics, award-winning author and public health advocate Marion Nestle didn’t so much have to choose her words wisely as draw from the flood of animated commentary already flowing through the daily news cycle.

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Cured DC Founder Works to Stuff Minds With Meat

“Is everybody getting their hands on some meat?” Chris Johnson asks the wine- and beer-sipping participants huddled into Union Kitchen’s frenetic cold prep area for his debut charcuterie -making class.

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Mixing It Up at Vendetta | Meal Ticket

Fans of the now defunct Red Palace were likely saddened to see their local watering hole/alternative music venue go the way of the dodo.

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Poste's Plan to Corner the Locavore Market | Meal Ticket

Seasoned toque Dennis Marron got a taste of what it’s like to partner with surrounding farms and small-batch producers while juggling cooking duties at the twin Kimpton Hotels properties across the river in Alexandria, Va., the swanky Grille at Morrison House and presidentially inspired Jackson 20.

Warren Brown Unveils Cake Bites, Served in a Jar

Just when you thought the capital’s starch-and-sugar world was stable, Warren Brown and his team at Cake Love are unveiling Cake Bites, a new confection with cream cheese icing that’s served in a 4-ounce jar.

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'Top Chef' Alumnus Sinks His Teeth Into NoMa | Food Court

Sure, he’s doing killer business — turning 5,000-plus covers and moving nearly 1,500 pounds of his signature chicken wings in just a few short weeks — now.

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Pursuing the Perfect Pepperoni Roll | Noshtalgia

“Have you ever tried these before? I like them — A LOT,” the apple-cheeked gas station attendant volunteered as I dumped an assortment of shrink-wrapped pepperoni rolls onto the counter before her.

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Urban Farms Aim to Build Bridges to Low-Income Communities

The discourse about what we eat is changing across the country. More and more, people want to know where their food comes from, what’s in it and who produces it, and local farmers markets are stepping up to meet such demands.

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Ninnella, a Rustic Restaurant In Sync With Its Hill East Neighbors

It’s close to 4 p.m. in the middle of the week, during a hot stretch of summer days. At the edge of Lincoln Park, where joggers and dog walkers are circling, the tiny Italian restaurant Ninnella is bustling. The floor is full of wine crates, lobster and octopus are spread in the kitchen, ice is being shuffled into bins and glasses are being wiped clean.

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DCanter Looks to Slake Wine Lovers' Thirsts

Capitol Hill is getting uncorked.

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Crash Course in Crab Picking

Blue crab season is in full swing here in the Mid-Atlantic, and some in Congress have wisely taken notice — peppering their summer fundraising plans with outdoor feasts and picnic-y picking sessions that naturally lend themselves to rolled-up sleeves, frosty beers and Old Bay-stained bibs and fingers.

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Seafood's Great Bait-And-Switch Debate | Meal Ticket

Forget the smell test.

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Mendelsohn Returns to His Roots at Bearnaise | Meal Ticket

Spike Mendelsohn freely admits he wasn’t entirely ready to move on his fledgling restaurant, Béarnaise (315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), last year when he snatched up the prime real estate just behind his other well-trafficked properties.

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Farmers Union Has D.C. Diners Figured Out | Meal Ticket

“This is really good. I don’t usually get lucky at this franchise,” a dining companion blurted out after registering what sounded like a pleasurable — but evidently rare — experience at the revamped Farmers Fishers Bakers.

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A Chef's Elegant Sandwich Offering at Bub and Pop's | Food Court

What’s a well-seasoned toque to do when he can’t quite find his dream job? Whip one up, of course.

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Chefs Cook Up Competing Charity Events

Philanthropic types should strap on their hungry pants, because two of D.C.’s hospitality heavies are planning to send off June with a bang by hosting dueling dine-arounds featuring signature eats, exotic libations and a slew of talented toques.

Hellbender Brewing Has Hill Roots

Six hours before the start of the new year, the Senate was about to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff and longtime staffer Patrick Mullane was getting ready to leave the Hill for beer. It’s just that it’s taken a few months to get the kegs tapped.

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