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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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On the Trail of Toasted Ravioli | Noshtalgia

“Toasted ravioli (meat), deep-fried Twinkies,” read the terribly succinct response to our open call for hard-to-find regional foodstuffs.

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The Politics of Being Wolfgang Puck | Meal Ticket

After 30-plus years of being at the forefront of American — nay, global — dining, one could forgive world-renowned toque and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck for slowing down a bit.

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Vegetarian Caucus' Numbers, and Exposure, Grow

Erin Dominguez, a scheduler for Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Texas, became a vegan a year and a half ago for health reasons, after both of her parents died from colon cancer.

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D.C.'s Clandestine Dining Destination | Meal Ticket

Note to public relations gurus in Washington: There is more to life than putting words in people’s mouths.

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Beer, Art and Bipartisan Bonhomie

A lion, a tiger, some paint, a local brewery and a touch of humility have brought a congressman, an artist and a local brewer together to talk about art, politics and Washington, paving the way for Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., to continue his quest for bipartisan civility.

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A Tale of Two Chickens: Capitol Dining Remains Separate and Unequal

We hate to break it to the hungry, huddled masses that routinely seek out House side eateries for sustenance, but when it comes to that guiltiest of pull-apart pleasures, fried chicken, you should be calling “fowl.”

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Meal Ticket: Sticking With What Works

Knowing what’s right and doing what’s right are, quite often, two mutually exclusive trajectories. Particularly when it comes to a properly executed happy hour.

Vegetarians Find Options Wanting at Capitol Complex

For busy staffers on Capitol Hill, whose hectic days are often scheduled down to the minute, grabbing lunch often means a trip to the cafeterias scattered around the Capitol complex.

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Food Court: The Carving Room

We’ve yet to hear anybody in Washington complain about there being too many good, authentic Jewish delis in this town.

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