Weekly Food News Round-Up
Brittany | Dec 5, 2012 | 12:00PM |


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Love a traditional holiday meal, but hate all that chewing and not-being-drunk? Come to Jack Rose on Sunday for our Holiday Liquid Diet party. 

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Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore @ Drafthouse Comedy
$25.00 / $25.00
The BYT Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore! at Drafthouse Comedy ~~MULTIPLE SHOWS~~ Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 7:15pm doors / 8:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 9:40pm doors / 10:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 8:15pm doors / 9:00pm Show @ Drafthouse Comedy 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 $25.00 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ About Jon Dore: Named one of “10 comics to watch” by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style. Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the United States. He has hosted the Just for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival’s Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on Canadian Idol (CTV), Dore recently starred in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. Dore is the host of HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell, a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival, currently shooting its fourth season. He is the star of his own award-winning ‘mockumentary’ series, The Jon Dore Television Show, documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life’s challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for a successful two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network. Dore starred in the stand-up specials Comedy Central Presents...Jon Dore and Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network); appeared on a number Comedy Central’s specials including Live At Gotham, CC: Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience and Mash Up; made guest-starring turns on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) and Scare Tactics (Syfy); and was the lead in the CBS pilot My Life As An Experiment. A regular on late night talk shows, Dore has the honor of being the first stand-up to appear on Conan (TBS). Dore's feature film credits include the indie drama Gus opposite Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) and the comedy Stag, with Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eva Amurri (Californication), which picked up two awards - Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking - at the LA Comedy Film Festival. TV Guide Canada called Dore one of the “rising stars of the future” and Toronto weekly NOW Magazine named him Best Male Stand-up. He is the recipient of four Canadian Comedy Awards including: Best Taped Live Performance (2010) for Just for Laughs; Best Performance by a Male in a Television Show (2009) for The Jon Dore Television Show; Best Writing on a Series (2008) for The Jon Dore Television Show; and Best Stand-up Newcomer (2006). He is also a two-time Gemini nominee (2008 & 2009) for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show. ~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: http://www.heineken.com/ More Bentzen Ball shows available at: http://www.bentzenball.com Stay informed: http://www.twitter.com/byt
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A newly-married couple start a life together – by hitting the streets with their globally-influenced meatball truck. 

Celeb chef Bryan Voltaggio expands his empire with his first restaurant within the District, RANGE, and it is quite something. (Seven distinct kitchens! Chartreuse on tap!)


BLT Steak is doing Popover stopovers every Friday afternoon! Next time you visit BLT Steak, be sure to drop in your business card and you could be the weekly winner getting a free delivery of their signature Gruyere popovers! (Trust us, you’ll want to win.)



On Monday, December 10 starting at 4PM, ChurchKey will be hosting their Annual Holiday Ale Total Tap Takeover & Canned Food Drive benefiting Martha’s Table featuring 50 different holiday draft ales. In the holiday spirit, guests that bring in a canned good or make a cash donation to Martha’s Table will receive 10% off of all food and beer that evening.

New local start-up Grape Crate delivers wine, let’s you rate it by phone app, and then brings you even better stuff next time.

The Taylor Gourmet team are set to open their H St NE cheesesteak  spot on December 12th  (menu here) – and have announced plans to take over the former Mid-City Deli space on 14th St NW (concept TBA).

Chef-slash-biker gang The District Hogs (aka David Guas, R.J. Cooper, and Robert Wiedmaier) are hosting a toy drive for kids affected by Sandy. On December 12, drop off an unwrapped toy at Bayou Bakery, Rouge 24, or Mussel Bar and be rewarded for your good deed with a free desert.

Granville Moore’s hosts a beer dinner on the 10th with Maine’s excellent Oxbow brewery.

H&Pizza will open a second shop this spring. Will they call it U&Pizza? (And while it joins the now-open Matchbox, another previously-planned pizza joint won’t be coming to the neighborhood after all.)

Well I give his attitude 1 star! Andrew Zimmern calls Yelp a ‘Forum For Uninformed Morons’

The future, according to Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America), sounds like an exciting place. In the latest episode of the Chewing the Fat video series, TV personality and food science whiz Alton Brown talks about the future of recipe writing:

Weird, wacky vending machine cuisine

Weird, wacky vending machine cuisine

Decoding The Restaurant Dress Code

Bacon Jell-O Is Now A Thing

Bacon Jello

The Year In Celebrity Booze Launches

Celebrity Wine

10 Things The Fast Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

From Kitchen to Table, Gifts to Tempt – From pans to panettone, staff members and contributors of the NYT Dining section share a variety of their favorite holiday gifts for food lovers.

For Every Holiday Party, the Right Drink – Cocktails that will match the food, match the company, match the feeling in the air.