Weekly Food News Round Up
Brittany | Dec 12, 2012 | 12:30PM |


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Taylor Charles Steak & Ice, the new cheesesteak operation from the team behind Taylor Gourmet, opens today on H Street. We’ve got photos and a review right over here…


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Friday 04/07
Natasha Leggero Live @ Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
$25 / $25
Natasha Leggero is one of judges on NBC's Last Comic Standing. See her this weekend at the Drafthouse LIVE! Natasha has been a favorite round table guest on the wildly popular “Chelsea Lately”on E! since it’s premier in 2007 and is currently headlining packed comedy clubs across the country with her own brand of sophisticated writing, physicality and glamour. In 2010 Natasha shot a pilot for NBC with Tom Lennon and Ben Garrant from Reno 911 and will be a judge alongside Andy Kindler and Greg Giraldo on the new season of NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING, hosted by Craig Robinson. She also currently stars in Comedy Central's new hit animated series UGLY AMERICANS. Natasha was most recently seen in the hit movie HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU. She has played various deviants in her three-year re-curring stint on Comedy Central's RENO 911. She starred in Comedy Central's pilot GAY ROBOT, and in MTV's hit series THE 70's HOUSE. She has guest-starred on IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SAMANTHA WHO , AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE , WORST WEEK, TIL DEATH, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM and the upcoming Comedy Central series NICK SWARDSON'S PRETEND TIME. Born in Rockford, IL and raised in the theater, Natasha has loved being on the stage since she was 10. As a child actress in and around Chicago she spent all of her free time performing in plays. As soon as she graduated high school she moved to New York and attended the Stella Adler Conservatory. Upon receiving an additional degree in theater criticism from Hunter College she swiftly moved to Los Angeles and decided to aim her razor sharp wit at Hollywood instead. Her stand-up television appearances include two knock-out performances on THE TONIGHT SHOW w/ Jay Leno, THE LATE LATE SHOW w/ Craig Ferguson, LAST CALL w/ Carson Daly and she has signed on for a Comedy Central Presents television special and record deal. Natasha has been invited to perform at such festivals as The Vancouver Comedy Festival, SXSW, Sasquatch, Dublin’s Carlsberg Comedy Festival and the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, which she will be making her second appearance this summer in 2010. She resides in Los Angeles in a servantless household.
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A&D opens in Shaw with drinks and interesting bar snacks by the teams of SUNdeVICH and Seasonal Pantry. We are very optimistic.

Hula Girl Truck offers up mobile Hawaiian cuisine that’s good enough for congressmen. 

The Dunes hosted a winter chili cook-off — and we’ve got the winning recipe. 

Mad Monos opens up with eco-friendly, globally-influenced dumplings — and also tater tots because tater tots.



Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken has a pop-up planned for December 20 and 21 at Chinatown Coffee.

D.C. is getting another beer brewery.

Serbian Ivan Iricanin, who is a partner with renowned chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval in Masa 14 and El Centro D.F. on 14th Street, announced the January opening of his new Balkan concept restaurant, Ambar, which will be located in the Barracks Row neighborhood of Capitol Hill SE.

Could a Douglas Development project be the end of Passenger and their brand-new spin-off Hogo?

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, located at 1100 New York Avenue, NW, 20005, is pleased to host a very special “Winter Black Truffle Dinner” on Saturday, December 29th. Priced at $60 per person, Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has crafted a three-course tasting menu showcasing truffles, which will be available throughout the entire restaurant all evening. Bibiana will replace their traditional a la carte dinner menu for this one exclusive night of truffles.  Guests begin with truffle foccica and then select an antipasti and pasta, showcasing premier winter black truffles, finishing the meal with a choice of three desserts, created by Pastry Chef Jemil Gadea.

Holiday parties not quite enough for you this month? How about some booze-inspired beauty and fragrance products?

Tennis star Novak Djokovic buys up world’s supply of donkey cheese

A white crumbly cheese, pule has been compared to Spanish manchego, but with a deeper, richer taste

There’s a Duff Beer court battle in Germany

Duff beer in Mexico: Germany's Duff Beer UG lost its battle for the trademark on Thursday.

Restaurant gets revenge on Yelpers by playing audio of reviews in bathrooms

There is no “Chinese cuisine”

There is no

Amanda Cohen, chef of New York City’s Dirt Candy, has some advice on how to become a chef: “Don’t.”

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Study Reveals Rampant Fish Fraud In Major City

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