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DC Scoop: A cool treat, a heated competition

It's time to cool off this weekend after the summer's most sweltering week -- and what better way to do so than taste the District's best cold desserts for free.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 08:44am EDT

Tags: Natalie Tomlin, ice cream, DC Scoop, Union Market, D.C., gelato, food

Va. tobacco farmers turn to chickpeas, hummus to restore revenue

Smoking is out, but hummus is in. It's a healthy problem to have, but what does that mean for Virginia's tobacco farmers?

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31am EDT

Tags: chickpea, hummus, Virginia, tobacco, agriculture, Natalie Tomlin, Dr. Harbans Bhardwaj, William Crutchfield, James Brown, Sabra, food, farming

The ABCs of H Street NE

If you haven't explored the H Street corridor yet, it's about time you did. It can be daunting, choosing from the many bars, restaurants and places to play, but this list of both hotspots and holes-in-the-wall should give you a place to start.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:47pm EDT

Tags: h street, H Street corridor, D.C., food, restaurants, Dana Gooley

Meal trucks, apartments help feed low-income kids this summer

Everyday a meal truck visits six apartment complexes in Suitland, Md., to help feed low-income children. Without access to free or reduced school meals, feeding children during the summer can cause struggling families' grocery bills spike.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:43am EDT

Tags: food, hunger, Share our Strength, john aaron

A personal trainer's top 7 superfoods

Exercise, alone, is not enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle. What we put into our bodies has a direct effect on how we look and feel. One local personal trainer offers his favorite superfood.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 01:01pm EDT

Tags: The Body You Want, Josef Brandenburg, food, healthy food, health, super food, cooking, fitness, superfood

Protect against food poisoning at your next cookout

Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: cookout, Grilling, july 4th, Paula Wolfson, food, sick, food poisoning, Fourth of July, diarrhea

H Street NE next step for Ben's Chili Bowl

The long wait for half smokes on H Street is coming to an end. A couple of years after the proprietors of Ben's Chili Bowl purchased the 105-year-old building at 1001 H St. NE, finally, we have progress.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:59pm EDT

Tags: food, h street

Made in America: Local chefs value homegrown products

In a metropolitan area like D.C., finding farm-fresh produce can be difficult. Finding organic, locally grown food is even harder. However, to some chefs, going the extra mile for natural food is worth it -- for reasons more than taste.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 10:37am EDT

Tags: food, farms, local, Bayou Bakery, BBQ Joint, District Commons, Dana Gooley

Weekend guide: Live music, culinary cook-offs and international films

Hungry for an exciting summer weekend? Don't let the heat -- and looming chance for potential thunder storms -- keep you inside. There's plenty going on in, and around, D.C. throughout the weekend, including live music, food and film events.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:29am EDT

Tags: weekend, weekend guide, music, film festival, food, festival, Smithsonian, Rachel Nania

Jose Andres launches retail business (Video)

As if running award-winning restaurants, writing cookbooks and teaching classes at Harvard and George Washington universities weren't enough to keep chef Jose Andres busy, his D.C.-based ThinkFoodGroup has started a retail business selling Spanish oils and foods.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 06:00pm EDT

Tags: jose andres, food

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