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District dining: A week of farm-to-table food

If there's one thing D.C. diners are familiar with, it's Restaurant Week. But for the third year, one local organization and its partners are putting their own spin on the food-focused week: The group is encouraging the hungry masses to eat locally.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 03:32pm EDT

Tags: Think Local First, Eat Local First Week, Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week, Suzanne Simon, D.C., local

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,

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, 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., 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: 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, 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, 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: 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: 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, festival, Smithsonian, Rachel Nania

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