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Local restaurant and market planned for Takoma Park

Busboys and Poets is planning to open its fifth location in Takoma Park, and the new restaurant will also feature a local market.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: Busboys and Poets, restaurant, farmers market, Takoma Park

Bringing live, culinary competitions to Washington

Ever wonder what it would be like to watch Bryan Voltaggio parachute from an airplane, land in a field and create a culinary masterpiece? OK, so many Top Chef fans already watched this adrenaline-fueled adventure on the hit show's season premier, but one local company is hoping to bring that experience to hungry Washingtonians, firsthand.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:05am EDT

Tags: Kulinary Concepts, kitchen war, Top Chef, competition, Faith Davis

The farmers behind the farmers market

As Virginia's Farmers Market Week draws to a close, WTOP took a trip to the Ballston FRESHFARM Market to get the stories behind the men and women who grow and make our food.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 08:44am EDT

Tags: farmers market, FreshFarm Market, Rachel Nania, local, farm

Celebrating the American food experience in a garden

Hibiscus and orchid cupcakes, fried green tomato sandwiches and cucumber cups with shrimp ceviche. These are all the edible ways in which the National Museum of American History is celebrating food with the public this summer.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 07:02am EDT

Tags: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Food in the Garden, museum, garden

Bethesda/Chevy Chase Restaurant Week

Foodies, restaurant-lovers and Bethesda locals, rejoice. From July 29 to Aug. 4, you can support nearly 30 local restaurants and enjoy great deals during Bethesda/Chevy Chase Restaurant Week.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 08:39am EDT

Tags: restaurant, Bethesda, Bethesda/Chevy Chase Restaurant Week, Chevy Chase, Natalie Tomlin

WTOP's Top 10: The best food truck

If there is one thing the D.C. area is not lacking, it's variety in food truck options. From lobster rolls, to grilled cheese and pho, Washingtonians sure have their pick. But there is only one winner.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 08:23am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, Top Ten, Top 10, food truck, Loudoun County, bbq, barbecue, Monk

Avoid cyclospora infections with local fruits, vegetables

A stomach bug linked to produce can keep you in the bathroom. Here are tips for selecting produce that is less likely to be contaminated.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: produce, cyclospora, Mary Beth Albright, farmers market

Dine out without wrecking your diet

Eating out doesn't have to mean disaster for your diet. With a few smart and healthy decisions, you can enjoy dining out while still keeping your health and fitness goals on track.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 09:21am EDT

Tags: Lisa Reed, restaurants, eating out, dining out, health, fitness, tips

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,

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