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  • Arepas may be D.C.’s next food craze

    WASHINGTON — First there was the taco. Then, the empanada took a turn in the spotlight. Now, it’s all about the arepa. Over the summer, the South American street food soared to popularity on D.C.’s…

  • What customers can eat with McDonald’s customized menu

    (AURORA, Colo.) — Customers at a McDonald’s in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options. A McDonald’s location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the…

  • New boss of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants plans expansion

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The new leader of the Frisch’s Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy’s brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court…

  • Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com. The site found in an online Harris Poll done July 31…

  • Skip the kids menus: Making dining out healthy for children

    It’s been a chaotic summer for my family, as we packed up our lives and moved from the city to the suburbs. My kitchen disappeared into cardboard boxes during the weeks prior to our move,…

  • Which type of oil is healthiest?

    It used to be that when you wanted an oil to cook with, you went to the supermarket, grabbed a bottle of oil from the shelf and went on your way. Boy, how times have…

  • Beer of the Week: Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale

    WASHINGTON — No matter what the label says, cracking a bottle of this is a smart move. WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food & Wine Sommelier of the…

  • Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are starting to see the benefits of offering daintier…

  • Wine of the Week: Second date wines

    Scott Greenberg picks a few wines that just might get you a second date.

  • Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talk to folks on the street about the “holy trinity” and you’re as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That’s New Orleans, a…

  • A chef’s ‘long romance’ — with a garden

    Chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve didn’t always love gardening. But over the years, it’s become a major part of his personal life and his restaurant’s kitchen.

  • Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talk to folks on the street about the “holy trinity” and you’re as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That’s New Orleans, a…

  • McDonald’s, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s and its supplier Tyson Foods say they’ve cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed…

  • StarKist may owe you $25

    WASHINGTON — Never doubt that one man can make a difference. Patrick Hendricks filed a class action suit against the tuna giant StarKist in 2013, claiming that their 5-ounce cans of tuna were underfilled. Federal…

  • How to avoid foodborne illness

    If you’ve ever had food poisoning — and chances are that you have — you know how a little bug can throw off your entire week without warning. An estimated 1 in 6 Americans, or…