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  • Loudoun’s swankiest new shopping center aims to make Ashburn feel more urban

    When Loudoun County’s first Whole Foods opens later this month, it’ll bring with it a lot of firsts for the county — and, developer Regency Center hopes, plenty of that area’s wealthy shoppers. Clad in…

  • General Mills plans major move toward cage-free eggs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain. The Golden Valley-based company…

  • A $125 martini? Yes — and it’s selling

    WASHINGTON — As if food and drink isn’t expensive enough in the D.C. area already, a new steakhouse in the District is offering a $125 martini. But maybe you can’t blame it — in the…

  • ​D.C. restaurant group jumps into the distilling game

    The next project from the team behind the Founding Farmers group of restaurants will be a 12,000-square-foot restaurant with an in-house distillery near Mount Vernon Square in downtown D.C. Farmers & Distillers aims to open…

  • Portable farms take root as new use for shipping containers

    Your lettuce may be local, but that doesn’t mean it comes from a farm. A new agricultural idea is taking root in D.C. — and it involves shipping containers.

  • Chinese families of Yale students grow a garden, tradition

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A once-vacant city block at the northern edge of Yale University now teems with exotic herbs and vegetables, tended carefully by a community of graying people from China who are…

  • Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about…

  • Can You Trust a Skinny Chef?

    Before Carla Hall became co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” or a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef” or even a chef at all, she was a skinny little girl who grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where…

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when the New…

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

    BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to “Remember the Alamo,” after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of…

  • Oreos get thin, going for ‘sophisticated’ air

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…

  • Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

    (NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next. Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand…

  • Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

    (NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next. Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand…

  • 11 Wonderful Ways to Use Watermelon

    The juicy fruit of summer, watermelon, never fails to please. And many people don’t realize how healthy it is, thinking it’s simply sugar and water. In fact, watermelon actually contains more lycopene than any other…

  • How to Stay Healthy on a Road Trip

    So you’ve heard the call of the open road — and you’ve finally decided to answer. Don’t feel too guilty about ditching the office water cooler for Route 66; studies indicate that taking some much-needed…