Life, style & food in the District
This weekend, I traded-in my usual morning shows for some more food-friendly programming. Foodie and the Beast aired its weekly Sunday morning show in front of a live audience at Carmine’s on 7th St, NW, and Kent and I were among the lucky 100-plus audience attendees (I was covering the event for DCeventjunkie).
For those who have never listened to the show, it is brilliant, to say the least: hilarious, informative and steeped in local food pride. In addition to the hosts’ witty banter and inside “know” on all things food in D.C., they attract stellar guests. Today’s show boasted an all-star line-up, including James Beard award-winning chef, Michel Richard (I was way too giddy to see him), Jeff Black, Scott Drewno, Nicholas Stefanelli and cookbook author Joan Nathan.
It’s not hard to believe that all of these culinary power-houses inspired some much needed food inspiration (you may have noticed that my last post was months ago) – Inspiration that includes everything from cooking with less butter (Richard says he is trying it… I’ll believe it when I see it!), to trying some new local restaurants (Toki Underground, Citronelle and Peal Dive are at the top of my list) and even mixing stronger cocktails (Carmine’s mixologist Erin Ward was serving some mean–and creative–cocktails to the hosts and the audience).
I can’t say much more, without giving away my entire article, so be sure to check out my full report early this week on DCeventjunkie! …Yes, this was not a real post, just a plug! But there are pictures (click on the below images to enlarge)!
Until next time…. Happy eating!