BLIND ITEM: Which pastry chef from a new-on-the-scene DC area restaurant got a call from Top Chef producers?
Chicago chefs are monitoring Twitter to scope the best seafood from their merchants. 

Photo by Georges Gobet, AFP/Getty Images

Photo by Georges Gobet, AFP/Getty Images

Punch Club returns this Sunday.  
A Belgian farmer sprays milk on police during a milk price protest in Brussels. Riot police udderly humiliated!
Pete Bakes is back and he’s brought lemon rosemary cookies to make friends again. 
Is hard cider poised for a comeback?  
From Komi to Marvin tries Acadiana and discovers “the fanny pack of the Delta.” 
The Obamas dined at Blue Duck to celebrate their anniversary.

A Measured Memory teaches the fine art of pantry cookies
How to French butcher a rack of lamb.  
The Cashion team plans an upscale market as reported by Metrocurean
Wicked Cranberry experiments with a spicy soba dish
RIP Gourmet magazine
Celebrate Oktoberfest with these 2 traditional meals
Macheesmo’s homemade olive bread is sure to make your house a home.  
Taste of Georgetown is this weekend. 
The Glamazon Diaries alerts us to a holy union of a Christian Louboutin glass slipper and champagne.  

Old Bay celebrates its 70th birthday
… and China is enjoying its 200th Dairy Queen.