goatsdoroamTop Chef winner Stephanie Izzard creates a moveable feast… complete with bacon.  Dear Chef Izzard, we will come to Chicago for the next one if you invite us. For realsies. 
 
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Restaurants and vendors are already preparing homemade sauerkraut, a Baltimore table staple, for Thanksgiving.

Justin Guthrie is rolling out warming winter cocktails at POV and Metrocurean has a first look.

The Internet Food Association talked with Top Chef’s casting director as the show came looking for talent in our area this past week.

The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show is back in town again this weekend – you can still get there to check out Paula Deen, Tyler Florence, and DC’s own Capital Cooking Show tomorrow.

Restaurant 3 is holding a Southern Thanksgiving – complete with Turducken!

Forget sweaters and changing leaves. Here are ten telltale signs we know it’s fall in DC. Cupcake Challenge 051

1.       Dinner switches from gazpacho to roasted chicken

2.       Mike gets reacquainted with the Big Green Egg

3.       After a summer of crabs at Quarterdeck and Tangier Island, our go-to seafood is oysters at Johnny’s Half Shell and mussels at Granville Moore’s.

4.       Elizabeth starts baking again

5.       Pumpkin beer!

6.       We’re on the hunt for savory recipes starring leeks and butternut squash

7.       We say good-bye to the basil lemontini and hello to the warm duck Rueben at the Poste bar

8.       Too many local apples, not enough apple recipes

Apple Cake 0349.       Kiss the sunglasses good-bye. We go from al fresco dining to cozy lounges and tea houses.

10.    Fall colors bring road trips and local discoveries like Wasmund’s single malt applewood smoked whiskey.