Good morning! Is anyone else just dying for a taste of spring? A little warm sunshine…. a trip to VA wine country… the excuse to throw the windows open and let in fresh air? Your calendar is actually wrong. February is the longest month of the year.
The Peeps diorama contest is back! 
A peek into the McDonald’s test kitchen
Frank Bruni wonders at the competitive smugness that surrounds dining in elite restaurants. 
The Bitten Word has advice on selecting a CSA
Young & Hungry reports on the sweet new shop taking up residence in Takoma Park, MD. 
Get the ins and outs of a Taiwanese night market from The Upstart Kitchen. 
Would you pay $110 for a bowl of ramen? 
Best Bites Blog reviews La Fromagerie in Old Town. 
Ben & Jerrys announces plans to go all-sustainable with their ingredients, meaning each item will be from Fair Trade Certified resources.  
Looking for a hearty vegetarian dish? Try The Garden Apartment’s roasted portabella with quinoa.  
Restaurant Refugee mourns the loss of Polly’s on U St.

Endless Simmer wants you to spill the beans on your dream donut.