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Swizzlers: new players in the ball park frankfurter game

Whatever you do, don’t call a swizzler a hot dog. The brainchild of three recent Wake Forest University graduates, this update on the American classic is not your average ball park frank. They don’t want to be associated with the mystery meat and soggy bun that they see as the common ball park dog. What started …

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‘Conflict cuisines’ are basic to D.C.’s restaurant scene

Once it was common knowledge that you always knew where the latest global conflict was by looking at the new restaurant openings in Washington, D.C. It’s no coincidence that places like the Eden Center in Falls Church, Va., or Little Ethiopia on 9th Street N.W. and 18th Street N.W. in Adams Morgan were destinations of diaspora …

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Cheese pies and kebabs keep Armenian heritage alive

For 65 years, the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church has been holding The Armenian Fall Food Festival in the basement of their church in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. There in the serving line, women parish members dish out steaming lamb kebab, fresh tepsi boreg—phyllo dough stuffed with feta and mozzarella, and heaping …

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Slide show: Armenian food festival

Every fall, Washington’s Armenian community celebrates its heritage with a food festival. This was the 65th year for the annual event held at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church. Members of the church women’s guild work for long days preparing the Armenian foods they serve to festival goers. A video has more on the festival.

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Kitchen Sink: Saturday at the District Flea

If you’ve ever been to Brooklyn, you’ve probably been to the Brooklyn Flea — acres of flea market combined with rows of food vendors trying out the things some of them have dreamed up while sitting at their day jobs. Brooklyn Flea is trying the concept out in Washington, D.C., mostly with local vendors. Given …

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Smoked trout served best with memories

Aaron McCloud’s grandmother used to call him “Bones.” Even today, he’s not sure why. Maybe as a child he was long and lean like he is now. Or maybe it’s because she knew he would be working with meat and fish and herbs and, on occasion, bones, as a chef. McCloud, the 35-year-old executive chef of …

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Fishing for D.C. flavor at Maine Avenue

Never mind the museums lining the National Mall or the halls of power in and around the Capitol. An authentic taste of Washington, D.C., says native daughter Twanda Williams, requires a trip to the Maine Avenue Fish Market on the city’s Southwest waterfront. “This is the hottest spot in D.C., trust me,” says 47-year-old Williams. …

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