Heard around the DC Foodies blogosphere this week...Just in time for the official beginning of summer, Rustico's brew pops are back, according to Counter Intelligence. Thanks to an amended Virginia ABC law, you can enjoy seven flavors, including Framboise and Banana.
Also for summer, it's the One Local Summer challenge, in which Foodie Tot's is participating. From June through August, one meal a week is prepared using only local ingredients (except pantry staples) in an effort to reduce our food's carbon footprint. You can follow FT's delicious meals made from her market excursions here.
DC Foodies welcomes three new blogs. First is Adventures in Shaw, a blogger who loves food and DC, and writes about them both. This week, Adventures in Shaw gives us Orange Walnut Tea Bread and Morel Mushroom Ravioli. Go for the recipes, or just for the food porn. Second, is Mango & Tomato. M&T is a blogger from Arlington, VA who loves ethnic food. Check out the site for spicy goodness, including this week's Chicken in Indian Marinade. Finally, there is a new blog that is really a blog about a local cooking show called Capital Cooking. Lauren DeSantis is a DC lawyer, food lover, cooking instructor, blogger and now host of her new show. Capital Cooking has taped about 11 episodes thus far, and can be viewed on local cable. You can check out her blog, along with show information here.
Don Rockwell has been buzzing about Chef Jamie Stachowski's Thirsty Bernie Sports Bar & Grill in Arlington, VA. Many of the menu items so loved from Restaurant Kolumbia are back, including the pastrami sandwich, kielbasa and pierogies. The word is, cured meats are on the way. Be patient.
Finally, Todd Kliman's Best Bites Blog gives us an early look at Locolat in Adams Morgan. Locolat is a Belgium chocolate house which also serves, not surprisingly, Belgium waffles. Sandwiches are also available, including ham and cheese on a croissant and Chimay cheese on a ciabatta roll. In a few months, Locolat will add itself to the roster of outdoor dining venues in DC.