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Wine_tasting_2 Heard around the DC Foodies blogosphere this last week...Iced coffee is cool again. It's ok, really, according to the Washington Post's article entitled "Roasting Raises the Coffee Bar" by Michaela Weissman.  You can enjoy a "transcendent" cup of Kuta coffee over ice, served up by David Gwathmey at Grape + Bean in Alexandria's Old Town.

This week, The Garden Apartment also reported on a visit to Grape + Bean, which highlights fair trade Counter Culture coffee. She tells of her husband's enlightenment when savoring a cup of la Golondrina and recommends that coffee enthusiasts check out a book called God in a Cup.

If you find that wine tasting is your thing, you can look forward to continuing your tasting in Columbia Heights, where the 11th St. Deli is becoming a wine bar with indoor and outdoor seating, according to Prince of Petworth. Across the Potomac in Virginia, you can enjoy Old World labels with a concentration on France at Bar Baudelaire above La Gaulois on King Street in Old Town. Bar Baudelaire also offers terrines, French cheeses and charcuterie.

Chef Andrew Markert will take over as Executive Chef at Tallulah, according to Apples and Bananas. Chef Markert, most recently the Chef de Cuisine at Vermillion, will continue to oversee menus at both Tallulah and Eat Bar, according to Michael Babin, President of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group.

In a quandary over what restaurant to book for Restaurant Week? Capital Spice can help you narrow down your choice geographically with a helpful Google map that locates every restaurant participating in next month's DC Restaurant Week.

For any DC Foodie in need of validation that we do indeed live in a gastronomic destination, Anthony Bourdain filmed an episode of No Reservations here last week. Spotted at Cafe Atlantico, the Penn Quarter farmers market, Eamonn's and the PX, Bourdain sightings brought no small amount of excitement to the blogs and boards. And, perhaps, new friendships.



Vermillion is one of my favorite restaurants; I wonder what this news means?


As long as Chef Tony Chittum in heading the kitchen, Vermillion is in good hands ;-)

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