Heard around the DC Foodies blogosphere this week...Here we are at the apex of summer, and Counter Intelligence has compiled a delicious list of 'to do's' before summer's end. The list includes a tomato salad using produce from Toigo Orchards (at many area farmers markets), a candied habanero margherita at Bourbon and ceviche at Oyamel. What's on your list, DC Foodies?
Did you know the the Clydes Restaurant Group is commited to local farmers? Sauce on the Side reports that for the sixth year, Clydes has hosted the Slow Food convivium, this year held at Clyde's at Willow Creek Farm in Broadland's, Va. On their plot of land, some 20,000 honey bees pollinate the crops which they grow, and give honey that is harvested by beekeepers. Read more about the local food, loving prepared and shared by slow food enthusiasts here.
Where will you be to celebrate the begining of the Beijing Olympics? Can't be there in person? That's okay--DC has plenty of options for Chinese food. Our own Mike Bober's, Capital Spice recommends City Lights of China., with their "pillowy wontons" and spicy Kung Pao. Whether you seek out true Cantonese cuisine, like to nibble on chicken feet, or just feel like a bowl of hot and sour soup, root through that drawer (and we all have them) to find your favorite Chinese delivery/take out flyer, grab your chopsticks, and tune in to watch the opening ceremonies tonight.
Congratulations to Mango and Tomato for winning this week's Root Source Challenge: Plum. Olga entered her recipe for Pizza with Plums, Gorgonzola, Red Onions and Pine Nuts. This amazing ode to summer is one more reason to make pizza at home!
Do you Twitter? Do you text about what's making your taste buds go to their happy place? You can now follow DC Foodie's Jason Storch on Twitter, and soon, Todd Kliman of the Washingtonian. For those of you in Northern Virginia, you can follow Northern Virginia Magazine's Warren Rojas here. Who's next? Tim? Tom?
Remember, DC Restaurant Week starts on Monday. Check out our comprehensive menu guide and be sure to report back with the good, the bad and whatever comes in between.