Posts Tagged ‘groceries’

Hungry for Linkage: Beer for Breast Cancer + Blue Sea Cajun Seafood and Bar in Shirlington + Groceries that Have Your Vote

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, October 10th, 2013

For Breast Cancer Awareness month, women from six regional breweries came together to create the Pretty in Pink Pomegranate Saison. Participants include local favorites Mad Fox Brewing Company, Lost Rhino Brewing, and Capitol City Brewing as well as DC and NC breweries. Twenty percent of the Pretty in Pink proceeds go to charity. 

American Tap Room dances its way into Reagan National Airport. [Eater]

Vegan restaurant rejected in favor of opening Blue Sea Cajun Seafood and Bar in Shirlington. [ARLnow]

Crazy beer flavors: Avocado and honey, key lime pie, and pine-needle. Craziest: Bull testicle. [The Daily Meal]

A rundown of Virginia’s wineries via DC Wine Week. [InTheCapital]

Where you buy food could say something about about your political leanings. [NPR]



Fighting the Good Fight (Mostly)

Posted by The Editorial Desk / Monday, March 16th, 2009

Happened upon this hastily scrawled shopping list carelessly left behind (strike 1) at the pharmacy counter of my local Giant:

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Found it interesting that the author took the time to seek out organic, fat-free milk and cage-free eggs (the non-descript “H2O” could denote self-bottled water, but I’ll play the cynic here and assume they were going the pre-packaged/designer route – strike 2), yet could not pass up the opportunity to feast upon the trisodium citrate (industrial flavor additive), partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil (genetically modified cooking agent), dried corn syrup (industrial sweetener) and distilled monoglycerides (industrial emulsifier) found in every Fruit Roll-Up:

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(strike 3! You’re outta here, buddy!)

Anybody else ready to cop to their Achilles’ heel snack(s)?

(I’ve been known to enjoy a Drake’s Devil Dog (or two), but can claim blissful ignorance as I refuse to read the nutritional content).

–Warren Rojas



Heinz Pours on Super Bowl Love

Posted by The Editorial Desk / Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Steeler Nation can now use those terrible towels to mop up the commemorative ketchups Heinz has trotted out to glorify Pittsburgh’s quarter century of gridiron glory (the Steelers clinched their sixth title –the first NFL franchise to do so–by deating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLII).