Hungry for Linkage: Ovvio Osteria Loses Chef + Sri Lankan in Arlandria + Cauliflower is the New Brussels Sprout

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Ovvio Osteria / Photo by Jonathan Timmes

Ovvio Osteria, one of the newest restaurants in the growing dining scene of Merrifield, loses its chef. Here is the review from the January issue of Northern Virginia Magazine.

A cartoon on eating live octopus explores feelings of both joy and guilt. [The New Yorker]

The new Shakthia Sri Lankan restaurant in Arlandria, receives praise from Tyler Cowen for its string hoppers and also its Indian menu: “I would not be surprised if they made this place one of the areas’ best Indian restaurants too.” [TCEDG]

Cauliflower, by the way, is the new Brussels sprout,” and other 2014 predictions. [NPR]

The most disturbing food trend: distracted dining. “Now restaurants are beginning to put their menu items into forms that accommodate the cell phone obsessed—so you can eat with one hand, while the other holds the phone.” [The Food Channel]

Recipe crush: mustard roasted broccoli pate with leeks and lemon. [The First Mess]

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