ICYMI: Chipotle-style Korean food heads to Arlington

Food news, plus it’s almost Mardi Gras. Order that king cake for the office now.

King Cake / Photo courtesy of Shake Shack
King Cake / Photo courtesy of Shake Shack

Bibimix, Chipotle-style Korean with fried chicken, could open as early as next week in Courthouse. [ARLnow]

Restaurant critic Laura Reiley of Tampa Bay Times sheds anonymity to increase her focus on food journalism (for which she recently was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist): “I believe there’s never been a more important time to write about food. Just as more people care about the provenance of what they eat, the food system has become infinitely more complex and opaque and the institutions for policing such things have become weaker.” [Tampa Bay Times]

How chipped credit cards are making it easier to “steal” from restaurants. [Washington City Paper]

Sloppy Mama’s Barbecue will join the lineup at Ballston Quarter Market Food Hall. [Facebook]

Sugar Shack is now taking orders for its king cake: braided cinnamon doughnut dough, glazed and topped with sour patch babies. There are also cinnamon-custard filled doughnuts with cinnamon glaze. [Facebook]

Smoking Kow BBQ will create barbecue row in Carlyle, joining Sweet Fire Donna’s and Rocklands Barbeque. [Alexandria Living]

Listen woman, let me tell you how to cook dinner for me in this Instant Pot. [Daily Mail]

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