Recap: National Geographic Explorers Festival

“Change for the better” was the theme of the 2017 National Geographic Explorers Festival: A Celebration of Exploration held in the courtyard of George Washington University. A star-studded cast of local chefs came together to celebrate luminaries in fields such as astrophysics and clean energy. Wonderfully entertaining music and dance performances lit up the stage…

3 Awesome April DC Food Events To Attend

If you’ve been hibernating this winter, then I hope you’re getting hungry. Once the calendar flips to April, three huge DC food festivals and events are taking place within two weeks of each other. The action kicks off with DC Taste of the Nation on April 4th, moves ahead to Washington City Paper‘s Best of…

DC Restaurant Buzz: 2 New Pizza Joints; Ramen Classes, Spring Updates, Chef Hires & More

The DC Restaurant Buzz is back, and as always, we’re locked and loaded with a jam-packed round-up of the latest dining news in and around the District. From new openings, to upcoming special events, industry personnel news and more, we have got it covered right here.

The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates

Man Talk Food has been away for a month, and we definitely have some catching up to do. Of course, we won’t be able to go back and cover everything we missed. Nevertheless, he have an absolutely mammoth round-up here with our 2015 debut of the D.C. Restaurant Buzz. This is a big one, folks.…

December DC Buzz: An Abundance of Holiday Restaurant Specials & Gift Ideas

Tis the season to be jolly… because Man Talk Food is here to help you coast through the holiday madness. We have loads of holiday-themed restaurant specials and deals, along with special gift ideas, and from there, some additional events and news. Dive in.

3 Huge November Foodie Events in D.C.: Emporiyum, Metro Cooking Show, Capital Food Fight

Three of Washington, D.C.’s best foodie events of the year are taking place within a week of each other this November: The Metro Cooking Show, Emporiyum, and the Capital Food Fight. Can you handle all three? Check out the details on each of them here.

DC Restaurant Buzz: Oyamel Day of the Dead, Isabella’s Pepita pops up at G, Taste of DC & Bethesda, Second State

There’s lots of good booze news right now in D.C., but there’s always plenty of restaurant buzz too. Here’s our latest roundup, ranging from new restaurants and grand openings, to special celebrations and offerings, and much more.

Catch Up With 5 Washington, D.C., Top Chefs

Washington, D.C., has proven to be a hotbed for reality and cooking show contestants, particularly for Bravo’s “Top Chef.” The area is home to many big-name competitors and cheftestants from various seasons of the show, and since their time being berated by Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi, they have all gone on to achieve success.

Mike Isabella’s Graffiato Now in Business: Opening Weekend Review

When I spoke with Mike Isabella 2 1/2 months ago, he was getting his hands dirty and doing all of the gritty behind the scenes work to open up his new restaurant Graffiato, located in Washington D.C.’s Penn Quarter. After some delays and setbacks along the way, Graffiato finally debuted, which meant it was time…

‘Top Chef All-Stars’ Mike Isabella Interview: New Restaurant Graffiato Ready to Debut

Mike Isabella is fresh off his second stint as a competitor on “Top Chef,” Bravo’s super popular cooking competition slash reality television show, hosted by Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio. This time, Isabella starred on “Top Chef All-Stars,” which featured a deep cast of talented chefs who didn’t win their original seasons, giving them a…