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The Corned Beef Has Arrived!

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In the spring we mentioned that the DGS Deli would be opening in the summer. Well, it’s now Fall and we’re still wishing and hoping for some good corned beef. Good thing DGS has finally arrived; it’s D(eli) Day! D.C. gets compared to New York City in many ways, for better or worse. It’s almost […]

Mendelsohn Owns The Hill

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Apparently DC’ers aren’t sick of Spike yet. Mendelsohn is set to open a  steak-frites restaurant in the former Thai Roma space for a restaurant named Bearnaise slated to open in October. Mendelsohn’s rep Jordyn Lazar confirmed that they signed the lease in mid-July and will be a steak-frites concept. Bearnaise will serve lunch and dinner and it’ll be another sit-down […]

Dupont Gets a Deli

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Delis and their food have fallen dramatically in number and quality over the past few decades, especially in DC. But before you go stockpiling corned beef and pastrami there is good news on the horizon! Chef Barry Koslow (formerly of Tallula and Mendocino Grille) is partnering with David and Nick Wiseman (Roadside Food Projects) to open […]

DC’s First Kosher Food Truck

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Washington, D.C.’s has food trucks with lobster rolls, BBQ, gourmet pizza, Korean tacos and cupcakes and now we’ve got a kosher food truck! Spike Mendelsohn and on-board chef Malcolm Mitchell have teamed up with Sixth & I Synagogue to bring you traditional kosher fare to the streets of DC. The menu is largely community driven so […]

Have a Passover Sweet Tooth?

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If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re tired of the same old  Passover-safe desserts why don’t you give chocolate-covered caramel matzah a try? I REALLY doubt that there is anything better than chocolate and toffee. Chef David Lebovitz has a great blog about life in Paris which is where I stumbled across this delicious […]

The Art of Breakfast

For us at The Chosen, brunch is easily the most favorite meal of the day. Give us an omelet, rye toast and some bacon (shh, don’t tell Bubbe) and we’re set! Dana Moos, born and bred in Potomac, Maryland was involved in real estate and commercial property management before her and her husband decided to move […]

Shmaltz Brewing Company

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We hope you’ve recovered from feasting on all of the soup and the brisket and the latkes and those soft and gooey jelly doughnuts too! Now it’s time to drink some beer. We wouldn’t take up this space discussing any old ale or stout. No sir. We’re talking about the Shmaltz Brewing Company, home to […]

Happy Hanukkah! Latkes from The Bubbe

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Happy Hanukkah Everyone! We hope you are enjoying the Festival of Lights and you’ve started collecting some great gifts, too! Now it’s time to prepare the most traditional of Hanukkah fare – the latke. Our frequent contributor, The Bubbe, is here this week to show us how it’s done, in the way only she knows […]

The Chosen Pie

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The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to celebrate, and by celebrate we mean eat, than with a slice of pie. For years there has been a cake vs. pie debate and we always swayed towards cake…until we tasted the pie from Dangerously Delicious Pies. Rodney Henry started Dangerously Delicious Pies […]

Eating Local with Soupergirl

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This week we’re proud to feature Soupergirl, a good friend and early supporter of The Chosen. Soupergirl is really Sara Polon, a Potomac native and one-time stand-up comic who now pours all of her efforts into delivering delicious soup to your door or to a pickup location near you. After reading Michael Pollan’s compelling book, […]