It’s been a sad week for the Toki Underground family. Earlier this week it was announced that Montserrat House would host a Vietnamese pop-up called “Pho U,” which featured Toki Underground chef Thang Le. When the event was suddenly cancelled, announced via Twitter, we learned that there’d been a sudden and tragically loss in the family. While we still do not know how or why we lost Chef Le, there’s been an outpouring of support from the food community. While Toki Underground has reopened, “Pho U” has been postponed for the foreseeable future. City Eats sends our love and condolences to Le’s family, friends and colleagues.
If ever there was a time for comfort food, it appears that time is now. The Washington Post has a run down of comfort dishes reinterpreted by DC chefs. Head cheese sliders anyone?
Oh, Mike Isabella. How you love to tease us so! The Top Chef-er is playing coy again — this time in response to rumors that he’ll be opening a Greek joint on 14th Street.
Greek food, shmeek food. Todd Kliman wants to know why more DC restaurants aren’t serving proper pie! I’m more of a cake gal myself but way to fight for the cause, Todd. *puts fist in air*
Raise your hand if you love raw milk! Actually, no, don’t. We wouldn’t want anyone to get into trouble. DC’s Amish raw milk supplier has officially been shut down. After the government raided the farm last year (drop the udders! I repeat, drop the udders and put your hands up now!?), Food Safety News has now reported that a federal judge issued a permanent injunction against the farm, forcing them to cease distribution to the buying club that brought them to DC.
Kind of a downer week in food news, I’d say, right? I’m off to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for a quick change of scenery – what are you, dear readers, up to this weekend?
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