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The Wrap-Up: The Week in Food

Culinary bad-boy Anthony Bourdain slams the Food Network once again, this time trashing the network’s “just-plain stupid ‘concept’ of an Awards show where most of the 'awards' went to inanimate objects.” Indeed, categories in Sunday’s Food Network Awards show included Best Comfort Food and Best New Appliance. The quickly-expanding Wegmans chain scored the SUPER Market Award for a grocery store that “has changed the way we shop.” Regardless of our feelings on the network that Bourdain calls “crack-brained, rapacious and evil,” we’re pretty excited that plans are in the works for new Wegmans locations in Virginia (Woodbridge, Leesburg, Lake Manassas) and Maryland (Frederick, Landover)…

…the Post reports that wedding cake guru Peter Brett is the new pastry chef at Circle Bistro and Notti Bianche… 

…Circa opens in the former Wrapworks space in Dupont Circle, serving Greenberry’s coffees and teas, a roster of small and medium plates, cheeses, and desserts, plus there's outdoor seating and a bar/lounge open ‘till 2 AM… 

…Restaurants are going green for Earth Day this weekend, and the GOG blog tells us where to get a fix of organic and sustainable fare… 

…the City Paper praises Oyamel’s second coming in the Penn Quarter, but laments the $10 tab for salt air-topped margaritas. With this recipe, you can save the cash and attempt to make salt air at home…

…’s own Sarah Romer shares her best “Five Bites” of the week with Metrocurean… 

…Mixtec, a longstanding Mexican spot in Adams Morgan, reopens after “renovations”… 

…Why were so many chefs out of their kitchens last night? Todd Gray, Brian McBride, Roberto Donna, Ann Amernick, RJ Cooper and others cooked at the chef-centric DCJCC 10th Anniversary Gala. 

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