The Wrap-Up: This Week in Random Food News

The Inn at Little Washington break-up, haute dogs, and secret menu items.

Patrick O’Connell and Reinhardt Lynch

Patrick O'Connell takes out a $17.5 million loan in order to buy out former partner Reinhardt Lynch's 50 percent interest in the Inn at Little Washington. But who gets the dalmatians? 

-A thread points us to an article about restaurants like Chipotle, Jamba Juice, even Burger King having secret menu items. Like White Gummy Bear smoothies. Yikes. 

-Internetters get really, really, really excited at the prospect of hot dogs. Especially ones named after Kobe Bryant. OK fine, us too.

-Shoebox Oven's Krishna Brown shares a Valentine's story that doesn't make us want to gag.

-Sonya "the Black Widow" Thomas may not have won the 2007 Wing Bowl (she placed third), but that doesn't change the fact that the Alexandria-based competitive eater once ate 552 oysters in ten minutes. Damn. 

-A new set of ethics rules may have been passed to curb the lavish wining and dining of congressmen, but lobbyists can use the powers of oysters, bagels, and risotto balls to sway lawmakers. 

-DCFoodies blogger Jason Storch is one hell of a husband.






Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.