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Food & Drink Chat Archives

Read the archive of our chat with food authors, mixologists, chefs and more.

  • Chefs Chat About Brunch, Thursday, May 8 at 11 AM

    In the spirit of Mother’s Day—one of the biggest brunch days of the year—we brought in three chefs who offer stellar late-morning menus to chat about all things brunchy and breakfasty.

  • Greg Engert of Rustico Talks Beer

    Greg Engert is the 28-year-old beer guru at Alexandria’s Rustico, where he pairs the gourmet pizzas and comfort fare with brews from his hand-picked list of over 300. The Middlebury College alum discovered his passion for beer while traveling in Europe after graduation.

  • Chat with Pastry Chefs Heather Chittum, Michelle Poteaux, and Josh Short

    On Thursday, April 3 at 11 am, three of the area’s top pastry chefs—all 2008 RAMMY award nominees—will chat live on Want to know their take on the current cupcake craze? Or how to avoid home baking disasters?

  • Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

    Did you know that one of the world’s best Chinese restaurants is in Dubai? Read about this and more in our chat with Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles.

  • Flips, Fizzes, and Other Fabulous Cocktails: A Chat With Three Mixologists

    Three of the areas best mix masters chat about cocktails, spirits, and the local bar scene. Looking for tips on how to stock your bar at home? Wondering what high-end rum or boutique bourbon to buy? Curious about what cocktail trends will pop up this summer? The answers are here.

  • What Makes a Good Neighborhood Restaurant?

    What makes a good neighborhood restaurant? Is it the scene? The food? The prices? The convenience? Why do we gravitate to some places and not others? Read the transcript of our Neighborhood Eats chat.