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D.C. Best of 2014 Is Out

Express Best of 2014 is out, with a lot of interesting food categories. We definitely want to get to TaKorean, a Korean taco truck which won in the Best Food Truck category. Arepa Zone, also a truck, led the Best South/Central American category. Don’t know arepas? The story describes them as “Venezuelan fried corn pockets, stuffed with meats and cheeses in combinations like shredded beef, queso fresco, plantains and black beans.” Continue reading

World Chili Eating Championship in DC Saturday

Some of us like to eat. Some like to watch others eat. For those who fall into the latter category, this Saturday will offer major thrills, as Ben’s Chili Bowl‘s 4th Annual World Chili Eating Championship will take place at the Taste of DC festival. Last year’s chili champ Bob Shoudt (two gallons in six minutes!) will attempt to defend his title against the famous Joey Chestnut and others. The competition takes place at 3PM at 11th and Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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