Four Area Foodies are Great, Young

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Food & Wine has their “40 Big Thinkers 40 and Under” in November’s issue, and four of D.C.’s finest have made the cut. Coming in strong at number three on the list is 31-year-old White House chef Sam Kass, who is recognized for his “unprecedented” role as chef and policy adviser. With the White House influence on public school lunches and the eradication of childhood obesity, he has obviously got a lot on his plate (ha!).

You have to venture a little further down the list to find the rest of the D.C. representation, but in the grand scheme of things, coming in at number 34, 35 and 36 in the country is pretty respectable. Georgetown grads Nicholas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman (you know them as the Sweetgreen guys) are called out for having investors with an environmentally friendly tilt, such as Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stoneyfield Farms. Eater has the entire list here, in case you want to check and see if you made it for your ground-breaking Wheat Thin nachos.

Ashley Messick

Ashley is a born and bred Washingtonian who left for college but came running back to the District as fast as her little legs could carry her. By day she is a Capitol Hill brat, but by night she is a lean, mean, eating machine. It’s her goal in life to steal Anthony Bourdain’s job…by whatever means necessary. Contact her at Ashley (at) welovedc (dot) com or follow her on Twitter.

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