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DC Chef Talks Sustainable Seafood On CNN

Photo courtesy of
‘Anacostia Fish Market #34’
courtesy of ‘andertho’

Barton Seaver, executive chef at Northwest DC’s restaurant Blue Ridge appeared on CNN today to speak about the realities of seafood sustainability and ways that Americans, and the world for that matter, can make their menus more sustainable when it comes to seafood.

Seaver recommends switching out mainstream choices such as tuna, swordfish and salmon, which have been seriously over fished and over eaten, with smaller, plentiful species like mackerel, sardines, clams, catfish, oysters, and my personal favorite, anchovies. Another practical and healthy suggestion is for restaurant and home chefs to use more vegetables in their dishes. And with the DC farmers market season ready to kick into gear, it’s the perfect time to incorporate produce from local sources into our cooking.

These simple and implementable cooking choices, according to Seaver, can have a measurable impact on depleted fish populations and can help in comprehensive efforts of seafood sustainability.

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Dining with Elites

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‘Grant Bar, Old Ebbitt Grill’
courtesy of ‘marialgilbert’

In a city known for it’s power grubbing politicians, it stands to reason that there are certain dining oasis that all of them congregate to.  Most are well known to DC locals, places like Old Ebbitt and the Palm, but CNN helpfully categorizes DC’s power restaurants by who your most likely to see dining in them.  For example, did you know that Sonia Sotomayor is a fan of Lebanese Taverna or than Rahm Emmanuel enjoys Tosca? If you want to rub elbows with our nation’s leaders and don’t quite know where to go, read the article to find out.

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CNN: Lost on Upper 16th Street

That's no where near downtown DC

That's no where near downtown DC

Are you watching CNN’s coverage of the “grenade like device” that DC police are responding to at 16th and Kennedy Street NW? If so, do you note the many errors in their report?

  1. 16th and Kennedy is not “downtown”, its 16th Street Heights and no where near the White House
  2. 16th and Kennedy is no where near the Egyptian Embassy, which is over by Van Ness
  3. Last but not least, I doubt there is an emergency at all – if DC Alert hasn’t sent at least a dozen texts about it, does it exist?

If you want the facts, try Fox News (did I just write that?). They have the park police reporting a suspicious package in the north playing field of Morrow Drive at Carter Barron.