Cathal Armstrong’s Alexandria

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It all started on a boat in the Chesapeake when a DC chef asked me, “Have you been to Cathal Armstrong‘s restaurants?” I’d been living in the DC area a few months and my food writing career had been focused mostly on my comfort zone of agriculture stories. I could barely feign to be some … Continue reading

Q&A with Olympic Gold Medalist Esther Lofgren

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I should have known Esther Lofgren was a big deal — or at least a hardcore athlete — when I saw her eating a giant footlong sandwich at a FireHook Coffee House in Alexandria a few weeks ago. I should have noticed her American flag manicure and, at six-foot-two, her rower-like athletic build. But it … Continue reading

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