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Young & Hungry regulars know by now that Tim Carman signed off from his perch at Washington City Paper and his farewell column, is, of course, our greatest hit for last week.

As we search for Carman’s replacement, we’re still having fun on the Young & Hungry blog.

Scott Reitz discovered a really tasty bánh mì sandwich at Ba Bay. (Reitz also admitted he’s having “commitment problems” in the buffalo wings department.) Y&H commenters directed Stefanie Gans to a tempeh sandwich that doesn’t suck.

I avoided poking a Russian naval officer with a pork skewer from Springfield’s Mayuree Thai Food Express and juggled coconuts while chatting with a Thai agriculture minister about forbidden fruits, current and former. I also discovered that eating a Maine-style lobster roll in a basement bank vault might improve its flavor.

Roberto Donna faced the music … on the Ask Tom chat on Wednesday. The superchef didn’t exactly apologize for his misdeeds but did help a reader needing to rectify an unfortunate situation involving a “disappointing Dolcetto” in Las Vegas!

And I suppose that follow the dearly departed Mr. Carman’s Y&H Greatest Hits format requires me to number the best of the headlines—in this case, seven of them:

1. The Salad Daze: Farewell, Young & Hungry
2. Ba Bay Says Bánh Mì Nine Times Fast
3. At Thai King’s Birthday Bash, Sampling Current and Former Forbidden Fruits
4. Scoring Ask Roberto: A Grilling or Light Sautee?
5. Comments Come True: Tempeh Panini at Busboys and Poets
6. Having an Enhanced Lobster Roll Experience, Indoors
7. Bar Food Philandering: Wings Edition

Photo by Scott Reitz