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Last week was not one that Y&H will reflect upon fondly. No, it has nothing to do with the lackluster debut of Top Chef D.C. It had everything to do with item No. 2 below. The subject of item No. 2 was always No. 1 on our list.

Here were your favorite five reads from last week:

  1. The ‘Top Chef’ D.C. Premiere: As Fascinating As Peeling Potatoes (*)
  2. RIP: Coltrane “Meatsack” Carman, the Best Eater I Ever Knew
  3. Yvette Alexander Takes Exception to the Washingtonian‘s Review of Ray’s the Steaks at East River
  4. D.C. Finally Getting a German Beer Garden? The Lagerheads Share Their Outdoor Picks in the Meantime.
  5. Fire Station 1 Restaurant and Brewing Co. Could Open on Friday

* A certain light-drinking Budweiser beer was, once again, a popular item among readers, but we’ve stopped counting it.