There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.


I feel sort of bad subjecting you, first thing in the morning, to eight-plus minutes of what sounds like an English hostage taker rattling off demands. (Think Hans in Die Hard: “The following people are to be released from their captors: In Northern Ireland, the seven members of the New Provo Front…”).

OK, I tease, but, man, could this dude from the UK-based the food people use some coffee or a package of Zoloft. When not in danger of lapsing into a coma, the narrator does lay out a rather interesting list of things to look for in 2010: Peruvian food moving into fine dining, the rise of underground and illegal restaurants, “food cocooning,” and other future trends.

Take a listen now. Or wait til you need something to put you to sleep tonight.