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Michael Pollan at Strathmore; New Verizon Center Food

BETHESDA—Fans of Michael Pollan take note that the food writer known for his books In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma will be speaking at Strathmore on Wednesday evening as part of their speaker series. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the Music Center and ticket prices start at $31.50. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN—If you're planning on watching any hockey at the Verizon Center this season, there are some new food options available. The Acela Club will now have both a mac & cheese bar and a wing bar, while the Zone and Nothing but Net stands are stuck with expanded fruit-and-vegetable offerings. [EaterWire]

CHEF SHUFFLESJ&G Steakhouse has announced that Guy Golin joined the restaurant as sommelier back in September. Golin previously worked with the EatGoodFood group at Virtue Feed & Grain and the Majestic, and he also led the wine program at Kyma in Annapolis. [EaterWire]

CLEVELAND PARKDino hosts a beer dinner tomorrow night with the Great Lakes Brewing Company. A reception starts at 6:30 p.m. for the dinner that'll set you back $49 and apparently includes "the best tasting ugly dessert you have ever had." [EaterWire]

CLARENDON—ARLnow notices that Cafe Wilson closed on Friday and learns that the owner was not given the option of renewing her lease, but hopes to reopen in another location. [ARLnow]

HERNDON—The Washington Business Journal reports that the region's eighth location of MOM's Organic Market opens in Herndon on Friday. [WBJ]