THE CRITICS— Todd Kliman looks into the idea that D.C. lacks a distinct food culture, talking to several food writers. Is that why the city gets overlooked for James Beard Awards? [Washingtonian]
LOUDOUN COUNTY— Purcellville is getting a new distillery. It will be called Corcoran Spirits LLC. [LT]
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS— California Tortilla is branching out a little. Now, find Korean tacos, Havana chicken tacos and carnitas verde tacos for a limited time. They're part of the chain's Street Tacos series. [EaterWire]
Editor's Note: This post has been updated to better reflect the scope of Todd Kliman's column.