Go for the sub, stay for the soppressata
WaPo has a guide to wandering the aisles of D.C.'s Italian markets. Prepared food and ingredients should both be considered equally. [WaPo]
Don't hold the macaroni salad
Eater has the 411 on the Hawaiian plate lunch. The regional speciality will be familiar to Hula Girl fans. [E]
Pappy watchers, take note
Pappy Van Winkle fans (as well as the Pappy-curious) should mark the calendar for March 24. Bobby Van's Grill will be hosting a tasting dinner featuring a shot each of Pappy 10, 12, 15, 20 and 23 (plus five courses and an open bar). It's $250 per person — they're opening a few seats up to the public after first focusing on regulars for the dinner.
Bon Appetit notices major chefs getting into the coffee business. That includes the team behind Rose's Luxury and Maketto. [BA]