8 DC Food Artisans You Need to KnowBy Rina Rapuano | April 7, 2014 By Rina Rapuano | April 7, 2014
If the recent uptick in gourmet markets is any indication, we can't get enough of the fun, artisanal foods popping up in such spaces - not to mention farmer's market stalls and other food meccas like Union Market. Local artisans are only too happy to fill those shelves - and our bellies - with their creative flavor combinations. Often, they have quit stable jobs to chase their passions after one too many people said, "That's amazing! You should bottle that."
Here are eight up-and-coming culinary pioneers who might be the next Gordy's Pickle Jar or Vigilante Coffee Co. or Soupergirl - or even Georgetown Cupcake. This next generation of artisans lead the way with their clever flavor twists, their drive and their entrepreneurial spirits, and we happily follow.