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This Week on Metro Connection: Down the Hatch

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:06:39
Welcome to "Metro Connection." I'm Rebecca Sheir and before we get started on today's show, a bit of a warning. You know when you were younger, people, grownups usually, would always warn you, don't eat before you go swimming, you'll get cramps.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:06:53
Well today, we're actually advising the opposite. We're not going swimming, but I hope you have at least a little bit of food in your belly, because if not, your stomach may very well be rumbling pretty soon. See, for the next hour, we're dishing about food in the D.C. region, because, you know, in case you haven't noticed, over the past few years, this area has really become quite the dining destination.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:07:17
The National Restaurant Association says in 2001, we had 1400 eating and drinking establishments at our disposal. In 2010, just last year, we had nearly 2,000. And those numbers, by the way, they just represent members of the association.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:07:33
If you widen your scope to include any business selling food, the numbers bump up to roughly 4,000. No, we're not going to attempt to visit all 4,000 this week, but we will bring you a bunch of stories and interviews that are, quite frankly, good enough to eat.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:07:50
We'll tuck into the underground farmer's markets generating buzz in the nation's capital. We'll swing by some food trucks and hear the latest in the ongoing turf war between these eateries on wheels and local restaurants. And we'll take a mouthwatering walk down memory lane, as we remember the region's food scene in the 1950s and '60s.
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