The Blair Mansion Restaurant is one of the few local dining establishments remaining from the 1950s.
The face of Washington's food culture is constantly changing, but how has it evolved? Rebecca Sheir sits down for lunch at Blair Mansion, a Silver Spring restaurant that's been feeding Washingtonians for more than half a century. Joining her to chat about D.C.'s food history is Sheilah Kaufman, of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C., and Robert Zeender, who's been running Blair Mansion for more than 50 years.
[Music: "Dinner Bell" by They Might Be Giants from Apollo 18]
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.