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Lollipops are all over the news. This past weekend, the Wall Street Journal featured a really fun article about restaurants offering their patrons lollipops- sweet and savory as treats. (with a nice shout out to Komi)

You've sailed through your fava bean ravioli with lamb's tongue and mint. The roasted pork shoulder with morcilla (blood sausage) and crispy trotter barely fazed you. Maybe the dash of balsamic vinegar on the strawberry shortcake made you a bit dizzy. But the most awesome touch -- the sucker punch you might call it -- at smart Komi in Washington, D.C., is the lollipops (think sour orange and salted lemon) the chef sends out with the check.... Fine-dining fads inevitably die off. But for now, the lollipop rides high, while the foams of yesteryear have lost their airy oomph.... Many restaurateurs are serving savory "lollipops" on sticks, some of them standing up in midair.
And the Washington BizBash has an article explaining how the intricacies of the new lobbying rules are doing away with sit down meals and buffets, and replacing them with toothpick foods and lollipop receptions.
On the new menu were tempura lobster lollipops with a tomato/tarragon aioli, and one-bite rosemary lamb chops with a pomegranate sauce....The U.S. House of Representatives had just adopted new ethics guidelines that make a table setting a hallmark of impropriety at certain events. Says Gerstel: "They were concerned that members of Congress would not attend because of worries about breaking the rules."
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Lollipops are all over the news. This past weekend, the Wall Street Journal featured a really fun article about restaurants offering their patrons lollipops- sweet and savory as treats. (with a nice shout out to Komi) And the Washington BizBash has an article explaining how the intricacies of the new lobbying rules are doing away with sit down meals and buffets, and replacing them with toothpick foods and lollipop receptions.

I love Raymond Sokolov--he's one of my favorite food writers. I have several of his books.

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