Tim Carman

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on national food issues; critic covering affordable and under-the-radar restaurants in the D.C. area.

Education: University of Nebraska at Kearney, BA in journalism

Tim Carman is a food reporter at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 2010. Before joining The Post, he served for five years as food editor and columnist at Washington City Paper. Carman's previous jobs include managing editor at the Houston Press and entertainment reporter and critic at the Houston Post. He started his journalism career as a Wyandotte County bureau clerk at the Kansas City Star. He has written for Imbibe magazine, the American Scholar, Men's Journal and other publications. His work has appeared in five volumes of the "Best Food Writing" collections.
Latest from Tim Carman

Beard Awards disqualify an Alabama chef over ethics rules

Timothy Hontzas, chef at Johnny's Restaurant in Alabama, was taken out of consideration for the prestigious award for allegedly yelling at customers and staff.

May 13, 2023

Four Sisters, beloved Vietnamese restaurant, closing after 30 years

The Vietnamese restaurant Four Sisters will shutter on Mother’s Day, a fitting date for an establishment built on the recipes of matriarch Thanh Tran.

May 10, 2023

Dave’s Hot Chicken will have you begging for more, and maybe for mercy

The Los Angeles-based chain has opened its first location in the D.C. area. It's a barnburner.

May 1, 2023

Adams Morgan’s beloved Amsterdam Falafelshop is closing for good

Amsterdam Falafelshop founders Scott and Arianne Bennett taught Washingtonians that there was a better way to snack after late-night partying.

April 24, 2023

Jongro Korean BBQ in Wheaton transports you to a simpler, meatier time

This South Korean import is inspired by the Jongro District in Seoul, a place where history and modernity meet, just as they do at this terrific restaurant.

April 17, 2023

The best food at Nationals Park — and a few orders to avoid

Where to find burgers, ice cream, sandwiches, fries and more in Nationals Park.

April 14, 2023

At Bao Bei, the son of a chef embraces his heritage, pillowy pork buns

Owner Kevin Hsieh ditched a career in finance to launch a ghost kitchen dedicated to a dish he grew up eating at home: Taiwanese gua bao.

April 10, 2023

Bostan Uyghur Cuisine is one couple’s sweet, imperfect taste of home

Natives of Xinjiang, China, Mirzat Salam and Zulhayat Omer sought asylum in the United States. Now they're preserving their Uyghur culture one dish at a time.

April 3, 2023

Beef ‘n Buns ‘n Paradise keeps tradition alive and tasty in Frederick

The drive-through has been a Frederick mainstay since 1995, and for good reason: The place serves classic Americana fare, sometimes with a Maryland twist.

March 20, 2023

Chipotle’s chicken al pastor is a tasty nod to the real deal

Chipotle’s latest limited-time offering may be the best evidence yet that the Mexican dish, by way of Lebanon, has officially entered the mainstream.

March 15, 2023