Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  Gossip.
[ 0 ] March 3, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Gossip.

Etiquette Tuesday returns with a tip about gossip.  Such an ugly thing to do but much of the world revolves around the sometimes true and false shady conversations.  Recently I got wind of someone who shared a bit of gossip about me in the food industry.  As with all of the topics on this site, […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  The Biggest Flirt.
[ 0 ] February 3, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: The Biggest Flirt.

Last year was the year of engagements.  One of the main things I learned about engagements to be married is that everyone knows that the lady is spoken for, but no one can obviously tell that the man is spoken for in these engagements.  Recently, I attended a party full of singles and couples, which […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  Give Back While Shopping For Your Valentine.
[ 0 ] January 27, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Give Back While Shopping For Your Valentine.

Get ready for Valentine’s Day by shopping for your loved ones and giving back! From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, visit gourmet kitchenware store Hill’s Kitchen for the District’s second “Sip & Shop,” a night of stylish shopping, food and drink to benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end […]

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Where I'm Eating

Lunchtime at Corner Bakery
[ 0 ] February 19, 2015 |

Lunchtime at Corner Bakery

While out during my lunch hour looking for a new lunchtime option, I decided to take a trip to an old institution in these DC streets, Corner Bakery. I have had their sandwiches in the past and feeling that I could not go wrong on the cold blistery day, I went for their new Chicken […]

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Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste
[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste

Bastille’s is a French restaurant that recently relocated to a new location in Old Town Alexandria, in a revitalizing part of town. They hosted a wonderful grand re-opening event that consisted of some of their signature starters of Artisanal Cheeses, Beignets of Escargots, Charcuteries du jour and some very yummy Gougerers that I couldn’t stop eating. With […]

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Thinking of La Tomate for Valentine’s Day? Three Things To Try..
[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

Thinking of La Tomate for Valentine’s Day? Three Things To Try..

Driven down Connecticut Avenue lately? Then we’re sure you’ve driven past La Tomate. Providing regional Italian cuisine to the Dupont Circle neighborhood since 1987, it is a staple among the community. If you’re still looking to book a Valentine’s Day reservation, then their “The Color of Love” menu may be an option. With a prix-fixe […]

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Drinks on Me

Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste
[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste

Bastille’s is a French restaurant that recently relocated to a new location in Old Town Alexandria, in a revitalizing part of town. They hosted a wonderful grand re-opening event that consisted of some of their signature starters of Artisanal Cheeses, Beignets of Escargots, Charcuteries du jour and some very yummy Gougerers that I couldn’t stop eating. With […]

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Drinks on Me:  Five Drinks Cafe Deluxe Does Right
[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: Five Drinks Cafe Deluxe Does Right

A good cocktail is like a good joke, hard to find. However, DC continues to raise the bar even in the most unexpected places. Ernie Brice, Bar Manager at Cafe Deluxe is true to form in his approach to creating a cocktail. “It’s all about balance.” It definitely is evident as the five cocktails below […]

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Drinks on Me:  Skinnygirl Cocktails by Bethenny Frankel
[ 0 ] January 21, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: Skinnygirl Cocktails by Bethenny Frankel

The New Year consistently ushers in resolutions of more gym time, weight loss and other promises of a new “you” with the turn of the clock on December 31.  Giving up alcohol seems to be the first on the chopping block due to unnecessary calories, which is a valid argument until you have that unnecessarily […]

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What's Going On

You Don’t Look a Day Over 1, Mari Vanna. Happy 2nd Birthday!!!
[ 0 ] February 24, 2015 |

You Don’t Look a Day Over 1, Mari Vanna. Happy 2nd Birthday!!!

Woot for two years of Mari Vanna! Celebrating with a little bubbly & Salo on the Rye. #kudos

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Here Comes the Bride…
[ 0 ] February 23, 2015 |

Here Comes the Bride…

Brides-to-be this is your weekend in the District!  Engaged! magazine is holding their bridal showcase on March 1, 2015 from 3 pm-7 pm.  The showcase will include everything a bride needs from food to dresses to dance floor fun.  Guests will be shuttled between two of Washington’s top wedding venues: The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, and […]

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Deal Alert!
[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

Deal Alert!

Get your kitchen spotless without lifting a finger during this years Spring cleaning: DC area 1-bedroom apartments/studios cleaning starting as low as $69.99. Call 703-505-3984 or 240-435-2767 for All Star Cleaning Services.

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A Closer Look at Alexandria, VA

Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste
[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

Bastille: New Location, Same Great Taste

Bastille’s is a French restaurant that recently relocated to a new location in Old Town Alexandria, in a revitalizing part of town. They hosted a wonderful grand re-opening event that consisted of some of their signature starters of Artisanal Cheeses, Beignets of Escargots, Charcuteries du jour and some very yummy Gougerers that I couldn’t stop eating. With […]

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Drinks on Me:  Ted’s Montana Grill
[ 0 ] July 18, 2014 |

Drinks on Me: Ted’s Montana Grill

Okay, okay…we know it’s summer and it’s hot. Cocktail specials are happening all over the city, but there are few you should try at a rugged themed restaurant called Ted’s Montana Grill. Three were enough to make us feel lovely, and helped pass that torrential downpour that appeared as a pseudo hurricane. Grand Agave: Patron […]

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Best Things I Tasted at the Alexandria Wine & Food Festival
[ 0 ] June 25, 2014 |

Best Things I Tasted at the Alexandria Wine & Food Festival

Sauteed onions over a juicy brat on a pretzel hot dog bun Lamb meatballs Brisket Cheesesteak Classic pulled pork sandwich w/coleslaw Smoked brisket with creamy polenta, grilled shrimp, & a vegetable salsa  

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Playing with Sauces

Products We Like:  Hudson BBQ Sauce
[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

Products We Like: Hudson BBQ Sauce

Oh yes! Those were the words that spilled out of my mouth after my first taste of Hudson BBQ marinade.  Excitement for Spring and Summer BBQ’s rose as I envisioned the meats, shrimp skewers and veggies I can slap this sauce on for extra flavor.  Hudson’s has the spice factor of your favorite Cajun dish […]

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Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs
[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 |

Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs

Meatballs: 1 pound(s) ground beef 1 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 2 medium onion, chopped fine 4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 5 slices of Bacon (sliced into 1″ pieces) Kosher salt (*to taste) Black Pepper (*to taste) 4 large eggs Spicy Meat Sauce: 2 tbsp. olive oil Crushed red pepper flakes (*to […]

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Care for a Rub, Anyone?
[ 2 ] January 13, 2012 |

Care for a Rub, Anyone?

  When actors, musicians and the like transcend into the food world, I often question whether this is truly a passion or simply another way to make more money.  My major reservation is mostly because, like some folks in my life, these artists take a brief liking to the food profession and then fall off […]

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