Etiquette Tuesday

Good Deed Tuesday:  To The Market, Survivor Made Goods
[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: To The Market, Survivor Made Goods

You know how much I love good deeds and this weeks pick has to be one of my favorites by far.  Jane Mosbacher Morris is one of the most inspiring entrepreneaurs that I know with her venture, To The Market (TTM), Survivor Made Goods.  What is TTM?  See below: TTM is a social enterprise focused on […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Before You Head To The Cookout…
[ 0 ] May 19, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Before You Head To The Cookout…

Memorial Day weekend is the official beginning of summer festivities.  Everyone (and I mean everyone) is having, attending or thinking about cooking out this weekend.  Yours truly has three and counting, which will mean plenty o’ chargrilled flavor and rum punch concoctions.  I thought this was the perfect time to share etiquette tips for the […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  The TSA Pat Down For Some Eggs.
[ 0 ] May 12, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: The TSA Pat Down For Some Eggs.

There are more places that you should not be patted down in compared to how many places you should be patted down in and one of those is for brunch.  Recently, a reader told me about one of their friends who dined out for Easter with family and when asked how it went, the friend […]

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Where I'm Eating

Virginia Festival @ American Eats Tavern
[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

Virginia Festival @ American Eats Tavern

Virginia Festival at American Eats Tavern (June 17th-June 30) Chef José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern (www.americaeatstavern.com) is celebrating the region’s rich history with the inaugural Virginia Festival, featuring special events and Virginia-themed dishes throughout the two-week festival. The festival will take place exclusively at America Eats Tavern, located within The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, where José offers his take on […]

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Shophouse:  Taste Test this Summer
[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

Shophouse: Taste Test this Summer

If you love Chipotle, you will love Shophouse.  Imagine Chipotle, but with SouthEast Asian ingredients. Designed on the Chipotle concept of build your own bowl, you start with rice, noodles or salad.  The protein is flavorful meat consisting of grilled chicken satay, steak lamb, pork & chicken meatballs, or tofu. The vegetables consist of kale, […]

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Where I’m Eating:  City Tap House
[ 0 ] June 11, 2015 |

Where I’m Eating: City Tap House

City Tap House has some new treats!  A few years ago, JKGF had doubts about this commercial building space, everything that entered that building seemed to self-destruct.  City Tap House is changing the energy in this space with a vibrant dining scene that boasts some of the best brews on tap in the city.  Besides […]

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Drinks on Me

Recap:  Beer, Beer Everywhere!
[ 0 ] May 8, 2015 |

Recap: Beer, Beer Everywhere!

  It was Disneyland for Beer Lovers! Over 15 local breweries, food, music and four different liquor flavored Cigars (Whiskey, Scotch, Rum and Bourbon) at the Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival! THE CHALLENGE was to taste all the new and “vintage” beers from our local breweries. For 30 dollars, you get ten drink tickets and a […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month With Products By These Ladies Making Moves in Food & Beverage
[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

Celebrate Women’s History Month With Products By These Ladies Making Moves in Food & Beverage

March is Women’s History Month and to wrap up the celebration, JKGF sought out a couple of women making major moves in the food and beverage industry.  The ladies of Truvée Wines and FOU-DRÉ vodka are taking over the local beverage scene with products that have garnered world wide appeal.  Deets below: Truvée Wines Born from a […]

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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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What's Going On

Chipotle + Major League Soccer for One Lucky Reader
[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Chipotle + Major League Soccer for One Lucky Reader

Do you like Chipotle and Major League Soccer?? If your answer is yes, this is the sweepstakes for you: As an extension of its official partnership with Major League Soccer, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is offering a trip for four to Denver for AT&T MLS All-Star Week. The VIP trip will include airfare, hotel and […]

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Get in my business:  Check out my Interview.
[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

Get in my business: Check out my Interview.

I was recently interviewed by Foody Direct as part of their Expert Interview program. Click here to read the interview and share any comments below.  Cheers!

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Virginia Festival @ American Eats Tavern
[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

Virginia Festival @ American Eats Tavern

Virginia Festival at American Eats Tavern (June 17th-June 30) Chef José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern (www.americaeatstavern.com) is celebrating the region’s rich history with the inaugural Virginia Festival, featuring special events and Virginia-themed dishes throughout the two-week festival. The festival will take place exclusively at America Eats Tavern, located within The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, where José offers his take on […]

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Products to Watch

Windows Open, Shades on, My Ride:  2015 Chevy Impala
[ 0 ] May 22, 2015 |

Windows Open, Shades on, My Ride: 2015 Chevy Impala

A few years ago the opportunity to drive a new Chevy Impala would have been met with the same emotion one typically feels when getting the keys to an economy sized rental car. Desperation and despair. In 2015 however the newly designed Chevy Impala evokes the same feeling you have when trying a new restaurant […]

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Playing Matchmaker for Negra Modelo
[ 0 ] April 22, 2015 |

Playing Matchmaker for Negra Modelo

Negra Modelo practically lives in my home because a certain someone loves it so an invite to see how it paired well with food was a no brainer.  With the help of Rick Bayless (Top Chef Masters Winner) and Chris Cosentino (Co-founder Boccalone), it was easy to come up with some top contenders to pair […]

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Products We Love:  Mr. Saucy
[ 0 ] April 1, 2015 |

Products We Love: Mr. Saucy

Looking to add a little life to your breakfast scrambled eggs?  We recently tried a product that is now a part of our breakfast routine.  Mr. Saucy, a gourmet hot sauce, comes in various flavors and spice levels with quirky names such as Good Luck Garlic, Hot to Trot and Ghost.  Tangy Soul and Lime […]

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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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