Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  The Land of Oz
[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: The Land of Oz

It is hit or miss to meet a restaurant owner around these parts that is in it for more than the money versus bringing new flavors to the area that truly resonate with them and the region’s evolving palate.  This week’s Etiquette Tip is:  restaurant owners need to show love too.  After nine years and […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Unsolicited Advice, Part II
[ 0 ] March 22, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Unsolicited Advice, Part II

I guess people still have not picked up this little tidbit but unsolicited advice is absolutely annoying.  This week’s Etiquette tip is easy:  keep your thoughts to yourself.  There are times when it is your duty as a guest, friend and/or family to give advice that is not sought by the person you think needs […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Bill Me Later.
[ 2 ] March 8, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Bill Me Later.

Leave it to the Real Housewives of Potomac to give yet another week of quality content for Etiquette Tuesday.  This week’s episode touched on so much improper etiquette, I could write a book.  No need to stuff it into one post, I will happily space these out.  Perhaps the most pressing etiquette tip comes from […]

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Why I LOVE the Slow Cooker

Tonight’s Dinner
[ 0 ] August 4, 2014 |

Tonight’s Dinner

Monday’s are made for good home cooked meals! Tonight I share my supper, Chicken and Vegetable Curry, adapted from Fitness Magazine. I added five boneless, skinless chicken thighs to get more protein in this dish. Paired with rosemary quinoa, this curry will definitely be tomorrow’s lunch. What’s cooking in your kitchen?

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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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Johnna Had A Little Lamb…
[ 16 ] February 10, 2012 |

Johnna Had A Little Lamb…

Experimenting with lamb has been a hobby of mines for quite some time so when the opportunity was presented to have some good old fashioned competition (*courtesy Border Springs Farm lamb) in seasoning it up and cooking it, I jumped on it. The problem with jumping head first into a commitment is ensuring you have […]

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Drinks on Me

Blue Duck Tavern:  Strawberries are in Season
[ 0 ] May 6, 2016 |

Blue Duck Tavern: Strawberries are in Season

Nothing says warm weather has officially arrived then the welcome of fresh strawberries. Strawberries are personally my favorite fruit and Blue Duck Tavern is a restaurant after my own heart!  I visited Blue Duck Tavern to check out their new Spring menu and was presented with so many options incorporating strawberries.  Blue Duck Tavern offers […]

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Happy Hour Starts Now.
[ 0 ] October 30, 2015 |

Happy Hour Starts Now.

The Gibson new Fall menu debuts on Monday (November 2, 2015).  The new menu will highlight falls best flavors with 20 new cocktails named after pop culture references and inside jokes between the staff (be inquisitive, ask for the deets!).  Standout names include Pimps’s Kupp (Balvenie, Pimm’s, Domaine De Canton, Kimmel, Peychaud Bitters) and Butterbeer […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  #DrinkPink
[ 0 ] October 20, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: #DrinkPink

We love a good cause (and cocktail).  STK goes Pink this October with their Strawberry Cobbler Cocktail to raise proceeds for breast cancer research.  Throughout the month of October, a percentage of the proceeds from this cocktail will be donated to a breast cancer research charity or facility in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. […]

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What's Going On

In Case You Missed It:  JKGF Talking Off-The-Radar Destinations
[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

In Case You Missed It: JKGF Talking Off-The-Radar Destinations

In case you missed it, JKGF visited Let’s Talk Live Washington (ABC7 WJLA) to share off-the-radar spots for Washingtonians to sneak away to this summer.  Where are you sneaking off to this summer??

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Where to Host the Next Group Dinner
[ 0 ] June 27, 2016 |

Where to Host the Next Group Dinner

Tysons Corner has become the hub for a growing food scene and contemporary living in this area of Northern Virginia.  Insomuch as it is becoming the epicenter, it is attracting Downtown city dwellers to the thriving area with events such as the Lagunitas Brewing Co. Beer Dinner.  Recently, I revisited Wildfire Steaks, Chops & Seafood, […]

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Giant BBQ Battle Comes to DC
[ 0 ] June 20, 2016 |

Giant BBQ Battle Comes to DC

Nothing says summer like warm weather and food on the grill.  The 24th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle takes place on Pennsylvania Avenue on June 25th and 26th.  With an expected turnout of over 100,000, it is sure to please all that attend.  Whether you come for the barbecue or drinks, there is sure […]

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Products to Watch

Putting the Pressure On.
[ 2 ] June 22, 2016 |

Putting the Pressure On.

Making fresh preserves has been a long time interest of mine but I never got the chance or patience to finally do it.  That day arrived when Power Pressure Cooker XL™ from TriStar Products came to my front door and I was now forced to face what I had been procrastinating on for so long.  Again, […]

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Trendsetter:  Buick Gets a Facelift …and We’re Feeling It.
[ 0 ] February 11, 2016 |

Trendsetter: Buick Gets a Facelift …and We’re Feeling It.

That’s not a Buick! You’ve probably seen the commercials where ordinary drivers are trying to connect with friends and family by saying, “I’m in a Buick…right in-front of you.” Then you see the friend or family member say, “I see you!” and walk by the Buick and into a less attractive vehicle of lessor stature.  […]

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Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial
[ 0 ] November 17, 2015 |

Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial

Saving and eating out?  Those are words that do not typically connect in one sentence, which is why my curiosity was piqued by LivingSocial’s new Restaurants Plus program.  LivingSocial’s Restaurants Plus program launches TODAY in the District after its first launch in September in Atlanta.  The new program is boasting savings for guests by offering […]

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Maryland Eats

In Case You Missed It:  JKGF Talking Off-The-Radar Destinations
[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

In Case You Missed It: JKGF Talking Off-The-Radar Destinations

In case you missed it, JKGF visited Let’s Talk Live Washington (ABC7 WJLA) to share off-the-radar spots for Washingtonians to sneak away to this summer.  Where are you sneaking off to this summer??

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Etiquette Tuesday:  The Land of Oz
[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: The Land of Oz

It is hit or miss to meet a restaurant owner around these parts that is in it for more than the money versus bringing new flavors to the area that truly resonate with them and the region’s evolving palate.  This week’s Etiquette Tip is:  restaurant owners need to show love too.  After nine years and […]

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Calling All Chefs!  Next Level Burgers Wanted
[ 0 ] May 18, 2016 |

Calling All Chefs! Next Level Burgers Wanted

Ever wanted to see what goes on in the James Beard House?  Are you a chef?? The Blended Burger Project might be your chance at seeing the inside of the acclaimed foundations headquarters.  It is an initiative to drive attention to ‘blended burgers’ by getting chefs to create and menu these more delicious and nutritious […]

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