Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  Expanding…to the Metro.
[ 0 ] March 24, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Expanding…to the Metro.

Etiquette Tuesday has been forced to expand on the tips of the week.  WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) will make you do it.  Catching the metro on a regular basis creates new material for etiquette even if that etiquette does not include food.  This week’s tip is:  Share the Pole.  If you catch the […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  #pieitforward
[ 0 ] March 17, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: #pieitforward

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (Joe’s) invites Washington to #pieitforward in March with a slice of Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Ice Cream Pie with Marshmallow Sauce. This treat features a crunchy Oreo cookie crust layered with strawberry ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache, and served with a marshmallow cream.  Throughout March, Joe’s will donate […]

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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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Where I'm Eating

Three Reasons to Revisit Gordon Biersch
[ 0 ] March 19, 2015 |

Three Reasons to Revisit Gordon Biersch

There are three reasons to try Gordon Biersch on your next night out. Beer: Beer lovers beware!  Once you try Gordon Biersch’s home brewed beers, that case of beer you keep in the fridge will never taste the same again.  Offering a variety from light to dark, GB has a beer for all types of […]

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Bethesda Eats:  City Perch
[ 0 ] March 12, 2015 |

Bethesda Eats: City Perch

  If you are looking for a change from the traditional dinner and a movie, you might want to take a trip out to Bethesda.  City Perch Kitchen and Bar is located at the new Pike and Rose Center in Bethesda, MD.  City Perch has a wide variety of American cuisine, including a raw bar! […]

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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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Drinks on Me

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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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

Happy Hour Time:  Pinea, A Beautiful Experience.
[ 0 ] March 27, 2015 |

Happy Hour Time: Pinea, A Beautiful Experience.

While quality of food is always top choice for me when selecting a restaurant, ambiance comes in at a close second. Pinea, located inside of the W Hotel, offers patrons high quality food selections, while surrounding them with breathtaking artistry on the walls.  With murals painted by renowned street artist, Gaia, Pinea’s walls have been […]

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Six Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring.
[ 0 ] March 16, 2015 |

Six Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring.

Besides warmer weather and Cherry Blossoms, Spring in the District is awesome because of the events we have to look forward to.  JKGF will be in the building, will you?  Deets below: The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) are taking over the District for this years 37th annual conference.  What you can look forward […]

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Brunch This Weekend:  STK Shamrocks & Champagne Brunch Party
[ 0 ] March 13, 2015 |

Brunch This Weekend: STK Shamrocks & Champagne Brunch Party

Get your green out because the shamrocks are coming!  St. Patty’s Day is next week and what better way to get the party started than with brunch.  Lucky for Washingtonians, STK thought this was a good idea too and are hosting their St. Patrick’s Day brunch this weekend to kick off the celebrations.  Deets below: […]

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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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