Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  Not Invited.
[ 0 ] August 4, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Not Invited.

This week’s Etiquette Tuesday returns with a lesson that took me years to learn.  In the past I have been guilty of inviting myself places and this week’s tip points to that:  the uninvited guest.  If you have not been invited by the host, consider that your invitation not to go to whatever event is […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  Eat Pie.
[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Eat Pie.

Joe’s is serving up a pie this month that will not only fulfill your sweet tooth but get your donation stats up too.  Deets below: New to the Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab menu for July is the cherries jubilee pie, which features cherries baked in a traditional pie crust topped with streusel […]

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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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Where I'm Eating

My Trip to The Big Easy
[ 0 ] August 27, 2015 |

My Trip to The Big Easy

I headed to New Orleans for the first time this summer and was really excited about the trip since I had heard so many great things about the city.  Unfortunately, but fortunately, I had no idea where to start in trip planning.  Since I LOVE food, I wanted to make sure I hit the right […]

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Brunch this Weekend:  Wildfire Steak, Chops & Seafood
[ 0 ] August 21, 2015 |

Brunch this Weekend: Wildfire Steak, Chops & Seafood

I have been spending a lot of time in Tysons Corner recently and it is beginning to feel like its own mini city.  They have all of attributes of downtown DC now:  a metro, restaurants and actually better shopping.  Brunch was easy to find too while on a visit out there and Wildfire was the […]

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Going Gluten-Free?
[ 0 ] August 13, 2015 |

Going Gluten-Free?

Gluten is all the rage now and many people do not even know why or what they are giving up, they just know it sounds healthy.  There are those people that actually have gluten allergies and have to give up gluten, a protein composite found in grains.  For both groups, the District has a growing […]

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Drinks on Me

Drinks on Me:  World Baijiu Day
[ 0 ] July 31, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: World Baijiu Day

What is this?? My sentiments exactly when I got wind of Baijiu.  Never heard of it but I am curious and willing to celebrate just about anything with libations.  Cheers! World Baijiu Day is on Saturday, August 8th.  World what day?  Exactly. Baijiu is by far the largest spirit category in the world – 13 […]

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Drinks on Me: Celebrate Tequila Today!
[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: Celebrate Tequila Today!

 Thanks to El Original for today’s recipe celebrating National Tequila Day.  Cheers! Mexican Martini Recipe Developed by Garrett Flanagan for El Original  · 1.5 oz. Lime Juice · 1.5 oz. Simple Syrup · 3 oz. Tequila · 0.5 oz. Olive Juice Shake with ice, pour into martini glass, garnish with olives and enjoy!

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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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What's Going On

A Rooftop Pool Summer Soiree for DC Central Kitchen
[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

A Rooftop Pool Summer Soiree for DC Central Kitchen

A pool, a good cause and happy hour?  Yes, please. Join the good folks at the Liaison Capitol Hill’s rooftop pool & lounge Thursday, August 27 for a Summer Soiree benefiting DC Central Kitchen, a local non-profit that reduces hunger with recycled food and trains unemployed adults for culinary careers. Tickets $35 per person (early […]

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Six Events + An Ice Cream Sandwich You Need To Try Before The Summer’s End
[ 0 ] August 12, 2015 |

Six Events + An Ice Cream Sandwich You Need To Try Before The Summer’s End

1. Del Campo’s rooftop series returns on Friday, August 14 to close out the season with a Cuban fiesta. Salsa music will soundtrack the themed menu from chef Victor Albisu, including Cuban sandwiches, croquetas and ropa vieja. The cash bar will feature mojitos, Cuba libres, Hemingway daiquiris and more.  Event takes place on Friday, August 14, 7-10pm, tickets are $37 […]

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Movie Time…Outdoors.
[ 0 ] August 10, 2015 |

Movie Time…Outdoors.

Summers in the District are made for watching movies under the stars.  That is exactly the reason why so many venues are catching on and hosting their own summer outdoor movie series.  Here are a couple to catch before the heat wave ends: 1.  The fifth outdoor movie this summer from Occidental Grill & Seafood […]

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Products to Watch

Special Delivery:  Peapod Delivers Local Produce…And $100 For You.
[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

Special Delivery: Peapod Delivers Local Produce…And $100 For You.

Peapod by Giant has been around for years and I finally got a chance to try it.  The wait was primarily associated with the guilt of laziness for wanting my groceries delivered to my door when my grocery store is within a one block radius.  Another reason was associated with what it would cost for […]

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Music We Love:  Marcus Johnson’s New Album
[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

Music We Love: Marcus Johnson’s New Album

For those that can’t get enough of the smooth sounds of Marcus Johnson, he has released a new album, Marcus Johnson Live and Direct Featuring The Urban Jam Band. This new album calms, heals and is sure to improve your mood.   I had a chance to check out to band at Blues Alley and […]

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Products to Watch:  Tessemae Dressing, Marinade & Dip
[ 0 ] July 29, 2015 |

Products to Watch: Tessemae Dressing, Marinade & Dip

Tessemae is one of those products that was created to make your life easier.  Think semi-homemade but really homemade.  Make sense?  Probably not but here is how I look at a product like Tessemae in my cupboard:  10 minute dinner fix.  There are those days were turning into Chef de Cuisine sounds appealing and then […]

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Playing with Sauces

Product to Watch:  ‘Chups
[ 0 ] July 15, 2015 |

Product to Watch: ‘Chups

Long gone are the days of your basic ketchup for your backyard BBQ.  A local company, ‘Chups, is seeing to it that ketchup gets a proper facelift.  Receiving a line of ketchup products did not excite my palate until the variety showed up at my front door.  With flavors like blueberry, cherry, mango, plum and […]

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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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