Etiquette Tuesday

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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Good Deed Tuesday:  Relief for #Nepal
[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Relief for #Nepal

This has been a trying weekend and week (#PrayersforBaltimore).  This week’s Good Deed Tuesday focuses on the #Nepal fundraiser at Bastille and Bistrot Royal in Virginia.  Check out the deets below: Following the weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, Bastille and Bistrot Royal owners Christophe & Michelle Poteaux will host dual fundraisers, giving 10% of all dinner […]

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Where I'm Eating

Where I’m Eating: Blue Duck Tavern
[ 0 ] May 21, 2015 |

Where I’m Eating: Blue Duck Tavern

Recently, I visited the Blue Duck Tavern for a special presentation given by Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche and Chef de Cuisine Brad Deboy.  This restaurant never seems to disappoint.  Located on the outskirts of Georgetown inside of the Georgetown Hyatt, it offers patrons the option of enjoying their meal inside their beautiful dining room with […]

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Dranks! @ The Gibson
[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Dranks! @ The Gibson

The Gibson is one of my all time favorites in the city for craft cocktails.  They take the business very serious.  It intrigues me every time!  This Summer, the U Street speakeasy has put together a new menu with cocktail titles that will entice you to try them simply because of their names.  We stopped […]

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Where I’m Eating:  Bastille in Alexandria, VA
[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

Where I’m Eating: Bastille in Alexandria, VA

Spring equals weather worth standing in line for patio seating.  Lucky for the Washington, D.C. area, there are no shortage of places to soak up Vitamin D while dining on some of the areas best bites and sips.  Recently, we took a trip to Alexandria to check out the new digs at Bastille, a restaurant […]

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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

Weekend Budget=$7
[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Weekend Budget=$7

Back by popular demand, Bonefish Grill – the fresh fish experts and winner of the 2015 Consumer Picks Best Seafood award – are offering guest favorites Bang Bang Shrimp® Tacos and Blackened Baja Fish Tacos (both served in Bonefish Grill’s original soft shell) and their original Fish + Chips. From May 12 through June 2, […]

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Drinks on Me:  #MargaritaWarsWCP
[ 0 ] May 13, 2015 |

Drinks on Me: #MargaritaWarsWCP

Margarita lovers, this is your calling.  Next Thursday, May 21, 2015, is officially Margarita Day in Washington, DC and Yards Park will be filled to the brim (literally) with the bittersweet libation.  Deets below.  Cheers! Eighteen mixologists from across the DMV will shake, squeeze and salt their way to the top of the pack during Washington […]

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Still Trying to Figure Out Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

Still Trying to Figure Out Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Masa 14, renowned for its lively 74-seat bar, will showcase Mexico’s favorite spirit, which pairs well with the restaurant’s Latin-Asian fare.  Featured $5 Mexican beer, house red and white wines will be available in Masa 14’s bar/lounge and rooftop deck, along three flavors of margaritas from 12 Noon to close. The three flavors are the […]

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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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