Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  ProFlowers Does Dinner Talk
[ 0 ] February 2, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: ProFlowers Does Dinner Talk

Thanks to ProFlowers for this week’s Etiquette tip.  Conversation at the dinner table is just as critical to the entire culinary experience as the presentation of the food.  Use this handy dandy chart to upgrade those dinner table convo’s.

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Gnats for Ice.
[ 2 ] January 12, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Gnats for Ice.

Is customer service dead?  I have to believe it after a story I heard from two friends this weekend.  The deets:  the friends went to a well-known dining establishment and ordered a couple of waters (without lemon) to start before they decided on their cocktails of the evening.  What came back was not apparent until […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Adele Saves the Day!  Happy Thanksgiving.
[ 0 ] November 24, 2015 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Adele Saves the Day! Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!! May God Bless you and yours as you enjoy this wonderful day of giving thanks.  We had to chuckle at SNL’s skit below, keep the conversation light and your bellies full.  Happy Turkey Day from JKGF. *Video via SNL YouTube

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Where I'm Eating

#brunchin @MarcelsBeckDC
[ 0 ] February 10, 2016 |

#brunchin @MarcelsBeckDC

Marcel’s By Robert Wiedmaier is a veteran in this town.  The food, service and decor reminds you every time you visit why the French Belgian restaurant has been in the D.C. scene for 17 years.  The experience is impeccable and it is good to see the brunch is willing to evolve with the ever-changing D.C. dining scene […]

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Why You Should Go to Bad Saint on a Wednesday.
[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

Why You Should Go to Bad Saint on a Wednesday.

Venturing over to Columbia Heights when there are still mountains of snow on the ground could only mean one thing:  I was on the hunt for food.  Not just any food, but food that is boasting some of the best Filipino (and only) in this town.  Bad Saint was the destination and I had to […]

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Dish to Try this Week:  Grouper Ceviche
[ 0 ] January 6, 2016 |

Dish to Try this Week: Grouper Ceviche

New year equals new eating goals and one of those goals is to eat more fresh seafood.  Zengo’s latest Culinary Tour menu has a plethora of ways for me to keep my resolutions including a grouper ceviche that has helped to change my mind about one of my least favorite appetizers.  Ceviche is never on […]

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Drinks on Me

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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Newly Revamped Menu from Del Frisco’s Grill
[ 0 ] October 15, 2015 |

Newly Revamped Menu from Del Frisco’s Grill

Del Frisco’s Grille released a new menu late last month and JKGF had the opportunity to try all the new dishes. One of the many reasons Del Frisco’s created this new menu was to cater more to their lunch crowd. Their new prix fixe menu consists of any personal size flatbread, a Half Chicken Avocado Wrap, […]

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What's Going On

Bottomless Monday!  No alcohol, pad thai only.
[ 0 ] February 1, 2016 |

Bottomless Monday! No alcohol, pad thai only.

We love this promo going on at Mango Tree.  The restaurant has gone bottomless on a Monday and it involves pad thai instead of the usual suspects, mimosas and/or Bloody Mary’s.  Now that the snow has cleared up, now might be a good time to venture downtown.  Once the summer gets here, this patio will […]

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Watch the Game Here
[ 0 ] January 22, 2016 |

Watch the Game Here

Jack Rose is airing the AFC and NFC Conference Championships on Sunday 1/24 on their heated rooftop’s three large flat screen TVs.  They’ll also offer a selection of 10 Draft Beers for $5 and 10 Whiskeys for $6.  They’re also serving up Backyard Cookout-inspired Fare from Chef Russell P. Jones during the games at special prices, including: Crispy Chicken Skins $5 Fried […]

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Gi.Ve.Aw.Ay.:  BACCHANAL!!!
[ 4 ] January 21, 2016 |

Gi.Ve.Aw.Ay.: BACCHANAL!!!

Carnival season is here!  Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is ready for it, Brazilian style.  The restaurant’s Annapolis, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Tysons Corner locations will host their annual Carnaval celebrations from January 25-February 9 with a major Fat Tuesday celebration to end the two-week party, which will feature live entertainment, dancing, and beads galore.  Promotions and specials will take place throughout the two […]

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Products to Watch

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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SweetPots Mason Jar’d Desserts
[ 0 ] November 12, 2015 |

SweetPots Mason Jar’d Desserts

A few weeks back while we weren’t too concerned about our figure we bumped into Tracie Thompson, owner of SweetPots Mason Jar’d Desserts. Working out of the Union Kitchen Ivy City location, we found out a few things about not only her company but also discovered our favorite flavor, Honey Bourbon Carrot Cake.   #1 […]

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Bluemercury: Five Products You Must Try
[ 0 ] October 22, 2015 |

Bluemercury: Five Products You Must Try

Bluemercury, a luxury beauty products and spa retail store opened a new location on P Street in Washington, DC.  Below are pics of products we snagged during our visit that you should consider trying.

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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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