Etiquette Tuesday

Good Deed Tuesday:  Save the Date for World Food Day on October 14
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Save the Date for World Food Day on October 14

This week’s Good Deed Tuesday is devoted to World Central Kitchen’s collaboration with some of the nation’s top restaurateurs.  Such an easy way to give back, check out the deets below: On Friday, October 14, 2016, over 100 restaurants will donate 10% of sales for World Food Day to support Chef José Andrés’ nonprofit, World […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  Silver
[ 0 ] August 23, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Silver

“Good deeds make the heart smile.” -Johnna French See what newcomer, Silver, is serving up on this Good Deed Tuesday.  Happy Tuesday! Silver, the new restaurant in Bethesda, announced it will hold two fundraisers during the month of September for The Children’s Inn at NIH. In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Silver […]

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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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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

Good Deed Tuesday:  Save the Date for World Food Day on October 14
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Save the Date for World Food Day on October 14

This week’s Good Deed Tuesday is devoted to World Central Kitchen’s collaboration with some of the nation’s top restaurateurs.  Such an easy way to give back, check out the deets below: On Friday, October 14, 2016, over 100 restaurants will donate 10% of sales for World Food Day to support Chef José Andrés’ nonprofit, World […]

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It’s Impossible to Get Bored in this Town…
[ 0 ] September 22, 2016 |

It’s Impossible to Get Bored in this Town…

Fall in the D.C. area has no shortage of events.  Here’s a quick roundup of what Washingtonians will be doing as the leaves change colors… An Evening of Culinary Excellence is a food and wine reception to celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The reception will feature tribute […]

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Mezze Box Just Changed the Meal Planning Game
[ 0 ] September 21, 2016 |

Mezze Box Just Changed the Meal Planning Game

Lunch prep can be a pain during the week especially if your Sunday does not open up enough time to get the week’s menu together.  This is probably the best part about all these new meal delivery services such as Mezze Box.  The thing that sets Mezze Box apart from the rest is that it […]

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Products to Watch

Products to Watch:  Ketchung! Barbecue Sauce
[ 0 ] September 28, 2016 |

Products to Watch: Ketchung! Barbecue Sauce

I used it all summer and finished a bottle at a time.  Ketchung! Sauce is the truth.  At first I had my reservations because every other sauce out there boasts how unique theirs are from the rest and then they end up tasting like Sweet Baby Ray’s or Heinz.  Ketchung! has broke the code on […]

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Add This To Your Cellar:  Bodega Ruca Malen
[ 0 ] September 1, 2016 |

Add This To Your Cellar: Bodega Ruca Malen

French business partners Jean Pierre Thibaud and Jacques Louis de Montalembert, alongside Argentine winemaker Pablo Cuneo, have brought the flavors of Mendoza to the District.  Their boutique winery, Bodega Ruca Malen, recently gave the District a taste of their signature Malbec at Rural Society, located inside the Loews Madison Hotel.  The Yauquen Malbec 2014, which […]

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One More Week to Take Advantage of the DC Passport Program
[ 0 ] August 29, 2016 |

One More Week to Take Advantage of the DC Passport Program

Summer in D.C. opens the flood gates of drink specials.  It is as if the town wants to encourage cocktails and more cocktails now that the temperature has increased exponentially.  Of all the deals we have heard about this summer, DC Passport Program still has our attention.  The DC Passport Program works like this:  You visit […]

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Maryland Eats

It’s Impossible to Get Bored in this Town…
[ 0 ] September 22, 2016 |

It’s Impossible to Get Bored in this Town…

Fall in the D.C. area has no shortage of events.  Here’s a quick roundup of what Washingtonians will be doing as the leaves change colors… An Evening of Culinary Excellence is a food and wine reception to celebrate the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The reception will feature tribute […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  Silver
[ 0 ] August 23, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Silver

“Good deeds make the heart smile.” -Johnna French See what newcomer, Silver, is serving up on this Good Deed Tuesday.  Happy Tuesday! Silver, the new restaurant in Bethesda, announced it will hold two fundraisers during the month of September for The Children’s Inn at NIH. In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Silver […]

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Mark Your Calendar:  4th Annual Taste of Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival
[ 0 ] August 3, 2016 |

Mark Your Calendar: 4th Annual Taste of Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival

The 4th Annual Taste Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival will take place at Six Flags America located in Landover, MD Sat, August 13th from 12-6 PM. In its 4th year, the festival will continue to deliver attendees with food and wines to sip, but also include family fun.  Activities will take place at the […]

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