The Heart of America Foundation's Charity in Chocolate Fashion Show, sponsored by Baci Perugina and hosted by the lovely Kate Michaels, returns this Friday September 6th. Mark your calendars for a fashionably sweet evening at the Mandarin Oriental, where live models will strut the runway dressed in haute couture that has been replaced with edible chocolate attire. Don't miss the chance to see the amazing talent of 14 area pastry chefs modeled right before your eyes.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Tonic offers a wide variety of cocktails including the Foggy Bottom Breeze. I loved this cocktail because it is light and refreshing. The basil adds a nice herbal flavor. Stop in for some tots and sit outside for a Foggy Bottom Breeze.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Thursday, 8/29 – Art After Dark 2013: Head over to the Art Museum of the Americas for the Art After Dark event from 8pm to 12:30am. The event will be held in the Fusion collection, which traces the migration of artists or their families to the Americas from Asia during the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Art After Dark features video art projected on the historic OAS headquarters building, performances from Dangerous Muse (as premiering their new music video, Fame Kills) and DJ Shea Van Horn spinning tracks all night long. The $25 admission ticket includes drinks and VIP Tickets (with access to private bar and early entry) are $45 and a variety of food trucks will be on-site for the event. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.museum.oas.org/aad.html.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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doi moi, the Southeast Asian restaurant located at 1800 14th Street, NW in Logan Circle, opens today. The third restaurant from Proprietor Mark Kuller and Chef/Partner Haidar Karoum, who also opened Proof together in 2007 and Estadio in 2010, doi moi pays tribute to the culinary traditions and regional dishes found throughout Thailand and Vietnam.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
The Fresh 20 supports healthy eating habits as kids head back to school this year. They’re on a mission to find The Freshest Kids in America by asking kids the question, “How do you #getfresh?” Utilizing any social platform, parents can submit either a video or a photo of how their children #getfresh on health. The campaign offers children and their parents a unique opportunity to get creative with their fresh and healthy habits and to get kids involved in their own health decisions. Check out their site for #getfresh back to school ideas. www.thefresh20.com/getfresh
Friday, August 23, 2013
By: Garrett Lamm
The new garden patio at Tonic at Quigly’s is the perfect space to enjoy the summer weather. Tiki torches line the perimeter, the exposed brick façade provides shade, and plenty of wooden tables and chairs outside allow for an inviting and comfortable atmosphere on the street level of this historic neighborhood. Located in Foggy Bottom at 21st and G Streets, N.W., Tonic is a fantastic place to socialize outside, or to sit down for evening drinks and appetizers. The college students or young professionals in the area are sure to enjoy this new addition to an already established restaurant/bar.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Thursday, 8/22 – Chuck Brown Birthday Bash Celebration: Come celebrate the “Godfather of Go-go” in one legendary night this Thursday at the Howard Theater. The Chuck Brown Birthday Show has long been a tradition in Washington, DC with some of the most memorable and special performances and guest appearances ever seen at a Chuck Brown concert. The Chuck Brown All-Star Band continues that tradition and its mission to party and rock the house for all who loved Chuck Brown and the music he created and keeping the Legacy of Chuck Brown with us always. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $20. For more information, visit http://thehowardtheatre.com/show/2013/08/22/the-chuck-brown-birthday-bash-celebration-feat-the-chuck-brown-all-star-band/.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Capital Cooking Contributor
DC Beer Week is August 11 - 18th and one of craft brewers participating in the week long celebration is Mad Fox Brewing Company, based out of Falls Church, VA. Mad Fox Brewing is a brewpub featuring craft beers (brewed in house in a 15 barrel brewing system) paired with pub-style menu options that range from traditional American fare (like burgers and specialty pizzas) to dishes with an international flair (like Korean or German). The creative, fun menu and clever craft brews highlight the overall atmosphere at the brewpub -- relaxed and fun, with a focus on people and community.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thursday, 8/15 – Beers, Burgers and Baseball: A Celebration of DC Beer Week at Nationals Park: Take me out to the ballgame! As part of DC Beer Week head over to National’s Park on Thursday, August 15 from 3:30-8:30pm as the Washington Nationals take over the Red Porch. Join this special event, as our hometown heroes take on the visiting San Francisco Giants. This exclusive, $55 ticket includes a Scoreboard Pavilion game ticket, entrance to the post-game party with a live band and two hour tasting event (approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the game), unlimited beer samples and Shake Shack™ burger with French fries. Brews include local craft beers like DC Brau Citizen Pale Ale, Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA, Mad Fox Kolsch, and Port City Monumental IPA. Tickets are available at http://nationals.com/dcbeerweek.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Where's your favorite place when you want a weekend get-away out of DC? Recently we told you where to find the best summer cocktails, frozen treats, brunch, seafood, rooftops, meat-free and burgers. Here's our list!
Capital Cooking Contributor
Jose Andres, Jaleo, sets the standard for Spanish restaurants across the country, and is now offering a little something special this Summer. Jaleo in Bethesda and Crystal City want you to experience and celebrate the culture, cuisine, and grapes of Spain with their 11th Annual Paella Festival, Monday Night Flight Nights, and Tour of Spain program. Recently, I had the chance to check it all out, and it was quite a delicious experience.
Monday, August 12, 2013
What: José Andrés and his team at the award-winning restaurant Zaytinya are partnering with Brooklyn Brewery, www.brooklynbrewery.com, to offer a unique Beer Pairing Dinner Event during DC BEER WEEK. Priced at $60 per person(tax and gratuity not included), the dinner will showcase six beers from the acclaimed craft brewery, featuring special large format selections like the Sorachi Ace and limited time only Silver Anniversary Lager, paired with a menu specially designed by Zaytinya Head Chef Michael Costa.
Berry season is here and this recipe is the perfect way to highlight the flavor. We first made this recipe on Capital Cooking's French Style Cuisine with Chef Paul Stearman from Marcel's.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
The Citi Open, benefiting the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, returned to Rock Creek Park from July 27-August 4th. Though things heated up on the court during this nine day tennis tournament, the most heated competition took place off the court as Bravo's Top Chef finalist, ABC’s The Chew co-host and owner of Alchemy, Carla Hall; Bravo’s Top Chef competitor and owner of Belga Café and B Too, Bart Vandaele; and defending champion and owner of Taco Bamba and Del Campo, Victor Albisu, competed in the McCormick Chef Challenge.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Video by Nick Szpara
The Capital Cooking Cookbook is the first cookbook from Lauren DeSantis, the host of the nationally televised show Capital Cooking.
Thursday, 8/8 – Ballston FRESHFARM Farmer’s Market: On Thursday, from 3-7pm, head over to Ballston’s FRESHFARM Farmer’s Market to stock up on local, seasonal produce and other artisan treats. Easy to access in Welburn Square (901 North Taylor Street), and right across from the Ballston Metro, the farmer’s market offers goats' milk cheeses and yogurt smoothies, tree and field fruit, vegetables, honey and beeswax beauty products, crab cakes and dips, eggs, meat, pies, preserves, cut flowers, breads, pastries and more. The market also boasts weekly chef demos and live music. For more information, visit http://www.freshfarmmarkets.org/farmers_markets/markets/ballston.php.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
After a soft opening that lasted several days, Flat Iron Steak and Saloon, the newest dining option on King Street in Old Town Alexandria, officially opened for business on Friday, July 26th. We stopped by a preview event the week of the grand opening to sample their menu.
Ask and you shall receive. Recently we told you where to find the best summer cocktails, frozen treats, brunch, seafood, rooftops and burgers. One of our readers requested a list of the Best Meat-Free Options.
I asked the writers of Capital Cooking for their selections. Comment below to let us know what you think!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
This recipe is quite different from our Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille that we made on our Thrill of the Grill episode with Heath Hall and Brett Thompson of Pork Barrel BBQ. Ratatouille is a perfect way to practice your knife skills. Eat your veggies!
By: Lauren Rosalanko
The 2-week long 11th Annual Paella Festival at all three DC-metro area Jaleo locations, Penn Quarter, Crystal City and Besthesda is going on now. During the festival they will offer many limited edition paellas that are not typically on Jaleo's menu. I was able to sample six paella dishes and each one brought a unique taste that I had never had in a paella before.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
If you've been to a farmers market lately or belong to a CSA, you've no doubt got some greens that you haven't cooked with before. While you can sauté and serve practically any green, you're probably wondering what to do with at least some of them -- we've all been told to eat more leafy greens and it's a shame to pass them up when they're fresh and local. The Leafy Greens Cookbook by Kathryn Anible can help sort out the confusion.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
14th Annual MidCity Dog Days of August Sidewalk Festival: Over 70 stores, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries throughout the MidCity Corridor of Washington, D.C. will be participating in this year’s Annual MidCity Dog Days of August Sidewalk Festival on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. Much more than a sidewalk sale, the MidCity Dog Days of August features special events, sales, family events and restaurant deals throughout the 14th Street (MidCity) Corridor, which comprises 14th Street from Florida Avenue to Thomas Circle and just off U Street from 9th to 17th Streets, Northwest. On the fashion front, area boutiques including Junction, Current Boutique, and Redeem will feature sales of up to 60% on current season clothing and accessories and other sidewalk specials. Restaurants will be holding special events and offering patrons MidCity Dog Days specials on food and libations including Cork Market, Saint Ex, and Pearl Dive Oyster Bar. In addition to the great sales, MidCity Dog Days will also feature art, literature and cultural exhibits, performances, giveaways and deals from Som Records, 9:30 Club, and The Howard Theatre amongst others. Join us to shop, dine and enjoy the experience in the city's most culturally diverse neighborhood!