Thursday, July 24, 2014

Upcoming Events

Pancakes & Booze Art Show -Head over to Penn Social this Thursday, July 24 starting at 8pm for pancakes and booze. The event features over 50 emerging artists, a pancake bar with all-you-can-eat pancakes, live music, body painting and art battles. $5 at the door - check out the event page for more details https://www.facebook.com/events/434908489965163/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Chef, New Menu Items and 1/2 Price Sushi

You heard correct... Masa 14 has a new chef, delicious new menu items and 1/2 price sushi on Wednesday nights! Can it get any better?!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baked by Yael Opens a Cakepoppery

We became fans of Baked by Yael early on and paired her delicious cake pops at our holiday dinner menus.  The pops are incredibly moist and tasty.  

Perfect Pair: Summer Salad

Tuesdays are all about pairing food and wine.  Here's some summer suggestions to get you going.  My summer salad pairs perfectly with a Pinot Grigio.  Check out my recommendations below.  There's also some other fun varietals that complement the dish.  Have fun mixing and matching.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thinking of Drinking: Rosellepolitan

Here's another fun cocktail from Barcode. Barcode is one of Taipei's hottest night clubs and Bryan Wang showed us one of their secret cocktail recipes that keeps people coming back for more. Sweet and delicious!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

Belga Cafe: Thursday, July 17th - Belgian Beer Dinner “Brouwerij Van Steenberge”. Join us for a five-course beer dinner featuring beers from “Brouwerij Van Steenberge” at $69 per person. Space is limited, reserve your spot today! Click here for more info

Mediterranean Travel and Food

Mediterranean food is hard to define. Over 20 countries border the Mediterranean Sea and they are as diverse and disparate as Algeria, Greece and Spain. One thing that certainly seems to unite these countries is the delicious food but claiming any one thing as the quintessential Mediterranean dish is probably unwise. Any Europe trip worth it’s salt covers the major western Mediterranean countries – Spain, France and Italy – but a quick pit stop on Croatia’s sandy shores will give you a glimpse of an entirely different Mediterranean culture.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recipe: Yuzu Compressed Watermelon with Pork Belly

Yes, I'm obsessed with watermelon.  No, I just can't get enough of it this summer.  Luckily, Station 4 shared their recipe for Yuzu Compressed watermelon with Crispy Pork Belly.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Star of Summer Eating: Tomato

Photo by Emily Clack
There's nothing better than a sweet, and perfectly ripe tomato. The season has just begun! Try this Shepherd's Salad for some Turkish flavors.

Happy Birthday Audra!

And many, many more!

Cashion's Eat Place Rolls Out a New Menu with Style


By Claire Goldman

Cashion's Eat Place, a DC dining institution, has decided to take a break from the big all-encompassing plate.  The Adams Morgan institution has revamped its menu to give the customers more autonomy over their orders.  True to Executive Chef John Manolatos' form, the inventiveness of flavor combinations and use of seasonal farm-to-fork ingredients pleases the palate.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Recipe: Peach and Berry Crisp

I got my latest order From the Farmer this week and dove right into the basket.  I saw the peaches and raspberries and thought I should make a crisp.  I love the freshness of the From the Farmer produce.  Check out the service for local farm goodies that are delivered right to your door every week.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thinking of Drinking: Superfruit Lemonade

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse has a fun cocktail menu.  This Superfruit Lemonade is packed with antioxidants from the berries.  Try one in the restaurant or at home with the recipe below.  We had a blast stuffing ourselves with meat and cocktails.  The staff and service are excellent!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Upcoming Events

Photo by Kristen Finn
Stubble & 'Stache at the W Hotel: Join us for the official launch of Stubble & 'Stache D.C.'s newest luxury line of men's grooming products this Thursday, July 10 from 6:30-8:30pm. Hosted at the W Hotel, come discover the art of a perfect shave by some of D.C.'s top barbers, indulge in craft cocktails, polish up at the shoe shine station and shop Bull & Moose bowties. RSVP online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/w-washington-dc-celebrates-stubble-stache-tickets-12064369855

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

El Centro D. F. Kicks off National Tequila Month


By: Lauren Rittermann
Capital Cooking Contributor

National Tequila month is in full swing, and El Centro D.F. has kicked off the party with lots of fun festivities all month long.  Recently I got a sneak peak at what the restaurant is offering while enjoying the beautiful summer weather at the Georgetown location's outside bar.  I loved the atmosphere of the patio as apposed to 14th Street's rooftop, but both are a fun destination for friends, family, or coworkers.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Around the Globe: Guacamole

During our time in Cabo, Mexico, we stopped by the One and Only Palmilla to cook with Chef Larbi Dahrouch.  The resort is phenomenal and Chef Larbi is awesome.  We had such a blast filming with him in the herb garden.  I wish I was there now eating this guacamole!! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

How did you spend the holiday weekend?

Normally DC's weather this time of year is unbearable... but, not this year!  We made the most out of our weekend in the city and enjoyed some great times outdoors.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Chefs Behind Bars for a Cause


By: Lauren Rittermann
Capital Cooking Contributor

Despite the sweltering summer heat, DC socialites, foodies, and cocktail aficionados flocked to the Liaison Hotel rooftop for the Chef's Behind Bars event to support No Kid Hungry.

Thursday, July 3, 2014