Friday, January 30, 2015

Port City Anniversary Week Celebration


Join Port City Brewing Co. for a week long anniversary celebration featuring the release of its fourth anniversary brew--Colossal IV, a Belgian-Style Quad.  The week kicks off with the Port City Brewing Company’s Colossal Fourth Anniversary Party at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 30, at the
Port City World Headquarters.  The party continues through the week with a pub crawl, brunch, tastings, tap takeovers and beer science.  Check out all the great events:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An Event Not To Miss! 2015 Sugar and Champagne Affair

The Washington Humane Society’s annual dessert and champagne event is coming this Thursday, February 4th at the Ronald Reagan Building.  The celebration of all things sweet, showcases the DC area’s most talented pastry chefs.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Carriage House Transforms to Johnny Pistolas

Adams Morgan has struggled a bit in the past with the restaurant scene, but Johnny Pistolas is a great new addition.  

The simple and affordable menu offers Mexican fare with delicious flavor.  If you can make it in between 5-7 p.m., you'll find $1 tacos!  That has to be one of the best deals in DC.  
The small tray of tacos offers more than enough to feed two people with 6 tacos, tamales, guacamole, slaw and spicy cucumbers.  My favorite was the oyster taco.
It might be worth adding on some tasty street corn.  
If you're not in the mood for tacos, try a Carne Asada Rice Bowl.  All in all, every dish I tasted was good and worth ordering again.  

I hope to pop in again soon to check out their brunch.  I hear they have bottomless drinks for $15.

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Football Food: Grilled Wings with Tarragon Ranch

Make your Super Bowl party complete by making these Grilled Wings with Tarragon Ranch from Chef Matthew at Trademark.  I recently dined there (story coming soon) and loved the menu.  Make a little extra of the ranch for a veggie platter.  These wings are sure to be a big hit at your party!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Recipe: Spicy Cauliflower Soup topped with Homemade Croutons and Truffle Oil

Cauliflower is a cultivated member of the cabbage family and was being planted in American colonies by the 1600s. Cauliflower is a bunched mass flower stems.  Most cauliflowers grow in large heads of thick white clusters. However, there are some new varieties that produce green and purple colors as well.  I didn't eat much cauliflower growing up. Being that my New Year's resolution is to eat more meatless meals, I decided to try cooking cauliflower for the first time. I thought this soup is a good starter.  Expect to see more veggie recipes for me this year!  Please share any cauliflower recipes that you have below in the comments.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Recipe: Gnocchi al Forno

Photo by Mary Diaz
Check out "A Rustic Roman Afternoon" episode with my special guest Patricia Sanitate from Capital Cuisine. You can learn this recipe and more on Capital Cooking.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

National Soup Month: Fennel and Potato

Satisfy your soup craving with Trademark's Fennel and Potato soup with crispy gnocchi “croutons” and vanilla salt.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Marsala

Photo by Shauna Alexander
One of my favorite dinner recipes is my Creamy Chicken Marsala.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Taste: Thip Khao

Complimentary pork rinds with a delicious spicy sauce.
Believe what you've heard... Thip Khao is as good as the rumors suggest.  

Recipe: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Photo by Emily Clack
January is National Soup Month. I love to start out the New Year by making some soup to celebrate. There's nothing better than homemade chicken noodle. The key to this soup is to sweat the vegetables to extract the flavor. This soup is perfect for this time of year because it is light and refreshing but still makes you feel warm inside.

National Soup Month: Avgoleomono


Celebrate National Soup Month with Avgoleomono (Greek Chicken Soup) from Zaytinya.

Monday, January 5, 2015

National Soup Month: Beef Noodle Soup

Created in Taiwan, the beef noodle soup (new row mian) is a popular street food on the island.  The best way to truly experience this soup is to visit Chef Hou Chun-shengat at Barcode in Taipei.  Not only will you enjoy his comforting masterpiece, but Barcode also have fabulous cocktails.  He showed us the step-by-step process of making the soup on Capital Cooking.  Airing dates coming soon!

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: 12 Drummers Drumming

On the twelfth day of Christmas my True love gave to me...

Friday, January 2, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: 9 Ladies Dancing

Photo by Jessica Patterson
Happy New Year!  I'm back from a nice break.  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season.  I hope your 2015 brings lots of joy and laughter.  Thank you for continuing to read Capital Cooking!