Thursday, July 30, 2015

Upcoming Events


Thursday, July 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Newseum Get your friends together for an after-hours party at the Newseum! "Newseum Nights: Game On" includes an open beer and wine bar, free ballpark themed snacks, a DJ, and access to the Newseum's exhibits and galleries, including an exclusive first look at "Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News" before the exhibit opens to the public. Your "Game On" ticket also includes access to gallery talks with Newseum curators, interactive activities, chances to win door prizes, a $20 credit from Lyft for new users and much more. Tickets: $30 general public, $25 Newseum members.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Opening: Alfa Piehouse

Alfa Piehouse brings traditional Greek cuisine and specialties to Washington D.C this summer with the launch of its first-ever café, located at 1750 H Street NW. Made of organic Greek ingredients, the 21-seat Piehouse offers a variety of savory and sweet Greek pies (or pastries), healthy salads, delicious sandwiches, a Greek yogurt bar, desserts and coffee, and even vegetarian and vegan/non-dairy options, ideal for any occasion or time of day, including breakfast, lunch, or for a snack.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Don't Miss the 3rd Annual Craft BrewHaHa on August 15th at Old Ebbitt Grill!

WHAT: The landmark Old Ebbitt Grill, located adjacent to the White House at 675 15th Street, NW, 20005, is excited to announce the annual return of the Craft BrewHaHa on Saturday, August 15th, from 8 PM to 11 PM. The BrewHaHa is a celebration of local craft beers & food backed by a killer local soul band, the Soul Crackers. Nine local craft brewers paired with nine local chefs will celebrate the growth of craft beer here in our nation’s capital to the sounds of a great band as part of the 7th annual DC Beer Week, which runs August 9th-15th. Each brewery will feature two of their beers and each chef will create a dish that enhances the beer pairings. Craft beer enthusiasts will be able to mingle while sampling unlimited amounts of these creations during the large cocktail-style party held in the Atrium of the Old Ebbitt Grill.

Bibiana Celebrates Summer




By: Laurie Walllin
Capital Cooking Contributor

It has been several years since I visited Bibiana, and with the arrival of Executive Chef Jake Addeo, I have been looking forward to a return visit. Addeo has completely re-done Bibiana’s menu, and I was excited to have the opportunity to try his new creations, especially the Crudo section of the menu, which I found incredibly intriguing. Chef Addeo discussed one of the things he really likes about cooking in DC is getting to “work with the seasons” and his menu, filled with items inspired by summer's seasonal items certainly reflects this preference!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Uncorked: Hall St. Helena

Have a Hall of a time!  After spending day one at Mondavi and Mumm, we headed to Hall for a completely different experience.  

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille

Summer is filled with barbecues. I'm always looking for fun recipes to bring to the gathering. Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille is perfect because it is delicious and healthy. This recipe and more can also be found in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Recipe: Genova Tuna

This post is sponsored by Genova. Genova provided me with products and is compensating me for my time. All opinions are my own. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: Jesus Malverde

The "Jesus Malverde" from Bandolero is a refreshing cocktail that is perfect for summer.  The mezcal adds a slight smokiness.  Try one at home.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Fun with Baby in DC

Summer is here and there are lots of fun activities here in DC.  I've been taking my baby around town to find the best spots.  Here are some of my favorites:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Menu Re-Vamp: Del Frisco's Grille


By Claire Goldman

The patio at Del Frisco's Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue is a sip and chew destination just a stone's throw away from the White House but it's not just for politicians and tourists.  Their summer menu of cocktails and appetizers are sure to please the masses.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Uncorked: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Wine and dine at Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  Not only does this place have fabulous wine, but the restaurant, Rustic, is amazing!

Recipe: Scandanavian Strawberry Cream Cake



This is one of my favorite summer recipes!  Celebrate the season with this Strawberry Cream cake.  It is light, airy and extremely satisfying.  For me, it is the perfect summer dessert.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Recipe: Gnocchi with Neapolitan Meat Ragu

The Campania region of southern Italy is home to Mount Vesuvius as well as the bustling city of Naples.  The volcanic soils of Campania grow some of the best produce in Italy. Chef Enzo Febbraro joined us on Capital Cooking to show us his Gnocchi with Neapolitan Ragu from Campania, Italy.  Hope to Italy again soon!  Get the full menu in the Capital Cooking Cookbook

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tasty Bites at City Tap House


By:  Jennifer Duff
Capital Cooking Contributor

The busy Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood is packed full of lots of dining options, including City Tap House, conveniently located near the Washington Convention Center.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Opening: Claudia's Steakhouse

By Claire Goldman

There's a new steakhouse on the block, the block being K Street.  Claudia's Steakhouse opened at 1501 K Street NW earlier last month.  Claudia's is determined stand out from the steak crowd with a Latin infused menu, white hot Miami style decor and head chef, Brad Race, with an impressive list of credentials including Minibar and Le Cirque.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Uncorked: Gary Farrell Vineyards and Winery


By: Mark Miesner
After two lovely days in Napa and a trip to Coppola Winery, we ended our Sonoma tasting adventures at one of the Russian River Valley’s finest!  Gary Farrell is tucked away in seclusion at top of the rolling hills of Healdsburg.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Free Paella!!

Photo by Emily Clack
On Wednesday, July 1, DC’s truly authentic Spanish restaurant, Taberna Del Alabardero, will kick off a month long celebration of Paella. To kick off the celebration, Taberna’s executive chef Javier Romero, will show his mastery and technique to cook the Paella on the outdoors patio area and give free tastings to the first 200 people who join the celebration.