Thursday, June 26, 2014

Upcoming Events

Summer Intern Night at Angelika Pop-Up -Every Thursday night this summer, Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market invites summer interns to unwind with $9 tickets, a FREE hot dog or nachos, and the most interesting films in town at Summer Intern Night. The Angelika Pop-Up is a three screen micro cinema located in Union Market district. The cinema features a gourmet selection of snacks and beverages such as Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines. For showtimes and advanced reserved seating visit

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eat With Your Eyes: Khachapuri

Is your mouth watering? It should be! You can find this Khachapuri at the newly opened Compass Rose.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Corey!

Thank you for all of the memories and for being the best husband in the world.  I hope your birthday is fabulous and I'm looking forward to celebrating with you!  You're awesome!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

DC Magazine Annual Nightlife Issue Party at The Frye Company

By Claire Goldman

DC Magazine hosted a fete at The Frye Company in Georgetown to launch their annual nightlife issue.  Party guests cooled off with chilled white wine and gin & tonics while perusing the pages of the magazine on display among the Frye footwear.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Upcoming Events

The Gibson is celebrating National Martini Day this Thursday, June 19 from 6-9pm. Enjoy $10 martinis created by The Gibson's Frankie Jones and Jo-Jo Valenzuela from City Tap Room. Also on the docket: pop-up performances throughout the night featuring Artful Presentations and a few other surprises. The event is free and open to the public, guests are just asked to rsvp to

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Win Tickets to Chefs Behind Bars!

Love cocktails and ever wondered what your favorite chef’s drink of choice is? Find out at Chefs Behind Bars at the Liaison Capital Hill Rooftop Bar on Thursday, June 26.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Drink, Eat, Relax at the Great Tastes of Tysons

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

The first annual Great Tastes of Tysons Wine & Food Festival was held from May 31-June 1, 2014 at Lerner Town Square at Tysons II. This festival had it all – celebrity Chef demonstrations, local vendors, wine, beer, spirits, and food, live music, and – bonus – beautiful Spring weather! I attended the festival on Sunday, June 1 and enjoyed the all-you-can sample affair.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Upcoming Events: Father's Day and More!

World Cup Kick Off - This Thursday kicks off the 2014 World Cup games with the 4pm Brazil vs. Croatia match. Many area bars are offering specials, games and deals during the month to head out and enjoy the matches including Fado, Del Campo, Graffiato, Smoke and Barrel and many more. Lima Lounge is hosting a kick off party starting at 2pm with outdoor patio viewing and specials including $4 beers, $6 caipirinihas, $8 sliders, and $5 empanadas. Enjoy cheering for your favorite team! 

Junetoberfest Beer Dinner at Big Buns

By:  Jennifer Duff
Capital Cooking Contributor

Summertime means picnics, barbecues and beer.  So why not enjoy it without having to lift a finger at Big Buns' summer beer dinner series.  Throughout the summer, Big Buns is hosting three, five course dinners paired with delicious craft brews in a casual patio dining experience.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blue Duck Tavern's Fresh New Menu

Polar vortexes are behind us, warmer weather has finally come to D.C., and patios all around the city are open for business. The terrace at Blue Duck Tavern on the corner of 24th and M Street, N.W, is an ideal place to dine outside, nestled in the shade of the restaurant and adjacent to a beautiful blue-tile fountain. Executive chef Sebastien Archambault and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Singhofen have prepared a menu of the seasons finest ingredients from regional artisans and producers.

Recipe: Oh So Good Sweet Corn Risotto

I'm craving this for tonight!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Recipe: Summer Gazpacho

Our friend Oliver shared his delicious Gazpacho recipe with us.  He is the founder of Eat and Smile Foods and was on one of our first episodes of Capital Cooking.  Enjoy!

Lincoln's New Menu

By: Lauren Rittermann
Capital Cooking Contributor

Just like its sister restaurant, Teddy and the Bully Bar, Lincoln specializes in seasonal small plates with an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients.  Executive Chef Demetrio Zavala outdid himself once again by showcasing a selection of seasonal goodies for a selection of guests to taste.  The items were an sampling of some of the new spring items on the menu at Lincoln and were flavorful, colorful, and fresh.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Recipe: Slow Cooked Lamb Leg

Sink your teeth into a slow cooked lamb leg.  Top it with yogurt sauce, cucumbers, fresh corn and enjoy the tender, juicy dish.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Beer Dinner Series at Big Buns

3 Breweries.  5 Paired Courses.  Spread over the course of the summer in 3 remarkable dining experiences.

Upcoming Events

Couldn't resist... how cute is Baby Nora?
Time for more great events this summer!

Recipe: Rhubarb and Blueberry Crumble

I got my first order From the Farmer this week and dove right into the basket.  I saw the rhubarb and immediately thought to make a crumble.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lake Tonle Sap Floating Village in Siem Reap, Cambodia

News: Chefs in the City

On June 16th, Dock 5 at Union Market will host 24 of Washington's most creative and celebrated chefs, all of whom will cook table-side for groups of ten guests at the annual Chefs in the City event to benefit the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year's theme is “Vibrant Flavors,” which will transform the new warehouse event space atop Union Market and feature menus showcasing the most vibrant flavors from around the world. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

First Taste: Dinner Lab

Dinner Lab recently launched in DC to host pop-up dinners.  I checked out one of their first events at Dolcezza.  

Perfect Pair: The Wine Kitchen on the Creek


By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

I love wine, and more importantly, I love learning about wine and discovering new ones…and if the wine is paired with an amazing dish? Even better. The Wine Kitchen on the Creek, in Frederick, MD, offers all this and more, with its extensive variety of wine flights, hand-crafted cocktails, spirits, and delicious food. Located in the heart of Frederick, enjoying a leisurely three-course lunch was a wonderful way to spend a recent Saturday afternoon.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Around the Globe: Taiwan's State Banquet

It isn't everyday that you can get a taste of Taiwan in DC.  Ever since our visit to the yam-shaped country in 2012, I've been craving more of the tasty Taiwanese cuisine.