Monday, October 27, 2014

Out to Brunch: Del Campo

Del Campo recently launched a brand new brunch.  The $45 fixed price menu is inclusive of bottomless items from the a la carte menu as well as bottomless select brunch cocktails. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 23: 10 for 10 Tasting Menu at Belga Cafe: Chef Vandaele guides guests on an exclusive 10-course journey through Belgium’s culinary landscape. The evening begins with a special reception followed by a seated dinner and wine pairing hosted by Chef Bart. Limited seating available and reservations are required. ($125 per person with wine pairings, exclusive of tax and gratuity)  Reception at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m., Belga Café

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Recipe: Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs and Aioli

Photo by Emily Clack
A few years ago, we filmed our Sunday Brunch episode with Chef Brian McBride when he worked at Blue Duck Tavern.  He showed us a recipe that takes brunch to the next level.  Spoil yourself with Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs and Aioli.

Out to Brunch: Poste

Poste Moderne Brasserie and newly-appointed Executive Chef Kyoo Eom recently launched a brunch menu with some classic dishes and some unique spins on food to show off Chef's style.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Menu ReVamp: Trio Grill


By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

Between the Mosaic District and Halstead Square, the Merrifield area is really becoming a dining gem for those outside the beltway. However, these two areas aren’t the only place where you can dine well in that area – Trio Grill, open for one year and located off Route 29 – recently launched their new fall menu featuring seasonal items and having never dined there, I was excited to try it out. The first thing I noticed when I walked into the restaurant were the warm orange, mahogany and honey tones, large, comfortable leather chairs, four(!) wine cellars, expansive bar and the exposed brick walls, giving the restaurant a warm, cozy feeling.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just Lunch: Daily Grill

Red Quinoa and Arugula Salad
Daily Grill has some new menu items that are both healthy and delicious.  We always have great meals at this restaurant, but the new menu items really hit the spot.  Get ready to be stuffed with the generous portions!  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Living Mediterranean at Zoës Kitchen

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor 
Looking for a fresh taste of the Mediterranean served with a side of Southern Hospitality? Then look no further than Zoës Kitchen, with locations popping up all over the DC area. I visited the Ballston location and was pleased to find a  family-friendly eatery that prides itself on simple, convenient and tasty recipes that embraces the Mediterranean way of life – that a fulfilling, happy life is one that is shared with family, friends, and eating wholesome, fresh ingredients.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cooking with Cranberries

Are you ready for cranberries?  Not only are they healthy, but they're delicious too!  Try my Cranberry Sangria, Cranberry Salad, Cranberry Chutney or my Cran-Apple Cobbler Cocktail! Also, Check out:

Upcoming Events

10/17: Union Market, home to the highly acclaimed food market, brings back its wildly popular Drive-In series this Fall. The throwback, classic American treat will take place in the market’s parking lot, projected on the three-story front wall. The family-friendly series is just $10 per car (purchased here) or free for walk-ups in the picnic area. Free seating arrangements are first come, first serve. Patrons can bundle up in the comfort of their vehicle and adjust movie sounds through the car radio, with the tune-in number released at the start of the festivities.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Menu Planning: Seasonal Fall Supper

Happy Fall! We celebrated the season with a menu worth sharing. A special thank you for our partners: American Lamb Board, Logan's Sausage, California Figs, Crave Brothers Cheese, Fermin Iberico Pork, Sweet Tango Apples and Ommegang and Boulevard Breweries. It also happened to be my birthday... such a fun way to celebrate!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Looking for Halloween Treats?

Ghosts, goblins and monsters of all ages will have a hard time turning down Sprinkles Halloween BOO box.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thinking of Drinking: Cran-Apple Cobbler

Photo by Emily Clack
I love fall flavors and cocktails.  I'm a huge fan of a signature cocktail every time I have guests over.  This recipe can be a substitute for dessert.  It makes one, but multiply it as necessary depending on the size of your party.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy 30th Anniversary Rosa Mexicano!

Kitty says that the guac is the best she's ever had!
Rosa Mexicano turns 30 and they have a menu that makes me proud to celebrate. Hurry in before October 12th to get a taste of the Desde 1984 menu. Try 3 courses for $30 or you can also order a la carte.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Opening: True Food Kitchen

By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor

The Mosaic District has a new restaurant: True Food Kitchen. True Food Kitchen is a rapidly expanding brand – this is their 10th location – that serves globally inspired cuisine and regional, seasonal foods in an upscale, green environment. True Food Kitchen’s menu is based on the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet and their menu includes starters, salads, sandwiches, entrees, cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, desserts.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Welcome the Newest Member of Capital Cooking!

Photo by Kristen Finn
My world changed forever on 9.12.14.  The sweetest baby was born and my heart has continued to melt each day with her smiles.  She's already a great eater!  She recently attended her first food event and has been joining me on dining reviews.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Jaleo Celebrates 10 Years in Crystal City

By Claire Goldman

Jose Andres' Jaleo Crystal City tapas restaurant rang in its 10th anniversary in style.  The Arlington location of the DC staple restaurant was transformed into a Spanish market with different regions from Barcelona to Valencia all represented at stations throughout.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

DC VegFest 2014

By Lauren Rosalanko

DC VegFest's Preview was hosted by Busboys and Poets' downtown location at 1025 5th Street NW. The preview featured just a few of the fantastic vendors that will be attending the DC VegFest on Saturday September 20th at Yards Park (on the corner of N St and 1st St SE, DC). I got a small taste of the vendors and Busboys and Poets' new vegan menu options at this event, which was more than enough to get me to attend the VegFest next weekend!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct 2:  Phillips After 5 -
Phillips After 5 combines a lively mix of people, jazz, gallery talks, superb modern art, and a cash bar for a memorable evening. For the October event, the collection is featuring:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Heritage BBQ presented by Goose Island Beer Co. is bringing its flavor-packed, five city global BBQ tour to Washington, D.C.’s Taste of D.C. on Sunday, October 12th. The hyper-local BBQ tour started by Brady Lowe, Founder of Cochon 555, invites five notable chefs to create globally-influenced menus featuring whole heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition to promote the family farms raising these great animals responsibly. The event is an all-inclusive culinary feast featuring unlimited access to food, bourbon, brews, wines and ice cream before announcing the winner. Heritage BBQ is an edible education on the finest social tradition in human history, and is a ground-breaking event creating a new hyper-local, globally-themed conversation about our BBQ culture.

Massive Stone Temple Faces at Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia