Jimmy Cocktail is highly respected for his skills in the kitchen, with the smoker and on the grill. When he's feeling really saucy, he's not too bad with a guitar. He long ago learned that you do not have to spend a lot of money to enjoy really good wines and he also thinks that if food and wine are good, then adding music and making it a party must be better!
Lori GardnerDining out is my passion, and often times the culmination of hours of research. This blog reflects my journey as I try to keep up with my restaurant wish list for the DC area where I live, and in my travels. It's a struggle at times, but with the help of family and friends (and a celebrity chef here and there), I manage.
Capital Cooking is a television series exploring the culinary and cultural riches of our nation's capital, hosted by Lauren DeSantis. Capital Cooking highlights cooking traditions of regional cuisine from all areas of the country as well as international dishes.
Stephanie, a.k.a. The Cupcake Critic, uses her Communications degree to review cupcake shops in the DC area and report cupcake news, products and events on her blog, The Cupcake Critic. She also provides reviews for Urban Digg, a mobile lifestyle app, and is a featured blogger on Urban Spoon. When not ingesting small delectable treats,Stephanie manages her real estate and media businesses in addition to volunteering with local orgs and frequenting happy hour on U Street. Follow her on Twitter @DCCupcakeCritic.
I am a 30 year old consultant by day and an avid foodie by night. My husband and I like nothing more than enjoying great eating and drinking experiences, whether it be a fantastic happy hour a fabulous tasting menu or creating a new dish from farmer's market fare. In short, we love to eat and drink here in DC and during our travels around the country and the world.
My name is Anne and I'm 27 years old. I'm currently living in D.C., taking prerequisites and applying to masters programs to become an R.D. I love running, ice cream, making people laugh, wine, being outdoors, and a hot mug of tea on a cold day.
Johnna Knows Good Food started as simply a way to share my recipes and restaurant reviews with friends. Now two scores and some months later, JKGF has grown into my outlet for all things food. I.m a work in progress as is JKGF (*Note to self: I will learn how to take professional pictures.). Though a Washington, DC based food blog, I keep the range of topics/restaurants/trends broad.
I'm a 26 year old female who loves to eat out because it's just easier! I love all kinds of foods and trying new dishes and cuisines. Since I've started blogging, I've attempted to cook more, so I'd love to share the recipes, as well as random events in my life.
I have an insatiable passion for food. It consumes my life in so many ways: cooking, learning, trying new cuisines, reading books and traveling the world in search of new culinary experiences. It is for this reason that I decided to change career paths and attend culinary school.
18 May 2013 | 3:27 pm
By: Tom Natan A lot of TV food and cooking shows focus on comfort foods these days, with new and not-so-new ways to make your old favorites. Some of them have an Italian twist, some French, and some Southern. But when you get down to it, there's plenty of meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti on TV everywhere ...Read more >
17 May 2013 | 5:05 pm
Join us at BITE OF DC for: five elite DC restaurants and culinary personalities, each of whom will prepare a unique dish, which will be paired with a corresponding beer or wine suggestion. This is backstopped by limitless wine and beer, along with live demonstrations and entertainment, on the DC waterfront at Yards Park. Rogue 24 (Chef ...Read more >
17 May 2013 | 4:44 pm
NoPa Kitchen + Bar, the newest restaurant from Ashok Bajaj's franchise (think The Bombay Club, Oval Room, Rasika, and Bibiana to name just a few) is an American brasserie that is focused on comfort and good eats. Centrally located in the heart of downtown, surrounded by landmark neighbors such as Spy Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and ...Read more >
17 May 2013 | 2:30 pm
After this year’s inauguration, Chef/Owner Art Smith opted to close down the restaurant for a month-long renovation. This past March, Art & Soul on Capital Hill threw a wonderful fair of a shindig to show off all of their recent changes for the menu and the restaurant’s aesthetic features. Among the new ambiance/...Read more >
17 May 2013 | 11:52 am
It was to be a sunny weekend of bopping about to places outside of the District, and so wheels were suddenly necessary for this car-less girl. This predicament found me in the DCA car rental lot on Friday evening, squealing …Read more >
17 May 2013 | 11:13 am
Memorial Day is almost here. Enjoy some refreshing cocktails as the season begins. You can find this one and more in the Capital Cooking Cookbook. Blackberry Lemonade Cooler from the Capital Cooking Cookbook 2 cups of lemon juice 4 cups water 2 cup sugar 1 bag of frozen blackberries 2 cups ice Lemon slices for garnish Mint ...Read more >
17 May 2013 | 11:05 am
Meat lovers everywhere should check out one of Chinatown’s newest offerings. Del Campo offers authentic South American cooking to its guests. When you visit this restaurant, you allow your taste buds a little reward by having something you may not necessarily see on a menu every day. I was pleasantly surprised when I ...Read more >
17 May 2013 | 9:07 am
With days like to day, it is lovely to sip on a Tiki drink. Francesco Amodeo created a perfect one with his Don Ciccio e Figli artisanal liqueur. 1.5 oz Don Ciccio Mandarinetto 1 oz Cocchi Americano Grapefruit juice Stir the ingredients together and pour into a Tiki glass with ice. Enjoy!Read more >
17 May 2013 | 9:00 am
Hello my friends! As you know, Matt and I are on vacation in Italy right now, but I thought a post re-sharing a few of my favorite quick and easy dinner ideas would be helpful in the meantime. The next time you need something fast, check this post! First up is chicken – scroll downContinue Reading …The post Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas ...Read more >
17 May 2013 | 8:45 am
The search for good patio space in the District is rampid. Everyone wants a piece of the action when the temperatures reach 70+ so its no surprise every restaurant is doing their part in providing the goods. Below are five patios that will not disappoint during this Spring/Summer season: DNV: Does anyone remember summer nights...Read more >
16 May 2013 | 8:30 pm
Right before my birthday on May 3rd, there was another fantastic birthday event: Last Exit’s 2nd Anniversary celebration. I had honestly never really heard about this establishment until a few months back, but hey, better late than never right? This wonderful cocktail lounge that’s located in Mt Pleasant achieves its ...Read more >
16 May 2013 | 8:30 pm
Every Christmas (with the exception of last year) Jeff and I travel to Tucson, Arizona for the holidays. Most of his immediate family lives there and over the past 6 1/2 years I have really grown to love Tucson like it’s my second home. Spending time there in December means I can slip back into [...]The post Cardamom Horchata appeared first ...Read more >
16 May 2013 | 12:57 pm
In honor of Bike to Work Day 2013, which is this Friday, May 17th, here are some of my favourite artistic bike rack from around Washington, D.C. From left to right: “Equality Bike Rack” outside of the Human Rights Campaign HQ; part of “Bike Here” outside of Dupont Metro station’s south entrance; one of the […]Read more >
16 May 2013 | 11:12 am
In March, I bopped over to Fifth and Massachusetts for a patio brunch before the Nationals v. Braves game. The location of choice was Tel’veh, a Turkish restaurant that’s less than a year old with a killer patio. I find …Read more >
16 May 2013 | 11:00 am
Imagine my delight as I relaxed on an entrancing stone and brick patio, teasing my taste buds with a succulent oven-roasted rack of lamb accompanied by a delicious smoked salmon and Carolina Gold Rice risotto. As the waiter uncorked a pleasingly aromatic bottle of Cabernet ...Read more >
16 May 2013 | 10:00 am
Are you a pork fan? Beginning Thursday, May 16th and available through Memorial Day Weekend, Sixth Engine will bring back "The MacRib Sandwich". Chef Paul Madrid uses a blend of 100% real smoked pork shoulder and 100% real pork belly (grounded) to create the patty. The patty is then grilled and ...Read more >
16 May 2013 | 8:32 am
Hello my friends! Last night, I made it to the free outdoor Dupont Circle yoga again! It’s put on my Lululemon and is every Wednesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. during summer. So awesome! As you know, I went running yesterday morning, and I definitely don’t normally do two workouts in one day, butContinue Reading …The post Free Outdoor ...Read more >
15 May 2013 | 11:02 am
You know how some people just have it? The “it” factor: the impossible-to-attain, born-with-it style, grace, and nonchalance. The casual cool that breeds just a bit of envy—but not too much, you’d still want to be friends with them, if …Read more >
15 May 2013 | 10:19 am
Feels like I haven’t done a cocktail post in ages… probably because that’s the case. But last Saturday, after the Shortcut to Europe Embassies Open House event, I was inspired to branch out of my usual French wine and try something a little more “exotic.” Like Bulgarian wine. Well, wouldn’t you know, it is not...Read more >
15 May 2013 | 9:44 am
Good morning, my friends! I was up bright (yay for the sun being up early now too) and early this morning for a run with friends Turner and Karen. I’ve been doing a lot more evening workouts lately so it was a nice reminder how awesome it feels to get outside in the fresh airContinue Reading …The post An Early Run + Health Fair Exhibiting ...Read more >