Monday, July 30, 2012
Chef Edinger (@pastrychk) has won local competitions. She tied for first place in the 20th Chocolate Affair and took top honor in A Night O’Chocolate competition in Washington, DC which focused on showcasing the talent of women pastry chefs in the DC area.
Read the complete story HERE
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
A couple months ago Chef Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bars located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC and Old Town Alexandria shared that she was opening a 3rd Hank’s near the nation’s capitol. The official name is Hank’s Oyster Bar but even early on Leeds referred to it as Hank’s on the Hill. What was going to be different from the two early Hank’s was she was partnering with renowned mixologist Gina Chersevani formerly of PS7 and Rasika. Mixtress, Gina’s nickname, had worked with Leeds a number of years ago at 15 Ria when both were getting their careers going.
It had been a long, long time since I had driven to any location in southeast Washington, D.C. but it seems I was better equipped than the husband and we made it on a rainy Saturday evening 30 minutes early and with the luck of the gods got the parking space right in front.
Read the FULL story and enjoy the slideshow HERE.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The national restaurant chain The Capital Grille Restaurants recently kicked off their summer wine event called the Generous Pour. George Miliotes, a Master Sommelier, is sharing nine of his personal favorites from around the world during this event and all for just $25 per person. Nine distinct wines, nine distinct profiles and you can taste all of them with your meal at The Capitol Grille now through September 2, 2012.
Read the full story and watch the slideshow HERE
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Congratulations are in order for Barry Werner and Jeff Finlay Scarborough Fair Bed and Breakfast innkeepers for garnishing TripAdvisor’s 2012 prestigious Certificate of Excellence. The award is based on Scarborough Fair Bed and Breakfast
guests’ comments and rankings with over 344 reviews giving them the top
rating of five stars, ranking them one of the top guest accommodations
Check out the full story and slideshow HERE
Posted by Dara Bunjon at 7/25/2012 07:13:00 AM
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Is a local Fells Point
Restaurant in financial difficulty? Stories are coming my way of one
such restaurant is letting go the key hourly employees, the chef, the
general manager and floor captain in the span of two to three weeks. The
story I hear is bartenders, servers and runners have been leaving as
well. Since this is not a story I can confirm, I will not mention a
For more on this story click HERE
Friday, July 20, 2012
Ra, as close friends like to call it, is always busy, lively and pumping with energy. It is hard to find a seat in the bar at any happy hour.
Catch the slideshow and full story HERE.
|photo courtesy of Chazz: A Bronx Original|
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
As Fleet Street Kitchen Restaurant in the Bagby Building on where
else, Fleet Street nears its August completion date, one should be
putting it on their “must dine” list.
Various media types, including myself, were invited to tour Cunningham Farm and enjoy a sneak peek at Fleet Street Kitchen’s cuisine prepared by Chef Chris Becker-executive chef and chief of culinary operations for the Bagby Restaurant Group, Omar Semidey-sous chef and Bettina Perry-pastry chef. Tim Riley, chief operations officer for the Bagby Group and beverage director oversaw the libations.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Welcome to your one-stop shopping for regional restaurant weeks. Tis
the season for special discount meal deals from $10.12 for multi course
lunch to $35 dinner for two.
Rather than just writing about Baltimore City’s Restaurant Week, I have scoured my resources at hand for regional restaurant weeks. Here is the most comprehensive listings I could find for New York City, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Washington DC, Alexandria VA, New Jersey, Jersey Shore, Ocean City and last but not least, Philadelphia.
Get the complete regional restaurant week listing HERE
The sign is up on E. Fort Avenue, so it is official, Wiley Gunter’s Pub
and Sports Bar is open for business. Former sweat equity partner, Wyatt
Mackie, in the Sly Fox Pub has bought out his partners. Wiley Gunter is
Mackie’s great, great grandfather who by the way is listed in the Cowboy
Hall of Fame. The moniker Gunter is Mackie’s middle name.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
It’s a hon kinda Bastille Day for me and where better to celebrate then in Hampden.
Catch the brunch at The Food Market on 36th Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and order their Salad Nicoise. Seared tuna, rare the way I like it, fresh greens, olives, string beans, roasted peppers, potatoes and a perfectly poached egg with Magdelene’s mimosa.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012