What to do this Weekend in DC

It is that time of the year.  Oktoberfest.  Grab your Das Boot and get ready to have a beer or ten.  Besides Oktoberfest there are a ton of things to do in DC.  Check out the fairs, block parties and local orchards.  It is going to be a nice weekend.  Get outside and have a … Read moreWhat to do this Weekend in DC

Interview with Jukebox the Ghost and Giveaway to Flo Fest

Are you interested in Music? How about wine tasting? If you answered yes to the above questions then you are in luck. Jukebox the Ghost is teaming up with SavoryReviews.com to give away a pair of tickets to Flo Fest. The rules are at the end of this post. What is Flo Fest?  Well, Flo … Read moreInterview with Jukebox the Ghost and Giveaway to Flo Fest

What to do this Weekend in DC (May 14-16)

The Jefferson Memorial

This weekend is jam packed with events – everything from the Taste of Arlington and Taste of Wheaton to the Joint Service Open House and Airshow.  It is a great weekend.  Who doesn’t love an airshow?  I am going to be at Memphis in May this weekend with the guys from Pork Barrel BBQ.  We are competing, so wish us luck.

Taste of Arlington

Taste of Arlington® is an annual event that transforms the Ballston area into a lively street festival, complete with local entertainment, lively sponsors, children’s activities, and lots of noteworthy restaurants. Over 40 restaurants participate in this spectacular community event, which draws an average of 15,000 people each year who live in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Sunday, May 16, 2010 from Noon to 5:00pm, rain or shine

http://www.tasteofarlington.com/

Taste of Wheaton

The Taste of Wheaton will feature:  food samples from downtown Wheaton’s best restaurants at prices ranging from $1 to $5 per “taste”, Hispanic wine tasting (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain) hosted by Giramondo Wine Adventures, and live entertainment.

The Taste of Wheaton takes place on Sunday, May 16, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Wheaton Triangle at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive in downtown Wheaton (one block north of the Wheaton Metro station).

Website

Read moreWhat to do this Weekend in DC (May 14-16)

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

What to do this Weekend in DC

It is hard to believe that it is Friday already.  It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend in DC.  There are a ton of things to do, but I have focused on a couple exciting events.  First of all, it is finally May.  All of the April showers, or lack of them, will hopefully bring out the May flowers.  Along with May comes Cinco de Mayo.  Yep, that Mexican holiday celebrating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  Yep, not an independence day, however, it gives us the perfect reason to go and have a cocktail.  Also tomorrow is Derby Day.  I failed to make the Mint Julep cocktail on Wednesday.  My Bad.  However here is the recipe for all of you looking for a great cocktail for the weekend.

Mint Julep

  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 2 ounces bourbon (such as Woodford Reserve)
  • Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

Add a handful of ice, mint and simple syrup to a glass.  Muddle the mint mixture.  Then add the bourbon and remaining ice.  Serve in a julep cup or in a rocks glass.

Read moreWhat to do this Weekend in DC

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

What to do this Ghoulish weekend in DC – (October 30 – November 1)

It is Halloween weekend.  I usually list the culinary events in the DC area, but we are going to go through the best Halloween events today.  I love Halloween.  You get to dress up as someone else and party.  If you are running a little behind and need a costume idea check out the following food related costumes over at Serious Eats.  I think the wheaties box and the deviled egg are the best.

Markoff’s Haunted Forest

Markoffs is Maryland’s original and greatest Halloween event. There is so much going on that you’re sure to soil yourself! Choose from 2 terrifying trails and while you wait, indulge in a dozen other spine tingling events from zip-lines to ghost hunts. The Markoffs have been freaking patrons out for the past 17 years, and every year it gets a little crazier!

Time: They open at Dusk.

Location: Calleva Farm: 19120 Martinsburg Rd. Dickerson, MD 20842

http://www.markoffshauntedforest.com/

Read moreWhat to do this Ghoulish weekend in DC – (October 30 – November 1)

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

What to do this weekend in DC – (September 18-20)

Every Friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy. This weekend there are some great events to attend in and around the DC metro area from a chocolate tasting at the Botanic Gardens to a Wine Festival in Northern Virginia.

Chocolate: A Consumer’s Guide & Tasting – Friday (Sept. 18)

Come learn how to decipher chocolate labels and enhance your enjoyment of this popular treat.   We’ll explore the healthy side of chocolate and discuss how chocolate gets its flavor.  Learn about terminology like “chocolate liquor” and “cocoa mass” while tasting a variety of chocolates ranging from classic milk chocolate to single-origin 70 percent dark chocolate.

Time: 1:00-2:30 – Registration Required

Admission free for Members or $5 for non-members

U.S. Botanic Garden at 245 First Street, S.W., Washington, DC, 20024.

http://www.usbg.gov/education/events/Copy-of-Chocolate-A-Consumers-Guide-Tasting-September-18.cfm

Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC – (September 18-20)

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

What to do this weekend in DC – (August 14-16)

Every Friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy. This weekend there are some great events to attend in and around the DC metro area.  This weekend DC has some great events from the Howard County Fair to the Pakistan Festival in Fairfax.

Baltimore Restaurant Week – Friday to Sunday (August 14-16)

I love a good Restaurant Week.  You can try out some amazing restaurants for an even more amazing price. Baltimore Restaurant Week offers three course prix fix lunches for $20.09 and three course prix fix dinners for $30.09.

Click here for the list of Restaurants.

Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC – (August 14-16)

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

What to do this weekend in DC (July 10-12)

Every Friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy. This weekend there are some great events to attend in and around the DC metro area.

Bastille Day at La Maison Française – Saturday (July 11)

An evening of feasting, music, and dance await you during this annual “Bastille Day at the Embassy of France”!!! Cocktails and a silent auction will begin the festivities, and you will have a chance to bid on restaurant and hotel vouchers, paintings and other pieces of art, as well as other luxury items. Trhoughout the embassy they will set up cafe’s featuring chefs from some of the area’s most prestigious kitchens (Café du Parc/ Willard InterContinental Washington, URBAN Bistrot/Sofitel, Ritz Carlton, La Ferme Restaurant, Bastille Restaurant, Ronald Reagan International Trade Center and Panorama Bakery) will offer mouth-watering creations. A luscious dessert service (Pâtisserie Poupon and Cacao Fine European Chocolate & Pastry) will follow and open bars will serve a variety of refreshing spirits and soft drinks. Admission: General: $85 ($45 tax deductible) – Benefactor: $150 ($110 tax deductible), Dress code is Cocktail Attire.

Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC (July 10-12)

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

What to do this weekend in DC (June 26-28)

Every Friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy.  This weekend there are some great events to attend in and around the DC metro area.

Eastern Market Grand Reopening – (June 26-27)

District will reopen the historic Eastern Market at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday June 26 followed by a community celebration on Saturday June 27.  The two events will mark the completion of the market’s renovation and recovery from fire damage caused in April 2007. With over 175 exhibitors on the weekend this is going to be one heck of a celebration.  Eastern Market is located at 306 7th Street, SE. 1 1/2 Blocks North of Eastern Market Metro on 7th Street.

http://www.easternmarketdc.com

Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC (June 26-28)

Share this Recipe: Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

What to do this weekend in DC (June 5-7)

Every friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy.  This weekend there are some great events to attend. National Harbor Food and Wine Festival – Saturday and Sunday (June 6-7) The National Harbor, rising along the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland, just across the Woodrow … Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC (June 5-7)

What to do this weekend in DC (May 29-31)

Every friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy.  This weekend there are some great events to attend. Cochon 555 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs and 5 Winemakers.  Each chef will prepare a 70 lb heritage pig from head to toe for judges and the crowd.  In the … Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC (May 29-31)

What to do this weekend in DC (May 22-25)

There is no better place to be in this country than DC over memorial day weekend. With the monuments and history it really makes you cherish the freedom that we have. This weekend is filled with strawberries, events, concerts and memorials. Delaplane Strawberry Festival – (Saturday & Sunday May 23-24) You have to go just … Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC (May 22-25)