Thursday, April 29, 2010
josh: I am eating the best leftovers ever. I cooked a couple of diced onions down with some garlic, oil and salt and then added two diced bell peppers (yellow and orange) and cooked that down. Then when they looked awesome I moved them to a bowl, added more oil, another onion, garlic, and diced tofu and cooked that on high, stirring a lot. Then added the onions and garlic back to the pan after 7 or 10 minutes and stirred for a new more minutes. Then I tossed everything in a big bowl with three cups of an organic quinoa I had made. It's probably 3-4 dinners and it's so fresh and healthy. I think it gets better every day it sits in the fridge, too.
me: can you send me a photo?!
josh: There isn't much left. haha. I can send you a photo of the sad remains in the bottom of the bowl. haha
me: YUM !!! looks amazing!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Yeah, I know everything tastes better fried and you do too... so make sure you get to enjoy it every once in a while. These are just cubed potatoes dropped in hot canola oil, fried till they're golden brown then sprinkled with sea salt and cracked pepper. Try and fry a hot pepper or two in the oil first to spice it up. Serve them just like this as a side. Kids love their bite-size. Toss them over a salad or into a beef stir fry. Alternate them with mozarella, basil and tomatoes on skewers as an appetizer or leave a platter of them out with toothpicks and a fun aioli at a party. Just be careful, they go a lot faster than you'd expect.
Friday, April 16, 2010
I heart Mandu so much. Fantastic Korean food. Quiet fun neighborhood restaurant. Outdoor seating. AWESOME staff. Happy hour specials are every day 4-7pm $4.00 Sojutinis $4.00 Liqour drinks $2.00 Beers $3.00 Mandu... Dinner there is slammin so you should experiment and there are plenty of other bars and restaurants within a few blocks if you're interested in another bite to eat or a cocktail. Mandu Restaurant
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Current Sushi and Lounge 1215 Connecticut Avenue NW, Dupont Circle South.
Usually I like to stuff my chicken with an orange or lemon cut in half and a few cloves of garlic. Then I drizzle some olive oil over the top of the bird, salt pepper and thats it. If you like, find a Jamaican rub, or add celery salt or any other of your favorite spices- just dont go too crazy. And instead of tying the legs together (look at my photos), I make a slit in the skin flap on either side of the cavity then slip the end of each leg through the hole.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
From S. Al-Wasmi in Kuwait: Salmon, in the oven. Crust conisists of loads of fresh parmesan, whole grain mustard, a bit of mayo, lemon, paprika, and salt and pepper.
Black rice organic noodles, with tones of veggies. Dressing seaseme oil, soy sauce,garlic, ginger and spicy red paste.
Completely glutten free meal that will keep you light on your feet and takes no more the 25 minutes to make!
From me: Looks fantastic! My mouth is watering. I love the citrus, mustard parmesan crust.
Wonderland Ballroom 1101 Kenyon St, Columbia Heights
Monday, April 12, 2010
Science Club, 1136 19th Street Northwest
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This is one of my favorite places in all of DC. Bottom floor is jungle themed with trees and fun music. The next floor is filled with saltwater fishtanks and has great booths to sit eat and drink. And the roof is fantastic, airy, tables to sit and much or plenty of space to stand. Fantastic view, great beers and perfect spot for a margarita. From their website, "We specialize in unique and interesting beers and we're more than happy to tell you all about them and let you sample a few too. Our kitchen keeps it real by cooking up some fantastic dishes with only the highest quality organic produce and free-range meats all provided by local farmers." Look for rotating beer and drink specials and if you can prove you're an Adams Morgan resident (20009 area code) or fake it really well, you get a 10% discount. The Reef, 2446 18th St in the Heart of Adams Morgan.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Awesome happy hour and even better with a group. They've got pool, darts, boardgames, a bunch more activities that just seem more fun after a cocktail or two. There are a bunch of TVs so expect it to be crowded if there's a game on. $4 drafts, wine and rail cocktails. Check out the website for upcoming events. Rocket Bar, 714 7th St.
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Monday, April 5, 2010
The Heights, 3115 14th Street Northwest... Literally across the street from Target. The weather is fantastic these days. Run by The Heights, have a cocktail or beer outside on the patio, maybe a yummy bite and then still pass by Target as you stumble to the metro on your way home. For $4.75 you can get a delicious Stoli Doli (maybe thats the name? it sounds like that) a sangria cocktail and 2 other specialy cocktails plus discounted beer and drink prices. EVERY DAY from 4-7pm including weekends. (For legal bull, the above image awas not taken or produced by me and was taken from the establishment's website)
SO, by reader request, I will be posting a local DC happy hour daily that will feature a NEXT DAYs happy hour... so you can visit the site, see what to check out the same day or plan for tomorrow. I'll try to set up a running calendar of happy hour schedules but that'll prob be in days to come... till then, CHEERS, KAMPAI, or ALLA SALUTE!
Friday, April 2, 2010
About half way through, toss in pickled cherry peppers (you can find them in the Italian section of most grocery stores or even the sweet hot ones you can find in olive bars), chopped rosemary, and garlic. SO much better than plain roasted potatoes. The unique combination of sweet, hot, and hearty flavors will go great with any other meat or vegetable dish.
So I have yet to eat a humane meal there but if you're looking for a late night snack after an evening on the town and about three thousand calories stop in Maddys, Dupont Circle (the old Timberlakes). Alero up the road used to have my favorite nacho platter but now, hands down is the white cheese chicken[optional] nachos.. I don't know if its the melted white processed cheese (that would make any Frenchman cringe) or the pound of guacamole they throw on top but it is just so damn good. Def enough for two people and I recommend with a side of Jack Daniels on the rocks. Cheers!
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read to much about it. Try to look for labels that read "ground in house" or at least specify no fillers. I'm pretty sure some Giant and Harris Teeter grocery stores do. I know Whole Foods does. If its not in the cards for you either because of price or availability then just be sure not to undercook your meat (especially for the little kids), and a yummy tip is to season your hamburger meat with some salt, pepper, your favorite spices, and vinegar or lime juice. It tastes great, makes a gourmet burger, and the salt, spices and acidity added can kill some bacteria that might be hiding.
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- Hi there, my name is Giacomo and I enjoy things delicious. Long story short, my parents moved from Italy to NJ where I grew up (and loved it) but found myself in Washington, DC fourteen years ago and haven’t yet found an excuse to leave. Food has always been a huge part of my day and life… from happy times, sad times, holidays, drunken escapades and all the rest in between, I’ve usually spent a good portion of that time putting something in my mouth. I guess I started this blog a little while ago to keep track of what I was cooking and places I’d eat-- simply because my friends were always asking “how do you make this” or “where do you get that” but surprisingly over time I guess real people started reading too. SO, take a look around and let me know what you think. You’ll see that the backbone of lots of my food is Italian but I manage to cover most bases. Thanks for stopping by. BUON APPETITO!