italian boy

italian boy

Monday, July 18, 2011

Green eggs

For 2-3 people.  One large onion, 2 jalapenos, 2 cups chopped broccoli, 2 cups frozen spinach, 2 tablespoons of capers, 5 eggs (just whites are fine too) and top with fresh basil.  Sautee the veggies till tender before adding the eggs then add your favorite cheese at the end. Very healthy, goes great with toast and a mimosa.

Summer rice.

Great for the summer.  Just a plain yellow rice, use a standard recipe or buy it already seasoned but when you put the water to boil add half a chopped onion and a cup and a half or corn (frozen is fine but roasted or grilled is better).  After the water boils, add the rice, cover and let sit for 20 minutes or so.  In the mean time caramelize a large onion and about 5 cups sliced hot peppers then added that to the cooked rice, chop an entire bunch of cilantro, add 3 tablespoons or capers, black pepper and you're done! Great with seafood or by itself, everyone goes back for seconds.

swedish meatballs

I really don't care what you say I heart Ikea meatballs so much.

REVIEW: Red Derby, Washington DC

Red Derby in PetCo (Petworth/Columbia Heights) is a super fun place to go for beers, discovering the latest ironic hipster mustache styles and also for super fun brunches.  Food is good, informal and casual menu, drinks are pretty great but chilling out on the roof is just an awesome way to spend your Saturday morning.  Take advantage while the weather holds up. Red Derby 3718 14th Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20010 (202) 291-5000

Monday, July 11, 2011

REVIEW: 901 Restaurant & Bar, Washington, DC

(please excuse the iphone photo above) Dinner last night was at 901 Restaurant & Bar, for Will Thomas' 21st [wink wink] birthday.  Open for only about a month, 901 really is "Sexy. Sophisticated. Sharing."  I had a marvelous Sweet and Spicy Seared Tuna Salad followed by Peppercorn Lamb Chops (Sweet potato croquette, curried onion straws, black pepper demi glace) then cheesecake. We were however the only table in the house.  Still virtually undiscovered, jump on the opportunity to skirt reservations and crowds, service is fantastic and the food impeccable. Check out the menu here.  901 Restaurant & Bar, 901 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202-524-4433

About Me

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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!

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