2018 Thanksgiving Dinner at DC Restaurants, DC Restaurant Menus, DC Restaurant News, Washington DC Food and Drink

Metro Washington D.C. restaurants serve up polished takes on Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 22, 2018: Mi Vida at the District Wharf in Washington, D.C., Rockwood Sports Bar at Virginia Gateway and Blackwall Hitch, with a few locations around the District, will be taking the cooking and dishwashing off the hands of guests in grand style… At Mi Vida, Thanksgiving Dinner is served superfood- and Mexican-style with a mushroom soup appetizer (Sopa de Hongos), stuffing (Pavo Relleno) with kale & ricotta… At Rockwood Sports Bar, the buffet-style offering will serve up local, farm-raised turkeys and prime rib, green bean and mushroom casserole.

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Chiko opens West Coast location November 14 in Encinitas, California

The owners of Chiko, a popular, Washington, D.C. Chinese-Korean eatery influenced by the creations of chef Danny Lee and support of co-owners Scott Drewno and also Drew Kim, from Matchbox pedigree, will open a West Coast location in the Greater San Diego Area, Calif. The tweet today confirmed that the new restaurant will open November 14 in Encinitas, a beach-centric town 25 miles north of San Diego on the eve of a new Chiko restaurant opening in Dupont Circle.

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DC Restaurant Events, DC Restaurant News, Washington DC Food and Drink

Taberna del Alabardero in D.C. celebrates homeland’s dish with Paella Festival

Taberna del Alabardero in Washington, D.C. is honoring its homeland’s dish with a celebration, holding a Paella Festival in November. During the festival, guests can pick from some tasty Paella dishes during lunch and dinner for $28. Additionally, each Tuesday in November, there is a Paella buffet for $30 with hefty servings of three choices of Paellas and a choice of one tapas appetizer.

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DC Cocktail Week, Washington DC Cocktail News, Washington DC Food and Drink

D.C. Cocktail Week and its heavy hitters bring on libations November 12-18

D.C. Cocktail week 2018 by RAMW brings plenty of food-drink pairing experiences to imbibers and foodies across the Washington, D.C. area with several high-profile restaurants participating during the week-long event November 12-18. Delicious bites will abound as talented bartenders, mixologists and chefs team up to use the event to welcome the autumn season. At Indique, the Gin and Tonic will be paired with Bhel Puri Chaat….At Royal in Shaw, there’s a tribute to autumn and Columbia with The Decadence Club.

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DC Juiceries and Smoothie Bars, DC Restaurant News, Washington DC Food and Drink

D.C. food entrepreneurs are juicing success

Thus, it’s not surprising that in the D.C. area, a place that is filled with health-conscious consumers, it isn’t hard to find cute juice and smoothie bars, filled with kale and bananas, for the on-the-go professional or the thirsty athlete straight out of the gym. A must-stop juice shop is South Block Juice, located in Georgetown, with several other locations across the city. In the spring, new stores will be opening in the high-traffic neighborhoods of Ballston Quarter and Downtown Rosslyn in Virginia. The Founder and CEO, Amir Mostafavi, thought that healthy food and drink options were lacking in D.C… In line with sustainability and the rise in sustainable eating and living is MISFIT Juicery.

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Mission Navy Yard in D.C. launches brunch

Mission Navy Yard, a Mexican restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, recently launched brunch. Mission is a massive space that includes the city’s longest bar at 150 feet. The managing co-partners are Fritz Brogan and Reed Landy. Executive chef Roberto Hernandez is at the helm of this kitchen, whipping up creative Mexican staples, including tacos, enchiladas, nachos, brunch speciality items… Delicious brunch items and tasty cocktails abound on Mission’s brunch menu, including the Mission Margarita—el Jimador Silver, Triple Sec, fresh-squeezed lime juice and simple syrup.

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Washington DC Food and Drink

October Chiko After Dark event goes Slim Jim-style, features Chefs Gerald Addison, Chris Morgan

The Chiko After Dark Series returns in October with a pop-up style experience, featuring Slim Jim. The Chinese-Korean Slim Jim experience await adventurous diners in the Washington, D.C. area. The one-night October After Dark event will take place October 26 and is a tribute to Co-Owner and Chef Scott Drewno’s love for Slim Jim. Chefs Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan will be on hand to make the night a truly memorable event.

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Washington DC Food and Drink

D.C. food entrepreneurs, artisans get frightful, sinful with Halloween drink, bakery creations

Around the Washington, D.C. area, ghoulish delights are creeping up in all corners of the restaurant bar and bakery scenes. At Buttercream Bakeshop, there are treats for all ages, with special 3D Mini Chocolate Skulls on the menu. These are pumped with Red Velvet Oreo Cookies and cream filling… Gina Chersevani is presenting the haunted hour at Buffalo & Bergen in Union Market with a Marvel Superheroes-themed cocktail menu.

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DC Distilleries, DC spirits, whiskey, Washington DC Food and Drink, Wharf DC

Scuba origins, rum aficionado to bring Potomac Distilling, Tiki TNT to Wharf D.C.

Another big story with some Tiki-Bar influence has been developing at the District Wharf: the November opening of highly-anticipated Potomac Distilling Company… in the heart of the bustling waterfront, will represent a three-story production facility, producing four styles of Thrasher’s Rum. Nestled in the building will be a neighborhood tavern to be known as Tiki TNT from Todd Thrasher.

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MetroCooking D.C. adds Jacques Pepin, Bethenny Frankel to all-star lineup

MetroCooking D.C. has added additional household names to the show’s all-star llineup Dece,ber 1-2. Chef Jacques Pépin will make his appearance at the December event. Bethenny Frankel will also join MetroCooking D.C.. She is a lifestyle maven and entrepreneur. Pépin is a French-born chef, author and TV personality. A new Holiday Gingerbread House Competition will be featured.

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DC Restaurant Menus, DC Restaurant News, Washington DC Food and Drink

D.C. eateries, chains serve up great chicken dishes

The thing that makes chicken so popular is perhaps its ubiquity. As a meat found in nearly every culture’s cuisine, people from all over the world can identify with the bird… In the DMV, there are many international eateries… Bonchon is one of the most popular, bringing mountainous plates of Korean fried chicken. Isaiah Ruffin, head chef of The Bird in D.C., gave us his insights on how he ensures his chicken dishes stand out from all others. The Bird sources its chickens from New York and Pennsylvania and they come “BoBo style.”

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