Archive | Nibbles and Sips

Jordan Wright, editor/publisher of the DC-based food, theatre, travel and lifestyle website, WhiskandQuill.com, joins the area’s hottest veteran writers at the brand spanking new DCMetroTheaterArts.com website Her well-known newsy column, “Nibbles and Sips,” sprinkled with the latest foodie gossip, will showcase the area’s top spots highlighting seasonal offerings as well as pre-and post-theatre dining and drink specials.

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‘Nibbles and Sips’: Freak Show Without a Tent, Dino’s Grotto Opens, Erin Dickins Spices Up Her Repertoire, Mio Brings Puerto Rico to DC

Freak Show Without a Tent, Dino’s Grotto Opens, Erin Dickins Spices Up Her Repertoire, Mio Brings Puerto Rico to DC  On DC-Based Food Writer Nevin Martell’s Latest Book Partiality Alert Based on Consuming Alcoholic Beverages at Martell’s in the 1960’s: I wasn’t two pages into chapter one, when author Nevin revealed that his father was […]

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Nibbles and Sips: Taberna del Alabardero Celebrates 25 Years, Toro Toro Opens, New Farmers Market Opens in Mosaic District, Cassatt/Degas Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Great Taste of Tyson’s, and “Fed Up” Makes the Case Against Sugar

Taberna del Alabardero Celebrates 25 Years, Toro Toro Opens, New Farmers Market Opens in Mosaic District, Cassatt/Degas Exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Great Taste of Tyson’s, and “Fed Up” Makes the Case Against Sugar  Twenty-Five Years and Counting  Taberna del Alabardero has been a favorite destination of mine since working in the Aviation and […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Spring Cookbooks And A Sensational First Novel From Ruth Reichl’

Delicious! A First Novel from Ruth Reichl  When seasoned food writer and four-time James Beard Award-winner Ruth Reichl debuts her first novel (two more are planned), foodies everywhere sit up and take notice. The former restaurant critic, first at the LA Times-later a six-year stint at the New York Times, is better known for bestselling memoirs like Comfort Me […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Union Market, Bidwell, the Launchology Series, and Sample Nibbles and Sips From Zaytinya’s Upcoming Greek Easter Festival’

In Which We Visit Union Market, Bidwell, the Launchology Series, and Sample Nibbles and Sips From Zaytinya’s Upcoming Greek Easter Festival  The Craveable Union Market There are many things to lure the foodie to Union Market, the 140-year old recently renovated food hall that has been luring the food adventurer with its interesting jumble of cute […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: Brunch Before the Matinee: City Tap House, The Partisan, Malmaison, Jaleo Brunch, Peach Brandy at Mount Vernon

City Tap House, The Partisan, Malmaison, Jaleo Brunch, Peach Brandy at Mount Vernon Brunch Before the Matinee On an unseasonably warm Sunday we tried out the new brunch menu at Jaleo. We chose the Crystal City location on the same block as Synetic Theater. Chef Ramón Martínez, Jaleo’s Executive Chef, has put together an appealing […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: José Andrés Kicks Off Oyamel’s Tequila & Mescal Festival

The Greatest Mexican Fiesta in DC James Beard Award-winning Chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder are at it again with the seventh annual Oyamel Cocina Mexicana’s Tequila & Mezcal Festival celebrating the heritage of these unique Mexican spirits. Beginning March 10th and continuing through March 23rd, Chef Colin King will highlight the flavors […]

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Catch The Holiday Spirit(S) At The Theatre by Jordan Wright

A DASH OF 
SHAKESPEARE FOR THE TEEN IN YOUR LIFE Family holiday shows are everywhere. But where can you find one that’s tailor made for teens…and non-denominational too? This year the Synetic Theatre Teen Ensemble is tackling the company’s Silent Shakespeare version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and it promises to be scintillating. In this […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Cedar Restaurant, Fogo de Chao, FLO Wines, Puro Café, and Iron Gate by Jordan Wright

Cedar’s Aaron McCloud Creates Amazing Dishes with Olives from Spain As one of eight U.S. chefs selected to highlight the use of Spanish olives in their cuisine by Olives From Spain, Cedar’s Executive Chef Aaron McCloud staged a spectacular five-course luncheon last week using recipes he devised and pairing the dishes with Spanish wines. Among the other well-known chefs chosen […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: ‘Frenchifying Fairfax, The Gin Game Redux, J&G Steakhouse Adds a Secret Room, the Day of the Dead Comes Back to Life, and Olive You Too, Espana!’ by Jordan Wright

Frenchifying Fairfax If you blink you’ll pass the modest storefront of Le Mediterranean Bistro, a mere slip of a place in historic Fairfax City, Virginia that quiets down towards nightfall. Once inside the cozy bistro senses prick up. You might detect a whiff of foie gras lightly searing with brandy, lobster carapaces creating a rich seafood […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: ‘Uber Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj Has a New Baby – nopa Kitchen+Bar’ by Jordan Wright

Uber Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj Has a New Baby When it comes to cooking up success, Ashok Bajaj has a formula that could well be called the ‘ultimate dish’. It’s simple, really. Hire a talented chef, train your staff to a fare-thee-well, commission a trendy architect to design a stylish restaurant, and put it in a high-end location […]

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