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 Around Town: Meet the 2014 StarChefs Washington DC Area Rising Stars And 12/16 Gala at Union Market

Mark your calendars now for one of DC’s best dining events. On December 16, 2014 the 2014 StarChefs Washington DC area Rising Stars Gala will be at Dock 5 at Union Market. There’s even a special VIP reception where swells can sip champagne and nibble on Petrossian caviar before the awards ceremony and tasting gala dinner. The celebration will […]

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Nibbles and Sips: ‘National Geographic’s Executive Chef Matthew Crudder Talks About His Plans For The Upcoming Farm-To-Table Dinner And Why He Likes To Source Locally’

Presiding over National Geographic’s Washington, DC kitchens for over two years, Executive Chef Matthew Crudder draws on his considerable experience. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, the 45-year old chef hails from Ann Arbor Michigan, where he briefly attended the University of Michigan before finding his passion for cooking. His resume reads like a […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Peach Brandy Debuts At George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery

Eight hundred eagerly-anticipated bottles of George Washington’s limited edition Peach Brandy Eau de Vie (translation: “water of life”) went onto the shelves of the Mount Vernon Estate gift shop just in time for Christmas. Produced at the restored distillery this huge undertaking dwarfed Washington’s eight gallons in sales recorded back in 1798, reflecting a more […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town – November 5, 2014: Chef Cathal Armstrong’s Cookbook, ‘My Irish Table – Recipes From the Homeland and Restaurant Eve”

Local Chef Cathal Armstrong’s Cookbook, My Irish Table – Recipes From the Homeland and Restaurant Eve, Will Warm The Cockles of Your Heart My favorite cookbooks reveal the author’s personal connection to both the recipe and the ingredients, and this one is no different.  In Cathal Armstrong’s My Irish Table – Recipes From the Homeland […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Human Rights Campaign’s “Chefs For Equality” Evening Scores Big With DC Chefs And Their Fans’

Human Rights Campaign’s “Chefs For Equality” Evening Scores Big With DC Chefs And Their Fans When Washington Post food writer David Hagedorn is doing the asking, big name chefs and restaurateurs respond.  Though we didn’t see her there, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who married David and his partner, Michael Widomski, last fall, are […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: A Green Wolf Resides on 14th Street, Tapping the Trees, A Visit to Maple Avenue Restaurant, Station 4 Goes to Valencia for Inspiration and Porchetta for a Crowd at Jackson 20

A Green Wolf Resides on 14th Street, Tapping the Trees, A Visit to Maple Avenue Restaurant, Station 4 Goes to Valencia for Inspiration and Porchetta for a Crowd at Jackson 20  One of the most frequent questions I get is, “What is your favorite restaurant?” It’s a fair question to ask of a food writer, but […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Cambridge, Maryland’

In an area where watermen and their history have customarily been the prime subject of writerly interest, it was “Chesapeake” author James Michener who noted the architecture of Cambridge’s High Street, referring to its splendors as “one of the most beautiful streets in America”, which is precisely where we begin our exploration. Start in the […]

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‘Nibbles And Sips Around Town': Jose Andres’ Evocative America Eats Tavern, Penn Commons Opens, Cuba Libre’s Ceviche Classes, Restaurant Week, Vapiano’s “Dinner and a Movie Deal”, Mount Vernon’s Colonial High Jinks, and The National Gallery of Art’s Garden Café

Jose Andres’ Evocative America Eats Tavern Jose Andres’ newly minted America Eats Tavern in the Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner evokes the casual elegance of Long Island’s tony Hamptons (Sag Harbor springs to mind), transforming the hotel restaurant space. Formerly occupied by French chef, Michel Richard, the charming spot is a breath of fresh air embraced in a rustic chic décor.   Andres, we’ll […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Voyage To The 7,000 Islands Of The Philippines’

Voyage to the 7,000 Islands of the Philippines One of the most beautiful and evocative cookbooks to cross my path of late is the recent issue 7,000 Islands – A Food Portrait of the Philippines by Australian-Filipino food and travel writer Yasmin Newman. A lavishly photographed and comprehensive collection of recipes from around the islands of Southeast Asia, […]

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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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