Archive | Nibbles and Sips

Jordan Wright, editor/publisher of the DC-based food, theatre, travel and lifestyle website,, joins the area’s hottest veteran writers at the brand spanking new 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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Get into the Holiday Spirits with Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar!

Philadelphia’s Midtown Village is a whole lot brighter this year with the opening of Tinsel, a new Christmas pop-up bar in the space occupied for over 100 years by Simpson’s Jewelry. The sparkle of diamonds has been replaced by the twinkle of holiday lights of all types and colors, and the former jewelry counter has […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Ashlar at the Morrison House ~ The Return of The Majestic ~ True Food in the Mosaic District ~ Author Luncheons at the Hay Adams ~ Edible Flowers Decorate the Plate

Swank Modern Interior and New Chef Dazzle at the Morrison House At long last the Morrison House the elegant boutique hotel in Old Town, Alexandria has shed its dowdy decor to feature a snazzy redo by Los Angeles–based DH Design. In the dining room the facelift is reflected in soft colors of sage and sand. Banquettes are covered in a […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Cookbook Corner ~ ‘The Field To Table Cookbook – Gardening, Foraging, Fishing & Hunting’ By Susan L. Ebert

Cookbook Corner ~ The Field To Table Cookbook – Gardening, Foraging, Fishing & Hunting By Susan L. Ebert To pen a collection of recipes using ingredients gleaned from the great outdoors, you ought to have some street cred – or shall I say hunter/gatherer credibility. Author Susan L. Ebert is not only skilled at all […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Pudding it Together: ‘Valentine’s Day Recipes to Charm Your Sweetheart’

Valentine’s Day Recipes to Charm Your Sweetheart  These recipes from Nielsen-Massey are too delicious not to share. For the Decadent Chocolate Pudding be sure to use only the best semi-sweet chocolate you can find. May love find you and light your path! Decadent Chocolate Pudding (Serves 5) – Yields about 2 ½ cups Ingredients: 2 tablespoons […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Destination Del Ray for Cozy New Italian Spot;Bethesda Offers Theatre-goers and Cast Members Two Great Dining Options with Silver and Urban Heights;National Geographic Live! Presents “The Science of Delicious”; and Zengo Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap Alexandria locals have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Lena’s, the splashy new Neapolitan-style restaurant recently opened in the Del Ray neighborhood. All eyes have been trained on its build out, with area reports cheering the addition of large outdoor gas heaters, pretty landscaping and blazing fire pit for extended […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: Ankara in Dupont Circle; Ambar at Barracks Row; Bibiana Welcomes a New Chef; Mason Social Pleases the Southern Palate

Ankara in Dupont Circle; Ambar at Barracks Row; Bibiana Welcomes a New Chef; Mason Social Pleases the Southern Palate  Ankara is the New Turk on the Block  Sorry to report we missed out on September’s Turkish Heritage Month.  Maybe you did too. No need to fret. Here’s where you can get your fix.  Ankara is […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: September 2015: Peru! at Occopa, China Chilcano, Et Voila!, Mom & Pops, & Blackwall Hitch

Falling in Love with Peru All Over Again: Seven Signs the Culinary Trend is Here to Stay with Ocopa, the Peruvian Brothers and China Chilcano – Et Voila! Hides in Plain Sight – Elizabeth’s Gone Raw: Elegant Vegan Dining – Mosaic District Adds Gourmet-To-Go Spot with Mom & Pop’s – Blackwall Hitch Sails Into Old […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘America Eats Tavern Holds Inaugural Virginia Festival, Bloomsday Celebration, Blue Duck Tavern Rhapsodizes About Ice Cream, Mitsitam Gets a New Chef, and We Get His Wild Rice Bars Recipe’

As expected tons of events are crammed into the month of June. Why? There seems to be a totally unfounded impression that we are all darting off to faraway lands. We wish! Here’s where we went (Chapter One) and here’s one that’s happening right now.  America Eats Tavern Celebrates Virginia  There’s still time to catch […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: Nibbles and Sips Goes To The Country’

A Dreamy Summer Pop-Up Supper, Strawberries Rule at Delaplane’s Annual Festival, Fueling Up at The French Hound, Healthful Eats at Brassicas, Patrick O’Connell Launches Latest Book at Willowsford. Ryan Ross, daughter of Shelly Ross, owner of The Natural Marketplace, is already a successful chef and entrepreneur from Washington State. For a recent al fresco dinner […]

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Nibble and Sips Around Town: ‘A Visit to The Virginia Gold Cup’ and 2 Recipes

Whisk and Quill was delighted to accept an invitation to attend the 90th running of the Virginia Gold Cup last weekend in The Plains, Virginia, as a judge for their prestigious tailgate competition – a hard-fought and entirely subjectively-judged contest pitting talented and sophisticated entrants against those of the same stylish stripe. The competition for this […]

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Nibbles And Sips Around Town: Tonight: Goût de/Good France! Chooses DC Chef Franck Loquet for Grand Gastronomic Dinner

Goût de/Good France! Chooses DC Chef Franck Loquet for Grand Gastronomic Dinner Tonight – Thursday, March 19,  2015 – 1300 chefs from around the world will express their love of French cuisine by creating a specially designed one-time dining event. Organized by noted French chef, Alain Ducasse, and the Ministry of Finance Affairs and International Development, the […]

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Nibbles and Sips: Around Town: SER: A Reboot of the Classic Dishes of Spain and The Kennedy Center Embraces Spain and Portugal

SER: A Reboot of the Classic Dishes of Spain Last summer when the Ballston Business Improvement District sent out an all-call seeking innovative restaurant concepts, the husband and wife team of Javier Candon and Christiana Campos-Candon and their associate Josu Zubikarai geared up for the local competition.  The challenge included some pretty heavy hitters in the […]

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‘Nibbles and Sips’: Great Pre-Theatre Dining Deals From Area Restaurants Near Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth, Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, and Theatre Lab

When friends ask me where to dine before the theatre I try to respond authoritatively. But, alas, my brain turns to porridge as I mentally scroll through the limitless options. I try to hone it down by asking which theatre you’re going to? What kind of food do you prefer? Do you need parking or […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘8th Annual Oyamel Tequila And Mezcal Festival Kick Off’ by Cary Pollak

Jose Andres’ Oyamel Cocina Mexicana restaurant is celebrating its Tequila and Mezcal Festival now through March 15th. The annual event, billed as a “Toast to the Heritage of Mexican Spirits” features specialty cocktails and dishes from around Mexico. Complimentary tequila and mezcal tastings will be available in the newly expanded Butterfly Bar today, Thursday, March 5th, Monday, […]

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Nibbles and Sips: ‘Chef To Chef With Chris Lusk’

At forty-one, East Texas native and Johnson & Wales grad, Chris Lusk has seen the ins and outs of a few restaurant kitchens and learned a wide variety of international cuisines. After an externship in an Irish hotel he cooked Tex-Mex at Stephen Pyles’ Star Canyon in Dallas, Asian cuisine at an unnamed restaurant in Florida, […]

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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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