Monthly Archives: August 2010

Kitchen Adventure – Burgers’ Smokehouse Country Pork Jowl Bacon

You may or may not know that I have a *mild* obsession with salted cured meats. I love them all – prosciutto, salami, pastrami, sopressata, corned beef, bresaola, panchetta, bacon… you get the idea! Over the last few years I have heard … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Fire Station One, Silver Spring

Fire Station One in Silver Spring is an interesting place that seems to be trying to find its identity. The restaurant/bar is housed in a converted fire station on Georgia Ave in Silver Spring. The building was originally a National … Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – The Great Pickle Experiment (Part One)

I have been toying with the idea of making my own pickles for a few weeks now. It was all started by the Pickle Bar at the Parkway Deli. They pickle EVERYTHING, and all the different kinds of pickles have … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Againn (Rockville)

Local. Organic. Fresh. Sustainable. Delicious. One of the new gastro-pubs in DC  set up another shop in the old Houston’s space on Rockville Pike! Againn Gastropub (pronounced “aguinn”, meaning ‘together’ or ‘with us’ in gaelic) opened its doors six weeks … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasure – Dumpling Extravaganza

You may not know this about me, but I LOVE noodles (I am totally eating some now for dinner!). The only things better than standard noodles, are those noodle-wrapped packages of goodness – DUMPLINGS! I am lucky enough to work … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Spice Xing (Rockville)

I am at a bit of a loss as to how to properly review Spice Xing (Rockville, MD), because Indian food is new for me (and a bit too hot for my tender taste buds!). Spice Xing is the younger … Continue reading

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Shop Review – Fenwick Beer and Wine

Finding a large selection of micro-brews, imports and craft beers is a hard thing to do in Montgomery County.  Sure – you can find a couple special six-packs here or there… and if you are really lucky, you know a … Continue reading

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Reviews – Elevation Burger

In the last few years a number of burger joints have been popping up across the region. Some are unabashedly greasy fast-food, some purport to be healthy versions of the standard, and others boast true gourmet fare. Each brand has it’s own … Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Easy Roast Fish Dinner

We needed a quick (and preferably healthy) dinner last night, and I could not stand the thought of eating chicken for another meal in a row… We decided on Mahi Mahi (purchased on sale at Harris Teeter) with multicolored fingerling … Continue reading

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Big City Restaurant Moving to the ‘Burbs!!

I am a big fan of Matchbox Restaurant in DC. They make wonderful brick-oven pizzas, and are known for serving plates full of juicy sliders topped with mountains of onion straws. They also boast a bistro menu full of tempting … Continue reading

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