Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Eight days of barbecue festivities wind through DC, MD and VA.
With the new year comes a new cycle of “weeks”: DC Restaurant Week, Bethesda Restaurant Week and now Meat Week. The fourth annual meat extravaganza begins Sunday and continues through Feb. 3, featuring the DMV’s most popular barbecue restaurants, food truck face offs and lots and lots of sweet, smoky meat. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Rockville’s Urban Bar-B-Que. For eight days festivities will wind through DC and Virginia suburbs. Some host venues will be offering Meat Week specials. DC’s Meat Week began with a meet up in Rockville, DC Meat Week founder Mike Bober, of the Capital Spice Blog, told Del Ray Patch. For more information on 2013’s Meat Week, including a list of vendors, check out the event Facebook page here. Several of …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See where Washington, DC, ranks on the New York Times annual list of places to visit.
The New York Times has released its list of the top 46 places to visit in 2013 worldwide, and sitting among tropical getaways and exotic locals is Washington, DC—but the reason DC makes the list might surprise you. The area’s food scene, not its world-class museums, place DC at No. 44 on The Times' list. “A new food scene to welcome a renewed administration,” reads the title on DC’s listing. After years of snarky restaurant competition between the cultural capital of the United States and the country’s actual capital city, has an olive branch been extended? Times writer Ann Mah points out several DC establishments, including Northeast’s new Union Market, Mike Isabella’s Italian restaurant Graffito, H Street’s Toki Underground and Dupont …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Galaxy Sports Bar & Grill is located just outside of Hyattsville on University Boulevard.
On a cold night in Maryland, waiting for the clock to strike 2012, a Miami New Year's get-a-way might be on your mind. But why not bring the beach to you? Make it a resolution to enjoy a “Sex on the Beach” cocktail. A splash of this sexy drink will jettison you fully into 2012 with a bang. Galaxy Sports Bar & Grill's oasis in a glass is the drink of this week. This beverage offers a refreshing fruitiness that suggests holiday vacation in all its glory. When at the bar, in between killer dance moves, be sure to order this cocktail and drink up. SEX ON THE BEACH: "This ‘Sex on the Beach’ isn't your typical ‘Sex on the Beach’ drink. It is loaded with more berries and flavor," said Maryland Navas, bartender at the Galaxy. "The alcohol …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Hank's has the sweet/tart Granny's Apple drink for Christmas Eve.
This Christmas Eve, head to Hank’s Tavern & Eats and let the bartender create a drink that is both naughty and nice. A glass of Granny’s Apples is just right for the holidays. If you can’t leave the kids at home, Santa’s little helpers could serve up a mocktail. And guess what! It is equally fantastic. “Our customers love this drink. So we had to feature it as our holiday special,” said Francesca Moquete, manager at Hank’s. Granny’s Apple: Moquete said the sweet tart apple flavor “compliments the holiday season and the restaurant’s homemade dishes.” This cocktail is festive yet simple. This bold drink is not offered in the happy hour lineup but never fear! Santa’s reindeer don’t hit the sloped roofs ‘til late anyhow and they’ll need …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Check out these ... different ... turkey day experiences.
Hoping for an offbeat Thanksgiving this year? Check out these five ideas for how to make your turkey day unique: 1. Do it deep-fried—Carolina Kitchen is offering four different Thanksgiving take-away meals prepared just for you. Should you want your turkey truly southern style, you can even order it deep-fried. Prices vary. 2. Italian style—Bibiana in Washington, D.C. has a four-course Italian meal for $48 a person. 3. Two if by sea—Spirit of Washington is offering lunch and dinner cruises, a three-course meal and dancing with beautiful views of Washington, D.C. sites. Cost is $57.90 per person and $24.95 ages 4-12. 4. French food—Le Ferme in Chevy Chase is offering a spread of French country faire. $46 per adult; $23 per person. 5. …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Ever wonder where to sit? How to order? Here are the answers.
Patch patrons Busboys and Poets often—probably at least three times a week. By now, we should know how the place works. But after three months of sitting, ordering, working and watching, we still didn’t get it. We thought you might like to know just how to make the most of your Busboys experience. Seating Hyattsville’s Busboys and Poets has several options: Watching/Reading/Working The dining area has a big screen TV with movies and documentaries playing on it pretty much all the time. At the bar you can watch the news, a game or commentary on the TV. Busboys doesn’t provide reading material, but you can bring your own book or newspaper to pore over. The café area is best for this because there are a lot of comfortable chairs there. If you…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We might be avoiding eating in public for a while.
I realize that kids will make noise in restaurants. And on those occasions, most people know which ones truly are kid friendly and which ones aren’t. For the most part, we haven’t feared eating in public with our toddler. She generally does pretty well, usually squealing with delight and avoiding her food, as she’s too busy observing all the activity around her. But recently, we crossed a threshold I hoped we never would—the “there’s absolutely nothing you can do to keep your toddler from screaming and squirming the entire time she is in the restaurant” phase. We recently met some family members at a favorite eatery on Capitol Hill. There was nothing that could keep our toddler calm and still. So, in order to avoid being asked to leave (…
Friday, September 23, 2011
The new Hyattsville restaurant gave a nod to the written word.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
About new places to eat!
It’s thirsty Thursday, Hyattsville! Here are some eateries around the area you might want to check out: 1. Now that autumn is on the way, check out the bread bowl soups and chili at Atlanta Bread Company in Greenbelt. 2. It’s not quite dining, but the Laurel Meat Market is a great place to pick up fresh-butchered chops, flanks and steaks. Perfect for making your own chili! 3. Speaking of hearty food, Jason’s Deli in College Park has lots of warm soups and stews to choose from, along with stick-to-your-ribs sandwiches (I’m talking LOTS of meat, veggies and cheese on these babies!). 4. Should you want variety in your diet, check out classy and elegant El Aguila in Silver Spring. 5. Further away still from American food, check out Manna …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Take our poll and let us know what your favorite place is at Hyattsville's new development on Baltimore Avenue.
Tara Thai opened Tuesday in Hyattsville at Streetsense's retail development—formerly owned by EYA—on Baltimore Avenue, offering yet another type of cuisine at the hub which already includes American and Mexican fare. Take our poll and let us know which venue you like best so far.