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Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

December 27, 2011

Boxcar Tavern Opens Friday

Eastern Market will have a new neighbor starting Friday. Boxcar Tavern opens on December 30, 2011 at 224 7th Street SE, formerly the site of the Petit Gourmet food shop. Check out the handsome tavern website and the write-up and photos of the interior at Thrillist .

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Seis de Mayo

May 6, 2011

Seis de Mayo

Last night, the 5th of May, millions of people commemorated the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla (1862) with volleys of shots — of tequila — bravura barrages of beer, and murderous margaritas. Unsurprisingly, this morning finds heads held hostage and stomachs seared from nacho napalm. Today’s Spanish vocabulary lesson: crudo means ” hangover.”

 If you celebrated Cinco de Mayo with cerveza, celebrate Seis de Mayo this morning with el desayuno de los campeones, the Breakfast of Champions. The traditional Mexican hangover cure is menudo tripe soup or stew.

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Hardware Happy Hour

December 23, 2010

Robot bartenders give the term “Structural Unemployment” a whole new meaning.

Given recent advances in CocktailRobotics, you probably should replace those old legacy robot bartenders from back in the 20th century:

 More:

“Drinking with droids at BarBot 2010,” James Martin, Cnet News.

“BarBot 2010 Celebrates Cocktail-Making Robots and Booze Lovers,” Caleb Johnson, Switched.com

Roboexotica

 

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Food Blogger Happy Hour

August 25, 2010

Food Blogger Happy Hour

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour
September 1, 2010, 6PM
@Poste Moderne Brasserie
555 8th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Co-hosts: Amelia of Gradually Greener and Jenna of ModernDomestic. This will be the first anniversary of the monthly DC event. RSVP here.

 

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DC Food Blogger Happy Hour Wednesday, June 2nd

June 1, 2010

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour, Wednesday June 2nd

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour
Wednesday June 2, 2010 – 6 to 8 pm
ZENTAN
Donvan House Hotel
1155 14th street NW
Washington, D.C 20005

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More at: Capital Spice, Dining in DCGirl Meets Food, Gradually Greener, Johnna Knows Good Food, Modern Domestic, Thrifty DC Cook, and elsewhere in the DC foodie Blogosphere.

 

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Tonight: Perfect DC Entertainment

May 13, 2010

 Tonight: Perfect DC Entertainment

Tonight, after your 9 to 5, go straight to Wonderland Ballroom for a session of PowerPoint Karaoke. Starting at 6:30 PM, cubicle slaves will ad-lib presentations illustrated by a display of random PowerPoint slides. Sounds like a typical meeting at work, except for the booze. Will there be donuts? Go and find out.

PowerPoint Karaoke
Thursday, May 13, 2010
6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St, NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 232-5263

Presented by I Hate My 9 to 5

Psst: You can sign up early.

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Seis de Mayo

May 6, 2010

Seis de Mayo

Last night, the 5th of May, millions of people commemorated the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla (1862) with volleys of shots — of tequila — bravura barrages of beer, and murderous margaritas. Unsurprisingly, this morning finds heads held hostage and stomachs seared from nacho napalm. Today’s Spanish vocabulary lesson: crudo means ” hangover.”

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DC Food Blogger Happy Hour May 5, 2010

May 3, 2010

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour May 5, 2010

DC Food Blogger Happy Hour
Wednesday May 5, 2010 – 6 to 8 pm
Restaurant 3
2950 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 524-4440

Clarendon Metro Station (Orange Line).

RSVP on Facebook.

More at Dining in DCJohnna Knows Good Food, Gradually Greener, and elsewhere in the DC foodie Blogosphere.

 

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Hot Super Bowl News

February 5, 2010

Hot Super Bowl News

Many people suggest healthy, nutritious snacks for this Sunday. Balderdash.

Healthy snacks for Super Bowl Sunday, the collective national rite where real Americans drive drunk to gather on home couches and watch 300-pound men with enlarged hearts give each other concussions and torn ligaments live on digital television? Hardly. Save those healthy snacks for watching touch football or cricket.

Sunday’s menu is a single word: Pizza. 

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Blogs With Bite

December 23, 2009

Blogs With Bite 23 December 2009      

Blogs with Bite is an occasional omnivorous sampling of food blogs and sites we find particularly tasty. Follow the trail of bread crumbs back to earlier editions, starting here.      

Here’s a fresh holiday serving of Blogs with Bite:      

Society for the Protection & Preservation of the Fruitcake  Founded ca. 1999 by Mary Beth Frezon. Recipes, history, philosophy, links. That green stuff in the cake? Candied citron peel.  Robert Sietsema’s “Short History of Fruitcake” is still tasty; Linda Stradley’s version is short and sweet. Apollo 11 brought fruitcake into space in 1969; it was an odd pineapple variety but, typically, some astronauts refused to eat it. Fans of the dense pastry should blast off to Mondo Fruitcake. What makes fruitcake so durableSugar and alcohol (see Cynthia Bertelsen’s post on fermentation). The Caribbean, source of sugar and rum, has its own especially dense Black Fruitcake. Is baking too much trouble? Try an inflatable fruitcake.      

Cookie Cutter Museum  Knightstown, Indiana. There are also cookie cutter museums in Poland, NY and Joplin, MO, and a national Cookie Cutter Collector’s Club. Cookie boards (wooden molds, like the ones used for Spekulatius and Springerle) preceded tin cookie cutters. Alice Ross has a nice history of shaped Christmas gingerbread.      

Snow Cream – Got snow? Make snow cream.    

Latkes vs. Sufganiyot – Hanukkah smackdown! A deep doctrinal rift divides the world Jewish community this time of year. Which fried treats should be served during the Festival of Lights, savory potato latkes (pancakes) or sweet sufganiyot (jelly donuts)? Sufganiyot (singular, sufganiyah) are favored in Israel (emphatically so), latkes in Europe and the USA. Some celebrants try to avoid this conflict by serving fritters.     

Christmas Pickle Heard about the traditional German Christmas ornament shaped like a pickled cucumber, and the “Hide the Pickle” game? It’s a hoax or urban legend Really. Honest

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