Posts Tagged ‘dining’

Sarah Palin Tries Work, Doesn’t Like It

December 21, 2010

Sarah Palin Tries Work, Doesn't Like It

Former Alaska Temp-Governor Sarah Palin was a temp-waitress on her unreality TV show last week. Mrs. Palin waited tables at Peggy’s Airport Cafe in Anchorage (1675 E. Fifth Avenue, try the pies). She staged the event to show 9 year old daughter Piper “what it was like to be on your feet all day, work extremely hard and wait on people.” The presence of the professional video crew was purely coincidental.

Service was even slower than usual at Peggy’s that day, as Sarah the hard workin’ waitress spent all her time getting her picture taken with customers. Then again, Mrs. Palin’s whole career has been one long photo op

“Mom is doing horrible as a waitress,” said Piper. “I wouldn’t tip her because she spends too much time at the tables talking.” 

More:

“Sarah Palin: Candidate, patriot, waitress,” Francis Lam, Salon.

 

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Turkey Torching Tips for Guys

November 22, 2010

 Turkey Torching Tips for Guys

The National Fire Protection Association claims “turkey fryers that use oil, as currently designed, are not suitable for acceptably safe use by even a well-informed and careful consumer.” Wimps! Thursday is Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for college football and a four-day weekend. That’s when Real American Men generate Code Orange air quality by incinerating poultry on the patio.

Any pantywaist can cook on those SUV-sized natural gas, propane, electric, or gelignite-powered barbecue grills with all those fancy features (good subwoofers do help spread sauce evenly, though). Nah, let’s get ready to deep-fry some turkey. Here’s how:

1. Put Fire Department on Speed-Dial. Keep your cell phone in your welding apron pocket. It is unwise to enter a flaming residence to use the telephone.

2. Purchase more equipment. You can never have enough Real Guy outdoor cooking gear. Buy some new stuff at Home Depot first. Don’t bother with those electronic gizmos at Leading Edge; you can never read the LCD screens outdoors anyway. Williams-Sonoma? Isn’t that the California wine the wife likes?

3. Don’t forget the turkey. Make sure it is big enough to bother with. Double-check to make sure you are not buying a goat or lamb.

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Mummified McDonald’s

November 6, 2010

Mummified McDonald's

New York photographer Sallie Davies put the hamburger from a McDonald’s Happy Meal® on her windowsill on April 10th and started taking pictures of it. After six months it was a little smaller and darker but it did not rot.

In the ensuing uproar, edibles archeologists discovered a 12-year-old McDonald’s hamburger and a 21-year-old burger. The implied or overt claims of the fossil fast food curators, that over-processing and drugs or preservatives halted the hamburgers’ decay, was emphatically denied by McDonald’s.

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White House Soup

September 15, 2010

White House Soup
White House Soup of the Day for September 15, 2010, as reported by MSNBC and Fishbowl DC:

Leek.

 

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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.

 

Image (“Food Blogger Happy Hour, after Osias Beert the Elder”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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White House Soup

August 23, 2010

White House Soup 

White House Soup of the Day for August 23, 2010, reported by MSNBC (via FishbowlDC):

Lentil.

 

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White House Soup

August 6, 2010

White House Soup

President Obama was in Chicago this week; Mrs. Obama was in Spain. Perhaps the President ate the Spring Pea Bisque at the Graham Elliot restaurant; maybe the Missus had a nice healthy gazpacho in Marbella

The staff at the Executive Mansion back in Washington has access to Mrs. Obama’s organic vegetable garden. What was the White House Soup of the Day on Thursday? Chili.

 

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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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Questo fine settimana: Acqua al Due DC

May 4, 2010

Questo fine settimana: Acqua al Due

The Capitol Hill outpost of Florence’s Acqua al Due restaurant opens this weekend, though you wouldn’t know it from the eatery’s website[Update: the website is now live]. We learned about it from UrbanDaddy.com, which has a tasty slide show of the A al 2 interior. 

Restoration of nearby Eastern Market and related street improvements may have delayed construction work on the restaurant, which began back in 2008. It’s been a while, and the neighbors are restless. And hungry.

Acqua al 2 
212 Seventh Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-525-4375
(near the Eastern Market Metro station)
 

 

Image by Mike Licht.  ”Acqua al 2″ and the logo are registered trademarks of Acqua al Due.

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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).

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

 

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