Your trip to Charleston should include biscuits, beer, &…sushi

What if you could go somewhere with warm weather, fantastic food, on the water, with a bustling downtown, charming architecture and houses, history, and 15+ breweries. You can– it’s Charleston! I visited Charleston for the first time last month and fell in love with the area. You know what I learned while planning the trip?…

Chocolate Red Wine Cake Truffles & Stout Brownie Truffles

You’ve had cake. You’ve had brownies. You’ve had truffles. But, have you ever had… These?! Behold: Dark chocolate red wine cake truffles with coconut, and milk chocolate stout brownie truffles with crushed peanut butter pretzels. I wanted to make something special to give to all the people I love for Valentine’s day. I came up…

Boozin’ Brownies: Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon!

Do you like chocolate? Beer? Bourbon? Bacon? Ever wonder what would happen if you put them all together?! Well,Β I was curious. City Tap House in Washington, DC had a baking-with beer competition. It was a Terrapin Wake-n-Bake competition; everyone had to use to original wake-n-bake beer in their baked entry. After some experimenting and brainstorming,…

30 Beers, 30 Bites – NOM!

Did you know… It’s the 30th Birthday of Sam Adams’ Beer?? Celebration = totally necessary. As part of DC Beer week, the Washington City Paper hosted 30 Beers for 30 Years last Tuesday. The event featured 30 different Sam Adams Beers, paired with food from 30 DC area restaurants. Party-goers got to vote for their…

Craft Brews, Giant Patio, Suckling BBQ…Need I Say More?

There’s a new breweryΒ in town and you’ve got to check it out. Just picture it: it’s a warm sweltering hot summer DC day. You’ve been working hard at the office all day– between meetings, phone calls and general work bombardment. As 5 o’clock nears and you glance our your office window into the sunshine, you…

HopChef: DC Beer Week Kickoff!

DC Beer Week is here! And it all kicked off last night with Washington City Paper‘s HopChef, a competition pairing food and brews together. The competition brought together 8 of DC’s best chefs and challenged them to create dishes that utilized at least one of five different Ommegang beers. The chefs: 1. Will Artley, Pizzeria…

Taste of DC 2013!

Last weekend was the 2nd Annual Taste of DC! This 3-day festival takes place on America’s Main Street– Pennsylvania Avenue! This year, the whole festival was fenced in from 9th to 14th streets. It was great! (For those who went last year, you’ll remember that the festival was not closed in. Why the change? Well,…

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival!

Yesterday I went to the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival with a group of friends! It was sunny (maybe partly cloudy), temperature in the 80s, and a nice breeze– PERFECT weather for an outdoor festival. It was right on the National Harbor! What a COOL area! Very touristy, but so cute! The VIP ticket got…