Category Archive for: ‘Food & Libations’

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Tates Bake Shop-Best Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies!  

During troubling times I have to have some comfort food! I have remained fierce about my nutrition and have increased my exercise because there is no business travel but at times I need a chocolate chip cookie!  If I don’t make them myself then my favorite store brought brand is Tates Bake Shop. The chocolate chip cookies are thin, crisp …

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Tajin Clasico- My Go To Spice

I came across the spice Tajín Clasico and it was an instant match for my recipes and cooking.  Tajín is ground mild chili peppers, lime and salt. There are no artificial ingredients, colors or preservatives. A perfect combination of ingredients.  The chili factor is mild and not too spicy. The lime factor is perfect for marinades. I marinade my chicken in …

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Georgetown Social- International Street Food 

This is a trying time to open a dining venue especially in a city like Washington, DC that has been closed for months because of our current health crisis.  Enter Hazem Alghabra a former state department official that wanted to become an entrepreneur! While planning his dinning venue Georgetown Social two years ago Hazem didn’t Know he would be facing a …

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A La Lucia- Local Italian Fare 

In these troubled times it is so important to patronize local restaurants when one can. Local businesses are suffering because of the months of forced shutdowns due to the health crisis.  located in Alexandria Virginia, A La Lucia is a great local restaurant with fantastic Italian fare and wonderful service.  They have set up tables on the sidewalk and into …

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Gosman’s Fantastic Fresh Seafood- Montauck

It has been six months since I saw my sister and nephew. For me it seems like decades because we are very close.  We finally took a road trip for six hours with my Mother to go visit my sister after we felt it was safe to do so during this crisis that we are all experiencing globally.  My sister …

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Moo Moo’s outdoors Ice Cream Parlor- East Hampton

The last six months have been trying times for all of us globally. The uncertainty has affected all ages of my family.   At times during difficult periods we just need some ice cream to forget about it all and get away from the constant bad news. The bottom line is that life is short and even in the worst …

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Thai Select- support local small business & cuisine

The current health crisis has also brought an economic crisis. During this time I find it is imperative to support my local restaurants by ordering takeout and dining outdoors when safe and possible. Many small businesses, especially restaurants, need our patronage so they can weather this incredibly difficult storm! I adore Thai food and one of the best in my …

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East-West Coffee and Wine- support local!

Even before the current health and economic pandemic I believed in supporting local business in my area. I run a small business so I understand how important support is essential for their survival.  If we don’t offer our patronage then we have a bunch of chain dining venues run by multi nationals. My area is slowly opening up with outside …

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Schloss Biebrich one of my favorite sparkling Rose wines!

These are trying times. In addition to a health crisis we are dealing with isolation, working virtually, separation and the great unknown. At times it is just a good idea to pop open a bottle of a sparkling rose. One of my favorites is Schloss Biebrich which is available at Trader Joe’s not only does it taste amazing but the …

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Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company- St. Michaels

I decided that my Mother who has been inside her home for the past three months should get out for her well being and get some fresh air. I had to take care of some business on the eastern shore of Maryland so I picked her up and we took the one and half hour drive to scenic St. Michaels. …

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