Still have items to cross off your gift list? The weekend of Dec. 12-14 is perhaps the best time this season to find gifts at an abundance of holiday markets happening throughout the District.
Some venues are definitely better than others though, so here is a summary of the five best restaurants that opened in 2014. If you haven’t checked them out yet, do so sometime soon.
Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Blaue Gans in NYC for delicious bratwurst.
Dominique DeVito shares her recipe for bacon-wrapped meatloaf from her book “Low-Card Slow Cooking,” out now from Cider Press Mill.
Peppermint and holiday celebrations go together hand in hand. Beautifully decorative with the delicious, sweet taste of peppermint enhances everything from luscious desserts to warm and soul-satisfying beverages.
This is an incredible showy treat for brunch or a trim the tree party.
Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Ditch Plains in NYC for New England clam chowder.
Baking can be a great way to get into the holiday spirit, but it’s the kind of thing that you sometimes keep putting off. To get you motivated, here are a couple of fabulous cookie recipes from well-known, talented D.C. pastry chefs.
Camille Ford and Tailgate Fan visit Mission Cantina in NYC for pastrami tacos.
This soup is perfect for the weekend after Thanksgiving: light, clean, soothing. Have fun with this; vary it as you see fit, i.e., add par cooked pasta–orzo is good–other vegetables such as carrots or tomatoes, even croutons. Make this your own. Make a lot (12 cups of broth) or a little (8 cups or ½ gallon), it’s all good.
While turkey is the quintessential Thanksgiving dish, it’s the side dishes that can make or break the meal. From roasted asparagus to classic pumpkin pie, it’s time to get inspired.