Monday, April 30, 2012

Trucko De Mayo - May 5, 2012

For those of you who love DC Food Trucks as much as I do, I am pleased to share with you some great news.  If you enjoyed last year's monthly Truckeroos at the Nationals Stadium, they are back for Trucko De Mayo in celebration of Cinco De Mayo.  

Below is the announcement I received from the event organizer...

In about a week, the Washington, DC Food Trucks Association (DCFTA) is organizing ‘Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo’ - the largest DC food truck festival yet. Trucko De Mayo will have more than 40 food trucks, two bars, live music, and more. Better yet, there’s a sweepstakes with many prizes including a pass for a free lunch at each of the 45 DCFTA food trucks, a Kindle Fire, and more.

Join us Saturday May 5 from 11:30am to 9pm for ‘Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo’ at RFK stadium.

As always the event is free. And this year you will have even more choices, because there will be more trucks.

All of us on the food trucks are so excited for this event. We all love festivals like this. And the chance to do it again is so exciting. So I hope you join us at RFK Stadium on the 5th. We’re going to have a good time.

Trucko De Mayo

Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:30AM - 9:00PM
RFK Stadium

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Restaurant Review: Blue 44

A few weeks ago, I went to Blue 44 for the first time and then went back again last weekend. That should be a good indication of what I thought about the place, right?

So my boyfriend lives in Friendship Heights, on the border of Upper NW and Chevy Chase, MD, in a very residential part of DC that is definitely not known for their food establishments. From the looks of the places that have popped up over there over the past year, they are trying to change that.

Next to Blue 44 is a great wine shop called Circle Liquors. Their selection is amazing and the staff is incredibly helpful in aiding you to find the perfect pairing for whatever meal you are planning. But I digress, back to Blue 44.

It's a quaint little restaurant that couldn't possibly seat more than 45-50 people, including the few seats at their bar. They have a few tables in the window, perfect for people watching, then several small tables along the outer walls. There are larger tables in the center perfect for groups or families.

For brunch I've had the pumpkin pecan pancakes and the bourbon spiced french toast with sides of home fries and bacon. The french toast was very filling but I loved the taste of the pumpkin pecan pancakes so much more. I liked the fact that the flavors weren't overly pronounced and the pancakes were light and fluffy.

I'd have to say what impressed me the most was their bacon. I'm a bacon aficionado and their bacon is definitely in the top 3 best I've ever had, in life. It's peppery, thick cut and not too oily. If eating bacon daily was healthy, I'd definitely be there every day.

Hopefully, I'll go back soon to try their dinner. I've heard great things about their Monday Night Special. It's a 3 course meal including a salad, fried chicken "with all the fixins'", and house-made dessert for only $19. Not bad right?

Blue 44 is a one of those neighborhood gems, you only hear about via word of mouth or from a food blogger. Also, Washington Post Food Critic Tom Sietsema, wrote a review about them recently. He didn't give them a great score, but don't let that deter you.

Again, I've only been there for brunch but I'd recommend it solely based on that. It's great for small groups and families and those who want a great brunch experience without the hassle of a long wait. The staff is extremely friendly and does their part to ensure everything is to your liking.

Blue 44
5507 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Things to Do: Patriotic Arts Fête

Join the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative for a Patriotic Arts Fête

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
6:30 to 9:00 PM

Enjoy a night celebrating arts education with music, wine and Lincoln’s signature hors d’oeuvres. The DC Collaborative is committed to providing all DC public and charter public school students with equal access to the region’s rich artistic and cultural opportunities. Working with their members, they provide free arts and humanities events for 30,000 DC students at no cost to schools each year.

Music soundscapes by DJ Jahsonic
Live student performances
Guest Raffle with Gift Certificates, Fine Art, Wine and Travel Excursions

To purchase tickets, visit:
$25 in advance ($30 at the door)
Includes: 1 raffle ticket, beverages and passed hors d'oeuvres.

1110 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005