Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Achari Chicken Tacos at the Bombay Bistro Rockville

It's been a busy day and the traffic on the beltway has not been easy. As I headed towards Rockville I yearned to relax over a nice Indian meal and a Kingfisher beer.

Luckily I had an errand to run at the Rockville Town Center and Bombay Bistro was right on my way. I have eaten here before and am delighted by the new stuff that Chef Vinod keeps trying here and at the sister restaurant Indique Heights. Bombay Bistro is a block away from the Rockville Town Center and an easy walk for residents of the near by Fenestra Apartments and the upcoming Bozzuto Upton Apartments

Indian food can also be enjoyed in a tapas style eating -  Achari Chicken Taco, Stuffed bread and a samosa are a great combination. We always consider restaurants as celebratory and eat a lot. To me Indian food is home and I enjoy the Dal Makhni with a couple of rotis - not haute cuisine but still carve for dishes.

For vegetarians who want to enjoy the Achari Chicken Taco, try asking for Paneer Taco ( Cottage cheese). I had a meal once again at Bombay Bistro and applaud the chefs. Stay around Rockville, hope you have eaten at the Bombay Bistro.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Inchin's Bamboo Garden Opens in The World Gate Center Herndon`

A new restaurant called the Inchin Bamboo Garden has opened at the World Gate Center in Herndon. The World Gate Center has a lot of choice in restaurants and when I worked in Herndon, had an opportunity to have lunch at restaurants at the World GateCenter like Tara Thai, Matsutake Japanese Restaurant, Tur Turkish Cuisine, Kalpasi Indian Cuisine and of course TGI Fridays. 

Inchin has dishes like Battle Curry Fried Rice and Vegetable Tulips !! and they are offering a free lunch on Wednesday 06/4 as a opening deal 
Address :
World Gate Center
13059 World Gate Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Tel : 703 467-9118
Fax: 703 467-9119

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 21 is Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee Day in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire

On Wednesday, May 21,participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants,is offering  one dollar  cup of Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee sold and the proceeds will benefit Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD)

Thursday, May 08, 2014

5 Best Business Lunches in DC by Claudia M. Watts

Image by Gareth Williams

In a city of foodies, it’s safe to say the dining table is the stage where most business deals are set. Choosing the right restaurant is key - a place that is comfortable with an environment conducive to conversation and a menu that pleases your taste buds. Whether it is to impress a client, strategize with teammates, or celebrate a hardworking employee, these D.C. restaurants are ever appropriate.

With the tagline “Where the left and right agree to meat” it’s pretty clear this steakhouse is proud of its product. They have good reason to be - the lunch menu is full of mouthwatering meats, fresh seafood and decadent desserts. The Golden Triangle locale makes it a popular lunchtime option, so calling ahead is recommended.

Praised by both Esquire and Bon Appétit magazines, this K Street staple is one not to be missed. The environment is elegant, yet relaxed, and the lunch menu features seafood specialties like potato crusted fluke and blackened Carolina catfish po’ boys as well as other traditional American selections.

Poste Brassiere is the perfect hidden gem in the city’s most vibrant area. Located in Chinatown inside of the sexy and sophisticated Hotel Monaco, the menu at Poste is beyond delightful. If you’re lucky, you’ll get Gabby as a server. She is attentive, has an extensive knowledge of the menu, and a pleasant attitude; she’s the best server for an important meeting or to ensure speedy service!

Everything you need to know about Art & Soul is right in its name. This dining experience is a true expression of soul though the art of cooking. Choose from delicious soul food classics refined and perfected. Located around the corner from Union Station and the Hill, Art & Soul is a popular stop for those making our nation’s laws.

A newer kid on the block, Lincoln came to McPherson Square in 2011. The restaurant offers seasonal small plates, perfect for a lighter lunch! The décor is hip while remaining classic and is extremely cozy. Lunch selections are extensive and inventive (try the deviled egg bar or a seasonal mason jar). 

About the Author: Claudia M. Watts has a B.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing and is currently the owner/writer for Clan Eclectic as well as the Director of Innovation and Internal Operations for The Looking Glass, LLC. Claudia contributes to the Apartments at CityCenter blog in Washington, D.C., and she’s a writer, serial thrifter, arts enthusiast, lover of new ideas, open minds, thought-provoking conversation, and her own life.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Home Buying Deals, Gardening Tips and Spring Fun at Elicott City This Saturday May 10th 2014

This Saturday Bozzuto Homes (The company I work for) is holding a 7th Anniversary party at the beautiful Shipley's Grant community in Elicott City, Maryland. The event will have Wegman’s cupcakes and ice cream from Cold Stone, both located nearby. Astounding $7 options on McHenry homes will be offered for people who attend the event and purchase by May 31st this year. To celebrate spring, there will also be a Master Gardner, who will give container gardening tips and answer your gardening questions personally. RSVP here.

Address: Shipley's Grant - 5780, Richards Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD. 21043

Website: Ph: 888-379-8147

Monday, May 05, 2014

#TopChef Food Innovation at The Thomson Reuters #WHCD Brunch at the Hay Adams Hotel

It was nostalgia. The Thomson Reuters Brunch celebrating the White House Correspondents Dinner was held at the Hay Adams Hotel on Sunday March 4th 2014. Having attended the previous years event, I was thrilled to be there. It is held on the top floor of the Hay Adams Hotel with the best view in town.

First stop was Bart VanDaele's table where last year he had served a " Truffle Egg Royal" It was served in the shell and he explained how they had come up with the idea of using precision tools to finely cut open the shell and then paint it and cook the souffle in the shell. 

ThomsonReuters Yahoo Brunch at The Hay Adams #whcd

This year Chef Bart Vandaele Cooked up a Pig and Egg On a Bun in honor of Hillary Clinton. I admit it was the first time that I tasted Quail's eggs. The presentation was superb and the dish tasted very well.

Here is Bart posing for my camera.

Last year, Chef Spike Mendelsohn  had made an Artichoke Cappuchino

Wow! You heard it here Artichoke Cappuccino by @ChefSpike inspired by @MichelleObama
This year was a really awesome Black and White Milkshake inspired by John Kerry

Mike Isabella excelled once again with Duck Scrapple in the honor of Joe Biden 

We missed Brian Voltaggio
ThomsonReuters Yahoo Brunch at The Hay Adams #whcd
 It was great to meet Top Chef Jen Carroll who created Barnegat Light Scallops inspired by Chris Christie

The View from the Hay Adams Hotel is really fantastic

It is always a pleasure to see Lauren Young from Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters puts on a great celebration for the reporters and celebrities attending the White House Correspondents Dinner and it is a delight to see these Top Chefs create these special dishes.