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Greenspring Village Chili Cook-Off

It’s been 12 years since I’ve been to Greenspring Village. Back in the day I was an intern at the senior living community when it was starting up it’s news station. More than a decade later it was a huge honor to be invited back to emcee their annual Chili Cook-Off. What I thought was so cool is that  now that little station is known as Channel 6 and they do a LIVE news show every day. Residents often anchor the newscasts! As for the event.. the people were so amazing and the food delicious! Congrats to resident Clint Lambert and staff member Chef Eric for winning Best in Show. Their chili will be entered in the big DC101 Chili Cook-off!


Big Winner Clint!

 

 

Mandu

Mandu is a favorite thing of mine.. the Korean dumpling often stuffed with veges, pork or beef are awesome steamed or fried and dipped in soy sauce. Now I have another Mandu I’ll keep in mind whenever I get the craving for Korean in DC. The family-run restaurant on K Street is just awesome. This is the Lee family’s newest location and actually boasts extra items you won’t find on the menu elsewhere. It’s a fab spot for lunch throughout the week and has a dinner menu too.  Joining me for lunch was my little sis Jenny Kim and Korean food lover Flounder aka DJ Flounder from DC101. We had an absolute blast and started off with Hobak Jeon (zucchini fried in egg and flour) and of course mandu.

As for our meals we decided to teach Flounder (who has some mad chopsticks skills) how to eat one of our favorites: Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap. Think rice bowl, tons of vegetables, beef and hot paste served in a scolding hot stone bowl. There’s a raw egg on top and the idea is you mix it all together, adding in the hot paste allowing the stone bowl to fry the rice and cook the egg before your eyes. Jenny Kim got the same thing while I opted for spicy soup called Kimchi Jigae.

I spoke with Mrs. Lee who is called “Mama Lee” in the kitchen and she told me how she moved to DC in 1974. She started the restaurant on her own and has since been able to open up this second location on K Street with the help of her son Danny and daughter. She says whenever she’s at one of the restaurants you will always find her in the kitchen.. either cooking or supervising.

I could tell our meal had an oma touch (oma is mom in Korean). The food tasted very authentic.. just like my mom Chin would make.  In addition to great bites.. there’s an awesome bar and whole upstairs level for more dining.

The deets:

Location: 453 K Street, NW DC, Parking: Metered parking, paid lot on K Street or Parking Garage on I Street

Average app: $7 Average meal: $12

We show Flounder how to eat Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap

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Political (Girl) Power reigns Newsbabes 2011

Washington newswomen (and Bob!) come together for one night to make an impact in the community.

Click for Newsbabes Bash Photo Gallery

DJ Flounder from DC101 kept the pink party going at the 3rd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Held at the Fairmont on M Street, the reception was hosted by more than a dozen DC newswomen.

MORE: Newsbabes Bash WUSA9 Gallery

WATCH: 2011 Newsbabes Bash

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was an honorary host this year- helping us spread the word that men- you too can get breast cancer.The bash helps kick-off DC’s Komen Race for the Cure June 4th.
Guest speakers included Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DC First Lady Jonice Gray Tucker. Breast cancer survivors DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin wowed the crowd with their inspiring stories. Pictures by Neshan Naltchayan and Manny Fantis.

Party Photos by Metromix DC

  Great Moments

Foul Bean: What's up with chili cook-off Entry names

I don’t think I’ll ever volunteer to judge green chili again. Not because it doesn’t taste good (it tastes great) but perhaps because of how it looks… 22 times over. I’ll stick with red. Another thing I don’t get is why contestants insist on naming their prized bowl after things that trigger gag reflex. It appears many of them try to blow up just how hot their stuff is but in all reality don’t they know chili judges are told to pick something balanced with the right spice. I can’t post pics of many of the tents at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off but I’ve shared a couple below. Despite the names RFK smelled amazing!

Fellow judges WUSA9’s Anita Brikman and hubby support the National Kidney Foundation

More judges FOX5’s Will Thomas here with friends Barrie Friedman and Keith Melancon

Oh yeah,  that’s the aftertaste I’m looking for.

Left behind the hometown pride?

30 Seconds: 'Newsbabes' in Action

Thanks to L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC for this great clip that sums up the successful night!

Related: Newsbabes Bash Blows Up, More than 500 Attend

Brinker, Fenty Headline 'Newsbabes Bash'

Pamela Brown, Angie Goff, Lindsay Czarniak and Sue Palka are a few of the hosts this year!

Pink macaroons, cotton candy, cosmos, dresses and ties! We’re all about the powerful color that is bringing 16 Washington newswomen from all different stations and CNN together for one night.

The 2nd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer is Monday May 10th at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. The event will 100% benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and we are thrilled the founder of the great organization, Ambassador Nancy Brinker will be joining us. Michelle Fenty, President of the Capital Breast Care Center will also give remarks. 

Click: View the invite and event details

Events

The men of DC United will be our hunks who care working behind the bar. DJ Flounder from DC101 will be spinning the hottest jams this season mixed with a little old school! A string of DC A-listers are expected to attend and we’re excited to have Tommy McFly from Mix 107.3 broadcasting LIVE! View the invite and details of the party at
Special Thanks: Nieman Marcus, The Full Cup, Sylene, Sweet Signatures, DJ Flounder from DC1010, Event Media Sponsor Mix 107.3, Fezelry Jewelry, Emperor Vodka & Fuse.

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