Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Where the beef… meets broadcast

Shawn, Me and Elaine with Chef Philippe Reininger

The weather was perfect for an afternoon lunch with the news gals here in DC. This time we gathered at the new J&G Steakhouse on 15th and Pennsylvania. As we enjoyed appetizing fried calamari and rice cracker crusted tuna we laughed about being moms and the new “Go the ___ to Sleep” book that’s all the rave these days amongst parents. When it was entree’ time we were impressed to find out that the steakhouse is vegan friendly! A couple of the gals had no problem ordering. Halibut in a scallion-spicy chili sauce was a popular pick this day. I was also happy to see they have Sips & Bites from 5-7pm on weekdays where you can get smaller portions of their dishes paired with wine at the wine bar.

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It was also great to chit chat with cityshopgirl turned radio host Kelly Collis who recently helped launch the new morning show on 94.7 FRESH FM. Shout out to Eun Yang for arranging the get together… really enjoyed catching up with all the girls at the table.. Anita Brikman, Lesli Foster, Elaine Reyes and Shawn Yancy!

Beautiful fruit dessert in sangria

Great patio for outside dining

‘Chocolate Chocolate’ is twice as sweet

Here’s a sweet story! The ‘Chocolate Chocolate’ launch party included a signing by the sisters while guests enjoyed gourmet chocolate and wine. READ MORE about the launch party! The next book signing is set for next Thursday, June 2nd at One More Page in Arlington.
When their beloved father died, all the Park sisters had left were each other and a small inheritance. In remembrance of their father and his love for confections, Frances and Ginger Park opened a small chocolate shop in DC called Chocolate Chocolate.

Twenty-six years later, the once run-down, falling apart chocolate shop is now a staple on Connecticut Ave. and an essential must-try in DC. The Park sisters celebrate their success and have published a book ‘Chocolate Chocolate’.

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READ: ‘Chocolate Chocolate’

Let's make some WHOOPIE!

Earl, hostage stand-off,  rig explosion… at this point I’m begging for some sweet news and then reading ReadySetDC  I stumble on this:

Ladies and gentlemen it is indeed the old fashion, beloved Whoopie Pie and did you know there’s a local baker solely dedicated to it’s decadent creation. Hello Whoops! Bakeshop. My name is Angie, I’m 5 foot 4, at a point where my doc says I should gain a pound a week and I think we could be great friends.

Founded by former Hill staffer McKee Floyd… a DC location is in the works… McKee currently is taking orders from her DC kitchen for events and parties and more.

If you wanna get your whoopie on… hit McKee up on twitter @WhoopsBakeshop or email McKee at mckee@whoopsbakeshop.com

Sex and the City Cupcakes Come to DC

Local cupcakery, Hello Cupcake releases it’s sweet take on the highly anticipated sequel on Monday. Frosted cupcakes that dazzle and look like they’re wroth the $60 Million in estimated box office sales expected at the end of the month.

Indulge in the SATC inspired treats starting Monday May 17th until May 31st. The four custom cupcakes  represent each woman in the movie.  Which makes me ask.. if you could be a cupcake what flavor would you be?

In conjunction, customers can vote on their favorite flavor in the online Facebook SATC Cupcake Competion.

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Carrie – Cosmopolitan is made with Lime/triple sec cake with cranberry lime frosting, pink sugar sprinkles, and an edible fondant stiletto decoration

Charlotte – Vanilla Rose is Rose scented vanilla cake with rose and vanilla bean buttercream, topped with a crystallized rose petal

Miranda – Chocolate Cabernet is Chocolate cabernet cake with chocolate cabernet ganache glaze and an edible fondant martini glass decoration

Samantha – Manhattan is Sweet vermouth-soaked chocolate cake with bourbon vanilla bean buttercream and a maraschino cherry

Angie Cooking with Cakelove's Warren Brown

I’m in the kitchen with Cakelove’s Warren Brown chatting about his new book United Cakes of America The book has his own personal recipes for cakes and treats from every state, DC and Puerto Rico. We did a live segment where he showed me how to make Sweet Potato cake (Louisiana, recipe below) and revealed the juicy ingredient he puts in his creamcheese frosting! The book will be available in May.. but you can catch him and get an autograph copy at his book launch this Sunday at Politics and Prose on Connecticut at 3:30PM.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Cake by Warren Brown

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