Cork & Fork in Bethesda: Free Chocolate and Wine Tasting, March 31, 2012

Chocolate and wine go hand in hand, especially at Cork & Fork in Bethesda Maryland.  This premier gourmet wine shop has a wide selection of succulent spirits, wines and beers geared towards the DMV crowd. From 3-7 p.m, there will be an exclusive chocolate and wine pairing for all patrons and customers.  Special wines will be paired…

Patisserie Poupon: Best French bakery in all of Georgetown

Last weekend, I was at Patisserie Poupon letting people know more about the best chocolate spread ever ( Grashoff’s belgian chocolate spread). When I was there, I was in complete awe over the cafe’s atmosphere, hospitality and especially over the food. I’ve had french pastries before, but none of it compared to the peach croissant I…

Rita’s Crepes in Bethesda: Little stand, big taste

In the heart of downtown Bethesda, herein lies the fact that several exclusive restaurants are cache’d in the area.  As reputeable as these sit-down locations area, many lack the speed, taste and convenience of Rita’s Crepes. It’s easy to miss amongst the hustle and bustle of Bethesda life, but to the consummate D.C foodie, hard…

Judgmental people: Why you need to stop and chill out

   Okay, we all get a little judgmental at times. Whether we hear an outlandish story and want to point figures or see a grossly large dress hung on a tiny-framed chick, sometimes our negative traits leak out. Whenever I catch myself from thinking negative thoughts that judge others, I try to reprimand myself. It’s…

Gomez was at 9:30 Club: But did not play my effing song

 Gomez recently came to the 9:30 club, located around U Street in Northwest Washington D.C. For years, I would sedulously try to go see them but something would always come up. Whether it was fiscal, social or spiritual reasons; I used to make up pretty lame excuses for missing a potentially wonderful show. Lucky for…

Birthday coming up? Silly string them into a cocoon

  I’ve been to a multitude of birthday parties and they all start and end the same. People congregated at a high-end restaurant, a bushel of balloons swish around the birthday person’s chair, and a weak sing-song version of “Happy Birthday” serenades ( or scares away) that same person into making a wish and blowing…

Foot Sauna? Try it, don’t hate on it

  A few days ago, one of my oldest girlfriends, Shanila and I spent the day in  Rockville. We spent a solid hour at the Original House of Pancakes ( best coconut pancakes I ever had) and simply lounged, gabbed and supplemented our time together with jokes, pictures and colorful stories. That one hour at…

Faso Foods: How to pair Grashoff chocolate spread with desserts

 Smearing belgian chocolate spreads ( Grashoff) on scrumptious goodies is a growing trend in the  D.C/Maryland/ Virginia area for several foodies. Its for people with highly groomed tastes who know the difference between Nutella and something ten times better.  Grashoff’s chocolate is the perfect sojourn from day-to-day life since its supple yet smooth chocolate taste tends…

Joe Squared featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

 My friend Dennis ( yes, THE Dennis Tran, “Love Guru to DMV Engineers”) and I attended a viewing party for Joe Squared at Powerplant live. Joe Squared,  voted number one bestest pizza in all of Maryland, was featured on Guy Fieri’s show ” Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” on the Food network a few days ago. We had…