Washington D.C.

Georgia Brown’s Fine Southern Cuisine

Georgia Brown’s is your go to restaurant for fine southern cuisine in Washington, DC. I dined with Georgia Brown for a friend’s birthday and loved their eloquent and intimate décor, their comforting yet bourgeois food and their attentive service. We began our meal with a basket of bread that included biscuits and cornbread. Now you know, when a restaurant brings a bread basket to a table, your whole meal is represented by that bread basket. You can determine how good your meal will be by the bread. Well I knew by the biscuits, that I was in for a treat.

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I had the Chef special as my appetizer which was the Shrimp bisque soup. I love lobster or shrimp bisque soup and the soup at Georgia Brown’s reminded me why it’s a great start to a meal. The soup was flavorful, and gave an extra kick. I ordered the Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Collard Greens as an entrée. The chicken was crispy and juicy on the inside. Lastly, I had the Peach Cobbler a la mode for dessert. The cobbler was my favorite part of the meal, it was perfection. So sorry but I ate it too fast and forgot to take a picture. Below is their Sweet Potato Cheesecake which I didn’t get a chance to try but I’m sure it was good.

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It’s Restaurant Week in the DMV area again and this signature fine southern cuisine staple is joining in on the fun. The Metropolitan area’s Restaurant Week experience runs from August 17 to August 23 and includes over 200 restaurants. Georgia Brown’s is offering a full three course menu including Inspirations (Appetizers), Entrees and Desserts for $35.00.

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Location: Georgia Brown’s 950 15th Street, NW
(between K and I Streets, NW.near McPherson Square)
Washington, DC 20005 

Type of Food: Soul Food

Ambiance: Eloquent and Intimate

Stars (Out of 5): ****

Experience The Exquisite Taste of Passion At Co Co. Sala

Raise your hand if you’re a chocoholic like me! Now raise your other hand if you’re a chocoholic who would love to add a touch of chocolate to every meal. Well,that is what you experience at Co Co. Sala. Co Co. Sala combines the sweet accent of chocolate to their meals. They do this in a subtle, sexy and chic way at their restaurant located in Washington, D.C. I dined at this restaurant for my friends birthday dinner celebration during D.C. Restaurant Week. It was an exquisite experience to say the least.

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During restaurant week Co Co. Sala offered a Prix Fixe dinner menu for $35.14 per person. We had a choice of one salad, two Co Co. bites and one sweet finale. Each meal began with a frozen hot chocolate sip called Amuse Chocolat. The sip or chocolate shot was soft, smooth and delicious. It was the perfect beginning to the three course ride that was ahead of me. I chose the Chicken Caesar Salad, Shrimp Mac & Cheese, Organic Black Pearl Salmon and the Chocolate Onyx. All of it like I stated before was exquisite.

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Co Co. Sala also has a Chocolate Boutique that offers their signature chocolate bars and paraphernalia. The boutique is small and chic and has its own entrance beside the restaurant. My favorite part of this boutique was a message on the wall that reads “Each exquisite bite is a story, some dark, some sweet, a story that begins with passion and ends in pleasure. The pleasure of Co Co. Sala.” That message was passionate and demonstrates the pleasure you receive by dining at this restaurant.

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Location: Co Co. Sala 929 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Type of Food: Chocolate and American Cuisine

Ambiance: Chic, Sexy, Intimate

Stars (Out of 5):*****

Find Out Why Founding Farmers Is #InstaFood Worthy!

As a food blogger, I follow a lot of different food pages on Instagram. One of my most influential go to foodstagram’s while in Washington, DC is @dcdining. I’ve been following them for a while and every time I saw a meal that made me drool it seemed to always be from a restaurant called Founding Farmers. So of course my recent trip to DC absolutely had to include visiting this “instafood” haven.

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Founding Farmers has a menu that includes everything that you can possibly crave from soft and sweet red velvet pancakes, chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, corn bread with kernels of corn and fresh burgers. I of course indulged in all of this and I have to say my favorite was the cornbread and the red velvet pancakes. What also makes American inspired food so amazing is that the restaurant is owned by family farmers. This means their food is fresh and healthy, the perfect two in one combination.

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Another great asset about Founding Farmers is they have a huge bar and also cozy private tables. Both options are intimate and comfortable for brunch with friends, lunch with family and dinner with your “boo.” Their upstairs dining area has a nice view of the DC streets and also provides a relaxed intimate dining experience. If you’re interested in an all in one packaged dining experience visit Founding Farmers.

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Please Note: Due to popularity there is normally a wait, especially for brunch on the weekends.

Location: Founding Farmers Various Locations

Type of Food: Fresh American food

Ambiance: Relaxed and Comfortable

Stars (Out of 5):****

Georgetown Cupcake

Cupcakes are a big craze these days. So much so that people, myself included, would stand outside in the cold for 25 minutes and wait to enter Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, DC. I kept hearing about these cupcakes, and I was determined to taste them. Walking into the shop, I felt like I was in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory but for cupcakes. It excited the sweet tooth inside of my mouth.

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Georgetown Cupcake makes their cupcakes fresh in house every day and it definitely tastes like they do. I walked out with a six cupcake box of a variety of cupcakes including Chocolate & Vanilla, Red Velvet, Cookies and Cream Cheesecake, Chocolate Birthday and a Marshmallow cupcake. My friend and I got home and cut all the cupcakes up and shared with everyone like a cupcake taste testing feast. My favorite was the Red Velvet and Chocolate cake with Vanilla frosting. Delicious!

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Now here’s some great news for you. Georgetown Cupcake offers a Free cupcake each and every day at all of their various locations. Yes, FREE! All you have to do is order it by name and it’s free. Follow @Georgetowncupcake on twitter. That’s how you can find out about the flavor of the day. Enjoy!

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SAX Restaurant

“Amazing awaits you” and “It’s like Moulin Rouge” are two phrases that perfectly describe SAX Restaurant in Washington DC. SAX has an ongoing burlesque show with a sexy live performance every 1o minutes. The girls and guys are outstanding and entertaining. The entire restaurant is vibrant, beautifully decorated and alive.

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Not only is SAX a great place for entertainment, it is also a great place to dine. I decided what perfect time to experience SAX than for DC Restaurant Week. For $35.14 I indulged in a 3 course meal of Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup, Braised Spicy Beef Short Ribs with maple whipped garnet potatoes and a Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert. The meal was enjoyable but not necessarily amazing. Lastly, I was surprised with a small birthday cake to celebrate my recent birthday. That was a nice little surprise and I definitely appreciated it.

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When should you experience SAX? I think it’s perfect for a Bachelorette Party, a Girls Night Out, a Date when you want to experience something different with your partner or any other time for celebration. SAX has package deals for celebrations where you can heighten your experience and they also have an upcoming Valentine’s Day menu. Guys, it’s that time to start getting your plans in order. *hint, hint*

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A few tips for my readers is to 1. Make a reservation and 2. Make sure your reservation is at a table where you can see the show. You don’t want to miss out on a great experience because you can’t see the elevated stage. Other than that, bring a camera because I’m sure your experience will be exquisite!

Location: SAX 734 Eleventh St. NW Washington DC 20004 

Type of Food: Contemporary French

Ambiance: Alive, Entertaining, Theater-like

Pricing:  Slightly High

Stars (Out of 5): *****

Rumors

On one of my many random trips to Washington DC, a good friend of mine offered to take me to brunch before I headed home. She told me she had a Living Social deal for two for brunch at a place called Rumors. Approaching Rumors, I started to think, umm this place looks basic. Probably not blog worthy. But I was so very wrong.

My waiter was so nice. He had a southern accent and displayed the kind of southern hospitality that makes you feel instantly comfortable. Anyway, I read the menu and the one thing that stuck out to me was the Shrimp and Grits. My waiter assured me that it was really good. When my plate arrived, I was too excited. Ya’ll know that feeling when you’re hungry and your plate finally arrives looking heavenly. Well listen, that Shrimp and Grits was everything and more! I can’t even really explain it, but it was seasoned well and the grits were even delicious. My friend had the Country Breakfast, which was tasty as well.

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Lucky for you, I have found the Living Social Deal for you! It’s a Brunch for two deal with two mimosas or Bloody Mary’s. Click here: Rumors Deal

Location: Rumors 1900 M Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20036

Type of Food: Italian-American

Ambiance: Relaxed during the day, Night time it is a party

Pricing:  Reasonable

Stars (Out of 5): ****