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Nommin’ Out: Shaws Tavern

19 Aug

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Enter the Shaw Burger- one of the finest nommables I’ve consumed thus far in DC.  My friends and I have made Shaws Tavern on 6th and Florida Ave a Sunday brunch habit- it’s not fussy, you can always get seated (granted for parties of 8 or less), the service is super friendly, and they have a $12 bottomless mimosa special that one expects at a great brunch spot.  While the entire menu is impressive, the burger is by far the best thing on it.  I get this bad boy almost every time.  Comes with fries (ask for truffled for an extra couple buckaroos) or a salad (Caesar pictured).  You have a plethora of cheese options, including cheddar (pictured) and goat.  Then there’s AVOCADO, sauteed onions, jalapenos, bacon, mushrooms, and/or a fried green tomato.  I like my toppings a plenty, so granted this adds up.  That’s why I also try and go on Tuesdays when burgers are HALF OFF from 5-11pm.  And that’s just their Tuesday event.  

Shaws Tavern has a calendar on their page that boasts Soul Sundays, Trivia Mondays, Piano Bar Wednesdays, and Jazz Thursdays.   On Wednesday and Thursday nights, sit at the bar, chat with the knowledgeable and amicable bartenders, order a specialty drink and let the tunes sooth you.  For all you gin drinkers out there, I highly recommend the Lime Aviation, which features a splash of Creme de Violette for a twist.  I might be the chick on the stool next to you.

 

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Steak Bites + Grilled Caesar Salad

6 Jun

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So I just moved to a new townhouse and convinced the parentals to fund the acquisition of a grill for our outside deck.  Be warned: I will feature grill recipes well into October.  That being said, I have wanted to learn how to grill salad since I had delicious Caesar rendition at Rustico in Ballston, VA.  It is SO EASY. and cheap. Duh.

Ingredients for Salad:

-a full packet of hearts of romaine lettuce (this will run you about $3)

-for the dressing: Olive oil, dijon mustard, parmesan cheese ($3 ish), minced garlic, lemon juice. You probably have some of these ingredients laying around already, and you only need a smidge of each.  If you have to purchase everything, it’ll be a little less than $10.

Salad Directions:

-heat the grill to Medium flame.  Lightly coat both sides of full romaine leaves and spread out evenly on grill.  Grill until start to wilt or start to get grill marks.  Flip over for like 30 seconds and remove from grill.

-in a blender, combine 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and a bunch of freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Feel free to alter the ratios; I don’t really believe in measuring.  Pulse until blended.

Steak Bites Ingredients:

-package of Angus Beef steak bites.  I purchased mine for $4.99 at Target.  Another warning: this meat is not organic, “happy cow”, or anything of the like.  I like meat so I buy it and don’t ask many questions.  Obviously feel free to splurge on a meat selection of your choice.  I chose my package because of the price/quantity factor.

-Any grill seasoning, secret personal seasoning, minced garlic, or a combination thereof.

-Directions: Grill in a grill-pan on high heat; cook to desired temperature.

You’re done.  You spent a MAXIMUM of $15.  A full package of romaine should feed 2-3 people, and the package of steak bites is actually 3.5 servings.  Pat yourself on the back.

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