If you’re in the mood for a New England-style nautical meal experience, look no further than All Set Restaurant & Bar, right here in Silver Spring. Known for putting a “contemporary twist” on seasonal ingredients, All Set truly creates an experience from a meal.
Winner of the 2017 Diners’ Choice Award, All Set offers menus for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, as well as for kids, dessert, and happy hour. The average diner can choose between a variety of salads, sandwiches, and entrees, not to mention the raw bar—practically a requirement for a place with such a maritime theme.
On the bar side of things, All Set features an assortment of house cocktails and fishbowls, plus dessert drinks, beer, and wine. Come Happy Hour (Monday through Saturday 3 pm to 6:30 pm and Sunday 1 pm to close), you can order from your choice of beers, $6 cocktails, and light fare such as a cornmeal-crusted fish taco or fried calamari.
In addition to these standard meal options, All Set also offers private dining and catering services.Read More
A bouquet of red roses, a day at the spa, a framed photo of the two of you… Any of the above would make a fine Valentine’s Day gift, but everyone knows that the most direct way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! So if there’s one day out of the year to get in the kitchen, roll up your sleeves, and start whipping up something delicious for your S.O., it’s February 14.
Below, find unique recipe ideas to help you craft the perfect Valentine’s Day menu. Spanning sweet to savory, heart-shaped to just plain hearty, these recipes are a delicious way to say “I love you” on the most romantic day of the year.
Go with your heart. Any food can take on a Valentine’s Day theme when it’s shaped like a heart. You could treat your sweetie to breakfast in bed and serve them heart-shaped pancakes or French toast. And for dinner, you could whip up heart-shaped pizzas (if you have kids, invite them to join in on the fun!). All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter or pastry bag to get started.
Sate a sweet tooth. Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without something sweet! There’s no shortage of candies and desserts that you can make at home without a ton of fuss—think chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and chocolate truffles. Stock up on pink, red, and white sprinkles to give your desserts the proper Valentine’s Day flourish.
Sharing is caring. The most intimate meals are ones that are designed to be shared, like cheese fondue and chocolate fondue. Snuggle up close to your sweetie and take turns feeding each other bites of cheese-dipped bread and chocolaty fruit.Read More
Anafre DC recently opened its doors in the space that used to be Little Havana, near several other Mexican restaurants on 14th Street in Columbia Heights. Customers aren't complaining, however, as this place adds something fresh and new to the growing food scene here. While the neighborhood's other Mexican eateries tend to focus on street tacos, Anafre offers coastal Oaxacan dishes featuring plenty of seafood and fresh flavors. Popular appetizers include Yucatan shrimp tostadas and oysters al carbon con crab with jalapeno butter sauce. Main dishes range from pulpo a la parilla with chiptole sauce, to whole snapper Veracruzana. The restaurant also serves slow-smoked chicken, grilled over wood charcoal--order yours as a quarter, half, or whole chicken, depending on how many people you need to feed.
Keep in mind that Anafre is Chef Alfredo Solis’s newest venture, so you can count on Anafre to uphold the quality and service standards you’ve come to expect from his other restaurants, Mezcalro and El Sol.