RECIPE OF THE WEEK Beef & Guinness Pie
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs. beef stew meat
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups Central Market beef stock
1 ¾ cups Guinness beer
2 tablespoons white flour
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, lightly beaten
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over high heat, add the beef and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the beef and set aside. In ...
Gin Mill offers traditional fare
The Gin Mill celebrates St. Patrick’s Day specials all weekend long Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17. Enjoy signature Irish specialties like Corned Beef and Cabbage and Guinness Beef Stew. During weekend brunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), The Gin Mill features a Traditional Irish Breakfast, including two farm fresh eggs, Irish sausage, Black and White pudding, baked beans, fried tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and toast, in addition to brunch speci...
RESTAURANT REVIEW Capitol Pub great place for the whole family, including the pup
At first glance, Capitol Pub seems kind of generic, from the wood and brass décor, to the dartboards in the back, to the large TVs overhead. But if you look past that, you’ll find a fun, casual place with a large beer selection and some pretty great food.
We visited for brunch during a recent spate of warm weather. The patio is dog-friendly, so we brought our new puppy along. I chose the Capitol burger ($11, offered with blue cheese or Cotswo...
RECIPE OF THE WEEK Valrhona Chocolate Panna Cotta
Makes 8 ramekins
1 cup whole milk
2 ¾ teaspoons unflavored gelatin
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 vanilla bean (scraped)
1/3 cup honey
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons Valrhona chocolate powder (from bulk section)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
Pour milk into a medium saucepan and sprinkle gelatin evenly on the surface. Let stand for 10 minutes. Heat the milk and gelatin mixture over high heat, stirring constantly until the gelatin is d...
RESTAURANT REVIEW The Porch a great place to hang out and eat
Usually when I visit a restaurant to review it, each successive visit is similar to the previous one. Sometimes there are hits and misses, but generally if one visit is good, the others will be as well.
Not so for The Porch on Henderson. My first meal there was such a bad experience that I dreaded going back.
When I did, I had such a good experience that I wasn’t sure which was the fluke. A third visit confirmed that the first time must have...