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5 Tips for Grilling the Best Burgers

5 Tips for Grilling the Best Burgers

May is considered to be National Burger Month across America. We are a country that loves its burgers, and we enjoy grilling them outdoors when the weather allows. Each person in the country eats an average of three burgers per week, or around 150 burgers per year. This adds up to a hefty 40 billion burgers consumed per year in the country. Still, one thing we can all agree on, whether we are eating beef burgers, turkey burgers, or veggie burgers, is that not all burgers are created equal.

“There’s a wide range of burgers out there today, and achieving a great burger comes down to the steps you take to prepare and grill it,” explains Mark Bucher, founder of BGR The Burger Joint. “If you take the proper steps to create a great grilled burger, you will have one. If you don’t put much effort into it, then it will show.”

Here are 5 tips for grilling up the best burgers:

Celebrate Mother's Day at Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

Celebrate Mother's Day at Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

Assaggi Mozzarella Bar has launched its new Spring Menu and is featuring a special prefix menu to celebrate your beautiful Mom on Sunday, May 13.

Some highlights from the Mother's Day Menu include local Soft Shell Crab, seared Sea Scallops, and Maine Lobster on Spaghettini, roasted truffled Veal Chop, and Duck breast.

The staff will also be handing out roses to all the special Moms on Sunday! 

For more information click here!

To make reservations call 301-951-1988.

 

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

America is a country that loves its tomatoes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not only do we produce around $2 billion worth of tomatoes per year, making us the second largest tomato producing country in the world, but tomatoes are also the 4th most popularly eaten produced vegetable in the country (although technically it’s a fruit). There are a lot of health and taste reasons to use tomatoes; it’s just a matter of knowing which ones to use, and when.

“Tomatoes are the first major garden item to ripen,” explains Chef Scott Jenkins, the chef of Arlington-based Extra Virgin restaurant. “Tomatoes are so versatile and flavorful, the possibilities seem endless. It is truly the work horse of an Italian kitchen, from soups and salads to sauces and main entree features.”

The Hay-Adams Welcomes Joyce Carol Oates for its May 23rd Author Series

The Hay-Adams Welcomes Joyce Carol Oates for its May 23rd Author Series

Acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates will discuss her new book Mudwoman, an exploration of success and self-identity.

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates, one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today, to discuss her latest novel, Mudwoman, while dining with guests at the Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House.