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5 Great Holiday Side Dishes

5 Great Holiday Side Dishes

When it comes to holiday meals, most people have the main dish all figured out. Opting for ham, turkey, or some other favorite centerpiece, they know what they will be serving, as it is usually a yearly tradition. But it’s the side dishes that many people grapple with, unsure what to serve and often bored of the same old things. The good news is that there are some great holiday side dishes that are not only simple enough to make, but will impress a crowd.

“The side dishes are often overlooked because people are so busy focusing on the main dish that will be served,” says Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef at both the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “But the side dishes can really add to a meal, as well as take a good meal and make it a great one.”

Here are 5 great holiday side dishes to consider making this year:

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Presents: Afternoon Delight Box Lunches

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Presents: Afternoon Delight Box Lunches

Tempting Tapas in a Lunchbox Leads to Savory Pintxos and Spirited Spanish Elixirs
 

When the hunger rumble hits in the middle of the day, and with a myriad of culinary options around, it is often a daunting task to choose what to have for lunch. Fear not, for Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, located in the heart of Georgetown, has your taste buds covered for lunch and beyond the hunger zone. They offer a trio of tapas choices in Lunchbox Special, a wide array of Happy Hour Pintxos, and signature cocktails.

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

One thing that most people can agree upon is that autumn is the perfect time for soup. Millions of people around the country eat soup in the fall, whether they make it at home or eat it while dining out. Those making soup at home are often in search of the perfect way to make theirs taste every bit as good as those they eat while dining out. With some attention paid to detail, they too can have amazing fall soups.

“People are often intimidated when it comes to making tasty soups, but it’s not nearly as challenging as it may seem,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “Great tasting soups are within reach for everyone to make. It may just take a few extra steps to make it happen.”

Here are 5 tips for making amazing fall soups:

Boffi Georgetown holds evening event with Praline Bakery & Bistro during Days of Design

Boffi Georgetown holds evening event with Praline Bakery & Bistro during Days of Design

Julia Walter, showroom manager of Boffi Georgetown along with project manager/architect Robert Matic and senior project designer Alberto De Marco, opened the Boffi showroom on Thursday evening, October 18, to architects, designers, friends and the general public during last week's Days of Design event in Cady's Alley.

Tips for Choosing Where to Hold Your Holiday Party

Tips for Choosing Where to Hold Your Holiday Party

The holiday season is just around the corner, making now the perfect time to start planning private events and parties. For those looking to find a great party atmosphere in a wonderful location it can be a difficult decision if they don’t know what to look for when choosing a party place to reserve.

“Sometimes people overlook the simple things when it comes to reserving a party,” says Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef at both the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “Yet those are the ones that are usually what help to make it a great party.”

Here are a few tips for choosing where to hold your holiday party this year:

5 Ways to Create a Successful Family Business

5 Ways to Create a Successful Family Business

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 970,000 restaurants in America. Further research indicates that the three-year failure rate for restaurants hovers around 60 percent. So just what is it that makes some restaurants fold, while others turn into gold? For two successful Washington D.C.-based restaurants, the answer to their success starts with family.

“When a team comes together that is made up of family, it creates a strong bond, with everyone after the same goal,” says Ben Kirane, co-owner of the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “But there are still things that family members need to focus on, in order to make the restaurant, or any type of business, a success.”

Thunder Burger & Bar to Hold Halloween Costume Contest

Thunder Burger & Bar to Hold Halloween Costume Contest

 

Thunder Burger & Bar, located in the heart of Georgetown, will be holding a Halloween Costume Contest, giving adults the opportunity to show off their costumes. The contest will be held on October 31, 2012, with judging taking place at 10:00 p.m. There will be one Best Male Costume award and one Best Female Costume award, with each winning a $50 Thunder Burger & Bar gift certificate.

“Kids shouldn’t be the only ones to have some fun on Halloween. This is a great opportunity to strut your stuff and have some fun,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “Plus, if you have a great costume, you may even be the one to win the gift certificate – an added bonus to the fun you will have.”