Outdoor Fun for Memorial Day Weekend

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The unofficial start to the summer season calls for a weekend spent outdoors enjoying the sunshine and the warmer weather. Memorial Day weekend brings with it delicious food, time spent with friends, and outdoor fun. Come join us for lunch, dinner, and even brunch outside at one of our location’s enjoyable outdoor patios.

CC Cornbread

After a day of shopping at the Washingtonian Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, MD a satisfying meal by the water is in order. Pay us a visit at our Copper Canyon Grill location in Gaithersburg to seat for dinner overlooking the lake. Relaxation and a delightful time await you here. Don’t forget to order our made-from-scratch iron skillet cornbread!

Rockville Outside Lounge

If you find yourself in Rockville, MD instead, make sure to plan an enjoyable afternoon in Stanford Grill’s private patio. It’s the perfect setting to share appetizers and sip on our delicious cocktails and glasses of wine with friends. Don’t forget to try our ‘Battle of the Bartenders’ competition winning cocktail while you’re at it!

Stanford Salad

We are very excited to take your reservations and host you at one of our many locations, no matter if you decide to join us in our main dining room or outside patio. The festivities of the weekend complemented by our great ambiance and appetizing food and drinks will surely make for a fun and happy long weekend.

Rockville Fire Pit

Take a look at Copper Canyon Grill’s website here for more information on our various locations, and at Stanford Grill’s website here. Happy Memorial Day weekend!


Taste the Winning Cocktail from the Battle of the Bartenders Competition

BBC Group

On April 26th, we had our ‘Battle of the Bartenders’ competition. During this event, bartenders from both Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill locations created unique cocktails using Old Forrester Bourbon.

BBC Old Forrester Bourbon

Old Forrester Bourbon was created in 1870, and it is the only bourbon continually distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during, and after Prohibition. It has a sharp and sweet nose with a strong floral character that swirls with hints of mint, rich tobacco, vanilla, plus a touch of oak and pine. The taste is sharp at first but quickly softens to reveal hints of oak, sweet corn, and rye. You can also taste spicy notes with soft vanilla and orange.

BBC Winners

The winner of the night was Copper Canyon Grill Orlando! Bartender Andrea Cannon created the winning Strawberry Julep cocktail. It was Rocky Rojas who came to the competition to represent the Orlando unit. Coming right behind Orlando, in second place, is Copper Canyon Grill Silver Spring with their Cold Brewed Tini. This caffeinated concoction was imagined by Bartender Vanessa Nolan. Stop by the location nearest you to taste these winning cocktails!

BBC Strawberry Julep

Breakthru beverage sponsored the event and the plaque was donated by Old Forrester Bourbon. We’d like to thank our staff for participating in the competition and to everyone who submitted a recipe. Special thanks to Allyson Belknap and Patrick Monnig for coordinating the event and making it a success.

BBC Competing Cocktails

Celebrate Mom with Us!

Still thinking about what to do this weekend for Mother’s Day? Do not panic! We got your plans covered. Make a reservation today at any of our Stanford Grill or Copper Canyon Grill locations to treat Mom to a delicious meal on her special day. Our restaurants will be offering brunch, as well as their exceptional lunch and dinner menus you have come to know and love. Also, note that both our Rockville and Silver Spring units will be opening their doors at 10 am for the day.

We can’t wait to serve you and your family all of our appetizing menu options. Mom will be delighted to be treated to fresh, local food while spending time with the people she loves. Remember that during brunch you get your choice of Bloody Mary, Bellini, Mimosa, Champagne, among other beverages with your meal. If you stop for lunch or dinner, make sure to end your time with us with a mouthwatering dessert. Chocolate Uprising, anyone? It’s time to get festive!

A great atmosphere, friendly service, plus tasty food and drinks are only the beginning when you decide to spend Mother’s Day with us. We are happy and excited to share that we will have a special surprise waiting for Mom that’ll surely get you double brownie points with her. Who’s the best son/daughter/husband? YOU! That’s who!

Don’t wait any longer and stop by Stanford Grill’s website here and Copper Canyon Grill’s website here to make a reservation for Mother’s Day. See you on Sunday!

Spend Cinco de Derby Weekend with Us!

CC & SG Elite Margarita off Yelp

This is a very festive weekend with Cinco de Mayo today and the Kentucky Derby happening tomorrow. We think this is the perfect excuse to grab someone and pay us a visit for a cocktail or two. No matter if you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some tequila, or the Kentucky Derby with some Bourbon, our locations in Silver Spring and Rockville have great cocktails and happy hour specials to take advantage of this weekend. Keep reading for more information and some tasty suggestions perfect for the occasion.

CC Coca Cola Ribs

In Silver Spring? Come seat at the bar or at one of our cocktail tables from 4-7 pm and celebrate the Kentucky Derby with an order of Coca-Cola Ribs and an Uptown Old Fashioned. Prefer some Cinco de Mayo fun? Try the Steak Tacos with our Elite Margarita.

CC & SG Uptown Old Fashioned

Are you closer to our Rockville restaurant? Pay us a visit at the bar from 3-7 pm for some drinks and bites. Put your sombrero on for Cinco de Mayo and devour either our Fiesta Egg Rolls or Korean Style Tacos with an Elite Margarita. Catching the horse races, instead? We suggest a New York Sour or Ward 8 cocktail with an order of Fresh Deviled Eggs.

SG Fiesta Egg Rolls

Don’t forget to check-in on Swarm when you visit us and tag us on your social media pictures. We love seeing all the tasty dishes, drinks, and fun you have with us! What are you celebrating this weekend? Which one of these dish and drink combos you would like to try? Cheers!

*Happy Hours run from Monday-Friday.

Share Some Bites with Your Sweetheart


Did you know that April is Couple Appreciation Month? This “holiday” month was founded back in 2010 as a way to encourage couples to do something special to re-enforce and celebrate their relationship. We think that is super sweet and a great way for couples to sprinkle some more fun, romance, and sweetness into their relationships.


This may be the last weekend of April but is never too late to celebrate the love you have for each other. Our restaurants have the perfect casual, yet elegant environment to add that special vibe to your date night out. Come enjoy a meal together and be sure to share a dessert to spark some sweet electricity between the two of you.


Our locations also offer amazing cocktails that will surely get you in the mood. So, another great idea would be to sit by the bar for a couple of drinks and appetizers while enjoying each other’s company and conversation. Maybe prep 10-20 questions that’ll spark interesting conversations and help you get to know each other better.


We suggest ordering a Fleur De Lis cocktail or bubbly, share a Spinach Artichoke dip as an appetizer, and end the night with our Chocolate Uprising. You will have fun just by feeding each other these delights. Be one step ahead and make a reservation for Copper Canyon Grill here and for Stanford Grill here today to surprise your sweetheart. See you soon, lovebirds!

Toast with a Peartini this Weekend


The weekend is finally here and we’d like to invite you to stop by for a refreshing spring cocktail. Our cocktail menu is currently offering a variety of great tasting cocktails perfect to enjoy this season. May we suggest our Elite Margarita or Peartini? (Hint: The latter is a favorite of many!)

However, if you can’t make it to our bar this weekend, we’d like to share the recipe for our Peartini cocktail so you can experiment at home. Make it for a friend or significant other to share and impress away. Here’s the recipe for our sweet and refreshing Peartini.

Peartini Yelp


2 oz. Grey Goose Pear

1/2 oz. Amaretto

Splash Fresh Sour Mix

Half-Moon Pear


In a shaker add one scoop ice, Grey Goose Pear, Amaretto, and Fresh Sour Mix. Shake until super chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a half-moon pear.

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And talking about cocktails… Don’t forget to stop by Stanford Grill in Rockville on Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm for our Battle of the Bartenders! This competition will be bourbon-based and competing bartenders will be using Old Forrester Bourbon to mix and stir their creations. These will be available for you to try and pick your favorites for $5. Find more information here. Cheers!

Hop Over to Our Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch French Toast

We’ve got your Easter Day plans covered at Stanford Grill Columbia and Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg! This Sunday, April 16th, get the family together and join us for a delicious Easter Sunday Brunch. Stanford Grill will be opening its doors at 10 am to accommodate the holiday and both restaurants will offer special Easter brunch menus alongside featured cocktails for your enjoyment.

Easter Brunch Mimosa and Bloody Mary

Indulge in one of the many tasty dishes at Copper Canyon Grill, including Crab Cakes Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, Breakfast Burrito, and other favorites. Then, let us treat you to a Bloody Mary, French Press Coffee, or other selected beverages with your brunch item.

Easter Brunch Bacon

Stopping by Stanford Grill Columbia? The menu will include a great selection of Eggs Benedict, classic breakfast dishes (Blueberry Pancake Triple Stack, anyone?), as well as lunch fare that will include our delectable Stanford Cheeseburger. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary beverage with your brunch selection. Sign us up for a Mimosa!

Easter Brunch Pancakes

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family this Sunday! Want to reserve your table before the festivities? Feel free to make a reservation through OpenTable for Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg here and for Stanford Grill Columbia here, or just give us a call.