Easy Fall Crafts for Kids

Here at Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, family is very important to us. Some of the best memories are made with friends and family Now that fall has arrived, it’s a great time to craft with the kids! With just a few basic craft supplies you can make loads of projects. The kids will love to make an entire patch of pumpkins, leaf garlands, black cats, and gobbles of turkeys. You can even make a playdate out of it and have a few friends over to get some easy fall crafts made. Here are two fantastic ideas for easy fall crafts for the kids!

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One idea is this cute Paper Bag Pumpkin Patch. You can make multiple pumpkins and make your own little pumpkin patch. Have younger kids stuff the pumpkins with newspapers and have the older ones paint them. Or let everyone color the bags with crayons instead of paint. Super cute and super easy!

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These cute Turkey Napkin Rings are also a great choice for crafting! They use simple items like paper and clothespins and they would look fabulous on your table for Thanksgiving. It’s also a great way to get the kids out of your hair while you are trying to cook. Task them with creating one for each person attending dinner.

Time to get crafting!

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See You at BridgeFest!

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Stanford Grill will be participating in the BridgeFest event on September, 20th from 11am-5pm at Bridgeway Community Church. Entry is free so come on by and say hello! The event is being organized by Bridgeway Community Church and is aimed to build a bridge between the businesses and the community.

Enjoy food from a variety of food trucks and participate in any of the many activities that will be offered including:

Dunk Tank – dunk your favorite pastor 
Rock Climbing Wall – children’s activity 
Obstacle Course – children’s activity
Face Painting – children’s activity
Karate Demos – family activity 
Spin Art – children’s activity
Lego sessions – children’s activity
Fitness demos – adult activity
Tie Dye shirt activities – family activities

We look forward to seeing you there!

How To Make: Cheddar Broccoli Soup

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One of our favorite days of the week is Thursday, and not just because it’s so very close to the start of the weekend, but also because our soup of the day is the classic Cheddar Broccoli! This creamy stew never fails to please, and today we would like to provide you with a quick and easy recipe to make this soup at home.  With only a few ingredients and fellow broccoli-lovers to share with, this recipe will become a permanent one in your home!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 lb fresh broccoli (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter and set aside. In a large pot whisk together the melted butter and flour over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
  4. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper, and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and then serve. For a smoother soup puree it in a blender!

Pretty easy, right? Enjoy!

Stanford Grill @ 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard to Open in 2015

Blue Ridge Restaurant Group (BRRG) has selected 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard in Rockville, MD as the location to open our second signature restaurant, “Stanford Grill,” in 2015! “2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard in Rockville, MD is a beautiful Class “A” office building that creates great synergy with our Stanford Grill brand, in terms of its premium business decor, location, and area demographics,” says Mr. David Jones, Managing Partner of BRRG.

10313825_696469777066595_7605844085345296827_nPatrons of Stanford Grill’s new Rockville location will experience the restaurants’ traditional chef driven menu made daily from scratch, using many locally sourced foods and beverages. In addition, the new location will also feature a ‘scratch’ bakery, and sushi bar. “Our goal is to always elevate our patrons’ dining experience by offering great tasting meals and satisfying portions, in a richly appointed environment that is both elegant and comfortable and supported by well trained, knowledgeable and friendly staff,” says Juancarlo Parkhurst, BRRG’s Chief of Operations.

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The new 400+ seat restaurant will encompass 8,000 square-feet on the first floor of the 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard building. Adding to the restaurant’s ambience will be a lush private dining room with a private outdoor patio; an open fire-pit; live entertainment nightly; a wine cellar offering a large selection of wines and cordials; and valet parking. The restaurant’s bar will feature a wide array of martinis, specialty drinks, cocktails, and beers on tap.

BRRG is planning for a 2015 opening of the Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD!