Cocktail Recipe: Cherry Blossom

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We love celebrating the nice weather and the start of the weekend with a good cocktail. That’s why we offer a great selection of handcrafted cocktails at our bars. No matter if you visit us at Copper Canyon Grill, Stanford Grill, or Stanford Kitchen you’ll find a cocktail for all tastes on our cocktail menu.

Our bartenders are always experimenting and working on new creations to share with you. So, feel free to ask them about any recommendations or specials when you visit us at any of our locations. However, if you are too far to come by and take a seat at the bar, we want to share a delicious cocktail you can make for yourself and friends this weekend. Its name is the Cherry Blossom!

Cheery Blossom

Cherry Blossom

1 oz Grey Goose Cherry

.5 oz St Germain

1.5 oz House Made Sour Mix

.5 Pomegranate Grenadine

Shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a Bing cherry.

It’s a tasty and sweet treat perfect to enjoy on your next BBQ or on the couch while catching up on all your favorite shows. Prefer to dress up, go out, and have someone else take care of the shaking and stirring for you? Stop by Copper Canyon Grill in Gaithersburg to enjoy this concoction.

While you are at it, feel free to stay for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch! Not in the area? Check out and make a reservation at any of our other Copper Canyon Grill, Stanford Grill, and Stanford Kitchen locations. We hope to see you soon for a refreshing cocktail!




5 Things To Do in Columbia, MD


Summer is the perfect time to explore. No matter if you are staying local, taking a road trip, or planning a full-on getaway this is the time to get out and have some fun. This week, we would like to feature Columbia, MD. Plan an adventure and finish it with a meal at Stanford Grill. Are you in? Here are five things you can do in Columbia, MD.


  1. Centennial Park: Bring out your bikes and enjoy the view of the lake while you ride through this beautiful and peaceful park.
  2. Lake Kittamaqundi: Have fun in nature by jumping into one of the paddle boats available at this lake.
  3. Breakout Games Escape Rooms: Have you tried one of these before? They are so fun and a great way to bond with family and friends. Decipher how to get out of the room together before reliving every second over a meal.
  4. Clark’s Elioak Farm: Want a kid-friendly place? This cute farm will have them entertained all day long. They have a pumpkin patch, egg hunts, pony rides, a cow train, and so much more.
  5. The Mall in Columbia: In need of a wardrobe update, items for the home, or a gift for an upcoming event? This is the place for you! Spend a day shopping and getting everything you need, plus some cardio, before paying us a visit.


There is always something to do in Columbia, MD. Plan your visit and then make a reservation to have lunch or dinner with us at Stanford Grill. Which one of these activities you would like to try?

Lunch al Fresco this Summer

Satnford Kitchen Patio 1

We are basically halfway through the summer. Isn’t it crazy?! So, having that in mind, it’s definitely a great move to make as many plans al fresco as possible before the temperatures start to drop again. Good thing that our restaurants offer outdoor spaces perfect to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, eat, drink, and lounge.


Grab your friends, family, or even coworkers and make your way to Copper Canyon Grill, Stanford Grill, or Stanford Kitchen to seat outside for lunch, dinner, or a cocktail. Life can get busy, so making time to enjoy a great lunch in the middle of the day outdoors could do the trick for anyone with lots of nighttime commitments, events, and errands to get done.


Our lunch menus offer a great selection of salads, sandwiches, and appetizers that will surely fill you up and leave everyone happy and ready to conquer the second half of the day. Each location also offers different atmospheres to enjoy and relax in outside. Want to sneak in a cocktail while visiting us? We also offer a variety of refreshing cocktails like our Elite Margarita and Moscow Mule, plus a wine list with something to please everyone.

No matter if you are taking a break from work, want to host a business lunch, or are visiting us for a midday bite during the weekend, a lunch al fresco is the best way to add both flavor and sun to your day. Make a reservation today at your favorite Copper Canyon Grill, Stanford Grill, or Stanford Kitchen for a sunny good time.

3 Fried Chicken Day Dishes

Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Wine

Who doesn’t love a crispy and equally tender piece of fried chicken? If you are wondering the same, you might want to know that today is Fried Chicken Day. In honor of said foodie festivity, we want to invite you to make a reservation to join us this weekend to try any of our fried chicken dishes. Make plans with the squad and start planning your order below!

Love a good salad? Order our Club Salad, made with crispy chicken, mixed greens, tomatoes, avocado, crumbled bacon, mixed jack and cheddar cheeses, homemade cornbread croutons, and honey chipotle dressing.

Club Salad Blog

Nothing is more delicious and satisfying than a good sandwich. Agree? Order our Crispy Chicken Sandwich. A perfectly fried buttermilk chicken breast is topped with coleslaw, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, and mayo. Served on a house-baked brioche baguette. (Housemade bread is only available at Stanford Grill – Rockville)

Who is into the sweet and salty combo? Really treat yourself with our Chicken and Waffles dish! You’ll be served a hand battered, buttermilk fried chicken with homemade waffles, topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. Yummy!

Chicken and Waffles Blog

Please remember to check the menu of your favorite restaurant as not all dishes are available at every location or for both lunch and dinner. As excited as we are to treat yourself to some fried chicken this weekend? Learn more and make a reservation on the website of your favorite restaurant. Find more on Copper Canyon Grill here, Stanford Grill here, and our new restaurant, Stanford Kitchen here. See you soon!