Weekend Plans: A Meal and A Museum

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Today is International Museum Day and it’s the perfect excuse to plan an active and educational day with the entire family. Make a reservation at Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill this weekend to add a delicious meal to your itinerary. We are sure the whole family will love this idea!

Stop by for Sunday brunch and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring a local museum. You can also pay us a visit during lunch or dinner after spending a day of learning on Saturday. In honor of International Museum Day, we are sharing some local museums close to each of our locations in Maryland and Orlando.

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Gaithersburg, MD | Glenstone: A modern art museum seamlessly integrating art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and visitor.

Glenarden, MD | Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center: Local museum celebrating and inspiring the community through the cultivation, preservation, and presentation of the cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Silver Spring, MD | National Museum of Health and Medicine: Pioneering museum established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery.

Orlando, FL | SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology: A unique museum with many animal skeletons celebrating vertebrate life by providing guests with an engaging adventure full of discovery, with the hopes that through education, we will help cultivate an appreciation of the natural world and ultimately lead to conservation for the future.

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Columbia, MD | National Cryptologic Museum: This National Security Agency’s museum highlights code-making artifacts and exhibits. The museum houses a collection of thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic profession.

Rockville, MD | Beall-Dawson Museum: A restored 19th-century abode built circa 1815 for Upton Beall and his wife and daughters. Beall, from a prominent Georgetown family, was Clerk for the Court of the county, and he wanted a home that would reflect his wealth and statues.

A walk around an interesting museum and a delicious meal at your favorite Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill sound like the perfect weekend plans to us! Join us this weekend and bring the whole family. We can’t wait to hear everything that you learned at the museum!

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Military Spouse Appreciation Date Night

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Here at the Blueridge Group, we have a deep respect and appreciation for the military and the people who serve their country. However, we also believe that you don’t have to necessarily be in uniform to serve. The unsung heroes are all the wives and husbands that support, take care of, and patiently wait at home for their loved ones. This is why we want to take Military Spouse Appreciation Day as an opportunity to highlight the work they do for their partners and, in turn, for our country.

Are you in the military? This weekend, say “thank you” and “I love you” to your better half by planning a date night (or day!) with us. Our elegant ambiance, freshly made dishes, and friendly service will make your outing a delight. Plan a lunch al fresco, as most of our locations have outdoor seating, and stay refreshed with our selection of handcrafted cocktails.

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Or… keep it classic with a romantic night out and stop by for a delicious dinner. Both our Stanford Grill locations and the Copper Canyon Grill location in Glenarden offer live Jazz music from 6-9 pm for even more of those romantic vibes. Finish your meal by sharing a sweet dessert that’ll keep both your hearts warm and happy. Another option? Stop by for Sunday brunch for a relaxed vibe and a complimentary beverage.

No matter the type of date you go for, we encourage you to celebrate your military spouse today and always! Make a reservation today at your favorite Stanford Grill or Copper Canyon Grill today. We can’t wait to welcome you both this weekend!

Mother’s Day ❤️

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Our Mom’s gave birth to us, took care of us, believed in us, and showered us with love and appreciation. Even though we are true believers that every day should be Mother’s Day, we can’t deny that having a day to celebrate our Mothers is a great reminder and a beautiful occasion. This Mother’s Day (May 13th), treat Mom to a delicious outing at one of our restaurants.

Joining us for brunch? Stop by Copper Canyon Grill in Gaithersburg. We’ll have live Jazz music playing for the delight of all the Musical Moms out there. Mom can enjoy our Eggs Florentine, poached eggs topped with lump crab in a creamy sauce and sauteed spinach, served over a toasted English Muffin. She can also devour our Steak and Eggs that feature a 12 oz. prime rib alongside a beverage of her choice? Is she Team Mimosa or Team Bellini?

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Prefer to sit down for dinner and cocktails? All out locations will feature a Watermelon Salad and pan-seared scallops with roasted cauliflower couscous with sauteed asparagus in lemon beurre blanc. Be sure to ask our servers the best wines to pair with these dishes!

Craving something sweet? Our Banana Bread Pudding with house chocolate sauce and strawberry coulis will be available in all of our locations. Yum! Make your reservations today to celebrate Mom with us at Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill on Mother’s Day weekend. See you all on the 13th!

Spend Graduation Day with Us

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Do you know a 2018 Graduate? The perfect way to celebrate their accomplishment is surrounded by the people who love them and have supported them throughout their journey. Our elegant atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, plus freshly made dishes will create the perfect setting to relax, have fun, and celebrate!

As the big day approaches, we suggest making plans with friends and family to join us at either Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill to treat the Graduate. Make a reservation today for either lunch or dinner and get ready to make memories as you honor this important milestone in their lives.

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Looking to host or surprise the Graduate with a bigger festivity, privacy, special decorations, and the like? Call your preferred location and ask to talk to one of our Event Planners. Our locations have beautiful event spaces that offer privacy and the perfect setting to decorate and host friends and family for any special occasion… including Graduation Day!

We can’t wait to celebrate all the amazing 2018 Graduates! Locate your nearest Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill and make a reservation or to mark this special day in the freshest and most delicious of ways.

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PS: Our new restaurant concept, Stanford Kitchen, is opening next month in Owings Mills! Stay tuned for more details and to make plans to check it out.

Make Our Mashed Potatoes at Home

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Our restaurants are known for their classic dishes made from scratch with fresh ingredients. We take pride in the ingredients we choose and how we prep our entire menu, from appetizers to sides and desserts. We love it when you pay us a visit and leave satisfied, happy, and craving more. Recently, we had a guest from out of the United States reach out raving about how good our mashed potatoes are. We couldn’t have been happier to receive such a compliment! So, we decided to share the recipe here for you to recreate at home, especially for any of you that are not in Maryland or Orlando, FL.

Mashed Potatoes

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Pounds Potatoes
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Directions:

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients; mash until smooth.
  3. Serve topped with additional butter.

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Are you in Maryland or Orlando, FL? Leave the cooking to us and pay us a visit with friends and family for a delicious time. Make your reservation at your nearest Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill today. We hope to see you soon for some of our creamy mashed potatoes!

 

Hiring for Stanford Kitchen

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If you hadn’t heard the news, our family is growing! Next month, we’ll be opening the doors of our new sister restaurant, Stanford Kitchen, in Owings Mills, MD. This means that we are actively looking to hire optimistic, energetic, and service-oriented individuals to fill the various front of house and back of house positions available. The restaurant will be located at 10997 Owings Mills Blvd.

The Blueridge Group of restaurants have a casual-elegant atmosphere and offer fresh dishes made with seasonal ingredients and sourced from local vendors and farmers. Our main focus is on the quality of food and providing exceptional service. We want our guests to have an unforgettable dining experience when they visit us. This is where our poised, professional, and knowledgeable staff comes in.

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We are currently hiring hostesses, servers, bartenders, line cooks, and prep cooks. You can apply for any of these positions online at www.stanfordkitchen.com or stop by in person at Stanford Grill – Columbia located at 8900 Stanford Blvd in Columbia, MD from Monday-Thursday from the hours of 2-4 pm.

Are you around Owings Mills on Saturday, April 14th? Stop by our open house at the Hyatt Place located in 4730 Painters Mill Rd in Owings Mills, MD from 2:30-4:30 pm. Bring your resume and let us meet you! We will also be accepting applications for our sister restaurants located in Gaithersburg, Glenarden, Downtown Silver Spring, and Rockville. We can’t wait to learn more about you!

Food + Live Music = Fun!

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One of the elements that make the ambiance in our restaurants so enjoyable is the live jazz band we invite nightly to join us. Many of our guests love coming over for dinner and staying a bit longer to enjoy the live music. It’s the perfect addition to a delicious meal!

You’ll find a Pianist and a Contrabassist playing for all of our guests to delight in while sipping on cocktails and tasting our homemade dishes. April is also Jazz Appreciation Month, making it the perfect excuse to make plans with friends and family to join us for dinner sometime this month.

Spot your nearest Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill and join us for a night of savory bites, refreshing drinks, and pleasant live music. Make a reservation today at your favorite Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill. We can’t wait to serenade you!