Food Blogger for the Day: Joyce

We were honored to have Joyce, the winner of our Food Blogger for the Day contest, join us at our Home for the Holidays preview event this week! Below is her coverage for the event. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and photos, Joyce! 

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The holidays are right around the corner. Are you thinking about everything you have to do to get ready for it? Last minute home makeovers, the menu planning, the shopping, the cooking. Whew! All in the name of bringing family and friends together to celebrate gratitude…and eat some great food. Ever considered NOT doing all the cooking yourself? No guilt here; you’re not the only one.
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Here’s a tip for you: COPPER CANYON GRILL! Its holiday menu has just been unveiled and it’s super-delicious! You can enjoy your holiday meal at the restaurant or order holiday menu items for pickup! (Shhhh! I won’t tell anyone). Rotisserie turkey (sooo juicy) and gravy, mashed potatoes, bacon mac ‘n cheese (OMG!!), maple-glazed carrots, sautéed green beans, cornbread stuffing, hot rolls…and the ‘piece de resistance’, pumpkin cheesecake! The restaurant’s chef takes great pride in offering this menu from his grandmother’s recipes. A culinary cornucopia of sumptuous delight. Why should others get all the good stuff? Here’s your chance to get some, too!
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Copper Canyon Grill’s Silver Spring location will be open for your dining pleasure on Thanksgiving Day 11am-9pm; plus, the holiday menu items are available for pickup (2-day advance orders, please) now through January 1, 2016. Why cook when someone else can do the cooking for you?? Bring Copper Canyon Grill HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Happy Holidays, everyone!
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Cocktails

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Let’s talk about cocktails.

We love craft beer and have fallen in love with the reds and whites on our extensive wine list, but there is just something about a vibrant cocktail on a warm summer evening that we just can’t get enough of. A cocktail during happy hour or before dinner is the perfect way to leave the cares of the workday behind and transition into fun and relaxation!

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Our Peartini is definitely a crowd favorite, where the vibrant taste of Grey Goose La Poire is deliciously balanced with subtly sweet, crisp flavors. The Elite Margarita, made with Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Milagro Tequila, and fresh Agave nectar, is a classic, too. Feeling a little adventurous? Sip our Fleur De Lis, a beautiful balance of Chopin Vodka and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, which brings out the fresh flavors of tropical fruit; perfect for the summer evenings that aren’t quite over yet.

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Whether you go for a classic or look for a new favorite, our bartenders will help you find the perfect cocktail for whatever the day has thrown at you. Drop your bags, grab a friend, and relax with us.

Summer Menu Items

We shared a post a few weeks ago about summer eats and what we crave, and now we’re back to share some more summer eats! These items are all from the Copper Canyon Grill Summer Menu, so get ’em while they’re hot!

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New in a starter portion, try our much-loved Coca Cola Ribs as an appetizer on your next visit! These ribs are slowly braised and sauced until they are falling off the bone in sticky, tangy perfection.

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Lunch is served! On your next lunch break, dig in to our Kent Island Fish Sandwich with crispy cod, slaw, and dill pickles, served with a field greens salad. We guarantee you’ll be back for more.

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We’re firm believers that salad doesn’t have to be boring. Start your meal off with our Roasted Beet Wedge Salad for a taste of summer!

Have you tried any of these items yet? We want to know what you think! Leave your feedback in the comments.

Ultimate Comfort Food: Chicken Fried Steak

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You know we are all about comfort food here at Copper Canyon, so this week’s feature comes as no surprise: one of the ultimate comfort food dishes, chicken fried steak! Breaded and flash fried to chef-preferred medium, this 6 oz sirloin is topped with decadent sausage gravy and served with mashed potatoes and collard greens. We are passionate about using simple ingredients to create unforgettable dishes, which is exemplified in this traditional dish.

A dish sure to bring back good memories, be sure to order this flavor-packed dish at #SilverSpring through Sunday!

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Even though we are all pining for spring a bit, we can’t help but get excited about our favorite winter comfort foods. When the weather gets freezing, there is nothing more comforting than a favorite meal and a glass (or two) of red wine. From the classics you grew up loving to the dishes still to discover, cold weather brings on cravings for hearty, warm, delicious plates. This week at Stanford Grill, bundle up and bring the whole family in to try our Housemade Meatballs with Garlic Bread! With slow-cooked sauce and buttery, warm bread, this is a feature you don’t want to miss. Available at Stanford Grill until Sunday!

We want to know–what are your favorite comfort foods? When the weather gets chilly, what do you crave to warm up? Share in the comments or on social media with @StanfordGrill or @CCGrillAmerica!

Holiday Menu

It’s that time of year again! We are so thrilled for the holiday season, we wanted to share with you our 2014 Holiday menu. Whether you plan on celebrating the holidays at home or with us, there are plenty of options to enjoy the delicious cuisine of our chefs.

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Why not bring Stanford Grill home for the Holidays? Order 2 days in advance and impress your guests with a menu that includes turkey or chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet carrots, cornbread or mac and cheese! This Holiday menu will be available until January 1st, 2015. Call us on (410) 312-0445 today to reserve!

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If you’re a Copper Canyon lover, here’s our delicious seasonal menu that you can take home with you up until January 1, 2015! Simply order 2 days in advance by calling your local Copper Canyon Grill. Please note that our Silver Spring location will be open on Thanksgiving day from 11am – 9pm! Guests who place an order at the Silver Spring location can pick up their meal on Thanksgiving day.

From all of us here at Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, we wish a happy holiday season to you and yours!

Storing your herbs

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If you’re contemplating growing your own herbs at home, but are worried about proper storage, we are here to help! We have a few tips on how to maintain some of the most popular herbs.

First of all, long-stemmed herbs like basil, parsley, and cilantro can be cared for as if they were flowers. Trim them every few days and keep them in about one inch of water. Remember not to refrigerate them and they can last up to one week.

Other herbs like chives, thyme, and rosemary should be kept in the warmest part of the fridge (usually in one of the compartments of the door), wrapped loosely in some plastic wrap.

It is also best not to rinse the herbs until right before use.

Now, go forth with your new-found herb storage knowledge and grow a forest of herbs!

Hail the glorious potato!

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When in doubt, use potatoes! These starchy veggies seem to go perfectly with any dish, especially they come in so many varieties. So, from appetizers to side dishes, we are here to help you break down what method of cooking it best suited for which kind of potato.

First is the russet potato, which is probably the most commonly used potato on the market. This is because they bake, fry, mash, and roast like a dream. Baked russet potatoes are great as an appetizer, side dish, or even main dish if you add enough toppings! We like broccoli, ham or bacon, scallions, and sour cream of course.

Next are red potatoes, which are great for roasting with some olive oil and rosemary. Red potatoes also taste amazing as potato salad and soups.

Purple, or blue, potatoes are not seen as often in the culinary world as the aforementioned varieties. This may be because they look intimidating to some with their bright hue!! However, this underdog of the potato world is great for roasting, baking, and even grilling.

Last, but certainly not least, is the sweet potato. Gone are the days where sweet potato is synonymous with Thanksgiving. With many discovering their numerous health benefits, the sweet potato is being seen more and more often. They are usually considered as a healthy french fry alternative, being baked instead of fried. But sweet potatoes are also great baked and in soups.

Now that you’re a potato expert, get out there and experiment with some new varieties. Who knows? You may discover a new favorite!