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!

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!

Your Stories

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This week we asked you, our guests and friends, to tell us what Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill mean to you. Everyone who told us their story was entered to win a $50 gift card to our restaurants, and we were overwhelmed with the amazing response! We care deeply about the experience you get when joining us for a meal, from the greeting you get when you walk in the door all the way to your dessert, so it’s very important to us to hear from you about your personal experiences. A big thank you to all who entered and shared with us!

We will be sharing more of these stories in the coming weeks, but today are sharing thoughts from our two winners. Lisa had the following to say about what Copper Canyon Grill means to her:

“Dining at Copper Canyon has become a weekly family ritual, where we create memories, share stories and experience the love of friends and family. The servers have even become our extended family that share in our happy time together.”

We love hearing that our family has become part of Lisa’s family. Amanda had similar thoughts about Stanford Grill:

“Stanford Grill in Columbia was the first place in MD that felt like ‘our place’. We started going as an engaged couple. We have celebrated every major milestone in those walls-marriage, jobs, friends, babies, birthdays, date nights…It was the first place we took our new born son, the place we always recommend, and continues to be our first choice for every get together. Thank you for creating such a fantastic atmosphere, and for giving us a ‘place’.”

Again, thank you to everyone who entered and shared with us! We’re thankful to be part of your story!

 

Winter Favorites

Now that the holidays are over and life is quieting down a bit, it’s time to settle into a normal eating pattern again. But eating normal again doesn’t mean you have to settle for bland or boring foods – check out our winter favorites list for some of our favorite things to enjoy when the cold weather hits!

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1. Bravo Salad (Stanford Grill)

For a nutritious salad that packs a punch of both flavor and texture, dig in to the Bravo Salad with our famous rotisserie chicken, avocado, dates, goat cheese, roasted corn, and almonds! Your taste buds and energy level will thank you.

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2. Italian Meatballs (Stanford Grill)

Is there anything better than homemade meatballs with marinara and garlic bread? We can’t think of anything. Start your dinner off with this appetizer on your next trip to Stanford Grill for the perfect Italian plate!

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3. Pancake Triple Stack (Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill Columbia)

Served at Sunday brunch only, this impressive plate piled with blueberry or banana nut pancakes with hot syrup is the only way to start your Sunday – that and a mimosa, of course.

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4. Double-Cut Pork Chop (Stanford Grill Columbia)

Hardwood grilled and served with braised red cabbage and mashed potatoes, this plate is just as delicious as it is colorful. Red cabbage provides Vitamin C as well as many other health benefits, so you’ll feel great while enjoying a tasty plate!

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5. Iron Skillet Cornbread (Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill Columbia)

We can’t forget our favorite dish to share, our Iron Skillet Cornbread. Served hot with lots of butter, this dish screams comfort food! We especially love it paired with one of our soups on a cold winter evening.

What’s YOUR favorite dish for the winter? Anything we left off the list? Let us know in the comments!

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.

Father’s Day to-go!

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 1.20.34 PMFather’s Day is just a few weeks away, and we can’t wait to celebrate the amazing dads in our lives! For all they do for us, it’s time to give something back. Whether you’ll spend the day out on a boat, in the park, at home, or with the whole family, order dad’s favorites to-go from Stanford Grill or Copper Canyon Grill and make it a day he won’t forget! From Spare Ribs to Sliders, we’re offering some of our most popular plates for this special day – so when you make your Father’s Day plans, make sure you include us!

Features of the Week!

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As we move into the cold Winter months, what’s better than a classic comfort food dish? Our feature this week at Copper Canyon Grill is Chef Michael’s hand cut Rib Eye Steak paired with parmesan potatoes au gratin and accompanied by his housemade steak sauce. The potatoes are layered with parmesan cheese and heavy cream perfectly seasoned to accompany the highest quality of beef. The cheesiness and richness of the potatoes compliment the marbling of the rib eye, sending you into culinary bliss. Available today through Sunday only at the Woodmore and Silver Spring locations. Let Chef Michael know what you think in the comments!

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You asked for it, so we’re extending it for another week – that’s right, Chef Michael’s Braised Beef Short Rib was so popular, we’re keeping it on the menu until Sunday at Stanford Grill! Don’t miss out on this heartwarming dish! Comment below with your questions for Chef Michael – he’s ready to share his cooking tips!