Mother’s Day Brunch

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Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat the mothers in your life to a special meal, and it’s just a few days away! Have you booked your brunch table yet?

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Get the whole family together and enjoy your favorite Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill brunch specialties like French Toast with caramelized bananas, berries & Grand Marnier cream sauce or Crab Benedict with crabcakes over a corn tamale. And don’t forget that your brunch comes with a complimentary beverage! Choose from a Bloody Mary, mimosa, Bellini, screwdriver, coffee, and more. Which one will your mom choose?

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This Sunday is the perfect day to spend quality time together, and spots are filling quickly. Reserve now, and enjoy the day!

Copper Canyon Grill: http://bit.ly/bookCCgrill

Stanford Grill: http://bit.ly/bookstanford

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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!

 

Thanksgiving Ideas

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? The holidays always sneak up on us, but we are so excited to kick off the season with a delicious Turkey dinner with all the fixings.

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Our Home for the Holidays menu was handcrafted by our chefs with recipes from their childhoods. From the cornbread stuffing to the sweet glazed carrots, each recipe holds hints of the past with fresh ingredients and the flavors you expect from Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill.

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Of course, we can’t forget the wine! A Pinot Noir goes wonderfully with a turkey dinner, though many choose to start off with a white or some bubbly during the prep time.

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If you’re looking for a simple way to decorate your table, try this elegant look with festive fall leaves and tea lights sitting in copper mugs. It adds the perfect amount of color to your table while leaving plenty of room for the most important part, the food!
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If you haven’t ordered your Home for Holidays meal yet, you have until Monday to order in time for Thanksgiving! Click the links below for full menus, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Copper Canyon Grill: http://bit.ly/ccgrillholidays
Stanford Grill: http://bit.ly/sgholidays

Fall Favorites

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Can you believe tomorrow marks the first day of Fall? As it always seems to do, summer has flown by and is slowly fading into Fall – even if the weather hasn’t seemed to notice!

The change in season always brings about new food cravings, and this one happens to be right up our alley: comfort food for Fall & Winter. As the temperatures drop and mornings come crisp, we tend to crave hot, flavorful, spiced dishes that come after being simmered, baked, or braised. From everyone’s favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte to our mouth-watering Tortilla Soup, we’re ready for the entrees of Autumn!

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When it comes to comfort food, our Big Meatloaf Stack is a classic that we can’t get enough of. Our meatloaf is a combination of ground beef tenderloin, spicy pork sausage & mixed cheeses, which is slow-cooked and topped with fire roasted tomato-brown sauce. Served with mashed potatoes & green beans, this is a perfect dinner for a brisk Autumn evening!

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Though we enjoy it all year long, there’s something about the new season that has us hankering for our Iron Skillet Cornbread. Maybe it’s the fact that it comes still warm in its skillet, or maybe it’s the butter that melts on contact, but we can’t start a Fall meal without it.

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Of course, we can’t forget about dessert. Dig into our decadent bread pudding and wash it down with a hot mug of French Press coffee for an after-dinner treat that you will make forget about the cold weather entirely. Not to mention our seasonal cheesecake (hint hint, we have Pumpkin Harvest coming up next!) that is sure to please.

Though it was a great summer, we’re ready to welcome Fall with open arms. How about you?

How to Spend Quality Time Together on Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is actually quite different than Mother’s Day. From the gifts you give to the places you eat to the activities of the day, everything is just a little bit different–perhaps even a little more casual.

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That’s why we offer dad’s favorites for takeout on Father’s Day; so you can take it and go wherever you’d like together! Here are a few ideas to spend quality time with  your dad on Father’s Day:

  • Take a trip down memory lane: After dinner, ask Dad to show you some of his old photos and mementos. Chances are you’ll learn something new about your father, and he’ll have a great time remembering times gone by.
  • Get your blood pumping: We hope the weather will hold out so that we can enjoy some time outside! From a walk in the park to a game of basketball to a kayak trip down the river, there’s no better bonding experience than outdoor activities together.
  • Learn something new: Maybe you search YouTube for a tutorial on building a picnic table. Maybe you sign up for  a foreign language class together. Or maybe you just learn how to make your family’s new favorite cocktail – no matter what it is, learn it together and you’ll never forget it!
  • Stick to the classics: Go mini-golfing. Let him take an afternoon nap. Buy him a tie. Hang out on the deck. Whatever you do, let him know how much you appreciate him!

Make sure Dad knows how much you love him by treating him to food to-go from Stanford Grill or Copper Canyon Grill, and the rest of the day will be amazing!

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!

 

Ask Chef Michael for His Cooking Tips!

Always wondered how we manage to get our Rotisserie Chicken so flavorful and juicy or looking for an easy way to recreate our Bread Pudding? Here’s your chance to find out!

By know you’ve either heard about Chef Michael Wagner, the new Corporate Chef for Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, or tried one of his dishes like the Braised Beef Short Rib. Chef Michael brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, and over the next few weeks, he’s going to be answering your questions about our menu items, ingredients and his favorite cooking techniques.

What dish or cooking technique do you want Chef Michael to share over the next few weeks? Tells us in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #AskChefMichael, and he may personally answer your question in an upcoming video!