Fresh Friday

It’s officially Summer, which is our favorite season because we can pick up fresh vegetables at local farm stands in the area and incorporate them into our dishes.

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We are featuring Asparagus from Godfrey’s Farm through this weekend at Stanford Grill. Godfrey’s Vegetable Farm, located in Sudlersville, MD has been around for at least three generations providing hand-harvested produce to the community!

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We believe in using local, fresh produce as often as possible. Summertime gives us the perfect opportunity to bring a taste of the community to our tables. Follow along on Facebook to learn more about the fresh and local produce we feature each week!

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#Foodie Photos

One thing we love about social media is getting to see all of the photos our guests share of their Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill experiences! It is so fun getting to see our food and drinks through your eyes. This week, we’re sharing a few recent posts from guests that we just can’t get enough of! See some major #foodie photos below, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram here & here to play along!

@savoryexperiments tried our Shrimp Cargot and Coca Cola Ribs, which she says “quite literally fall off the bone”.

@liketheteaeats snapped photos of our Famous French Dip sandwich and Fiesta Eggrolls, which are currently being offered on our Father’s Day to go menu!

@jlwriterbmore dined on grilled trout and veggies while sipping one of our bright, summery cocktails.

@eatmorebaltimore enjoyed our favorite BBQ dish, ribs!

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Do you love to snap photos of your plate before you dive in? Tag your photos with #coppercanyongrill or #stanfordgrill so we can follow along!

Stanford Grill New Website and Innovative ‘Gather’ Feature

The Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD Announces Launch of its New Website and Innovative ‘Gather’ Feature

The premier venue for private and business events in Rockville adds a host of robust new tools for event hosting to its website

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Rockville, MD – May 13, 2016 –The Stanford Grill, Montgomery County’s premier private and business event venue, announces today the launch of its new, feature-rich website, along with its new ‘Gather’ tool, that delivers an enhanced experience for clients to plan and coordinate private events with greater convenience and efficiency. The restaurant’s new website offers a plethora of information important to today’s diners and party planners, including menus, links for making reservations, and membership information regarding the exclusive Woodfire Club.

Key features include:

  • Ease of Use for a Streamlined Process
    • The menu, set-up, and financial projections are all visible to make designing an event with the event manager an easy experience. Event managers can easily make changes while on the phone with the client and immediately provide pricing details.
  • Efficiency and Communication – from Start to Finish
    • The Stanford Grill’s streamlined process ensures there is no break in communication from start to finish between the client, event manager, and on-site staff, throughout all phases of the planning process. Every single email, from the moment the contract is sent, has a hyperlink directly to the event. Quick access to past event menus, booking contacts, and financial information also allows for easy repeat of any events.
  • Automatic, Real-Time Updates
    • The website’s linked capability directly inputs the information customers want their event manager to know into the restaurant system, allowing for even more efficient responses regarding an event. The pertinent information is attached for making all decisions moving forward. And when changes are made, a quick refresh of the browser allows clients to see the updated event order immediately so all parties are consistently on the same page.
  • Virtual Access Anytime, Anywhere
    • Access to calendars, event details, and menus is available from anywhere with internet access. The ability to watch an event take life throughout each planning stage is not only a highlight, but also a comfort to guests hosting a wide range of events, from wedding rehearsals to business dinners.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and its rich host of capabilities, particularly the ‘Gather’ feature, to streamline the process of organizing events and delivering an even smoother experience for our clients,” said Patrick Monnig, Group Sales Manager. “Our new responsive tools and systems come together to take all of the worry and guesswork out of the planning process.”

For more information and to view the new ‘Gather’ feature, visit www.thestanfordgrill.com/private-events.

About The Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD:

Managed by the Blue Ridge Restaurant Group, LLC, The Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD embodies the company’s fundamental approach: Back to Basics. Eat Well. The 400-seat restaurant, opened November 2015, is mission-focused on making guests’ lives easier and less complicated while serving understandable food combined with an unforgettable dining experience in a high-energy, sophisticated casual setting. Stanford Grill chefs prepare food from scratch, using fresh seasonal ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. It is a dining experience that stays true to classic American food, simply but deliciously prepared. When it comes to service, the knowledgeable team approach at the Stanford Grill provides an unwavering attention to delighting guests with warm and consistent service. The result is a timeless atmosphere that appeals to discerning adults who are seeking a dining experience that is energetic and upscale, but approachable. For more information, please visit www.thestanfordgrill.com.

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

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!

 

Happy Hour in Rockville

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Who doesn’t love a good happy hour with friends? If you haven’t joined us for happy hour at Stanford Grill Tower Oaks yet, now is the time! Weekdays from 3-7pm in the bar feature both food and drink specials, including $3 draft beers, $6 selected wines, half price signature handcrafted cocktails, and plates to share like our Fresh Baked Foccacia, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, and more.

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With large windows looking over the patio, the bar in Rockville is a bright and beautiful spot to gather together and relax after a day of work. Parking is complimentary and our bartenders are ready to mix you a drink – what more could you need?

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If you’ve never been to Stanford Grill before, our happy hour is a great way to check out the restaurant and learn more about our cocktails and cuisine! Call an old friend or get your coworkers together and join us for a great evening – cheers!

Battle of the Bartenders Winner

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And we have a winner!

It was a close competition, but the winner of our #WorldBartenderDay Battle of the Bartenders is Summer from Copper Canyon Grill Silver Spring! Summer mixed up a refreshing and beautiful tequila cocktail called the Ancho Average Anejo to wow the crowd & take home the prize. Didn’t make it to the battle? Summer’s winning cocktail will be featured at all locations for the month of March, so come on by!

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A great time was had by all, with four of our bartenders presenting unique and delicious cocktails:

  • Diablo Verde by Jon
  • Ancho Average Anejo by Summer
  • Jalapeño Thyme Diablo by Paul
  • Bloody Maria by Greg

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Big thanks to everyone who joined us for the festivities, and to our wonderful bartenders and staff members for participating! Try Summer’s winning drink at any location in the month of March – and if you’re an out-of-town friend, see the recipe below to make at home! Cheers!

Ancho Average Anejo:

1 & 1/4 oz Milagro Anejo Tequila

1/4 oz Blood Orange Liqueur

3/4 oz Ancho Chile Liqueur

Half an orange, squeezed

1 dash orange bitters

1/4 oz Agave nectar

Shake & strain into glass. Salt rim with orange peel for garnish. Enjoy!