Award Winning Chili Cookoff Recipe – Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili Recipe
…A chili cookoff standout

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Since it’s just starting to get cold here in Northern VA, I wanted to do a post on soup this morning as I contemplated a warm bowl for lunch. However, as I got ready for work, I realized that rather than soup (since I don’t really know any great soup recipes) why not update my favorite chili post, especially since it’s almost my birthday… Lemme explain:

Back on my 27th birthday a few years back, my wife Megan held a chili-cookoff birthday party for me. Friends brought over different chilis and we all voted on what we thought was the best. The top 3 chilis won ribbons and each cook got one of my favorite hot sauces to use in their future chili endeavors. If mind serves me right, I gave to the winner and for silver. Continue reading

DC Dish of the Day – Lomo Saltado – Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol Plaza’s Lomo Saltado – April’s DC Dish of the Day

Where can I get it?

1835 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

How much?
$14.20 (entree size)

Ingredients: Prime tenderloin strips with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onions, jalapeno peppers, potatoes and special Peruvian green sauce. Served with white rice and black beans.
Why it’s so Good: Continue reading