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RedRocks in OldTown

Hi everyone! Almost everyone in the world loves pizza. Although all pizza may look the same, they often are made differently. To me, how one makes pizza is the most important. At RedRocks Pizza, their pizza is made in a wood fire and offers neapolitan style pizzas. RedRocks have locally inspired dishes. No wonder their pizza is award winning!

Redrocks, located in Old Town Alexandria, is such a cute place, it’s perfect for date night, date lunch, or even perfect for family and friends gathering. Although it looks like a small place from the outside, the inside proves you wrong. The ambiance has such a nice warm feel to it. It definitely feels intimate but also fun. I love how the kitchen with the wood fire for the pizzas was open so you can actually see how your pizza is made! FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpgIMG_4103.JPG

I was able to try house toast, which is made from scratch as well, the il fungo pizza, and the charred brussels sprouts. Check out what I thought of each below!

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The house toast is also made from scratch alongside everything else. It was so soft and the most amazing bread I’ve ever tasted. The olive oil and spiced olive oil were on another level. Just as amazing! I didn’t know something so simple could be out of this world.

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The il Fungo pizza! Oh my, I could literally eat this forever. It had the right amount of cheese, the right types of cheese. Wood fire pizza does make the difference when it comes to pizzas. Although it may look small, it’s so filling. The mixed mushrooms, fontina cheese, goat cheese, thyme, and oil = such an unbelievable combination. To die for!

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To be honest- I was never a fan of brussels sprouts. I was afraid to try this because I assumed it would taste bitter. I never really tried brussels sprouts before this. However, wow, was I wrong. These charred brussels sprouts were amazing! I surprisingly finished the whole plate and got my vegetable serving in! It was really hard to believe I was just eating vegetables. Truly tasty.

I would highly recommend RedRocks any day at any time!FullSizeRender-12.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpg

http://redrocksoldtown.com

https://www.instagram.com/redrocksdc

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Sophie’s Dough; Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough

Getting tired of hearing that you can’t eat raw cookie dough before you bake those cookies? Well know, you can indulge and eat as much as you want with Sophie’s Dough- Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough! Located in Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Virginia, Sophie’s Dough offers a variety of flavors. From classic cookie, sugar cookie, birthday cake, cookie monster, to mrs. peanut, lady luck, oatmeal raisin, and seasonal flavors. During their grand opening last week, I was able to try classic cookie, mrs. peanut, cookie monster, and the pumpkin pie seasonal flavor. They were all SO delicious!!

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Sophie’s Dough is a Gourmet Cookie Dough Confectionery, supplying edible slightly chilled cookie dough. They’ve gone Dough Crazy, putting their dough in everything from ice cream sandwiches to milkshakes! They offer several different cookie dough flavors and a variety of toppings, to make your cookie dough completely customizable. Sophie’s Dough is egg free and made with heat treated flour, this allows you to satisfy your cookie dough craving safely. Sophie’s Dough is preservative free and use only the highest quality ingredients available. No more noshing on tubes of raw cookie dough, hoping you don’t get a tummy ache. Sophie’s Dough allows you to enjoy your cookie dough guilt free!FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-3-1.jpg

http://www.sophiesdough.com

https://www.instagram.com/sophiesdough/

https://www.facebook.com/sophiesdough/

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Delicious B. Doughnuts

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying out a new spot in Virginia called The Stand. The Stand is an expansive, colorful outdoor setting for everyone to enjoy the best new food trends the area has to offer. It’s super cute, super affordable, and super delicious! The Stand will not only serve a rotating menu of exciting foods from the hottest vendors around, but will also be a hub for social activities and community engagement.FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-7.jpg

For their grand opening, I was able to try B. Doughnuts. Oh my- It was a party in my mouth! All of the warm delicious flavors were amazing. Surprisingly, the doughnuts were not as sweet, which is what I love. All the flavors I tried were delicious! – Vanilla bean, Chocolate creme, Lemon curd, Triple berry creme, Glazed, and Everything bagel doughnut with chives. FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg

The ingredients are fresh and free from preservatives. Their yeast-raised dough which takes over 12 hours to make is made from scratch.  Their jam is made of real fruits, whips made from premium heavy cream, custards made from real eggs.FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-4.jpg

Established in 2015. With their love of street food and sweets, founders Brian and Pin Chanthapanya wanted to bring Malasadas (Portuguese doughnut) to the East Coast, developing a recipe based off the Hawaiian style Malasada, they wanted to take a hawaiian staple and add their culinary influence growing up on the East Coast as Asian Pacific Americans. Instead of filling their doughnuts with custards and jellies, they decided to use pastry and chantilly cremes, as well as cream cheese based fillings mainly used in pastries In European bakeries.  They pioneered the Everything Bagel doughnut (some will contest this, they chuckle), their take on the New York Everything Bagel while running their Baltimore location which eventually relocated to Virginia.  The dough, glazes, and fillings were first developed in their garage when they were first doing local deliveries around Northern Virginia and today they operate a family-friendly shop in Downtown Historic Leesburg.

Check out the links below for more information on B. Doughnuts and The Stand!

http://www.bdoughnut.com

https://www.facebook.com/bdoughnut

https://www.instagram.com/b_doughnut/

http://thestandva.com

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

 

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Cookie Dough and Co. in My Belly

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying out a new spot in Virginia called The Stand.

The Stand is an expansive, colorful outdoor setting for everyone to enjoy the best new food trends the area has to offer. It’s super cute, super affordable, and super delicious! The Stand will not only serve a rotating menu of exciting foods from the hottest vendors around, but will also be a hub for social activities and community engagement.FullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender.jpg

For their grand opening, I was able to try Cookie Do and Co and oh my, must I say, I was in heaven! Edible cookie dough is exactly what it sounds like, safe-to-eat cookie dough, in all its raw, gooey, & glorious form!! The best and cutest part was the shot of milk the cookie dough came with. Cookie Dough & Co. uses both heat treated flour and pasteurized eggs to ensure that every bite of the cookie dough experience is not only amazing in taste but absolutely safe to eat. It was so hard not to just take eat the cookie dough in one bite.FullSizeRender-16.jpgFullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-19.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpgFullSizeRender-18.jpgFullSizeRender-17.jpg

Check out the links below for more information on Cookie Do and Co and The Stand!

https://www.cookiedoughandco.com

http://thestandva.com

Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!
See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz