Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Celebrity chef and Bethesda resident named among the Daily Meal's 50 most powerful people in food.
Jose Andres has been named among America's most powerful foodies. Andres was named by the Daily Meal, which recently came out with its list of America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food. The celebrity chef and Bethesda resident came in 18th on the third annual list, which highlights those who "affect what and how and where and why we eat." Andres is also a successful restaurateur behind eateries including downtown Bethesda's Jaleo. He also launched popular food truck Pepe. Also named on the list was First Lady Michelle Obama (No. 24), McDonald's head Donald Thompson (No. 7) and chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck (No. 36). Read the full story at the Daily Meal.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Check out our roundup of happy hour specials around the neighborhood, and tell us which are your favorites.
When are the happiest hours in Bethesda and Potomac? Right after work of course, when the ties can loosen, the high heels kick off and when drinks and appetizers are half price. With dozens of restaurants in the area, listing each happy hour special would take forever, but here’s an offering of three Patch picks. This week’s theme: Last of the Sangria. Along with cold weather comes the seasonal drink shift, and what had the neighborhood abuzz in spring and summer will soon make way for seasonal drafts and holiday drinks. Bid adieu to sangria specials this week, while the warm October sun continues to shine. Come next week we’re fully in fall harvest mode. Jaleo 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda Sunday – Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Celebrity Chef Jose Andres will park his food truck today in Bethesda
A new lunch option rolls into Bethesda today. Celebrity chef Jose Andres confirmed via Twitter that his popular food truck, “Pepe,” will park in front of Jaleo on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda to start serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. The truck will serve Spanish sandwiches, called “falutas,” with selections including the Club Barcelona -- thinly sliced chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato and shallot mayonnaise -- and the Butifarra Burger -- a Spanish pork burger with alioli and brava sauce. Prices range from $8 to $14. For more information check out our previous story on the truck’s expanding reach here. Will you be dining a la truck today? Tell us in the comments!
Friday, September 23, 2011
Andres, and his giant paella pan, made an appearance at the Woods Academy last weekend.
When celebrity chief Jose Andres imported his 500-pound, seven-foot-wide paella pan into the country, U.S. Customs officials cleared it after making sure it wasn't a satellite dish. That said, 75 families Sunday came to The Woods Academy, a Bethesda independent Catholic school, to enjoy a Spanish picnic and watch Andres simmer his mix of rice, chicken and about a dozen other ingredients that make up one of Spain's signature dishes. It was a first for new Head of School Joe Powers, who said, "This is such a wonderful gift for Jose and his team from Jaleo to share with the Woods community. He's touched us all in our hearts and stomachs!" So what's the biggest challenge in making so much paella for that many people? "Make sure you have the …