Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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Takeout Tuesday - Crumbl Cookies' Cornbread Cookie


This Cornbread cookie from Crumbl Cookies is definitely one of their more unique flavors, I'm glad I had a chance to try it when it was available!  While cornbread might seem weird for a cookie, it's really not too crazy considering a lot of cornbread is pretty sweet to begin with.  Other famous places have their own versions of corn cookies that I've enjoyed before so I knew I'd like Crumbl's too. This version consists of a warm cornbread cookie topped with a honey butter glaze and a dollop of honey buttercream.  While I think the cookie was great as is without the toppings, it definitely added to the whole "cornbread with butter" look which was fun.  I hope they bring this one back again!

Crumbl Cookies
12266 Rockville Pike 
Rockville, MD 20852  

Monday, March 29, 2021

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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Takeout Tuesday - Sunday Morning Bakehouse's PB&J Tart and Hot Cocoa Bomb

I love all of the creative items that continue to be created at Sunday Morning Bakehouse, there's always some new items to enjoy.  Although it's been feeling much more like spring lately, I really liked the whole hot cocoa bomb trend that was around when it was colder out in the last few months.  This version at Sunday Morning Bakehouse reminded me of a pretty snowball, but filled with delicious hot cocoa and sprinkles.  The PB&J tart is such a unique take on a classic peanut butter and jelly sweet.  There's lots of texture and layers to this small tart, and even though I like peanut butter much more than fruit/jelly, I loved how they all balanced each other out in each bite.  I look forward to seeing even more fun items in the display cases! 

Sunday Morning Bakehouse
11869 Grand Park Avenue

North Bethesda, MD 20852

Monday, March 22, 2021

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Takeout Tuesday - ChiKo Bethesda - Dumpling Week Tasting Menu

I am so glad that I ordered this Dumpling Week tasting menu from ChiKo Bethesda before it sold out, this was amazing!  I just couldn't resist such a varied and creative sounding menu of dumplings.  I honestly can't really pick a favorite - and it's so great enjoying a little bit of each of them. I am already looking forward to having these for the next few meals.

The tasting menu was only on the 15th, but they also have this full week of specialty dumplings available each day until the 21st - be sure to check those out if you love dumplings! 

They did a great job with packaging for takeout too - everything stayed perfectly in place, with no spills! The sauces were marked with the container so it was easy to figure out what everything was at home.  

ChiKo Bethesda

7280 Woodmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Takeout Tuesday - Jinya Ramen Bar Pike & Rose - Chef's Special Spicy Mazemen

I recently caught the tail end of the last Chef's Special noodle dish at Jinya Ramen Bar, which was a spicy Mazemen (brothless noodles that you mix together with the toppings).  The components of the dish are packed into separate containers for takeout, so it was easy to put everything back together at home.   The seasoned thick noodles were topped with a lot of stuff - bonito flakes, pork Chashu, nori, Kimchi, green onion, and of course the delicious soft seasoned egg!  This was really flavorful and had so much texture, I really enjoyed this one.  I hope they bring this one back - or another similar Mazemen dish - again soon! 

Jinya Ramen Bar - Pike & Rose
910 Prose Street
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Monday, March 8, 2021

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Takeout Tuesday - Tatte Bakery and Cafe in Bethesda, MD

Thank you to Tatte Bakery and Cafe for the opportunity to check out the new Bethesda, MD location for takeout!  I had heard only great things about Tatte Bakery and Cafe and I'm so excited to have one close by to enjoy.  For the friends and family night I got to choose a few items to enjoy at home, and have really enjoyed everything so far.  The space is gorgeous with so many little details in the presentation, especially all of the takeout-friendly packaged treats.  The menu is extensive with pastries, cakes, all-day items, brunch, and dinner all covered.  There's definitely something for everyone, and I'm already looking forward to seeing what I can try next after they officially open tomorrow, March 3rd!

Croissant, Biscuit with house made jam

Berry cheesecake cup

Za'atar chicken with tomato Orzo

Note: This was a friends and family event and the food was complimentary, but I was not paid for this post.


Tatte Bakery and Cafe

7276 Wisconsin Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814