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Jeff Heineman

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About Jeff Heineman

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  • Birthday 04/11/1965

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    http://www.grapeseedbistro.com

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    meaty things, no more lobster love
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  1. I would second Cuban Corner. My sandwiches have always been good there and I just like going there, it is a comfortable place for me. I enjoy a lot of their dishes.
  2. FWIW, I had a Very excellent meal at the Williamsburg outpost a few weeks ago. I was a touch leery that the quality would be that good in a place known for peanut soup and sub par barbecue, like the 'burg, but everything was really well done. Go Tribe!
  3. Used to be the BonChon in Annandale was money, but I last time I went it was Chi MC or something. Rockville definitely seems to have is=ts good and great days, but I like them usually. Ellicott City is always good and was a deal when you could bring your own beer because they didn't have a license. But those days are gone since they sell beer now. Germantown does a very good consistent job, thankfully nothing in common with that awful Frederick site. 5th Ave in NYC rocks (And BOKA on St Mark's Place is a great substitute.
  4. Having been to many of the Bon Chons, very regularly, The Frederick location was terrible. The people who worked there gave very nice , friendly and efficient service, but the wings themselves always had me wondering how they were allowed to maintain themselves as a part of the franchise.
  5. Was jonesing for Korean so I loaded up the kids and we went to Tosokchon for a late Sunday Lunch. We all thought is was Fantastic. Seafood Pancake was top notch and not too greasy. I didn't get the dumplings since I hesitated and the kids killed them. Bibimbap was pretty standard the noo roong ji crispy rice element was well developed in it, the Soondae Guk was a wonderful broth and the requisite blood sausage and other offal bits in it were worth the gout flare up potential. The Noodle Soup with Clams was a delicious soup with wellmade, chewy noodles and way too many clams for the price. The star of the meal was the Gamja Tang. The soup was so well developed; spicy, sweet, robust with julienne vegetables and an abundance of beautifully cooked pork, a few carrots and a chunk of potato. So good, I really am looking forward to being a little under the weather and letting this stew cure me sometime this winter. There was some banchan, kimchi was delightful. My wife didn't quite understand the toasted rice water/tea they served us throughout but we all grew to find it quite refreshing. 2beers, 2 apps 4 entrees $71 before tip. I may go back for Gamja Tang tomorrow
  6. Would be a joy to host you all. This whole thing is bittersweet. My lease was up and I didn't want to sign and be committed to 5 more years. Just can't make the numbers work any more, already working 6 days a week and tired of downsizing. Next time I will put a chunk of money aside for the remodel at the beginning. By the time you need to remodel it is harder to raise the money and the world passes you by. I learned a hell of a lot more trying not to go down than I ever did while I was on top.
  7. I think "drastically better" is an overstatement. The things they do directly come into the county early and at a good price sometimes, but they often drop the ball on reordering and not running out between their shipments the DLC receives. The Private guys do a generally better job, but I run across more and more wines and beers that are simply never available in the county, despite being in Maryland. The vendors tell me the hassle and general pain in the ass, means they never get listed in the county. For instance, if a vendors has 10 six packs of a wine or 5 sixtels of a beer for the whole state of Maryland they can easily just sell it open state and be done with it. And there are plenty of vendors that choose not to offer wines here.
  8. Don't mean to be a shrill, but this charity is big for my wife and I , so here goes: This weekend for our Special Cafe Terra Cotta Tasting menu we will be donating $10 per menu and $5 per margarita to Bald Beauties Project, a wonderful charity started by our special guest,Michael Luria's daughter Kelsey, The Project assists and supports our young friends overcoming Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Please come in, eat well and support a wonderful cause Please join us Friday or Saturday. Call 301-986-9592 to reserve Bald Beauties Project on Facebook Jennifer’s Tortilla Soup Garlic Custard, Herbed Hazelnuts, Salsa Fresca Fried Jalapeno Ravioli Shrimp Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese, Tomato Coulis $35 Diablo Margaritas half price all weekend So they are $5, yes, it all goes to the charity)
  9. just a quick note to mention that Grapeseed is going to be moving a ton of our wines starting next week. i find the spawling nature of the list currently very annoying and the rule of 80% of our wine sales being made up of 20% of our wines is more apparent than ever. I want to change to a list that is tighter and better curated. Basically, I will have a list (Posted here I hope) of the wines and their marked down (at least 50% off, maybe 75% for some) price while they last. These are wines that are A.) left over inventory from when they were by the glass (lots), B.) wines that I thought would move better than they did (some), or C.) wines they I loved that are a bit too unknown to sell (Awesome, kick ass Tannat from Uruguay, for example). Oh, and the tasting menu is American Italian stuff this week. And I can be arm twisted to lower some bottles $ starting tonight btw, If you don't reserve I run out
  10. I do a Tasting menu of four or five courses every Friday and Saturday right here at Grapeseed, usually 40 or 45 bucks. Plus you could sit at the kitchen counter and see your menu being prepared, if that would add to it. Jeff eta - I put the menu on our facebook page as soon as I write it, sometimes get an email out, And not too often on the website (i am working on that). This week is red sauce Italian (without any red sauce actually)
  11. FWIW - This weekend both Friday and Saturday. Please let me know when you reserve so I don't run out like last week. Weekend Specials September 23rd and 24th Vic’s Peruvian Favorites (There is no better way to Celebrate Christine being out of town) Tiradito of Halibut and Local Peppers, Lime Fresh and Grilled Tuna Causas, Rocoto Crema Lomo Saltado, Rice, Chiles Fresh Picarones, Chancaca Syrup $40 per person $20 Drink Pairings All Items will be available A la Carte as well (limited quantities)
  12. I am doing the special menus on both Fridays and Saturdays for the time being. Reservations and mentioning ones desires (food only , please) would relly help me with ordering. Not open Sundays, sorry. Peruvian dishes this weekend, beef heart wil be an option, not mandatory.
  13. FWIW We haven't had Weekend specials for three weeks. Well it's back This week we celebrate the Bounty of the Chesapeake with four dishes all featuring Blue Crab from our local Maryland waters Claw Meat Salad, Engelmann Farms Chiles, Local Peach Mini Jumbo Lump Cakes, Local Corn, Champagne Butter Jumbo Lump, Orecchiette Pasta, Lemon, Chile and Mint Crab Imperial, Jumbo Shrimp, Prosciutto $45 per person $20 Beverage Pairings will be available All Items will be available A la Carte as well (limited quantities) Call 301-986-9592 for reservations, please
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