Chef’s Special: Declan Horgan

By Chester Simpson   Declan Horgan Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant & Bar 112 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-739-1124 Danieloconnellsrestaurant.com   When did you first become interested in cooking and what made you choose a culinary career? During my whole childhood and into my adult years my mother and her mother and my mother’s sisters all […]

Chef Jan Farka

By Chester Simpson Chef Jan Farka Santini Garden Jánský vršek 323/13 Prague 1 – Malá Strana 118 00 Czech Republic Tel:+420 603 766 779 E-mail:info@santinigarden.cz http://www.santinigarden.cz This month the profile is a bit different. While traveling to Prague last month I encountered this wonderful place. It was recommended by the staff at our Hotel Neruda. […]

Chef Uffe Mikkelsen

By Chester Simpson Chef Uffe Mikkelsen Roseina’s 1307 Shenandoah Road Hollin Hall Village Center Roseinas.com 703-768-0064   (L to R) Roseina’s Vegetarian Pleaser w/ our Tomato & Mozzarella Salad, California Sandwich w/ Smoked Turkey, Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce, Avocado & Basil Mayonnaise, Blue Cheese & Caramelized Walnut Salad w/ Baked Salmon and Roseina’s Chilled Gazpacho. Uffe […]

Chef Megg Baroody

Chef Megg Baroody Meggrolls 107 N. Fayette Street Old Town Alexandria 571-312-0399 http://www.meggrolls.com By Chester Simpson About the Chef: Meghan is a native Alexandrian and graduate of TC Williams high school. She was a student-athlete at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art. After […]

Chef/Owner Alex Truitt

By Chester Simpson Chef / Owner Alex Truitt Blue And White Carry Out 1024 Wythe Street Old Town Alexandria (703) 548-3867 Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closed on weekends Blue & White is a community institution. This is good southern comfort food dished out in huge portions, a real working class breakfast […]

Let’s Eat!!

Let’s Eat by Chef Charles Oppman Lamb Shanks With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to break out the lamb recipes. When we think spring lamb, most of think of that boneless roast or a bone-in leg, but let’s try something different. Of course, French cut lamb chops are wonderful, but expensive and lack […]

“Chef’s Special” with Chef Peter Durkin

By Chester Simpson “Chef’s Special” with Chef Peter Durkin Hunting Creek 1106 King St. Old Town Alexandria 703-836-5126 Huntingcreeksteak.com When did you first become interested in cooking and what made you choose a culinary career? I was about twenty and I had friends that had gone to the Culinary Institute of America and so I […]

Chef’s Profile: Margaret Long Hatfield

By Chester Simpson Margaret Long Hatfield Chef Instructor L’Academie de Cuisine lacademie.com.           When did you first become interested in cooking and why did you pursue a culinary career?   I grew up with a keen awareness of good food; both my maternal grandmother and mom are wonderful cooks. My grandma, […]

Chef Justus Frank

Chef Special By Chester Simpson Chef Justus Frank Live Oak Restaurant 1603 Commonwealth Ave. Alexandria (571) 312-0402 liveoakdelray.com When did you first become interested in cooking? Why did you decide to pursue a culinary career? I used to help my Mother and Grandmother bake during the holidays. Every major holiday revolves around large meals and […]

Chef Troy Clayton

By Chester Simpson Chef Troy Clayton Geranio Ristorante 722 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-548-0088 Geranio.net     When did you first become interested in cooking and why did you pursue a culinary career? The first cooking memory is my little boy self, on a stepping stool making cheesecake with my Mother and Grandmother, perhaps […]