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Philly’s HipCity Veg: More Plants Coming to the People of DC

KatieBorrazzo_HipCityVeg-7The Passion and Vision of Founder Nicole Marquis

By Susan Able. Photos by Katie Borrazzo.

Opening June 8th by the Verizon Center, Washingtonians can now get behind what has captured the hearts of Philly vegetarians and carnivores alike—a 100% plant-based menu of burgers, fries, smoothies and shakes.

We chatted with CEO Nicole Marquis, 34, this morning as the HipCity Veg team readies their stylish new space and team for opening day.

Edible DC: You launched in 2012 with your first fast-casual restaurant in Philly’s Rittenhouse Square—how did you choose DC as your first “out of town” expansion?

Nicole Marquis: I looked at a lot of other cities—Manhattan, Chicago, Miami are just a few. But DC felt like the best place to go HipCity Veg 2.0. It’s a city that has real neighborhoods and when I came down to scout locations, people were so friendly and welcoming, it just felt like … Read More

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A One Pot Curry to Love

SeasonalBowlResized-1Words and Photo by Alexandra Dawson

Thai Squash Curry

From our Fall 2015 Issue. This recipe as prepared is vegan.

Serves 5

This is what I fondly refer to as weeknight curry—that kind of cozy and seasonally inspired one-pot wonder you can throw together on a Sunday evening and defrost when the going gets busy. Comforting without the comfort-food calories and residual waistline woes, this protein- and fiber-rich curry boasts chickpeas and red lentils, providing a belly-filling meal while still leaving you light and bright in the midst of the lingering warmer weather. I happened to use zucchini and summer squash, but this is an unbelievably flexible recipe, lending itself well to sweet potato or butternut squash as the seasons change.

2 tablespoons red Thai curry paste
2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock, divided
1 yellow onion, diced
1¾ pounds summer squash, diced (I used zucchini and pattypan squash)
½ pound … Read More

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A Gastronomic Experience

By Anya Kroupnik Windhoffer and Laszlo Windhoffer

Strathmore

Let me start off by saying, I love Strathmore! The hall has unbelievable acoustics with a rich wooden interior design, the mansion has a quaint feel with its glowing stained glass, and the grounds are spacious and supremely lush with bright greenery. When I first heard that a major food event was happening there, it didn’t make sense, but Strathmore has been innovative in their choices – in short, it turned out to be perfect.

Chorizo

Food Samples – Chorizo 

The weather was beautifully mild all weekend, so Strathmore’s grounds were perfect for strolling between food trucks, pausing to listen to music performances, sipping at wine tastings, or sampling food from various vendors. There was a lot to do, and aside from all the bubbly beverages, there were many highlights:

Small batch, hand-made cheeses from Stonyman Gourmet Farmer: my favorites were the … Read More

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