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Jordan Wright

Jordan Wright is a longtime foodie. The Food Editor of Local Kicks, she has been a private chef for eight years and is the granddaughter of Redskins football team founder and 37-year owner George Preston Marshall. A moment with Jordan would leave a dyed-in-the-wool fan reeling and begging for tales of reminiscence about the “Hogs.”

Articles By Jordan Wright

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NIBBLES & SIPS/Love Thy Neighbor and their Beer
Jul 23,2012

What’s more local than partnering with your neighbor? For the food trucks that visit Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company, producer and neighbor Logan’s Sausage lends kitchen space close by the Wheeler Avenue brewery. Fun fact: From 5 'til 8 pm on alternate Friday or Saturday nights The Big Cheese and Borinquen Lunch Box food

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Jun 06,2012

A klieg-lit opening for Spike Mendelsohn's Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City brought out family, friends and TV crews earlier this month. Bravo's film crew has been trailing Spike for his upcoming show Life After Top Chef - and apparently his guests too. An all-who-enter-within waiver was tacked

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NIBBLES AND BITS/Destination Pig
May 07,2012

I’m hooked on Green Pig Bistro and already dreaming about a return engagement. Who could resist dishes so scrumptiously succulently delicious they should be illegal? At the hot new porcine-centric resto in Clarendon last week, I did not get arrested for engaging in food porn. But I could’ve and so could you.

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NIBBLES & SIPS/Around Town Does Brunch
Apr 26,2012

I'm often asked, "Where shall we go for brunch?" "It depends," I evasively respond, clueless as to your expectations. Prefer outdoors, indoors or lavish buffet? Quick and cheap or farmer’s market sourced? Do you languish over Bloody Marys or just need a quick morning fix? Would you like live entertainment

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Pork Barrel BBQ Set to Open in March
Feb 16,2011

Pork Barrel BBQ finally plants its flag in Del Ray next month, Local Kicks has learned. The first stand-alone restaurant from Alexandria-based Pork Barrel Barbeque is aiming to open in a few weeks at 2300 Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray. Pork Barrel has teamed up with Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn

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WHISK AND QUILL/Cirque Dreams a glittery, shimmery Holiday Extravganza
Dec 09,2010

The litmus test for success of a glittery, shimmery holiday extravaganza is if kids will like it. So to that end I brought my own kid barometer to the Kennedy Center's production of Cirque Dreams. Twelve years old and well acquainted with large stage productions he brings his built–in cool meter

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WHISK & QUILL/Rockin’ with the Minxes
Dec 01,2010

Three separate CD launches this month took me from Old Town’s MetroStage to Easton, Maryland’s Avalon Theatre. Lori Williams has performed with The Greats -- Keter Betts, Jerry Butler, Jazzmaster Slide Hampton and Ben E. King -- to cull but a few from a long list of collaborations.

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WHISK AND QUILL/Spike Mendelsohn's Burger Bling for the Backyard
Jun 09,2010

On Monday morning I watched Spike Mendelsohn on ABC’s Good Morning America from the luxury of my bed. He was doing a food demo on the sidewalks of New York with a fellow Greek, George Stephanopoulos. Spike’s a down-to-earth real deal guy who’s greatest appeal is, that no matter how famous he has become

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