Monthly archive - April 2014

Farmers Market Recipes:
Steak Butter

At the first market of the 2014 season, Executive Chef Diego Fernandez and Executive Sous Chef Dupree Braswell of The Common entertained market guests with a cooking demo. With New York Strip steaks from their restaurant, the chefs prepared steak butter at the market along with a side of roasted beets. Here’s the recipe for the steak butter, which pairs perfectly with a steak grilled to your liking:


  • 1 lb unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. beef base
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. minced shallots
  • 2 tbsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


  • Cut the butter in cubes and leave at room temperature until is soft.
  • In a sauce pan, melt 1 tbsp of the total amount of butter and cook the garlic and shallots.
  • Add the beef base and Worcestershire sauce and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the herbs and cook another minute.
  • Let the mixture cool down.
  • Whip the butter with a mixer or by hand. Add the beef base mixture and fold everything with a spatula.
  • If you are going to use right away, you can place a tbsp on top of your prefer cut of grilled meat.
  • You can also make the butter ahead and keep in the freezer for later use. If you are doing this, once you mix the butter with the beef base ( after step 5) place the mixture in the cooler for 15 minutes so the butter hardens a little bit but is still manageable.
  • On a piece of parchment or wax paper, place the butter in the middle and with the help of the paper make a roll and twist the ends, like a candy.
  • You can keep the butter in the freezer up to 3 months. When you are ready to use it, just slice whatever you need and keep the rest in the freezer.

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College Park Business Beat: April 2014

The latest edition of the College Park Business Beat features information on the opening of a women’s clothing store in Downtown, the pending arrival of a new pizza concept from California, and the opening of the City’s Downtown and Hollywood farmers markets later this month. Additionally, a new section on retail opportunities has been added to the newsletter.

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Mothers Day 5K Run!

The Prince George’s Running Club will be hosting the first Mothers Day 5K (3.1 mile) race on Sunday , May 11.

The race will begin @ 7:00 am. Start and Finish at the Hollywood Shopping Ctr (9800 Block of Rhode Island Avenue)

There will be Prizes from REI.

Please see the attached flyer for more details to follow. To register please click here .

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Mark Shrodder at