Friday, December 2, 2016

SHAW: GRAND CATA Tastings: Gift Baskets + Gift Cards, Frida Larios Closing Exhibit

We welcome the Holiday Season, Gift Baskets + Gift Cards, Frida Larios Closing Exhibit with Tasting and Workshop. 
Let's Welcome the Holiday Season! Felices Pascuas!

We welcome the Holiday Season with Gift Baskets and Gift Cards!
This is the season for giving, and of course wine is always a great choice! But if you don't know what to give, a gift card is the perfect remedy! We have them ready for you to put any amount over $25. If you want to be more elaborate we have the option of picking your own products: wines, spirits, beers, books, barware and products from our mercadito and we will help you do a gift basket! Plan ahead before Christmas gets here!

Saturday: Say Adiós to Frida Larios Art Exhibit with a closing workshop & tasting!
We say adiós to our friend Frida Larios this Saturday with an interactive workshop + wine tasting closing her New Maya Language exhibit at Grand Cata! Free admission, family and pet friendly. Must be over 21 years old to participate in wine tasting. Workshop + tasting starts at 4pm.

We also welcome next week our friend Carlos Muñoz with our new art opening + tasting on Thursday, December 8th 7-9pm. A native of Colombia, Carlos will showcase his art inspired in the Andes! 

La Socarrada Gastro Spanish Ale back in-stock!
As many you of you know we love our craft-beers and we got back in-stock our favorite on-tap for growler fils! La Socarrada Gastro Ale brewed with Rosemary and Rosemary Honey from Valencia, España is the perfect cerveza for the holiday season. Don't want to commit to a growler? We have them on 750ML format as well! Salud!


Grand Cata, Latin Wine Shop
1550 7th St NW
Washington DC, 20001
(202) 525-5702

BROOKLAND: Holiday "Distiller Dinner" Series and NYE at Brookland's Finest

For the month of December, Brookland’s Finest Chef Shannan Troncoso will put a spin on the restaurant’s weekly distiller dinner series. 

The kitchen will pay homage to the restaurant’s diverse staff and their backgrounds with a rotating menu of how holiday meals are celebrated in their specific countries, as well as here in the U.S. In collaboration with Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, each week will celebrate the flavors of a different country with a three-course dinner with cocktail pairings. The first dinner on December 6 will honor the flavors and ingredients of El Salvador with items like Pupusas, Smoked Pork Tamales and Arroz con Leche. The following week’s dinners will highlight flavors of Italy (12/13), New Orleans (12/20) and Mexico (12/27), respectively – all representative of the multi-cultural staff at Brookland’s Finest. Each of the three-course dinners with cocktail pairings is priced at $35 per person, and full menu details can be found below.
As if that wasn't enough, on New Year’s Eve, Brookland’s Finest will offer a special three-course dinner-for-two menu to ring in the new year. The menu, created by Chef Shannan Troncoso, begins with Shrimp Cocktail with Gulf Shrimp, spicy cocktail sauce and Old Bay vinaigrette; followed by a second course of Surf and Turf featuring Rib Eye with whole Wild Maine Lobster, grilled rapini, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and béarnaise sauce; and finished with slices of Lady Baltimore cake and Red Velvet cake, along with a champagne toast
The special menu is available for $50 on New Year’s Eve only from 5:00 p.m. to close.

Reservations are not required, but can be made by calling (202) 636-0050.


Holiday Distiller Dinner Series Menus:
Week 1: El Salvador (12/6)
Pupusa
Black beans, cheese, curtido salad  - Roundstone Rye
Smoked Pork Tamales
Cilantro-lime rice, green chili  - Pearousia Old Tom Gin
Arroz con Leche
Cinnamon rice pudding  - Catoctin spiked ancho hot chocolate


Week 2: Italy (12/13)
Stuffed Artichoke
Italian breadcrumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, garlic butter sauce -  Roundstone Rye Manhattan
Manicotti 
House made ricotta stuffed shells in spicy marinara - Pearousia Old Tom and Tonic
Grandma Q’s Red Velvet Cake
Vanilla icing  - Catoctin spiked cider


Week 3: New Orleans (12/20)
Shrimp Etouffee
Jasmine rice, andouille sausage, trinity sauce - Roundstone Sazerac
Gumbo 
Sausage, seafood, veggies, roux amour - Pearousia Old Tom French 75
Banana Flambe Beignets
Traditional yeast fritters - Catoctin spiked hot toddy


Week 4: Mexico (12/27)
Pozole
Pork belly broth, hominy, crispy tortilla - Roundstone Rye Manhattan
Enchiladas
Shredded prime rib with red sauce, roasted chicken with green sauce, blistered shishito peppers and tomatoes, crème fraiche - Pearousia Old Tom and Tonic
Flan
Seasonal fruit, dulce de leche - Catoctin spiked cider

Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen is located at 
3126 12th Street, NE.

DUPONT: Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel opening Dec 12 - Definitely Worth the Visit

Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel is now offering breakfast & bar service within the restaurant, and will officially open for dinner service on Monday, December 12th.
Multi-level feature of the restaurant
"The Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel is a Mediterranean wine bar and restaurant located within The St. Gregory Hotel in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. is somewhere that will gain immediate popularity, its easy to enjoy the space, which integrates the lobby and the restaurant into one, with an attractive bar that will fill, I'm sure, each evening. The renovations are just excellent and entering off of M Street its hard to see where the hotel starts and the restaurant begins.
I was fortunate to sit and chat with Executive Chef Carlos Aparicio, and try some of the menu items. The Israeli Couscous was light and flavorful, a perfect lunch or starter. The Gnocchi was about as 'fluffy' as you can get, a melt-in-your-mouth taste bomb that once started is difficult to stop eating.
The Bar has great ambience, with brass counter bar-lights, grey/green leather stools and plenty of seating around the perimeter.
Overall, my impression was 'somewhere I want to return to' . The menu looks great (I am a great fan of Mediterranean food) and well priced - this is a restaurant worth a visit."- Badwolfdc
Kale Salad
Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel showcases a collection of dishes from the Mediterranean Sea. The menu pulls from various regions of the Mediterranean including Italy, Greece and the Middle East. Signature dishes include Broccoli & Avocado with black sesame and Dijon vinaigrette; Hanger Steak with crispy potato and salsa verde; Mediterranean Tasting Board with hummus, falafel, vegetables, Tuscan bread and quinoa salad; Squid Ink Tonarelli with cockles, shishito peppers, white wine and a garlic cream sauce; Moroccan Spice Pork Ribs with grilled scallions; Cumin Carrots with yogurt and cilantro;  
Israeli Couscous is light and flavorful, the Gnocchi are the best I have ever had
Israeli Couscous with cherry tomato, avocado, basil, almonds, burrata and basil pesto as well as a number of items from the raw bar including Tuna Crudo with sweet soy, avocado, black sesame and jalapeño; Stone Crab Claws, and a daily oyster selection. A variety of flatbreads inspired by Tredici’s sister wine bar and pizzeria concept, Zavino, are also available.
Tredici’s Executive Chef Carlos Aparicio brings over 20 years of culinary experience throughout New York City and Philadelphia to Zavino Hospitality Group’s newest dining concept. A native of Puebla Mexico, Mexico, Chef Aparicio learned the secrets of authentic, homemade Mexican cuisine by watching his mother cook in their rustic kitchen. At the ripe age of 20, he moved to New York City and began working at a Greek bakery and patisserie where he learned the techniques to create breads, pastries, and cakes. Over the next five years, Chef Aparicio worked his way up the culinary ladder becoming head baker, before making the decision to move to Philadelphia in 1999 to accept a position as the assistant pastry chef at Stephen Starr’s Buddakan. Over the next seven years, he helped open a number of restaurants with notable Philadelphia chefs including POD with Michael Schulson, Blue with Shola Olunloyo, and Osteria with Marc Vetri.

Chef Aparicio returned to Philadelphia in 2008 to serve as head baker at Stephen Starr’s Parc Restaurant. Here he developed the bread program and was awarded “Best Baguette” from Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly Awards 2009. In 2010, Chef Aparicio relocated to New York City to learn the art of pizza making with the Italian-owned Serafina Restaurant Group. A short time later he was offered the executive chef position at Serafina Philadelphia.

Most recently, Chef Aparicio held the position of executive chef at Zavino Wine Bar Pizzeria in Philadelphia. He has been at the restaurant for five years before accepting the opportunity to move to Washington and serve as the opening executive chef at Tredici.
Tredici Enoteca at The St. Gregory Hotel offers a highly selective list of wines highlighting the major regions such as California, Italy, Argentina, Chile and France. Thirty wines are available by the bottle or by the glass. Guests can also enjoy a half-glass, or 3.17-ounce pour, of any of the restaurants featured wines. A Cruvinet temperature controlled wine-keeper system is also available and stores six premiums bottles that guests can enjoy by the glass or half glass. Premiums bottles include Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2006, and the Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 1980. A rotating list of craft cocktails is also available, along with 10 beers by the bottle.
Everything flows - from Lobby to Bar or Restaurant
Designed by Bill Rooney of STUDIOinc, the 1,000-square foot lobby of The St. Gregory Hotel is arranged around a series of levels, which seamlessly integrate the restaurant into the lobby. Sophisticated and distinctive, the bright space is composed of a mixture of heritage and modern elements, drawing inspiration from the refinement and simplicity of American Federal-style, juxtaposed with vintage mid-century design.
Fireplace welcomes (double-sided) in the lobby
High ceilings, dark herringbone wood flooring, bookcases, a dramatic staircase, modern chandeliers and a hearth and fireplace define the architecture of the room and make for an intimate gathering place.
Upper level, with low ceilings creates a comfortable familiarity
Boxwood Architects is responsible for designing the 4,500-square foot space, which artfully uses materials and illumination to preserve the energy of the restaurant from one space into another, uniting each in warm harmony. Finishes were chosen to echo the hues of the Tuscan countryside and include white oak herringbone floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and fantasy brown marble. Other design elements include solid brass inlays and accents, curving walnut millwork, antique mirrors, cream-colored subway tiles, and deep blue accent paint which adorn the walls, windows, and doors throughout the restaurant.
Moss-green Italian leather upholsters the custom swiveled bar stools, secured with antique brass rivets, and the private dining room is hung with enlarged photographs and custom prints from the Partner Greg Dodge’s family friend Paul Barnett’s private collection: http://barnettphoto.com/paul-barnett/.
Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday through Friday, from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Lunch: Monday through Friday, from 11 AM to 3 PM
Dinner: Daily, from 4 PM to 10 PM
Bar: Daily, from 4 PM to 12 Midnight
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 AM to 3 PM

2033 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 530-3600
Email: info@tredicidc.com
Website: www.TrediciDC.com

Thursday, December 1, 2016

MVT: Eye Street Cellars Tasting Schedule for This Week - Bourbon County

Mount Vernon Triangle's home for Fine Wines and Spirits, Eye Street Cellars, continues to have their regular weekly tasting's....here is this weeks 'Tasting'. Single Malt, Wine & Hand Crafted (small batch) Spirits and liquors - No Excuses - Get over there.
  
It's Bourbon County
time of the year again!

For those not on "The List",
we still have some left over.
Very limited supplies. Ask for help.

Those on the list,
come and get yours soon.

We are also expecting a fresh drop of
Wicked Weed tomorrow.
Including some never before available in DC!

Weekend Tasting Schedule!
Friday, December 2nd
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Leopold Brothers
Small batch, handcrafted spirits and liqueur
from Colorado's Family Owned Distillery.

Wine Tasting
Haut de Brun Cotes Du Rhone
Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray
Painous Cava Brut

All wines featured are 10% off during tastings!


Saturday, December 3rd
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Single Malt Scotch Tasting
Old Pulteney, Aged 12 Years
On sale!
Speyburn Highland Single Malt
Aged 10 Years

WE ARE OPEN ON SUNDAYS! 
12 TO 6 PM
Football is here and we have all the
supplies you need to keep that tailgate going!

We can always order you a Keg if
you need one. Just ask!

Build your own 6-pk!
We offer mix-n-match 6-pks
from a variety of over 35 beers!

Our cooler is full of a variety of
delicious meat and cheeses.

We offer a 10% discount for all 6+ bottles of wine


15% for 12+ (Mix and match 750ml only. Champagnes and Sparkling's excluded.)


Join our free and simple Loyalty Program
and automatically receive $10 back for every $200 you spend.

Text 'eyestreet" to 80777
to turn your credit or debit card into a rewards card.
Or sign-up at swipely.com/eyestreet

We carry a large variety of wine, spirits, liqueurs, and beer/craft beer.

Also featured is a selection of cigars and gourmet cheeses, crackers, & meats!


Deliveries are available with a $100 minimum purchase - Call us for details.

SHAW: Plywood Report for Noddle Dog in Blagden Alley

Noddle Dog is a Hong Kong Style Cocktail Bar that is taking over the old Rogue 24 space in Blagden Alley. It will operate as a bar & restaurant (with some entertainment, primarily occasional Karaoke nights and expect Asian New Year celebrations) and offer Hong Hong inspired food and beverages. The business should have about 97 seats with an occupancy of around 135.
The folks at Noddle Dog have gone through the permitting process and the ANC, and are now starting work converting the space. Its pretty early days, but the demo was swift and anyone who remembers the interior of Rogue 24 will (well!) not recognize it now I don't have expectations on an opening time yet, but I will continue to check (as well as update pictures when I can.

A few more pics of the current work
 It is interesting to see that the 'flat' concrete exterior is the only new structure, once the drywall is removed the original stable walls are still present (much like La Colombe next door) The line-up in that stretch of the Alley will be La Colombe, Noddle Dog, and Village Whiskey.
A special note of thanks to Sherman Outhuok at Tally (on 9th Street) for the heads up on the start of construction and for providing all photographs in this article.

Definitely more to come on this project.

WASHINGTON DC: Where to Find Warmer Cocktails to Toast the Holiday Season - Part Two

This winter you can sip through the holidays with warm cocktails from these DC-area restaurants; 
The second of a two part look at who's offering great winter cocktails.

1789 Restaurant, located in a historic Federal townhouse at 1226 36th Street, NW, 20007, will showcase a warm cocktail this winter, a Hot Buttered Rum, (pictured above) which is made from a combination of brown butter-infused rum, warm spiced apple cider, cinnamon and whipped cream.  For something creamy and festive, try the Classic Eggnog. Executive Chef Samuel Kim combines whole milk, heavy cream, and egg yolks to dry ingredients: sugar, rum extract, nutmeg, almond extract, cloves, guar guam and Lambda Carrageenan.  The mixture is then prepared sous-vide by placing it in a zip-close bag before being submerged into an immersion circulated water bath.  The eggnog is cooked at 162 Fahrenheit for ten minutes and given a good stir before cooking for another ten minutes.  The cocktail is then served chilled and topped with freshly grated nutmeg.  Both cocktails are priced at $13, and will be available December 1-31, 2016
 
For more information visit: www.1789Restaurant.com.

Blue Duck Lounge and Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, located at 24th and M Streets, NW, 20037, is offering guests two unique warming cocktails perfect for the season.  Priced at $15 each, the Rittenhouse Rye is made from a combination of yuzu, mulled wine, simple syrup and egg white while the Chartreuse Hot Toddy (pictured above) is made with green chartreuse, genmaicha-infused gin, toasted cardamom and lime.  Both libations are part of the restaurant’s newly unveiled winter cocktail menu, which highlights popular spirits two ways, shaken or stirred, including tequila, rum, vodka, gin, and rye. 
 For additional information visit www.blueducktavern.com and for reservations call (202) 419-6755.

Blackwall Hitch, located on the Alexandria waterfront at 5 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, is excited to debut its new warming cocktail for the winter months.  The Earl’s Honey Toddy (pictured above) made from a combination of Cognac, Honey Jack and Earl Grey syrup is priced at $13 and can be enjoyed at the bar, in the airy dining, or on the restaurant’s rear patio, which offers magnificent views overlooking the Potomac River and which will be tented throughout the winter months.
 For additional information and reservations, call (703) 739-6090 and/or visit www.theblackwallhitch.com.

This winter, All Set Restaurant & Bar, located at 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, will present guests with a seasonal cocktail special sure to warm things up as the temperature drops.  Guests can enjoy All Set's version of a classic Hot Toddy (pictured above) with house-made chai tea syrup, lemon juice, house infused cinnamon whiskey, and a splash of Falernum.  This seasonal cocktail is priced at $5 and is available exclusively on the restaurant’s Happy Hour menu throughout the cool winter months.  Happy Hour is available Monday through Thursday, from 3 PM to 7 PM; Friday and Saturday, from 3 PM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, from 1 PM to 9 PM
 
For additional information or reservations, visit www.allsetrestaurant.com or call (301) 495-8800.

The Rye Bar, located within the Rosewood, Washington DC at 1050 31st Street, NW, 20007, is showcasing four warm cocktails this winter.  New additions to the cocktail menu include the Rye Bar Smoked Coffee (pictured above) with mezcal, rye whiskey, a shot of espresso, Pedro Ximénez sherry, brown sugar and hot water, topped with freshly whipped cream and garnished with medium shaves of spicy dark chocolate; the Applishion, made from a combination of with hot apple cider infused with cinnamon sticks, cloves, fruit, and star anise, Redemption rye, and Cappelletti; Eggnog with eggs, granulated sugar, half and half, cinnamon, nutmeg, Redemption Rye, dark rum, allspice dram and PX, served chilled and garnished with grated nutmeg, as well as the Hot Toddy for Two made from a combination of Buffalo trace bourbon, hot water, honey syrup, lemon juice, rosemary springs, ginger, lemon peel, orange peel and Chamomile tea infused in a hot siphonEach cocktail is priced at $18 and is available throughout the winter months. 
 
For additional information, call (202) 617-2425 or visit http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/washington-dc/dining/the-rye-bar.

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*** Look out for Part Two of this look at warming cocktails for this winter at local restaurants

WASHINGTON DC: Where to Find Warmer Cocktails to Toast the Holiday Season - Part One

This winter you can sip through the holidays with warm cocktails from these DC-area restaurants; 
The first of a two part look at who's offering great winter cocktails.
First up, Lupo Verde, located in the bustling 14th Street corridor at 1401 T Street, NW, 20009, is offering a Caffé de Olla (pictured above) with Don Ciccio & Figli Concerto, rhum, house-made peperoncino liqueur, espresso and a dash of orange bitters.  This special cocktail is priced at $14, and is available throughout the winter.
For more information or reservations, call the restaurant directly at (202) 827-4726 or visit http://www.lupoverdedc.com/.

Legal Sea Foods, with four Washington, DC area locations, offers guests hot libations to ward off the cool winter nights.  Guests can sip an Irish Coffee (pictured above) with Teeling Small Batch Irish whiskey, coffee, Demerara sugar and cream; Hot Toddy with LSP Barrel-elected Eagle Rare 10 Year bourbon, honey, lemon and cloves; Hot Buttered Rum with English Harbour 5 Year and Plantation Original Dark rums, Spice Box syrup, butter and nutmeg, and the Honey Apple Warmer with Bärenjäger Honey liqueur, Laird's Applejack, Spice Box syrup, citrus and cloves.  Cocktails range in price from $8 to $10 and are available throughout the winter months at all four DC area locations:
704 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 347-0007;
Tysons Galleria in Mclean, VA (703) 827-8900;
2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Crystal City, Arlington, VA (703) 415-1200 and
National Hall at Ronald Reagan National Airport (571) 551-5988.
For a complete list of locations visit: http://www.legalseafoods.com/.

Ambar’s Capitol Hill location at 523 8th Street, SE, 20003 is offering a special warmer cocktail from the Ŝumadija region of Serbia, which is known for producing the best quality rakia. The Ŝumadija Hot Toddy (pictured above) is made with a combination of sugar, slivovitz (plum brandy), Becherovka (Eastern European herbal liqueur) and water, garnished with a cinnamon stick and star anise.  This festive drink is typically served on Balkan (Orthodox) Christmas Eve as a part of the holiday celebration.  The Sumadija Hot Toddy is priced at $10 and is available upon request beginning in mid-December.
For additional information call (202) 813-3039 or visit www.ambarrestaurant.com.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at 801 9th Street, NW, 20001, will be offering a special warm cocktail, the Pumpkin Spice Café Cuba Libre,(pictured above) this winter.  Made from a combination of Monin pumpkin spice syrup, Cuban coffee, steamed coconut milk, sugar and cinnamon, the Pumpkin Spice Café Cuba Libre is priced at $5 on its own, and $10 as part of the “Dessert & Coffee Combo” when paired with one of the restaurant’s classic desserts: Mami Totty’s Arroz con Leche, Cuban Flan or the Banana Bread Caramelo.  For those looking to add a little more “spice,” a shot of spiced rum can be added for an additional $8.  Guests can also opt for one of Cuba Libre's classic coffee cocktails including the Coco-Cream Coffee with coconut rum, Cruzan rum cream and Cuban coffee; Bermuda Coffee with Gosling’s Black Seal rum, RumChata and Cuban coffee; Nutty Captain with spiced rum, Frangelico and brewed Cuban coffee, and the Coco-Cream Mocha with coconut rum, El Dorado rum cream and café mocha.  Coffee cocktails are priced at $8 each.
For additional information call (202) 408-1600 or visit www.cubalibrerestaurant.com.

Ashok Bajaj’s Italian hot spot, Bibiana, located at 1100 New York Avenue, NW, 20005, has created 25 new seasonally-inspired drinks, which will be available throughout the month of December as a countdown to Christmas.  Among the list of festive libations are six warm cocktails including the Spicy Hot Chocolate, Dark Tcho Chocolate, Espelette, Calabrian chili, saffron, clove, orange peel and other spices; Hot & Cold Gin Fizz, (pictured above) G’Vine gin, lemon and warm citrus spuma; Hot Buttered Rum, Gosling’s Black Seal rum, house Black Rock Farms apple cider, brown sugar and spiced compound butter; Belladonna, Gold Rum, house Black Rock Farms apple cider and Harney & Sons cranberry; B&B, brandy and Bénédictine, served in a snifter with an orange twist to taste, as well as the Eggnog, with a Twist, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez sherry, Bénédictine and grated nutmeg, served cold with a ginger cookie.  These cocktails are priced at $12 each, and will be available December 1-25, 2016.
For additional information please call (202) 216-9550 or visit www.bibianadc.com.

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*** Look out for Part Two of this look at warming cocktails for this winter at local restaurants

BETHESDA: 'Tis the Season for Stess! Just Meditate Now Open!

Just Meditate opened the doors to its first studio on Monday November 21, 2016. The studio is based at 4928 St. Elmo Avenue, centrally located near the Bethesda Metro Station and Bethesda Row, in the Woodmont Triangle area of Bethesda, Maryland.

With the rise of meditation’s popularity and proven benefits, you would think there would be meditation studios on every corner. But there aren’t, and finding one place with multiple, convenient classes doesn’t exist. “I wanted a place to go, to learn to meditate, that was convenient with classes that fit my varied schedule,” said founder Amy Thaler. "It just didn’t exist. As a single parent and native Washingtonian, I’ve seen and experienced the stress of this city! While the meditation apps are nice, I wanted a place away from my home, with the energy of other people and a teacher I could talk with.”


That’s precisely why Thaler founded Just Meditate. She wanted a way for people to check their “life” at the door and bring more mindfulness into their daily lives. “Going into the holiday season and on the heels of the election, I think people need to settle themselves and their minds more than ever,” said Thaler. Just Meditate offers customized meditation classes as well as private sessions, all taught by meditation experts and innovators. Classes incorporate ancient meditation practices but are delivered with a secular tone, and are guided so students new and experienced can ease into their practice.

“We want to introduce folks to meditation that wouldn’t ordinarily try a meditation class because of the usual overt spirituality of the experience,” said Patricia Ullman, Just Meditate’s Senior Instructor. “Our goal is to bring meditation mainstream. To deliver it in a clean, secular way that makes people comfortable. Meditation has proven benefits such as improving happiness, creativity, and memory; reduces high blood pressure, pain, stress, and anxiety. We want to share those benefits with our community."
There are eight different types of classes such as “Just Meditate” (the 45 minute signature class), “Just Breathe” (focused on deep breathing), “Just Love” (focused on loving kindness, compassion, and acceptance), and “Just Enough,” an abbreviated signature class (only 30 minutes) making it easier for people this busy holiday season to squeeze in time for their well being. Classes are designed for each theme and are led by instructors with vast experience. For more information on our classes and class schedule, click here.
Just Meditate offers all new students their first class for only $10. Those interested can sign-up online to reserve their cushion at www.justmeditate.studio/classes
 For more information visit www.justmeditate.studio. To learn more about Just Meditate or to attend a class, please contact: info@justmeditate.studio.