I’m single and so are plenty of my guy and gal pals.Â Such is the life of many in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas.Â My parents have said, “Pamela, if you ever have kids, how will you feed them? You don’t cook and you always are in restaurants.” To which my answer was, “I will take them to the restaurants with me or order in.” To which they both shook their heads. To which I said,”And kids? Do you know something about me that I don’t?”
Enough about rugrats, how about the fact that most single people are in a bind when it comes to cooking for one.Â The first (and last) time I decided to make a big pot of pasta (I do know how to boil water) for the week when it came to the 3rd night, it was a stare down between the air tight container and me.Â Knowing the slimy, wilted cold noodles would be entering my mouth for the 3rd time in a row brought a bit of bile to my throat.Â I couldn’t bring myself to do it. And believe me, of all the cooking appliances used in my kitchen, the microwave is definitely high on the list. But, I was not in the mood for re-heated old food.Â Therefore, I did what any single would do who was in this predicament. I texted/BBM’d any local pals to see if they wanted to grab dinner. When I found I was too late, I placed a call to my friendly neighborhood deliveryman, who yes, knows me by name and yes, knows what I like to order.
Enter Joe Yonan to the rescue.Â Yonan is a James Beard Award-winning food, travel editor of The Washington Post, and author of the critically acclaimed Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One.Â He’s hosting a single reception and book signing this Thursday night the 30th 6pm-8pm at Cities Restaurant.Â Â So if you are single and ready to mingle around that room in your apartment/condo/house you have heard is called a “kit-chen”, then by all means come on by.Â Who knows? Maybe after this reception and mixer, you may be cooking a romantic dinner for two.
Featuring specially priced Square One Organic Vodka / Honest Tea cocktails, wine and beer selections (cash bar), complimentary FRESHFARM market-sourced hors d’oeuvre selections from Serve Yourself and Cities’ menu
RSVP required by Monday, June 27
$10 cash admission at the door*
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.