‘Chups Thanksgiving Guide 2015

It’s almost here. The day for giving thanks. But mostly, the holiday completely devoted to … eating. Only in America. (Shhh, Canada. It’s different.)

There are some obvious ways for you to integrate ‘Chups into your turkey day, such as using our seasonal cranberry flavor in place of the sometimes polarizing canned version of the fruit. But we’re compiling a list of our recipes to help you think outside the box this Thursday.

Because after all, we’re all about breaking old traditions and making new ones.


Country Ham Biscuit: Eat this beauty to fuel your kitchen marathon and tide you over until the feast OR use some of the leftover ham from dinner for a Friday morning treat.


Cherry Kale Slaw: A flavor-packed side that will please the eaters who may be looking for a lighter option than the green bean casserole. And there is KALE. Trendy Thanksgiving? Check.


Brussels Sprout & Gorgonzola Salad: Another idea for a salad option on your Thanksgiving table. This recipe, using chopped, raw brussels sprouts stays strong and crunchy for much longer than your average, leafy salad, which bodes well for those who want prep, prep, prep.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts: We know what you are thinking. MORE brussels sprouts?? Yes. MOAR. These are so easy and yummy, you shouldn’t be patronizing us, you should be THANKING us. (‘Tis the season, guys.)


Shrimp Cocktail: So, Thanksgiving might be one of the few dinner parties where appetizers are generally frowned upon (like any of us will need more food). But alas, sometimes it’s good to offset early cocktails with a light cocktail sauce! This recipe is served with shrimp but we also recommend deliciously in-season oyster!

We hope you have an extra yummy (and political debate-free?) Thanksgiving this year!

For more ideas on how to spread your ‘Chups this season and year-round, check out our ever-growing recipes page!


The Cherry ‘Slaw Dog

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Putting ketchup on hot dogs might be a contentious topic for some, but it’s not for us. The answer is always “YES” or more importantly, “WHICH FLAVOR?”

Today’s delicious meat sandwich features our cherry flavor atop an Italian sausage and a mound of homemade coleslaw, diced jalapeños, and crispy fried onions. For this sort of monster ‘dog, we recommend a split-top bun. It’s the best vehicle for the job.

Grilling season, never end.

5 Things that Made Us Hangry This Week

Best friends forever right here👆

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1. Korean tacos created & captured by @TaKorean

TaKorean is one of our favorite DC fast casual restaurants. Their tacos are flavorful and beautiful, with delicious kale slaws and juicy, tender meats. Get the goods in a corn tortilla or as a salad bowl–either way is satisfying and memorable.

Sausage, egg, cheese, and pesto, thanks to @bethesdabagels #dcdining #districteats #breakfast

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2. Bethesda Bagels sandwich captured by @DCDining

Because we do not honor enough breakfast food porn in 5 Things and it is one of our favorite meals of the day. (Along with lunch and dinner). Although, we’d eat a bagel sandwich at any time of day. Especially this looker.

3. SlenderSeven Cookie Dough created & captured by @SlenderSeven

Calling all raw cookie dough lovers–you MUST try SlenderSeven’s eggless, gluten-free cookie dough. Less calories than a spoonful of peanut butter, it’s a guilty pleasure without the guilt. We cannot get enough! Here it is featured on a S’more. S’yum.

How can you say no to this??? Thanks @spoon_au for the post!

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4. Steak & Frites created & captured by @MediumRareDC

If you have not been to the DC gem that is Medium Rare (Barracks Row & Cleveland Park), you must put it at the top of your culinary bucket list. Delicious steaks and fries in very generous portions–it’s fantastic. And don’t forget to order the carrot cake.

5. “Made by Friends” sundae created & captured by @icecreamjubilee

Look at this epic monster mound of ice cream and other delicious DC treats! To celebrate their 1 year anniversary, Ice Cream Jubilee created this work of art using creations by other DC producers such as Capital Candy Jar and District Doughnut.