Things You Should Know About Shrimp

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Shrimp cocktail is on practically every holiday menu, but many of my clients aren’t sure if they should avoid shrimp or dig in. If you’re a seafood eater and you enjoy these crustaceans, either chilled or in hot dishes, here are seven things you should know.

One medium shrimp provides about 7 calories, which means a dozen add up to less than 85 calories—roughly 15 less than a 3-ounce chicken breast (about the size of a deck of cards in thickness and width). One jumbo shrimp, the type often served in shrimp cocktail, contains about 14 calories, and a teaspoon of cocktail sauce provides 5, so three jumbo shrimp, each with a teaspoon of cocktail sauce as an appetizer, adds up to less than 60 calories, about 10 less than just one pig in a blanket, and 20 less than two mini empanadas or two mini quiche. Continue reading

Eating Out as a Family

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When kids have trouble with attention, self-control and social skills, eating out as a family can be challenging. But whether it’s a nice meal or a quick bite, dining out has real benefits, too.

Many kids don’t like trying new things, especially food. And those with sensory or flexibility issues may find it extra difficult. But it’s good for kids to have different experiences. If your child won’t order anything new for herself, see if she’ll have just one bite of your dish. Low-stakes opportunities like this will help her learn that it’s important keep an open mind. You can do this at home, too, when you cook new things.

7 health benefits of salmon to improve your vitality

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1. Eating salmon is beneficial in the treatment of osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions. Salmon contains small proteins called bioactive peptides. One in particular, called calcitonin, has been shown to increase, regulate and stabilize collagen synthesis in human osteoarthritic cartilage. This salmon-found protein also improves bone density and strength.

2. Eating salmon reduces risk of depression. The brain is 60 percent fat and most of that is the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which is critical it is for brain function and a healthy nervous system. Eating salmon regularly has been associated with reducing the risk and incidence of depression, hostility in young adults and cognitive decline in the elderly. Continue reading

Casual Elegant Atmosphere

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At Madigan’s Waterfront every dining experience is special and unique. Dine by candlelight or the shimmering stars in season. While we offer formal dining at our waterfront restaurant, our guests can also kick back for some casual waterfront dining on our TOPSIDE DECK. Also visit our TOPSIDE TIKI BAR in the summer months. A full menu is available on the TOPSIDE DECK.

The expansive partially covered OUTSIDE DECK and TIKI BAR is especially attractive on summer evenings, where you can enjoy drinks and food served in season, and watch for Ospreys flying down the Occoquan River. Our staff can set up great seatings for all occasions.

If you are looking for entertainment and great bands then Madigan’s Waterfront is where you want to be. Check out our Calendar Page for all the latest bands and events and come and enjoy our fully stocked bar and dance floor.