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Junior League of Washington’s Tossed & Found Sale

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Curbside Cookoff!

Looking for something different for lunch today or dinner tomorrow… or any meal in between?  Head down to CityCenterDC between 11am and 9pm today or tomorrow to sample bites from over 20 of DC’s best food trucks!  There will also be great music and art performances taking place around the square.  Some of the vendors I’m looking forward to checking out tomorrow are District TacoBBQ Bandidos and Eat Sauca.  For more information, visit the event’s webpage here.

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Cherry, Cherry, Bo Berry…


Ok, I know you’ve been waiting for it and I finally got it together…  Here’s your list of culinary indulgences for the Cherry Blossom Festival!

Buzz Bakery will be doing cherry infused cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for $2.75 each. They are also offering cherry almond granola.  And to wash down those cupcakes they’re serving up a Cherry Cordial Latte (1883 Routin Cherry Syrup imported from the French Alps and Buzz Homemade Chocolate Sauce) made with Illy Espresso. YUM!

Equinox will be serving up creative cherry cocktails and cherry-inspired snacks as Equinox springs into a Cherry Blossom-inspired Happy Hour beginning March 20, 2009. Every Friday from 5-7 pm starting March 20 until June 21, 2009, happy hour customers can sip on unique cherry cocktails while enjoying complimentary snacks provided by Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Equinox Todd Gray and Pastry Chef Melanie Parker.

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company has been busy whipping up Cherry Blossom Picnic Basket packed with mouthwatering barbeque and delicious desserts. The cherry-themed lunch to go includes a rack of ribs, spicy grilled chicken wings, two sides, honey jalapeno cornbread, cherry pie and cherry soda for a steal at $44.99.

Ici Urban Bistro is serving up foie gras, cherry almond crumble and more cherry inspired cocktails that one could down.

From savory to sweet, Restaurant 3 has a menu sprinkled with cherry-filled delights. The Clarendon neighborhood restaurant will brighten the festival with their featured entrée of Grilled American Lamb Loin with a cherry bourbon demi glace and served with roasted mushrooms, wilted spinach, goat cheese & orzo pasta, priced at $26. Executive Chef Brian Robinson will also roll out a tempting Cherry Cobbler with a sugar cookie crust topped with homemade cherry vanilla swirl ice cream, priced at $7. Mixologist Ria Freydberg will be shaking up Cherry Towns, which feature raspberry vodka, Bing cherry and rose-infused syrup, fresh orange juice and cherry bitters.

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The District Domestic on Fox 5

downloadedfileI was on Fox 5 this morning with Holly Morris in a piece promoting Chicks with Chips, a charitable women’s poker tournament and cocktail competition scheduled for this Sunday.
If you missed it, here’s a link to part of the piece, and here’s the link to the segment where I demonstrated how to make a poker table at home.

Poker loving philanthropists can buy in for just $65 for a chance to win $500 or dinner at Restaurant 3 all while supporting New Endeavors by Women, a charity that helps women take control of their lives and move out of homelessness.

And for the men wishing to cheer on their ladies, Classic Cigars and British Goodies of Clarendon, Virginia will be offering cigar rolling and discussion on the Patio, and Restaurant 3 will be offering Scotch tastings in the lounge.

The tournament and cocktail competition is Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Restaurant 3 in Clarendon, Virginia from 2 pm to 6 pm. For reservations to ‘Chicks with Chips’ please call Restaurant 3 at 703-524-4440


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Don’t Forget: Tomorrow is St. Nicholas Day!

susan-sealsDon’t forget to leave out your stockings or your shoes as tonight’s the night St. Nicholas comes…

As children we always celebrated St. Nicholas Day – just sometimes it was on December 5 and sometimes December 6 – my mom could never remember which day it was!  So on the eve of which ever day she thought it was that year, we’d leave out our shoes and in the morning, they’d be on our chair at breakfast filled with nuts, coins and candy.

Here’s a little history of this religious holiday… Traditional celebrations of St. Nicholas Day in Northern Europe included gifts left in children’s shoes (the origin of our American Christmas Stockings).  Good children receive treats – candies, cookies, fruit, nuts, while naughty children receive lumps of coal.  Sometimes coins were left in shoes, reminiscent of the life-saving dowries he once provided.  Today, especially in families of German descent, children still put a shoe outside their bedroom doors on the eve of St. Nicholas Day, and expect to find candy and coins in the morning.

To learn all about St. Nicholas click here.

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Advance Screening of Four Christmases

four-christmasesLIA’S and Warner Brothers have teamed up for the advance screening of Four Christmases on November 20th.  To get screening passes go to GoFoBo and enter promo code “FILM6865”

And after the movie, bring the pass to LIA’S for free dessert with the purchase of any entree, sandwich or pizza!

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This Weekend: The Metropolitian Cooking and Entertaining Show

This weekend the Metropolitian Cooking and Entertaining Show hits DC with major headliners including Paula Dean, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and several local chefs taking to the stage over the course of Saturday and Sunday.  At the Washington Convention Center, mill through hundreds of great vendors selling products and watch chef demonstrations. You can even tempt your palate with boutique wines, micro brew beers and spirits at the Beer, Wine & Spirits Tasting.

metro_logo_dcLast year we discovered several companies we really like including CurrySimple and Nutty Girl.

For more information and to purchase tickets go here.

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Lighting to Unite!

Last night, tonight and tomorrow night, Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter brings his artistry to Washington National Cathedral for a spectacular exterior illumination of the south and west sides, in celebration of the Cathedral’s centennial. Numerous vivid images will be projected directly on the Cathedral sunset to midnight, illustrating its mission of reconciliation, spotlighting its role as a spiritual beacon for the nation, and proclaiming hope for all humankind.

I went to check it out last night and have to say, it was pretty amazing. The intensity of the colors being projected onto the cathedral was astonishing! Here are a couple of pictures I took. For more information, click here.

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DC’s own Food & Wine Festival!!!


Get your tickets now for next weekend’s International Wine and Food Festival!

More than 280 international and domestic wineries will provide samples of more than 1,100 wines at this festival featuring wine and food tasting, cooking demonstrations and seminars. And if you buy your ticket by the end of the day today, you’ll save $10.

Speakers at the Wine and Food Festival include Doug Frost, one of three people in the world to have achieved the titles of Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, and Gloria Maroti Frazee, Director of Education for the “Wine Spectator” School. The festival will also feature celebrity chefs from leading Washington restaurants such as 1789, Cafe Rustico, and Equinox.

And if wine just isn’t you’re thing, you’re in luck as this year there will also be spirit and high-end beers available as part of the Grand Tasting!

The Details:
February 29 from 7-10pm (Grand Cru Opening Night Tasting)
March 1 – 2, 2008 from 2-6pm
Price: $95 – $175

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