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Sweet Rewards: WUSA 9, ABC 7, NBC 4 and Fox 5 broadcasters taste cupcakes to support a great cause

Sweet Rewards: WUSA 9, ABC 7, NBC 4 and Fox 5 broadcasters taste cupcakes to support a great cause

On Tuesday, September 20th, ABC 7's Natasha Barrett hosted the 2nd Annual Cupcakes & Cocktails benefitting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) held at One Lounge, 1606 20th Street, NW. Barrett was joined by fellow ABC 7 broadcasters Alison StarlingLeon Harris and Arch Campbell as well as Fox 5's Steve Chenevey, WUSA 9's Anita Brikman and NBC 4's John Schriffen to judge the cupcake competition.

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

SAINTS CONSTANTINE & HELEN
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival
Celebrates 51st Anniversary in Sept.

 The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church festival celebrates their 51st annual festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16, 17 and 18, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine). The largest and oldest DC Greek Festival is located at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of 16th and Upshur streets in Washington, D.C. Admission is FREE.

Take A Bite Out of Childhood Hunger

Take A Bite Out of Childhood Hunger

Visit participating Corner Bakery Cafes, Boston Markets, Denny's, or Joe's Crab Shack between September 1-24 to support Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. The Corner Bakery will match your donation and treat you to a variety of tasty offers. Receive a free Whoopee Pie with a $1 donation, and with a $5 donation you'll get a book of delicious offers (over a $30 value).

Share Our Strength invests the funds raised through Dine Out For No Kid Hungry in its growing number of state and city-based partnerships and in nonprofit organizations across the country. The investments are focused on helping end childhood hunger in the following ways:

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Mexican Spot?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Mexican Spot?

There is nothing better this time of year then sitting outside with chips, queso and a cold margarita. It’s quite possible that I could eat Mexican every night and be happy. It’s also quite possible that I’d become a bit overweight so I only allow myself to indulge once a week.

Check out some of my favorite restaurants below and vote on yours!

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana- One can't go wrong with anything by Jose Andres. The food is spectacular (I’m partial to the soft tacos)... but the real reason you go to Oyamel is the tableside guacamole, which is better than Rosa Mexicana’s. Get the guacamole spicy and you will not be disappointed. For a fun twist on a margarita, get the Oyamel Margarita; it has whipped salty air on top as apposed to a salted rim. If you are looking for gourmet Mexican food and great cuisine, Oyamel is the place to go.

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Brunch Spot?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Brunch Spot?

Brunch: The best (and only!) reason to get up early on weekends.

 

Blacks Bar & Kitchen- If you like seafood and champagne, this is the best brunch value in the area. Having sampled several of the champagne "flavors" on the menu, I found the Sangria Champagne to be delightful. The brunch buffet was laid out in three tiers. Including roast beef, a made-to-order omelet and quiche in tier 1, shrimp, oysters, clams, salads and salmon in tier 2 and the pastries and desserts were in tier 3. The quality of the food was very good and everything was fresh and tasty. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was very nice. The soft jazz playing in the background was a nice touch.

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Sushi Spot?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Sushi Spot?

 

Sushi has taken off here in the United States. It’s not for everyone, but try it and you may be pleasantly surprised.

All types can be healthy, but you receive more vitamins from sushi made with vegetables, more minerals from sushi that is wrapped in seaweed, and more protein (and omega-3s, depending on the type of fish) from sushi topped with fish.

I love sushi...and Sake bombs so check out a few of my favorite spots and vote on yours!

SushiKo, Chevy Chase: The seared lobster and scallops are delicious and a must-try. My suggestion: If you want to enjoy this restaurant experience, select items that feature ingredient combinations that normally you wouldn’t try.

Raku, Bethesda: Fabulous sushi. Fresh, delicious, and in my opinion they make the best vegetable tempura and fried calamari. The steamed Chicken and Pork dumplings are by far my favorite item on the menu.

Chocolate Factory Tour At SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier

Chocolate Factory Tour At SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier

 

Visit Maryland's first premium chocolate factory on 360 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Saturdays and Sundays from 2- 6 pm, visitors will have the chance to meet the SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier owners, and to learn about the origin of chocolate and how it is grown and processed—from the cacao seeds to the final chocolate that we love. From chocolate bars to Truffles and Bonbons, you will experience a "sweet" educational tour, which also includes a free chocolate tasting!