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My Kind Of Senor-Rita

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

Finally something that tastes as good as it looks in the picture. Rita's an ice cream parlor standing by its' mission of providing "Ice Cream Custard Happiness" has become a popular choice amongst District of Columbia and Maryland area residents. Originally started in the summer of 1984, Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, opened his first store in Bensalem, Pa, deciding to name the then small time ice cream business after his wife, Rita. Initially developing the perfect flavors alongside his mother Elizabeth, the team concentrated on using fresh fruit and natural products in order to provide customer satisfaction.

The Arlington Capital View Hotel Opens in Style

The Arlington Capital View Hotel Opens in Style

 

Last night the Renaissance Hotels celebrated their newest addition: The Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City. The Grand Opening party was a truly memorable experience and marked the completion of the hotel property. 

“We are extremely excited to show off this modern property and to invite our community and guests to join us in an exclusive grand opening experience with electrifying talent, exquisite cuisine and a first class view of our nation’s capital,” said Tina Edmundson, senior vice president of Lifestyle Brands for Marriott International, Inc.

Free Ice Cream In The D.C. Metro Area This Evening? Yes, Please!

Free Ice Cream In The D.C. Metro Area This Evening?  Yes, Please!

 

Häagen-Dazs is offering free ice cream to their loyal patrons today, May 10, at their various locations throughout the country.

Visit the ice cream shop between 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and get a scoop of the flavor of your choice for free.

Northern Virginia Chick-fil-A Restaurants Host Teacher Appreciation Week

Northern Virginia Chick-fil-A Restaurants Host Teacher Appreciation Week

From Katherine Strate:

The 16 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the Northern Virginia Area (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier Counties and the City of Arlington) are hosting a Teacher Appreciation Week for all K-12 educators and administrators from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6.

Educators may receive one free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Biscuit during breakfast hours or any free Chick-fil-A Sandwich of their choice for lunch or dinner with a valid school ID. Customers are encouraged to check with their local restaurant to determine participation and hours.

“Our teachers do so much to support the future of Northern Virginia,” said franchise Operator Peter Kim of Chick-fil-A in Chantilly. “We want to use this week to honor all educators and thank them for their service to our community.” 

Limit one free Chick-fil-A® offer per person, per day. Must be present and show your K-12 staff ID.

HOMEMADE MOTHER’s DAY BRUNCH SPECIALS at City Square Cafe

City Square Café, located in Old Town Manassas, Va. hosts Mother’s Day Brunch specials on Sun., May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring:  Tropical Salmon, a grilled salmon over avocado slices in a mango salsa; Frittata, made Prosciutto ham with sautéed onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and thyme, topped with a petit salad of spring greens in Italian vinaigrette and served with home fries; the French Toast, a fresh French croissant deep in egg batter, grilled and filled with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream; and Stuffed Crêpes with two savory crepes stuffed with sausage, mushroom and spinach in a cheddar sauce served with home fries. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

The regular brunch menu will also be served. Mother’s Day specials range from $10.95 to $16.95.

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby joined Ridgewells in February 2011 with a background of 15 years in world cuisine. Gadsby specialty is progressive American cuisine. In his capacity as Corporate Chef, Gadsby is responsible for overseeing and directing the culinary vision of Ridgewells’ Social, Corporate, and Major Events Division.

He did not disappoint when debuting his Taste of Spring menu, last month, for a group of Metro DC tastemakers.  The menu included:

 

Torched Yellow Tail

Sweet Corn Agnolotti

A Study of Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Poached Arctic Char

Wagyu Sirloin of Beef

Cheese Flight

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Popcorn Ice Cream

Roasted Peanut Caramel

Root Beer Gelee

 

RSVP Catering offers Wasabi Deviled Eggs for Mother's Day

RSVP Catering offers Wasabi Deviled Eggs for Mother's Day

From Bunny Polmer:

Whether you celebrate Mother’s Day by treating Mom to breakfast in bed, a picnic in the park, or by hosting a backyard barbeque for the extended family, here’s a recipe that will add a little zing to Mom’s special day. Honor your mother this year on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8. Call RSVP Catering, 2930 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031 (703) 573-8700 or click on www.rsvpcatering.com.

 

  Wasabi Deviled Eggs
12 large eggs
2 qts.water
1T. kosher salt
½ cup wasabi mayonnaise
1 t. Dijon mustard
2t. lemon juice
dash of black pepper, freshly ground
½ oz. jar caviar (optional)