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Chick-fil-A Restaurant Opening Nov. 18 in Crystal City

The following was sent to us by Cindi Pickett of CP Communications Inc.:

CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Nov. 18, 2010) The Chick-fil-A® restaurant chain and its renegade Cows, who this year mark 15 years of encouraging people to “Eat Mor Chikin,” will celebrate the Nov. 18 opening of Crystal City’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant by awarding a free year’s supply of Chick-fil-A to the first 100 adults in line that morning at the new location.

 Started seven years ago as an idea for an Arizona restaurant opening, Chick-fil-A’s First 100 Celebration has become the signature event of each grand opening around the country. The chain’s loyal customers often arrive 24 hours in advance of the opening -- no matter the location or weather conditions.

Global Dining Week on the Pike

From November 8th until November 14th, Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization brings to you 8 Pike restaurants offering a culinary trip to 4 different continents. Participating restaurants include Atilla's, Dama Restaurant, The Salsa Room, Mantee Thai, P. Brennan's Irish Pub, Twisted Vines, Rincome Thai, and Abi Restaurant. Special prices will be offered! Find your itinerary for this culinary excursion today.

Three Leesburg Restaurants Featured in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants 2010


From the Town of Leesburg – In the November 2010 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine, three Leesburg restaurants are featured in the magazine’s annual list of the area’s 50 Best Restaurants.  All three restaurants—Lightfoot Restaurant, Tuscarora Mill, and The Wine Kitchen—are also recognized as “Destination Restaurants” by Visit Loudoun (www.visitloudoun.org).  

“Northern Virginia Magazine’s recognition of these remarkable Leesburg restaurants accurately showcases the growing culinary arts culture in Leesburg,” commented Ara Bagdasarian, chair of Leesburg’s Economic Development Commission.

Food Cart Craze Not Limited to the District

Food carts have become increasingly popular in Washington D.C. But you don't have to venture into the city to enjoy some fabulous curbside cuisine! In Ballston, two weeks ago the Taco Carrito hit the streets offering a variety of tacos, beef chili, guacamole, rice, and beans. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and set up shop right across the street from the Ballston metro.

Just near the tacos, you can find Solar Crêpes, a boutique mobile crêperie that has only been around the Ballston neighborhood for a few months. This cart offers all organic, seasonal, locally-grown food options. Besides offering both sweet and savory crêpes, Solar Crêpes offers fresh fruits and vegetables, Amish yogurts, vintage soda pop, fair-trade coffee, and various French pastries.


FREE Scary Face Pancakes This Friday at IHOP

The following was sent to us by Amanda Kelly of Wills Communications, Inc.:

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in the DC area will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give something back to the communities in which it operates.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment to Host Gala October 27

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) are preparing for their biggest funddraiser of the year: Hallowgreen Gala. The gala is Wednesday, October 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Salsa Room located at 2619 Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA.

The gala will include a costume contest, refreshments, a cash bar, eco-horror displays and music by Trees on Fire. There will also be a VIP reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Twisted Vines, 2803 Columbia Pike. Buy your tickets online today!


New Eateries Coming Soon to Ballston

New coffee shops and eateries are popping up like crazy on Wilson Boulevard in the Ballston community of Arlington, VA. Just recently Pizza Autentica opened and seems to be attracting big crowds – have you tried it? Just a hop, skip, and a jump down the street from this new pizza joint, another pizza spot will be opening up soon: Rustico.  Rustico will feature hearth fired pizzas and “way too many beers.”