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Chipotle BOORITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food

This was sent to us by Katherine Newell Smith KNS Promotion Inc.:

Chipotle is presenting “BURRITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” ...and it is a bit different than BOORITO of years past.

Here’s how it works: stop by any Chipotle on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 between 6pm and closing time dressed up as a Horrific Processed Food item and, as a thank you for a $2 donation, you will get a huge, gourmet burrito made to your specifications. Chipotle will then donate up to $1 million dollars to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Are You An Anonymous Gifter?

What if you could give just $25 and know that it would make a considerable difference to someone right here in our area?

Now at Panera: Pink Ribbon Bagel to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Panera Bread's signature Pink Ribbon Bagel is back for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera Bread has Northern Virginia locations in Arlington, Falls Church, Bailey's Crossroads, Alexandria, Merrifield, McLean, Virginia, West Springfield, Fairfax and Reston participating for the 10th year in a row to help support the fight against breast cancer.

The bagels will be sold throughout the month of October and the participating bakery-cafes will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel to the Inova Health Systems Life with Cancer Program. Not only will the bagel support breast cancer awareness, it is also delicious! The bagel includes cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.

ArtWorks Celebration and Sale at Whitlow’s

This was sent to us by the Community Residences, Inc.:

Arlington Artworks, a therapeutic art program of Community Residences, Inc., will hold a fundraiser cocktail party on October 19 at Whitlow’s on Wilson in Clarendon. Arlington ArtWorks provides creative outlets and personal growth opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses. Throughout the evening, guests will meet the artists and the program’s creator Laurie Barton, LPC.

The ArtWorks fundraiser cocktail party will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19 at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Va. Attendees will meet Ms. Barton and the artist while browsing among fused-glass creations, candles, paintings, jewelry, sculptures and weavings
created by Arlington ArtWorks artists. Each artist will receive 50% of the profit from his or her artwork sales, while the remaining proceeds will support the continuation of the program.

Chez Andree - A Hidden Jewel!

Sound familiar?  It's Friday evening, the work week is done and the last thing you want to do is go home and cook!  So don't!  Really, it's as simple as that!  We all know that there are hundreds of places you can go in and around the Arlington area but I've GOT to take this opportunity to tell you about one of my favorite places!  The title of the story says it all:  Chez Andree - A Hidden Jewel - and that's exactly what it is!  Located on West Glebe Rd., just a couple of blocks from Del Ray in Alexandria is this wonderful, quaint country French restaurant.  I can't say enough about the service, the atmosphere or the food!  Really, it's a little slice of heaven.  Their escargot is yummy, but nothing - and I mean nothing - compares to their homemade French onion soup!  One of my favorite dishes, I've yet to find it done better anyplace else!  Their rack of lamb or steak au poivre?  Superb!  How about duck l'or

Favorite Restaurant

So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

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The Arlington Community Tries to Save the Westover Beer Garden

A year ago, the Westover Market opened a small beer garden that has been embraced by the community. On weekend nights, it is the best place to meet your neighbors; a family friendly place where kids dance to live music and neighbors share drinks and stories. It is one of the places that make the town of Westover such a unique and tight-knit community. Unfortunately, after receiving a noise complaint, the county zoning commission forced the Beer Garden to go silent.