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Cupcake Class at Wildfire

Cupcakes have truly been all the rage. Now you and your kids can learn how to bake, frost, decorate, and devour your very own delicious cupcakes! On Saturday, September 25, Wildfire is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family. WUSA9 Reporter Jessica Doyle is hosting the class with her daughter Sophia along with Wildfire Executive Chef Steven Lukis with his son Spencer.

This hands-on cupcake class will be held at the Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, VA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per adult and this covers up to 2 kids. Part of the proceeds will go to Food for Others, which is the largest distributor of free food to people in need in the Northern Virginia area.

Make your reservations now by contacting Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110.

DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-270-1500

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-5123

Vintage Crystal Will Serve Up Tapas and Tequila Yet Again

The Crystal City Business Improvement District is bringing the 4th annual Vintage Crystal on Sunday, September 19th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at 220 20th Street South in Arlington, VA. Part of Crystal City BID’s goal is to promote the vibrant Crystal City restaurants, so going off of last year’s Latin theme, there will be more than 30 different wines from Spain and South America, as well as tequila, and tasty tapas.

Some of the 25 local restaurants participating include CC Bistro, Cabot Creamery, Restaurant Mez, Salsa La Glorias, Lebanese Taverna, and Zpizza. There will be over 30 different wine selections from Spain, Argentina, and Chile. Jazz music will fill the streets and local Latin American dance groups will light up the stage. But the dancing is not limited to these performers! Attendees can join in on the Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha with lessons provided by the Salsa Room.

Have a Sweet Tooth? The Bakeshop Has New Treats!

The Bakeshop (www.bakeshopVA.com), located at 1025 North Fillmore Street in Arlington, VA is offering some new goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. The Bakeshop continues to offer a fresh lineup of your favorite cupcakes and cookies, but now there is something new: ice cream made from scratch.

They are also creating several new vintage treats and recreations of your favorite childhood treats such as chipwiches and oatmeal cream pies. These two treats have been especially popular according to Confectionary Architect Justin (aka Sugar Master, Mr. Cupcake, The Sprinkler). And for those brutally hot summer days, the Bakeshop is offering Breaking Ball Roasters iced coffee.

“World Fare: A Street Food Festival” at Willow Restaurant

A local chapter of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs will be hosting their annual fundraiser on Sunday, October 3rd at Willow Restaurant in Arlington. WCR was first founded in 1993 by eight of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs and has now grown to over 2,000 members.

The annual fundraiser at will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature delicious dishes from local women chefs. The theme of the fundraiser is “World Fare” and there will be street fare style food samples. There will also be fun door prizes and a variety of wines, beers, and spirits. The WCR is predicting that more than 300 people will be attending the fundraiser from the greater DC metropolitan area.

Going along with the mission of WCR, which is to promote and enhance the education, advancement and connection of women in the culinary industry, the World Fare proceeds will go to scholarship and internship programs for women in culinary arts.