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Free Italian Ice Today All Over The Country!

Free Italian Ice Today All Over The Country!

For the past week or two we’ve been experiencing summer-like weather in the District, but today officially marks the first day of spring.

That fact alone gets me excited, but you know what gets me even more excited? 

FREE Italian ice ON the first day of spring.

Rita’s Italian Ice, which has locations all over the country, will celebrate the first day of spring by giving away a free, regular size Italian Ice to all guests today between noon and 9 p.m..

The sweet giveaway is an annual tradition at Rita’s.

Click here to find the Rita’s location near you and celebrate the first day of spring with some cold, icy goodness.

MOUNT VERNON, Va. NATIVE, DANA BAILEY JOINS OCCASIONALLY CAKE in Alexandria, VA.

MOUNT VERNON, Va. NATIVE, DANA BAILEY JOINS OCCASIONALLY CAKE in Alexandria, VA.

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. recently hired Mount Vernon, Va. native, Dana Bailey, 29, as a manager-in-training and a baker. Her favorite cup cake invention is Banana’s Foster, made with banana cake dipped in dulce de leche with rum butter cream icing and sprinkled with brown sugar. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

Bailey is a recent graduate of Stratford University in Woodbridge, Va. with a degree in baking and pastry. Although she spent the past 10 years working in government administration, Bailey knew her ‘calling’ was to be in the kitchen creating and designing cakes. When she’s not whipping up a new cupcake flavor, she enjoys reading and listening to music.

The 2012 Campaign Cocktail Menu Debuts at Local Bar

The 2012 Campaign Cocktail Menu Debuts at Local Bar

As voters in ten states are casting ballots on March 6 in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Kimpton's Topaz Bar located at 1733 N Street, NW, invites area residents to stop by and join in on the action at its Super Tuesday Viewing Party.

Patrons can show their support towards their presidential hopeful by ordering one of the politically-charged cocktails inspired by the four GOP candidates and President Barack Obama.

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

 

Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out

 

March is National Nutrition Month across the country. It’s also an ideal time to look at what we can do to make eating out healthier, especially when you consider that as many as half of the meals that people eat today come from restaurants. In fact, the National Restaurant Association reports that it’s forecasting roughly $631 billion in restaurant sales for 2012. In a typical day across the country, restaurants sell around $1.7 billion worth of food.

Clearly, we are nation that enjoys dining out. But one look at the obesity rates and other health issues makes it apparent that we also need to strive for making healthier meal choices, even when we are at restaurants.

Local Alexandria Restaurant Receives LEED Certification  

Local	 Alexandria Restaurant Receives LEED Certification	   

 

 The following information was sent to us by Jimenez Brownwyn:

A newcomer whose dedication to the environment, community and neighborhood history are ever present throughout the concept and its Local Craft American cuisine, Walker’s Grille located on 6909 Metro Park Drive, Alexandria.

The Grille became the recent award winner of the coveted LEED Gold Certification Award by the U.S. Green Building Council later February. Just as significant, Walker’s Grille is the first reported restaurant recipient of the award in the County of Fairfax and Commonwealth of Virginia.

The award represents Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. 

The Award, "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design," is highly sought after and the timing of the award is perfect in light of Virginia's current energy and policies and those that the State is looking to pass to ensure a more "green" future.

Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Give Away a Week of Free Breakfast

Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Give Away a Week of Free Breakfast

The following information was sent to us by John Flatley:

The 48 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the greater Washington, D.C. area plan to give away free breakfast items beginning Monday, March 5 until Friday, March 9 during regular breakfast hours.