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Try Out Rialto’s Fresh Pasta During National Pasta Month

Try Out Rialto’s Fresh Pasta During National Pasta Month


The International Pasta Organisation reports that the United States is the leading consumer of pasta, followed by Italy. The United States alone eats approximately 2,700,000 tons of pasta annually, over one million tons more than Italy. During the month of October, making a point to try a new pasta dish, whether at home or in an Italian restaurant, to help celebrate the month.

Pasta in Italian translates to dough, the main ingredient in pastas. The dough can vary widely from wheat to rice, depending on preference or ethnicity. Centuries after the invention of pasta, noodles come in hundreds of shapes and sizes, from the traditional spaghetti to lasagna to rotini.

What happens if something shows up on your mammogram?

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- WUSA 9's Andrea Roane spoke to breast surgeon Dr. Anita McSwain a day before the Mammovan was set to screen people for breast cancer at Broadcast House.

Dr. McSwain talked to us about what happens if an abnormality is seen during your mammogram. 

"Generally the first step is to do what we call a 'core biopsy.' We use a needle. If we determine it's a cancer, we can tell from that biopsy what type generally. Then we have a nice long discussion about treatment options," said McSwain.

If you didn't have insurance for a mammogram to begin with, how do you afford the biopsy? McSwain said,  "Well, there are means in place through GW Medical Faculty and Associates to get the patients the care they need."

If you find the tumor early, it gives you more options for treatment.

Campaign to change Redskins name picks up

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has been quoted as saying he will never change the name of his football team.

But leaders of the Oneida Indian Nation are hoping others can convince him to change his mind, beginning with President Obama who said if it were his team, he would be thinking about it. 

Native American leaders say the name is offensive and they brought their campaign to change the "Redskins" name to Washington, DC on Monday in hopes of getting a meeting, if not attention from the NFL owners who will be meeting here on Tuesday.

The press conference at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Georgetown packed as DC Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton compared the "R" word to the "N" word.

A spokesman for the NFL later confirmed to WUSA9 that a meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation had been set for November 22nd, but added that meeting will probably be held sooner.  

Police: Man exposes himself outside Georgetown University campus

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A student at Georgetown University reported seeing a man standing between two cars at Georgetown University, exposing himself and masturbating, officials said.

The incident happened on October 3 around 10:05 p.m. at the 3300 block of O Street. If you have any information, call Police at (202) 687-4343.

Officials at Georgetown University also advise the following tips:

Pungent smell closes down strip club

Washington, DC (WUSA9)--A pungent smell at a well known Maryland club; live roaches and ants; plus, poor refrigeration issues at one popular chain restaurant.  These are just some of the violations WUSA9's investigative reporter, Russ Ptacek, uncovers in this week's Restaurant Alert.

Click here to see photos from this week's Restaurant Alert and hundreds of other DC area closures.

Inspectors temporarily closed Kim's Key Bridge Exxon, 3607 M Street, NW, DC; Dandy's Carryout,  2008 9th St NW, Washington, DC;  Pho Nam Restaurant, 15924 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, Md.; CiCi's Pizza, 1211 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md.; Chipotle, 907 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Md.; Wing's and Things and Pizza, 310 Main Street, Laurel, MD; Hangar Club, 6410 Old Branch Ave., Temple Hills, Md.

5 Must-Try Old-World Italian Dishes at Rialto

5 Must-Try Old-World Italian Dishes at Rialto


According to the National Restaurant Association, the 980,000 restaurant locations around the nation bring in around $1.8 billion collectively on a typical day. We are a country of people who love to dine out. We have options on every street corner, and often our selection of where to go and what to eat is dictated merely by repeating habits. Next time, rather than sticking with the same old boring restaurant and dishes, consider trying something new, such as Rialto, where you will find Old World Italian dishes with a contemporary flair thrown into the mix!

“It’s fun and interesting to try new places and dishes,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “We have created some great dishes that will provide a culinary vacation for your taste buds. They are must-tries for anyone who considers themselves a foodie or just loves Italian cuisine.”

Here are 5 must-try dishes at the new Rialto restaurant:

Doyle's Deals: Chocolate tour, Medieval Times, name necklace

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- I've been combing through the day's Daily Deals emails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts. We start with a deal for chocolate lovers:

How about a a two-hour Chocolate Tour in Georgetown where you can stop for seven tastings?  Visit Godiva, Pie Sisters, Sprinkles and more to indulge your inner chocoholic.  AmazonLocal has the deal.
You pay $19, down from $50, which is 62 percent off the regular price.

LivingSocial is getting you 33 percent off at Medieval Times in Hanover Maryland.  This is one of it's Best of the Best deals. Pay $39 and get a meal and a show. Kids are $29.

If you loved Carrie's name necklace in Sex And The City, then you'll love this one: with this Groupon, you can get 64 percent off a personalized name necklace from Monogram Online. Many styles are available; so is free shipping. Prices start at $24.99.