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DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

DONATE COATS for SERVE at MONZA; GET $25 MONZA/CARMELLO’s GIFT CARD

Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE of Manassas, Va. in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Fridays and Saturdays in January at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Winter is here, and we’re all pulling out our warm coats, many of us have more than one, while the neediest of our community go without a proper coat for the coldest of days,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “Help us support SERVE by dropping off a coat, and warm up with a free hot cocoa and gift card,” said Pires.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry is a $683.4 billion industry. To celebrate the success of the restaurant industry, hundreds of participating restaurants in Washington, DC will offer a week of 3-course meals at a special price. This is the perfect time to try out a new restaurant on your “must-try” list. One such restaurant, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, is serving an amazing lunch and dinner menu with three courses for this special occasion from August 11th – August 17th, 2014, and with a restaurant week extension from August 18th – August 24th.

“We are thrilled to participate in an event such as Restaurant Week here in our city,” affirms Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. “We are using the opportunity to offer a taste of what makes our restaurant unique---great food with a selection of delicious wines from all over the world.”

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna

Boffi-Maxalto's Summer Kickoff with Chef Roberto Donna
Showroom Managers Julia Walter and Brian Fell along with Boffi's Lilian Leong and Maxalto's Thor Ochs welcome guests for an evening soiree Boffi-Maxalto held a Summer Soiree on June 26 at the Boffi-Maxalto Showroom, 3320 M Street NW in Cady's Alley/Georgetown. Boffi-Maxalto kicked off summer with specially-created hors d'oeuvres by renown Chef Roberto Donna, Esquire's 2012 Chef of the Year, as well as a Prosecco tasting with Altaneve. The chef was interacting with guests while preparing risotto in one of the Boffi kitchens.

Custom Home on the Market Embraces Convenient and Quaint Neighborhood of Lyon Village

Custom Home on the Market Embraces Convenient and Quaint Neighborhood of Lyon Village

This elegant classic colonial on the market offers exquisite detailing, the latest modern amenities, and the opportunity to take in the spring season with its outdoor patio and kitchen

The Neighborhood

Walking down mature tree-lined sidewalks to the neighborhood parks, playgrounds and nearby shopping contributes to the small-town feel of Lyon Village, one of Arlington’s most sought after residential communities. Frank Lyon purchased this land, formerly Robert Cruit’s 19th century weekend and holiday estate and dairy farm, and established Lyon Village, a true community that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1923. Colonial, Tudor and Classical Revival styles are among the distinctive homes within the neighborhood, which embraces the custom brick home at 1839 N. Herndon Street as one of its own.

From the Beginning

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.

Rialto Serves up Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

Rialto Serves up Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is traditionally for lovers and celebrating one’s love for another. People choose to show their love in various ways, including by purchasing gifts. Each year billions are spent on candy, flowers, and jewelry. One way that people can make the night even more special is to dine on some aphrodisiacs, which are those foods that are believed to arouse sexual desire or excitement.

“We may never know exactly which foods will get someone in the mood and which ones won’t,” explains Ryan Fichter, the executive chef at Rialto, a new Italian restaurant in Georgetown. “But there are some foods that many people believe are more prone to helping someone get in the mood. Never hurts to start by trying those dishes and increasing your chances for a great evening.”

Rialto will be serving up a special Valentine’s Day dinner that features some of these popular aphrodisiacs: