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Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Summer Drink?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Summer Drink?

The 9 to 5 grind stressing you out? What better way to start the weekend then planning where you will spend your Friday and Saturday nights? 

If you are looking to mix up the usual night out and the typical drink: Vodka soda, splash of Cranberry or Pineapple? Look no further.

Put a spin on the traditional with a few of my favorite summer cocktails.


Uncle Julio’s Swirl Margarita in Bethesda, Md:

The Swirl layers margarita with Uncle Julio's secret sangria is a shockingly good frozen marriage alternated in decadent layers. Can’t go wrong with this double duo, accompanied by chips and salsa!

Carmine's Watermelon Cricket in DC:

Best of Washington Happy Hour at Bethesda Row

 Best of Washington Happy Hour at Bethesda Row

Join LivingSocial on Wednesday, June 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the last happy hour of the best of season!

The row will be blocked off and guests will enjoy complimentary food and drink from Bethesda Row's numerous participating restaurants and shops including: Redwood, Jaleo, Mon Ami Gabi, Assaggi, Taylor Gourmet, Lebanese Taverna, Georgetown Cupcake, and Dolcezza!


Favorite Friday's: What's Your Favorite Restaurant in Gaithersburg?


Today’s Favorite Friday idea came to fruition when I was visiting my friend in Gaithersburg, Md. I was starved and we wanted something to eat. We chose Vasilis Mediterranean Grill, because we were in the mood for outside seating and I was craving a Greek salad full of olives and feta. Every item on the menu is made on-site so it is very fresh and the bread is right out of the oven. The salad was amazing and the hummus had the perfect blend of olive oil and seasoning.

Here are a few other options to try in the area:

One of my best friends is Peruvian and he introduced me to Peruvian food, which I thoroughly enjoy. Sardis Pollo a La Brasa is very good and they give you a huge portion for a great price (under $10.00 dollars). I always get a charbroiled quarter chicken (so juicy!) that comes with two sides. I chose Yuca, which is a favorite and the vegetable of the day. I have heard that the Pollo Saltado is delicious and will try that when I return.

UNO’S Asks For “Cheesiest” Photos To Celebrate National Dairy Month


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My Kind Of Senor-Rita

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

Finally something that tastes as good as it looks in the picture. Rita's an ice cream parlor standing by its' mission of providing "Ice Cream Custard Happiness" has become a popular choice amongst District of Columbia and Maryland area residents. Originally started in the summer of 1984, Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, opened his first store in Bensalem, Pa, deciding to name the then small time ice cream business after his wife, Rita. Initially developing the perfect flavors alongside his mother Elizabeth, the team concentrated on using fresh fruit and natural products in order to provide customer satisfaction.

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby joined Ridgewells in February 2011 with a background of 15 years in world cuisine. Gadsby specialty is progressive American cuisine. In his capacity as Corporate Chef, Gadsby is responsible for overseeing and directing the culinary vision of Ridgewells’ Social, Corporate, and Major Events Division.

He did not disappoint when debuting his Taste of Spring menu, last month, for a group of Metro DC tastemakers.  The menu included:


Torched Yellow Tail

Sweet Corn Agnolotti

A Study of Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Poached Arctic Char

Wagyu Sirloin of Beef

Cheese Flight

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Popcorn Ice Cream

Roasted Peanut Caramel

Root Beer Gelee


Area Restaurants, Nonprofits to Serve Up Hunger Relief

 Area Restaurants, Nonprofits to Serve Up Hunger Relief

--Annual Thanksgiving in February Fundraising Event Raises Public Awareness & Critical Funds to Combat Growing Need in Montgomery County--