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Local Residents Bring Virginia Wine to Your Pocket

Local Residents Bring Virginia Wine to Your Pocket

Finding the best Virginia wineries this summer is now easier than ever, thanks to Rick Collier and Nancy Bauer. The duo created a mobile guide to the Virginia Wine Country called “Virginia Wine in my Pocket.” This application is now available for $3.99 on iTunes your iPad, iPhone, and iTouch.

Between July and December of last year Rick and Nancy, while still working full-time jobs, went on a tour they dubbed “150 Wineries in 150 Days Tour.” During this time they researched, wrote, and photographed for the application, which they published this past March.

 “I’ve now taken a sabbatical to focus on Virginia Wine in My Pocket, and our first app, called Rehoboth in My Pocket, which was published last year,” said Bauer.

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


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Fiorella Pizzeria e Caffé: Grand Opening Weekend in Maryland’s National Harbor

Fiorella Pizzeria e Caffé: Grand Opening Weekend in Maryland’s National Harbor

It’s all about pizza and Italy at Fiorella Pizzeria e Caffé located in the National Harbor Plaza. Fiorella offers over 30 artisanal thin-crust pizzas in a restaurant where the entire dining area was built in Italy. The walls, booths, tables, chairs, light fixtures, art and sculptures were built in La Spezia, Italy. Once everything arrived on site at National Harbor, a team of highly skilled Italian craftsmen, carpenters and masons (who have never before been to America) arrived to do the installation.

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.


City Square Café, located in Old Town Manassas, Va. hosts Mother’s Day Brunch specials on Sun., May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring:  Tropical Salmon, a grilled salmon over avocado slices in a mango salsa; Frittata, made Prosciutto ham with sautéed onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, parmesan cheese and thyme, topped with a petit salad of spring greens in Italian vinaigrette and served with home fries; the French Toast, a fresh French croissant deep in egg batter, grilled and filled with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream; and Stuffed Crêpes with two savory crepes stuffed with sausage, mushroom and spinach in a cheddar sauce served with home fries. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

The regular brunch menu will also be served. Mother’s Day specials range from $10.95 to $16.95.

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


Cinco de Mayo Festivities at City Square Cafe


Taquitos, Enchiladadas, Sopapillas Featured at Old Town Manassas Bistro

City Square Café of Manassas, Va. will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thurs., May 5 for all day festivities presenting homemade dishes, like taquitos, camarones, taco, enchiladas, as well as sopapillas and specialty drinks, like margaritas, sangria and Mexican beers. Call 703.369.6022 for more information.