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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 in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Sat.,
Dec. 7 during the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. Coat donations will be accepted from

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. Monza is also offering a half-priced pizza lunch after the parade. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“We all feel the drop in temperature, and for those in need, sometimes one warm coat is hard to come by which is why we wanted to help collect as many coats as possible for the our local SERVE program,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “SERVE has been instrumental in helping the neediest of our community and we hope people will be able to help us be able to give back, and enjoy a free coffee and gift card on us,” said Pires.

Free Parking for the Holidays in Downtown Leesburg

Free Parking for the Holidays in Downtown Leesburg

Parking in the Town Hall parking garage and at all on-street parking meters will be free from Wednesday, November 27, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Town of Leesburg will be offering free parking throughout the holiday season in the Town Hall parking garage and at on-street parking meters in the Historic Downtown.  The two-hour limit at on-street meters will remain in effect during the free holiday parking promotion.  Free parking will begin at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 and will continue until 8:00am on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  The tradition of providing free holiday parking in downtown Leesburg began in 2005.

PAULA CANO NAMED HEAD CHEF AT CARMELLO’S

PAULA CANO NAMED HEAD CHEF AT CARMELLO’S

Paula Cano was recently named head chef of Carmello’s in Old Town Manassas. Hired by Carmello’s more than two years, Cano’s artistic passion for beauty and creativity showed through in the finest details of her dishes, which is how she claimed her spot as head chef of Carmello’s. A Colombian-native, Cano began with a love for art before she knew food was her real passion. As a graduate of Art Institute of Washington, D.C., she merged her two loves of food and art. Cano is currently designing Carmello’s winter menu. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com.

MORAIS VINEYARDS WINES featured at CARMELLO’s OCT. WINE DINNER

MORAIS VINEYARDS WINES featured at CARMELLO’s OCT. WINE DINNER

 

Morais Vineyards of Bealeton, Va. is hosting a five-course, fall wine dinner with Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. on Thurs., Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Menu items highlight Caremello’s new fall menu, including clam cataplana, braised rabbit and beef short rib. Cost is $75 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

The five-course menu includes: Clam Cataplana, clams with coriander cilantro broth, served with Morais Vineyards Battlefield Green Wine; Spinach Salad with toasted walnuts, goat cheese, cherry, tomatoes, citrus vinaigrette, served with Morais Vineyards Rose; Braised Rabbit with fennel, leek and orange, paired with Morais Vineyards Touriga National; Beef Short Rib, with carrots and pickled shallots, paired with Morais Vineyards Cabernet Franc; and Poached Pears with moscatel wine syrup, served with Morais Vineyards Moscatel. 

CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASSES at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASSES at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

 

Now through Dec. 31, 2013, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting cupcake decorating classes on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, as scheduled and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Each class is two hours and instructors teach four different cupcake designs for take-home cupcakes, as each month features seasonal design options. Class is $60 per person. Students 11 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more reservations.

PUMPKIN BEERS to be featured at MONZA OCT. 17th BEER DINNER

PUMPKIN BEERS to be featured at MONZA OCT. 17th BEER DINNER

 

With the advent of October, Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course pumpkin beer dinner, featuring beers from Dogfish Head, Southern Tier, Devil’s Backbone, Williamsburg Aleworks and Flying Dog. on Thurs., Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course dinner will be paired with a variety of pumpkin beers including: a Greeter Beer of Dogfish Head Punkin Pumpkin Ale; Southern Tier PumKing Pumpkin Ale with Pumpkin Hummus Bruschetta; Devils Backbone Icabod Crandall Pumpkin Ale served with Roasted Corn Soup topped with Cherry tomatoes and Chorizo; Williamsburg Alewerks with Homemade Butternut Squash served with toasted pumpkin seeds and Braised Short Rib; and Flying Dog’s The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale paired with Pumpkin Cheesecake.

CARMELLO’s and MONZA to HOST FIVE-COURSE BEER DINNER, SEPT. 5

CARMELLO’s and MONZA to HOST FIVE-COURSE BEER DINNER, SEPT. 5

 

Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. are hosting a five-course beer dinner, featuring beers from Flying Dog Brewery of Frederick, Md. on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

The five-course dinner will be paired with select Flying Dog Brewery beers including:

‘Greeter’ Beer: Pineapple Saison
First course: Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA served with Oysters Florentina
Second course: Old Scratch Amber Lager served with Beer Cheddar Soup made with Old Scratch Amber Lager
Third course: Dogtoberfest with Pork Ribeez served with homemade coleslaw
Fourth course: Year Around Brew with Portuguese Paella
Fifth course: The Fear Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale paired with Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf served with vanilla ice cream