Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
By: Molly Jacob
Buy one, get one free for any lobster lunch entree at 2941 for the rest of July. [Eater]
From the people who brought you Nutella, here’s a new cookbook due out in August with 30 recipes for the wonderful hazelnut spread (wait, there’s a way to eat it besides straight out of the jar?).
#FREE Celebrate Occasionally Cake‘s 4th anniversary on July 21 with a free snickerdoodle or chocolate marshmallow cupcake. [Patch]
For the foodie with six months of stored up vacation time: eat at every 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world for $275,000. [Business Insider]
Washington, D.C. makes the top ten list of cities that eat the most ice cream. I mean, with this heat wave, duh. [HuffPo]
An ode to cartoon food, as told by Tumblr. [Thrillist]
How to get by on minimum wage, courtesy of McDonald’s. [Death and Taxes]
Posted by Carten Cordell / Monday, April 16th, 2012
NoVA is in a constant state of evolution—from building new metro stations on the Silver line and the stream of high-rises that keep popping up in the Clarendon area. Our dining scene is no different.
Here are some updates to keep you in touch with all of the changes that might effect your eating habits:
Occasionally Cake opened its second store in Old Town. [MountVernonPatch]
Chipotle (is slowly taking over the world, one store at a time and) moves into the Lee Heights shopping center. [ARLnow]
A sneak peak of Clarendon’s Bronx Pizza new design. [ARLnow]
Construction for a new Costco in Mount Vernon begins. [MountVernonPatch]
Oby Lee Winery and Coffee Shop to open in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
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Posted by Carten Cordell / Thursday, February 9th, 2012
February is all about feeding the heart. While the love-centric holiday that arrives every 14th is in the fore-front of most everyone’s mind, don’t forget to spread the love about American Heart Month.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in women. Its importance has led to the development of the Million Hearts Campaign, an initiative supported by the American Heart Association and launched by The Department of Health and Human Services to prevent heart disease and strokes over the next five years.
Feel good about indulging this Valentine’s Day by wearing red and visiting Occasionally Cake, an Alexandria cake boutique this Friday, Feb 10. Valentine’s Day themed goodies available to order (through Feb. 11) include Occasionally Cake’s: Valentine’s Day Love Cake, Jumbo Cupcake Box and Cake Truffle Box. By wearing red and purchasing your sweet this Friday, 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to the American Heart Association.
And to top it off, Occasionally Cake will hand you a free cupcake. Happy American Heart Month!
Can’t make it on Friday? Visit our online Valentine’s Day Guide or check out a few of our past blog posts (on Dessert Shops and Five New Ways to Food) for more ideas on how to indulge this Valentine’s Day.
Photo by: Occasionally Cake
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Posted by The Editorial Desk / Friday, November 25th, 2011
Are you one of the obsessed Black Friday shoppers waiting in line at 3 a.m. this morning?
If so, all the power to you. I, on the other hand, can 100 percent guarantee that I’ll be passed out in my bed in the heaviest turkey-gravy-stuffing-pie food coma of the year as I sleep in, dreaming about eating leftovers for breakfast.
Either way you choose to spend your post-Thanksgiving Friday morning, a couple of Friday mid-day treats await you.
The Little Washington Winery will be serving a special holiday tasting with warm mulled wine and bonus bottle deals in the Gallery from 11 a.m. till the sun sets (that’s 4:53 p.m. for you less abstract minded). At 2 p.m., they’ll be making yule logs — because on post-Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas season also officially starts.
Occasionally Cake in Alexandria will be serving free hot cocoa and coffee as well as a 20 percent discount on holiday cakes and cookies (to name a few: vanilla chocolate-chip pound cake, brown sugar pound cake with Virginia whiskey glaze, pumpkin pound cake with maple glaze, peppermint candy-cane cake truffles, hand-decorated sugar cookies, chocolate-dipped macaroons, gingerbread men, and sugar plum, gingerbread pumpkin pie, candy cane and Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes).