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Restaurant Eve offering free tasting dinner to those celebrating April birthdays

photo-4If your birthday is in April, Restaurant Eve is offering you a free 5-course tasting dinner in their Chef’s Tasting Room, a $100+ value.  Yup, that’s right. It’s all because of Eve Armstrong, the restaurant’s namesake and the daughter of the chef/owner Cathal Armstrong.

Find out the details in my article on The Daily Meal here.

If you’re not celebrating a birthday this month, drown your sorrows with the restaurant’s Lickity Split lunch, details here.  It’s a Forking DC pick!

Event: Take Flight with Bourbon Women

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Are you a bourbon girl?

That was the question posed to me by Peggy Stevens, founding member of the Bourbon Women Association. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to Stevens about Bourbon Women Take Flight, the Association’s bourbon-tasting/networking event being held at Jack Rose on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 (5:30-8pm).  The event includes signature bourbon cocktails from Jack Rose’s Master Mixologist, Rachel Sergi, a formal bourbon tasting presented by Beam, bourbon-inspired appetizers from Jack Rose, and a gift bag.  All the above are included as part of the registration fee ($50), along with a 1-year membership to Bourbon Women.




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Check out my maps on Urbantag!


What is this Urbantag, you ask?  It’s a cool website and iPhone app (soon coming to an Android near you) that provides a single platform to share places with people you trust, ensuring that your favorites are always available, social, and current.  It works by creating “maps” or lists of restaurants or other establishments that you like or . . . don’t like.  You can “follow” the maps of friends or other local experts here in DC as well as in other select cities in the US and abroad.  You can also keep track of places you’ve visited by “checking in,” create maps of places you want to visit next, and post updates to Facebook and Twitter.

I’ve been using Urbantag to bookmark and share places I love. I’ve built a few maps, including one of my favorite restaurants in DC. Check them out here.

My maps are constantly evolving, but I’m eager to get input from all of you.  Once you follow me on Urbantag, you can also access Urbantag by downloading the iPhone app here.

I encourage you all to give this product a try.  Once you’re all set up, post a comment here and let me know what you think.  What kind of Urbantag maps do you think I should make next?

Free Food for D.C. Feds on Thursday, 12/8!

Below is a guest post from GovLoop’s Lauren Modeen.  As a former federal employee and a friend to many Feds out there, I’m happy to help promote this event!  Plus, the free food at issue here includes two of my favorite food groups: mac and cheese and BBQ.  Now if only I could find that old Government ID . . .

There is such a thing as a free lunch. For government workers, that is, on December 8!

Being a government worker is a thankless job and in most instances that’s just not cool., the “Facebook for Feds” sees the good work govies do every day, and wants to say thanks.

That’s why GovLoop is planning to feed public servants, FOR FREE, on December 8 from 11:30am – 1:30pm (or until supplies run out) at the L’Enfant and Federal Triangle metro stops. It’s simple – government employees just need to show up with a government ID, business card or something else to prove their public service credentials. If indeed a government employee, they will get their choice of lunch from one of two food truck partners: BBQ Bus (L’Enfant Plaza) or Cap Mac (Federal Triangle). The lunch menu will include:

  1. Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich with chips and a drink
  2. Three Bean Vegetarian Chili with a drink
  3. Classic Macaroni and Cheese with a drink
  4. Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with a drink

The exact locations of the food trucks will not be known until the day of the event. When arriving at the metro stops, follow @GovLoop on Twitter to find out exactly where the trucks are stationed. You can also call (202) 709-7472 on the day of the event for exact locations.

Want more details? Check it out here.

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