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Located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, between Old Town and Crystal City, the Evening Star Cafe is known for exceptional food, friendly but professional service, and an inviting, hip atmosphere.

Both a classic neighborhood restaurant and a destination for diners throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Evening Star features sophisticated and eclectic American food, one of the region's most extensive and best-priced wine lists, and two separate lounges to relax in.

2000 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Get a Look Inside Colorado's First and Only Edible Insect 'Ranch'

Tucked behind a bright yellow Bodega in Westwood, a 40-foot shipping container is home to Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch. Founded by Wendy Lu McGill, it is Colorado's first and only insect "ranch" that exclusively raises bugs for culinary consumption.



Artists team up for exhibit

Elizabeth Halderson, potter, and Kenneth Carroll, photographer, are holding a joint art show at Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 20. Halderson is a potter who also works in other mediums, but focuses primarily on the method known as soft slab pottery to make tableware.



The craft brewery is quickly becoming a community staple like your...

Angel City Brewery in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, CA. on Thursday, August 10, 2017.



Gravenstein apples, a long and delicious history

Nathaniel 'Grandfather of the Gravenstein' Griffith planted his orchard off Laguna Road in 1883 and worked with renowned grafter Luther Burbank to develop the Gravenstein. The forecast is for a relatively cool weekend to check out the Gravenstein Apple Fair at Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol.



Make Breakfast Your Favorite Meal By Visiting New & Classic Local Breakfast Spots

Now that school is back in session, celebrate your free time by enjoying breakfast at these local restaurants that will help you start your day off right. Fred's Market's Breakfast MarketTable motto is 'Slow Food, Fast' and offers a large assortment of breakfast staples and southern favorites made with farm fresh ingredients.



5 things to check out at the Slow Food & Wine Festival this weekend

The annual Slow Fodd & Wine Festival is in the heart of winter and comes hot on the heels of the Wacky Wine Festival which took place in June in Robertson and surrounding towns. Each estate has their own programme for the weekend's events which kick off on Friday 4 August and each event, tasting or meal is priced separately.



Health benefits found in fermentation

CLEAN DIET: Fermentation produces probiotics which aids digestion and is nutrient rich. It also produces enzymes as well as antibiotic and anticarcinogenic substances.



Wednesday on Lake Effect: Slow Food Movement, 'Just Fly Away,' 'Encyclopedia of Classic Rock'

We explore the origins of the slow food movement, and where it is today in Wisconsin. Then actor-turned-novelist Andrew McCarthy writes about a 15-year old girl who decides to flee the chaos in her life.



'Lucifer' heat wave holds Italy, eastern Europe in fiery grip

Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius on Friday in a heat wave nicknamed "Lucifer" that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops. Italy and the Balkans were worst affected, though areas as far north as southern Poland also basked in abnormally hot temperatures, and European weather hub Meteoalarm issued its highest grade "red" warnings for 10 countries.



Wednesday on Lake Effect: Slow Food Movement, Foraging Mushrooms, 'Locally Grown,' 'Preservation'

A look at the noble goals of Slow Food USA and the importance of heritage crops. Then, writer Anna Blessing explains why she believes farmers in our region are accomplishing feats that are nothing less than heroic.