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
From the Stacks: History takes on new flavor in 'The American Plate'
Hungry for a book that's light yet nourishing? Then consider a taste of "The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites," written by the History Channel's chief historian, Libby H. O'Connell. It's a great summer read that mixes fact, humor and illustration to tell the story of American history and social change through food and food trends, from Native American pemmican to the current craze for super foods.
Organic Weekend Market to highlight Negros coffee
COFFEE enthusiasts and slow food advocates in Negros Occidental are gathering in today's Organic Weekend Market at the Activity Center of The District North Point mall in Talisay City for a tasting session of coffee products from different parts of the country, including Negros Island Region. Ramon Uy Jr., president of Organik na Negros Producers and Retailers Association , said the event highlights unique flavors of coffee from different origins in the Philippines, including those of Canlaon City in Negros Oriental, and Silay City, La Carlota City, and Candoni in Negros Occidental.
Negroni Week starts today
Bars and restaurants participating in Negroni Week , an international fundraiser that begins today, can pick any charity to receive their donations. In Charleston, though, one of the most popular causes isn't officially classified as a charity.
For the love of pizza
CALL it pizza, pitta or fougasse: when Europe's holidaymakers head for the Mediterranean this summer, they will feast on some type of flatbread with condiments. Such dishes have age-old roots.
Lake Zurich's Cinnamon Bistro invites you to savor its vibrant vegetarian fare
Tucked into a hidden nook of Lake Zurich's Village Square Shopping Center at Route 22 and Rand Road, this cozy spot is barely visible from the parking lot and easily overlooked. That's a shame, because Cinnamon Bistro's inventive vegetarian cuisine, exquisite presentation and leisurely paced service will make you feel like you're miles away from this bustling Lake County corner.
The Dish: Slow food pizza at Cornerstone
Mike Cavaretta has close to 20 years of experience and his "Uncle John" has close to 50 years of experience. Just a tad bit of time, right? Cavaretta thought of the concept for Cornerstone while he was living in Boston and going to college.
May 21: Iss. 21
Nothing matches a summer outfit - or bathing suit - better than a tan. Our three fair-skinned writers ventured into Carroll Gardens, Williamsburg and Bay Ridge to achieve tans you might get after a costly week in the Caribbean.
Being a Maine naturalist is risky business.
One thing we were not told when applying for the Maine Master Naturalist program were the risks involved. Yes, sun block and insect repellent were mentioned, but vicious flying toe biters and aggressive as-only-a-mother-can-be goshawks were not.
Feasting on a meatless Monday
NO MEAT MONDAY From left: Molten chocolate, coffee ice cream and caramel popcorn; Quorn chicken fillet with colorful greens; and Quorn meatballs on pasta Grossly overweight and embarrassed by my pimple-studded face, I dreaded the thought of attending our high school junior-senior prom at the end of the school year. I was desperate; I had to be thin and pimple free for the ball.
First Christian Church Hosts "Slow Church" Authors
C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison, authors of the award-winning book, "Slow Church," will appear at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., on Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with hearing loss.