Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MVT: Eye Street Cellars Tasting Schedule This Week - Early Tasting - Thanksgiving Hours

Eye Street Cellars continue to have regular weekly tasting's....here is the abbreviated Tasting Schedule for this week. This week provides a tasty schedule, of Wine's and Spirits,  so get over there and check it out.

Schedule for this week:

Eye Street Cellars is open 11 am to 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day!!


Wednesday, November 26
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Wines
Cantine Buoso, Prosecco
Schafer-Frohlich, Riesling
Domaine de L'Eveche, Pinot Noir

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Spirits
Tito's Vodka

Eye Street Cellars has an onsite Wine Consultant, Just ask any food pairing questions you may have.

Badwolfdc will continue to post the tasting schedule each week (its oh so worth a visit)

EYE STREET CELLARS
FINE WINE, SPIRITS, & BEER
425 EYE ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20001
202-408-1177

CityCenterDC - Reindeer on The Plaza and What a Tree! in The Park - and a Lighting Celebration That Will Match its Grandeur

“The Park At CityCenter, will ring in the 2014 holiday season with its first annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, taking place on November 29th.
The free evening event is open to the public and will celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays. Hosted by Eun Yang of NBC4, the event will also help support the DC Central Kitchen. All attendees are encouraged to bring and donate non-perishable food items to this worthy cause.

The 70-foot American made tree was designed by internationally recognized holiday decoration company Barrango and will be on display until early January. The monumental tree includes a dazzling 6-foot in diameter manzanita starburst topper with 16 arms as well as 4525 ornaments adorned with 30,000 6”x6” hand-crafted silver-leaves. In addition, the 5200 LED lamps on the starburst and 150,800 LED lamps around the tree will help light the night, all managed by 128 lighting controller channels.
Two twenty-five foot reindeer, made from 37,000 manzanita twigs, will also be on display in The Plaza at CityCenter for visitors to enjoy.
All event attendees are encouraged to stay for dinner or shop at the many exciting retail and restaurant offerings at CityCenterDC. Other highlights of the evening’s planned festivities include:
  • Holiday music performed by the renowned Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC.
  • Upscale Thai restaurant Mango Tree by Richard Sandoval, which is expected to open soon at CityCenterDC, will serve their signature hot Thai tea to attendees.
  • Celebrated dessert company RareSweets, also part of the lineup of new eateries coming to CityCenterDC, will be on hand with delicious hot cocoa and seasonally inspired cookies. In addition, RareSweets will have gift baskets and other individual gift items on display for holiday ordering.
The Celebration is on Saturday, November 29, 2014, beginning at 6 pm at The Park at CityCenter, located at the corner of 10th and I Streets, NW in Washington, DC.”
 Source: CityCenterDC Press Release
Photographs by Badwolfdc

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Contest: Let's Find the Capitols Cutest Canine

The time has finally come to find the Capitol's Cutest Canines! 

Here is your chance to enter your best photos and share your pup's story. Navigate on over to http://www.gogophotocontest.com/capitolcanines to enter for your chance to win a coveted spot in the 2015 Capitol's Cutest Canines Calendar along with other great prizes valued at over $150! 

No dog? No problem! You can still visit the site and vote for your favorite dog to win!

Enter before 12pm December 15th

This is a fundraising contest to benefit Capitol Canines Animal Rescue
Capitol Canines Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based animal rescue organization that advocates on behalf of homeless animals abandoned in severely under-resourced shelters throughout the Southeast region of the U.S. We place each adoptable companions into foster homes until his or her perfect "furever" home comes along. 

Our mission is to circulate knowledge and promote initiatives that support compassion toward animals, such as responsible companion animal relationships, as well as legislative objectives, policies, and procedures that promote the humane treatment and better overall welfare of our four-legged friends.

Badwolfdc Readers....you should participate in this....it'll be fun. Check out the Capitol Canines website you can donate at anytime, or volunteer if you have the time. Looking for a canine companion? the web-site offers friends as well.... 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quick Shots #92: City Market at O - The Tree is Lit

Its a beautiful tree, even when I play artsy with the focus
So yesterday Badwolfdc made the announce, today we have a wonderful tree at City Market at O. Sitting above everyone's heads, at 8th and O Street's, as they go about their business, the tree, combined with the holiday street-scape has created a space that gets you in the mood for the holidays. Thank You.
Very well attended event, as the neighborhood came out to celebrate with City market at O
It was certainly a well attended event, and throw in food and beverages, and our first official peek inside Dolci Gelati Cafe's new digs (as well as the Dolci Gelati Truck) and the cold just dissipated in the holiday warmth that is supposed to be this time of year.
Dolci Gelati will open (very) soon at City Market at O
Mayor Vincent Gray did the honors, with ANC6 Commissioner Alex Padro at close hand and supported by ANC 6 Commissioner Rachelle Nigro and ANC 2 Commissioner John Fanning, they joined a number of City Market at O executives and one Santa Claus.
Mayor Vincent Gray provided a positive message for Shaw and DC as Santa watches over the proceedings
Overhead for all to see the star of the show (no pun intended)

The press was out in force, interviewing Alex Padro, and the other dignitaries
Thanks to City Market at O and all the surrounding business' for their participation in putting on a great show in Shaw

Urban Country is Having a Month-long Holiday Sale November 28 – December 31

Dash in for Festive Savings on Gifts & Accessories, Furniture Special Orders and Select Floor Models Plus complimentary Urban Country Signature Gift Wrap.

Bethesda – There’s no place like home for the holidays. Urban Country, the quintessential home furnishings boutique for countryside and urban spaces in Bethesda Row, is encouraging shoppers to support small businesses and shop local this joyful season by hosting a cheerful holiday sale that starts on Black Friday (November 28) -- through Small Business Saturday -- and ends on December 31. 
The Urban Country Holiday Sale will offer 20 percent off gifts and accessories for everyone (him, her, baby, pet, hostess, child and teacher), 10 percent off furniture special orders and 40-70 percent off select floor models (for delivery before Christmas). Complimentary Urban Country signature gift wrap is available for all merchandise.
For more information please visit: www.urbancountrydesigns.com or call (301) 654-0500.
Urban Country
Urban Country is located at;
7117 Arlington Rd, Bethesda
(Corner of Arlington Rd. & Bethesda Ave.)

Quick Shots #91: Denson Liquor Bar Opens in Chinatown

Photograph via Denson Liquor Bar Website
As reported by the Washington Business Journal's Rebecca Cooper,  Denson Liquor Bar, The latest venture from restaurateur Ari Gejdenson  opened Wednesday (11/19) in Chinatown.
Denson Liquor Bar, is a 1920s-inspired cocktail bar in the basement of the Oriental Building Association building at 600 F St. Denson Liquor Bar is just the latest in more upscale spots moving east of Verizon Center
Photograph via Denson Liquor Bar Website
The bar features classic cocktails such as a sazerac and a vieux carre as well as an ample selection of whiskey. Ari Gejdenson also owns Italian restaurants Ghibellina on 14th St. NW and Ghibellina on Capitol Hill, as well as Harold Black speakeasy-style bar, which is also on Capitol Hill.

Source: Washington Business Journal
             Denson Liquor Bar Website

Lunch and Learn: Holiday Truffle Demo at Black's Bar & Kitchen

Lunch and Learn: How to make the perfect holiday chocolate truffles with Black’s Bar & Kitchen Pastry Chef Melanie Parker

Bethesda—On Saturday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm, Black’s Bar & Kitchen pastry chef Melanie Parker will lead a demonstration on the art of making chocolate truffles, while guests enjoy a three-course lunch and a glass of Champagne.
It will be a fun, lively demonstration for home cooks seeking to make a great impression on their guests during the upcoming holidays. As guests dine and enjoy festive Champagne, Chef Parker will demonstrate the step-by-step process of truffle making—how to mix a well-balanced ganache, rolling truffles to size and decorating—as well as answer questions and offer tips on creating great holiday treats.
The ticket price of $50 per person includes a starter and entrée from Black’s Prix-fixe lunch menu (http://www.blacksbarandkitchen.com/lunch-menu/desserts/), a glass of Champagne and a gift box of six truffles from the demo. Additional boxes of six truffles will be available for guests at $12 each.
The demo is $50 per person; availability is limited. For reservations, call 301.652.5525.

Blacks Bar & Kitchen is located at;
7750 Woodmont Avenue,  in  Bethesda