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My Kind Of Senor-Rita

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

Finally something that tastes as good as it looks in the picture. Rita's an ice cream parlor standing by its' mission of providing "Ice Cream Custard Happiness" has become a popular choice amongst District of Columbia and Maryland area residents. Originally started in the summer of 1984, Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, opened his first store in Bensalem, Pa, deciding to name the then small time ice cream business after his wife, Rita. Initially developing the perfect flavors alongside his mother Elizabeth, the team concentrated on using fresh fruit and natural products in order to provide customer satisfaction.

The Best Jerk Chicken I've Ever Had: Petworth

The Best Jerk Chicken I've Ever Had: Petworth

Ah, Yelp strikes again.

I saw some impressive reviews of Sweet Mango Cafe on the food rating site: It received four stars, which is hard to do.

But when I began reading up on Sweet Mango Cafe, I realized that even more intriguing than the ratings on Yelp was the food that the establishment serves.

Jerk chicken and coco bread, oxtail stew and curries, as well as a variety of other Carribean foods that most D.C. restaurants just don't offer.

I, for one, love this kind of cuisine, so I checked out Sweet Mango Cafe and it did not disappoint.

Located at 3701 New Hampshire Avenue in Northwest right near the Petworth-Georgia Avenue Metro station, Sweet Mango delivers huge portions of really flavorful food.

Pho 14 On Park Road Expanding

Pho 14 On Park Road Expanding

It appears as though Pho 14, one of my favorite Columbia Heights restaurants, and one of the best Vietnamese joints around, is expanding.

Prince of Petworth reported today that the restaurant is still several months from delivering on the expansion.

Domino's On The Way To 14th Street?

Could a Domino's Pizza shop be coming to the 14th and Fairmont?

NewColumbiaHeights posted a tip Friday that seems to support the theory.

Click the link to read the details.

Would you be pleased to have Domino's join the neighborhoods?

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby joined Ridgewells in February 2011 with a background of 15 years in world cuisine. Gadsby specialty is progressive American cuisine. In his capacity as Corporate Chef, Gadsby is responsible for overseeing and directing the culinary vision of Ridgewells’ Social, Corporate, and Major Events Division.

He did not disappoint when debuting his Taste of Spring menu, last month, for a group of Metro DC tastemakers.  The menu included:


Torched Yellow Tail

Sweet Corn Agnolotti

A Study of Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Poached Arctic Char

Wagyu Sirloin of Beef

Cheese Flight

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Popcorn Ice Cream

Roasted Peanut Caramel

Root Beer Gelee


VIDEO: Ben's Chili Bowl Teams With Red Cross, Offers Free Half-Smokes To Blood Donors

Hungry and willing to help out a good cause?  Then we've got the event for you.

Ben’s Chili Bowl is holding a blood drive at their store location at 1213 U Street Northwest today, April 28, to support the American Red Cross.

The event, which is running until 4:00 p.m., is offering a free half-smoke to anyone who donates blood.

Check out the video above to find out why the iconic U Street restaurant decided to participate, and what it means to the American Red Cross.

Locals React To LivingSocial Dollar Lunch Day

There was an unusual buzz throughout Downtown D.C. this morning, an energy that far surpassed the standard Friday.

The excitement, shared by locals all over the District, was a result of the city's preeminent company, LivingSocial, giving back to the community it calls home.

In an effort to promote the launch of its new instant deals feature, LivingSocial ran a special today, offering lunches at more than one hundred participating D.C. food joints to customers for a buck.

That's right: One dollar.  That's one hundred pennies.  That's twenty pieces of Bazooka bubble gum.  That's one of those dollar scratch-off lottery tickets that never wins.

The deal was insane, and, we assume, so were the amount of purchases.