Food

Celebrate Summer with Uncle Julio’s Chocolate Piñata

Celebrate Summer with Uncle Julio’s Chocolate Piñata

Posted June 22nd, 2016 by Sandie in Dining Out, Food, Living

There’s something so viscerally satisfying about the moment a goodie-filled piñata opens, and all the treasures spill out. It’s no wonder that Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant is excited to share the news about their latest special dessert, the Chocolate Piñata. Uncle Julio’s on Bethesda Row treated my family to dinner, […]

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Fall Family Specials at Paladar Latin Kitchen

Posted October 20th, 2015 by Sandie in Dining Out, Food

Fall Family Specials at Paladar Latin Kitchen

We get pitched daily with requests to promote local restaurants, stores, and events, and unfortunately we just can’t get to all of them. But one that spoke to me immediately was a chance to try Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar. As a Latina who has lived only in two […]

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Pumpkin Fever at Giant and Other Stores

Posted September 28th, 2015 by Sandie in Food

Pumpkin Fever at Giant and Other Stores

If you love the taste of pumpkin, autumn must be the most wonderful time of year. Even before autumn officially began this past week, pumpkin products started hitting local stores and eateries alongside Halloween candy, trick-or-treat bags, and of course actual pumpkins for carving or cooking. Just as pumpkin spice […]

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Ginger-Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Allison in Food, Recipes

Ginger-Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

I will be the first to admit that I’m usually not a huge fan of pumpkin. The pumpkin spiced everything craze is very much not my thing, so I was surprised to find a can of pumpkin in my pantry a few weekends ago when I was looking for something […]

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Giant Food Presents Its Annual Brand Challenge

Posted July 30th, 2014 by Sandie in Food

Giant Food Presents Its Annual Brand Challenge

I am a loyal consumer. I am hesitant to by store brands if I’m used to a national brand, but my husband is much more open to purchasing store brands. He insists that most of the time, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, so when Giant Food offered […]

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Three Restaurant Chains for Family Dining

Posted April 22nd, 2014 by Sandie in Around Town, Dining Out, Food, Living

When my family first moved from New York City to D.C., we were amazed at how many more chain restaurants there were compared to our old streets of Brooklyn. While we enjoy going to independently owned restaurants, there’s definitely room for affordable chains that are family friendly and happy to […]

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