Behind the Bar: Mumtaz Rauf

Mumtaz Rauf Hummingbird 220 South Union Street Old Town Alexandria 703-566-1355 Hummingbirdva.net           Mumtaz conjures up the Hummingbird Dark and Stormy with Thrashers Tonics & Elixers.   How did you get started in the bartending business?   High hopes of money, women and fame.   What is your biggest bartender pet […]

Virginia Chestnuts Bring Back a Holiday Classic

Virginia Chestnuts Bring Back a Holiday Classic   By Lauren Evoy Davis   Did you know that a chestnut orchard is thriving in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains? It’s true. Virginia Chestnuts is a family owned and operated orchard that has deep roots in the heart of Nelson County. Although orchards can take […]

Discover Treasure at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center

Discover Treasure at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center By Cat Holladay James and the Giant Peach – First Edition Roald Dahl classic uncovered by intern in Library of Congress Young Readers Center. What started as a typical day in the Young Readers’ Center on the desolate lower level of the Library of Congress […]

The History of Labor Day

The History of Labor Day   Labor Day: What it means. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being […]

Behind the Bar: Neil L. Burroughs

Neil L. Burroughs Redstone American Grill 155 National Plaza National Harbor 301-839-3330 RedstoneGrill.com                   Neil Serves Up the Redstone Pickled Goose – Grey Goose Vodka, dill pickle and olive juice shaken, shaken, shaken and garnished with pickle wrapped hand stuffed blue cheese olives! How did you get […]

Chef Jan Farka

By Chester Simpson Chef Jan Farka Santini Garden Jánský vršek 323/13 Prague 1 – Malá Strana 118 00 Czech Republic Tel:+420 603 766 779 E-mail:info@santinigarden.cz http://www.santinigarden.cz This month the profile is a bit different. While traveling to Prague last month I encountered this wonderful place. It was recommended by the staff at our Hotel Neruda. […]

DYI Summer Beauty!

By Kim Putens During the “dog days of summer”, most of us need a pick me up to our beauty routines.  Forget the spa and save some money by giving yourself an at home facial.  Here are some easy steps on how to get a spa-worthy facial in the privacy of your own home and […]

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer By Wanda Lou Willis Early July begins the “dog days of summer” which lasts until early September. Depending on latitude and climate, the actual dates vary greatly from region to region. Nearly everyone has heard this expression and knows that it refers to the hottest, most sultry days of summer. Some […]

Fishing Adds Up For St. Jude Children’s Hospital

By Steve Chaconas Fishing Adds Up For St. Jude Children’s Hospital Sports are measured in numbers. Games are determined by inches. Clocks run out. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Americans are always keeping score. On 7-7-17, 127 anglers took to the waters of the Potomac and by the end of the fishing […]

Carson the Wonder Cat!

Carson the Wonder Cat! By Adrienne Usher When the ladies at E&E Rescue asked me if I would consider taking on a feral barn cat at our new farm in West Virginia, I said sure – feral cats are really low maintenance, right?   Within 3 days, Carson was watching me (with those Paul Newman […]