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No. Virginia Couple Debuts “Cook in Mexico”; their Second Culinary Tour

No. Virginia Couple Debuts “Cook in Mexico”; their Second Culinary Tour

Mexico isn’t just known for its beautiful beaches. Cook in Mexico is now taking guests to the heart of Mexico and the heart of Mexican cuisine. Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, recently named one of the top 15 Foodie Destinations by USA Today, just launched its second culinary tour, Cook in Mexico in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. Cook in Mexico was created by Haymarket, Va.-based owners, George and Linda Meyers, a Northern Virginia couple that hosts their worldwide guests on cooking tours in Cook in Tuscany in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guides guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. Now guests, can experience the traditional flavors and storytelling from the Mexican cooks, visit historic sites, dance to Mariachi and climb the ruins of Cañada de la Virgin. For more information, go to www.cookinmexico.kitchen or  www.cookintuscany.com.

Carmello's to Host J. Lohr Wine Dinner; Sept. 29

Carmello's to Host J. Lohr Wine Dinner; Sept. 29

Carmello’s is hosting a J. Lohr Winery Wine Dinner on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. for $90 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature J. Lohr Winery wines that complement dishes from Carmello’s new fall menu. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.  

Carmello’s earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Carmello’s earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. was nationally recognized by Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence and winner of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice award. Carmello’s is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re a community restaurant, a family restaurant...and our customers are what make us successful, we’re grateful for their continued support,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.

Metro School of the Arts Performs and Directs "Spring Awakening"

Metro School of the Arts Performs and Directs "Spring Awakening"

Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria, Va. are putting on their fifth student-directed and produced show---the Tony Award-nominated, Spring Awakening. The performance is on Fri., July 29 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., July 30 and Sun., July 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the 1st Stage Theater at 1524 Spring Hill Rd. in McLean, Va. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. is blazing the trail for Tysons Corner’s first preK to 12th school. Raised by educators, Aiken’s passion for teaching and education came easily.  Most recently, he headed up two nationally ranked schools.  For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

A native of Arizona, Aiken excelled in his science/math magnet program, ranked at the top in the state in academic competitions, was an avid athlete, an accomplished musician, and one of 20 Arizona students hand-picked and awarded a full merit scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and minor in English from the University of Arizona and earned a masters of education in teaching and teacher education from there as well.

VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE NAMES CARMELLO’s BEST of VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE NAMES CARMELLO’s BEST of VIRGINIA

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. was just named Best of Virginia for Italian cuisine in the recent issue of Virginia Living Magazine. Carmello’s is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re passionate about our customers and our food, and we’re honored to be a part of the Best of Virginia,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.

Former Secretary of the Air Force joins Boulder Crest Retreat Honorary Advisory Board

 Former Secretary of the Air Force joins  Boulder Crest Retreat Honorary Advisory Board

Michael W. Wynne served as the 21st Secretary of the Air Force, being in office from November 2005 – June 2008. Now, he’s taking on a new role in continuing to defend our country and protect our principals, by focusing on the country’s military combat veterans and their family members. Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announces that Michael Wynne has joined their honorary advisory board.

“I am honored by the involvement of our Honorary Advisory Board and the addition of Secretary Wynne,” says Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat.  “Secretary Wynne is a futuristic thinker and innovator and will be very helpful to our team as we continue to innovate in our posttraumatic growth programming, I cannot think of better experience to be able to draw from. It makes me very happy to add Secretary Wynne to our very prestigious advisory board.”