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CARMELLO’s UNVEILS FALL MENU; TALKS TURKEY for THANKSGIVING, Manassas Restaurant Donates Turkeys

CARMELLO’s UNVEILS FALL MENU; TALKS TURKEY for THANKSGIVING, Manassas Restaurant Donates Turkeys

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. recently presented their fall menu highlighting its signature dishes, including Lamb Meatballs with Housemade Fettucine and the 12-ounce All Natural Local Grilled New York Strip, sourced from local Virginia farms. And although turkey is not on the menu, they’re donating a 10-lb turkey to SERVE, a Manassas-area homeless shelter for each order of New York Strip with a bottle of wine in November.  For more information, go to www.carmellos.com.

“The holidays are upon us soon, and several will go without the standard Thanksgiving dinner, that many of us take for granted, so we invite you to enjoy your NY Strip and bottle of wine, but know that someone else will be eating a little better this Thanksgiving because you did,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Old Town Manassas, Va.

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

DEVIL’s BACKBONE FALL BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th.,Nov. 6

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery fall beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Kilt Flasher, Gold Leaf Lager and 4-point Pale Ale on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course menu includes: Vienna Lager with Meat and Cheese Platter; Kilt Flasher with Kilt Flasher Beer Cheddar Soup with potatoes, bacon, chives; Gold Leaf Lager served with Pan-Roasted Wild Rockfish and artichoke, tomato fennell ragout, herb fingerling potatoes, grapefruit buerre blanc; 4-Point Pale Ale with All-Natural Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, maple vanilla, sweet potato puree, caramelized bacon brussels sprouts, and crispy onions; and Danzig Porter Bittersweet Chocolate Cake Morello with cherry mousse, caramel popcorn and mint.

CARMELLOS/MONZA SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

CARMELLOS/MONZA SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Carmellos and Monza are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from Th., Oct. 2 to Oct. 31. Carmello’s will offer their ‘Go Pink’ dish of Lamb Meatballs with Fettuccine with 10 percent of the dish being donated to the American Cancer Society, while Monza is giving away 10 percent of all their pizza sales throughout October. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Breast cancer affects so many, whether it be a friend, mother, sister, daughter, and we’re committed to support any efforts to help eradicate and support breast cancer research,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza in Old Town Manassas, Va. “Enjoy some delicious lamb or pizza and help support breast cancer awareness,” said Pires.

Tips for Choosing Sustainable Wines

Tips for Choosing Sustainable Wines

Americans love to drink their wine. In fact, according to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. And that’s a number that has been steadily growing for decades. In 1992, the average was 476 million gallons per year, and in 1972 it was 337 million gallons per year. While the love of wine hasn’t changed, some things have, including those looking for wines that are sustainably produced.

“As people become more environmentally conscious about various issues they are interested in products that are more sustainable,” explained Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the Glover Park area of Washington D.C. “The good news for wine lovers is that there are some great sustainable wine options available, so there is no compromising on quality or flavor.”

When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Slate Wine Bar & Bistro Celebrates Anniversary, Unveils New Menu

Slate Wine Bar & Bistro Celebrates Anniversary, Unveils New Menu

As part of their two-year anniversary celebration, Slate Wine Bar & Bistro is unveiling a new menu. The restaurant is holding anniversary specials for the week of August 25-31, 2014, and will hold an anniversary party on Thursday, August 28, 2014. The public is invited to attend the week-long celebration, take advantage of the specials, and try out the new menu. Slate is located in the Glover Park Section of Washington, D.C., at 2404 Wisconsin Ave NW.

“We are excited to be celebrating our two-year anniversary, but to also be offering a new menu for our guests to try,” explained Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the Glover Park area of Washington D.C. “We put a lot of thought into creating a menu that would best represent what we are all about. I think people will be pleased with the selections and variety that we have to offer.”

The anniversary week specials include:

FLYING DOG BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th., Aug. 14

FLYING DOG BREWERY BEER DINNER at MONZA, Th., Aug. 14

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Flying Dog Brewery beer dinner, featuring beers like Bloodline IPA, Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale, Hefeweizen and Easy IPA on Thurs., Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

Monza’s four-course beer dinner includes: Greeter Beer Bloodline IPA with meat and cheese platter;  Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale with Old Bay Crab Cakes, pan-seared crab cake, with roasted red pepper coulis, frisee, lemon olive oil and sriracha aioli; Hefeweizen with  Strawberry Mache Salad with radicchio, hydro-bibb lettuce, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla-bean vinaigrette; Easy IPA paired with Penne Roasted Tomato Sausage Ragu, includes roasted red peppers, leeks, oregano, basil and parmesan; and for dessert a Gonzo Porter Beer Float, includes Gonzo porter, vanilla ice cream, caramel and a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to Celebrate DC Restaurant Week August 11th – 17th, 2014

According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry is a $683.4 billion industry. To celebrate the success of the restaurant industry, hundreds of participating restaurants in Washington, DC will offer a week of 3-course meals at a special price. This is the perfect time to try out a new restaurant on your “must-try” list. One such restaurant, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, is serving an amazing lunch and dinner menu with three courses for this special occasion from August 11th – August 17th, 2014, and with a restaurant week extension from August 18th – August 24th.

“We are thrilled to participate in an event such as Restaurant Week here in our city,” affirms Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. “We are using the opportunity to offer a taste of what makes our restaurant unique---great food with a selection of delicious wines from all over the world.”