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The Firehouse Foodie: Morning! (and a wave of the hand)

 By Frank E. Vaerewijck, FF/EMT, Engineer & Fire House Chef One of my favorite things about life in the Firehouse is sitting out front watching life go by. We usually drag the comfy chairs out to the apron in the evening after the dinner dishes are done, the training is complete, and our evening chores are done. We sit around out …

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The Remodeled Red Lobster

By Lisa Collins-Haynes The Manassas Red Lobster, at 7505 Broken Branch Lane, was selected out of 704 other locations to be the first one to receive one of several remodel prototypes.  When asked why Manassas was chosen, General Manager Jesse Green said, “It’s because we are in a multicultural area and we are a high performing location; guest experience has been …

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Uptown Alley Announces Back-To-School and Football Specials

Provided by Uptown Alley Uptown Alley has launched Back-To-School specials featuring the arcade, laser tag and pizza. A Tailgate Menu for football season is also available along with a Sunday Red Zone special featuring one game of bowling with shoes and $5 game card for the arcade for $9. Uptown Alley’s Tailgate Menu includes classic wings; chili-stuffed potato skins; fries …

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Fall Festival / Brunswick Stew sponsored by Nokesville-Bristow Ruritans

Provided by Nokesville-Bristow Ruritans When: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 Windy Knoll Farm, 11602 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville, VA 20181 9:00 a. m. – 3:00 p. m., Rain or Shine All-you-can-eat-stew and hotdogs will be available hot dog meal $5, (hot dog, chips and drink) stew (by the bowl) $5 each all-you-can-eat stew $10 pp Children’s activities! Lambert Bounce Parties will be on site. …

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Okra’s Bistro Brings the Bayou to Gainesville

By Jennifer Lazzo The food may be familiar, but the location is new. Okra’s Bistro, located in the clubhouse at Virginia Oaks Golf Course in Gainesville, opened its doors in April. Okra’s Bistro is surrounded by the 166- acre golf course and nearby neighborhoods, so driving through the residential community to arrive there is typical. Chef-owner Charles Gilliam, well-known for serving the same delicious Cajun Creole fare at the original Okra’s in Historic Manassas, said he wanted his new …

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Shop Local, Eat Local- Celebrate Manassas

Provided by Councilman Ian Lovejoy There’s always something going on in the City of Manassas! Enjoy a free performance/dance at the Harris Pavilion, have a meal and shop at any number of shops staying open late to celebrate Summer’s End. Special promotions include: Calico Jack’s – they are also offering a 10% discount if you show you restaurant receipt. Totally …

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BadWolf Public House Offers More Than Brews

By Helena Tavares Kennedy Breweries seem to be popping up everywhere in the Prince William region, but BadWolf Brewing Company has been around since it opened its doors in June 2013. Jeremy and Sarah Meyers, co-founders of BadWolf, are locals who grew up in the area and wanted to share their naturally delicious unfiltered and unpasteurized beer with the community. They even give local farmers their …

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Ice Cream Summer Dreams

Story and Photos By Amanda Causey Baity Nothing says summer like the sound of an ice cream freezer whirring as it turns cream into frozen goodness. As a child, hearing that sound meant something good was on its way. My mom always made the best homemade vanilla ice cream, and as an adult I have followed in her footsteps, perfecting my vanilla and experimenting with a lot of different flavors along …

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Small Galley, Big Taste!

By Frank E. Vaerewijck, FF/EMT, Engineer & Fire House Chef When not at the station, I enjoy spending time with my wife on our sailboat. The Galley of a Catalina 30 isn’t very conducive to the preparation of a big meal, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have big taste. As human beings, we are inherently ingenuitive, and advancements in technologies …

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