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Byblos Taste of Lebanon Brings Authentic Food to the Region

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By Helena Tavares Kennedy The origins of Lebanese cuisine can be traced back thousands of years, but there is a local place that brings a modern twist to the Levantine style of cooking, which usually includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, chicken, lamb and fresh fish and seafood. Sonia Boustany, owner of Byblos Taste of Lebanon, located in 6850 Piedmont Center …

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MurLarkey Distilled Spirits Unveils Bottoms Up to the Bay Campaign

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Provided by MurLarkey Distilled Spirits MurLarkey Distilled Spirits is excited to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) on its first annual Bottoms Up to the Bay campaign. The distillery will donate one dollar per bottle sold from Thursday, Nov. 1, through Monday, Dec. 31. The donations will help fund CBF programs aiming to “Save the Bay” through environmental advocacy, education and awareness building, …

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Carmellos’s and Monza Round Up for SERVE

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Provided by ASHA Public Relations, LLC Carmello’s and Monza of Historic Downtown Manassas will offer patrons the opportunity to round up their final dining check. The extra change will be donated to Northern Virginia Family Service (SERVE), in support of local families in need. The SERVE round up program will be offered through Dec. 31. For more information, call 703-368-5522 …

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The Firehouse Foodie: Halloween Caramel Apples

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By Frank E. Vaerewijck It’s October – Halloween is just around the corner, and this month we firefighters nationally engage in Fire Prevention Education. October is known for other things as well, but these two events can play on each other quite well. Countless kids every year dress up like firefighters and go door to door or to parties. Adults tend …

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County Tourism Partners Receive Statewide Industry Awards

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Provided by Prince William Office of Tourism Several Prince William County tourism partners received statewide industry awards. The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, & Travel Association (VRLTA) hosted its third annual VRLTA Ordinary Awards in Richmond on Oct. 2. Award entries were submitted by the travel and hospitality industry throughout Virginia and 32 finalists were announced. At the event, several Prince William …

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Sweeto Burrito: Wrapped Deliciousness

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By Marianne Weaver | Photos by Mark Gilvey Sweeto Burrito isn’t your traditional burrito joint, and owner Mike Sarago is not your typical restaurateur. “We are not authentic Mexican, and we don’t claim to be,” said Sarago, managing member of Sarago Group Holdings, which holds the rights to develop Sweeto Burrito restaurants throughout Virginia. “We use the tortilla as a vehicle to deliver awesome food.” …

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Fall Celebrations

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By Amy Falkofske The craziness of summer has come and gone. School is back in session, and most of us have settled back into a routine. For some, that may bring sadness. For others, it’s their favorite time of year. But no matter which category you fall into, there is much to appreciate about this time of year. The leaves are changing into beautiful …

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KO Distilling Fills 1,000th Barrel

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Provided by KO Distilling KO Distilling of Manassas filled its 1,000th barrel of whiskey. KO Distilling was incorporated in 2013; the facility groundbreaking was held in 2015. Since then, co-founders Bill Karlsson and John O’Mara have turned KO Distilling into a state-of-the-art production facility and tourist attraction.  After their initial offering of unaged whiskey and gins in 2015, Bill and John produced their first …

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The Firehouse Foodie: Pop’s Maple Pancake Syrup

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By Frank E. Vaerewijck I recently saw a Facebook post from a friend who is a captain with the Arlington County Fire Department in Virginia. The picture was of a group of firefighters all working together to prepare breakfast. White fridge to the left of the room, stainless steel island with pots and pans hanging above, adorned with pancake mix, …

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MurLarkey Distilled Spirits Unveils Two New All-Natural Infused Whiskeys

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Provided by MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, Inc. MurLarkey Distilled Spirits has added two all-natural infused whiskeys – Three Tea and Honey – to its current collection of certified craft distilled spirits. The award-winning distillery, which took home three medals including gold at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its portfolio, will roll out the premium infused spirits in the …

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