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Wildfire to Host Pork and Pinot Wine Dinner

This was sent to us from Wildfire Restaurant in Tyson's Corner:

Join us at Wildfire for a five course dinner featuring farm fresh ingredients from Round Hill Virginia’s Bay Haven Farm. Each course will be paired with a hand-selected pinot noir as Anna and Daniel Cohen, owners of Bay Haven Farm, share with us their journey from city to country life.

The evening will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and wine pairings at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited.  Please call Michelle Bringham at (703) 442-9110 to reserve a table.

Favorite Restaurant

So, I have been in Chicago for the past few days getting out and checking out the sites - it is crazy how much that town has changed since I lived there. It’s always good to get back to my roots and the food there – unreal. I forget how many great restaurants there are out there and that is probably because I spend my life in one. So, I need some help. I don’t have much time to get out so I need some recommendations for some of Virginia and DC’s best restaurants. Any type of food, any type of ambiance – I just want to know what the next place is that I should try. Hook a brother up.

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23 New Americans to be Naturalized at the Reston Multicultural Festival

The following was sent to us by the Reston Community Center:

In partnership with The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the 10th Annual Reston Multicultural Festival will include a special naturalization ceremony.  Washington District Director Sarah Taylor will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens at the Reston Multicultural Festival on September 25.

The ceremony is part of the Reston Community Center’s annual celebration of the diversity and welcoming community spirit that is found in Reston. Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will provide keynote remarks and welcome the new citizens during the event.

The 23 citizenship candidates originate from the following 19 countries: China, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Turkey and Vietnam.

New Sweetgreen Location in Reston

Sweetgreen is going to open new location in Reston, VA this Friday, September 24! On Friday, the store will be open for limited lunch hours between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and then starting on Saturday, September 25, the location will be open for regular business hours (11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily).

The first 200 people who come in and buy a salad or a wrap will get a free salad blaster with their purchase. The address of the new location is 11935 Democracy Drive in Reston, VA.

Reston Town Center to Host Fall Denim Celebration at GAP

Tomorrow marks the first official day of fall! This means it's time to bring out that fall wardrobe you have hidden away in your closet, and maybe even make some fashionable additions to it. This weekend is the Fall Denim Celebration at Gap in Reston Town Center. Come out September 23 through September 26 to enjoy live music, drawings for Gap gift cards, and 25% off all full priced merchandise (excluding 1969 Demin) when you bring your Gap Reston Facebook coupon. There will also be opportunities to get samples and coupons from local restaurants and special offers and coupons for other local businesses, so you don't want to miss this! 

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Nü Mix Extravaganza at Yogen Früz

This Saturday, September 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. come out and sample the Nü line of mixes at Reston Town Center's Yogen Fruz. These new toppings include coffee, chocolate almond, piña colada, key lime pie and many more! Don't forget to center the Create and Name the Next Reston Nü Mix Competition and enter to win a $25 Yogen Früz gift card.