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St. Patrick's Day at City Square Cafe Serves Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring an all- day celebration with an Irish pub bar and traditional corned beef and cabbage with parsley potatoes for $16.99 per person, not including tax and gratuity. The St. Patrick’s Day special will be featured on St. Patrick’s Day, Thurs., Mar. 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live entertainment will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with traditional Irish performances. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

City Square Café provides tapas and homemade American bistro favorites with an international flair, seven days a week.

Hours of operation include: Mon. through Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lunch and dinner,) Fri., 11 a.m.to 10 p.m. (lunch and dinner), Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch).

Hard Times Cafe Brings Second Annual Wing Off

Hard Times Cafe Brings Second Annual Wing Off

Hard Times Cafe and 106.7 The Fan are proud to bring the 2011 Wing Bowl Championship to the area. There will be a total of 7 wing eating competition “Wing Offs.”

Hard Times Cafe General Manager, John Pecyncki, said this is the second year in a row for Hard Times to host this competition. All of the wings are Texas Hot Wings favor and the goal is to see who can eat the most wings in an allotted time. There are 2 rounds in the competition. The first round is to see who can eat the most wings in 10 minutes and then the top wing eaters advance to the “Wing Off” for another 4 minutes of wing eating.

“I guess they have to be used to eating large amounts of food,” said Pecyncki who thinks that people definitely practice before the competition. The winner of last year’s competition was a student from University of Maryland and did dry runs at local wing eateries.

FREE Scary Face Pancakes This Friday at IHOP

The following was sent to us by Amanda Kelly of Wills Communications, Inc.:

No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

IHOP restaurants in the DC area will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family as part of the company’s ongoing effort to give something back to the communities in which it operates.

Chipotle BOORITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food

This was sent to us by Katherine Newell Smith KNS Promotion Inc.:

Chipotle is presenting “BURRITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” ...and it is a bit different than BOORITO of years past.

Here’s how it works: stop by any Chipotle on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 between 6pm and closing time dressed up as a Horrific Processed Food item and, as a thank you for a $2 donation, you will get a huge, gourmet burrito made to your specifications. Chipotle will then donate up to $1 million dollars to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Now at Panera: Pink Ribbon Bagel to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Panera Bread's signature Pink Ribbon Bagel is back for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera Bread has Northern Virginia locations in Arlington, Falls Church, Bailey's Crossroads, Alexandria, Merrifield, McLean, Virginia, West Springfield, Fairfax and Reston participating for the 10th year in a row to help support the fight against breast cancer.

The bagels will be sold throughout the month of October and the participating bakery-cafes will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel to the Inova Health Systems Life with Cancer Program. Not only will the bagel support breast cancer awareness, it is also delicious! The bagel includes cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.

Last Chance for Island Bash at Fireside Grill

Saturday Island Bash at Fireside Grill is a special evening of live island music, special drinks and appetizers and even special pricing. There is only one more Island Bash this summer and it’s this Saturday, August 28! Come and enjoy live music from 8:30 to midnight and let your taste buds enjoy flavors inspired by the Caribbean.

There will be margaritas (that you might need to hold with two hands) and traditional and flavored mojitos. Appetizers include margaritas shrimp skewers, with garlic bread and margaritas sauce, fireside ceviche, PEI mussels with tomato sauce, creole chicken skewers, and emerald bay crab and shrimp cakes. Some entrees include sunset tilapia, lobster flatbread, and Hemingway’s filet!

Fireside Grill is located at 9000 Lorton Station Bolevard in Lorton, VA. For more information you can call 703-372-1923 or visit www.firesidegrillVA.com.