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London Curry House Grand Opening in Cameron Station today!

london-curry-house-logoOver the last few months, Cameron Station has been buzzing about the new tenants of the restaurant space, London Curry House.  There was certainly a ton of curiosity surrounding the massive transformation of the space that took place over a relatively short time.   Well…they opened today and here is what I think…I LOVE them so far!

Some Highlights:

1)  They gave us FREE food.  Free lunch and dinner were offered today.  Admittedly, it was chaos, but the staff was nice and any restaurant who gives free food get’s an A in my book…

2) They put down carpet to reduce the acoustics…anyone who went to the old restaurant knows how loud it would get in there.

3) There is a fun vibe and the warm reds make it feel more comfortable.

4) They have  an AWESOME kids menu…we didn’t get to try it today because they did buffet style (since it was free for anyone who showed up…and pretty much everyone in the neighborhood did).  But it is nice to know they thought about the kids.

5)  The Butter Chicken they served was super yummy.  My 2.5 year old scarfed it down…that is saying a lot.

6)  They deliver!!!  Yay!

7)  The manager/owner seems genuinely friendly and like he really cares about the restaurant doing well and pleasing the customers…which is great!

Honestly the atmosphere today was a bit of a madhouse (understandably), but I appreciated the good-will gesture and his marketing strategy of getting people in on the first day by offering free food.  Any time you have to make mass quantities, it can be a bit challenging, but I thought the food was very good considering they had to prepare enough for a small army today.  I  am really looking forward to trying it again when it is a more normal atmosphere and we can order off the menu.

All in all, I am really pleased with the change and wish them lots of luck!  I hope others feel the same way.

Thank you London Curry House for the free meal today…we look forward to eating there again!

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Washington DC Open House-Chevy Chase-Sunday, October 30, 2011, 1-4pm

2908 LEGATION ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20015

4 br, 2.5 bath Cape Cod in sought after Chevy Chase.  This home sits on a quiet residential street, boasts an open floor plan, spacious living room with fireplace, airy sunroom, renovated kitchen with breakfast bar, finished lower level perfect for an in-law suite, and private hot tub just outside the back door. Close to Metro, Garage Parking and long driveway!  Metro Bus stops & shops/restaurants of Connecticut. Ave.

Come visit!

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Thursday, 11/18: Food Matter’s charity event benefiting “ALIVE!”

On Thursday, November 18th, Food Matters will donate 10% of its sales to ALIVE!.   ALIVE! serves thousands of Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and housewares.
As an extra bonus, Food Matters will also have live music (with no cover charge) of singer-songwriter Angie Miller from 6-8 p.m.  So come out, hear great live music, have farm fresh food, and all for a worthy cause.  Food Matters is located in the Cameron Station neighborhood of Alexandria at 4906 Brenman Park Drive.  Doors open at 5pm and close at 10pm.  For more information, call Food Matters at 703-461-3663.
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National Chili Dog Day!

Did anyone know that it is National Chili Dog Day?  If you have a hankering for a chili dog and want to celebrate in style, visit Hard Time Cafe on King Street in Old Town Alexandria, they are giving away one free authentic Coney Chili Dog with any purchase. The offer is only good for today (National Chili Dog Day), so go enjoy!

Yumm!