Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Enjoy homemade Armenian dishes and delights at the 63rd annual St. Mary Fall Armenian Food Festival Oct. 19-22.
Enjoy homemade Armenian cuisine this week at the 63rd annual St. Mary Fall Armenian Food Festival, held at the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4125 Fessenden St., Washington, DC). The festival will feature traditional Armenian Food made from scratch according to recipes handed down over many generations, as well as live dance performances and other activities. Proceeds from the festival will help support members of the community who are in need. Foods for purchase will include shish kabob, rice pilaf, eggplant delight, hummus, kufta, boureg, baklava and many other delicious Armenian favorites. The festival will take place at the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church on:
Monday, May 23, 2011
With the Spring Armenian Food Festival this past weekend and the Food Truck Fiesta on Monday, Friendship Heights has been seeing a lot of delicious—if temporary—food action lately.
Friendship Heights has been the place to go for fun-and-fleeting food lately. Last Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church held its first Spring Armenian Food Festival—complete with a cafeteria-style counter selling Armenian delicacies like kebabs, hummus and lahmajun (Armenian pizza), and a bake shop with baklava, bread, pastries and cookies for sale. And, during the lunch hour on Monday, four of D.C.'s fancy food trucks pulled up to the Wisconsin Avenue curb, delivering a temporary mini-Mecca of delectable street foods. It was the trucks' first venture en masse to Friendship Heights, but local Twitter fans of DC Slices, DC Empanadas, Eat Wonky and Curbside Cupcakes hope it won't be the last.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Five things for Chevy Chase residents to know today, Friday, May 20.
Good morning, Chevy Chase! It's finally Friday, and here are the important things to know today: 1.) Today is hopefully the last day of the present rainy spell. Pack those umbrellas with you one more day—this weekend, we should have sun and 80-degree days again. 2.) Today is also Bike to Work Day. If you have a bike and your commute is a bikable one, try it out for your commute! 3.) And, today is also the first day of the first-ever Spring Armenian Food Festival at the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church at 4125 Fessenden St. NW, Washington, D.C. Try delicious Armenian food today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m., and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat-in and carry-out options will be available for kebabs, hummus, bulgar salad, …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ladies (and a few gents) from the St. Mary Armenian Church make dolma—stuffed grape leaves—by the hundreds for the Spring Armenian Food Festival this weekend.
Home cooks from St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4125 Fessenden St. NW, Washington, D.C.) worked fervently Tuesday evening preparing hundreds of dolma—rice-stuffed grape leaves—for this weekend's Spring Armenian Food Festival at the church. Although the church hosts an annual fall food festival, this is its first spring one. While the fall festival features foods of heavier substance—stewed eggplant, for example—the spring festival features lighter fare, such as the vegetarian dolma, hummus, chicken and lamb kebab platters and eech, "a delicious vegan salad consisting of bulgar wheat, tomatoes, parsley, onion and fresh lemon juice," according to the menu. Desserts like baklava and khadayif—a shredded dough dessert made with either …
Interesting events happening this weekend in and around Chevy Chase.
Jefferson Cafe and Discussion Where/When: Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.; Friday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. Why Go: Participate in the library's monthly book reading and discussion. Price: Free. Spring Armenian Food Festival Where/When: St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, 4125 Fessenden St. NW, Washington, D.C.; Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Why Go: Enjoy great food, music, local vendors and more. Dishes for sale include lamb and chicken kebabs; bulgar, tomato, parsley and onion salad; hummus; stuffed grape leaves (vegetarian); phyllo-and-cheese pastries; baklava and khadayif, "a delicious shredded dough dessert made with either cheese or walnuts ... …