Friday, February 10, 2012
Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not try one of these local ideas?
Bethesda Art Walk Where/When: Downtown Bethesda art galleries. Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. Why Go: It's the second Friday of the month, so that means downtown Bethesda art galleries will keep their doors open late to showcase great local, regional and national artwork. Participating venues include Artworks (7740 Old Georgetown Rd.), California Tortilla (4862 Cordell Ave.), Gallery B (7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E), L'Eclat de Verre (7015 Wisconsin Ave.), Upstairs Art Studios (4948 St. Elmo Ave.) and the Waverly Street Gallery (4600 East-West Highway). Price: Free. Spy at Night Where/When: International Spy Museum (600 F St. NW, Washington, DC). Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 11 p.m. Why Go: Visit the International Spy Museum for the "…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and there's no shortage of fine dining establishments in Chevy Chase. But which one serves up the most romantic meal? Share your thoughts in the Patch poll.
Valentine's Day is here, and there's no shortage of fine dining establishments in Chevy Chase. From fine French food at La Ferme to yummy cupcakes from Frosting, and from classic Greek and Italian dishes at Manoli Canoli to Clyde's American fare, there's something for everyone in Chevy Chase. But which one serves up the most romantic meal? Share your thoughts in the Patch poll below. Don't see your favorite place? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Pet owners should be careful as many Valentine’s Day items are hazardous to pets.
Roses are red, violets are blue, enjoy Valentine’s Day, but keep your pets safe too! Flowers are always nice to receive on any occasion, but pet owners need to be aware of their potential hazards. Roses that have thorny stems should be cut and cleaned carefully to prevent pets from swallowing or stepping on any loose thorns. If possible, avoid buying flower bouquets containing lilies. Lilies are highly toxic to cats, which can be very dangerous for felines that have an affinity for nibbling on household plants. If you receive a bouquet containing lilies make sure you keep them out of your kitty’s reach. Chocolate is a Valentine’s Day staple but can be extremely dangerous for dogs and cats. This caffeine-like stimulant can affect pets’ …
Kevin Kirsch, co-owner of Chevy Chase Supermarket wrote a book about a trip he and his wife took to London as a Valentine's Day surprise.
Looking for the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift? While some may go out and purchase their loved one a gift, Kevin Kirsch, co-owner of Chevy Chase Supermarket, decided to personalize his present by writing Julie’s Gift: Memories of London, a book dedicated lovingly to his wife, recounting their memorable trip they took to London. It was in 2007, that Kevin and Julie Kirsch visited London to celebrate both their anniversary and birthdays. Kevin later decided to write a book about their travel to show his love for his wife and express how much he enjoyed their time together during the trip. “I’m not the biggest traveler, but I did the vacation as a gift. I finished up the trip and realized I didn’t have that bad of a time,” Kevin said. “…
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Who needs romance when you can eat and drink well?
Are all the pink hearts and expectations for romance getting on your nerves? Well, you’re not alone. Many of us find Valentine’s Day an annoying Hallmark holiday. Of course, you’re not planning a romantic Valentine’s night out, and neither are most of your friends. So, where can you celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day? There are festive places in Bethesda that feel anything but romantic, where you’ll still find good food and entertainment. Just the right places to spend that dreaded night — no reservations required! Barking Dog The Barking Dog — some live bands, often a DJ, creaky wood floors, alcohol flowing — is a good place to forget it's Valentine’s Day. They offer nightly beer specials. Meet your friends there to dance, but eat somewhere …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Check out these places for a romantic evening with your sweetheart.
This weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so here are some places to dine with your darling. La Ferme Restaurant This Chevy Chase restaurant has a special Valentine’s Day menu and pre-Valentine’s Day menu of French cuisine. The Valentine’s Day dining costs $68 per person, and the pre-…
Monday, February 7, 2011
With school parties looming, it's time to go out and stock up.
Welcome to February. I'm pleased to report that I've made it through Groundhog Day, a holiday that's an annual feast of perplexity for me. Every year I struggle to figure out whether it means spring is coming if the marmot sees his shadow, or is it the opposite? Why can't I remember that from year to year? Should I admire the top-hatted Punxsatawney Club members for their deeply unselfconscious embrace of quirkiness? Or shudder and turn off the TV? Such are the eternal questions of mid-winter. At least it's almost over. Sort of. And so now, while carefully stepping around mounds of slush and fallen tree branches, my thoughts turn to the next holiday: Valentine's Day. Time for romance. I kid! What I meant was, time to find offspring-…