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Come Join Falafel Frenzy on Christmas Eve To Benefit Charity

Join the Falafel Frenzy this Christmas Eve!   Make a difference with your falafel balls to fight poverty in DC!

The event will take place on Christmas Eve from 9 p.m.-close and will cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

It will take place on the private VIP lounge level of Local 16, located at 1602 U Street in NW.

 This event gives you the chance to give a little and get a lot!  Drink specials from 9pm-12am: $5 rails/shots/special martinis/wines/draft beers,

10% of lounge bar sales go to charity and 100% of the net proceeds will as well- do some good while having a great time!



Wizards Fan Tries To Eat BGR Burger Joint's Mega Hamburger, Behind the Scenes Video

On Tuesday, November 23, Washington Wizards fan George Koonce attempted the impossible: eat BGR The Burger Joint's infamous 15 plus pound hamburger.  The sandwich(if you can call it that) has almost ten pounds of meat, more than a head of lettuce, multiple beefsteak tomatoes, a pound of pickles, as well as onions and sauce, in between two giant buns(approximately three pounds).  

The challenge started at tip-off of the Wizards/76ers game.  If Koonce could finish the beast by the end of the third quarter, the entire crowd would receive a free BGR burger.

But poor George never stood a chance.  

After the first quarter, he had finished just one slice that made up only 1/8 of the entire burger.  It was at this point that Koonce gave up.

"No one can eat this much food," He said as he cratered.  

Tomatillo Taqueria in Dupont Circle Serves Lunch Out of A Window

Amidst Dupont Circle's fancy sit-down restaurants like The Palm and big-time chain delis like Cosi, Tomatillo Taqueira truly is one of a kind.

For just over a year now, Tomatillo Taqueira has been serving burritos and tacos to the Dupont community out of a window on the first floor of The Big Hunt, a bar located by the Circle right on Connecticut Avenue.

Tomatillo Taqueira is only open during lunch hours Monday-Friday, but the food is well worth it.  The meats and salsas are delicious, the prices are reasonable, and being served food on the street by something other than a food truck in D.C. is pretty awesome.

Dupont Circle's Panera Bread First in D.C.; Why Should You Visit?

Panera Bread has finally come to D.C..  Hallelujah.

Yes, there has been one in Friendship Heights, but last Friday Panera's first location in D.C. proper opened up in Dupont Circle. 

Panera should do incredibly well in Dupont.  While it's surrounded by bakery competition(it's sandwiched between Krispy Kreme and Cosi on Connecticut Avenue), the neighborhood should embrace yet another tasty place to get a bite to eat.

Check out the video interview above to learn more about the brand new Dupont Circle Panera Bread, and why you should go!

Also, check out what Panera is doing with their bathrooms that might cause a bit of controversy.


Frozen Yo Opening Across From the National Zoo in Woodley Park, Offers Pay-Per-Ounce System

(Woodley Park, DC)---Frozen Yo is moving in across from the National Zoo in Woodley Park.  Frozen Yo, which currently has locations in Friendship Heights, Downtown, and Columbia Heights, seems to be expanding rapidly.

In addition to opening a Frozen Yo at the Zoo, the yogurt shop is also working on stores at 1900 M Street, on Eye Street next to the Farragut West Metro, as well as several locations in Virginia and Maryland.

Are you a Frozen Yogurt Lover?  Check out other WUSA9 fro-yo stories!

Perrys Restaurant in Adams Morgan Cooking Up Thanksgiving Feast

This tasty, Thanksgiving possibility comes to us from Perrys Restaurant on Columbia Road in Adams Morgan:

Relax this Thanksgiving and watch the parade, catch football games, and enjoy time with your family instead of sweating in the kitchen by bringing home a Perrys gourmet Thanksgiving feast. Chef Mark Furstenberg and Perrys Chef Robert Dalliah (formally of Marvelous Market, The BreadLine, Praline, and Buck's) will be working magic in the kitchen all week so you don't have to, with an exclusive BloomSpot dinner package ready for you to pick up on Wednesday, November 24th.

Perrys provides everything you need for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, from side dishes like brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes, to a perfectly roasted turkey with homemade gravy, to a sweet and spicy pumpkin pie finish. 

Whether you are feeding a family of five or entertaining forty of your closest friends, Perrys fills your table with a cornucopia of delicious food.

Top Chefs Cooking at Eatonville

Check out Metromix's story about this tasty event taking place this evening at Eatonville on 14th Street: