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Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Summer Drink?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Summer Drink?

The 9 to 5 grind stressing you out? What better way to start the weekend then planning where you will spend your Friday and Saturday nights? 

If you are looking to mix up the usual night out and the typical drink: Vodka soda, splash of Cranberry or Pineapple? Look no further.

Put a spin on the traditional with a few of my favorite summer cocktails.


Uncle Julio’s Swirl Margarita in Bethesda, Md:

The Swirl layers margarita with Uncle Julio's secret sangria is a shockingly good frozen marriage alternated in decadent layers. Can’t go wrong with this double duo, accompanied by chips and salsa!

Carmine's Watermelon Cricket in DC:

UNO’S Asks For “Cheesiest” Photos To Celebrate National Dairy Month


This story comes to us from Angie Meltsner:

Owner Of Rogue States in Dupont Says Burger Shop Will Re-Open Later This Month Under New Name

Owner Of Rogue States in Dupont Says Burger Shop Will Re-Open Later This Month Under New Name

Rogue States, the late-night burger shop located at 1300 Connecticut Avenue that shut down "temporarily" last October, is on the verge of finally re-opening its doors in the coming weeks under the name “Black and Orange”, according to the restaurant’s chef and owner Raynold Mendizabal.

“We are shooting to re-open the last week of June,” Mendizabal said.  “We're doing some renovation of the vent, so that might go wrong (and delay it) one day or two, but the target right now is the last week of June, and we're driving hard for that.”

Tackle Box In Cleveland Park Holds Grand Opening Event


This story comes to us from Dannia Hakki:

Krispy Kreme Giving Away Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day!

Krispy Kreme Giving Away Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day!

In honor of National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme is giving every customer one free doughnut on Friday, June 3. There is no purchase necessary to get your free tasty treat and you can get any variety you would like!  

“With several delicious, one-of-a-kind doughnuts to select from, including our signature Original Glazed®, you can pick your favorite or discover a new preferred sweet treat for FREE,” said Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef of Krispy Kreme.

Where did this day originate? National Doughnut Day dates back to 1938 when it was started by The Salvation Army to raise money for the needy. Now it’s a 73 year-old tradition!

Here are the participating Krispy Kreme locations near you:

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

Finally something that tastes as good as it looks in the picture. Rita's an ice cream parlor standing by its' mission of providing "Ice Cream Custard Happiness" has become a popular choice amongst District of Columbia and Maryland area residents. Originally started in the summer of 1984, Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, opened his first store in Bensalem, Pa, deciding to name the then small time ice cream business after his wife, Rita. Initially developing the perfect flavors alongside his mother Elizabeth, the team concentrated on using fresh fruit and natural products in order to provide customer satisfaction.

Pinkberry Swirls into DC

Pinkberry Swirls into DC

In the heart of DC's Golden Triangle, at 1213 Connecticut Ave., Pinkberry opened its door for a Grand Opening Party on Cinco de Mayo. Thousands of fans patiently awaited Pinkberry's arrival and gathered to stand in line for more than 2 hours to grab their free fro-yo.

We hosted a VIP party @ Current Sushi with Pinkberry, CEO, Ron Graves, complete with Pinkberry infused cocktails @ Dirty Martini.

As we've worked to open the second Pinkberry in the DC region we've heard two things over and over:

1) "I LOVE Pinkberry"

2) "Finally!"