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Dowd on Drinks: The Season To Use Your Noggin

My introduction to eggnog came at about the age of 7 in the form of my grandmother’s do-it-yourself kit: One egg, an 8-ounce glass, a spoonful of sugar, a little bottle of vanilla extract and a fork.

Picking Splinters: The Birth of Sudden Death

Last weekend, ESPN looked back on the epic clash in the National Football League’s 1958 Championship, known today as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” The game carries that reputation in large part because it was the first football championship game to be decided in sudden death overtime.

School News and Notes

  VT Victim Honored at Annandale A newly commissioned piece of music in honor of Mary Read, Annandale High School graduate who died in the Virginia Tech shootings, will premiere at the Annandale High Spring Band Concert tonight, Thursday, at 7 p.m. The piece includes snippets of the Annandale High fight song, Tech Triumph from […]

Wooing with Food on Valentine

Option 1:  A Romantic Dinner for Two It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to show your sweetie how much you care by serving a delicious meal. For those in the wooing stages, tempt your loved one with a special dinner of rack-of-lamb. It’s impressive, requires a small amount of prep time and cooks quickly. All […]

Restaurant Spotlight: Natalia


In retrospect, I suppose it was foolhardy of me to order four different desserts from Natalia’s Elegant Creations, a newly opened European style pastry shop, located on Broad Street, but I could hardly resist.

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced that it had opened 728 new stores in the first quarter of its fiscal year, which ended on December 31, 2006. One store that it didn’t open is the new Beanetics Coffee Roasters in the Annandale Shopping Center, 7028 Columbia Pike, near Silverado Restaurant. Beanetics is an independent, locally owned, […]

Dowd on Drinks: Innovation On The Rocks

In my travels, I continually come across some truly innovative cocktail recipes. Rather than let them go unappreciated by the reading public at large and enjoyed only by the select circle that frequents those cocktail bars or Web sites, here are a few I’d like to share.