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No. Virginia Couple Debuts “Cook in Mexico”; their Second Culinary Tour

No. Virginia Couple Debuts “Cook in Mexico”; their Second Culinary Tour

Mexico isn’t just known for its beautiful beaches. Cook in Mexico is now taking guests to the heart of Mexico and the heart of Mexican cuisine. Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, recently named one of the top 15 Foodie Destinations by USA Today, just launched its second culinary tour, Cook in Mexico in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. Cook in Mexico was created by Haymarket, Va.-based owners, George and Linda Meyers, a Northern Virginia couple that hosts their worldwide guests on cooking tours in Cook in Tuscany in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guides guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. Now guests, can experience the traditional flavors and storytelling from the Mexican cooks, visit historic sites, dance to Mariachi and climb the ruins of Cañada de la Virgin. For more information, go to www.cookinmexico.kitchen or  www.cookintuscany.com.

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Carmello's to Host J. Lohr Wine Dinner; Sept. 29

Carmello's to Host J. Lohr Wine Dinner; Sept. 29

Carmello’s is hosting a J. Lohr Winery Wine Dinner on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. for $90 inclusive, per person. The four-course dinner will feature J. Lohr Winery wines that complement dishes from Carmello’s new fall menu. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.  

Metropolitan School of the Arts moves academy to Kingstowne; New Board Members

Metropolitan School of the Arts moves academy to Kingstowne; New Board Members

Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria, Va., recently expanded its Alexandria/Kingstowne, Va. campus to include its Academy and studio classes, upon closing its Lorton, Va. campus. Alexandria/Kingstowne MSA headquarters now provides newly renovated space for its Academy, studios and soon-to-be constructed Black Box theatre. It also welcomed four new board members, including: Jeff Lovett of Motley Fool of Alexandria, Va.; Cos Dimaggio of Tauri Group of Fairfax Station,Va.; Kusuma Aralere of Gainesville, Va.;  David Patterson of Tech Enabled Solutions in Leesburg, Va.; Jim Anderson of Fairfax Station, Va. of the Anderson Company; and Peter Van Aartrikj of the Aartrikj Company in Alexandria, Va. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

Uncorked Wine Festival debuts Sat. Sept 24 at DC Armory

Uncorked Wine Festival debuts Sat. Sept 24 at DC Armory

For the first time, the nationally renowned Uncorked Wine Festival will be in Washington, D.C. on Sat., Sept. 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DC Armory, 2001 E. Capitol St., SE, Washington, D.C., featuring more than 75 wineries with 200 grape varieties, gourmet food trucks, champagne bar, international wine market, artisanal food vendors, video DJ and a photo booth. Cost is $65 to $75 per person (for 21-year-olds and older only). Cocktail attire is recommended, but not required. Go to www. http://uncorkedwinefestivals.com/uncorked-dc/.

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LearningRx of Reston, Vienna and Fairfax earn National Customer Service Award

LearningRx of Reston, Vienna and Fairfax earn National Customer Service Award

LearningRx Reston, Va., LearningRx Vienna, Va., and LearningRx Fairfax, Va. brain training centers were presented with a top, 2016 Customer Service Award at the company’s national convention held in Colorado Springs, Colo. The award is given to centers that have shown a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“Our Vienna, Fairfax, Reston team has helped countless clients excel by training their brains to be faster and more efficient learners,” says LearningRx vice president of research and development, Tanya Mitchell. “Their personal brain trainers have produced not only life changing results, but also incredibly satisfied customers. The 2016 Customer Service Award honors them for their impeccable customer service and commitment to customer satisfaction, ” said Mitchell.

Carmello’s earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Carmello’s earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. was nationally recognized by Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence and winner of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice award. Carmello’s is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re a community restaurant, a family restaurant...and our customers are what make us successful, we’re grateful for their continued support,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.

Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting several information sessions for potential students’ families to get general information, a curriculum overview, and meet BASIS.ed alumni. Events are available, July 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 29 in various locations in Vienna, Va., McLean, Va., Great Falls, Va. and Reston, Va. For more information or to register, go to http://hubs.ly/H03z_yl0  or call 703.854.1253.

BASIS Independent McLean July events include:
Wed., July 13 at 6:30 PM - SPECIAL EVENT: General Information Session with Director of Admissions and BASIS.ed Alumni: Discover how we create a positive school culture from a BASIS.ed student. Admissions Office , 7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 5150, McLean,Va.