Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Toys collected will be donated to children in New Jersey.
The Courthouse area’s Bayou Bakery will host a toy drive Wednesday to help the children in the Atlantic City area affected by Hurricane Sandy. “Being from New Orleans, I personally understand the effects of hurricanes on communities,” Bayou Bakery Chef David Guas stated in a news release. The bakery will give chocolate peanut sandies to anyone who comes in with a toy to donate. The bakery is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1515 N. Courthouse Road. Similar toy drives will also take place at the Washington and Bethesda locations of Mussel Bar & Grille and DC’s Rogue 24. Chef Robert Wiedmaier of Mussel Bar will personally deliver the toys to Galloway Community Center in New Jersey.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Bake your own pecan pie or pick on up at Bayou Bakery in Clarendon.
Chef David Guas, of Clarendon's own Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar, & Eatery, is offering up his Southern pecan pie recipe just in time for Thanksgiving. The recipe is below, but if you don't want to bake (or don't know how to), the restaurant also offers the pies for pickup. They are taking orders from now through Monday and orders have to be picked up on Wednesday before close of business. Contact Bayou Bakery for their other "Thanksgiving-to-go" options. Classic Southern Pecan Pie Chef David Guas Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery Yield: 9-inch Pie Pie Crust Ingredients 1.5 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar .5 teaspoons salt 12 tablespoons butter, unsalted and cut into small cubes 5 to 7 tablespoons water, ice cold Procedure …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The event benefiting the Arlington Food Assistance Center takes place Wednesday in Rosslyn.
Fire chiefs will take on restaurant chefs at an event benefiting the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) Wednesday evening. “We wanted to do something new,” said Joy Myers, of AFAC. “A lot of events that nonprofits host are cocktail receptions and silent auctions…this was something different.” The organization wanted to go with something food-centric for the fall fundraiser, and had heard of other cooking challenges in the area, so the idea for “Chiefs Vs. Chefs” was born. The groups will compete for the Golden Eggplant award. All proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit food assistance center, which served 80,000 clients last year and distributed 1.9 million pounds of food to needy Arlingtonians. The chefs will hail from …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Film crew profiles the Courthouse business and its king cake, a New Orleans tradition.
A British film crew spent Monday afternoon in Arlington's own Bayou Bakery, a business that's made it a priority to bring New Orleans flavor — and traditions — to the bustling Courthouse neighborhood. The focus of the shoot was the bakery's king cake, which is to Mardi Gras what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving. Owner and Chef David Guas talked about the making and history of the king cake to James Martin, host of the upcoming British television show "United Cakes of America." The cream cheese-filled cake is a New Orleans staple between Jan. 6 and Ash Wednesday and often has a plastic baby inside. Whoever ends up with the trinket buys the next cake. Guas said his business will not make the cake for customers outside of the carnival season. …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Each week, Patch publishes the latest round of restaurant inspection reports in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.
In Virginia, restaurant inspection reports aren't quite as simple as getting a letter grade or an easy-to-see number rating to post in the front window. That said, we all want to know how our favorite restaurants stack up on cleanliness and sanitation. In Arlington County, inspectors grade restaurants based on benchmarks set in the most recent version of the Food and Drug Administration Code. Establishments can be cited for violations of "core" items, "priority" items and "priority foundation" items. Since our last round-up of reports, the following restaurants have been inspected in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. The full reports, as well as other restaurant reports around the county, can be accessed on the health department's website. …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Patch readers nominated the best places to buy coffee in Arlington. Now it's your turn to determine which one is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
Where is the best place to buy coffee in Arlington? Cast your vote to let us know. Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate. Nominations were accepted on Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn Patch and Ballston-Virginia Square Patch through July 9 and include: Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24. Sign up for the Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn Patch and Ballston-Virginia Square Patch newsletter to get community information and updates on the Readers' Choice contest. The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Tens of thousands of Arlington homes remain without power. Several cooling centers open until 11 p.m. Sunday. Three public pools reopen.
Update (6:58 p.m.): Federal offices in the Washington area will be open Monday, according to Arlington County government. Federal employees have the option of using unscheduled leave or working from home. Original story (4:02 p.m.): Life in Arlington continued its gradual trek back to normal on Sunday — though some residents could be without power for a week and storm debris cleanup is expected to take two weeks. The following cooling centers were operational Sunday, many of them expanding their hours of operation into the night: Arlington County spokeswoman Diana Sun stated that WiFi was working at Artisphere, Walter Reed, and Central and Shirlington libraries. Further, swimming pools at Wakefield, Washington-Lee and Yorktown high schools…
Monday, October 17, 2011
Five things to know about what's going on in and around Arlington.
1. Bayou Bakery is teaming up with jazz musician Wynton Marsalis for the Share our Strength campaign. This week, when you order red beans and rice for dinner ($14), a portion of the proceeds will be made to the Share our Strength campaign to combat childhood hunger. Plus, you'll get credit for five Marsalis songs. 2. The Friends of the Arlington Public Library fall 2011 book sale is coming up Thursday through Sunday. Among other things, framed and unframed prints of the American West by artists Frank McCarthy and James Bama will be on sale and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Friends. Prints are already on display at the Central Library. 3. Speaking of the library, author Michael Takiff will be at the Central Library at 7 p.m. …