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Helping our community – Meals of Hope

Many of our customers have offered to purchase meals for frontline workers and people in need. We have heard you!

We are happy to partner with Toast & Taste to send “Meals of Hope” to our local doctors, nurses, homeless shelters and other charities in need of a free cooked meal. We will offer meals individually packaged and ready to heat and eat.

Buy Meals of Hope for $12.00 each. Order as many as you want!

By purchasing Meals of Hope, you are supporting our business and donating to our community in one step. You can buy as many meals as you want and we will deliver them weekly to our local charities.

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Wayne Rooney at Peacock for first team Luncheon

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An honor to have the entire #DCunited team with us, big Thanks @waynerooney @birnbaum15 for hosting your first team luncheon with us. Wonderful to have all the players.

DC has a genuine world celebrity in its midst. Wayne Rooney recently signed with D.C. United, and as the Washington Post has noted, he has more Twitter followers than all of DC’s sports teams and their biggest stars combined. In his native Britain, Rooney’s hairline is a matter of national importance. But in Washington, Guardian reporter Les Carpenter discovered, very few people know who he is.

This is probably a nice change for Wayne Rooney, who can’t even get away with a drunken VW ride back home. This is an ever-more worldly place, but the planet’s most popular sport still commands a smaller percentage of the region’s mental real estate than hockey. So don’t forget to check out Clarendon, Wayne Rooney!

In fact, you could argue that Rooney will be the rare global celebrity who simultaneously will be what we call “Washington famous”—subject to wall-to-wall tabloid coverage back home, but engendering the sort of quiet, recognizing-Janet Napolitano-makes-me-part-of-the-cosmopolitan-tribe thrill here inside the Beltway. For many people here, intermittent fame is the ideal. It’s what lets you fill Politics and Prose during your book talk and then dine in peace across the street. (That unwritten compact used to cover most administration officials, too, but it’s now off.) It’s also one of the underappreciated reasons for living here: You can do work that touches a lot of people and still have plenty of elbow room at the farmers market. The fame Wayne Rooney enjoyed in Britain looks more like the type of fame young people expect–dumb nicknamesintriguesordid sex scandals. Here he’ll be able to go to work, come home, and maybe even go to dinner without making Playbook. He’ll of course need to avoid David Brooks if this is what he wants.

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D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum’s perfect day

In D.C. Dream Day, we ask our favorite people in the area to tell us how they would spend a perfect day in the District. See previous dream days from Mayor Muriel Bowser, BYT’s Svetlana Legetic, Story District’s Amy Saidman and more.


Steve Birnbaum will always be a Southern California kid at heart. After D.C. United drafted the defender in 2014, the nation’s capital presented no shortage of culture shock. “Everything was just so fast-paced,” says Birnbaum, 27. “I would ride my skateboard to the Metro and I’d be wearing shorts and a hat or whatever. Everyone would be in suits … staring at me like, ‘Does this guy have a job?’ ” Well, yes: Over five professional seasons, Birnbaum has earned MLS All-Star honors, made 11 appearances for the U.S. national team and regularly worn the captain’s armband for a United club that will christen its new stadium, Audi Field, on Saturday. He also can now call himself a true Washingtonian, having relocated from Arlington to Logan Circle two years ago with his fiancee, Jeanne Shewmaker, the director of merchandising at Georgetown boutique Tuckernuck. While there’s no soccer on Birnbaum’s D.C. dream day, the sports world still looms large.

I’d love to start by playing golf. I have a buddy who manages 1757 Golf Club out in Virginia and I’d drive out there, get an early tee time — a 7:30 a.m. tee time is ideal for me. So I’d wake up at 5 and play until 11 or noon.

I’d then get home in Logan Circle and ride my bike from Logan to Peacock Cafe in Georgetown, which is my favorite restaurant in the city — especially for lunch and brunch. I usually get the Sophia Loren, a turkey sandwich. Shahab [Farivar], the [co-]owner, is great, and he always recommends it. It’s a day off, so maybe I’ll have a beer. They also have these cookie ice cream almost sandwiches, so I’d get that. And I’d then stop by my fiancee’s work in Georgetown.

Read more at Washington Post…

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Kristen Wiig Was Just Spotted Shopping on 14th Street, NW

Kristen Wiig was spotted shopping on 14th Street, Northwest, Friday afternoon. Wiig is in town filming the Wonder Woman movie sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, in which she plays Barbara Minerva, also known as Cheetah. Comics fans know her character as a supervillian, an artifact-obsessed archaeologist seeking to obtain, among other things, Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. Preliminary set stills show Wiig portrayed in what appears to be a natural history museum.

Wiig stopped into both Salt & Sundry and Little Leaf  for some light shopping in a casual-cool ensemble of yellow overalls, a striped shirt, some apparently well-loved Birkenstocks, and giant sunglasses.

A witness described her as “cute and unassuming.” Wiig is apparently a fan of quality paper goods: she appeared to pick up some cards.

Besides Wiig, Gal Gadot, who plays Diana Prince, has been spotted several times around town, including dining at Rasika, hanging out around Georgetown at the Peacock cafe, as well as hovering over the Capitol Building. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, has also been making appearances as late. Carter is not only a local (she lives in Potomac), but also a serious Caps fan.


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Gal Gadot hangs out in Georgetown

Hey, isn’t that … Gal Gadot, who’s in town filming the “Wonder Woman” sequel, having a casual dinner at the Peacock Cafe in Georgetown Monday night?

The actress, who plays the titular superhero, was off-duty chic in sandals, white skinny jeans and a summery T-shirt, a spy says. Gadot was with a small party, per our source, and was friendly with other patrons (she walked her young daughter around the restaurant a bit). Clearly, she’s getting to know the town’s restaurant scene (she was spotted last week at Rasika West End).

Meanwhile, the OG Wonder Woman, Potomac resident Lynda Carter — who famously played the Amazonian princess on the long-running TV show — has been spotted out and about, too: Carter is a massive Caps fan and has been seen rocking the red at Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. The team’s official Twitter account posted a video Monday night of Carter — wearing a jersey over a stylish upturned-collared blouse — cheering them on. “The Original #WonderWoman is back for Game 4!” was the caption. “@RealLyndaCarter is the best.”

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Peacock at the White House

While you were spending your spring break at the beach getting tropical, First Lady Michelle Obama was in D.C. getting cultural.

The First Lady held a celebration in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday in honor of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. Here’s what you missed:

1. Celebrating culture

To introduce Obama, University of Maryland student Ashley Azmoodeh spoke about her own family’s connection to the holiday and its importance.

“The most memorable celebration from my childhood, one that we continue to celebrate annually, is Nowruz, meaning ‘New Day,’” Azmoodeh said.

The First Lady paid homage to the holiday by noting its long history and cultural significance for people around the world.

Obama also presented the White House Haft Seen, the traditional table setting of Nowruz. The Haft Seen, which translates to “the seven S’s,” features seven items placed on a table to symbolize seven new hopes for the new year, including blessings, patience, love, sweetness and rebirth.

2. Local traditions with a worldview

Nowruz at the White House was designed as a celebration of diversity and global connections. Guests, including local leaders in business, education, government and entertainment, packed the East Room.

Keeping with the local trend, guest chef Maziar Farivar of the Peacock Cafe in Georgetown cooked a meal for the guests. The menu aimed to celebrate the importance of family by taking old family recipes from White House staffers and giving them a gourmet upgrade.

“I think it’s so fitting that we’re holding this celebration here today because one of my favorite things about the White House is how it is truly the people’s house,” Obama said. “A house that reflects the diversity of culture and traditions that make us who we are as a country, and Nowruz is one of those traditions.”

The Maryland-based Silk Road Dance Company also performed dances from around the world.

“I hope that you feel at home, and feel the welcome, the love, the spirit of this holiday,” Obama said. “I hope you enjoy the food, the friendship and just being at the White House. Isn’t it cool?”

3. The renewal of a ‘new day’

During her remarks, the First Lady talked about the changing weather and arrival of spring in D.C., connecting spring to the themes of rebirth and renewal celebrated for Nowruz.

While presenting the White House Haft Seen, Obama mentioned some items that were displayed on the table.

“We’ve got grass sprouts that represent rebirth and renewal and nature. We’ve got an apple for health and beauty. We have crushed berry spice that represent the sunrise and the spice of life,” she said. “And after a long winter, we could use a little bit of all of that, right? We’re finally thawing out.”