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    Christmas Events around Washington, DC

    We've done the Bull Run Festival of Lights the past two years and have brought some apple cider and snacks to munch on in the car. My wife is on one of those online lists for discounted tickets so it's not too expensive. For our 4 1/2 year son, it's been a lot of fun but now that he's a little older considering walking thru Meadowlark.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Didn't the animals get out of the barn already? 🤣
  3. Late! Should have done this for our anniversary dinner, too. May have to try same day reservation.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Yeah we picked up some good PB classic towels on sale from RTC.
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    Mosaic District - No Rent Required

    Le Pain Quotidien is literally next door! I do find it hilarious that an ESL founder is expanding into the suburbs. We're all getting older! 🤣
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    Ledo's cheese pizza, green beans and left over home made gingerbread cookies. It's a Monday before the holidays.
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    Oh, I didn’t make an avocado roll yet, not sure yet if it’s good for him to eat at school. But perhaps it would spoil less in a small airtight container?
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    Lunch is just the kid, dinner can vary from 2-4 adults as family is very close by. Additionally, there are different dietary restrictions and spice levels to consider. My current cooking falls into two categories, Indian family recipes and go-to dishes from the past ten years. Frankly, adding the kid's lunch meals probably accelerated the feeling of needing to learn some new recipes or even another ethnic cuisine, like 'real' Italian, just for a change of pace. NolaCaine, guess we're kind of in the same boat. My son is 4 1/2 and some of the more adventurous things I would like to prepare for him are limited by safety concerns, or eating cold food. My standard procedure is to try something out at dinner time and then work it into his lunch. Still, it feels like another year or two and a majority of these concerns will be over. He does like eating avocado rolls, but have been resisting going full bento box parenting! 😀
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    I need to learn to make some new stuff! It's hard making school lunches and then to make a different dinner a couple of weeknights.
  10. We visited NYC last weekend for our annual trek and stopped by a new places, one being the Heatonist at Chelsea Market. As a fan of the Youtube series, Hot Ones, it was fun to try a couple of the lower hot sauces at the counter. Heatonist 75 Ninth Ave, Chelsea Market - Lower Level, New York, NY 10011 (718) 599-0838
  11. Thank you for the informative talk. Sorry that I couldn't participate while it was ongoing but the questions and answers were very engaging. There really is a diversity to Indian cuisine which is unknown in the western world. In previous posts, my argument has been that things don't really travel outside of the area and I think that is especially true for Indian cuisine.
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    And we still don't have any interesting non chain places to eat other than places at Lake Anne! --- Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls (Ferris Bueller)
  13. There is that element of the DC dining scene, where the power brokers frequent, restaurants have to bear the cost of association. It's a funny little dance, I guess in LA it is the same for Hollywood and in NYC for all stripes of celebrities, too.
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    What Are Your Kids Eating Tonight?

    My wife made some pesto pasta for our son's dinner tonight, while I finished the leftover curry chicken and rice. Oh, she also made a grape tomato balsamic vinaigrette side dish. Trying to decide if I should go the ice cream route for dessert or just finish the last Petit Pot Riz Au Lait?
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    Paid Parking Slowly Killing Reston Town Center?

    Thanks for letting me know about Glory Days. Want to try the impossible burger and that's another location.