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Keller Williams / Metro Center / Arlington’s 8th Annual Bridging The Gap Gala Rocked!

Keller Williams / Metro Center / Arlington’s 8th Annual Bridging The Gap Gala Rocked!

We had an incredible time last night and raised a ton of money (numbers on the way) for Doorways for Women and Families and A-SPAN, Arlington Street people’s Assistance Network.

Thank you to all who attended. We hope you had a delightful time.

Thanks to Clarendon Ballroom for catering and hosting our event again this year. You never fail to deliver in wonderful style.

RED CARPET

RED CARPET

If you would like to contribute financially yet, please contact me. We are still taking donations!

Cheers!
Ken

11th Annual Westover Halloween

Come join us for our 11th Annual Westover Halloween!

Where?
5933 N. 16th St.

When?
October 31st, Halloween Night
530pm-730pm

As in previous years, there will be many scary sights and sounds, and lots of great candy and toys. Think goody bags! That’s what we have for you, as usual.

We will see you soon!

11th Annual Westover Halloween

11th Annual Westover Halloween

Cheers,
Ken & Team Yes I Ken!

7 Best Restaurants in Arlington, VA

7 Best Restaurants in Arlington, VA

Hi! It’s known that I am a total Foodie, love to eat out and also to cook in – and bake, even wedding cakes. So, it is with great pleasure that I am taking Frivolous Friday to talk about my favorite restaurants in Arlington, VA!

Delicious Food

Delicious Food

Here we go – not in any particular order:

1. Rus Uz serves up a delicious and unique blend of Russian and Uzbekistan cuisine. From the borsch to the plov (traditional rice dish), everything that I have tried is great.

2. Lyon Hall is a modern bistro whipping up commodities that are hard to find in the DC area. It serves Alsatian-inspired fare, including an extensive selection of sausages, house-made charcuterie and cheeses.

3. Mele Bistro – formerly Village Bistro – has been a stand-by of mine since I met the owners decades ago. Serving French and Italian fare, I have particularly always liked their fish dishes!For the steak-lover, they are spectacular on that account also. They use grass-fed beef.

4. Taylor Gourmet! Delicious, fast and affordable. Great especially for lunch. I particularly like the seasonal salads and add grilled chicken to them.

5. Willow – it rocks! Enough said. Well, ok…the food is incredible, the staff attentive and the space is very nice. Known to be the “best” or one of the best restaurants in Arlington. Spend more, get great quality.

6. Westover Market Beer Garden – The best beer haus fare I have ever had. Creative and delicious! Pair your dish with a beer on tap. They even serve breakfast / brunch! In my own neighborhood – Westover. Our neighborhood is soon to host the newest location of the Italian Store.

7. Thai Noy – From the ultra-friendly staff and the owner, Kot, to the out-of-this-world Thai food that is served up hot and incredibly delicious, this is my most-frequented restaurant in Arlington, and is the best of the restaurants that are in my neighborhood of Westover. A few of my favorites are the Emerald Curry, Chicken Basil and the Fresh Spring Roll.

I hope you enjoyed my up-to-date list of 7 favorite restaurants in Arlington. Check back for updates, as I eat out ALL the time. Have a super weekend – go get some chow!

Cheers,
Ken

7 Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day

7 Interesting Facts about Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Dog holding sign that says KISS

Hi! So, for Friday Frivolity, I have decided that I am curious about Valentine’s Day – in particular, its history – so I did a little research. Here are 7 fast facts about this very special day.

1. Though Valentine’s Day is often thought to be a holiday made up by Hallmark, they didn’t produce their first Valentine’s Day card until 1913. The official declaration of the holiday was way, way, way back in 1537.

2. Research reveals that greater than 50% of the U.S. population celebrates Valentine’s Day by purchasing a card (hopefully, they give them as well). (Source: Hallmark research)

3. In Medieval times, ladies who were looking for a suitor had a tradition on Valentine’s Day. With the hopes that they could dream of their future spouses, women would spend the evening of V’Day eating a range of bizarre foods. Not so odd, eh, as we still have the belief that food may affect sleep and dreams.

4. Historians trace the origin of Valentine’s Day to the ancient Roman Empire. It is said that people observed February 14th as a holiday to honor Juno – the Queen of Roman Gods and Goddesses, and the Goddess of Women and Marriage.

5. There are actually three (3!) saints that Valentine’s Day origins come from. (Source: stvalentiesday.org.) The Catholic church recognizes that there were three saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.

6. If you’re missing your sweetie on V’Day, you can say “hello” (and other stuff) by telephone, meanwhile thanking Alexander Graham Bell. On Valentine’s Day, 1876, he applied for a patent for the telephone (not the cell phone – that came much later – do thank him for that too, though).

7. WOW! 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes Valentine’s Day the second-most popular annual occasion to give cards. (This total does not include packaged kids valentines for classroom exchanges.) (Source: Hallmark research)

I hope you enjoyed this! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cheers,
Ken

Happy New Year’s!

Happy New Year’s!

Have an incredible evening, wherever you are. And have a super 2015!

Ken & Team Yes I ken!

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