Stir It Up

Meet The Sauce Queens at Whole Foods Georgetown

January 27, 2014

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It all began in Eli Rakis’ kitchen. As friends, she and Sally Eastman would get their families together. They would chat as they prepared snacks or dinner for their children and husbands. They would share stories, recipes, and ideas, and worried about the ingredients in some store-bought foods. They were always on the lookout for new ideas and products to make easy, healthy and delicious meals.
The Sauce Queens
were born when Rakis realized her friends, including Eastman, loved the sauces she developed for her family and together, they could make them available to others. They approached Whole Foods Market in Old Town Alexandria late in 2012. Just over 13 months later, they are in 11 stores in the Metro DC and Baltimore areas.

Sauce Queen sauces are an effortless way to transform a regular meal into something extraordinary. They are perfect as dips for chips and veggies, as spreads on sandwiches and burgers, as a condiment for steak, chicken and seafood, and as an ingredient to enhance the flavor side dishes. They are made in small batches with fresh, wholesome ingredients.

The Sauce Queens are often at the Georgetown Whole Foods providing samples of their sauces. Winesdays are their favorite when customers receive five samples of wines along with five food pairings throughout the store for just $5. Meet them this Wednesday, January 29 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in Whole Foods Georgetown at 2323 Wisconsin Avenue.

Also this weekend, come into the store for Super Bowl pairings with the Sauce Queen Sauces!

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Live at Gypsy Sally's

January 20, 2014

Georgetown's newest music venue, Gypsy Sally’s, offers an affordable and friendly space where adults of all ages may enjoy sharing great food, drink and music.

Located under the Whitehurst Freeway at 3401 K Street NW in Georgetown, Washington DC, Gypsy Sally’s second story windows look out on the Potomac River and the Key Bridge.  Featuring local, regional and national Americana acts, Gypsy Sally's hopes to complement the venerable Blues Alley as well as evoke memories of Georgetown’s entertainment heyday where locals and tourists had their choice of great music clubs like the legendary Bayou, the Cellar Door, Desperado’s and Crazy Horse Saloon.

Check out the schdule of upcoming musical artists, and buy tickets here.

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2013 Georgetown Holiday Window Dressing Competition

November 28, 2013

The Georgetown Business Improvement Districts's (BID) 2nd Annual Holiday Window Competition is well underway with many Georgetown merchants from design, fashion and food decorating their storefronts for the holiday season.

Facebook voting for the best window display will take place from Tuesday, December 3 to Friday, December 20.

This year, merchants will be using four elements of their choosing to deck the halls plus a fifth element of lights in keeping with the Fete des Lumieres Georgetown event. To see the voting and album from last year click here.

Check back to the Georgetown BID Facebook page on Tuesday, December 3 to begin voting!

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