Mangia! Tonight President Obama and First Lady @MichelleObama are hosting their final State Dinner with a dinner prepared by Guest Chef @MarioBatali in collaboration with our White House Chef that includes ingredients from the @WHKitchenGarden. On the menu: dishes including potato agnolotti and beef braciole pinwheel with broccoli rabe.
Sammy T’s closes this weekend after 35 years in Fredericksburg. [The Free Lance-Star]
After a decade in business, La Caraquena updates its menu to include street food, including cachapa, “a big corn pancake, folded in half and filled with cheese. With a corn kernel-filled batter and a mozzarella-like soft and melty queso de mano inside, it’s a sweet-and-salty combination that’s borderline addicting.” [Falls Church News-Press]
After abandoning plans to set up in Bluemont, B Chord Brewery looks to Round Hill. [LTM]
The case for drinking Virginia wine in Virginia restaurants, especially at Marshall‘s Field & Main. [WaPo]
Produce from the First Lady‘s garden and sweet potato agnolotti were among the items at the Obama’s last state dinner for the Italian prime minister. [GrubStreet]