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LocalLove: Dolcezza

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I’m finally catching up and sharing one of my favorite new spots I discovered this Summer… Dolcezza

True to its name, Dolcezza, delivers sweetness and delight in every bite.  With locally- sourced, handmade (hello! the factory is in my neighborhood) gelato and coffee, their fare does not disappoint.

It’s the perfect spot to check out with a few friends on a lazy weekend. I would highly recommend it.

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LocalLove : Pleasant Pops

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Guys…OMG you guys… I found a really cool place. DC has it’s very own restaurant devoted to…wait for it…. POPSICLES.  Ten year old me is freaking out. I mean seriously.

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Pleasant Pops is located off of Florida & 18th NW and has the yummiest ice pops.  According to their site…

“Pleasant Pops was born in 2009, because we really liked traditional Mexican ice pops called paletas and couldn’t find any in Washington, D.C. When we created Pleasant Pops we wanted to combine the Mexican tradition of fresh fruit ice pops with local and sustainable agriculture from the greater D.C. area.” 

The experience does not disappoint.  With over 100 flavors and super fresh ingredients their ice pops are the perfect cure for even DC’s most humid days.  My beautiful friend, Caroline, of a Different Story, and I checked it out a few weeks ago and it was the perfect setting for our catch up sesh.

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Isn’t she just adorbs? I mean, really!

On top of great popsicles, Pleasant Pops also has a number of other fresh, locally-sourced food options.  Their sandwiches were also great.

If trecking it to Florida Ave is just too much for you, you can also find them at a number of the local farmer’s markets and around town in their food truck “Big Poppa”.  Check them out on twitter for location and other fun updates @pleasantpops .

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Enjoy!

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H St. Festival

H St.The H St. corridor in DC is one of my favorite places.  Maybe I’m a bit biased, but it’s just cool.  A little bit gritty, a lot bit rock n’ roll and filled to the bring with interesting things and people to see.

Today is the day that H St. NE shows off!

It’s the annual H St. Festival.  Click here for details.  There’s going to be tons of people, food trucks, music, and other crazy things to see and do.  I’m particularly excited because the CapCityBand is playing on the main stage (1:45pm) and the gospel stage (4pm) today! Come on out and cheer us on.

All right I have to go practice for the five millionth time now.

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LocalLove: Cowbell Kitchen

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While antiquing a few weeks ago I came across the cutest outdoor kitchen/food truck.  With pixie sticks, colorful pennants and a proprietor, Cheryl Ann, that instantly makes you feel like an old friend, Cowbell Kitchen is not to be missed!  Nestled conveniently right outside of Old Lucketts Store, they serve up delicious and gourmet food – FRESH!  I was lucky enough to sample some of their fare during my antiquing venture earlier this Summer and it was delish!  I would whole-heartedly recommend them!

On top of all that, they’ve created this super awesome thing called… get this… “Twinkle Bell Secret Dining Fellowship”.  I don’t know about you, but I want to be apart of a secret dining fellowship (and I don’t mean eating girls scout cookies at home alone).  Described as “… a laid back evening in cahoots with The Old Lucketts Store…we will present a creative food, outdoor and atmosphere adventure somewhere on this inspiring property.”

I mean seriously… this is not to be missed!

You can read about their last edition here. How fabulous!

Their next dining adventure is taking place under the stars on Saturday, August 24th (RSVP by August 17th to Cheryl.615@hotmail.com)  You can see all the details for their next one here. Go check it out and let me know all about your adventure!

You can find out more about Cowbell Kitchen here, here and here(with a video!).

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