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Nicole Eats Video Series

Whisky Tasting at Virginia Distillery Co.

Welcome to season 2 of Nicole Eats and Travels! In this video, I visit Lovingston, Virginia’s VA Distillery Company where I learn what it takes to make their award-winning whisky. The best part, is that I get to taste it!

This season, I am journeying through the DMV where I’ll be spotlighting some of my favorite food finds and great places to have a little fun.

For more information about VA Distillery, visit http://www.vadistillery.com.

Nicole Eats Video Series

Making Grilled Cheese at Society Fair

Welcome to season 2 of Nicole Eats and Travels! In this video, I go behind the scenes of one of my favorite places in Alexandria, Virginia, Society Fair. If you like homemade croissants, top-notch cheese, and fresh baked bread, you don’t want to miss it!

This season, I am journeying through the DMV where I’ll be spotlighting some of my favorite food finds and great places to have a little fun.

For more information about Society Fair, visit http://www.societyfair.net.

Nicole Eats Video Series

Making a Veggie Bowl at MEDI

Welcome to season 2 of Nicole Eats and Travels! In this video, I visit Virginia’s MEDI, which is a hot spot for fresh, Mediterranean food. Watch as I jump behind the scenes to see how they make their popular spicy tofu and so much more!

This season, I am journeying through the DMV where I’ll be spotlighting some of my favorite food finds and great places to have a little fun.

For more information about MEDI, visit http://www.eatmedi.com.

Nicole Eats Video Series

Making Gelato at Casa Rosada

Welcome to season 2 of Nicole Eats and Travels! In this video, I visit the family owned Casa Rosada. A gelato shop in the beautiful Old Town area of Alexandria, Virginia. Watch as I jump in the kitchen to help make one of the shop’s customer favorites: banana split gelato.

This season, I am journeying through the DMV where I’ll be spotlighting some of my favorite food finds and great places to have a little fun.

For more information about Casa Rosada, visit http://www.crgelato.com. Please note that the shop closes for business each January, so check before visiting. (For 2017, it will be closed from January 2 to February 12.)

Eating Out Meat Free

Virginia’s Cheesetique Reminded Me of My Love of #AllThingsCheese

Cheesetique 7/2016

I went to cheese heaven and lived to tell about it.

The moment after hearing on the radio that Saturday, July 30th was a day of celebrating cheesecake, which was once my favorite dessert, I knew I couldn’t let the day go by without having a local tasting of my used-to-be love. With a quick search of Foursquare and OpenTable for the “best cheesecake” the DMV had to offer, I landed on Cheesetique, a locally-owned gem that would, in just a few days, remind me of just how awesome cheese was and the many variations it could take.

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Eating Out Meat Free

This Almond Croissant Was Everything and More

Society Fair

I have a thing for croissants. This thing goes all the way back to my childhood days when I completely salivated over the pop of a Pillsbury can of Crescent rolls. Even today as a 30-something, I get the feels while I’m passing by the row of cans – and this is after years of training my palate to detest the taste of “stuff like that.” In essence, I love croissants and have for the longest. So, during my first visit to Alexandria, Virginia’s Society Fair, I was sure to put in an order of their almond croissant to finish out my brunch visit.

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Eating Out Meat Free

Society Fair’s Grilled Cheese (for Brunch) May Have Just Blown My Mind

Society Fair

If ever there was a restaurant or even a place that said Nicole, Alexandria, Virginia’s Society Fair would definitely be that restaurant AND that place. It’s so Parisian that I can’t even deal. Perfectly placed, mix-matched chandeliers, chocolate and almond croissants, pink plush sofas, little trinkets, big cakes and pies. Plus, a butchery in the back. It was magnifique! Although my heart skipped several beats in joy for my after-brunch treat of an almond croissant, it was my grilled cheese with tomato soup (called The Classic, on the menu) that stood out as the star of my recent visit to Society Fair.

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