Thursday, January 8, 2009

Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) will celebrate Inauguration Week with special events at each of its FIVE restaurants

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- Get into the spirit of the inauguration early with Rustico’s unique Obamarama beer celebration on Tuesday January 13, 2009. Participants of the celebration will take home specialty glassware from a selection of great American draft beers including the Kona Pipeline Porter from Hawaii and rich and complex Dogfish Head World Wide Stout. Rustico will dedicate all 30 of its draft beer taps to a stellar lineup of all-American brews for the remainder of January to commemorate this inauguration.

Rustico is located across the street from Buzz at 827 Slaters Lane in the Potomac Plaza in Alexandria, VA. For more information, please visit the website at www.rusticorestaurant.com or call 703-224-5051.

Tallula - Celebrate the inauguration with Tallula’s Three-Course Inauguration Menu available from Saturday, January 17 until Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Priced at $38, the three-course menu offers diners a choice of several dishes, with standouts like the Roasted persimmon salad, Lamb Stew with coffee-braised lamb, white beans and lemon gremolata, Pumpkin Ravioli with cranberries, hazelnuts, brown butter and marjoram and desserts such as Pear tart and Bread pudding. In addition to the fixed price menu, Tallula will also offer its traditional dinner menu.

To celebrate the inauguration of the 44th President, Tallula will offer a wide variety of spectacular wines for $44 a bottle and extend its hours of operation.

Tallula is located at 2761 Washington Boulevard in Arlington, VA. For reservations or more information please visit the website www.tallularestaurant.com or call 703.778.5051.

EatBar - will also host two special theme nights on Monday and Tuesday. Bid farewell to the Bush administration on Monday night, at the "Out with the Old" Texas BBQ party. Specials include Country fried steaks with black pepper gravy, Brisket or BBQ plate with cornbread & slaw and Texas style chili, as well as beer specials from The Lone Star state.

Tuesday night’s "In with the New" party is an ode to Chicago street food. Customers can look forward feasting on Red Apron Butcher Shop’s Chicago-style dogs and Italian beef sliders, while sipping on special Chicago-scene cocktails and beers.

EatBar is located next door to Tallula at 2761 Washington Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia. The gastropub is open from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, please call 703-778-9951.

Vermilion - Customers staying away from their DC offices on Monday and Tuesday can try out one of Executive Chef Tony Chittum’s "power lunch boxes." The value-friendly meals include “The Intern,” priced at $11, which includes a half Davon Crest salad, a cup of butternut squash soup and half of the roast beef sandwich; “The Junior VP,” a two-course meal, priced at $15, that includes a choice of Davon Crest greens or butternut squash soup and any sandwich; and “The CEO,” a two-course meal, priced at $19, which includes a choice of soup or salad and any main course. Diners may add any dessert or a glass of wine to any power lunch meal for an extra $5. And with the televisions tuned to the inaugural events, customers don’t have to worry about missing any of the action on Tuesday.

In addition to the power lunch box, Vermilion is also offering an Inauguration Four-Course Tasting Menu for $44. The special menu will be offered from Monday, January 12 until Saturday, January 24, 2009. Vermilion will also be serving a large number of excellent wines for $44 to commemorate the inauguration of the 44th President.

Vermilion is located at 1120 King Street in Alexandria, VA. For reservations or more information, please visit the website at www.vermilionrestaurant.com or call 703-684-9669.

Buzz -We’ve been inspired by President-Elect Obama’s professed love of sweet potato pie. Buzz is offering a grab-and-go Sweet Buzz Boxx priced at $6.50 each, so customers can pack a snack and take Buzz to the Mall. Each Buzz Boxx includes a sweet potato goodie (cupcake, brownie or individual tart), an inaugural iced sugar cookie and some Chicago-style popcorn. Buzz will also be serving Red Apron panini, specialty sandwiches and salads.

Buzz is located at 901 Slaters Lane in Alexandria, VA and is open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily. For more information, please visit the website at www.buzzonslaters.com or call 703-600-2899 (703-600-BUZZ).

Evening Star Café, No. 9 Lounge and Planet Wine -Celebrate the historic inauguration at our all-day open house in the No. 9 Lounge on Tuesday, while being served a special menu of snacks and lounge food prepared by Executive Chef Will Artley. Guests can catch all the inaugural events on the large screen TV set up in the lounge. Customers seeking a truly spectacular private dining experience should consider the Planet Wine Farm Table.

Evening Star Café is located at 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.

Inaugural Peace Ball - NRG’s Star Catering will be providing full catering service to over 1,200 guests at the 2009 Inaugural Peace Ball, presented by Busboys and Poets at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Executive Chef Steve Mannino’s exceptional menu will be paired with an excellent and thoughtfully chosen selection of fine wines, beers and a special inaugural cocktail. For more information about the Peace Ball, please visit www.peaceball.org. For information about Star Catering, please call 703-549-8090 or visit www.starcateringevents.com.

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