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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pete's Dish - March 19

What's going on in and about town!

This just in from in Washington, D.C.: A friend wrote to me about Lady Camellia Pastry Tea Room (pictured), a soothing respite for a spot of tea in a cozy room. Peachy pink hues lend a sense of Old English and New French sensibilities with tables set in elegantly floral gold-rimmed white porcelain. Feel free to take an afternoon tea! Look for imported loose leaf teas (including fruit teas) to sip while chewing over a scone. Thanks for the news courtesy of Rohan Williamson, special to Lady Camellia is located at 3261 Prospect St in Georgetown. For reservations and more info, go to Follow @WTOP on Twitter and on the WTOP Facebook page.

Attention all vegans, vegetarians and well, everybody else! The HappyCow Cookbook (Get it? Our beaming bovine buddies are getting a break) to be released in June will lead you to vegan and vegetarian cuisine from dining spots all around the world. Eric Brent, creator of HappyCow and Glen Merzer, co-author of Food Over Medicine have compiled mindful recipes such as the Buddha Lentil Burger from Buddha Burgers in Tel Aviv (; the Wild Forest fried mushroom concoction with jalapeno mashed potatoes from Plant in Asheville, N.C. (; Pumpkin Noodle Salad from 222 Veggie Vegan ( in London; and Gluten-Free Coconut Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes from Chaco Canyon in Seattle (
For more information, go to; check out their page on Cow; tweet away on twitter @Happy Cow.

Get out your beads again and support your foodie street vendors! The New Orleans Vendy Awards will take place on Thursday, April 3rd at NOLA’s historic French Market. For more info and tickets, go to

There’s still time to celebrate March Madness at recently opened Pop @ Pod in East Midtown Manhattan. Represent your favorite teams by sporting some sportswear and score with the restaurant's after work "Superman Combo," available during the March Madness period, starting after 5pm. The special includes The Superman (a "game-day" burger loaded with bacon, fried pickles and grilled onions), an order of fries, and chuggable draft beers for a 20 bucks. Reserving your own booth with individual flat-screen is also an option. Rah rah rah! Pop @ Pod is located at 230 E 51st St, New York, NY, 646-277-2900. Visit them at, also seen below.  

1 comment:

  1. I would love to visit our old, dear, crescent friend very soon! Thanks for this, Peter!