Thankful for Thanksgiving
It’s more than eating turkey, watching football, and taking naps!
Thanksgiving is a national United States holiday that takes place every third Thursday of November, this year on November 24th.
The first Thanksgiving dates back to 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn feast. Then, for more than two centuries, Thanksgiving was celebrated on different days by the US colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
According to the National Turkey Federation, 90% of American households eat turkey for Thanksgiving- whether it be roasted, baked, or deep-fried. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
Parades have also become a common aspect of the holiday. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the largest and most famous, attracting up to 3 million in-person spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television viewing crowd.
As in the name, Thanksgiving is dedicated to giving thanks. So, this year take an extra moment to figure out what you are most grateful for.Read More
The spooky side of Maryland
Who doesn't like a good ghost story? Do you binge Ghost Hunters until 3 am? And who doesn’t like to see, first hand, the sites of hauntings? Eventbrite is sponsoring the Savage Mills Ghost Tours to satisfy that spectral itch you’ve been having.
Discover the Mill’s haunted history where restless spirits continue to roam these halls to this very day. Learn about the working conditions during 19th century Savage Mill and how they tie to the ghostly encounters today and the cheeky little girl who loves tripping the living.
Tours are available on November 2nd and 5th, from 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm. You will be guided on your tour by the Savage Mill’s historian who will regale you with stories and impress you with all sorts of facts and information about the Mill and its history.
Information about this once-in-a-lifetime experience can be found here. You can also purchase tickets for either date as well. Come on out and give it a try, we’re confident you’ll have a great time.Read More
Better food means better living
Does the idea of delicious food that is also fresh, healthy, and fills not only your stomach, but also your spirit and soul make you stand up and say “I know where I want to eat tonight”? Give True Food Kitchen a try.
True Food Kitchen is the only restaurant fundamentally based on science which ensures all of its craveable dishes and drinks work to increase the longevity of our people and planet.
At True Food Kitchen, their menu is carefully crafted so that every bite and every refreshing sip serves up big flavor, an abundance of fresh ingredients and a taste of the unexpected. Their artisan chefs create crave-worthy classics alongside a steady rotation of seasonal offerings that take advantage of naturally ripe fruits and vegetables so their flavor is full and their nutrients rich. Creative, hand-crafted beverages built around seasonality, quality ingredients and simple preparations complement every occasion from brunch, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert. Always room for dessert.
Visit True Food Kitchen at 221 Rio Blvd, Suite 0221, Gaithersburg. More info and a menu can be found here.Read More