Friday, October 9, 2015

It’s Always Tee Time at Henson Creek Golf Course

Renowned golf architect Edmund Ault designed the Henson Creek Golf Course, a nine-hole, par-33 public course in Fort Washington. It’s a gorgeous, rolling 53 acres of trees and fairways, playing 2,461 yards from the blue tees, 2,235 from the white tees, and 1,949 yards from the red tees. There’s a clubhouse, putting green, and an 18-station driving range. Clubs and carts are for rent, while the clubhouse snack bar seats 30 people and serves the usual snacks.

The course is open year-round on a first-come, first serve basis. Locals call Henson Creek Golf Course a picturesque and affordable alternative to the area’s many private courses, a perfect place for a relaxing game.

Henson Creek Golf Course
1641 Tucker Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
(301) 567-4646

Bite Into a Freshly Made Pie at Mama’s Hot Pizza Kitchen

At Mama’s Hot Pizza Kitchen, the pizzas are made from scratch using homemade dough and fresh ingredients, just like Mom used to make — well, someone’s mom, that is. Everything tastes like it was made with love and care at this local favorite, which is a popular dine-in or delivery option in the Suitland area.

The menu includes specialty pizzas like the barbecue chicken, Hawaiian, and spinach feta, as well as vegetarian options made without meat. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, you’ll find other casual favorites like grilled burgers, pastas, calzones, and more. Single slices of pizza are available if you’re dining alone, and Mama’s hot Buffalo wings are the perfect additions to any meal. If you’re looking for tasty, convenient food at great low prices, this is the place to go.

Order your food online for pickup, delivery, or express dine-in online at Mama’s Hot Pizza Kitchen’s website.

Mama’s Hot Pizza Kitchen
3609 Saint Barnabas Road
Suitland, MD 20746
(301) 702-8181

Molten Chocolate Cake, Reinvented: Try These Three Recipes

There may be no more indulgent dessert than molten lava cake, a combination of crumbly pastry and gooey chocolate filling. There are many ways to make this treat with a variety of ingredients, and each rendition is tailored to special tastes and diets. Here are three recipes for molten lava cake that you might want to try.

  1. Red Velvet Molten Lava Cake [Half Baked Harvest]
    Silence your sweet tooth with this delicious twist on red velvet cake. Mix in red food coloring, coconut milk, and melted chocolate for an elegant take on this classic recipe.
  2. Molten Chocolate Cake [Pioneer Woman]
    Real butter, fresh eggs, heavy whipping cream, and semi-sweet baking chocolate all get representation in this authentic molten cake recipe. Enjoy tantalizing step-by-step photographs while you prepare it.
  3. Molten Chocolate Cakes [Food and Wine]
    A mere seven ingredients and four steps; making a fabulous molten chocolate cake doesn’t get any easier than this recipe from Food and Wine.

Temple Hills Skating Center: Let the Good Times Roll, The Verona at Silver Hill!

Roller skating is one of those rare activities that people of all ages can enjoy, and Temple Hills Skating Center is one of the best places to do it in Suitland. This large, colorful skating facility contains a hardwood floor-covered rink at its center, which is carefully maintained in order to provide a safe and fun skating experience for everyone who visits. There are fun events like the Adult Skate Night and the Affordable Family Fun Skate, as well as educational skating lessons for both kids and adults.

Temple Hills Skating Center contains a full-service cafe that offers pizza, hot dogs and nachos if you get hungry while skating, and there are also drinks and desserts to go along with your meal. If you want to host a private party or event at the skating rink, you can also take advantage of the private party areas, party hosts and even food and drink for every guest.

Temple Hills Skating Center
3132 Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, 20748
(301) 505-6490

Happy Labor Day!

Wishing everyone a happy and relaxing Labor Day!

National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill: The Crack of the Bat

Located within Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, the National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill is a bit slicker than you’re used to, with modern design elements befitting a downtown restaurant. In fact, this casual National Harbor sports bar is home to a 30 foot video wall, presenting diners with a larger-than-life perspective on their favorite players. The action is complemented by eye-popping sports memorabilia on the walls.

The menu is a cut above what you expect: crab dip and burgers alongside fancier soups and fish dishes. Portions are reportedly generous. National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner. You can make a reservation on their website.

National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000

Bangkok Golden: A Fort Washington Favorite for Thai Cuisine

Since 1999, Bangkok Thai has been delighting taste buds in Fort Washington. This popular restaurant is unassuming from the outside, but once you bite into your meal, you'll likely understand why it's a local favorite.

Start your meal with an appetizer of crispy spring rolls stuffed with chicken, shrimp, and sauteed onions, carrots, and mushrooms, accompanied by a sweet and sour dipping sauce. Main dishes include the ever-popular pad Thai, which Yelpers say is especially well prepared at Bangkok Golden. This signature dish offers thin rice noodles stir fried with an egg, chili powder, crushed peanut, and your choice of meat. Adventurous diners might enjoy the fiery massaman curry made with a creamy, coconut-based red chili sauce, slowly simmered with potatoes, onions, and your choice of meat. Value-minded customers will appreciate the lunch specials, which offer portions of the restaurant's most popular dishes at a reduced price.

Bangkok Golden
9503 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
(301) 248-8810

Check Out These Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas on Pinterest

You love to cook, but sometimes making an elaborate dinner just isn’t an option. With some careful planning and a bit of creativity, you can make things like Greek chicken pasta, Thai noodle dishes, and decadent burgers in just a few minutes each night. Here are three Pinterest boards filled with ideas for quick and easy weeknight meals.

Taste of Home’s Quick Dinners
If a lack of time is what's standing between you and a nutritious, flavorful meal, this Pinterest board can help. The majority of these meals take just 20 minutes or less to prepare, and many of them even make enough food to feed the whole family. All of these recipes are proven reliable because they come from the Taste of Home cookbooks, and they contain wholesome ingredients like meats, vegetables, and whole grains.

Quick Dinners
The main Pinterest board dedicated to Quick Dinners is curated by Coryanne Etienne and contains recipes from some of the top food bloggers from around the web. A Family Feast’s Korean beef barbecue and The First Year’s vegetable calzones are just two of the recipes that certainly sound much more elaborate than they actually are.

Land O’ Lakes’ Easy and Quick Dinners
The beloved butter company’s Pinterest board features simple recipes that you can make using ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. From Cheesy Dill Tortellini Salad to a portable Bento box filled with tacos, this board offers suggestions for meals at home or on the go.

Art Whino Gallery: Inspire Your Creative Side

Art Whino Gallery offers a unique opportunity for creative types in the National Harbor area: it showcases new and emerging art forms, like street stenciling, wheat pasted posters, and other DIY art forms that are perhaps deemed low-brow. But at Art Whino Gallery, this art is recognized for its creativity, political passion, and skill.

Exhibits at Art Whino often include urban mural paintings on nearby streetscapes and DJ-style musical performances in addition to more conventional painting, photography, and mixed media exhibits in the building's gallery space. Art Whino also hosts innovative and eclectic social events designed to bring creative individuals together, including masquerade balls, wrestling tournaments, and street festival-like launch parties.

Yelp reviewers say Art Whino is a must-see destination for anyone who is interested in hip, emerging, and avant garde forms of artistic expression.

Art Whino Gallery
120 American Way
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 567-8210

Southern Cooking Lives Up to the Hype at Simply Delightful

Chef and founder Russell L. Morgan had some help devising the name for Simply Delightful Soul Food & Catering: "Simply delightful!" is the exclamation that leaps from most customers' lips upon trying his traditional Southern soul food. And that's just the way Chef Morgan likes it, since his goal at Simply Delightful isn't just to serve the highest quality home-style cooking around, but also to cultivate a warm atmosphere where customers immediately feel at ease.

According to satisfied customers, he and his staff do just that. Many patrons stop in for breakfast when Chef Morgan and his kitchen team flip dense, tasty pancakes and fold fluffy, cheesy omelets. Many diners report that the chicken and waffles and the chicken tender sub are both recipes for satisfied taste buds.

Simply Delightful Soul Food & Catering
5685 Suitland Road
Suitland, MD 20746
(301) 735-7467

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