Where to Play on the Weekdays: May 9-13

Jammin' at the Arboretum

Jammin’ at the Arboretum

Monday - Spend some time outdoors at the National Arboretum. Go for nature walks through the woods, visit the Washington Youth Garden, romp in open green spaces and at the old Capitol columns…so many ways to enjoy one of the loveliest places in the city. Hours are 8am – 5pm, and admission is free.

Tuesday - Make your way up to Baltimore to visit the Maryland Science Center to explore a variety of neat hands-on exhibits, play in the Kids Room, build in the new Science & Main area, and so much more. Hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is $20.95/adults, $16.95/ages 3+, free for 2 and under. (I suggest checking out their membership options — if your family of 4 goes just twice in a year, it’s worth it. Plus, there’s reciprocity with other museums around the country.)

Wednesday - Join a brand new series for parents and little ones at Cathedral Commons. The mixed-use development on Wisconsin Avenue is launching Mornings with Mommy & Daddies, Too!, a free interactive program for children of all ages on the second Wednesday of each month. At this first session with a “Music in Motion” theme, experience songs, dances, finger-plays, stories, instrument play, creative movement, puppetry, and more from 10-11am. Then from 11am – 12pm, create puppet crafts and enjoy sweet treats after the show. Meet at Newark Street and Wisconsin Avenue (in front of Giant Food). Admission is free.

Thursday - Let little ones jump the morning away during Toddler Time at SkyZone. The trampoline park has locations in Columbia, Gaithersburg, and Manassas, and they all offer the special sessions for ages 5 and under from 9:30-11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Admission is $5.

Friday - Join the National Portrait Gallery for some creative fun at an Open Studio Friday session. All ages are welcome to explore a different art medium each week with all kinds of neat projects. Drop in anytime from 1-6pm. Go earlier or stay after to explore the museum’s collections, too! Museum hours are 11:30am – 7pm. Admission is free. Read more about the gallery in Penn Quarter in this KFDC post.

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PYOP: Pick Your Own Produce at These Local Farms (2016)


The pick-your-own produce season starts with strawberries in the spring, then continues with more delicious fruits and veggies in the summer and fall. Heading out to the farm to do some picking is among my favorite seasonal activities with the kids. It’s a nice break from the urban bustle and a great chance to show them that food doesn’t magically appear on a plate or shelf at Trader Joe’s. Even better, the enjoyment continues with a basketful of fresh produce at home. The time is ripe for planning your own PYOP outing. Here are some great places around the area to reap some of the best treats of spring, summer, and fall. Happy Picking!

Schlagel Farms
Less than 20 miles from DC in Waldorf, MD, Schlagel Farms is one of the more popular pick-your-own strawberry places in the area, their season always beginning before other area farms, and because that’s the only PYO they offer. The fields are now open and should be yielding berries until early June. While there, you can also purchase bedded plants grown in their greenhouse, romp on the playground, and treat the kids (and yourself) to ice cream. Schlagel’s is open for picking from 8am – 7pm seven days a week. Follow them on Facebook to stay updated on their pickings.

Westmoreland Berry Farm
The farm in Virginia’s historic Northern Neck also opened their strawberry fields this weekend and welcome visitors to PYO daily. Come June, the rest of the berries (black, blue, rasp, and cherries) will become ready for picking, and peaches, nectarines, and plums won’t be far behind (see their approximate schedule here). Along with PYO, there are goats to visit and play areas for kids. Picking hours are 10am – 4pm, and the farm is open 9am – 5pm.

Great Country Farms
At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley, Great Country offers much more than just pick-your-own opportunities. The farm is well known for its big seasonal festivals and fun farm-themed attractions. A hayride takes you out to the picking fields, and kids might spy an emu or goat on the way. Visitors also have access to the barnyard, mazes, a cow train, and jumping pillow. Their u-pick strawberry fields usually open mid-late May, and you can get updates on them via Facebook and Twitter. Asparagus is available at the same time, and more berries, plums, tomatoes, okra, green beans, and hot peppers will follow in late spring and summer. The weekends of May 28-29 and June 4-5 are the annual Strawberry Jubilee with live music, pie eating contests, tart tosses, tasty food, and more. Babies 9-12 months can compete in the diaper derby, a crawl to the finish line, to compete for great prizes. Admission is $8/child $10/adult on weekdays, and $10/child $12/adult on festival weekends. Open daily 9am- 6pm.

Wegmeyer Farms
With three locations in Northern Virginia, Wegmeyer offers varying strawberry picking experiences as the settings differ at each. PYO at a historic homestead in Hamilton, then set up lunch at a picnic table (BYO) and let the kids play on a John Deere tractor slide and playground. At Oatlands, the patch and era-themed attire at the historic mansion will whisk you back to the 1800’s, and while visiting the patch is free, you can purchase tour passes for the garden and/or mansion. And at Gilbert’s Corner, enjoy strawberry picking in its most natural state; the no-fuss location is perfect for a simple outing. PYO will begin on May 9 and should last into June. Check the website for updates, hours, and directions. Bonus: They are offering a 25% discount to KFDC readers on weekdays — just mention KidFriendly DC at the register!

Mackintosh Fruit Farm
The family-owned farm in the Shenandoah Valley will open their farm to the public in late May (check the website or call for an update) with access to their strawberry fields, then blueberries, peaches, brambles, apples, and paw paw. Plan on lunch while you’re there — along with fruits and veggies, the farm also offers a variety of menu items prepared fresh every day from their own produce. Walk it all off afterward along a trail that winds through the fields and woods of the farm and let the kids play it off on the playground. This year’s hours have yet to be confirmed, but last year they were open Wednesday through Sunday from 8am – 6pm, plus Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.

Homestead Farm
Strawberry season in the popular pick-your-own fields opens in late May (exact date still TBD). More berries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins come later. Along with PYO, there are animals to visit — goats, pigs, and chickens are some of the farm’s residents. And Homestead also scores high on scenery — the lovely pastoral setting in Montgomery County makes you feel like you’re way more than 20 miles from the city. When open, the farm operates seven days a week, and PYO hours are 9am – 5pm. You can sign up to receive weekly updates by email to stay up to date on their crops.

Larriland Farm
About an hour’s drive from DC in Howard County, Larriland Farms always gets great reviews for both it’s produce and beauty. The pick-your-own season opens in late May, and they’ll have the full spectrum of berries following soon after, just about every variety of peaches, and loads of veggies available from June – October, too. (See the list and view schedules on the website.) Larriland employs Integrated Pest Management, meaning pesticides are a last resort, to keep pests below an acceptable level with minimum harmful impact on the environment. Summer hours are Tuesdays 9am – 8pm, Wednesday to Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm.

Butler’s Orchard
The farm might be best known for it’s Halloween and Easter extravaganzas, but they have a bounty of great crops, too. Strawberry fields will be open to visitors everyday, expecting to start in late May. Following soon after are more berries and sugar snap and English peas. Potatoes, apples, and pumpkins come later. Picnic there and let the kids play on the slides and playground. In past strawberry seasons their hours have been 8:30am – 6pm during the week, and 8:30am – 5pm on weekends. Stay updated on their status by following on Facebook and Twitter.

Hollin Farms
Across the river in Fauquier County, VA, Hollin Farms will kick off its strawberry picking season in late May (they anticipate around May 21), and it should last several weeks after that. Hours are 9am – 4pm Wednesday through Sunday, and they recommend calling ahead to confirm that picking fields are open. But, wait, the PYO doesn’t stop with strawberries! Other spring crops that you’re welcome to gather include lettuce, peas, arugula, bok choy, radishes, Swiss chard. Come summer, peaches, plums, blackberries, red raspberries, sour cherries, and summer veggies are available. Fall brings apples, home-grown Pumpkin Patch, fall vegetables, potatoes, and dig-your-own peanuts. And a special P.S. to meat lovers: they pride themselves on their grass-fed beef.

Green Truck Farm/Hartland Farm
Recommended by a KFDC reader last year, Green Truck and Hartland Farms are located out I-66 less than an hour from DC (Green Truck is situated at the entrance to Hartland). According to the Green Truck Facebook page, strawberries will be ready for picking mid-May, and they are predicting a monster of a season that will peak around Memorial Day weekend. The rest of their PYO offerings run the berry gamut, along with tomatoes, winter squash, and pumpkins. And at Hartland, you can get berries, then peaches, apples, and pumpkins later in the year.

Do you have a favorite PYOP farm that you don’t see here? Feel free to share in the comments, if so!


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The Weekend Round-Up: May 6-8

With my favorites at WONDER...this weekend is the last chance to see the full exhibit!

With my favorites at WONDER…this weekend is the last chance to see the full exhibit!

A fantastic mix of events and activities will brighten things up around here…along with sunshine (fingers crossed!) just in time for the special day. Happy Weekend! And a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

Flower Mart
Where: National Cathedral
When: Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

The annual festival, in its 77th year at the National Cathedral, is a wonderful way to spend a nice spring day . While plant sales, floral and horticultural displays, and boutique booths will likely be of more interest to grown-ups, there will also be music and entertainment, games and rides, tasty foods, the All Hallows Guild antique carousel, and other fun activities to delight kids as well. And be sure to visit the awesome Beauvoir School playground while your’re there. Admission is free, though concessions and some activities will cost a fee. Read about our experience there last year.

Around the World Embassy Tour
Where: More than 40 Embassies
When: Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Admission: Free

You might get to hear live music from Albania, sample snacks from Sri Lanka, see a Bolivian dance performance, and enjoy the rich tradition of Nepalese storytelling – all in one day! Cultural Tourism DC presents its annual Around the World Embassy Tour, an open house to embassies from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. The free event showcases art, music, traditional dress, and culinary delights from nations across the globe. It’s also your chance to check out the interiors of those mansions along Mass Ave & International Drive that you usually just admire from the street. A heads-up that there could be lines to get in some embassies, so be prepared. Admission is free, but bring identification, as some embassies might conduct security checks. For more about the event, read about one of our experiences there.

Last Call for WONDER(full)
Where: Renwick Gallery
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Free

It’s your last chance to experience the extraordinary WONDER exhibit in its full glory — the galleries on the second floor will close after this weekend. Even if you’ve already seen it, a repeat look is just as enchanting as previous visits. And if it’s your first time, well, you’re in for quite a treat.

Racing Art
Where: Baltimore
When: Saturday, 9am – 7pm
Admission: Free

You might see giant pink poodles and other outrageous works of art “race” down Charm City streets at the American Visionary Art Museum’s 18th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. Kinetinauts (the pilots of the moving sculptures) will compete for the Grand East Coast National Mediocre Champion, awarded to the competitor who finishes exactly in the middle (that is the BEST). Vehicles are wacky and whimsical, straight from a lunatic genius imagination and constructed out of all kinds of materials. They may be a small one-person machine or a 50-foot feat of engineering navigated by many. This is one of those spectacles you just have to see for yourself.

Cheverly Truck Touch
Where: Cheverly Nursery School
When: Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Admission: $5 (under 18 months are free)

Little ones love Truck Touch events, and you’ve got your pick of two this weekend (see below). Cheverly Weekday Nursery’s annual fundraiser welcomes children to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck, honk the horn of a dump truck, run around inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler, check out the a police car interior, stand on the back of a garbage truck, and get behind the wheel of many more cool rides. And the fun doesn’t end there—games geared toward little ones, moon bounces, concessions, balloons, and more will also be available. The event will be held in the Cheverly United Methodist Church parking lot (2801 Cheverly Avenue in Cheverly MD). Read an early KFDC post about our take on these events here.

Silver Spring Truck Touch
Where: Silver Spring Nursery School
When: Saturday, 10am – 1pm
Admisison: $5

Kids can all kinds of cool vehicles, including Montgomery County construction trucks, a fire engine, rescue vehicles, a school bus, a Metro bus, and more. Also enjoy live music from local favorite Marsha & the Positrons, as well as yummy food and drinks, arts & crafts, games and face painting. And returning this year is the popular Silent Auction, where you can bid on lots of amazing Park at the CHI Center (10501 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring), then head one block South to SSNS at 10309 New Hampshire Ave.

Fun – & Asparagus!– on the Farm
Where: Great Country Farms
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $8/child, $10/adult

Why buy mom roses when you can you can give her a bouquet of something as unique and fresh as asparagus? The veggie is at its peak and full of flavor this time of year, and you can get it at Great Country Farms – and have a ton of fun. Let dad take the kids out to the five-acre play area, while mom enjoys shopping in the Farm Market stocked with jams & jellies, honey, local meats, baked goods and great gift ideas! Or just relax over lunch and a strawberry sundae at the Roosteraunt concession stand. They’ll have a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry for each visiting mom to thank her for her love, patience, and nurturing in raising our next generation – now, that is sweet!

Go Colonial
Where: Claude Moore Colonial Farm
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: $8/adult, $3/child, free for 2 and under

Take a little time trip back to 1771 at the living history museum in McLean. At Claude Moore Colonial Farm you can see and experience what life was like in the 18th century. Visitors aren’t just welcome, but encouraged, to join a farm family in their daily farm activities. It’s a fun and educational outing for all ages!

“Perspectives” Family Day
Where: National Portrait Gallery
When: Saturday, 11:30am – 3pm
Admission: Free

Join the museum and the Ivymount School, a local school serving students with specific learning disabilities, hearing impairment and autism, for this special event. Families can learn about different perspectives in portraits, create their own portraits, and dance to the lively tunes of Sean Lane and Bay Jazz Project.

Root for the Baysox
Where: Prince George’s Stadium
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Ticket prices vary

Just because the Nats aren’t in town, that doesn’t mean you can’t catch some good baseball action. The Bowie Baysox, one of the local minor league teams, are hosting the Erie SeaWolves all weekend, and there’s extra fun and special promos to enjoy, too — post-game fireworks, a Star Trek celebration, and Mother’s Day brunch among them. Read more about Baysox games in this recent KFDC post.

Show Time
Where: Local Theatres
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by venue

* Go on a comic adventure that is fun for the whole family with Air Play at Strathmore on Friday evening
* Follow the yellow brick road to the National Theatre where The Wizard of Oz is running through May 15
* The Emperor’s Nightingale is at Adventure Theatre
* Get your groove on with Groovy Nate at Kinder Haus Toys on Saturday
* Looking for Roberto Clemente is on the Imagination Stage
* See a fairy tale on strings as Sleeping Beauty is performed at The Puppet Co.
* And Kooky Kritters is the featured Tiny Tots show there

Walks in the Woods
Where: Around the area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by locale

If weather permits (or if you don’t mind a little rain), spend some time on the trail. See flowers in bloom, tramp in places with scenic views, hike and explore history at interesting locales, and enjoy a day of active fun. This post has a a bunch of recommendations for good walks in the woods with the kids.

Family Archaeology Day
Where: Needwood Mansion
When: Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Admission: $10/person or $20 per family

See and experience what parks archaeologists do. Event features a 19th century slave quarters dig exhibit, mansion tours, a simulated archaeology dig for children, storytelling, old-time games and crafts. Bring a bag lunch and stay for the day.

Korea Day: A Family Festival
Where: Sackler Gallery
When: Saturday, 11 am–4 pm
Admission: Free

Celebrate Children’s Day with a full day of free cultural activities for the whole family. Explore the richness of Korean culture through hands-on activities, musical performances, taekwondo demonstrations, and storybook readings by staff of the DC Public Library.

Green Festival
Where: Washington Convention Center
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Admission: $13.65, free for ages 16 and under

Go green at the nation’s premier sustainability event. Explore over 250 exhibitors, hear from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulge in delicious vegan or vegetarian food, and learn all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Moms get free admission on Mother’s Day!

Community Sing
When: Saturday, 2pm
Admission: Free

Levine Music, known for bringing music to numerous communities throughout the DMV, is hosting its most ambitious community sing-along. People of all ages and abilities are invited to raise their voices in song. Levine artist-in-residence Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell will lead participants in gorgeous five-part harmonies. Bring the whole family! RSVP requested here.

Solve the Great STEM Mystery
Where: Lord of Life Preschool in Clifton, VA
When: Saturday,
Admission: $5

Join Lord of Life Preschool as they host a day of hands-on STEM fun for preschool and elementary aged kids. Get your Detective Handbook, earn clues, and work your way through interactive exhibits such as Mindcraft Molding, Lego Robotics, Math Crafts, Experiments, and much more. Enjoy some food and entertainment, too — grab lunch or a snack and watch Professor Fizzwiffle’s Magical Science Show!

Rally for Recess
Where: 660 K St. NE
When: Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Admission: Free

Join Playworks, a that believes in the power of play, at this free event to support recess in the DMVin the 2016-2017 school year. The day will be full of fun activities for families, including games, an Imagination Playground, healthy food tastings, giveaways, and more!

Savor the Day
Where: Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
When: Daily, 12-6pm
Admission: Free

Enjoy a perfect balance of kid and grown-up fun at the Dickerson, MD, locale. Sugarloaf welcomes children to join adults at the winery and even has a designated Play Area where all ages can kick balls, throw Frisbees, and be active. Bring along a picnic, listen to live music, and maybe do some hiking nearby. Be sure to savor the house specialty, of course — I highly recommend the rosé!

Mother’s Day on the Patuxent
Where: Solomons Island
When: Sunday (or anytime)
Admission: Varies

Still making plans for Mother’s Day? We celebrated a couple of years ago with a pontoon boat outing on the Patuxent River, a fun and relaxing time for all — read all about it here. But if you want to stay closer to home, you can turn many of these outdoor ventures into a family outing with some mom celebrating.

Mother’s Day Mezza Menu
Where: Lebanese Taverna
When: Sunday
Admission: $37/adult, $15/child

Take mom to brunch at a local favorite for family dining. Lebanese Taverna has a Mother’s Day Unlimited Mezza Special. It’s a great opportunity to sample many great dishes and, of course, celebrate the special day. Read more about the restaurant here.

The Ins and Out of DC
Where: Around the area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by adventure

For things to do outdoors or inside, depending on the weather or simply your preference, or for some great Mother’s Day ideas, these posts are chock full of evergreen pursuits:
The Great Indoors
The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids

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Experience 18th-Century Living History at Claude Moore Colonial Farm


It’s one thing to learn about the past through books, at a museum, or a visit to a historic site. It’s something else entirely to engage with history in an immersive way that makes you feel as if you’ve been transported back in time. This is just the kind of experience Claude Moore Colonial Farm offers its visitors. The living history locale in McLean, VA, portrays family life on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War with an authenticity that goes well beyond artifacts to view and sites to explore.


The park recreates life on a tobacco farm in the year 1771. Not only is Claude Moore set up to look as a farm would have in the 18th century, a family portrays life on the farm and goes about what would have been daily activities back then. Even more (yes, there more!), visitors are not just welcome, but encouraged to participate in those activities and get a real feel for what life was like nearly 250 years ago.

All of this is open for the public to enjoy from April through December — visitors are welcome on a walk-in basis Wednesdays to Sundays. Claude Moore Colonial Farm also offers special programs and events for enhanced and more insightful farm experiences.


Junior Interpretor Program
Kids ages 10 to 17 can truly find out what working on a colonial farm is like through this unique program. If accepted, Junior Interpreters portray, in costume, the colonial farm family’s children, working at least one day per month. While the program is fun, it also requires work — planting, weeding, tending to and harvesting crops in the fields and kitchen garden, performing maintenance tasks on the 18th century site, cleaning animal pens, assist with cooking, and much more — in all weather conditions. Read more about the program and application process here.


18th Century Colonial Market Fairs
Three weekends a year, the Farm hosts Market Fairs that draw both locals and visitors from across the country. Showcasing 18th-century life in a festive way, the events feature demos by tradesmen and artisans, a variety of musical and dramatic performances, arts & crafts for kids and adults, and savory food (often cooked on spits), and more. It’s like Ren Fest on a smaller scale, in a different era and place. Fun and educational for all, the Market Fairs are easily a family bucket list item.


Farm Membership
Once you visit Claude Moore Colonial Farm, there’s very good chance you’ll go back, making membership worth it. Rates are very reasonable ($40/family per year), and benefits include a season pass giving you unlimited admission, entry to all three Market Fairs and other special events, discounts on workshops and gift shop items, and use of the Farm’s library. Ready to sign up? Fill out then mail in the application form or call 703.442-7557 for more information.


You can read even more about Claude Moore Colonial Farm in this post about our first visit there. But I highly recommend you go experience it for yourself.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm is located at 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean VA — direction are available here. Hours are 10am – 4:30pm Wedsnesday – Sunday from April 1 – December 31. Regular admission is $3/adult, $2/children & seniors, free for ages 2 and under. Market Fair admission is $8/adult, $4/senior, $3/child, free for ages 2 and under.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Claude Moore Colonial Farm, however, all opinions expressed here are entirely my own, and I only promote places, products, and services that I truly enjoy and believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Lebanese Taverna: A Local Favorite for Family Dining


Like many families, we have our go-to restaurants for a meal out together. And by go-to I mean places with menus that appeal to all of us, are welcoming to the kids, and generally make us feel that our dining experience was worth it.


Lebanese Taverna is a go-to for us. Everyone in our family loves eating there — which is pretty amazing given Sasha’s very picky eating habits. The delicious Mediterranean flavors and nice variety of dishes practically guarantee a good meal every time we go. I usually try something different every visit, and have never been disappointed. A Kids Menu offers smaller portions of several Lebanese classics, plus there are many small plates (Mezza) and sandwiches on the main menu that work for children, too.



Owen and Sasha went that route at a recent dinner there; she ordered the Camel Wings (chicken wings with a flavorful spice) while Owen opted for the shawarma (he likes it so much, he gets the regular size). And we usually start with hummus for the table because it’s so good — this, on top of the bread and seasoned oil they bring to each table.



That same visit I tried their boullabaisse for the first time, Levi the salmon, and we both really enjoyed our entrees. I’ve also had the chicken shawarma, falafel, fatteh, lamb sandwich, and a few of the salads on other occasions. (I did mention it’s a go-to, right?) And not only is it a great place to go to with the family, it’s also a nice spot with just grown-ups. We’ve even been to a friend’s birthday celebration party at the Woodley Park location, which was lovely with a great selection of food in a private room.



The ambiance at Lebanese Taverna needs to be noted, too. The restaurants are nice and spacious, with hand-painted tiles decorating many tabletops and big, patterned pillows lining benches. That, and friendly, inviting service make the atmosphere relaxing and comfortable.


And while Lebanese Taverna is one to keep in mind for any time, a perfect occasion to go with the whole family is this Sunday when you can enjoy the Mother’s Day Unlimited Mezza Special. It’s a great opportunity to sample many great dishes and, of course, celebrate the special day. Cost is $37/adult, $15/ages 6-12.


Hungry? Go reserve your table now!

Lebanese Taverna is a family owned and operated chain of restaurants in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area. The first restaurant was opened in 1979. Today, there are 6 restaurants, 4 cafes, and a market that focus of providing authentic Lebanese cuisine and bringing a bit of the culture too. They have been voted Best Mediterranean Reader’s Choice by Bethesda Magazine and consecutively listed in the 50 Best Restaurants by Northern Virginia Magazine.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lebanese Taverna, but all opinions expressed here are entirely my own, and I only promote places, products, and services that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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