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GOSSIP & ENTERTAINMENT
Lady Gaga Surpasses Britney Spears on Twitter

Lady Gaga exceeded Britney Spears over the weekend as the most-followed user on Twitter. Gaga has landed over 5.7 million fans beating Britney’s 5.6 million.

Gaga thanked her fans in a video posted online. Dressed as a Gaga Glenda Twitter Good Witch she announced herself the “queen of Twitter” because of all of her “beautiful little monsters.”

“May you always have soft cuticles while tweeting,” Gaga good witch wish to her followers. But she promised she won’t participate in any “celebrity online shenanigans” but to “always tweet and tweet again.”

Watch the Gaga video below and tell us what you think about Gaga’s new fan twitter fame and video?

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Salem Farmers' Market Celebrates

Get out of work early and head to Salem, MA on Thursday August 26th. Salem Farmers’ Market is celebrating Massachusetts Farmers’ Market week with a cooking demo, and presentations to start off a great market day. The day begins at 3:00 pm with the ringing of the market bell.

It will be more like the dinner bell when Executive Chef/Owner Antonio Bettencourt of 62 Restaurant & Winebar shows off his cooking skills with a food demo. There will also be a number of special appearances, and presentation. Jennifer Johnston, Co-Host & Executive Producer, NECN’s TV Diner, will have a few remarks. Have an opportunity to meet state and local officials like Scott Soares Commissioner, MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, Julia Kehoe Commissioner, MA Department of Transitional Assistance, Salem, MA Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Jennifer Bell Salem Main Streets, as well as Gus Sousa Farmers Market Manager. While you shop the local market listen to music by cellist Simon Linn-Gerstein. No worries about waking up for work in the morning with the market closing at 7:00pm.

RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Lobstah Rolls Into DC

A product of Maine, specialized in New York, is now available in DC for the month of August. Lobstah. Brooklyn’s Red Hook Lobster Pound will be serving lunch all around town. Lobster is trucked down from Maine nearly everyday. This mobile heaven shouldn’t be hard to miss. Silk-screen gives the truck a weathered wooden shack look with rusty a tin roof.

At the window watch original footage of Maine lobstermen on a flat-screen. Order Maine Root sodas with Maine-style lobster or shrimp roll (not sliced or minced) served cold with mayo, lemon, and celery. Need something warm, than try the Connecticut-style lobster roll. Whole claws and knuckle meat warmed in butter. But don’t forget dessert and have Maine’s whoopee pie.

CHEAP EATS
Dallas Restaurant Week Is Here to Serve


Listen up. It’s time to make reservations to dine for KRLD Restaurant Week during August 16th – August 22nd. Enjoy a set three-course dinner for $35 at participating Dallas and Fort Worth restaurants. As you fill your tummies fill your heart knowing that the restaurant donated $7 of that cost to the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home.

A Central Market Fourth Course will be offered again this year at some participating restaurants. Make a Central Market purchase of $25 or more between July 12 and August 29 and receive a certificate (while supplies last) for a forth course. There is also an opportunity to preview KRLD Restaurant Week. During August 13 through August 15, three-course meals along with a signature cocktail will be offered for $42.

CHEAP EATS
DC Restaurant Week Starts

DC’s Restaurant Week is here. During the week of August 16 – August 22, 2010 experience more than 200 of Washington D.C.’s finest restaurants. This is a great opportunity to try 3-course lunches priced at $20.10 and 3-course dinners priced at $35.10. Choose from an range of food including Contemporary American, Mexican, French, Mediterranean, Italian, Southern, Seafood, Spanish, California, Pan-Asian and more!

Tables can fill up fast so make reservations early and especially for the most poplar restaurants. Prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. For a list of all participating restaurants go to OpenTable.com. Remember it's better to drink on a full stomach.

RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Green Room – Take Two

Green Room
2715 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75226
(214) 744-ROOM

Green Room Partners, LLC is fronted by two of the original Green Room management team, including former Green Room manager Taylor Allday and former Green Room manager and ex-manager of Trees and Gypsy Tea Room. Taylor told Side Dish they hope for a turnaround and “since the original Green Room closed with such good will, we believe its rebirth will be significant contribution to an overall neighborhood revival.” They hope to maintain the reputation for providing a high level of food and service at reasonable prices.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Food Truck Festival Meet Boston

On Sunday, Aug 8th all the food trucks in and around Boston will come together in one place. Take a trip with friends to Harrison Avenue in the SoWa district of South End and sample a number of food trucks.

SoWa Sundays and Citysearch Boston have rounded up a list of participants, including Boston Frosty, BBQ wagon M&M Ribs, soul-food peddler Fillbelly’s, Grillo’s Pickles, and The Sausage Guy. There will be no admission fee since each truck will be selling from their regular menus.

DAILY BITES
Beehive’s Chef Rebecca Newell on Chopped

Many know the Beehive with its Bohemian bistro cuisine, libations, artwork, and live music nightly. This is where Chef Rebecca Newell serves rustic comfort foods infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences seven days a week from 5:30pm -1:00 a.m.

Now see Boston’s hometown girl, Rebecca Newell, fight it out with three other talented women Chefs all setting out to be the The Food Network’s Chopped Champion. When asked to tell what it was like to film the episode Rebecca, who admitted to being a little nervous, said, “The whole thing made me itchy.” She did find the experience “great” and “intense.”

Tune into The Food Network on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 10 p.m. for “Chopped” and cheer on Rebecca.

CHEAP EATS
Ris-Rush Hour

Now is the perfect time to try Chef Ris Lacoste high-quality and innovative food with the Rush Hour happy hour. Ris hosts a happy hour this week with drink specials and small plates.

Try drinks like the Redberry Lemontea or the Sweet Caroline’s Sweet Tea Vodka between $4-$6. Hungry choose from the Deviled Eggs and Salmon Rillettes, or the Braised Lamb Shanks with chick peas with yogurt, pita, pomegranate, mint and pine nuts at around $6.

The Rush Hour will run from Mon-Fri., 4-6:30p.m. Daily Rush Hour Small Plates Specials to change every day.

Ris Restaurant

2275 L Street, NW

Washington, DC 20037

202-730-2500