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City Square Café: Great Food All Day

January 7, 2015 5:04 pm

The history of the City Square Café is an interesting one. It was previously known as the Sandwich Factory until some new owners purchased it in 1989. They remodeled and renamed the place, slowly and steadily turning it into one of the most popular restaurants in town.

Breakfasts are well-regarded here, with some particular standouts being the eggs Chesapeake, which is an eggs Benedict with two crabcakes, as well as the omelets. Dinners are also quite good, with locals lauding the seafood paella and the amazing hand-cut ribeye steak with horseradish béchamel sauce and fingerling potatoes. The signature dish, the Chicken Bravo, is also quite popular – a spicy breast of chicken in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce with fettuchini pasta and fresh Parmesan cheese.

Visit City Square's website to find out more about this Manassas restaurant!

City Square Café
9420 Battle Street
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 369-6022

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How to Create a Cheese Plate Your Party Guests Will Love

December 23, 2014 6:48 pm

Ah, cheese. From mild cheddar to zesty Brie, there are a wide variety of reasons why people all over the world love this flavorful food. If you want to make the perfect cheese platter for an upcoming party, these foolproof tips will help you to turn your love of cheese into a perfect hors d’oeuvres for entertaining.

  1. Choose the right amount for your guests. As a general rule, it’s smart to allot at least two ounces of cheese per guest. Calculate the number of guests you’ll have beforehand and do some simple math to ensure that everyone gets their fair share.
  2. Mix soft and hard cheeses. A well-blended cheese plate includes a perfectly balanced blend of soft cheeses, like goat cheese, and hard cheeses, like aged gouda.
  3. Mix mild and intense flavors. You also want to blend mild cheeses with more flavorful options on your board. Think mild options such as fresh mozzarella combined with an intense cheese like a firm Gruyère.
  4. Serve the cheese properly. Organize the cheeses on a wooden platter, and be sure to leave enough space between cheeses. Set out a different knife for each type, and give each of your guests his or her own plate. Also, set out some neutral crackers or dry breads as palette cleansers.

Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate [Food + Wine]
How to Set Up a Cheese Platter [Food Network]
The Perfect Cheese Platter [Real Simple]

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