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Thunder Burger & Bar to Hold Burger of the Month Contest, Open to the Public

 Thunder Burger & Bar to Hold Burger of the Month Contest, Open to the Public

Thunder Burger & Bar, located in the heart of Georgetown, is holding a “Burger of the Month” contest that is open to the public. Patrons are encouraged to submit their best burger idea for a chance to win a dinner for two, valued at up to $50. The burger ideas submitted will all be judged by the chef, and the one selected will not only win the dinner for two, but will also have that burger named for them and offered in the restaurant for the entire month.

“This is a great chance to share your favorite burger recipe and have it named after you, if we choose to use it for the month,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “We encourage people to get creative, get interesting, and don’t be afraid to submit your idea. You never know what the winning burger is going to include.”

FREE Bridal Show/Cake Tasting At Occasionally Cake Oct. 14

FREE Bridal Show/Cake Tasting At Occasionally Cake Oct. 14

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is hosting a free wedding cake tasting at their Alexandria, Va. location at 207 King Street from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 14, featuring samplings of their popular wedding cake and cupcake flavors as part of a two-hour, free Wedding/Bridal Show, co-sponsored with White Ribbon Studios Photography. Other wedding vendors will also showcase music, wedding attire, limousines, hair salons, wedding venues, restaurants and jewelry. Free two-hour parking is available, first-come, first-serve basis, a block or two north of King Street. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The event will offer Occasionally Cake cake samples, feature hair and makeup demonstrations and display a classic Bentley parked out front. Attendees will also receive gift bags.

Photos: Man Charged With DUI After Fiery DC Crash

 WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. police say a driver was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car into another vehicle, trapping two occupants inside as the car caught fire.

Police say the driver and passenger of the car that was struck sustained third-degree burns and were hospitalized Sunday in critical condition. A total of six people were injured as a result of the crash, including two police officers.

The crash occurred around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington. Police say two officers suffered minor burns while freeing the occupants of the car that was struck.

The two occupants of the striking vehicle also suffered minor injuries. Police say the driver, a 38-year-old man, has been charged with driving under the influence. Additional charges are pending.




DC Teacher Admits To Sending Lewd Message To Girl

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Washington elementary school teacher has admitted to sending a lewd Facebook message to a 12-year-old who was the sister of one of his students.

The Washington Post reports Jurelle Turner pleaded guilty Friday in D.C. Superior Court to "certain obscene activities and conduct." School system officials say they have begun efforts to fire him.

Turner, 46, has worked for the school system since 1994 and was teaching first grade at Brookland Education Campus at Bunker Hill. He was placed on paid leave after police launched an investigation in April.

Court documents say the victim was a Brookland student and the older sister of one of Turner's students.

Turner is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9. He faces a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

5 Tailgating Burger Toppings to Try This Season

5 Tailgating Burger Toppings to Try This Season

Tailgating has come to be a national pastime, with people doing it in the parking lots of football games across the country. They also do it before concerts and other events, but football remains a stronghold when it comes to tailgating popularity. One of the most popular things people do during tailgating is to pull out a small grill and whip up a meal prior to heading into the game. This football season, it’s time to take things up a notch and opt for some unique burger toppings, as well as a whole new twist on a burger!

“Do yourself a favor and, at least once this season, try shrimp burgers at your tailgating party,” says Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, who is the founder of CBS Foods and The Original Shrimp Burger. “Those tailgating with you will be impressed that you made such a tasty decision. Shrimp burgers cook up quickly and bring something new to the folding table.”

DC Teachers Eligible For $1,000 Grant

WASHINGTON (WUSA) --  A new grant program will allow DC teachers to apply for up to $1,000 for 'innovative classroom projects,' DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced.

The $25,000 grant program is available for all Washington Teachers' Union members from all DCPS schools. The grant proposal can vary from $50 to $1,000 dollars depending on the need project.

"With this grant, they have the opportunity to apply for funds to try new and innovative ideas to boost student learning even further," Henderson said. "I fundamentally believe we have the greatest teachers in America and I want to help them in any way I can."

DCPS teachers were notified of the grant last week. Grant winners will be given a gift certificate to School Specialty, an online teacher supply store.