The Hawk Talk

A typical Sunday at the Eden Center

Leah DeFreitas, In-Depth Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Food

Tucked away in the maze of Northern Virginia’s largest Asian shopping center is a single secluded alleyway. Neon signs emblazoned with Vietnamese lettering flicker, fluorescent lighting strobes against peeling wallpaper. The stained linoleum runway is lined with small, rickety stalls, each advertisin...

D.C. farmers’ market attracts customers with fresh produce and central location

D.C. farmers’ market attracts customers with fresh produce and central location

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2018


Filed under Food, Showcase

While there are many farmers’ markets in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. is home to one of the top rated farmers’ markets in the country. The FRESHFARM Dupont Circle market offers items spanning from organic fruits and vegetables to woodfired pizza and fresh baked goods. Open every Sunday from 8...

Locally grown foods yields numerous benefits

Elise Jensen, Features Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Food

Often in grocery stores, signs with “Organic foods” entice consumers to buy them, even though they are unaware of the actual benefits. A healthy alternative to buying “organic food”, where the label can often be misleading as USDA cannot supervise the certification process of the “organic” la...

Cook up these easy chocolate truffles when you have chance

Cook up these easy chocolate truffles when you have chance

January 16, 2018


Filed under Food

This recipe is so rewarding for such little work! Anyone can make these successfully! INGREDIENTS - 300 g semi- sweet chocolate chips - 150 ml heavy cream - 40 g unsalted butter, diced - cocoa powder - crushed candy canes - chocolate sprinkles INSTRUCTIONS - Pour chocolate chips and diced...

Try this delicious recipe for mint M&M cookies

Try this delicious recipe for mint M&M cookies

January 16, 2018


Filed under Food

This recipe is perfect for snow days, weekends and whenever you feel you need something sweet! INGREDIENTS - 1 Cup (225 G) Unsalted Butter, cut into 1-inch pieces - 1 Cup (225 G) Granulated Sugar - ¾ Cup (150 G) Light Brown Sugar - 2 Large Eggs - 1 Egg Yolk - 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Bean...

Try this cranberry-apple salad to get some sweet with your main course this holiday season

Try this cranberry-apple salad to get some sweet with your main course this holiday season

Ellie Renshaw, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Food, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sugary? Dessert-like? Of course not! The cookbook files it under salads, so I will pile it on my plate right next to the peas and mashed potatoes.

New club collects (used utensils) for a cause

Anna Brinkhuis, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Food

At 3:05 on a Wednesday afternoon at Madison high school, the halls are mostly empty. In a matter of minutes, the building has gone from crowded and loud to silent and empty. Students have escaped to their after school activities -- sports, jobs, Netflix. Some linger though, and their voices drift from ope...

Bombay Bistro

Bombay Bistro

Alexa Skotzko, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2016


Filed under Food, Showcase

As I walk into the restaurant, Bombay Bistro, I can hear Indian music playing in the background while the host takes me to my seat. There are festive decorations around the restaurant from India, making the experience more authentic. It is dimly lit with colorful bursts of light emerging throughou...

Seniors rate Manhattan runs

Seniors rate Manhattan runs

Jackie Stein, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Food

Before school on any given day, Manhattan Bagel will be full of Madison students getting breakfast before first period; however, it has become a tradition for seniors Jack Halloran (’17) and Keyan Tahmasebi (’17) to go to Manhattan Bagel before school every Friday.  They call this routine “Man...

Fry Fights

Connor Williams, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016


Filed under Food, Showcase

Viva Taco Bamba; new eatery impresses

Viva Taco Bamba; new eatery impresses

Connor Williams, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016


Filed under Food, Showcase

Located in the heart of Vienna, Taco Bamba is a new restaurant where McGruders once resided. The recently renovated shopping center is home to five new establishments: Taco Bamba, MOD Pizza, Chopt Salads, Cava Mezze Grill and an Inova Health Care center. Having been to Taco Bamba only recently, the...

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