When the Spanish conquerors defeated the Aztec Empire nearly 500 years ago, they brought back crops, spices and diseases to Europe. But it's less well-known that they also brought back a delicacy that continues to this day: hot chocolate. First made by the Aztec and Mayan peoples by grinding cacao beans into paste, steaming hot chocolate beverages now come in as many different types as there are drinkers. Whether with a shot of espresso, infused with hazelnut or topped with mounds of whipped cream and sprinkles, hot chocolate is delicious by any name. As the D.C. winter comes upon us, catching many in shorts and t-shirts by surprise, a trip to get some hot chocolate is the key to stay toasty and satisfy your chocolate cravings.
More Than a Game (PG) - If any film this year is deserving of the oft-abused adjectives "heartwarming" and "inspiring," it is this finely made sports documentary. "More Than a Game," which premiered at hometown festival Silverdocs this summer, follows a formative LeBron James and four African American team members who make up the core of the Akron, Ohio high school basketball team that aspires to win national championships. You will cry, you will laugh. It will warm your heart. Seriously.
Pumpkins are neglected for 10 months of the year, but just as the leaves begin to crunch underfoot, it's pumpkin season once again. Pumpkins, the quintessential fall fruit (yes, they're fruits) can be carved, baked or rolled down a hill in a pumpkin race. Chips is here to offer a guide to all things pumpkin for your fall weekends.
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