Restaurant Spotlight: Taco Baja Bar & Restaurant

August 6, 2014 8:32 PM0 comments

On Lee Highway, just before Merrifield, surrounded by a parking lot filled with used cars, sits Taco Baja Bar & Restaurant. The small, hole-in-the-wall building is adjacent London Auto Services – hence the used cars – and, despite a bright orange and yellow paint job, is quite easy to overlook.

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Press Pass: Smash Mouth

July 30, 2014 8:43 PM0 comments

Smash Mouth’s lead vocalist Steve Harwell, who started the band 20 years ago, can identify one major way the current version of the group is different from the one he started in 1994. “We’re about a million times better now,” Harwell said. The group has undergone several lineup changes since […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Lebanese Taverna

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Tanios and Marie Abi-Najm migrated to the United States in 1976 with their five children to escape the civil war in Lebanon. In 1979, after three years of saving money they earned working in restaurants and odd jobs like newspaper delivery and mowing lawns, Tanios and Marie opened the Athenian […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Ed Kowalczyk & the Throwing Copper 20th Anniversary Tour

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Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of 90’s rock band Live, is bringing his Throwing Copper Anniversary Tour to the U.S. for the very first time this Friday.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Pancakes & Booze

July 23, 2014 7:13 PM0 comments

Art is a wonderful, wonderful thing. So are pancakes. This Thursday, for only five bucks, you can experience more than 50 creators of the former while knocking back a neverending stack of the latter. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, billed as D.C.’s largest underground art show, will showcase a […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Taylor Gourmet

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Early last year, Taylor Gourmet opened its first Northern Virginia sandwich shop in Merrifield’s bustling Mosaic District. Now, the D.C.-area hoagie chain with a Philly focus has opened another NoVa location. Ballston became the ninth Taylor Gourmet location when the new shop opened at the start of this month. Since […]

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Press Pass: Three For A Song

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By David Thompson Three For A Song, a trio specializing in songs from the 1920s and 1930s, has performed many times at Falls Church’s very own Creative Cauldron. They will be returning this Saturday, July 26, for a performance that’s a part of Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret series. “We’ve done […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Water & Wall

July 17, 2014 11:30 AM0 comments

A quick scan of Water & Wall’s menu doesn’t reveal the variety and depth of cooking taking place at the Arlington restaurant. At first glance, most of the dishes seem like your typical, upscale dinner options but upon closer inspection, Chef Tim Ma and his team’s culinary influences begin to emerge.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: D.C. BRGR Bash

July 16, 2014 7:32 PM0 comments

Burgers and booze. Booze and burgers. Two wonderful creations.

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Press Pass: Tom Principato

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Falls Church musician Tom Principato was 17 years old when he first saw blues legend B.B. King perform at The Cellar Door in Georgetown in December 1969. Principato confesses to seeing the iconic blues guitarist play nine times in a row, and laughs at the number. The performances made a […]

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