Restaurant Spotlight: Bakeshop

February 25, 2015 4:30 PM0 comments

Cupcakeries and bakeries have boomed in the last five or so years, just as unconventionally traditional fast-casual restaurants have trended upward in the last decade. From Georgetown Cupcake and Baked and Wired in Georgetown to Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights to Red Velvet just south of Chinatown in D.C., small […]

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Press Pass: Chris Bliss

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Stand-up comedian and juggler Chris Bliss grew up in the nation’s capital, so he knows about the importance of the rule of law, power of ideas and monuments. That’s why he’s trying to get a monument to the Bill of Rights built in every state capital. “I think we should […]

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Press Pass: The Legwarmers

February 20, 2015 9:03 AM0 comments

The Legwarmers have been operating as Northern Virginia’s version of Spinal Tap – the fictional group from the classic rock mockumentary “This is Spinal Tap” – for nearly 14 years, long enough for a whole new generation of concertgoers to catch the band’s fever for the 1980s. “I think it’s […]

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Critter Corner: Bandit

February 16, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

THIS IS BANDIT, a 3-year-old Maltese/Shih Tzu rescue pup from North Carolina. His owner Jesse Tolliver sent him to his parents on Timber Lane here in Falls Church for the holidays. The excitement of all the leaf trucks and the amazing amount trees made his daily walks an enjoyable experience.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Valentine’s Day at Pizzeria Orso

February 11, 2015 5:22 PM0 comments

In 2015, there’s no reason for not giving it your all on Valentine’s Day. Falling on a Saturday this year, the “workday excuse” is out, so best order up those flowers and brush up on your French toast recipe as an early-morning bouquet and breakfast in bed should certainly be […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: &pizza

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One of the bigger trends over the past decade has been the rise of restaurants that take conventional foods and make them unconventional. Regionally, there are places like Spcbr for grilled cheese sandwiches, DC-3 for hot dogs and the multitude of cupcake shops that have sprung up around the area […]

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Press Pass: Current Swell

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Singer-guitarist Dave Lang and his band mate Scott Stanton, who formed Current Swell in 2005, tried something for their latest album, Ulysses, that they haven’t tried in a long time: writing songs together. “Back in the day when there was  lot of carefree music playing and traveling, we used to write together […]

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Vital Theatre’s “Pinkalicious” Comes to The Alden

February 9, 2015 11:44 AM0 comments

Vital Theatre’s musical adaptation of Victoria and Elizabeth Kann’s Pinkalicious is coming to the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre for a single performance this Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. In the show, a young Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Pinkalicious’ cupcake indulgence lands her at […]

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Critter Corner: Frank the Cat

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This is Frank the Cat, an 11-month old Ragdoll living just off of West Broad Street. When he is not lying around in sinks or boxes, he is hanging out in his 7-foot-tall tree or loving on his parents.

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McLean Theatre Company Readies Regional-Premiere of Musical ‘Big Fish’

February 5, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

The McLean High School Theatre Company is readying a regional premiere of the musical “Big Fish,” next Monday, Feb.16, at 2 p.m. After the President’s Day premiere, the play will run from Feb. 19 – 22 with 7 p.m. showtimes Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. showtimes Saturday and Sunday. […]

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