Press Pass: The Nighthawks

June 5, 2015 3:37 PM0 comments

Mark Wenner and his three bandmates in the roots music quartet The Nighthawks are stripping it down, going acoustic for their new album Back Porch Party, which was released in late April, and taking the party on the road. The Nighthawks’ Back Porch Party comes to Alexandria next Friday, June […]

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Critter Corner: Troy

June 1, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

This is Troy, a giant bunny rabbit that was spotted during a photo walk on Easter Day in 2014. Troy was hopping around the lawn of the Japanese pagoda at National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Md.

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Press Pass: Death

May 28, 2015 11:05 AM0 comments

Bobby Hackney, lead vocalist and bassist of the protopunk band Death, said that his band’s live shows, one of which they’re playing tonight at Black Cat in Washington, D.C., “are rock n’ roll.” “If you like rock n’ roll, if you like fun, then you’ll like a Death show,” he […]

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Goldberg Brings Ice Cream & Passion to The Little City

May 27, 2015 4:41 PM0 comments

It helps to be passionate about what you’re selling and Jeff Goldberg sure is passionate about ice cream. “I don’t do toppings or jimmies,” the owner of the nascent Lil City Creamery says. “I promised the farmer I wouldn’t cover up his ice cream. And I don’t.” Falls Church has […]

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Critter Corner: Juliet

May 21, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

This is Juliet, a 17-year-old tortoiseshell cat, that went missing on Saturday, May 16, near Tripps Run and W. Westmoreland Road. She is very thin – just four pounds – due to an illness. If you have seen her or know of her whereabouts, please contact Marsha at 571-236-8457 as […]

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Press Pass: Kanisha K

May 20, 2015 8:04 PM0 comments

Pop singer Kanisha K is trying something new in the stage performances for her upcoming tour run with Ryan Aderrey: she’s going acoustic. “I think it’ll be good. I think there are some people who want to hear me kind of just unplugged, so it’ll be good for that,” Kanisha […]

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Critter Corner: Parapa

May 18, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

THIS IS PARAPA, one of a herd of goats hired by the Anacostia Watershed Society last spring to get rid of the kudzu and other nonnative plants that grow along the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia Watershed…by eating it!

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Restaurant Spotlight: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

May 14, 2015 2:02 PM0 comments

Tropical Smoothie Cafe might be best described as Jamba Juice with food, but that also might be a bit reductive. First off it might be reductive because Jamba Juice also has food, albeit less than Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and secondly because Tropical Smoothie has a huge food menu, much larger […]

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Press Pass: Rocknoceros

12:00 PM0 comments

The Northern Virginia-based children’s music pop trio Rocknoceros has been entertaining crowds around the nation for the past decade – but they rarely play later than 8 p.m. “It was pretty good, decent turn out. It was kind of an early start to a day but 10 o’clock is about […]

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Falls Church Food News: Chef Series Returns, Brine Now Open in Mosaic & Long John Silver’s Closes

May 13, 2015 3:59 PM1 comment

Farmers Market Chef Series Starts Saturday The Farmers Market Chef series returns to the City of Falls Church this weekend, kicking off the season with Bertrand Chemel and Caitlin Dysart from Pizzeria Orso and 2941 Restaurant at 9 a.m. Saturday. The annual program at the Falls Church Farmers market features […]

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