Restaurant Spotlight: Passion Fin

September 3, 2014 11:05 PM0 comments

The Mosaic District may get all the fanfare but, across the street, Halstead Square is quietly building up its very own dining scene in Merrifield.

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Press Pass: Literature

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Nathaniel Cardaci, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Literature, said that he and all his band mates like to read books, but don’t let that fool you into thinking their shows are stuffy. “It’s a little tongue-in-cheek. It’s not supposed to be so serious or anything,” Cardaci said. “We don’t […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonian

August 29, 2014 3:18 PM0 comments

There’s a plethora of things to see and do around the D.C. area but the museums of the Smithsonian have got to be at the very top of the list. With so many different buildings and exhibits, however, deciding just how to tackle them can be intimidating. This Saturday, Things […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Galaxy Hut

August 27, 2014 5:59 PM0 comments

With vintage arcade games as dinner tables, quirky comic strips on the walls and a diverse stream of music playing, Galaxy Hut is a no-frills chill spot for anyone looking for delicious, eclectic food and a variety of draft beers. This cozy, if not divey, Clarendon restaurant and bar is […]

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Press Pass: Selwyn Birchwood

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Selwyn Birchwood is the latest of several blues artists who have come through in the last 20 years with the promise of carrying on the long and storied tradition of America’s oldest original music. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter released his label debut Dont’ Call No Ambulance in June 2014 with the […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Bao Bao’s 1st Birthday Party

August 20, 2014 6:59 PM0 comments

Ain’t no party like a panda bear party because a panda bear party is…well…it’s actually pretty rare.

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Press Pass: Red Wanting Blue

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The rock band Red Wanting Blue were traveling from Salt Lake City to Denver, through a Wyoming snowstorm, while they were on tour in 2013 when they went through a life-threatening experience. The band’s tour bus, a converted mobile home, was nearly hit by a jackknifed tractor-trailer. “The truck came […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Shake Shack

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Just last week, Shake Shack set up shop at Tysons Corner, turning Northern Virginia’s burger landscape completely on its head.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Better Than Ezra at Tysons

August 13, 2014 8:49 PM0 comments

Have you been to Tysons Corner lately? That spot is blowing up! The Silver Line has been stealing all the headlines lately but the brand new outdoor plaza at the mall has become quite the destination in its own right.

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Press Pass: Jonny Lang

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Jonny Lang (metaphorically) blew up his house and didn’t just survive through it – he made new fans to whom he can tell his tale. The 33-year-old Grammy Award-winning blues musician hadn’t put out an album in seven years before releasing Fight For My Soul in September 2013. The lead […]

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