Restaurant Spotlight: Saathi Indian Restaurant

February 19, 2014 3:30 PM0 comments

Falls Church newcomer Saathi Indian Restaurant is serving up curries, tandoori-cooked treats, biryani, and more in the Seven Corners area. The restaurant has set up shop in a space once home to Kabob Express in the shopping plaza between Wilson Boulevard and Route 50 that’s also home to Gold’s Gym. […]

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Strange Bedfellow Unites to Fund Cancer Treatment

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As partisan political bickering is common, it’s rare that two parties find an issue they can both get behind. It’s even rarer that two parties jointly take action in support of that issue. But City of Falls Church volunteers have found a cause that’s brought not only its Democratic and […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Casablanca Valentine’s Day Feast

February 14, 2014 10:18 AM0 comments

Just because there’s a little snow on the ground, doesn’t give you an excuse to forego your Valentine’s Day duties on Friday. If you’ve spent all your time and energy on prepping for the storm, have no fear – I’ve got your February 14 plans covered. As part of their […]

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2nd Annual Falls Church Restaurant Week Announced

February 12, 2014 8:05 PM0 comments

The dates for the News-Press’ 2nd Annual Falls Church Restaurant Week have been announced. The event recognizing the Little City’s fantastic dining scene will run from Monday, March 24 through Sunday, March 30. The culinary celebration will once again highlight the area’s top dining destinations offering up special meals, dishes, […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: The Italian Store

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The Italian Store has been around for more than 30 years. It’s really the only evidence you need to know that you’re in for a treat when you grab take-away from this Lyon Village stalwart. Expansion is another sure sign of the restaurant’s strong reputation – another Italian Store will […]

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Press Pass: The Grand Candy

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The Grand Candy will be celebrating the release of its debut album NSFW with a show Feb. 27 at the Iota Club and Café. It’s a first-time milestone for a musical project that’s been three years in the making, but in some ways The Grand Candy has been in the […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Cupid Run 5K

February 5, 2014 7:39 PM0 comments

In advance of the influx of chocolate and the lavish Valentine’s Day dinner you’ve got planned for next Friday, the Mosaic District is holding the inaugural Cupid Run 5K this Saturday. Participants can register as Individuals or Couples for the run (or, in my case, brisk walk) through the Merrifield […]

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Press Pass: Tommy Castro

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A new album, a new band, a new sound, and Tommy Castro says he’s feeling like a teen again. With The Painkillers, Castro released The Devil You Know last month and claimed the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Blues Albums chart. Here the R&B frontman and his pared-down lineup […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Hong Kong Pearl Seafood Restaurant

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As the name might suggest, if you stumble upon Hong Kong Pearl you’ll feel like you’ve discovered an uncommon gem. On its face, it’s a storefront in a recently updated strip mall. But opening the door reveals a massive, well-appointed dining room, with red striped banquet chairs at tables draped […]

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Healthy Perspective Inspired by Lunar New Year

February 4, 2014 3:56 PM0 comments

By Gretchen Powell The last day of January marked the first day of the Lunar New Year, a celebration and time of renewal and reflection in many Asian cultures. My own experiences as a dual-cultured kid meant growing up celebrating two separate new years – Western and Chinese. I’ve grown […]

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