Press Pass: The Grand Candy

February 12, 2014 1:35 PM0 comments

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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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Super Bowl Sunday in Falls Church

January 31, 2014 9:50 AM0 comments

It’s Super Bowl weekend and there are plenty of restaurants around The Little City in which to set up shop for the big game Sunday. The perennial “Best Spot to Watch the Game,” Dogwood Tavern, is a great choice with its 15 TVs, drink specials and 1/2 price burger night. […]

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Love & Family at Heart of McLean Players’ ‘La Cage aux Folles’

January 29, 2014 5:06 PM0 comments

Families come in all shapes and sizes: It’s the message at the heart of “La Cage aux Folles,” says Hans Bachmann, who’ll be directing the upcoming McLean Community Players’ production of the musical. “A loving family is a good thing, regardless of what it consists of,” Bachmann says. In “La […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Arlington Kabob

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Newcomer Arlington Kabob promises “sandwiches and sweets” on the bright red sign identifying the restaurant. They have two sandwiches, steak and cheese and grilled chicken, served inside of freshly clay-tandoori-baked naan instead of the typical bread slices. They have sweets, too, baklava specifically. But chances are if you’re drawn to […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: 10th Anniversary of Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

January 22, 2014 10:05 PM0 comments

This Saturday, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center with an open house. During the celebration, visitors will get a rare chance to go behind-the-scenes to areas of the museum normally off-limits to the public. At the open house, […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Open Road Grill and Icehouse

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Roadhouse meets refinement: that’s the impression you’ll get from Open Road Grill and Icehouse. The restaurant, from The MHG Group that operates Circa, is one in a cluster of eateries opened by the group this fall in Merrifield. If your bar must come with Americana charm, then you won’t be […]

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