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

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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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Critter Corner: Lily

May 11, 2015 9:58 AM0 comments

THIS IS LILY, the new lady in charge of the Shelby House over by Merrifield, where since she was rescued from Animal Rescue she’s learned what it’s like to be loved after years of neglect and abuse growing up in Puerto Rico. Lily is an Italian greyhound and very elegant […]

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Press Pass: Last Armistice

May 8, 2015 11:42 AM0 comments

Last Armistice, a Northern Virginia-based alternative rock band, was named the D.C. Area Deli magazine’s band of the month for April 2015. The band’s core group of fans, a collection of friends and family who have been supporting the group since it started, showed out to help them win the […]

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Where to Eat Around Falls Church on Mother’s Day

May 6, 2015 7:38 PM0 comments

It’s your duty to treat Mom right this Sunday and that includes making sure she spends absolutely no time in the kitchen. For those lacking the necessary culinary skills to accomplish that feat, here’s a collection of Falls Church-area restaurants which will do their best to please her palate this […]

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Critter Corner: Missus Dove and Her Kids

May 4, 2015 9:37 AM0 comments

MISSUS DOVE and her new kids hung out together following their birth in a now well-established nest outside the back door of the FCNP’s Nick Benton. Within two days of this, everybody was gone. The mama leaves the nest, and the kids sit for awhile waiting for her return, then […]

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Press Pass: Saul Williams

April 30, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

With his new multimedia project Martyr Loser King, artist Saul Williams is taking on all the world’s ills. The project, which is one part album, one part play and one part graphic novel, is being promoted through his nationwide tour Martyr Loser Kingdom, which comes to State Theatre next Wednesday, […]

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FOOD NEWS: Taste of Merrifield Saturday, Plus Mosaic Farm Market is Back

April 29, 2015 7:58 PM0 comments

More than 65 vendors are taking part in the Taste of Merrifield at Mosaic this Saturday featuring food from Capital Teas, Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen, Dickey’s Barbecue, Flippin’ Pizza, Gypsy Soul, Kettle Corn, Matchbox, MOM’s Organic Market, Open Road, Scoops Ice Cream Truck, Sea Pearl Restaurant, Sweet Fix DC, Ted’s […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Derby-Q

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Derby Days are here again and Old Town Square in downtown Fairfax will be celebrating the race with a day full of horses, booze, food and music. The Derby-Q kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday with a lineup of barbecue vendors, nine area craft brewers, live blues music, a whisky […]

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