Press Pass: Andrew Acosta

January 22, 2014 4:46 PM0 comments

Roots musician Andrew Acosta fondly remembers Cherry Hill. Growing up in the City of Falls Church, the historic farm was his playground, his hangout, his shortcut from the library back to his childhood home. It’s been his musical venue, as it is the site of the City’s summer Concerts in […]

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Press Pass: Carolyn Crysdale

January 15, 2014 6:08 PM0 comments

Folk singer-songwriter Carolyn Crysdale is well-traveled. The half-Canadian Silver Spring native went to college in Canada. She returned to the D.C. area only briefly before setting off for Australia; she studied abroad there and liked the rich arts culture in Sydney, and so she lived there for two more years. […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Smashburger

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Burger lovers rejoice: Smashburger has come to Falls Church. The gourmet burger eatery opened its doors last week and already the new spot is – here comes the cheesy pun – making a smash. The fast-casual burger joint is named not for the impact it makes on diners, but the […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: D.C. Restaurant Week

January 10, 2014 10:47 AM0 comments

Come on, it’s been nine days already – resolving to eat better in 2014 is so last week. Starting Monday, over 250 D.C.-area restaurants will be doing their damndest to help you forget your resolutions during Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week. For seven days, participating restaurants will serve up special three-course […]

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Press Pass: Mother Falcon

January 8, 2014 7:03 PM0 comments

Multi-instrumentalist and D.C.-area native Tamir Kalifa has to stop and count when he’s asked how big Mother Falcon was when they played their Tiny Desk Concert this summer. The popular All Songs Considered series invites musical acts to perform live in the NPR Music office. In the office that day […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Thanh Van Restaurant

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If you didn’t know about Thanh Van Restaurant on a visit to the Eden Center, you might not find it on your own. It’s located inside the expansive Vietnamese shopping center’s Saigon West mall, as opposed to the more visible restaurants with their decorated storefronts facing out into Eden Center’s […]

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Going Big with New Year’s Resolutions

January 1, 2014 10:28 AM0 comments

By Gretchen Powell Here we are again. I know it’s cliché to say things like “I can’t believe how fast the year went!” or “It’s already 2014?!” but I really can’t believe how fast the year went! I mean, it’s already 2014?! Yikes. In retrospect, 2013 seems like it literally […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Astor Mediterranean

December 31, 2013 11:46 AM0 comments

Astor Mediterranean may pride itself on the freshness and healthfulness of its cuisine, but those qualities aren’t exactly at the forefront of your mind when warm pita bread is primed to snatch a bit of juicy kabob or dip into a well-seasoned bean spread. The taste takes the focus. Even […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: New Year’s Eve Dinner at 2941

December 30, 2013 1:32 PM0 comments

We’ve got you covered on your Watch Night dining options, with plenty of spots all up in the Little City mix. However, if you want to go out all fancy-like with your last meal of 2013, 2941 Restaurant is hooking up special three-course meals on New Year’s Eve for meat […]

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Press Pass: Justin Trawick

December 26, 2013 7:57 AM0 comments

Watch Night revelers will be ringing in 2014 with singer-songwriter Justin Trawick. A frequent performer at local venues like Iota Club and Café and the 9:30 club, the Leesburg native has been likened to John Mayer and Jason Mraz for his solo shows on guitar. But performing as a one-man […]

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