Restaurant Spotlight: Water & Wall

July 17, 2014 11:30 AM0 comments

A quick scan of Water & Wall’s menu doesn’t reveal the variety and depth of cooking taking place at the Arlington restaurant. At first glance, most of the dishes seem like your typical, upscale dinner options but upon closer inspection, Chef Tim Ma and his team’s culinary influences begin to emerge.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: D.C. BRGR Bash

July 16, 2014 7:32 PM0 comments

Burgers and booze. Booze and burgers. Two wonderful creations.

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Press Pass: Tom Principato

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Falls Church musician Tom Principato was 17 years old when he first saw blues legend B.B. King perform at The Cellar Door in Georgetown in December 1969. Principato confesses to seeing the iconic blues guitarist play nine times in a row, and laughs at the number. The performances made a […]

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F.C. Filmmaker Explores Mom & Teen Bond in ‘Negotiating Girl’

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By Katie Davidson Falls Church’s Joanne Burke, a mother and filmmaker, has combined both of these roles to create her latest film, “Negotiating Girl.” The documentary examines the energy between mothers and teenage daughters and how they negotiate space and control. Burke got the idea for “Negotiating Girl” from attending […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Mad Fox Brewing Company’s 4th Birthday Party

July 9, 2014 7:59 PM0 comments

This weekend is another “fourth” celebration but rather than our nation’s independence, it’s a birthday party for Falls Church’s four-year-old Mad Fox Brewing Company.

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Press Pass: Battleme

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It’s part musical project and part musical persona, but Battleme is definitely a new way of doing things for Matt Drenik. Drenik was singer and guitarist for the hard-rock act Lions in the late 2000s when they had songs featured on “Sons of Anarchy,” an FX drama about a California […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: We, The Pizza

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Fans of the burgers at Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City can now take a few steps down the street and see what the “Top Chef” alum does with pizza. Earlier this summer, We, The Pizza opened on Crystal Drive, joining a Capitol Hill location in bringing pizzas, […]

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Veteran Director Leads McLean Players’ ‘Guys and Dolls’

July 8, 2014 5:38 PM0 comments

Theories on the origin of the theater idiom “break a leg” abound, but all seem to agree that no breaking of bones is intended when someone offers the phrase to an actor for good luck. But it was a literal broken leg – or foot, rather – that fortuitously led […]

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Flying Muskrats to Open ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ This Week in F.C.

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By Katie Davidson It began as the product of a cancelled high school show, but now The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company is an up-and-coming member of the Falls Church arts community. Two and a half years since its creation, the company has put on a variety of shows and hosts an […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Fourth of July Dinner Cruises on the Potomac

July 2, 2014 5:25 PM0 comments

Anyone who has dared brave the National Mall on the Fourth probably isn’t itching to do it again anytime soon. But rather than give up on the District’s fireworks, you can still get your fill of the show with one of two Independence Day cruises on the Potomac.

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