Press Pass: Jonny Lang

August 13, 2014 8:21 PM0 comments

Jonny Lang (metaphorically) blew up his house and didn’t just survive through it – he made new fans to whom he can tell his tale. The 33-year-old Grammy Award-winning blues musician hadn’t put out an album in seven years before releasing Fight For My Soul in September 2013. The lead […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Saran Indian Cuisine

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Saran Indian Cuisine appears low-key at first glance. It’s one of several storefronts in a strip of diverse commerce that’s under development on the 5100 block of Lee Highway in Arlington. But the fare and atmosphere inside is worthy of high praise. Saran is owned by Ravinder and Karan Hazrah, […]

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Press Pass: Pure Prairie League

August 6, 2014 9:03 PM0 comments

It’s been almost 45 years since Pure Prairie League (PPL) formed and, although their touring pace has slowed down to only playing shows on the weekends, they’re still trying to surprise – and rock – their fans. “The band is killing, hitting on all eight cylinders and we’re just having […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Taco Baja Bar & Restaurant

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On Lee Highway, just before Merrifield, surrounded by a parking lot filled with used cars, sits Taco Baja Bar & Restaurant. The small, hole-in-the-wall building is adjacent London Auto Services – hence the used cars – and, despite a bright orange and yellow paint job, is quite easy to overlook.

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Fit in Falls Church: Cool and Refreshing Soups for the Summer

August 4, 2014 11:15 AM0 comments

By Gretchen Powell I’ve just returned from a week-long vacation in Cabo San Lucas, where the water is clear, the food is delicious, and the sun is outrageously strong. While I managed to avoid getting sunburned to a crisp, the heat did almost get the best of me once or […]

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Press Pass: Smash Mouth

July 30, 2014 8:43 PM0 comments

Smash Mouth’s lead vocalist Steve Harwell, who started the band 20 years ago, can identify one major way the current version of the group is different from the one he started in 1994. “We’re about a million times better now,” Harwell said. The group has undergone several lineup changes since […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Lebanese Taverna

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Tanios and Marie Abi-Najm migrated to the United States in 1976 with their five children to escape the civil war in Lebanon. In 1979, after three years of saving money they earned working in restaurants and odd jobs like newspaper delivery and mowing lawns, Tanios and Marie opened the Athenian […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Ed Kowalczyk & the Throwing Copper 20th Anniversary Tour

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Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of 90’s rock band Live, is bringing his Throwing Copper Anniversary Tour to the U.S. for the very first time this Friday.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Pancakes & Booze

July 23, 2014 7:13 PM0 comments

Art is a wonderful, wonderful thing. So are pancakes. This Thursday, for only five bucks, you can experience more than 50 creators of the former while knocking back a neverending stack of the latter. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, billed as D.C.’s largest underground art show, will showcase a […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Taylor Gourmet

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Early last year, Taylor Gourmet opened its first Northern Virginia sandwich shop in Merrifield’s bustling Mosaic District. Now, the D.C.-area hoagie chain with a Philly focus has opened another NoVa location. Ballston became the ninth Taylor Gourmet location when the new shop opened at the start of this month. Since […]

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