Restaurant Spotlight: Bracket Room

December 24, 2013 8:37 AM0 comments

Mix equal parts sports bar and cocktail lounge and you get Bracket Room, a newcomer to the Clarendon dining scene. The new restaurant was opened this fall by former “Bachelorette” contestant Chris Bukowski and was billed as a “female-friendly” sports bar. On a recent Friday night both genders mingled at […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Christmas Day Chinese Feast, Movie & a Club

December 20, 2013 12:43 PM0 comments

For those flying solo on Christmas Day, has once again put together an evening full of film, food and fun on December 25. In the spirit of “A Christmas Story,” (which, by the way, airs on TBS for 24 straight hours starting 8 p.m. Christmas Eve), the itinerary includes […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Little Saigon

December 18, 2013 5:01 PM0 comments

Flip through the menu at Falls Church’s Little Saigon restaurant and you’ll understand why it’s introduced by the words “Taste of Vietnam.” With nearly 150 items to choose from, diners stopping by for a meal are sure to get a sampling of the flavors and techniques of Vietnamese cuisine, as […]

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Press Pass: SUPER bob

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There will be no little drummer boys, no lords a-leaping or ladies dancing, and definitely no rosy-nosed quadrupeds, but SUPER bob lead singer Matt Santoro says his band’s non-Christmas Christmas show gives audiences what they need for the holidays. “You know how it feels Christmas night: You’re happy to see […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Christmas in Black & White

December 12, 2013 1:38 PM0 comments

Music and film combine Thursday for Christmas in Black & White at Angelika Film Center in the Mosaic District. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra along with singers from the National Broadway Chorus will provide the soundtrack during a screening of four silent holiday movies. The program, devised and led by Pops […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Kraze Burgers

December 11, 2013 5:33 PM0 comments

It seems that the Washington, D.C. area just can’t get enough burgers. Beef-on-bun chains continue to find their way to the Metro area. Take Kraze Burgers, a relative newcomer. The burger chain, first launched in South Korea in the ’90s, made its North American debut by way of Bethesda two […]

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Press Pass: Debi Smith

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Falls Church folk songstress Debi Smith is preparing for a show at The Birchmere on Dec. 22 to celebrate the holidays – emphasis on “holidays.” Her new album Hits and Holidays recognizes not just the Christmas holiday soon to be celebrated, but holidays the year over. “If you look at […]

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Creative Cauldron Says Goodbye to ‘Carnaween’ Christmas Tradition

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In the four seasons since Creative Cauldron’s “Christmas Cabin of Carnaween” made its debut, seeing the play has become a holiday tradition for many local theater-goers. The adapted Irish folktale isn’t among the ranks of the classic stage entertainment of the season – not “A Christmas Carol” or “The Nutcracker” […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: D.C. Santa Bar Crawl

December 6, 2013 12:42 PM0 comments

The malls are packed, people are slinging trees in grocery store parking lots, lights are blinking away on houses all over town – the Christmas season has officially begun.

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BalletNova Brings F.C. Leaders to ‘The Nutcracker’

December 5, 2013 12:40 PM0 comments

By Nicole Macon BalletNova’s twist on a traditional Christmastime ballet has added additional guests to its party scene this year, as the production’s 10th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” will feature special local guests onstage who will observe firsthand the production’s unique first act. The company will present “The Nutcracker” […]

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