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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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, thingstododc.com 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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