Press Pass: Peter Mulvey

March 26, 2014 5:23 PM0 comments

Folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey says it’s happened hundreds of times in his 20+ years as a musician, where listeners will approach him at a show and say that some of his music got them through a rough patch. “Ordinary stuff happens, people die, relationships bust up, and if three or […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Ben’s Chili Bowl

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Simply put, Ben’s Chili Bowl is a Washington, D.C. icon. Take a peek at a tourist’s to-do list and “grab a half-smoke at Ben’s” might just be on there between “see the Washington Monument” and “snap a selfie at the White House.” As well it should. The chili-slathered sausage served […]

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Local Teacher & Irish Performer Builds Communities with Music

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Maddy O’Neill-Dean considers herself a community builder. Locally she’s known for being a children’s music instructor and an Irish music performer, and she feels those roles involve bringing people joyfully together. (And it’s a special thing to O’Neill-Dean that March marks both Sing With Your Child month and the celebration […]

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Mason Stage Becomes ‘Museum’ for Spring Play

March 25, 2014 2:30 PM0 comments

By David Thompson The George Mason High School auditorium was buzzing with activity this week as young actors and stage crew members prepared for their spring play, “Museum.” The stage crew, led by Mason teacher John Ballou and student Technical Director Madison Irwin, was readying the set on a visit […]

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With Springtime Finally Here, Outdoor Dining Returns to F.C.

March 21, 2014 10:12 AM1 comment

The snow, wind, and deep cold have embraced The Little City once again, leaving restaurants unable to open up their beloved outdoor seating areas.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Falls Church Restaurant Week

March 20, 2014 3:41 PM0 comments

Just like it says on page 15 of the News-Press this week: EAT. Eat all week long. Falls Church Restaurant Week, our second annual celebration of the F.C.-area dining scene, kicks off on Monday and this year, we have almost 40 restaurants participating. With a lineup that big, there’s something […]

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Infographic: St. Patrick’s Day, By the Numbers

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On Monday, Falls Church’s Ireland’s Four Provinces was packed with revelers for Saint Patrick’s Day, with crowds downing food and drink with fervor. The News-Press spoke with Four P’s manager Travis Barnes and got the scoop on just how much The Little City consumed on the festive holiday.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Heavy Seas Alehouse

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Heavy Seas Alehouse has expanded into Northern Virginia, opening in Rosslyn last month to much excitement. Fans of Heavy Seas Beer now have a local restaurant where they can enjoy a wide range of the Maryland-based brewery’s beers. The Arlington Heavy Seas Alehouse, which joins a sister restaurant in the […]

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Wine Pro James Roth Pairs Drinks with F.C. Restos

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James Roth knows wines. The owner of the Falls Church gourmet food and wine shop Red, White and Bleu gave up a career on Wall Street to pursue his passion for wine. He worked in wine auctions by day with elite libations and poured drinks on the other end of […]

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Press Pass: Elikeh

March 19, 2014 4:58 PM0 comments

The Afro-pop group Elikeh started with an ad in a local paper placed by Togo-born singer and guitarist Massama Dogo. He wanted to play music after he moved to the Washington, D.C. area and was looking for like-minded musicians. Since that inauspicious start, the band has evolved and shifted its […]

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