Press Pass: Miss Tess and the Talkbacks

December 4, 2013 5:07 PM0 comments

The demands upon an artist regularly writing original music are great, said Miss Tess, frontwoman of the Brooklyn-based Americana act Miss Tess and the Talkbacks. But on her latest album, she took a break. Sweet Talk, the band’s 2012 release of songs penned by the Rockville native, wasn’t too far […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Cyclone Anaya’s

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The Texas-based chain Cyclone Anaya’s made the long trek to Northern Virginia with the opening of its Mosaic District location this fall, adding the Mexican cuisine of its founder and namesake to the dining offerings at the Merrifield retail destination. The family-run business, founded by former professional wrestler Cyclone Anaya, […]

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Providence Players Tale of X-Mas Charity to Raise Funds for Cancer Fight

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The message at the heart of the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” is one of goodwill toward one’s fellow man. Indeed, when the Providence Players open a stage adaptation of the Victorian novella this week, audiences will see Ebenezer Scrooge transform from a miserly curmudgeon into a […]

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Fit in Falls Church: A Change in Holiday Perspective

December 3, 2013 12:24 PM0 comments

By Gretchen Powell Alas, Thanksgiving has come and gone. The turkey has been carved, the pies baked, and I do believe we all ate very well. We’ve stuffed ourselves with stuffing, went back for seconds of sweet potato casserole, curled up into a bed of mashed potatoes, and topped it […]

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Press Pass: The Wooten Brothers

November 26, 2013 3:49 PM0 comments

Victor Wooten is considered one of the greatest bass players of all time. He’s won five Grammy awards and has thrice been picked Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player magazine readers. He’s a founding member of the acclaimed jazz fusion act Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and has […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Nando’s Peri-Peri

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The Washington D.C. area has no shortage of chicken joints. Whether you like your bird deep fried, rotisserie-spun, or charcoal-grilled, there’s a spot to satisfy your needs. But there’s one local chain that’s been rapidly expanding in the metro region on the popularity of its poultry. Nando’s Peri-Peri, an Afro-Portuguese […]

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Fall Sees F.C. Restaurant Menu Revamps

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Accommodating diners’ heartier tastes as the colder months arrive, ensuring fresh and seasonal produce is served, and simply exercising some creativity: these reasons and more were cited by local chefs whose menus have recently seen big changes. Mad Fox Brewing Company’s Andrew Dixon, Pizzeria Orso’s Will Artley, and Dogwood Tavern’s […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Merry Mosaic Films in the Park

November 21, 2013 12:30 PM0 comments

It’s never too early to start celebrating the holidays (I’m pretty sure Tysons had their decorations up mid-June). If you needed any further inspiration to get into the spirit, every Friday night through the end of the year, the Mosaic District in Merrifield is showing holiday-themed movies as part of […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Mark’s Duck House

November 20, 2013 3:36 PM0 comments

Stop by Mark’s Duck House during prime weekend brunching hours and you’ll understand why its name in Chinese characters is “great crowded restaurant.” Diners holding numbered slips of paper crowd the narrow entrance of the restaurant, spilling out onto the sidewalks of the strip mall that houses this hidden gem. […]

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Local Restaurant Chefs to Cook Thanksgiving Meals

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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, to celebrate the bounty that life has offered. For most, that includes a big Thanksgiving meal of turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and more. It’s a plentiful meal that takes many hours and a skilled cook to create. But those who can’t – […]

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