Restaurant Spotlight: Oriental Star

December 31, 2014 10:02 AM1 comment

Oriental Star is an intimate brick and mortar eatery that stands alone in Alexandria City’s Alexandria Commons strip mall as the only non-franchise dining option on the strip. The restaurant’s low lighting is offset by hanging lights over every booth, with a few tables towards the back of the dining […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: New Year’s Eve in Falls Church

December 29, 2014 1:49 PM0 comments

New Year’s resolutions don’t start until you wake up New Year’s Day so it’s best to go balls to the wall until you finally crash in the wee hours of January 1. There’s plenty of places in Falls Church to party hearty and ring in 2015 including family-friendly Watch Night, […]

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Critter Corner: Sami

9:30 AM0 comments

This is Sami, a female tabby brought home from the Lost Cat Foundation in 2013. Her name is an acronym: Sometimes Affectionate, Mostly Indifferent; which described her behavior pretty accurately for her first year in Falls Church, although now she might have to be renamed MASI because she has turned […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Anthony’s Restaurant

December 24, 2014 1:47 PM1 comment

In a controversial move to push it out of its long-time W. Broad Street location in the City of Falls Church in the summer of 2013, the legendary Anthony’s Restaurant had to wait a year until last summer to have its new location at Route 50 and Annandale Road ready. […]

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Press Pass: Badfish

December 23, 2014 5:08 PM1 comment

When Badfish first formed in 2001, they were filling a void left by the sudden end of Sublime following Brad Nowell’s untimely death in 1996. “There was that absence…every party we went to people were playing Sublime’s music,” said Badfish drummer Scott Begin. “It was everywhere and there was no […]

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Critter Corner: Ruby

December 22, 2014 9:30 AM0 comments

This is Ruby Thomas, an exuberant Rottweiler puppy belonging to the Thomas Family on Rollins Street. Ruby loves to take baths, play with her best friend Tucker down the street, and bite feet. She does not like sleeping and looks forward to taking obedience classes very soon.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Naked Pizza

December 17, 2014 9:39 PM1 comment

Naked Pizza, founded in 2008 as a small New Orleans-based local business called World’s Healthiest Pizza, had a robust social media buzz and a promise of healthier pizza going for them when they came to suburban Washington, D.C. about four years ago. Another thing the company had going for them […]

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Critter Corner: Sunny

December 15, 2014 9:30 AM0 comments

This is Sunny, a 7-month-old orange tabby cat who went missing around 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, from the corner of Tod Street and Stuart Place. Sunny was wearing a light blue breakaway collar with his name and address on an identification tag when he went missing. If you see […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: True Food Kitchen

December 11, 2014 1:48 PM0 comments

True Food Kitchen looks like how I’d imagine the cafeteria at Crate & Barrel headquarters would look like. It’s one big, airy space filled with clean lines, bright green booths alongside yellow chairs and reclaimed wood tables adorned with potted plants. One wall is covered in birch trees and another […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: NatsFest

December 10, 2014 11:09 PM0 comments

There’s still a couple of months to go before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. So in order to fill that baseball void, the Nationals are giving fans an offseason day of fun. This Saturday, NatsFest gives fans access to more than 20 Nats players with Q&A sessions, interviews, […]

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