Posts Tagged ‘Arlington’

Washington Navy Yard on lockdown, Arlington Public Schools add gender identity in nondiscrimination policy

By Cameron Mellin

Washington Navy Yard, sight of 2013 shooting, on lock down after reports of shots fired
(NBC News

Arlington schools vote to include gender identity in nondiscrimination policy

United States and Cuba to renew diplomacy, open embassies in Havana and Washington
(The Washington Post

North Carolina man attacked by gray shark, 10th shark attack in the Carolinas this year

Severe storm takes toll on DMV area; downing trees and power lines

England own-goal sends Japan to World Cup final for a rematch with the United States

From July’s Summer Guide: 44 Outdoor Summer Flicks

Outdoor film showings in NoVA that help you enjoy the southern summer nights from July to September

Crystal Screen Spark Espionage (Courtesy of Stephen Elliot- Mud Productions)

Crystal Screen Spark Espionage (Courtesy of Stephen Elliot- Mud Productions)

Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
July 17 “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
July 18 “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Arlington: Movies at Penrose Square
July 11 “The Imitation Game”
July 18 “Enough Said”
July 25 “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Aug. 1 “Life of Pi”
Aug. 3 “Slumdog Millionaire”
Aug. 8 “Chef”
Aug. 15 “Birdman”
Aug. 22 “The Second Best Marigold Hotel”
Aug. 29 “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Sept. 5 “Big Hero 6”

Crystal Screen Spark Espionage
July 6 “RED”
July 13 “Argo”
July 20 “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
July 27 “Body of Lies”
Aug. 3 “Enemy of the State”
Aug. 10 “The Bourne Identity”
Aug. 17 “The Bourne Supremacy”
Aug. 24 “The Bourne Ultimatum”
Aug. 31 “The Bourne Legacy”

Lake Anne Summer Film Festival
July 12 “E.T.”
Aug. 9 “West Side Story”
Aug. 30 “Jazz on a Summer’s Day”

Mosaic District Films in the Park
July 3 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
July 10 “Eat Pray Love”
July 17 “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
July 24 “Frozen”
July 31 “Ratatouille”
Aug. 7 “Despicable Me 2”
Aug. 14 “Cinderella”
Aug. 21 “Captain America”
Aug. 28 “The Hundred Foot Journey”
Sept. 4 “The Lego Movie”

Starlight Cinema Drive-In Movies
Aug. 1 “The Sting”
Aug. 8 “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Aug. 15 “Frozen”
Aug. 22 “Big Hero 6”
Aug. 29 “Paddington”

South Riding Movie Night
July 8 “Into the Woods”
July 14 “The Boxtrolls”
July 22 “101 Dalmatians”
July 28 “Planes: Fire & Rescue”
Aug. 5 “Big Hero 6”


(July 2015)



Hungry for Linkage: Grocery store gets into the CSA game

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Kona Grill Arlington

Photo courtesy of Silver Spiral Arts/

By Mia Finley

Landlord tries to evict Gypsy Soul in Mosaic District. [Washington Post]

Peapod is partnering with FarmLogix for a CSA-like local farm-based delivery program starting this summer. [Peapod]

Yesterday DGS Delicatessen debuted a happy hour (and late night) menu at its Merrifield location. [DGS]  

Hawaiian-influenced sushi chain Kona Grill opened this week in Arlington. [ARLnow]

Duck Donuts opens in Fairfax with Arlington and Bristow locations yet to come. [Eater]

Magnolia’s on King debuts tomorrow in Old Town Alexandria with soft-opening specials

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Magnolia's on King opening July 1 in Old Town Alexandria

Rendering courtesy of Studio Ideya

By Emily Cook

“What Old Town was missing was a place where you can come wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a pair of sandals and have a great cocktail and really, really good Southern food,” says Brian Rowe, the executive chef of the forthcoming Magnolia’s on King. This tribute to Southern hospitality will open tomorrow in Alexandria, replacing the short-lived Olea, which closed its doors in late March.

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More than fireworks and burgers: Fourth of July food events and goody bags

Posted by Editorial / Monday, June 29th, 2015

Salamander Resort Fourth of July

Photo courtesy of Salamander Resort

By Mia Finley

There’s more than fireworks and burgers at these Independence Day food events.

Salamander Resort
4-10 p.m. Fourth of July celebrations start with a full hog barbecue buffet and tasting tables from multiple Virginia wineries and cideries. A dessert showcase from Jason Reaves ends the night on a sweet note. / Salamander Resort; 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg

Long Bridge Park
5-10 p.m. Arlington’s annual celebration of live music, fireworks and games returns this year with a food truck rally—soft-serve ice cream, gyros, banh mi sandwiches and more. Vendors include Salou Kaba, The Big Cheese and Mac’s Donuts. Check the website for a full listing. / Arlington Parks and Recreation; 475 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington

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Shop Talk: It’s All Good Consignment

Posted by Angela Bobo / Monday, June 22nd, 2015

It’s All Good Consignment

Photo by Erick Gibson.

Destination: Located in the nostalgic Westover neighborhood in Arlington, with architecture reminiscent of 1950s small-town charm, this popular consignment shop can be found a couple of  doors down from its sister store, Finders Keepers Boutique & Home.

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Hungry for Linkage: Reston food truck owner looks for love in Date Lab

Posted by Editorial / Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Reston food truck owner looks for love in Date Lab

Photo Courtesy of Tom Grundy /

By Emily Cook

Reston-based BaconNEd’s Ed Hardy (who just announced a new schedule) seeks love in Washington Post’s matchmaker column, Date Lab. [WaPo]

Middleburg’s Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery now makes absinthe. [Eater]

“It is killing my business.” Food truck war continues in Arlington. [ARLnow]

Justin Garrison, formerly of The Wine Kitchen and WK Hearth, will now cook at the forthcoming The West End Wine Bar & Pub, set to open this summer in Purcellville. [Leesburg Today]

Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib, who cooked under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was found dead in New Mexico after hiking alone. [CNN]

S.C. governor calls for death penalty for suspected gunman; Arlington eyes revamp of Courthouse

By Laura Wingfield

S.C. governor calls for death penalty for suspected gunman in church shooting
(The Washington Post)

Texas’ Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate ruling may affect Va., Md.
(The Washington Post)

Leaking acetylene caused explosion at Vienna service station

Arlington looks to revamp Courthouse Square
(Washington Business Journal)

World’s oldest person dies in Michigan at 116

Fido’s guide to summertime living

Northern Virginia Magazine Summer 2015 pet guide

Photo courtesy of Wierink/

By Sophia Rutti

School is ending, and kids are coming home, which means that summer has officially begun. It is time for kids to run off to camps, swimming pools and ice cream shops. Families are gearing up for their summer fun, but meanwhile Fido is getting left behind. In an area as exciting and dog-friendly as Northern Virginia, there is no excuse to exclude the beloved pooch from your plans. Check out this guide of dog-friendly summer fun for the whole family—Fido included.

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Sea Beans Deconstructed

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Sea asparagus, salicornia, samphire, glasswort, drift seeds … it’s the crunchy marsh plant that tastes like the ocean, whatever you call it. –Susannah Black

Sea Beans, Water & Wall

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Salty, sandy
Former restaurant chef and author of “Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast,” Hank Shaw says mid-to-late June is optimal sea bean foraging season.

Abundant along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, sea beans are leafy, spindly and edible marsh plants that thrive in high-saline environments. Their roots are based in sand and saltwater and can be found locally in the high-tide lands of the Chesapeake Bay, says Shaw. The top few inches are the most tender, ideal for picking and eating.

They aren’t difficult to identify, says Shaw, “because the plant itself looks weird … kind of like a teeny, tiny cactus.”

Tim Ma, owner of Water & Wall, plans a dish of smoked watermelon, sea beans, Roquefort cheese, green tomato coulis, radish and Lindera Farms honey vinegar for the summer season.

“Sea beans have a nice brine to them,” Ma says. “It’s almost like eating an oyster.”

While sea beans can be pickled, steamed, sauteed, deep fried or blanched, Ma prefers them raw: “I eat them like potato chips.”

Finding, not foraging
Inland dwellers might have difficulty finding sea beans in most supermarkets, but Whole Foods in Arlington and Old Town Alexandria will stock them this summer for $9.99 per pound.

They are also available online from specialty food suppliers like the Michigan-based Earthy Delights.

(June 2015)

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