Monday, October 23, 2017

Zoup! Food Review

Italian Wedding with Turkey Meatballs (& Italian Herb Boule)

Mention soup, and I immediately think of comfort. As in late lunches at the Bread & Chocolate in Old Town Alexandria, where I'd sneak away from work for a (bread) bowl of tomato soup and a few minutes of peace & quiet. To be honest, I hadn't thought about it in years; so when I heard about seasoned boules (available for a limited time) at Zoup!, I got excited. Paired with the fact that this would be my first visit to the national soup chain, I couldn't wait to try them.

Annual Rock the Core Cider Festival Comes to MRP Realty's Massive Edgewood Site in Northeast DC

From our friends at Drink the District...

Annual Fall Celebration Brings New Flavor to Burgeoning Neighborhood

Drink the District, a local food & beverage-inspired event company, announced today they will host this year’s Rock the Core Cider Festival on the future site of MRP Realty’s (MRP) planned Edgewood mixed-use development Bryant Street, at 680 Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, DC. The two-day, annual cider-tasting event will be held on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

National Archives Foundation Honors Tom Hanks with Records of Achievement Award

National Archives Foundation honors Tom Hanks at Records of Achievement Award Gala (Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for National Archives Foundation)

From our friends at the National Archives Foundation...

The National Archives Foundation honored actor, director, and producer Tom Hanks with its 2017 Records of Achievement Award at a black-tie gala at the National Archives last night. The honor recognized his powerful illumination of the American story through his vast body of work in film and television during the past four decades. The Gala brought nearly 250 distinguished guests from Washington’s civic, corporate, and cultural communities, including members of Congress, the Administration, and the Courts.

Knightsbridge Restaurant Group Announces the Early November Opening of Bindaas Foggy Bottom

From our friends at Bindaas...

Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the early November anticipated opening of his second Bindaas location at The Shops at 2000 PENN, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 20006. This location will be a larger interpretation at 3,500-square feet, in comparison to 50-seat sister restaurant Bindaas in Cleveland Park, which opened in August 2016 at 3309 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008, next door to Ardeo.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces ReDiscovery Reading Series

From our friends at the Shakespeare Theatre Company...

Shakespeare Theatre Company ReDiscovery Reading Series Opens with William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, Adapted by and Starring Kate Hamill

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is delighted to announce its 2017-18 ReDiscovery Free Reading Series with open with William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Directed by STC Artistic Associate Director, Craig Baldwin, the play is adapted by and stars Kate Hamill, the modern master behind the 2016 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility at Folger Theatre. The reading will take place on Monday, October 23 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW.)

&pizza Is Throwing an Epic Birthday Party with Freebies + Swag, October 24th

Passion Fruit Sodas at &pizza

From our friends at &pizza...

In honor of Drake's 30th birthday, &pizza is having a Drake Day Celebration on Tuesday, October 24th. At all &pizza locations, you can snag free passion fruit soda while you listen to a DJ playing your favorite Drake songs in shop

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Contest: Win Passes to See A Bad Moms Christmas

We're giving away 15 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of STXfilms' A Bad Moms Christmas, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon. The screening takes place on Monday, October 30 at AMC Mazza Gallerie: It starts at 7:00 PM but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 15 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before Tuesday, October 24th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

The Ballad of Lefty Brown Movie Trailer

From our friends at A24...

First Trailer and Poster Arrive for Shoot-'Em-Up Western Drama The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Exclusively on DirecTV, November 9. In theatres, December 15

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner - the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) - he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef) and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan) to help deliver the men to justice.

Geostorm Movie Review

Gerard Butler stars in Geostorm

Damaged Goods

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A satellite designer (Gerard Butler) must race to avert a catastrophe when the planet's climate control satellites begin to malfunction in this sci-fi action adventure from Warner Bros. and writer/producer/director Dean Devlin (making his feature directorial debut here.)

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Watergate's "Scandal Room 214" Launched with Two Very Special Guests

Two of the arresting officers from the original Scandal - Paul Leeper and John Barrett (r), along with Rakel Cohen and Lyn Paolo

From our friends at The Watergate Hotel...

Yesterday. the iconic Watergate Hotel officially unveiled the “The Watergate Scandal Room 214” in partnership with Emmy® Winning Hollywood Costume Designer Lyn Paolo - known for being the costume designer of the ShondaLand hit series SCANDAL and the John Well’s show “Shameless” - along with Rakel Cohen, co-owner of The Watergate Hotel and Senior Vice President of Design & Development for the newly renovated property. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the infamous Watergate Scandal while also celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Watergate Complex, Rakel and Lyn collaborated to curate and celebrate the iconic room’s history. The Watergate Scandal Room 214 is designed with a modern twist, to offer hotel guests a truly one-of-a-kind experience and has perfectly captured the infamy and intrigue of one of the most famous guest rooms in the world.

Naf Naf Grill Food Review

Chicken Shawarma Pita & Naf Fries

After a slew of recent closings (Bonfire, Cafe Carvy, Pizza Studio, Red Robin Burger Works, et al.) 19th Street's culinary scene is finally beginning to show signs of a resurgence. This week, Bold Bite Market is taking over for the aforementioned Red Robin Burger Works at 1028 19th Street, NW and Naf Naf Grill is replacing Protein Bar, across the street at 1875 K Street. The latter opened Wednesday, with free pitas and long lines. After a media preview snafu (no food) I stopped by yesterday to see if the national chain, specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine was worth a second try. In some ways, yes. In some ways... well, there's always room for improvement.

I’ll Push You - An Inspiring Story of Friendship, in Theaters, One Night Only 11/2

From our friends at Fathom Events...

Inspirational and Incredible True Story ‘I’ll Push You’ Shows Two Friends - One in a Wheelchair - Hiking Famed 500-Mile El Camino Trail, in U.S. Cinemas, November 2 Only

This one-night event includes a panel discussion with the documentary’s subjects and co-director, hosted by musical artist Billy Gilman

I’ll Push You: The Camino Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends and One Wheelchair” comes to cinemas for one night this November, to tell the story of two lifelong friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, embarking on an epic adventure to hike Spain’s El Camino de Santiago (the way of St. James.) These two men show audiences the heart of friendship as Patrick pushes Justin, who is fighting a degenerative neuromuscular disease, in a wheelchair along the entire journey.