Saturday, July 22, 2017

WTT: Philadelphia Freedoms 23 Washington Kastles 17

Washington's Frances Tiafoe defeated Donald Young 5-2 in Men's Singles

From our friends at Mylan WTT...

Freedoms Hand Kastles First Defeat at Home

The three-match winning streak of the Washington Kastles came to an end at home, as the Philadelphia Freedoms sliced and diced their way to a comprehensive 23-17 win at Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center. In Frances Tiafoe’s final match of the season, the Kastles saw their record fall to 3-2 (3-1 at home.)

Friday, July 21, 2017

JRINK Juicery Releases First-of-Its-Kind U.S. Product

From our friends at JRINK...

JRINK Yourself Beautiful, from the Inside Out

JRINK introduces a new line of “restorative waters,” infused with collagen and probiotics

JRINK - the DMV’s leading cold-pressed juicery and lifestyle brand - is combining health with beauty, with the debut of “restorative waters,” containing superfood ingredients such as collagen, chlorophyll, and probiotics. These functional waters focus not only on gut health, but skin and hair health, making one feel beautiful from the inside out. This new line is the first of its kind in the US, and exclusively available now in the DMV area.

Beat the Heat with Espita Mezcaleria’s New Whimsical Summer Cocktails

Strawberry Sotol at Espita Mezcaleria

From our friends at Espita Mezcaleria...

Espita Mezcaleria, the Southern Mexican-inspired restaurant located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC at 1250 9th Street, NW, is pleased to announce the introduction of eight new summer cocktails. Created by Beverage Director/Partner Megan Barnes and the Espita beverage team, each of these new libations incorporates fresh seasonal ingredients, small batch spirits, and creative flavor combinations. “The inspiration behind our summer cocktail menu was the Spanish colonization of Mexico,” says Barnes. “This season we’re introducing spirits such as rum and sherry to our mezcal cocktails, which allow us to have a lot of fun. Guests can anticipate tiki-style cocktails and garnishes, interesting riffs on classics as well as cocktails made using Mexico’s other spirit, sotol.”

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (7/21/17)

Fionn Whitehead stars in Dunkirk

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

The Big Sick - 4 Stars. Pakistani comic Kumail Nanjiani hits the sweet spot of tension between culture, generations, and romance in a serious rom-com about his relationship with his wife. Charming!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 3½ Stars. Delightful follow-up to the original summer blockbuster action movie starring Chris Pratt. Funny, ironic and a lot of fun.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

WTT: Washington Kastles 22 Orange County Breakers 15

Washington's Frances Tiafoe won Men's Singles

From our friends at Mylan WTT...

Kastles Ease Past Breakers for Second Straight Win

The ladies came through in force for the Kastles tonight, as blowouts in the women’s singles and women’s doubles led Washington to a dominant 22-15 victory over the Orange County Breakers, improving their record to 2-1 (2-0 at home.)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Disaster Artist Teaser Trailer

The Disaster Artist

IMDb Plot: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room (2003.) Opens December 1, 2017

Red’s Table Will Host a Port City Brewing Company Beer Dinner, Saturday, August 26th

Photo courtesy of Astri Wee Photography, Inc.

From our friends at Red's Table...

On Saturday August 26th, 2017, Red's Table will host a beer dinner featuring local craft brewery, Port City Brewing Company. This award-wining Alexandria-based brewery features innovative regional craft brews, made from the finest ingredients available. Guests will have the pleasure of enjoying a five-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Ettenson that will pair with five of Port City Brewing Company's finest craft brews. Beers featured for the evening are Optimal Wit Belgian Style White Ale, Ways & Means Session Rye IPA, Essential Pale Ale, Monumental IPA, and Port City Porter. The complete menu with beer pairings is posted below. The cost of the dinner is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Contest: Win Passes to See Step

We're giving away 50 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Fox Searchlight's Step, starring Paula Dofat, Cori Grainger and Tayla Solomon. The screening takes place on Tuesday, August 1 at AMC Mazza Gallerie: It starts at 7:30 PM but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (between 6:15 PM and 6:45 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 50 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before Monday, July 24th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women Movie Trailer

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

IMDb Plot: Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston (Luke Evans) the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote) a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation. Opens October 27, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time Movie Trailer

A Wrinkle in Time

IMDb Plot: After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Opens March 9, 2018

Rosario Launches Aperitivo Hour

Inside Rosario

From our friends at Rosario...

Expanded Food and Drink Menu Highlights Amaro Program

Beginning this week, diners can enjoy Aperitivo Hour at Rosario (2435 18th Street, NW.) Starting Monday through Friday from 5 PM to 7 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 3 PM to 7 PM, the Adams Morgan restaurant will offer food and drink at deliciously low prices. Since opening last spring, the restaurant has tripled the size of its Italian-inspired cocktail menu, and now pours vintage and esoteric wines by the ounce, including such labels as the 2004 Quinterelli Amarone. In addition, the restaurant flaunts more than 70 amari labels.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dunkirk Movie Review

Fionn Whitehead stars in Dunkirk

Hoping for Deliverance

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.