Friday, June 22, 2018

Academy of Art University Benefits Society with Augmented Reality

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA

From our friends at the Academy of Art University...

The Academy of Art University Has Found a Positive Way to Use Augmented Reality

Art schools have certainly evolved more in the past decade than any other branch of education. Only 20 years ago, the average art school was merely a place to learn painting, music, singing, and possibly a talent more useful like clothing design. Art schools still offer common subjects like music, acting, and painting; however, now, beginning in recent years, art schools are a great place to learn a useful trade that will benefit a person, financially and creatively, for the rest of their lives.

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (6/22/18)

Chris Pratt stars in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

First Reformed - 4 Stars. Grieving minister Ethan Hawke tries to counsel an environmental activist on the value of bringing children into our world. Tension-filled and thought-provoking.

RBG - 4 Stars. Inspiring life story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She's quirky, smart and determined.

Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 4 Stars. Touching biography of seminary student/turned television pioneer Fred Rogers.

The Death of Stalin - 3½ Stars. Funny but painful history lesson of the dance for power to replace the Soviet dictator, with outstanding performances by Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, and Simon Russell Beale.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Red’s Table to Host BBQ & Bourbon Dinner on Saturday, July 14

From our friends at Red's Table...

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, Red’s Table will host a BBQ & Bourbon dinner featuring four varieties of barrel-aged American whiskey. To be called bourbon, whiskey must adhere to a strict set of rules. Most importantly, it must be produced in the United States and it must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn and matured in new and charred American white oak barrels. No colorings, flavors or other additives can be added to bourbon and it must be bottled at 40% ABV or more. On this special evening, guests will have the pleasure of enjoying a four-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Ettenson, paired with four varieties of bourbons. Standouts include Blade & Bow bourbon, Filibuster bourbon, house-smoked George Dickel No. 8 and Bulleit 10. The complete menu with bourbon pairings is posted below. The cost of the dinner is $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Additionally, guests will be able to enjoy these dishes and cocktails throughout the summer as menu items will be available a la carte from July 14 through September 3. Cocktails will be available for $12 each, and dishes will be priced from $3 to $28 each.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Review

Chris Pratt stars in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Rotten Tomatoes Plot: It's been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times. Directed by J. A. Bayona.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See Uncle Drew

We're giving away 40 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Lionsgate's Uncle Drew, starring Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Erica Ash, J. B. Smoove, Mike Epps and Nick Kroll. The screening takes place on Tuesday, June 26th at Regal Majestic: It starts at 7:30 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 6:15 PM and 6:45 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 40 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before June 21st at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Silver Diner Adds More Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free and Healthy Items to New Menu

Silver Diner Rockville

From our friends at Silver Diner...

Silver Diner Makes First Major Menu Change in 10 Years

Menu changes for most restaurants are not generally noteworthy; however, when one of the nation’s top diners adds more vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and under 600-calorie items, it is significant.

Paulus Joins GW Men's Basketball Staff

From our friends at GW Athletics...

Paulus Named Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at GW

The Duke graduate has worked on staffs at Louisville, Ohio State and Navy

GW men’s basketball team head coach Maurice Joseph has hired Greg Paulus, who has worked on staffs at Louisville, Ohio State and Navy following a standout playing career at Duke, as an assistant coach.

Monday, June 18, 2018

MXDC Cocina Mexicana Celebrates National Ceviche Day

Ceviches at MXDC Cocina Mexicana

From our friends at MXDC Cocina Mexicana...

MXDC Cocina Mexicana, the modern Mexican restaurant by Celebrity Chef Todd English, is excited to celebrate National Ceviche Day by offering three variations of the seafood dish popularized in the Pacific coastal region of Mexico. From June 25 to June 30, MXDC will offer Shrimp with chipotle, smoked peppers, tomato, lemon and corn; Rockfish Aguachile with cucumber, chile pequin, red onion and citrus and the Spanish Octopus with jalapeño, cantaloupe and mango chili de arbol. Ceviches will be available a la carte, with prices ranging from $12 to $13 each, or as a flight consisting of all three ceviches for a discounted $20. This special offering will be available during lunch and dinner service.

DC Foodies Find a Hawaiian Culinary Paradise in a Taco

Inside Tiki Taco

From our friends at Tiki Taco...

New Hawaiian-Inspired Restaurant Set Apart by Unique Island Flavors and Creativity

What do you get when you take a top rated chef and let him spend some time living in and exploring the Hawaiian islands? You get someone eager to bring the flavors of that exquisite cuisine back to the mainland. The DC area is in for a treat, with Chef Ryan Fichter opening his first restaurant, Tiki Taco, located at 2010 P Street, NW in Washington, DC. The restaurant features a menu that offers patrons the ability to sample island-flavors right in the heart of the city. Chef Fichter is using the recognizable taco to help people expand their culinary horizons and experience some new flavors inspired by far-off lands.

Mexican Newcomer TTT Debuts Breakfast to Help Kick-Off the 2018 FIFA World Cup

From our friends at Tacos, Tortas & Tequila...

Ivan Iricanin, founder and CEO of Street Guys Hospitality, is pleased to announce the introduction of a daily breakfast menu at his newest venture, Tacos, Tortas & Tequila (TTT), located at 8407 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910. Breakfast debuted Thursday, June 14, which is also the official kick-off of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Soccer fans are encouraged to stop by to watch their favorite team in the restaurant’s 60-seat bar/lounge, which offers three 50-inch flat-screen TVs. Here, guests can enjoy a selection of Entradas, Tostadas, Tacos, Tortas, Quesadillas, and Desayunos Compuestos (composed plates.) Menu items feature cage-free eggs and meats sourced from local Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania farms. Signature menu items include the Carne Asada Con Huevo y Aguacate, chopped ribeye, fried egg and avocado; Huevos Rancheros, fried eggs with organic tortillas, avocado, panela cheese and breakfast potatoes; Huevo Con Papa Tacos, egg, potato, rajas and chihuahua cheese; Tinga Tostadas with chipotle shredded chicken, fried egg, avocado and crema; Hongo Quesadillas with mushroom, Oaxaca cheese, epazote and breakfast potato, as well as a Breakfast Guacamole. Prices range from $2.50 to $9.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates National Mojito Day

Cuba Libre's Classic Mojito

From our friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar...

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates National Mojito Day with $5 Classic Mojitos Available All Day on Wednesday, July 11th

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will celebrate National Mojito Day by offering its Classic Mojito at a special price of $5 on Wednesday, July 11. Known to be a favorite drink of author Earnest Hemingway, the mojito is a traditional Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. Cuba Libre’s version is made from a combination of freshly pressed sugar cane (called guarapo, which is pressed in-house), fresh lime juice, mint, Cuba Libre-branded white rum and a splash of soda and is one of ten handcrafted mojitos available at the restaurant. The restaurant also offers an extensive rum list showcasing 90+ premium and flavored varieties from Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua and Tortola. Rums are priced between $8 and $84 per shot, while mojitos are priced from $9.50 to $12 by the glass, and from $47.50 to $60 by the pitcher. Cuba Libre’s National Mojito Day special will be available all day exclusively in the bar/lounge at all four restaurant locations.

Contest: Win Passes to See SICARIO: Day of the Soldado

We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Sony Pictures' SICARIO: Day of the Soldado, starring Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Catherine Keener. The screening takes place on Wednesday, June 27th at Landmark E Street Cinema: It starts at 7:00 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 25 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before June 21st at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!