Friday, August 17, 2018

BurgerFi Food Review IV

BurgerFi's Chicken Avocado BLT

I'm always looking for an excuse to revisit BurgerFi, so when they announced a new limited edition chicken sandwich, I knew I had to return to Silver Spring and try it out. The burger in question (BurgerFi's Chicken Avocado BLT) is a literal mouthful to get your head (and mouth) around. Grilled chicken breast with bacon, lettuce and tomato, a to-die-for honey mustard-BBQ sauce, white cheddar cheese (but not for me) and creamy avocado... tucked inside a fried patty. If that's not enough to peak your interest, you might want to check your pulse: There's a chance you may be dead.

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (8/17/18)

Constance Wu stars in Crazy Rich Asians

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

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.

Three Identical Strangers - 4 Stars. Identical triplets, separated at birth, discover each other, later learning why they were separated and how they were used as "lab rats." A chilling documentary.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mile 22 Movie Review

Mark Wahlberg stars in Mile 22

Take a Breath

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA's most highly-prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in. Directed by Peter Berg.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Celebrate RAMW Summer Restaurant Week at Sapporo-Style Ramen Shop Haikan

Inside Haikan

From our friends at Haikan...

Celebrated Sapporo-Style Ramen Shop Haikan in Shaw Offers 4-Course Menu with a Trio Ramen Tasting & Dessert for RAMW Summer Restaurant Week (August 13-19) Dinner

RAMW Summer Restaurant Week is in full swing (August 13th through the 19th) and to help shake things up with a nod to Sapporo in the neighborhood of Shaw, celebrated ramen shop Haikan from the Daikaya Group is offering up its own special twist on the week-long dining promotion featuring a 4-course menu including a tasting trio of ramen with three smaller ramen selections, and a dessert for just $35 - dinner only.

World-Famous Soccer Star Lionel Messi Lands in DC

Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi

From our friends at Madame Tussauds Washington DC...

Lionel Messi's Famous Fast Feet to Land in DC

Attraction welcomes the living soccer legend’s figure for limited time only

From the cheering crowds of Barcelona and Argentina to now DC, Madame Tussauds scores a goal with the arrival of history’s greatest soccer player, Lionel Messi. The legendary soccer star’s figure will touch down in DC on August 22, 2018, for a limited time only, just in time for you to dust off your FC Barcelona jersey and capture the moment you’ve been dreaming about!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See The Happytime Murders


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of STX Entertainment's The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, and Elizabeth Banks. The screening takes place on Wednesday, August 22nd at AMC Tysons: 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 August 17th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Contest: Win Passes to See Kin


We're giving away 20 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Lionsgate's Kin, starring Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, James Franco and introducing Myles Truitt as Eli. The screening takes place on Tuesday, August 28th 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 (ideally between 6:15 PM and 6:45 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 20 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before August 19th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

The World Is Your Oyster at Legal Sea Foods’ Tenth Annual “Oyster Festival”


From our friends at Legal Sea Foods...

It's that time again, Legal Sea Foods is pleased to announce its tenth annual Oyster Festival. From September 13 through October 10, 2018, three of Legal Sea Foods’ Washington area restaurants will celebrate all things oysters through showcasing menu items featuring the complex mollusk in delicious ways.

National Portrait Gallery Celebrates 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Family Day 2017 at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery (Photo: Matailong Du)

From our friends at the National Portrait Gallery...

National Portrait Gallery Celebrates 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month

Family Fiesta will be held Saturday, September 29

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 with free public programs and events that highlight Hispanic artists and subjects featured in the museum’s collection. In addition to fostering dialogue around the remarkable contributions of individuals, this bilingual celebration will offer insight into the ways in which Latino cultures, traditions and stories have helped shape this country’s history. As part of the Portrait Gallery’s initiative to become fully bilingual (English and Spanish), the museum now has nine dual-language exhibitions.

Monday, August 13, 2018

BlacKkKlansman Movie Review

John David Washington stars in BlacKkKlansman

Born Ready

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award-winning Get Out.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Meg Movie Review

Jason Statham stars in The Meg

Just in Time

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A deep-sea submersible - part of an international undersea observation program - has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew - and the ocean itself - from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (8/10/18)

Nina Dobrev stars in Dog Days

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

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.

Three Identical Strangers - 4 Stars. Identical triplets, separated at birth, discover each other, later learning why they were separated and how they were used as "lab rats." A chilling documentary.