Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dru Hill & Ma$e Take Over Capital One Arena for Friday Concert Series

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From our friends at the Washington Wizards...

Dru Hill & Ma$e Take Over Capital One Arena for Friday Concert Series

A1 Chops and Tylan to Also Perform

The Wizards Postgame Concert Series is taking it back to the 90s when R&B group Dru Hill and rapper Ma$e will perform following the game against the Dallas Mavericks on February 7.

Bad Boys for Life Movie Review

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence (r) star in Bad Boys for Life

Here We Go Again

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Tiny Jewel Box to Host Exclusive Have a Heart x Muse Pop Up This February


From our friends at Tiny Jewel Box...

DC’s most historic and beloved destination for fine jewelry, Tiny Jewel Box will be the second stop for a very special pop up just in time for Valentine’s Day. The Have A Heart x Muse Pop Up charm collection will be shoppable at Tiny Jewel Box February 1-14 after departing Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

2020 What's Hot Culinary Forecast Now Available


From our friends at the National Restaurant Association...

Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy are What’s Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020

New National Restaurant Association survey identifies top restaurant menu trends for the coming year

Comfort food and innovation are pairing up on this year’s list of what’s hot in trends and creations coming to diners from restaurant kitchens. The annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, released today by the National Restaurant Association, offers a detailed look at the topics, trends, and products - from the ordinary to the surprising - rated sizzling hot by chefs working in kitchens across the country.

Warm the Body from the Inside Out with Bindaas' New Regional Curry Bowls

Amritsari Chicken Makhani at Bindaas

From our friends at Bindaas...

Warm the Body from the Inside Out with Bindaas' New Regional Curry Bowls

Herbs & spices are known to help beat the chill by raising the body’s core temperature, as well as promoting digestion and supporting the immune system

Bindaas, with two locations at 3309 Connecticut Avenue, NW, and within The Shops at 2000 PENN, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new collection of Regional Curry Bowls. Created by James Beard award-winning Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam, the new menu addition encourages guests to select one featured bowl filled with a tempting Indian feast, for an affordable $14. Each curry bowl showcases a collection of spices, which will raise the diner’s body’s core temperature, aiding in digestion and increasing blood circulation, which helps one stay toasty in frigid temperatures. Bindaas’ new Regional Curry Bowls menu will be available at both locations, exclusively Monday through Saturday during the month of February.

Atlas Brew Works Taps Markus Smith as Half Street General Manager

Atlas Brew Works general manager Markus Smith

From our friends at Atlas Brews Works...

Atlas Brew Works Taps Markus Smith as Half Street General Manager

Iron Horse Tap Room alum to manage brewery and tap room adjacent to Nationals Park

Atlas Brew Works announced today that Markus Smith will lead the charge as general manager of the brewery’s second location, opening across from Nationals Park in Capitol Riverfront this spring. Also, this Veterans Day, all active and retired military members will receive 20% off in the Tap Room throughout the day. See below for more information on these events and others.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Contest: Win Passes to See The Gentlemen


** Please note: One entry per person/household. Multiple entries will be deleted.

We're giving away 40 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of STX Entertainment's upcoming The Gentlemen, starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant. The screening takes place on Wednesday, January 22nd 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 (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 40 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before January 15th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Rasika West End Introduces Coastal Cuisine of India

Lamb Chop Coconut Fry at Rasika West End

From our friends at Rasika West End...

Rasika West End Washington, DC, located at 1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, invites guests to experience the rich flavors of coastal India. A country diverse in its cuisine, coastal dishes of India are based around fresh seafood and coconut milk, with each state differing their flavors and presentation. James Beard award-winning Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam and Rasika West End Head Chef Rakesh Singh are pleased to announce the introduction of eight new dishes typically found in the coastal states of India. Items will be available a la carte exclusively from January 22-31, during lunch and dinner service.

Contest: Win One of 5 Digital Copies of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


We're giving away five (5) digital copies of Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and all you have to do is provide your name, email and mailing address... No trivia questions, running through hoops, etc.. How easy is that? We'll select five winners (one copy per household) and send your digital copy via USPS. All entries must be received by Wednesday, January 15 at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Underwater Movie Review

Kristen Stewart stars in Underwater

Deep Sea Disaster

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Directed by William Eubank.

Arch Campbell's Weekend Movie Guide (1/10/20)

Michael B. Jordan stars in Just Mercy

From our friend, Arch Campbell...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - 4 Stars. Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers befriends cynical journalist Matthew Rhys in a touching "Can you believe this guy?" story.

The Irishman - 4 Stars. Martin Scorsese's old school mob epic, (3½ hours) with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino. What more do you want?

Ford v Ferrari - 4 Stars. Ford Motor's Carroll Shelby & driver Ken Miles pair up to win the Le Mans competition in the 1960s. Matt Damon & Christian Bale, plus great production and an old school script make magic.

The Two Popes - 4 Stars. Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce share faith and friendship.

Little Women - 4 Stars. Energetic, entertaining reboot of the classic, directed with a sure hand by Greta Gerwig.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bastille Reopens January 9th with New Design and French Classics


From our friends at Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar...

New Year, New Look

Bastille rings in 2020 with a new look and casual, classic French menu

It’s a new year, and for many, it’s out with the old, and in with the new. At Bastille, located in Old Town Alexandria, a new year means a fresh new look and taste. In celebration of five years at the Asher and going into its 14th year of serving Alexandria and the DMV region, it’s the perfect time for a little revamp. The restaurant will open with its new look on January 9th.