Monday, May 20, 2019

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Chicago


by Brad Sutter (Contributing Editor)

Chicago, the "Windy City" as they say. I have been planning a trip to head out to Chicago for a few days. Hailing from the Washington, DC area, I frequent many of my favorite restaurants on a weekly basis. Depending on what area I was in and what time it was, there was always that "favorite diner" in that particular area. I've visited them so often, I started to become like one of the restaurant's décor. I will certainly miss my favorite eateries while I am away for a few days. For a change of pace, I decided to go on a "gastro-tourism" adventure while sight-seeing in Chicago. After all, how can one thoroughly enjoy the attractions Chicago has to offer when one is running on empty?

Contest: Win Passes to See Ma


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Universal Pictures' Ma, starring Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Missi Pyle, Corey Fogelmanis, Marjay Ross, Gianni Paolo, and Dante Brown. The screening takes place on Tuesday, May 28th at Regal Majestic: 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 (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before May 23rd at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Amazon Studios Announces Honey Boy Release Date


From our friends at Amazon Studios...

Amazon Studios Will Release Honey Boy in Theaters on November 8, 2019

Directed by Alma Har’el; written by and starring Shia LaBeouf

Amazon Studios will release Alma Har’el’s critically acclaimed Honey Boy in select theaters on November 8, 2019 and will expand in the following weeks. Shia LaBeouf wrote and stars alongside A Quiet Place’s Noah Jupe and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lucas Hedges. Har’el received the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Contest: Win Passes to See Godzilla: King of the Monsters


We're giving away 20 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Warner Bros. Pictures' Godzilla: King of the Monsters, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. The screening takes place on Tuesday, May 28th 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 20 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before May 20th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Movie Review

Keanu Reeves stars in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Man on the Run

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn. Co-stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane. Directed by Chad Stahelski.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Robeks Opens First Location in Rockville, MD

Rockville's Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies

From our friends at Robeks...

Robeks Opens First Location in Rockville, MD

Robeks hosting SIP, SIP, HOORAY family-friendly celebration to showcase their newest location

Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies announces the addition of their 14th location in the Maryland/Virginia region with a new store at Rockville’s Research Row. A grand opening celebration is set for Saturday, May 18, 11AM to 2:00 PM with special discounts, freebies, plus face painting and a balloon artist.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Contest: Win Passes to See A Dog's Journey


We're giving away 30 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Universal Pictures' A Dog's Journey, starring Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott and Henry Lau, and featuring the voice of Josh Gad. The screening takes place on Tuesday, May 14th at Regal Majestic: 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 30 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before May 12th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Hustle Movie Review

Rebel Wilson & Anne Hathaway (r) star in The Hustle

Sisters in Arms

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have winning chemistry as a pair of con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France. Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well-ordered, meticulously moneyed world bursts Penny Rust (Wilson), an Aussie who is as free-form and fun-loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning. Where Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars, Josephine fills her safe with massive diamonds after ensnaring her prey in glitzy casinos. Despite their different methods, both are masters of the art of the fleece so they con the men that have wronged women. Wilson's talent for physicality and Hathaway's withering wit are a combustible combination as the pair of scammers pull out all the stops to swindle a naïve tech billionaire (Alex Sharp.) Directed by Chris Addison.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Review

Justice Smith stars in Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Game On Off

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe. Directed by Rob Letterman.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Union Street Pub Celebrates National Burger Day


From our friends at Union Street Public House...

Union Street Pub Celebrates National Burger Day

Several options of the beef and bun at Union Street Public House

Hamburgers are among the most popular dining sandwich options internationally. They are a staple of fast food outlets, backyard barbecues, and more recently, appears on gourmet menus with a variety of toppings.

Morton's Introduces Its Summer Showcase Menu


From our friends at Morton's Steakhouse...

Summer is quickly approaching. Now that the warmer months are here, Morton’s offers a three-course prix fixe meal at $49 (exclusive of tax and gratuities) which features some classics and warm weather dishes that are perfect for the season. This menu will be available from May 17 - August 15.

Monday, May 6, 2019

High Street Café Celebrates the Georgetown Garden Club Tour with Flowers Flowing for the Month of May

Lavender Margarita at High Street Cafe

From our friends at High Street Cafe...

High Street Café, an American brassiere with a Latin twist, located in the heart of Georgetown at 1303 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, will celebrate The Georgetown Garden Club of Washington, D.C.’s annual garden tour with a variety of specials available exclusively for the month of May, to honor this annual event. Beverage Director Carl Townsend is creating spring libations to include the Lavender Margarita with Rooster Rojo tequila, St. Elder elderflower liqueur, lime, Butterfly Pea Flower syrup, lavender bitters, lavender and black pepper salt and lime, garnished with an edible flower garnish, and the Pom Y Rosa with Absolut Hibiskus, PAMA pomegranate liqueur, lemon, white wine syrup, house-made grenadine, cava and rose water spritz, garnished with an edible flower. Cocktails are priced at $12 each. Additionally, diners can savor a seasonal From the Garden spring salad, price at $12 and Chocolate “Flowerless” Cake, priced at $8, both created by Executive Chef Gerard.