Thursday, March 21, 2013
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival runs through April 14.
Capitol City Brewing Co. is celebrating this region's springtime tradition with a special brew blended with cherries. Kristi Griner, Capitol City’s new director of brewing operations, created the exclusive Sakura Cherry Wheat Ale "to honor the spectacular gift of cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan," according to a news release. The 101st annual Cherry Blossom Festival began Wednesday and runs through April 14. The festival marks Japan's gift of 3,020 cherry trees to Washington in 1912. Many of the trees were planted around the Tidal Basin, East Potomac Park and on the White House property. "Sakura" is the Japanese word for cherry blossom. Capital City's ale by that name is brewed with white…
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Energy Club is located in Shirlington Village.
A gym in Shirlington Village is offering to give free workouts to federal employees and contractors on their furlough days. Affected individuals in the Arlington and Alexandria areas can bring their furlough papers and government ID to the Energy Club at 2900 S. Quincy St. to obtain the free workouts. " ... We understand that many people in the community may be worried about their loss of work and pay; we don’t want that to negatively affect their health and fitness," General Manager Joanne Duchaine said in a statement. "So, while the government figures out how to run more efficiently, we want these furloughed employees to work on their physical fitness, so that their bodies can also learn to run more efficiently!" Once furloughs are …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Group invites foodies to inaugural event in Shirlington Village.
Hey, foodies: Dishcrawl is coming to Shirlington Village. Billed by organizers as "like a pub-crawl — for the gastronome," the Cupertino, Calif.-based startup is bringing its restaurant-hopping experience to Arlington in March. Slainte in Shirlington, as it is called, starts at 7 p.m. March 12, just a few days before St. Patrick's Day. Reservations are $45 per person. The idea is to take food lovers to four distinct restaurants in one night so they can meet, mingle and sample a variety of local specialities. "Dishcrawl provides a unique opportunity to try signature dishes and to meet chefs and owners of local restaurants," Arlington Dishcrawl Ambassador Ti Leverett said in a statement. "Although we are located right next to the Washington…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Arlington for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Happy shopping! And remember to call ahead to check seasonal hours before heading out. Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sixteen restaurants are participating this year.
The second annual Restaurant Week at the Village at Shirlington kicked off Monday featuring specials at 16 bakeries, cafes and other eateries. The Village at Shirlington has the menus for all participating restaurants collected here. Restaurant Week lasts through Sunday. "We're participating to support the neighborhood. Shirlington is just great for promoting neighborhood friendliness," said Andrea Rivera, front of house manager of Cheesetique, which opened in December. "And obviously we want to generate more business, to get more people in the door and learn what we're all about." Participating restaurants are offering two-course lunches for $12 and three-course dinners for $25. The lunch prices are slightly lower than last year, said …