Arts & Entertainment

Dine Right on Watch Night in F.C. City

This year’s Watch Night participants face a momentous decision – at which of their favorite Falls Church City eateries should they eat their last meal of 2011 on New Year’s Eve? Menus have been set and hours have been adjusted at the restaurants in the Watch Night vicinity to make sure diners can greet 2012 with a satisfied belly.

Anthony’s Restaurant
309 W. Broad St.
Anthony’s Restaurant will offer their everyday Greek and Italian fare from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, visit anthonysrestaurantva.com or call 703-532-0100.

Argia’s
124 N. Washington St.
In addition to making their regular menu available, Argia’s will have a special menu for New Year’s Eve. The soup will be a cream of carrot and ginger with chive oil and the antipasta will be frisee and mache salad with jumbo lump crabmeat, tomatoes, chives and a white truffle vinaigrette. Main dish options are homemade seafood cannelloni with Aurore sauce, a pan-roasted wild rockfish served with seasonal vegetable farro and tomato coulis, or a black truffle risotto with asparagus and house-cured duck confit. Argia’s will be open for its regular hours, serving lunch from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. For more information, argias.com or call 703-534-1033.

Clare and DOn’s
130 N. Washington St.
Clare and Don’s Beach Shack, will be putting emphasis on the number zero: Zero is the cover charge to hang out at the Shack for New Year’s Eve, and zero is the dollar amount to pay for complementary finger foods. For entertainment, DJ Root Boi will be spinning reggae and hip hop for partygoers from 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Clare and Don’s will also have a fire pit and a heated tent for anyone looking to maximize their outdoor 2011 time, as well as a free midnight champagne toast. For more information, visit clareanddons.com or call 703-532-WAVE.

Dogwood Tavern
132 W. Broad St.
Dogwood Tavern invites end-of-year celebrants to look into the past for a night to remember. They will host a 1920s Prohibition Party featuring music and dancing. There is no cover to start the party at 9 p.m., with speak-easy drink specials, prizes for best costume and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Guests can dust off their best flapper ensemble and enjoy music from all periods of time into the first hours of 2012. For more information, visit dogwoodtavern.com or call 703-237-8333.

Hunan Cafe
126 W. Broad St.
Hunan Café will offer their full menu and be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, visit hunancafefallschurch.com or call 703-533-8704.

Ireland’s Four Provinces
105 W. Broad St.
Ireland’s Four Provinces will offer a three-course meal. The meal starts with either a soup or salad, followed by the choice between four entrees: Filet mignon and grilled shrimp, halibut with champagne orange drizzle, seared jumbo sea scallops over lobster ravioli with a sherry lobster cream sauce, or a pan-seared duck breast with a wild cherry sauce. Diners must choose between white chocolate truffle cake or hot chocolate truffle cake for dessert. After the food has been served and belts loosened, the 4 P’s staff will put away tables and chairs and open up the dance floor. Music will be provided by a DJ, and party favors and a midnight champagne toast will ensure a festive goodbye to 2011. Tickets for all three courses and dancing are $38.95 per person. For more information, visit 4psva.com or call 703-534-8999.

Koi Koi Sushi
450 W. Broad St.
Koi Koi Sushi will offer sushi and rolls and other regular menu items from noon – 11 p.m. For more information, call 703-237-0101.

La Caraquena
300 W. Broad St.
La Caraquena, Falls Church’s premier Venezuelan eatery, will be open from noon – 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 – 10 p.m. for dinner. For more information, visit lacaraquena.com or call 703-533-0076.

Mad Fox BRewing Company
444 W. Broad St.
Mad Fox Brewing Company is offering live music with The Tom Principato Band, led by locally acclaimed blues and jazzman Tom Principato, performing from 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. A special on a growler fill and any large pizza is available until 9 p.m. for $25. Dinner specials, served from 5 – 9:30 p.m., will be the beef Wellington, lobster Thermidor, 32-ounce Tomahawk rib chop for two, or a pan-roasted sea bass. At a cost of $40 per person for entertainment from 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., guests can enjoy music from the Tom Principato Band and a late-night buffet to include the following: cheese and charcuterie platter, grilled marinated vegetable platter, mixed green salad with Orange Whip vinaigrette, individual crudité cups with blue cheese dressing, thin-sliced marinated tenderloin with mini rolls and horseradish cream, spicy barbecue pork wings, spinach and four-cheese ravioli in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce, shrimp, jerk chicken kabobs, white and dark chocolate mousse cups, and assorted dessert pastries. For more information, visit madfoxbrewing.com or call 703-942-6840.

Maneki Neko
238 W. Broad St.
Maneki Neko will offer its standard Japanese fare and will be open from noon – 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5 – 10:30 p.m. for dinner. For more information, visit mneko.com or call 703-534-8666.

Paisano’s
244 W. Broad St.
Paisano’s, one of the City of Falls Church’s newest eateries, will witness their first Watch Night by offering pizza and pasta from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, visit pizzapaisanos.com or call 703-534-8888.

Pho 88
232 W. Broad St.
Pho 88 will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. offering their regular Vietnamese fare menu. For more information, visit pho88va.com or call 703-533-8233.

Pilin Thai Restaurant
116 W. Broad St.
Pilin Thai Restaurant’s regular menu will be ready to go for New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for lunch and 5 – 10 p.m. for dinner. For more information, call 703-241-5860.

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