Last Saturday, we went to a luncheon at Arlington’s venerable Alpine Restaurant on Lee Highway to celebrate Vivian Kallen’s eightieth birthday.
Dowd on Drinks: Cocktails From the World of Show Biz
When a James Bond movie comes out, drinks writers immediately pounce on what 007 is drinking in his latest flick.
Picking Splinters: Bring on the Stretch Drive
Now 52 games into the season, it’s safe to say that the Washington Capitals are a good team.
Picking Splinters: : Christmas Mailbag
Are you surprised that Jim Zorn has kept his job after the collapse that kept them out of the playoffs? I probably would have been fired twice by now… Marty S.
Press Pass with JunkFood
There used to be a relatively simple formula for success in the music world. Craft a memorable single that a record company executive’s teenage son or daughter would enjoy, sign a record contract with said parent, tour to promote the record then sit back and collect pay checks and groupies […]
Mason Basketball Drops 2 of 3 to Start Season
After beating neighbor Marshall High School 60-49 in convincing fashion, the George Mason High School basketball team dropped two tough games last week against Loudoun County and Broad Run.
Nicholas F. Benton: The Pope on Ethics & Economics
There’s a lot about Pope Benedict XVI not to like, but a so-called “prophecy” attributed to him this week by Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti on the current global economic meltdown resonates with a lot of truth.
Picking Splinters: Picking Splinters: To Spend Or Not to Spend?
To spend or not to spend? That is the question facing the Nationals’ front office as the baseball Hot Stove season begins.
Press Pass with Val Emmich
If America Ferrera’s love interest/musically-inclined neighbor seems like a natural on the stage during this season of ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” well, it’s because he is.
‘Taste’ Judges Share Their Food Likes & Dislikes
With three of the four judges returning from last year’s Taste of Falls Church, this year’s restaurant entrants will have to step it up in order to impress these veteran taste buds. Here, the judges provide insights on their personal palettes and what gets their mouths watering.