Wednesday, March 4, 2015

JOURNEY TO SPACE in IMAX 3D Opens March 6 at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum


Whether you live in DC or are just visiting - this is a "Can't Miss" movie to put on your calendar
JOURNEY TO SPACE in IMAX 3D opens theatrically March 6 at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater!

This IMAX 3D film celebrates the Space Shuttle program, International Space Station, and their vital contributions to the technical and human knowledge that will enable our species to travel deeper into space, to asteroids, Mars, and beyond. It is truly an impressive film with an immersive experience on the large screen. 

It will be sure to fascinate both adults and children.

Tickets and showtimes are available at: http://www.si.edu/imax/movie/157/2015-03-06/#showtimes

VA: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken to Open Second Location

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, the popular eatery with a casual yet refined take on two comfort food classics – fried chicken and doughnuts – will open its second location in Falls Church, Va. in the Idylwood Plaza at 7501 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22042. The menu will be very similar to that of the downtown G Street location, but will feature more sides, sandwiches and breakfast options. Doughnuts and fried chicken will of course be available, as will Astro's popular sandwiches, chicken fingers and freshly brewed coffee from La Colombe (drip and cold brew only). Expanded catering and private event options will also be available from the Falls Church location. 
Co-owners Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern have tapped local architects, HapstakDemetriou, to design the 1200 square foot space, which will incorporate limited seating. Opening is expected in summer 2015. 

More details on the Falls Church location, menu and opening specials, will be made available closer to opening. The original Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opened in April 2013, and the company launched a mobile food truck in January 2014.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Quick Shots #107: "Vince" to CityCenterDC at 11th Street NW

Vince at Palmer Alley and 11th Street NW
Located on the corner of Palmer Alley and 11th Street NW at CityCenterDC, Vince has made itself known - offering clothing for Women, Men and Kids, also accessories - and arriving in Spring 2015.

Vince, who started out in LA in 2002 has become a by-word for modern, timeless aesthetic and effortless sophistication in fashion...describing themselves on their webpage as;
".......founded with a fundamental premise: create a collection of iconic essentials women and men would want to wear every day with a focus on distinctive design, enduring style and uncompromising quality.Our story began in L.A. with a highly edited collection of women’s knits and cashmere sweaters sold exclusively in department stores. Today, we are a global brand. Our offering has expanded through Vince retail stores in North America and abroad, and at vince.com. We now feature a full expression of the Vince lifestyle, from women’s, men’s and kids’ ready-to-wear to denim, footwear and select accessories."
I have to admit Vince is one of my favorite designers....so, personally,  I am thrilled they have come to CityCenterDC.
Vince at 11th Street NW

Shaw: When Fandom Wears a Cap and Gown: Academic Perspectives on Harry Potter, Monday, March 9, 7pm-8:30pm

The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library continues with its excellent series of evening events with a talk on Harry Potter - this time with speaker Tolanda Henderson a Librarian at George Washington University. She has presented her work on the library at Hogwarts at several academic conferences and is currently researching Harry Potter and visual culture.
Fans of Harry Potter have created everything from handicrafts and artwork to websites and conventions. What happens, though, when those fans have advanced and apply the questions of their academic disciplines to the story of the boy who lived? 

This workshop will explore scholarship on J.K. Rowling’s best selling novels and investigate how academics in various disciplines have drawn upon the works as inspiration for their own writings. RSVP required (see below)

Chocolate frogs and butterbeer will be served! Dressing up in House colors or full cos-play STRONGLY encouraged! 


The link is here:
http://dclibrary.org/node/47153


RSVP to attend link is here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harry-potter-lecture-at-shaw-library-tickets-15720064135

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
1630 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shaw: Cambria Suites at City Market at O Plan Rooftop Summer Garden


Posted on the Cambria Suites Hotel at 9th and O Street's NW, (part of the City Market at O campus) is a request for a "Substantial Change" to their ABRA License....The reason given for this change is; "To add a 29 seat summer garden on the roof"  Operating times will be 8am till 11pm - Sunday through Saturdays.
There is no mention if this is a guest only area, or open to public. (guessing limited to guests)
The request does not attempt to make any other changes to their current ABRA license.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Un Éclair de Dessert: PAUL Introduces You to France's Favorite Dessert

 
Tomorrow starts a 5 week celebration of ECLAIRS at PAUL in WASHINGTON! You’ll be able to get these treats in ALL of the DC area locations: Penn Quarter, Georgetown, Farragut Sq., 2000 Penn/ GWU, Metro Center, and Tyson's Galleria !
Un Éclair de Dessert
PAUL Introduces You to France’s Favorite Dessert

"PAUL is thrilled to launch its “un éclair de dessert” campaign that introduces you to France’s favorite dessert for 5 weeks from February 25th – March 31st. The French delight in the Éclair - which is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and typically topped with icing. The dough, which is the same as that used for profiteroles, is typically piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it is crisp and hollow inside, to hold the cream filling. Throughout the campaign, we will always be baking 3 Traditional Éclairs: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Coffee Five different Special Éclairs will rotate out each week: Paris Brest, Pecan, Coconut, Raspberry Pistachio, and Strawberry Pistachio."
Our Traditional Éclairs – Available from Feb 25- March 31
Éclair Vanille – Vanilla Éclair $4.95
Crispy Choux Pastry with vanilla pastry cream

Éclair Cafe – Coffee Éclair $4.95

Crispy Choux Pastry filled with Coffee Pastry Cream 

Éclair Chocolat – Chocolate Éclair $4.95
Crispy Choux Pastry filled with Chocolate Pastry Cream 

 
Paris Brest $5.65
Crispy Choux Pastry filled with a buttery praline cream, enhanced with caramelized hazelnuts.
(Available from Feb 25 - March 3)
 
Éclair Noix de Pecan – Pecan Éclair $5.65
Crispy Choux Pastry filled with Pecan Cream
(Available from March 4 - March 10)
 
Éclair Coconut $5.65
Éclair shell filled with a coconut cream & topped with finely grated coconut
(Available from March 11 - March 17)
 
Éclair Framboise Pistache – Raspberry Pistachio Éclair $5.65
Crispy Choux Pastry filled with a pistachio cream, fresh raspberries & topped with roasted pistachios
(Available from Mar 18 - March 25)
Éclair Fraise Pistache – Strawberry Pistachio Éclair $5.65
Crispy Choux Pastry filled with a pistachio cream, fresh strawberries & topped with roasted pistachios
(Available from Mar 25 - March 31)

There is also an offer of a special box of 3 éclairs of your choice for $15.99.

Favorite? Make sure you check the dates - better still go every week - Bon Appetit!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shaw: Help Chao Ku Reach Their Funding Goal by the End of the Week

Chao Ku has just 6 days left to reach their funding goal. I understand that a generous donor has offered to match any donation put in during the final days of the campaign, so anything you can spare will count double towards their goal!

Co-Owner John Fielding asked to have this passed on to you all;
"Thanks as always for the support so far; we couldn't do this without you guys! Please consider helping out or passing along our link to your friends during this last push so I can stop bombarding you with updates and get to making awesome Chinese food."
The Kickstarter link is;
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620669940/chao-ku 
Kick-off at Lost and Found delivered on the promise of good food
If you were at the kick-off at Lost and Found, you already know that the food is exceptional, and you know what Shaw? we need a good Chinese Restaurant........