Archives for February 2011

#129 – Check out Galaxy Hut

Galaxy Hut

Galaxy Hut on Wilson Boulevard between Clarendon and Courthouse is a tiny laid back indie rock hangout with live music Sunday and Monday nights and a large selection of draft beers.

‎#128 – Check out the EatBar’s Cartoon Brunch Series

Eat Bar Cartoon Brunch Series

Saturday brunch starting at 11 at the EatBar features classic cartoons like Road Runner, Popeye and Bugs Bunny. Sunday brunch features family friendly movies on the big screen.

The Spring Schedule for Sundays is listed below:

0 3 / 0 6  H O M E W A R D B O U N D
0 3 / 1 3  C H I C K E N R U N
0 3 / 2 0  H O O K
0 3 / 2 7  S T U A R T L I T T L E
0 4 / 0 3  M O N S T E R S v s . A L I E N S
0 4 / 1 0  B O L T
0 4 / 1 7  T H E T A L E O F D E S P E R A U X
0 4 / 2 4  B E E M O V I E
0 5 / 0 1  M O N S T E R S , I N C .
0 5 / 0 8  F I N D I N G N E M O
0 5 / 1 5  M U L A N
0 5 / 2 2  A N A M E R I C A N T A L E
0 5 / 2 9  M A D A G A S C A R


If you grew up in Arlington like I did, you might remember this place as Whitey’s – famous for their broasted chicken, and with the EAT sign out front. The EAT sign is still there but their menu has changed drastically, both at the EatBar and Tallula’s next door. Fine dining, good wines – also available from their wine shop onsite, love the small bites at EatBar but wish they were still available at Tallula’s. I still think they should serve broasted chicken for old time’s sake, though.

#127 – Check out Comedy Sportz

Head to Ballston Mall for Comedy Sportz, a family friendly fast paced improvisational comedy, Friday and Saturday evenings.  They also offer Comedy Sportz 4 Kids at 3 PM Saturdays and a “Blue Show” for adults only at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays.

#126 – Explore Long Branch Nature Center

Long Branch Nature CenterLong Branch Nature Center at 625 S. Carlin Springs Road in Arlington features exhibits, a children’s Discovery Room, live animal displays, interpretive gardens, and a viewing pond.  Regular programs include Flying Squirrels Lore & More, Wonderful Worms, and Babies in Backpacks.

#125 – Enjoy Free Outdoor Zumba Classes

Free outdoor Zumba classes are being offered Wednesdays at noon in Crystal City during the summer in the courtyard at 2345 Crystal Drive. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program.

#124 -Dine at Ruth’s Chris

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Pentagon City offers fine dining with fabulous views of the river and National Airport.  Upcoming special events include a Wine Dinner on March 31st, 2011 with a four course meal designed to complement a selection of wines from Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery.

#123 – Check out Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets Shirlington

Busboys and Poets in Shirlington is“a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace.” Open mic poetry on Monday nights at 8:00.  Wednesdays an Organic Happy Hour begins at 4 PM with special drink prices.

#122 – Stop in at Lost Dog Cafe

Lost Dog

Check out Lost Dog Cafe in Westover Village or their new location on Columbia Pike for great pizza, “soon to be famous” chili, salads, sandwiches and a huge selection of beers from around the world. The owners also founded “The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation.”

#121 – Take your Puppy to a Puppy Party

Chow chow puppy

Image via Wikipedia

Shirlington Dog Park has a puppy party, socialization sessions for puppies ranging in age from four months up to nine months, most Saturday mornings in the “small dog” enclosed areas of park.

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