Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Screwtop Wine Bar & Red Hook Lobster truck

Last Saturday, Clarendon's Screwtop Wine Bar hosted a special dinner menu in association with Red Hook lobster truck. From about 4:30 to 6:30pm that day, the Red Hook truck was parked directly across from the restaurant. Patrons were encouraged to walk over to the truck and purchase a lobster or shrimp roll seperately, then to buy a beverage to accompany it from Screwtop. The restaurant offered suggestions of which wine and beers to go with which style Red Hook rolls.

The combination was fun, but I ended up still being hungry and needed to snack on Screwtop's light and delicious grilled cheese sliders. They menioned this is planned to be a recurring theme, and I highly recommend it next time they come around!

Suggested wine and beer pairings for the lobster rolls
Red Hook truck conviently located accross the street
Maine style lobster roll with Martinshof Gruner wine

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chris4Life Colon Cancer fundraiser at Clarendon Ballroom

This Saturday, the Clarendon Ballroom is hosting a great fundraiser called Chris4Life. From 5pm-6pm there will be a happy hour on the rooftop bar, and the main event in the ballroom is from 6pm-9pm. Tickets to the Erica Paul Fabulous event are available online for $15 and at the door for $20.

The evening will be filled with signature cocktails, savory bites, entertainment, a Fabulous Auction and a high-end live auction. Chris4Life will also be launching the Erica Paul Resource DVD for patients diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer.

At the age of 26, Erica was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer.  Instead of letting the devastating news stop her in her tracks, Erica began her fabulous journey of hope and activism.  Through the many procedures, treatments, and surgeries, she always managed to flash that brilliant, fabulous smile.  She began sharing her story in the hopes that others would not be stricken with such a terrible disease.  On March 6, 2011 Erica lost her battle and passed away from the disease. In her honor, last year Chris4Life launched the Erica Paul Memorial Fund.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Liquid A and White Ford Bronco at Clarendon Grill

Liquid A playing for a full crowd in DC in
February via Facebook
Two great bands are coming to Clarendon Grill this week to start out your summer weekend with energetic music. First White Ford Bronco returns on Thursday to rock the Grill with all-90's cover music. I saw them play at Truckeroo on Friday and was impressed with Gretchen's lead vocals. Then Liquid A comes to the Clarendon on Friday night to what I expect to be a packed crowd.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend pictures

Congrats to all the racers in Air Force Cycling Classic
who braved the heat on Saturday!
Dangerously delicious Mac N Cheese Burger from
Cheesecake Factory
White Ford Bronco rocked Truckeroo in DC on Friday night.
They play at Clarendon Grill on Thursday June 14.
Crabby Shack food truck had the shortest line, and their
crab salad sandwitch cured my hunger with lots of
Old Bay to spare.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Car Wash Fundraiser today at TJ Community Center

Today from 10am to 3pm get your car washed by youth in the Buckingham community for local fundraiser for BUGATA Youth Center. It is perfect weather to drive down to 3501 2nd St South at Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington to a hand car wash. As a community-based non-profit, BU-GATA has focused on defending tenants, educating residents about their rights, and fighting to preserve the community when gentrification threatens.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Learn to Bartend this Sunday

The popular 20s and 30s Meetup group is hosting a fun and useful event this Sunday at Clarendon's Professional Bartending School. The $50 class will teach you hands on training on making over 30 drinks, shooters and martinis. The school is designed as a real bar to give the added realism and experience. The class is 2 hours followed by 1 hour of hour of hands on training. Space is limited and it is almost sold out!

Air Force Cycling Classic in Clarendon this Saturday

Thousands of cyclists will ride through Clarendon this Saturday during the annual Air Force Cycling Classic. Many streets including Wilson Blvd and Washington Blvd will be closed for the race on June 9 from 8am until at least noon. On Sunday the event will move to Crystal City. The best brunch spots for viewing the race will probably be Liberty Tavern or Lyon Hall.

Lime Fresh Groupon deal

The delicious mexican casual diner Lime Fresh is now featured on Groupon's local deals. For $7 you can get $15 worth of food at the Clarendon restaurant. Only 1 day left!