Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Ballston Poker Bar Crawl

This Saturday, December 1st there is another day long benefit to raise money for victums of the recent east coast hurricane. Starting at 12:00 PM, the Ballston are Bars will be throwing a blow out fundraising event to support those who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The DC Restaurant Group partners Kevin Roberts and Chip Thompson have started a Non-Profit called Delaware Coast Aid to benefit this and have already raised over $50K for those suffering in New Jersey and New York. Here are the Details for the Pub Crawl / Poker Run:

Starts at The Front Page in Arlington at 12pm

Registration is $10 or $15 which gets you an event t-shirt
$2 Bud Lights, $3 Fireballs

Start at Front Page then go to:
1st stop - Union Jacks
2nd stop - Rock Bottom Brewery
3rd stop - Bailey's
4th stop - World of Beer
5th stop - A-Town
6th stop - Carpool
7th stop - First Down
There will also be a poker prize give away at Front Page. You need to get a playing card from each bar listed above, then return to Front Page by 4pm. The best hands sit down at poker tables and play for the grand prizes, including Redskins and Capitals gear, gift cards and golf bags. There will also be 5-10 more poker tables available for people to buy in and play rounds of poker.
Zippy Shell Mobile Moving & Storage will also be out in front of The Front Page in Ballston on Wilson Blvd from 9am-8pm for donations. They will be collecting: canned goods, diapers, blankets, pillows, clothes, and all other non perishable items to be delivered to the folks in New Jersey and New York who have lost so much.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mad Rose Hurricane Sandy Sunday Funday

This Sunday Dec 2 Mad Rose is hosting a benefit for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. They are donating 20% of bar proceeds to the Red Cross. The fundraiser goes from noon until close (around 1:30am) with music provided by DJ Clinton Matthews. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite, Bud Lite or Coors Lite, 1/2 price drafts, $2 Mimosas, $3 Bloody Mary's and food specials.

Monday, November 19, 2012

9 Songwriter Series at Iota Tuesday

I'm always enthusiastic when the 9 Songwriter Series returns to Clarendon. This Tuesday, Iota is again hosting a wonderful night of talented musicians for a single cover charge of $10. Starting at 8pm, you get to see live performances from nine people, including:

Thanksgiving at Arlington Rooftop

Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill is also hosting a special turkey day menu this Thursday. Their three course Thanksgiving meal and dessert is $40 per person and is highlighted by a roasted turkey breast with homemade gravy and cranberry sauce.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving at Lyon Hall

One of the best Clarendon restaurants Lyon Hall is offering a three course feast on Thanksgiving day for those who don't want to stay at home. The $35 menu includes favorites like their steak frites and French beignets. Call them for a reservation or check out their Facebook page.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pics from Iota Red Cross show

Iota hosted a great night of live music last Saturday night with proceeds going towards Red Cross' diaster relief fund. There was such a wonderful diversity with different styles of music, but my favorite was the multitracking and great vocals of Margot MacDonald.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hurricane Benefit Concert at Iota Sat

This Saturday night get ready for a night of great live music for a good cause at IOTA. The venue is hosting a benefit concert for the Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. Their stage is going to be filled with local talent, as ten musicians will be entertaining you including my favorites Margot MacDonald, Lost Civilizations and the Highballers.

Instead of a cover charge, the suggested donation is $10. If you want to contribute directly to the Red Cross, check this link out.