Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Goody's Pizza Challenge

Goody’s Pizza sits in the heart of Clarendon, and its late hours and large slices has been a staple attraction for night owls sobering up after most local bars have last call at 1:30am.

This Sunday May 1, from 2-5pm Goody’s Pizza in Clarendon will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary by having their inaugural pizza eating contest. The challege:eat a whole Goody’s Pizza in 30 minutes or less. Or come by to sample some new menu items grab a slice of cake, and check out the new look, as they just re-painted the walls and got a new menu board.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blog to follow: DCsocialite

Next on the  list of sites to highlight on my blogroll is DCsocialite. I've been long overdue in posting about Paul's blogging on his adventures in the city. Recently he visited our side of the river and wrote reviews about Circa and Crumbs in Clarendon.

DCsocialite has been around for over two years by my count, and hoping they continue to post restaurant and event reviews. Looking forward to more posts about Clarendon from them!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lyon Hall staff party

Lyon Hall, Northside Social and Liberty Tavern were all closed tonight for a joint party for their staff at Lyon Hall. The restaurants, all sharing the same owners, were celebrating their first anniversay of Lyon Hall opening and the forth anniversary of Liberty Tavern in Clarendon.

The restaurant had drinks, Red Hook lobster truck, Bada Bing cheesestake truck, and games like bean bag toss for their super attractive employess. Sadly, as I found out the hard way, the food trucks were handing out free small plates to staff open and not to the public.

All three restaurants will be open again on Tuesday, April 26.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

40% off Tickets to Taste of Arlington

 It's still time to take advantage of What's The Deal's latest offering:  40% off deal for the Taste of Arlington!

The Taste of Arlington is an annual event that will take place in Ballston on May 22. It is a family friendly street festival with food provided by 40 local restaurants in the form of small plates or "tastings". The prices of the tickets for the tastings isn't cheap, but this deal leaves no excuse not to attend.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blog to follow: Arlington Nightlife

I'm late on posting about this, but we are happy to have a great new blogger join the Arlington community: Arlington Nightlife. The blog and twitter feed is focused on the local evening attractions and events and is updated very frequently. Arlington Nightlife would pose some worrisome competition to me if Clarendon Nights wasn't non-for-profit.

It's great to watch such popular blogs like ARLNow and Clarendon Culture spring up over the past year or so and really contribute a lot to the local online community. Hoping Arlington Nightlife will also stick around and be just as successful. Welcome to the Arlington blogging scene!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Restaurant 3 Patio Opening Pig Party

Restaurant 3 Bar and Grill in Clarendon is hosting an fun Patio Opening Pig Party tonight, April 21 from 4 to 8pm to celebrate the opening of their patio and the start of their monthly summer pig roasts.

They will celebrate with a whole smoked pig, their famous bacon-themed apps, the Redskins super-fans “Hogettes” and 106.7 personalities. They’re also raising money for The Ronald McDonald House so everyone will be eating pork for a good cause.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ireland's Four Courts in Courthouse closed tonight

Ireland's Four Courts in Courthouse, a popular local Irish bar with occasional live music, will me closed tonight. According to the sign on the door, there was a small fire in the kitchen. They should be re-opened in time for the weekend rush.

Do you think its a coincidence something was lit on fire on 4/20 day? Sorry, bad joke.

Thanks to  for the heads up!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Whitlows Rooftop Deck opening party

Tonight Whitlows had their official opening their rooftop deck, Wilson On Whitlows. The perfect spring weather provided for a packed turnout, as many locals took advantage of the free pork sandwiches, wings, chips and salsa, and veggies and dip, and discounted drinks.

Washington Post's Going Out Guide was also there to promote the event and to offer up a raffle with music tickets and Whitlows gift cards. Along for the ride was also four Peep dioramas, which provided some small talk fodder.

Whitlow's rooftop should be a popular spot this summer, and should give Clarendon's other sunny decks like Ballroom, Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill, and Eventide some competition

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Doggy Yappy Hour at Rocklands April 14

On April 14, Rocklands is kicking off the patio season with a special Doggy Yappy Hour to benefit Doorways for Women and Families. Thursdays are the traditional night where dogs and their people eat and drink together on the patio.

From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. guest bartender Susan Anderson, will serve sandwiches carved off a whole roast pig that clocks in at close to 100 pounds.  Bring non-perishable food items and (clean) winter coats to donated to a good cause. $5 donation suggested for the sandwiches.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Concert for Japan at Clarendon Grill tonight

The Lupus happy hour at Frontpage has a competitor in the nightlifte fundraiser arena tonight: a Concert 4 Japan at the Clarendon Grill. The event will include a raffle for DC101 concert tickets, Hilton Hotel weekend getaways, and Restaurant 3 gift cards. $5 cover gets you in after 5pm, with local band Burnt Sienna going on stage at 8pm. All proceeds will be going directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Happy Hour for Lupus tonight at Frontpage

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Charity Chili Cook Off and Bingo Night April 9

The ladies of the NoVA Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter are having a Charity Chili Cook
Off and Bingo Night benefiting the blind and visually impaired. The Cook Off will be held April
9th at the Lyon Village Community House, 1920 North Highland Street in Arlington, at 7pm. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased online.

Through the Foundation, they have contributed over $2.8 million in Service for Sight grants to organizations and schools enhancing the quality of life for persons who are blind or visually impaired, and offering educational resources and support to prevent blindness. Delta Gamma schools provide children who are blind or visually impaired to learn specialized skills.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lupus fundraiser at Frontpage April 7

Support a great cause at the 2nd Annual Team Kickin it 4 Krista Happy Hour at Front Page on Thursday April 7, with all proceeds benefiting the Lupus Foundation. From 5-9pm if you get a $5 wristbands at the door you will have the following food and drink specials:

* $3 off appetizers
* 1/2 price burgers
* $4 shooter special
* $2.75 rail drinks
* $3 drafts
* $3.25 glasses of house wine
* $2 miller light bottles

There will also be a raffle which includes Washington Wizards tickets and gift cards to local restaurants, along with DJ Pat Premier providing tunes. Come by and help Krista meet her goal to raise $20,000 goal for Lupus research!