Entries by Kayla Marsh

Power Plays at Arena Stage

Last November, Arena Stage announced the launch of its Power Plays, a series of 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers produced over the next 10 years. Each play will tackle the subjects of politics and power, from tales of American presidents to equal voting rights. And as far as representing political parties, these […]

SHOW*OFF at Wunder Garten: Brunch in NoMa with a Side of Karaoke

An afternoon of beer, brunch and karaoke in the District? Sounds like a good time to me. From the producers of the award-winning La Boum Brunch, Wunder Garten in NoMa introduces SHOW*OFF, bringing together brunch and karaoke inside a 200-seat beer hall. This action-packed event is made possible by local live karaoke band HariKaraoke, providing […]

Spring Getaway: East Side Yoga’s Luxury Retreat

A relaxing weekend of yoga paired with delectable cuisine is the perfect getaway for city dwellers in need of some R&R this spring. Next month, Alia Khan invites locals to join her in the quaint and historic town of Middleburg, Va. for her luxury yoga retreat. Khan, who runs East Side Yoga in Capitol Hill, […]

MurLarkey Distilled Spirits: Whiskey with a Twist

What do you get when you put together cousins, in-laws and Irish heritage? The answer is MurLarkey Distilled Spirits in Bristow, Va. Since opening its doors a year ago, the local distillery has built a reputation for its six classic distilled spirits including four whiskies, a vodka and a gin, as well as 10 unique […]

Red’s Table in Reston: Beyond the Average Menu

Red’s Table in Reston has been on my food radar for a little while now after seeing it listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2016. I decided to swing by the rustic-meets-contemporary restaurant last week to see what the buzz was all about. A sophisticated wooden bar placed in the middle of […]

Taste of Japan’s 2017 Best of the Best: Daikaya Group Honored for Authentic Ramen

A night of honoring Japanese culinary prowess turned into two-and-a-half hours of exploring traditional yet modern Japanese cuisine at Mess Hall in Brookland on Tuesday evening. The Daikaya Group (Daikaya Ramen/Izakaya, Bantam King, Haikan), a welcome addition to our ramen-loving city, was the 2017 recipient of this year’s Taste of Japan Honorary Award. The Taste […]

Bell’s Hopslam Ale: Michigan’s Game-Changing Brew

Last weekend was full of a few firsts for me – my first time at a dive bar, my first time finding street parking in DC and my first time falling in love with an IPA. I recently heard the buzz about Bell’s new Hopslam Ale, and it seemed like people were going crazy to […]