With news of an impending snowstorm, we closed all of our restaurants early. When we caught wind of an epic snowball fight in Dupont Circle, we decided at the last minute that sweetgreen Dupont Circle store would stay open just for the fight! Great work Metromix DC and the new DC Snowball Fight Association for making Dupont’s 2011 Snowball Fight a success. The brave warriors who ventured in for a steaming bowl of soup got free limited edition sweetgreen beanies to complement their snow gear. Enjoy today’s snow everyone.
Filmed by Andrew Wonder, this fascinating documentary follows an urban explorer through New York City’s underground subway system to discover the unseen. Undercity stars Steve Duncan, studying urban studies at the University of California, who covers an impressive 25 miles underground and leads the audience on the impressive journey through unchartered territory.
Tranquil Space’s Arlington yoga studio is hosting sweetgreen’s FREE YOGA WEEKEND to promote the grand opening of sweetgreen Ballston later this month. We are yoga fanatics and especially dig their studio and wonderful staff. They were listed as one of the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine so they’re legit gurus in the yoga field. Check out their space in the video below – namaste!
Although the album “Davy” by Coconut Records came out earlier this year, it has become our fall soundtrack. Check out the video for “Any Fun” featuring Chloe Sevigny and frontman Jason Schwartzman and skaters Alex Olsen and Mark Gonzalez. Happy Friday, enjoy the changing of the season!
Converse recruited the diverse music stylings of New Order’s frontman, Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot City to create “Didn’t Know What Love Was”— a treat for your Halloween weekend playlist. This is the second installment of Converse UK’s music collaborations that started with “All Summer” featuring Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostham Batmanglij.
On Wednesday night Phoenix played in Madison Square Garden and fans were given an unexpectedly incredible encore. Daft Punk appeared onstage as Phoenix was playing “If I Ever Feel Better” and suddenly the special guests changed pace with “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” As if it couldn’t get any better, both bands joined in to play “Around the World.” Lucky for us, a fan caught it on video. Enjoy and have a fabulous fall weekend.
If you’re looking for a green, eco-friendly filled weekend, look no further than the Green Festival that will be making a stop on October 23rd & 24th. A cross-country project organized by Green America & Global Exchange, a wealth of respected experts, exhibitionists and speakers (including Ralph Nader!) will all be under one roof in the Mt. Vernon Convention Center. The mission of this event is to educate the people about sustainability and create solutions through discourse.
Check them out! There are many ways to get tickets other than buying them with money. A couple options are as easy as donating to a partnered charity or donating an old cellphone to recycle. See what you can do here. You can also get “green bucks” and use them with the many vendors that will be at the festival!
Freshly picked apples from a local farm can taste like a different fruit. They only get better when picked at the height of their season in October. My friends and I made apple picking a full day event and finished it off with a refreshing sweetgreen salad. The next day I took it upon myself to peel, core, and cut apples to make apple crisp. Can’t top that kind of fall weekend! -Bona
If you’re looking to do some fall-picking activities, here are some links to farms in Virginia and Maryland. Also check out: Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet, VA (where you will also find sweetgreen peaches) and Homestead Farm in Poolesville, MD (that’s where I went).
Awesome 10+ part band originally from LA. Led by Alex Ebert and named after a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe who was “sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” You’ve probably heard their hit single “Home” but check out this track, “40 Day Dream” live in LA and the rest of the amazing album “Up From Below”.