Goonies and Goodies - Picnic and Film in the Mosaic District

  • June 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Friday, June 21st marks the first day of summer! Let's celebrate the coming of the season with - what else - a picnic!!!

The Mosaic District, located at the intersection of 29 and Gallows, is featuring free movies on Friday nights in Strawberry park. We'll be watching the 80's classic, Goonies. This was a childhood favorite of mine, but what kid doesn't love a treasure hunt complete with pirate gold?! Grab a blanket and meet us on the grass in front of the Angelika Movie Theater. We'll be sitting near the stone wall, back toward the sidewalk. I will have a purple LSU blanket and will be wearing a bright yellow shirt. (More details on finding our group will be emailed to yes RSVP members as the event date draws closer.)

As for dinner, pack your own meal to enjoy with the group or grab a dish to go from one of the MANY several fantastic restaurant and cafes nearby. The following dining options are new to the Mosaic District and within a VERY short walk from the park:

  • CAVA Mezze Grill - The fast-casual cousin to DC’s popular CAVA serves up fresh Greek-inspired dishes in a hip, modern atmosphere. The quick bites feature hormone & antibiotic free meat, local ingredients, and authentic Mediterranean flavors.
  • Cyclone Anaya's - Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen’s approach to Mexican cuisine is as bold as the famous Mexican wrestler who began the family restaurant in 1966. Blending tradition and innovation to present fine Mexican cuisine in a stylish atmosphere, Cyclone Anaya’s unique dining experience is one for all to savor.
  • Dolcezza Gelato - The delicious peaks of Dolcezza’s artisanal gelato get their start at local farms. Handmade in small batches every morning from local milk, cheese, cream, eggs, fruits, and herbs, the exquisite gelato delights everyone who tries it.
  • Gypsy Soul - Growing up in Detroit, RJ Cooper watched as his mother and Sicilian grandmother cooked everything from scratch. In high school, he took an apprenticeship at a local bakery before attending culinary school. After graduating, Cooper worked under a variety of chefs, including Eric Ripert before moving to D.C., where he served as chef de cusine at Vidalia and earned a James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Le Pain Quotidien - The name means “the daily bread,” and this bakery’s selection of handmade organic breads, pastries, and café fare offers delicious options for your daily routine. Every product served reflects the baker’s commitment to community and tradition.
  • Matchbox Vintage Pizza - Great food starts with fire. Matchbox is famous for its brick oven pizza and modern American bistro offerings. The seasonal menu changes regularly, but highlights include the famous thin crust pizza, mini burgers, and a rotating beer selection.
  • Red Apron Butcher - The handcrafted charcuterie, salumi, sausages, and other artisanal meats offered at Red Apron Butchery are the much-praised result of one chef’s mission to redefine the American butcher shop. All of Red Apron’s meats are proudly sourced responsibly from local farms. Pick up something tasty for dinner, or stop in to try an inspired round up of unique sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers.
  • Sweetgreen - Founded by three former Georgetown students, sweetgreen is an innovative option for healthy and fun fast-casual dining. They serve all-natural salads and delicious frozen yogurt, made with local, farm-fresh ingredients you can feel good about.
  • Taylor Gourmet - The founders of Taylor Gourmet taste tested hundreds of hoagies before crafting their own perfect hoagie, based on the authentic Italian style hoagies they loved. Now, they serve all kinds of perfect hoagies and deli goods in a fun market atmosphere.

There is also a MOM's Organic Market located in the Mosaic District as well as a Chipotle, Cafe Xpo, Coldstone Creamery, and Weekly Dinner favorites - Four Sister's Vietnamese and Sea Pearl.

If you haven't been to a Weekly Dinner event yet, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know our group. There is no RSVP limit and members are encouraged to bring guests. The more, the merrier!

Hope you can join us! See you on Friday at 7!!!

Melanie :-D
(aka - Pell-Mel)


NOTE: This event will be canceled in the case of rain.

Parking: Plentiful free parking is offered in four parking garages located in the shopping district.

Metro: One mile walk down Gallows to Mosaic District from Dunn Loring/Merrifield Station (Orange Line)

No RSVP limit. Guests welcome!


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  • Nathan B.

    Behind the group and to the left if u r facing the screen. Wearing blue short sleeve button up and sitting behind wall in camping chairs.

    June 21, 2013

  • Pell-Mel

    All, movie starts at 7 as mentioned in event description. Please disregard Shannon's comment. Thank you.

    June 21, 2013

    • Nathan B.

      Ack, I thought it started closer to 8

      June 21, 2013

  • Lorraine

    I'm still a greenhorn to this area and none of my GPSs recognize the address for the park. I'll have to find it another time, but not on Friday rush hour.

    June 21, 2013

    • Pell-Mel

      Movie starts at 7.

      June 21, 2013

    • LauraG

      Look for the Angelika Movie Theater. The screen and park is on the side of that building!

      June 21, 2013

  • Pell-Mel

    We are right in front of the screen near the stone dividing wall.

    June 21, 2013

  • Pell-Mel

    You will find me on the lawn wearing a yellow LSU shirt and sitting on a purple blanket. See you all soon! :-D

    June 21, 2013

  • L F P.

    Have been asked to work late tonight. Hope it's a fun evening for all.

    June 21, 2013

  • Nathan B.

    Any parking tips or suggestions?

    June 20, 2013

    • Pell-Mel

      There are four free garages located at the Mosaic District. There is ample parking. You shoudn't have any trouble finding a spot.

      June 21, 2013

  • Barbara S

    sorry family get together

    June 20, 2013

  • Ed

    Goonies 'R' Good Enough!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Lynda

    Looking forward to meeting the group & the movie

    June 16, 2013

  • Scott

    Maybe :)

    June 15, 2013

  • LauraG

    Great idea and great selection of eateries at the Mosaic center!!!

    June 8, 2013

    • Pell-Mel

      Owe it all to you! Cannot wait!!! :-)

      June 12, 2013

  • Pell-Mel

    If you aren't familiar with the layout of the Mosaic District, you can find an interactive map here that shows all the parking garages, Strawberry Park, and nearby food options:

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like so much fun!

    1 · June 5, 2013

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