Saturday, May 18, 2013
May is National Hamburger Month. Arlington has several new choices to go out for a burger—but the best burger in Arlington is up for debate.
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Any hamburger connoisseurs out there? May is National Hamburger Month in Arlington and across the country, and where the best burger in Arlington is depends on which carnivore you ask. According to Eater.com, Ray's burgers gets a lot of nods whether you go to Ray's to the Third or venture elsewhere. According to one Yelp reviewer, Philadelphia Mike's of Rosslyn has surprisingly good burgers. Z Burger opened earlier this year near Virginia Square. Elevation Burger is open near Yorktown. There's also Big Buns in Ballston, Five Guys near Court House Metro, BGR in Clarendon... We'd love to hear your opinion in the comments section below. The Chicago Tribune has compiled a list of facts you may not know about burgers. Americans eat an …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Restaurant offers Afghan, Indian, Lebanese fusion food.
After months of hard work and planning, the owners of the Kite Runner Cafe will celebrate their grand opening Saturday. "It took us awhile to get everything done. We built out the layout of the restaurant from scratch," said co-owner Marzia Spanta. The new restaurant, located at 3800 Lee Highway in Arlington, will offer a fusion style menu featuring Afghan, Indian and Lebanese food. Homayon Karimy set out to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant with his wife Marzia Spanta and his brother Timor Karimy. Homayon will serve as chef at the restaurant after previously working for years as chef at Lebanese Taverna. "Kabobs are our specialty, also the rice dishes. The kabobs are done Afghan style, with a nice balance, not too spicy," Spanta…
Creperie, winery with self-serve options and coffee shop serves a unique menu—including gluten-free crepes.
Delaware beach goers may remember visiting one of Oby Lee's five coffee shops, known for homemade freshly roasted coffee beans and winner of "Best in State" coffee awards for eight years running. Now their famous coffee can be purchased right here in Clarendon. Ready for a life change, Oby Lee closed all of the shops in Delaware and moved with his girlfriend Ula Piotrowska to Arlington where they opened a completely new restaurant called Oby Lee Creperie and Winery. Lee said that even though he was known for coffee in Delaware, the main concept they are focusing on in this restaurant is the winery and creperie aspect. A special self-serving "wine fountain" was commissioned from Italy and brought to the new restaurant, which opened a …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The chain of self-serve frozen yogurt shops is adding a new Arlington location.
FroZenYo is opening a new location in Rosslyn at 1735 N. Lynn St. soon. The Rosslyn shop will be the fourth location in Northern Virginia. FroZenYo is a chain of self-serve frozen yogurt shops founded in Washington, D.C. The first store was opened in Friendship Heights in 2009. The frozen yogurt shop will take over the space formerly occupied by convenience store News & Necessities. An exact opening date was not available. According to a note posted in the front window, FroZenYo Rosslyn is hiring. Email inquiries about jobs to firstname.lastname@example.org. The chain was a Readers' Pick for Best Frozen Yogurt by Washingtonian Magazine in 2011. Get more Clarendon, Courthouse and Rosslyn area news and information delivered directly to your …
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Georgetown University does not currently provide housing for graduate students.
A new building under construction in Rosslyn could help Georgetown University meet demand for housing among graduate students, according to The Washington Business Journal. One building under consideration for additional housing is The JBG Co's. Slate building, a 203-unit residential structure at 1524 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington, according to the Business Journal. The Slate building is part of a large residential and retail development, approved in 2008, to include 400 market-rate and 54 affordable apartment units along with 25 townhouses and as much as 10,000 square feet of retail, according to the Rosslyn Business Improvement District website. Georgetown already provides shuttle transportation between its Northwest DC campus and the …
Tastes of Arlington 2013 is this Sunday, May 19, in Ballston. Here's your info on who's serving, transportation and parking, entertainment and more.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Some proceeds from this year's Taste of Arlington will benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Thousands of hungry residents of Arlington and Northern Virginia will descend on Ballston this Sunday, May 19 for the 2013 Taste of Arlington, presented by the Ballston Business Improvement District (BID). The event is from noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday on Wilson Boulevard between North Glebe Road and North Randolph Street. According to the Ballston BID, Taste of Arlington is the “largest food+beer+wine+art festival showcasing the diversity of Arlington's food scene and attracting over 15,000 food lovers from all over the region. More than 40 of Arlington's favorite restaurants and most exciting chefs will serve up their specialties at this year's festival and this is your chance to sample them all!” This year, some of the Taste of Ballston …
Craft brewery and restaurant to open later this year.
The Heavy Seas Alehouse will open in Rosslyn this summer as a “brewery restaurant concept,” the Washington Business Journal reported. The Heavy Seas Alehouse will open at 1501 Wilson Blvd. The company has another location in Baltimore on Bank Street. According to the Heavy Seas Alehouse website from the Baltimore location, “Our menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients that we source locally whenever possible. The dishes are simple in appearance with bold and assertive flavors that stand up to the intense beers we are known for…ARRRRGGGHHHH!” (That’s a pirate joke.) The lunch menu in Baltimore has small plates from $6.50 to $8, and lunch platters from $9.50 to $11. The dinner menu entrees range from $16 to $25.
Monday, May 13, 2013
After 20 years on WRQX, the station pulls the plug on popular morning radio program.
For those who listen to Mix-107.3 FM, "Love your show babe," was the signature sign-off for morning show host Jack Diamond and it was also how listeners signed off when calling in to the show. Loyal listeners may have noticed that Diamond was missing in the mornings the past two weeks, replaced temporarily by various hosts. But Diamond's not on vacation — he's off the station for good, according to the station. Two weeks ago, the Washington DC radio station WRQX-FM, owned by Cumulus Media, deleted all references to the popular longtime radio host on its Web site and loyal listeners unknowingly heard the last morning show by Diamond after 22 years on the radio station. Will you listen to the new syndicated show taking its place? Take our …