Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Commuters in NoVa are paying $3.57 per gallon right now—lower than last year, but higher than earlier this spring.
Heading out of town for Memorial Day this weekend? You'll be paying less at the pump than you did last year even though the Northern Virginia area has seen prices spike in recent weeks. Average gas prices for the Northern Virginia region this week are at $3.57 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas, down from $3.69 a gallon a year ago, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Paying $3.57 a gallon at the pump is better than what many Minnesotans are paying right now—an average of $4.27 a gallon, the highest prices in the country, according to the Star Tribune. Northern Virginia is faring better on gas prices than many other parts of the country, according to AAA. Currently, Virginia’s retail average is 26 cents cheaper than the national average. …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Have an extra million bucks — or more — to spare? If not, here are some pictures of some of the region's most expensive properties to help when you dream.
Maybe you don't need 10 bathrooms. Or even nine. Maybe you don't need a boat dock in your back yard. Or a fully equipped gym. Some people, though, apparently do. And if you're not looking for much more than a roof over your head — and even if you're not looking at all — we can all dream, can't we? Well, we can do more than that: We can take a peek inside some of the most expensive homes for sale in Virginia and D.C. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. WOW: $1.3 Million Home Features Hot Tub WOW: Home Features Skylights, Library WOW: Annandale $1.3 Million Home Features Wrap-Around Porch WOW: Own a Barn in Leesburg Lakefront Contemporary on Upper Lake Drive Wow' House: …
New ownership, new look for longtime Rosslyn staple.
With new management and staff, AllSpice Cafe and Catering in Rosslyn is shaking up the menu and decor and re-starting a summer tradition. The former owner is retiring, and the restaurant has undergone a renovation from new paint to reorganization. Rich Vizard, a co-owner and manager, said they plan to install a new salad bar in the near future, and reorganize the cashier, sandwich and beverage areas to improve the flow of the café for customers. The restaurant is kicking off summer with patio BBQs during Rossyln's BID free lunchtime concert and farmers market series, starting May 23. On the BBQ menu will be items such as Tangy Pulled Pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, along with new rotating weekly specials such as mojito lime chicken and …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
These homes are hosting open houses this weekend in Arlington.
These homes are for sale right now in Arlington County, and all are hosting open houses this weekend. If you're a Realtor or homeowner and you have just listed a home for sale in Arlington or a home you represent is open for viewing this weekend, you are always welcome add a photo and information to this post by clicking on the ‘upload’ button to the right. Click on a listing below and you will be linked to Zillow.com (or another site) for more information on each property. 2378 N. Danville St. 3207 N. 19th St. 1706 N. Glebe Road 2232 N. Illinois St. 1909 N. Taylor St. 5210 N. 26th Rd. See more open house listings here. For more Arlington real estate news, see the Arlington Patch real estate section here.
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.
Saturday, May 18
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 …