Where to shop small this Saturday.
Small Business 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Burger 7 is located at 2515 Lee Highway.
Burger 7 is kicking off its grand opening Friday with a buy one burger, get another burger free deal. The restaurant which focuses on quality ingredients is located on 2515 Lee Highway. “I wanted to be somewhere where I’m close to D.C. but not in D.C.,” said owner Ramzi Iskandar. “I saw the space and I knew this was it. I thought it would look great and this area needs it.” Burger 7 (named after the owner’s favorite number) serves 100 percent certified Angus beef, Iskandar said. Hot dogs are made from beef and cheeses are sliced every day on the premises. Some fun toppings for the burgers include mac and cheese and fried eggs. They also have another location in Tyson’s Corner. View the Burger 7 menu online. Have info on a new …
Bake your own pecan pie or pick on up at Bayou Bakery in Clarendon.
Chef David Guas, of Clarendon's own Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar, & Eatery, is offering up his Southern pecan pie recipe just in time for Thanksgiving. The recipe is below, but if you don't want to bake (or don't know how to), the restaurant also offers the pies for pickup. They are taking orders from now through Monday and orders have to be picked up on Wednesday before close of business. Contact Bayou Bakery for their other "Thanksgiving-to-go" options. Classic Southern Pecan Pie Chef David Guas Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery Yield: 9-inch Pie Pie Crust Ingredients 1.5 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar .5 teaspoons salt 12 tablespoons butter, unsalted and cut into small cubes 5 to 7 tablespoons water, ice cold Procedure …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fifty Arlington-based businesses to participate in Nov. 24 event.
Business owners are asking Arlingtonians to shop local between Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the county’s own Small Business Saturday. “What I wanted to do was build a community around small businesses in Arlington,” said Shana Lawlor, who came up with the idea about a month ago. “I want to build that community and draw sales to them this time of the year.” Fifty small businesses in Arlington have signed up to participate. Lawlor, who owns Álainn Exporting, first put forth the idea on the county’s PLACE Space forum for residents to share ideas. The concept quickly took off. “We’ve had some wonderful responses,” Lawlor said. “We have had some businesses jump on board right away.” Lawlor said she and a group of volunteers are focusing on…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Italian restaurant La Tagliatella is opening in the spot formerly occupied by Restaurant 3.
The European-based Italian restaurant La Tagliatella is opening a location in Clarendon soon. Owners have filed permits required with Arlington County to open the restaurant on 2950 Clarendon Boulevard. The restaurant has 130 locations in Spain and France. According to a press release from the restaurant group, the chain plans to expand into the U.S. with first flagship store is opening in Atlanta this fall. Representatives from the chain did not return calls about the Arlington location, but the press release indicated that the restaurant will open sometime this year or early next. The restaurant will offer 20 varieties of Napoleon-style pizzas, lasagna, and other pastas. In other business news, Cantina Mexicana is opening a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Urban Kempo studio grand opening is in the works.
A new dojo is opening up on 3000 N. Washington Blvd., the space formerly occupied by Hollywood Tans. "We emphasize fitness and lifting people’s spirits," said Michael Herway, 34, owner of the 2,660-square-foot studio to be named Urban Kempo. Herway began teaching martial arts six years ago and worked for Potomac Kempo in Old Town before deciding to branch out on his own. Kempo is a style of martial arts that is not a sport, unlike Jujitsu, and focuses on “street self defense.” “My goal is to make sure they can defend themselves,” Herway said. “Kempo assumes that you are going to be attacked at close range and that you could get attacked by more than one person or someone who is a lot bigger.” Kempo said that classes will be offered for …
Friday, October 26, 2012
uKnow.com lets parents stay abreast of what children are doing online.
With all of the opportunities for young people unlocked by the Social Web also comes an increase in potential pitfalls — even dangers. Steven L. Woda learned that firsthand. A child in his own family, 14 years old at the time, friended someone online who turned out to be a predator. The child was physically unharmed and the predator is now serving time, Woda said. But it was a wake-up call. "This person was using the social networks as his own personal hunting ground for kids, looking for opportunities and weaknesses," Woda said. Such predators take advantage of a young person's nature to build their number of friends, which can give the impression of increased popularity, and the naivete that leads them to "pour their hearts out," posting…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
See what new businesses are opening up in Clarendon and beyond.
Want to find out the latest new businesses in Arlington? A roundup of the new stores and services: First Virginia Community Bank Comes to Clarendon The First Virginia Community Bank is expanding to Arlington County and will be opening a branch on 2500 Wilson Blvd. in Clarendon. The bank acquired the First Commonwealth Bank of Virginia on Oct. 19, the company announced in a statement. In the next several weeks, FVCbank will notify the newly acquired customers about its products and services. FVCbank expects to complete the transition of operations and services in December. The bank is based in Fairfax and is a state-charted bank serving small and mid-sized businesses and personal banking customers in Northern Virginia. Trade Roots…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Online voting now open.
Arlingtonians can cast their vote for their favorite local businesses starting now. The 2012 People’s Choice ABBIE Awards, presented by Arlington Economic Development, give awards in 17 categories, including best restaurant, best boutique and best nonprofit. Voting is open through Nov. 9. Voting is tracked via IP address; only one vote per IP address will be counted. Nominations for businesses were culled online, with more then 1,100 votes cast for companies up for consideration. Read the full list of nominees and categories here. The Arlington County Board will announce the winners at its Nov. 27 meeting. To cast a vote in the ABBIE awards, visit this online survey. For more information, visit the ABBIE's website.