Come Out for the Lucky Leprechaun 5K!

Posted on March 16, 2019 by Avant Property

Run like you’ve got the luck of the Irish on your side!

On Sunday, March 17, at 8 a.m., participate in the Lucky Leprechaun 5K in the Reston Town Center. The course is on the road and loops around the Town Center area. Runners must complete the 5K within 60 minutes or maintain approximately 19-minute miles.

After the race, enjoy a fun-filled celebration at the finish line. There will be tasty refreshments, great music, and awards.

There also will be a free short (about 100 yards) kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. Registration will take place that morning near the finish line.

The cost to participate in the Lucky Leprechaun 5K is $45. Learn more at http://www.prraces.com/luckyleprechaun/.

Finely Crafted Beer at Lake Anne Brewhouse!

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Avant Property

Looking for a unique craft beer experience? Travel to Reston’s Lake Anne Brewhouse to enjoy a local favorite in the Virginia craft beer scene.

Located at historic Lake Anne Village Center Plaza, this nanobrew taproom offers beautiful lakeside views and an intimate, elegant, and comfortable space. Reston-inspired, flagship brews like Reston Red and Simon’s Stout share the taps with seasonal and special releases, and patrons also can enjoy a variety of pretzels and bar snacks.

Whether you’re looking for a great happy hour spot or a place to meet with friends, Lake Anne Brewhouse is a tasty destination!

Lake Anne Brewhouse

11424 Washington Plaza W

Reston, Virginia

http://lakeannebrewhouse.com/

Celebrate the Good Life at Cooper’s Hawk Winery!

Posted on by Avant Property

Are you a lover of fine wine and cuisine? Interested in a fun, unique weekend excursion? Perhaps you’re seeking a sophisticated, romantic option for date night. Whatever your desire, the Reston location of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is sure to please!

Cooper’s Hawk is built upon the passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. This enticing establishment encompasses a first-class winery and barrel-aging room; an elegant, Napa-style tasting room; a modern, casual restaurant; and an artisanal retail market.

Cooper’s Hawk sources the finest grapes grown and harvested in both the New World and Old World, including Italy, France, California, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia. The culinary team prepares each dish fresh, incorporating peak-of-season ingredients and listing meals with accompanying wine bin numbers to help you find the perfect vino match. And the retail market showcases high-end decanters, wine accessories, gifts, and a gourmet food line.

Discover an unmatched hospitality experience at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant!

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

12130 Sunset Hills Road

Reston, Virginia

https://chwinery.com/locations/virginia/reston

Chow Down during DC Restaurant Week!

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Avant Property

Are you an aspiring gourmet? Does your palate run toward the exotic or innovative? Perhaps you’re looking to expand your culinary horizons. Whether you prefer comfort food or inventive creations, Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure!

Held January 14-20, and sponsored by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, this delicious event is among the region’s most popular celebrations. More than 250 of the DMV’s finest restaurants offer $22 brunch, three-course lunches for $22, and three-course dinners for $35.

Four of the participating restaurants are located in Reston. These include:

Founding Farmers — As a farmer-owned restaurant, almost all of its delicious food and drink – from freshly baked bread and house-churned butter to craft cocktails with proprietary spirits – are made from scratch, using high-quality ingredients from American family farms. 1904 Reston Metro Plaza Drive; https://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/locations/reston/

McCormick & Schmick’s — Located in the Reston Town Center, this popular restaurant features fish and seafood from around the world, served in a traditional decor. 11920 Democracy Drive; https://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/

The Melting Pot – Discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and cocktails, and fabulous four-course fondue dinners. 11730 Plaza America Drive; https://www.meltingpot.com/reston-va/

PassionFish – PassionFish is devoted entirely to the freshest bounty of the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and waterways, serving everything from ceviches and cioppino to lobster rolls and crispy whole fish. 11960 Democracy Drive; www.passionfishreston.com

Hungry yet? What are you waiting for? Get more information at http://www.ramw.org/restaurantweek.

Delicious Delights for Chocolate Lovers!

Posted on December 28, 2018 by Avant Property

Looking for wonderful gift ideas? Do you want to treat yourself after a long day at work or play? Savor the sweet delights served at Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts & More!

Located in the Lake Anne Village Center, the store showcases a variety of chocolate products—including truffles, barks, peanut butter bites, rocky road, and fruits and nuts. You also can shop for locally made pottery, peanuts, jewelry, soaps, and even Virginia wines. Come out and see what Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts & More has to offer!

Learn more at http://cheschoc.com/.

Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts & More
11426 Washington Plaza W.
Reston, Virginia
http://cheschoc.com/

Tasty Food and Fun at Kalypso’s Sports Tavern!

Posted on December 27, 2018 by Avant Property

Looking for a great happy hour spot? Maybe you’re seeking a fun destination for a relaxed date or family gathering. Check out Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Lake Anne Village Center!

Treat yourself to a triple-threat menu of Greek, Italian, and American fare. Enjoy a cocktail in an attractive lakefront setting. Discover one of Reston’s most popular happy hours. Best of all, your four-legged friends are welcome at Kalypso’s as well! Indulge in the perfect blend of festive atmosphere, savory delights, and wonderful libations.

Learn more at https://www.kalypsossportstavern.com/.

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern
1617 Washington Plaza
Reston, Virginia
https://www.kalypsossportstavern.com/

Enjoy a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride!

Posted on December 15, 2018 by Avant Property

What could be more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage ride? Picture it: you and your beloved cuddled close while watching the world go by, lulled into a relaxed state by the steady clip-clop of hooves. It’s almost like being transported to a bygone era!

On Saturday, December 22, visitors to the Reston Town Center can enjoy this experience from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Departures on Market Street near Clyde’s. Tickets are $5 per person; children under 5 years of age ride for free. All proceeds benefit South Lakes PTSA Food Pantry.

Weather-dependent. If inclement weather occurs, please check updates at http://restontowncenter.com/.

Welcome the Holiday Spirit to Reston!

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Avant Property

We all know that the day after Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season. Here at the Reston Town Center, this launch is taken to a higher level with an all-day celebration of all things yuletide! From Gingerbread Man races and the Holiday Day Parade to Santa’s arrival and the tree-lighting ceremony, the Reston Town Center will help you get into the holiday spirit!

Below is a schedule of all the events held on Friday, November 23rd. For more information, visit https://restontowncenter.com/holidays/. We can’t wait to share in the good cheer with you!

8 a.m.

All stores, restaurants, and ice skating open early.

There’s also the Gingerbread Man Mile Race for Kids, sponsored by Potomac River Running.

11 a.m.

Experience the 28th Annual Reston Holiday Parade!

See Macy’s-style balloons, marching bands, dancers, antique cars, community groups, costume characters, and more welcoming the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage.

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The merriment continues as Santa and Mrs. Claus head to the information center for afternoon visits and photo ops. There also will be mini-train rides. All donations will benefit local charities.

5 p.m.

The Conservatory Ballet will give a spirited holiday performance of music and dance in front of the holiday tree in Fountain Square.

6 p.m.

Tree lighting and sing along in Fountain Square.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn carriage to light the huge holiday tree, followed by a half-hour of traditional songs led by The Reston Chorale and a brass quintet.

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Horse-drawn carriage rides.

All proceeds benefit local charities. $5 per person; children 5 and under ride free with adult.

Ice-Skating Season is Here!

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Avant Property

Although the D.C. area has enjoyed some pretty warm weather lately, that hasn’t stopped the Reston Town Center from kicking off ice-skating season in super style. From November 9, 2018, until March 10, 2019, the floor of the Pavilion has been transformed into a gleaming ice skating rink. It’s like an indoor winter wonderland, even if the temperature outside is less than bone-rattling chilly!

Rent some skates and enjoy a fun, unique exercise regimen. Have you always wanted to learn to ice skate? Then this is the perfect time to partner with an instructor and tackle that dream! Need ideas for a memorable birthday party, corporate function, or fundraising event? Book the ice skating rink for a cool – literally! – celebration. Or just bring the family out for a day of bonding and building memories.

Learn more at http://restontowncenter.com/skating.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion
1818 Discovery Street
Reston, Virginia
(703) 709-6300
http://restontowncenter.com/skating

Trick or Treat in Reston!

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Avant Property

It’s Halloween at Reston Town Center! To celebrate, bring the family to the trick-or-treating event for kids at participating stores and the Guest Center. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, and will last from noon to 4 p.m. Just look for the pumpkin flyers in the windows of participating retailers. Also, don’t forget to stop by Scrawl Books to meet Curious George and listen to stories with everyone’s favorite monkey.

Participating retailers include:

American Tap Room-Reston
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ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art
Athleta
Charm City Concierge
Crafthouse Reston
Davelle Clothiers
Dawn Price Baby
Francesca’s
Greater Reston Arts Center
Reston Town Center Guest Center
J.McLaughlin
Kendra Scott
LePain Quotidien
lou lou boutiques
lululemon
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
Mayflowers
Potomac River Running Store
Scout & Molly’s
Scrawl Books
TALBOTS
William Sonoma