Savor a Taste of Reston!

Posted on June 17, 2017 by Avant Property

Local foodies will rejoice at the annual Taste of Reston, held June 17, just steps from The Avant at the Reston Town Center!

Produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and was voted “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” for the past six years by Virginia Living magazine.

Tantalize your taste buds and indulge in food samples from 25 area restaurants. Relax and treat yourself to a refreshing libation in the beer and wine gardens. Enjoy live music, cooking demos, and a Family Fun Zone. Whatever your appetite, Taste of Reston will be a palate-pleasing experience for food lovers.

Admission is free. Tasting tickets can be purchased onsite or at

Taste of Reston

Saturday, June 17: Noon to 11 p.m.

Reston Town Center (Pavilion and Market Street)

(703) 707-9045

New Name, Same Love of Beer!

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Avant Property

Reston’s former World of Beer restaurant now goes by a new name: CraftHouse! Expect the same great service and commitment to beer, but with a much larger brew and food selection.

Choose from 50 craft beers on tap, and over 250 craft beer and ciders in bottles and cans. There’s also a fantastic variety of local wines and spirits such as scotches, whiskeys and bourbons. Hungry? Savor a tasty menu featuring everything from tacos and burgers to pretzels and pizzas.

Learn more at


1888 Explorer Street

Reston, Virginia

(571) 375-0847

Attend the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival!

Posted on May 20, 2017 by Avant Property

Looking for some thought-provoking art to decorate your home? Attend the 26th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at the Reston Town Center!

Held May 20-21, the festival will be presented by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). View and purchase art from more than 200 artists from across the nation, and enjoy two days of live performances, acclaimed children’s activities, and more.

The festival is free and open to the public, although $5 donations per adult in support of GRACE are encouraged and appreciated. In return for the donation, each patron receives a robust festival program containing more than $50 worth of dining certificates, a map of the festival, and a complete artist listing.

For more information, call (703) 471-9242 or visit

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reston Town Center

(703) 471-9242

Pet Supplies Drive this Week!

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Avant Property

Looking to help some animals in need? Now through Friday, May 5, Reston Town Center has teamed up with the nonprofit to collect supplies for organizations treating pets in need. Items such as dog beds, blankets, toys, grooming products, leashes, and crates can be donated in collection bins located in building lobbies through Reston Town Center. Come out and make a donation!

11160-C1 South Lakes Drive, #720

Reston, Virginia

(571) 233-4557

Calling All Book Lovers!

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Avant Property

Attention, bibliophiles! Celebrate the written word on Saturday, April 29, during Independent Bookstore Day at Scrawl Books!

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place yearly, on the last Saturday in April, at indie bookstores nationwide. Come join this year’s party at Scrawl Books and find exclusive literary items you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online. This year’s exclusives include a Michael Chabon short story; an Elephant & Piggie onesie; and a signed, original, black-and-white drawing by Jenny Lawson.

Festivities start at 10 a.m. Stop by at 11:30 a.m. and join author Sue Fliess in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books. Hear new stories and make your own book!

Scrawl Books

Reston Town Center

11862 Market St

Reston, Virginia

Trivia Night at World of Beer!

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Avant Property

Do you pride yourself on your knowledge of both obscure and obvious facts? Do you know all the answers to Alex’s questions while watching “Jeopardy?” Put your noggin to good use and come out to World of Beer Reston for Trivia Night!

Scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Trivia Night is free to play, with the purchase of drinks or food. Why not show off your mental skills and enjoy good times and people? You might even find some new trivia buddies.

World of Beer Reston

1888 Explorer St.

Reston, Virginia

(571) 375-0847

A Taste of Northern Virginia Restaurant Week!

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Avant Property

For yet another year, the culinary excellence of the D.C. outskirts is on full display during Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, held March 20-27! This fun gastronomic event is presented by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association and the Greater Reston, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William chambers of commerce.

All you foodies out there will be dazzled by the variety, quality, and creativity of the participating chefs and restaurants. Sample the special Restaurant Week menus of 68 renowned dining spots, including Reston favorites like Mon Ami Gabi and Il Fornaio. From casual and international fare to fine dining and innovative cuisine, get ready to enjoy attractive prices for lunch, dinner, and an assortment of specialty food.

To see the full list of participating restaurants, visit

Savor a Presidents’ Day Brunch!

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Avant Property

Looking for a fun way to spend your day off on Presidents’ Day? Or maybe you’re working, but want to duck out for a little while to savor a great meal. Then Reston Town Center is the place for you!

On February 20, two of the Town Center’s popular eateries will feature special brunch menus. Savor creamy chicken and mushroom crêpes, waffle bananas foster, or blueberry French toast at Mon Ami Gabi. Feast on shrimp and grits, country-fried steak and eggs, or chicken biscuit sliders at American Tap Room.

You don’t even have to choose one over the other. Eat at one place and get a to-go plate from another. Deliciousness has never been so presidential!

American Tap Room – Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1811 Library Street; (703) 834-0400;

Mon Ami Gabi – Brunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11950 Democracy Drive; (703) 707-0233;

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!

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It’s that time of year again – Girl Scout cookie time! Treat yourself to the tasty goodness of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs, to name a few.

Several local Girl Scout troops will sell cookies in the Reston Town Center – on the Promenade and beside the Fountain – on February 18, 19, 25, and 26, from noon to 4 p.m.

In addition to indulging your sweet tooth, when you buy cookies you’ll help teach girls about life skills such as goal setting, decision making, and financial management. All proceeds will benefit the community and support Girl Scout activities. What are you waiting for? Get out there and buy some cookies!

See Sharp, Provocative Artwork at CUT Exhibition!

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Avant Property

Interested in seeing artwork that will make you think and may even challenge your view of society? Then visit the Greater Reston Arts Center to see CUT, which will be held through Saturday, February 18.

CUT is a free exhibit by six artists that explores scientific themes, the balance of civilization and nature, and spirituality through delicate and precisely crafted paper-cut pieces, animations, immersive installations, and transformative sculpture.

CUT is the final exhibition in a trilogy of shows organized by the center to spotlight labor-intensive, hand-manipulated contemporary artworks made from humble materials traditionally associated with domestic craft. To learn more, call (703) 471-9242 or visit