Make the Dog Days of Summer a Howling Good Time!

Posted on July 27, 2019 by

Reston Town Center is a great place to walk your dog – or let your pooch walk you!

Enjoy summertime fun during the Dog Days of Summer, held every Wednesday through September 4. Canines and their humans can frolic in the Pavilion as it is transformed into an off-leash play area. You and your doggie can enjoy treats, toys, areas to cool off, pet-friendly giveaways, and more!

The Dog Days of Summer is free and sponsored by ISY’s Ways and Healthy Hound Playground and Grooming Salon & Spa.

Dog Days of Summer
Every Wednesday through September 4
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Rock Out at the Reston Concerts on the Town Series!

Posted on June 21, 2019 by

What’s your musical personality? Do you rock out to blistering guitar riffs and driving bass lines? Are you a fan of Beatles tunes or hip-shaking Latin rhythms? Maybe you prefer doo-wop, big-band jazz, or rockabilly. Whatever your taste in tunes, grab a lawn chair and picnic blanket and come see the diverse bands of the Reston Concerts on the Town Series.

Now in its 29th year, the series is held at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., each Saturday through August 24. Rain or shine, it’s a guaranteed good time for the entire family. Upcoming acts include:

June 22: Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute)

June 29: Plena Libre (Puerto Rican Latin dance band playing plena, bomba, salsa, Afro-Caribbean)

July 6: Chuck Redd & Friends (Jazz)

July 13: Elikeh (Afropop)

July 20: Good Shot Judy (Swing music)

July 27: An Evening with JD McPherson (Rockabilly, rock and roll)

August 3: Airmen of Note (U.S. Air Force Big Band jazz ensemble)

August 10: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers (Louisiana zydeco)

August 17: Underhill Rose (Progressive bluegrass, country, Americana)

August 24: Empire Strikes Brass (Funk-rock)

So get your groove on and maybe even bust a few moves at the Reston Concerts on the Town Series!

For more information, visit https://restontowncenter.com/event/reston-concerts-town-2019-2/.

Reston Town Center

11900 Market Street

Reston, Virginia

https://restontowncenter.com/event/reston-concerts-town-2019-2/

All-Day Breakfast and Boozy Milkshakes at Ted’s Bulletin!

Posted on May 27, 2019 by

For a fun, unique, and delicious dining experience, treat yourself to Ted’s Bulletin in Reston Town Center!

This inviting family restaurant is a showcase of classic American comfort food. The menu features items such as homemade pop tarts, grilled cheese, eclectic burgers, boozy adult milkshakes, and all-day breakfast.

To view the full menu and learn about tasty deals and specials, visit https://www.tedsbulletin.com/locations/reston/.

Ted’s Bulletin

11948 Market Street

Reston, Virginia

https://www.tedsbulletin.com/locations/reston/

Celebrate the Written Word at Reston’s Used Book Shop!

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Does your idea of a good time involve curling up with a good paperback? Do you adore the smell of weathered paper and the feel of gently dog-eared pages so often found in used books? Or perhaps you have a special bookworm in your life.

Join your fellow bibliophiles and lovers of the written word, and browse the selection at Reston’s Used Book Shop! Serving book lovers for more than three decades, this enticing store offers a literary living room for readers of all ages. Enjoy special author events, a unique book club, and a buy-and-trade system.

Learn more at http://www.restonsusedbookshop.com/.

Reston’s Used Book Shop

1623 Washington Plaza

Reston, Virginia

(703) 435-9772

A Tasty Taste of Reston!

Posted on May 7, 2019 by

Local foodies will rejoice at the annual Taste of Reston, held June 14-15, 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 more than 20 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, but food tickets are available for purchase. To learn more, visit http://www.restontaste.com/.

Taste of Reston
Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15
Reston Town Center (Pavilion and Market Street)
http://www.restontaste.com/

Attend the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival!

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Looking for some thought-provoking art to decorate your home? Attend the 28th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at the Reston Town Center!

Held May 17-19, 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 three 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. Each patron receives a robust festival program containing more than $100 in dining certificates, a map of the festival, and a complete artist listing.

For more information, call (703) 471-9242 or visit http://restonarts.org/fineartsfestival/.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 17-19

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reston Town Center

(703) 471-9242

Come Out for the Lucky Leprechaun 5K!

Posted on March 16, 2019 by

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

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!

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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

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.