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.
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.
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
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/.
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!
All stores, restaurants, and ice skating open early.
There’s also the Gingerbread Man Mile Race for Kids, sponsored by Potomac River Running.
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.
The Conservatory Ballet will give a spirited holiday performance of music and dance in front of the holiday tree in Fountain Square.
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.
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
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
ArtInsights Gallery of Film and Contemporary Art
Charm City Concierge
Dawn Price Baby
Greater Reston Arts Center
Reston Town Center Guest Center
lou lou boutiques
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
Potomac River Running Store
Scout & Molly’s
Posted on October 10, 2018 by Avant Property
Grab your four-legged friend and head to the Reston Town Center for some tail-wagging fun during DogFest DC!
Held at the Pavilion on Saturday, October 13, from noon to 3 p.m., this pooch-centric celebration benefits Canine Companions for Independence, which provides expertly trained service dogs to people with disabilities free of charge.
Event attendees—human and canine—will enjoy a day of fun, food, music, raffles, doggie demonstrations on an agility course, and various treats and freebies. You’ll also hear riveting stories of real human-dog graduate teams that live and work in the D.C. area.
It’s the perfect recipe for fun—you, your dog, a huge play area, and a great cause. Check out DogFest DC and help make a difference in the lives of people and pooches. Learn more at http://www.cci.org/.
Saturday, October 13, from noon to 3 p.m.
Reston Town Center
1818 Library Street
Posted on September 21, 2018 by Avant Property
Celebrate the area’s rich medley of cultures, languages, and traditions at the 2018 Reston Multicultural Festival. You’re sure to love the diversity and community spirit!
Held Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., this dynamic event treats attendees to music, entertainment, dress, food, and cultural treasures from all over the world—located right here in Reston! Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots and share the stories gathered on the pathways of their lives.
Highlights of the Reston Multicultural Festival include a naturalization ceremony, a celebration of National Heritage Award Fellows, arts and crafts, and an “Art Mirrors” cultural exhibit. The event is free and will be held rain or shine. Learn more here.
Reston Multicultural Festival
Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza
1609 Washington Plaza
Posted on September 3, 2018 by Avant Property
Held Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the event is open to professional artists, amateur artists, businesses, families, and kids of all ages.
ChalkFest is one of the area’s most unique and fun events, attracting a diverse, motivated audience and promoting public art in Reston. Participants are invited to show off their creativity and craft chalk drawings on Market Street, in the heart of the Reston Town Center.
The festival draws a wide range of participants and even larger group of visitors to witness their amazing talent. In 2017, over 4000 visitors participated in the festival’s programming, exceeding the expected visitor goals for the festival.
ChalkFest is free and will be held rain or shine. Learn more at http://publicartreston.org/engage/events/chalkfest-at-reston-town-center/.