Teresa’s guidebook

Teresa

Teresa’s guidebook

Places for Children
Take your children and grandchildren out for active fun.
We spent $6 million for the latest in park fun including a water park. These are old photos.
Mosaic Park
538 North Pollard Street
We spent $6 million for the latest in park fun including a water park. These are old photos.
This park is run by our community. It is a quieter park. If you want to hold a big party, you can even rent the building. For Halloween we host a big bon fire.
Lyon Park Community Center
414 North Fillmore Street
This park is run by our community. It is a quieter park. If you want to hold a big party, you can even rent the building. For Halloween we host a big bon fire.
This is behind the library which also has a fabulous children’s collection.
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Quincy Park
1021 North Quincy Street
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This is behind the library which also has a fabulous children’s collection.
We are almost finished renovating this park too. It is usually quieter.
Henry Clay Park
3011 7th St N
We are almost finished renovating this park too. It is usually quieter.
Sightseeing
(4.5 miles) The best time to go with children is the Monday after Easter for the Easter Egg Roll which is a blast. To get tickets, apply for the lottery; look up the largest political donor in your town (person or company) and ask them to call the White House for tickets; chaperone special guests from your hometown if it is a special guest year (like military or foster children). There are always unused tickets and the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Christmas traditionally is a great time to visit and have hot chocolate and gingerbread. Call ahead to get tickets or ask you US Rep or Senator get them for you. If you want a private tour, any White House staffer or Secret Service agent can lead a tour. If you don’t know one, call your US Rep or Senator and tell them you want their WH liaison to give your family a private tour. Be persistent. During Covid, this is the only way to tour the White House. Make sure you see the West Wing and the Gardens. Be advised that camouflaged military with rifles are underground and disguised as bushes so keep your children under tight control. Do not let them wander. Be prepared to have social security, passports, government ID, and birth certificates ready to undergo a background check a several weeks before your private tour. Otherwise, you will need to wait till the public self guided tours reopen.
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Casa Bianca
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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(4.5 miles) The best time to go with children is the Monday after Easter for the Easter Egg Roll which is a blast. To get tickets, apply for the lottery; look up the largest political donor in your town (person or company) and ask them to call the White House for tickets; chaperone special guests from your hometown if it is a special guest year (like military or foster children). There are always unused tickets and the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Christmas traditionally is a great time to visit and have hot chocolate and gingerbread. Call ahead to get tickets or ask you US Rep or Senator get them for you. If you want a private tour, any White House staffer or Secret Service agent can lead a tour. If you don’t know one, call your US Rep or Senator and tell them you want their WH liaison to give your family a private tour. Be persistent. During Covid, this is the only way to tour the White House. Make sure you see the West Wing and the Gardens. Be advised that camouflaged military with rifles are underground and disguised as bushes so keep your children under tight control. Do not let them wander. Be prepared to have social security, passports, government ID, and birth certificates ready to undergo a background check a several weeks before your private tour. Otherwise, you will need to wait till the public self guided tours reopen.
(5 mile) For a private tour, contact your US Senator and Congressperson. Their staff give tours if planned in advance. Previously only for VIPs, private tours now are. offered to voting constituents. Your member of Congress usually have plenty of freebies from your state. Ask for a goodie bag. Depending on seniority, they may have free tickets to events including the Kennedy Center when you are there. Free tickets circulate frequently. Staffers can trade among themselves to get tickets you want for sold-out events.
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United States Capitol
First First Street Southeast
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(5 mile) For a private tour, contact your US Senator and Congressperson. Their staff give tours if planned in advance. Previously only for VIPs, private tours now are. offered to voting constituents. Your member of Congress usually have plenty of freebies from your state. Ask for a goodie bag. Depending on seniority, they may have free tickets to events including the Kennedy Center when you are there. Free tickets circulate frequently. Staffers can trade among themselves to get tickets you want for sold-out events.
(5 miles) This least visited museum has the best Smithsonian restaurant at remarkable prices for bison, salmon, turkey, and excellent chef-prepared meals. this is the one place in DC that I recommend you eat. See Guidebook under restaurants.
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National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street Southwest
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(5 miles) This least visited museum has the best Smithsonian restaurant at remarkable prices for bison, salmon, turkey, and excellent chef-prepared meals. this is the one place in DC that I recommend you eat. See Guidebook under restaurants.
(3.5 miles) The best time to visit is Martin Luther King Day when many children read aloud his most famous speeches. It combines the best of Lincoln’s Presidency and the modern world’s continuation of his struggles. The stalagmite and stalactite underground tour is memorable and cold during the hot summers. This is a little known tour by the US Parks Service.
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Lincoln Memorial
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest
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(3.5 miles) The best time to visit is Martin Luther King Day when many children read aloud his most famous speeches. It combines the best of Lincoln’s Presidency and the modern world’s continuation of his struggles. The stalagmite and stalactite underground tour is memorable and cold during the hot summers. This is a little known tour by the US Parks Service.
(3 miles) Contemplate the many lives lost on 9-11. The 20 year anniversary is coming up. The priest who baptized my Goddaughter is never on time because he is always lost, even at funerals. Instead of driving to a Virginia cemetery, he got lost and drove to DC. The plane crashed when he passed the Pentagon. Our house shook. He is the priest who immediately provided comfort and last rites to the dying.
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National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
1 North Rotary Road
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(3 miles) Contemplate the many lives lost on 9-11. The 20 year anniversary is coming up. The priest who baptized my Goddaughter is never on time because he is always lost, even at funerals. Instead of driving to a Virginia cemetery, he got lost and drove to DC. The plane crashed when he passed the Pentagon. Our house shook. He is the priest who immediately provided comfort and last rites to the dying.
(4.5 miles) We have probably spent more hours here than any other place in DC. There is something for everyone including hands-on demonstrations, 3-D IMAX movies ( these cost), and a McDonalds that sometimes has aircraft from the museum in their Happy Meals. Even if you’re an adult, it may be worth it to order a couple of Happy Meals.
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National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Avenue Southwest
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(4.5 miles) We have probably spent more hours here than any other place in DC. There is something for everyone including hands-on demonstrations, 3-D IMAX movies ( these cost), and a McDonalds that sometimes has aircraft from the museum in their Happy Meals. Even if you’re an adult, it may be worth it to order a couple of Happy Meals.
This is probably the only place I have been asked to leave. My 2 year-old child snuck into a purse and decided to take a crayon to add to an impressionist painting. Before I knew it, two guards were chasing him, and I was chasing them with a stroller. The toddler could run and they never caught him as he ran between tourists and many rooms of the exhibit. The guards diplomatically suggested the Smithsonian would be better suited for us to visit instead of the Art Gallery. It’s still one of my favorite places. In summers, I took him to kiddie art classes when he was older. It’s worth it for the kids so sign up.
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National Gallery of Art
6th
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This is probably the only place I have been asked to leave. My 2 year-old child snuck into a purse and decided to take a crayon to add to an impressionist painting. Before I knew it, two guards were chasing him, and I was chasing them with a stroller. The toddler could run and they never caught him as he ran between tourists and many rooms of the exhibit. The guards diplomatically suggested the Smithsonian would be better suited for us to visit instead of the Art Gallery. It’s still one of my favorite places. In summers, I took him to kiddie art classes when he was older. It’s worth it for the kids so sign up.
(2 miles) Watch the changing of the guard before the soldiers known but to God. Reflect at President John and brother Bobby Kennedys’ resting place and ponder what could have been. See the brave who died in battle for the concept of America, especially Private Felix P. Longoria of 3 Rivers, Texas which refused to bury him because he was Mexican-American. During WWII, the first civil rights march ensued, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson intervened to give him a proper hero’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery, and Latinos coalesced to form the National GI Forum. Even though Latinos defend the US in wars more than any other group and are awarded more Medals of Honor, the concept of America has eluded many when they return home.
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Cimitero nazionale di Arlington
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(2 miles) Watch the changing of the guard before the soldiers known but to God. Reflect at President John and brother Bobby Kennedys’ resting place and ponder what could have been. See the brave who died in battle for the concept of America, especially Private Felix P. Longoria of 3 Rivers, Texas which refused to bury him because he was Mexican-American. During WWII, the first civil rights march ensued, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson intervened to give him a proper hero’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery, and Latinos coalesced to form the National GI Forum. Even though Latinos defend the US in wars more than any other group and are awarded more Medals of Honor, the concept of America has eluded many when they return home.
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National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Avenue Northwest
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National Museum of Natural History
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Odyssey Washington
600 Water Street Southwest
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Neighborhoods
Ashton Heights is on the National Register of Historic Places and there are over 20 historic places and markers you can visit. It has more historic sites than many cities! In the center are 4 corner houses that kept "the most beautiful yards" and they competed against each other, taking pride that they did not hire gardeners but did it themselves! A spinoff is a strong master gardener community to this day. Over 50 years ago, Ashton Heights was targeted to be surrounded with "subway" stops without intruding upon its quiet character. (Georgetown, DC chose to avoid all subways.) Thus, Ashton Heights has an unheard of three metros within 1.7 miles that makes public transportation a short walk in any direction. The result is that today Ashton Heights remains a beautiful neighborhood from where getting into downtown DC is faster than from most DC residences. Ashton Heights is the old part of DC that was ceded to Virginia. If you look at a DC map, Ashton Heights is in the center of the left corner of the diamond. Our architecture is colonial, and features every type, including the rare Martha Custis homes (the rich woman George Washington married to launch his career). Three generations later, Robert E Lee married into the female line of wealth and owned the land now known as Arlington National Cemetary. The Union took the property from the family after the Civil War and buried their dead there so that they could look over DC for eternity. This is a video of the neighborhood, and the predictions came true. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P27KlW6LJG4 The neighborhood hosts the famous Jackson Street Halloween, the huge park bonfire, donuts and cider. People truck their kids in from DC and suburban Virginia and awe at our hospitality. We also host several events throughout the year. For the 4th of July the most beautiful corner of Arlington is the neighborhood fireworks and ice cream hub. Individual streets close down and host a summer party including opera groups and folk singers. (Post) Christmas is the regifting party and ugly winter sweater competition.
Ashton Heights
Ashton Heights is on the National Register of Historic Places and there are over 20 historic places and markers you can visit. It has more historic sites than many cities! In the center are 4 corner houses that kept "the most beautiful yards" and they competed against each other, taking pride that they did not hire gardeners but did it themselves! A spinoff is a strong master gardener community to this day. Over 50 years ago, Ashton Heights was targeted to be surrounded with "subway" stops without intruding upon its quiet character. (Georgetown, DC chose to avoid all subways.) Thus, Ashton Heights has an unheard of three metros within 1.7 miles that makes public transportation a short walk in any direction. The result is that today Ashton Heights remains a beautiful neighborhood from where getting into downtown DC is faster than from most DC residences. Ashton Heights is the old part of DC that was ceded to Virginia. If you look at a DC map, Ashton Heights is in the center of the left corner of the diamond. Our architecture is colonial, and features every type, including the rare Martha Custis homes (the rich woman George Washington married to launch his career). Three generations later, Robert E Lee married into the female line of wealth and owned the land now known as Arlington National Cemetary. The Union took the property from the family after the Civil War and buried their dead there so that they could look over DC for eternity. This is a video of the neighborhood, and the predictions came true. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P27KlW6LJG4 The neighborhood hosts the famous Jackson Street Halloween, the huge park bonfire, donuts and cider. People truck their kids in from DC and suburban Virginia and awe at our hospitality. We also host several events throughout the year. For the 4th of July the most beautiful corner of Arlington is the neighborhood fireworks and ice cream hub. Individual streets close down and host a summer party including opera groups and folk singers. (Post) Christmas is the regifting party and ugly winter sweater competition.
Neighborhood Food scene
There are 20 restaurants within 1/2 mile. About 75 walkable from Ballston to Clarendon. Vegan, gluten-free, heart friendly is no problem at many restaurants. Over 90% of Washingtonian Magazine’s great places to eat in Arlington are within walking distance. washingtonian.com/2016/05/11/great-places-to-eat-in-arlington/
(.7 mile) Peruvian Food is rivaled by French food and many say it is better. Try traditional Peruvian chicken, marinated for two days then roasted on a spit and you’ll know why. Or go vegan with Yucca fries, fried plátanos, Pakistani garbanzos and spinach with potatoes. (A Peruvian Chef married a Pakistani.) If you only have time to go to one restaurant, this is one of my top three choices. On the weekends, they have the best authentic ceviche which is seafood marinated in a special lime milk sauce - to die for if you eat seafood. It’s served with choclo, special Andes Mountain corn and sweet potato. Peruvian yellow dipping sauce has aji amarillo paste from a hot yellow Peruvian pepper, but is mild & tasty. The green dipping sauce also has aji amarillo, but lots of kick. Oooheee, wake you up. We mix the two together and dip chicken & yucca fries in it. Those dipping sauces are addictive.
Super Pollo
550 N Quincy St
(.7 mile) Peruvian Food is rivaled by French food and many say it is better. Try traditional Peruvian chicken, marinated for two days then roasted on a spit and you’ll know why. Or go vegan with Yucca fries, fried plátanos, Pakistani garbanzos and spinach with potatoes. (A Peruvian Chef married a Pakistani.) If you only have time to go to one restaurant, this is one of my top three choices. On the weekends, they have the best authentic ceviche which is seafood marinated in a special lime milk sauce - to die for if you eat seafood. It’s served with choclo, special Andes Mountain corn and sweet potato. Peruvian yellow dipping sauce has aji amarillo paste from a hot yellow Peruvian pepper, but is mild & tasty. The green dipping sauce also has aji amarillo, but lots of kick. Oooheee, wake you up. We mix the two together and dip chicken & yucca fries in it. Those dipping sauces are addictive.
Ravi Kabob House (.4 mile) is famous for authentic Pakistani food made in tandoori ovens. Their garbanzos are known to be the best & it’s a long process to make properly. Their special vegetable samosa cracked open and topped with garbanzos is a light meal and vegan if you hold the yogurt. Otherwise it’s meat kabobs with fresh naan or daily changing authentic Paki food. If you only have time to go to one restaurant, this is one of my top three choices. Pakistani families drive from Philly to eat here. It’s that good. Open very late. Take cash because they don’t take credit cards. When I forgot cash, they told me to pay when I could. After I ate, I immediately went home, scrounged for cash, returned and paid them back.
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Ravi Kabob House
305 N Glebe Rd
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Ravi Kabob House (.4 mile) is famous for authentic Pakistani food made in tandoori ovens. Their garbanzos are known to be the best & it’s a long process to make properly. Their special vegetable samosa cracked open and topped with garbanzos is a light meal and vegan if you hold the yogurt. Otherwise it’s meat kabobs with fresh naan or daily changing authentic Paki food. If you only have time to go to one restaurant, this is one of my top three choices. Pakistani families drive from Philly to eat here. It’s that good. Open very late. Take cash because they don’t take credit cards. When I forgot cash, they told me to pay when I could. After I ate, I immediately went home, scrounged for cash, returned and paid them back.
.8 mile. This is true Chinese fun food. On holidays we have Hua Guo which is a communal soup pot. You cook your food which you order individually. Meat is so thinly sliced it cooks instantly. I go vegan with lots of mushrooms, lotus roots and anything I can’t pronounce! Go spicy broth, mild broth or both in one divided pot. Our favorite DIY dipping sauce is smoked sesame oil, oyster sauce, garlic, and peanuts for meats (liquid); soy sauce, garlic, scallion, and peanuts for vegetables (chunky); but really any combination at the sauce bar that you like will work. This is where we take our friends from Beijing and they love it. Most of the other Chinese places around here aren’t really Chinese, but more American version of what they think Chinese takeout food should be. Walk past the metro & take a right at Giant. If you only have time to go to one restaurant, this is one of my top three choices.
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Mala Tang
3434 Washington Boulevard
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.8 mile. This is true Chinese fun food. On holidays we have Hua Guo which is a communal soup pot. You cook your food which you order individually. Meat is so thinly sliced it cooks instantly. I go vegan with lots of mushrooms, lotus roots and anything I can’t pronounce! Go spicy broth, mild broth or both in one divided pot. Our favorite DIY dipping sauce is smoked sesame oil, oyster sauce, garlic, and peanuts for meats (liquid); soy sauce, garlic, scallion, and peanuts for vegetables (chunky); but really any combination at the sauce bar that you like will work. This is where we take our friends from Beijing and they love it. Most of the other Chinese places around here aren’t really Chinese, but more American version of what they think Chinese takeout food should be. Walk past the metro & take a right at Giant. If you only have time to go to one restaurant, this is one of my top three choices.
Much better than Shake Shake with over 80 hand crafted milk shakes. We asked them to make us something, they studied us & created a Chocolate cherry with Oreo shake. That’s our go to now. Their patties are freshly hand crafted, they cut fries in front of you, and their large thick onion rings are to die for. They have an endless special dipping sauce that makes the onion rings that much greater. We get the half fries & half onion rings. However, vegan devotees go for their black bean burger, beyond burger, and coocoo burger that are plant based. They have tons of free add-ons for burgers, so you can eat all your vegetable quota in one burger if you plan it right! Sometimes there are so many mushrooms, grilled onions & peppers, and veggies that you have to eat it like an open faced sandwich with a fork & knife. There are two in the neighborhood. The headquarters is on Wilson and has parking. If you have one burger on vacation, this is the place. The second one is in Ballston Quarter Mall. They now serve breakfast from 7-11am, which I’ve never had. If you wake up when everyone else is asleep, walk on over & check it out. Boy Scouts have tours for their health & food safety merit badge requirements here. They are a very kind neighbor who supports our schools and those in need.
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All About Burger
3325 Wilson Boulevard
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Much better than Shake Shake with over 80 hand crafted milk shakes. We asked them to make us something, they studied us & created a Chocolate cherry with Oreo shake. That’s our go to now. Their patties are freshly hand crafted, they cut fries in front of you, and their large thick onion rings are to die for. They have an endless special dipping sauce that makes the onion rings that much greater. We get the half fries & half onion rings. However, vegan devotees go for their black bean burger, beyond burger, and coocoo burger that are plant based. They have tons of free add-ons for burgers, so you can eat all your vegetable quota in one burger if you plan it right! Sometimes there are so many mushrooms, grilled onions & peppers, and veggies that you have to eat it like an open faced sandwich with a fork & knife. There are two in the neighborhood. The headquarters is on Wilson and has parking. If you have one burger on vacation, this is the place. The second one is in Ballston Quarter Mall. They now serve breakfast from 7-11am, which I’ve never had. If you wake up when everyone else is asleep, walk on over & check it out. Boy Scouts have tours for their health & food safety merit badge requirements here. They are a very kind neighbor who supports our schools and those in need.
& Pizzas. (800 feet away) Line up. Select your dough, sauce and unlimited toppings. Watch the long oblong gourmet pizza bake and finish with greens and spices. Yum. For special occasions we get dessert pizza with raspberries, sweet ricotta, chocolate sauce and bling a sophisticated adult half by ADDING fig balsamic oil, pineapple, and wait for it … a light spritz of red pepper chili oil, tomatoes, and a very small amount of blue cheese. Ask for a slice of lemon on the side and squeeze to try. Hey, you only live once and you can live longer & vegan by taking out the cheese and increasing the fruits. And tomato is a fruit around here, but go easy for dessert. Make sure the tomato has more fig balsamic oil than chocolate sauce. I don’t know why, but it tastes better. But hey you can experiment. We ate chili, lime & salt on sweet fruit growing up as dessert, so you do you… or try something different.
&pizza - Ballston
3924 Wilson Boulevard
& Pizzas. (800 feet away) Line up. Select your dough, sauce and unlimited toppings. Watch the long oblong gourmet pizza bake and finish with greens and spices. Yum. For special occasions we get dessert pizza with raspberries, sweet ricotta, chocolate sauce and bling a sophisticated adult half by ADDING fig balsamic oil, pineapple, and wait for it … a light spritz of red pepper chili oil, tomatoes, and a very small amount of blue cheese. Ask for a slice of lemon on the side and squeeze to try. Hey, you only live once and you can live longer & vegan by taking out the cheese and increasing the fruits. And tomato is a fruit around here, but go easy for dessert. Make sure the tomato has more fig balsamic oil than chocolate sauce. I don’t know why, but it tastes better. But hey you can experiment. We ate chili, lime & salt on sweet fruit growing up as dessert, so you do you… or try something different.
1.1 miles. Best Phở in Northern Virginia. Little Saigon moved out of Clarendon, they stayed. A lot of Vietnam vets go there still and get sentimental. The owner may have been an American soldier guide and has been so honored. Definitely try Saigon soft shell crab they fry so it looks like it’s still on its tippytoes if you eat shellfish & it’s in season. Green papaya salad with tofu and yellow coconut curry with steamed tofu if you are being good. Hot Phở soup is really good on a hot day- I don’t know why. (Phở is pronounced fa like in the Do-re-me song by people who seem to be in the know. Everyone else says it like street vernacular “fo’ da’ money.”) See how high you can top it with basil & bean sprouts.
Nam-Viet Restaurant
1127 North Hudson Street
1.1 miles. Best Phở in Northern Virginia. Little Saigon moved out of Clarendon, they stayed. A lot of Vietnam vets go there still and get sentimental. The owner may have been an American soldier guide and has been so honored. Definitely try Saigon soft shell crab they fry so it looks like it’s still on its tippytoes if you eat shellfish & it’s in season. Green papaya salad with tofu and yellow coconut curry with steamed tofu if you are being good. Hot Phở soup is really good on a hot day- I don’t know why. (Phở is pronounced fa like in the Do-re-me song by people who seem to be in the know. Everyone else says it like street vernacular “fo’ da’ money.”) See how high you can top it with basil & bean sprouts.
.4 mile. Super crowded after Mass at the Cathedral. If you’ve never eaten Salvadoran food, definitely have their Pupusas with Loroco, a rare flower, and a glass of horchata or tamarindo. Very inexpensive by Arlington standards. Salvadorans are the 3rd largest Latino group in the US & will probably be a future food trendy trendy when avocado toast is passé.
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Pupuseria Dona Azucena
71 North Glebe Road
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.4 mile. Super crowded after Mass at the Cathedral. If you’ve never eaten Salvadoran food, definitely have their Pupusas with Loroco, a rare flower, and a glass of horchata or tamarindo. Very inexpensive by Arlington standards. Salvadorans are the 3rd largest Latino group in the US & will probably be a future food trendy trendy when avocado toast is passé.
True Food Kitchen (.5 mile) at Ballston Quarter is the place to go if you only go out one upscale place. My gastronomique friend’s eyes widened upon learning they had just opened nearby and happened to know the manager. They adorn some plates with dried Austin corn that is airy, light and crunchy. Their vegan key lime pie has microplaned zest that looks like tangled green threads off a spool. Yes to their vegan Teriyaki (to which you can add meat.) Good food done right with a flair. You can also get a simple tasty vegan BLT with tempeh if you want to go lite.
True Food Kitchen
4238 Wilson Blvd
True Food Kitchen (.5 mile) at Ballston Quarter is the place to go if you only go out one upscale place. My gastronomique friend’s eyes widened upon learning they had just opened nearby and happened to know the manager. They adorn some plates with dried Austin corn that is airy, light and crunchy. Their vegan key lime pie has microplaned zest that looks like tangled green threads off a spool. Yes to their vegan Teriyaki (to which you can add meat.) Good food done right with a flair. You can also get a simple tasty vegan BLT with tempeh if you want to go lite.
Northside Social Coffee and Wine (.7 miles) is the local hangout where St Charles Mass attendees rollout and techies cut their business deals. Outdoor seating is to see and be seen. Sister Liberty Tavern is nearby. Mark runs both and is really diligent. His mother taught him to cook at an early age, and he credits her for his business success. Oh, and Father Planty doesn’t like when you park at St. Charles and walk across the street. I think he wants to turn it into paid parking?
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Northside Social Coffee & Wine
3211 Wilson Boulevard
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Northside Social Coffee and Wine (.7 miles) is the local hangout where St Charles Mass attendees rollout and techies cut their business deals. Outdoor seating is to see and be seen. Sister Liberty Tavern is nearby. Mark runs both and is really diligent. His mother taught him to cook at an early age, and he credits her for his business success. Oh, and Father Planty doesn’t like when you park at St. Charles and walk across the street. I think he wants to turn it into paid parking?
Silver Diner (.7 mile) is now an upscale fresh food, chef-led diner, but still with a jukebox at every table. Faster at the counter & across the street from Northside Social. When I did eat meat, I would order their Bison Huevos Rancheros with a bottomless cup of hot tea. Now they have several upscale vegan plates to add the good old vegan chili standby. Pre-covid they had clowns, balloons, face painting & games for kids on Tuesday night.
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Silver Diner- Clarendon
3200 Wilson Boulevard
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Silver Diner (.7 mile) is now an upscale fresh food, chef-led diner, but still with a jukebox at every table. Faster at the counter & across the street from Northside Social. When I did eat meat, I would order their Bison Huevos Rancheros with a bottomless cup of hot tea. Now they have several upscale vegan plates to add the good old vegan chili standby. Pre-covid they had clowns, balloons, face painting & games for kids on Tuesday night.
1 mile. This Tex-Mex place is very popular, especially for birthdays with their chocolate piñata you break at the table and chocolates and desserts fly out. They used to have Cabrito, but now it’s mostly American version of what Tex-Mex food should be. They do have swirls though which is a margarita with a swirl of sangria - an adult slurpee.
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Uncle Julio's Arlington/Ballston
4301 Fairfax Drive
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1 mile. This Tex-Mex place is very popular, especially for birthdays with their chocolate piñata you break at the table and chocolates and desserts fly out. They used to have Cabrito, but now it’s mostly American version of what Tex-Mex food should be. They do have swirls though which is a margarita with a swirl of sangria - an adult slurpee.
Troy's Italian Kitchen (.8 mile) Meat & vegan pizza and subs. Our favorite is their 20 piece vegan wings - come on, you can eat them all in one sitting because - it’s healthy, right? Add a salad. If you ask, they make family trays you can order ahead of time. There is not really a place to sit and eat.
Troy's Italian Kitchen
Troy's Italian Kitchen (.8 mile) Meat & vegan pizza and subs. Our favorite is their 20 piece vegan wings - come on, you can eat them all in one sitting because - it’s healthy, right? Add a salad. If you ask, they make family trays you can order ahead of time. There is not really a place to sit and eat.
El Charrito Caminante (.8 mile) This Salvadoran family makes some of the best Mexican tacos around of beef, chicken, tongue & sometimes goat. I crave the plátanos y frijoles appetizer. Their vegan burritos are filling. Very cheap for Arlington prices. There is not really a place to sit and eat.
El Charrito Caminante
2710 Washington Blvd
El Charrito Caminante (.8 mile) This Salvadoran family makes some of the best Mexican tacos around of beef, chicken, tongue & sometimes goat. I crave the plátanos y frijoles appetizer. Their vegan burritos are filling. Very cheap for Arlington prices. There is not really a place to sit and eat.
El Fuego (.9 miles) Authentic Peruvian food. Their delicious vegetable or tofu lomo saltado plates are vegan. This is where Peruvians take their guests.
El Fuego Peruvian Kitchen
2300 North Pershing Drive
El Fuego (.9 miles) Authentic Peruvian food. Their delicious vegetable or tofu lomo saltado plates are vegan. This is where Peruvians take their guests.
BonChon (1 mile) Korean fast food & fried chicken. Please go here before even thinking about Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s the new trendy trendy. I don’t see Koreans eating there though.
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Bonchon Arlington
2201 North Pershing Drive
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BonChon (1 mile) Korean fast food & fried chicken. Please go here before even thinking about Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s the new trendy trendy. I don’t see Koreans eating there though.
Another filling salad restaurant. It is a local chain and there are two in the neighborhood.
Sweet Leaf Cafe
650 N Quincy St
Another filling salad restaurant. It is a local chain and there are two in the neighborhood.
Another filling salad restaurant.
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sweetgreen
4075 Wilson Boulevard
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Another filling salad restaurant.
Mediterranean food made from fresh, natural ingredients. Their classic Greek salad has a surprise Greek potato salad underneath all the greens. They can also make boxed lunches for you to take; just order ahead and swing by to save time if you are site-seeing all day and can do a picnic. Call to make sure they have re-opened.
Zoës Kitchen
4245 Fairfax Drive
Mediterranean food made from fresh, natural ingredients. Their classic Greek salad has a surprise Greek potato salad underneath all the greens. They can also make boxed lunches for you to take; just order ahead and swing by to save time if you are site-seeing all day and can do a picnic. Call to make sure they have re-opened.
.8 mile. Russia & Uzbekistan food. I have never been, but I hear it’s very authentic.
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Rus Uz
1000 North Randolph Street
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.8 mile. Russia & Uzbekistan food. I have never been, but I hear it’s very authentic.
2.8 miles. Ethiopian restaurant not in the neighborhood, but close & near the Air Force Memorial and Pentagon. They have buffets and because they consider themselves to be the true Christians, they fast more than half the year and have many vegan dishes. Ask for the better 100% gluten-free Teff injera bread that they serve the Ethiopians. In Ethiopia a family sits around a huge round basket with injera dotted with lots of scoops of different dishes and use the bread to pick up food and eat with their fingers. Here you can sit at a table and eat with a fork. Try putting the bread on the plate first & sample very, very small isolated food scoops the first time. Leave the bread at the bottom & put very, very small scoops of the rest of untried food on the “clean”bread. Once you speed sample and know what you like, go for it the third time at the buffet and try using another injera to eat with your fingers. Pace yourself & stop way ahead so you can eat the injera at the bottom of the plate. By then it will have absorbed so many flavors it’s fantastic. Please don’t waste food. Most of their countrymen are starving. It’s a privilege to eat. They have a bakery next door with vegan cakes. (Sorry to go Debbie downer above.)
Dama Restaurant and Pastry
1505 Columbia Pike
2.8 miles. Ethiopian restaurant not in the neighborhood, but close & near the Air Force Memorial and Pentagon. They have buffets and because they consider themselves to be the true Christians, they fast more than half the year and have many vegan dishes. Ask for the better 100% gluten-free Teff injera bread that they serve the Ethiopians. In Ethiopia a family sits around a huge round basket with injera dotted with lots of scoops of different dishes and use the bread to pick up food and eat with their fingers. Here you can sit at a table and eat with a fork. Try putting the bread on the plate first & sample very, very small isolated food scoops the first time. Leave the bread at the bottom & put very, very small scoops of the rest of untried food on the “clean”bread. Once you speed sample and know what you like, go for it the third time at the buffet and try using another injera to eat with your fingers. Pace yourself & stop way ahead so you can eat the injera at the bottom of the plate. By then it will have absorbed so many flavors it’s fantastic. Please don’t waste food. Most of their countrymen are starving. It’s a privilege to eat. They have a bakery next door with vegan cakes. (Sorry to go Debbie downer above.)
4.1 miles. Not in the neighborhood, but in Eden Center (Little Saigon) where we also buy our Chinese food. For a snack, I get their large grab & go fried tofu. Ask for their brown sauce from the kitchen & top with both their hot sauces. Huge protein load for $3. This is a humble place for Buddhists to eat where they harm no animals. If you see Buddhist monks there on a rare occasion, for good luck tell the owner you want to pay for their meal. (It is said to work with rare sightings of Catholic nuns in full habit.) Pay for them and walk out quietly, quickly and anonymously. If you want trendy Vietnamese, there are a ton of restaurants there. Little Saigon was Clarendon, but they were forced out when Clarendon went upscale. So they all moved outside Arlington to a shopping complex & renamed it Eden Center. It often has Asian celebrations in the parking lot like Chinese New Year or Kung Fu demonstrations. Vietnamese drive for many hours to shop here. We buy our Chinese food here at Good Fortune Supermarket. There is also a small cafeteria in the back left of the supermarket near the hanging chunks of cooked pork, chicken, and ducks on hooks. It’s also cheap by Arlington standards and authentic including a water soup. Drink the soup Asian style after you eat to help with digestion. Take any leftovers with you including the soup. It is very very bad form to waste food in Asian culture & you might get the stinky eye look if you do.
Thanh Van Restaurant
6795 Wilson Boulevard
4.1 miles. Not in the neighborhood, but in Eden Center (Little Saigon) where we also buy our Chinese food. For a snack, I get their large grab & go fried tofu. Ask for their brown sauce from the kitchen & top with both their hot sauces. Huge protein load for $3. This is a humble place for Buddhists to eat where they harm no animals. If you see Buddhist monks there on a rare occasion, for good luck tell the owner you want to pay for their meal. (It is said to work with rare sightings of Catholic nuns in full habit.) Pay for them and walk out quietly, quickly and anonymously. If you want trendy Vietnamese, there are a ton of restaurants there. Little Saigon was Clarendon, but they were forced out when Clarendon went upscale. So they all moved outside Arlington to a shopping complex & renamed it Eden Center. It often has Asian celebrations in the parking lot like Chinese New Year or Kung Fu demonstrations. Vietnamese drive for many hours to shop here. We buy our Chinese food here at Good Fortune Supermarket. There is also a small cafeteria in the back left of the supermarket near the hanging chunks of cooked pork, chicken, and ducks on hooks. It’s also cheap by Arlington standards and authentic including a water soup. Drink the soup Asian style after you eat to help with digestion. Take any leftovers with you including the soup. It is very very bad form to waste food in Asian culture & you might get the stinky eye look if you do.
3.4 miles. This is not in the neighborhood, but if you want authentic Beijing/Peking duck and true dim sum, this is your place. It is much cheaper and cleaner than Peking Gourmet Inn where the Presidents go. We would go after Chinese school & the waiters would practice speaking with us. Not pretentious at all. Great Peking duck like the ones we ate in Beijing which takes a few days to make. Fish and seafood are swimming in tanks in back & you pick your food. There is often dim sum served where they have small plates on carts & circulate. You point to a small plate. Always ask if a sauce is usually eaten with it and they might bring some to your table from the kitchen. You can also always order off the menu. We always order Szechuan green beans. It goes well with anything. You can ask for no ground pork to go vegan or make it mild with no hot spice. But go for the spice and cool it with rice. You can even make a meal for one with just their Szechuan green beans and rice. Left overs? - Dao bao it and take it with you. It is expected you should not waste food.
Marks Duck House
6184-a Arlington Boulevard
3.4 miles. This is not in the neighborhood, but if you want authentic Beijing/Peking duck and true dim sum, this is your place. It is much cheaper and cleaner than Peking Gourmet Inn where the Presidents go. We would go after Chinese school & the waiters would practice speaking with us. Not pretentious at all. Great Peking duck like the ones we ate in Beijing which takes a few days to make. Fish and seafood are swimming in tanks in back & you pick your food. There is often dim sum served where they have small plates on carts & circulate. You point to a small plate. Always ask if a sauce is usually eaten with it and they might bring some to your table from the kitchen. You can also always order off the menu. We always order Szechuan green beans. It goes well with anything. You can ask for no ground pork to go vegan or make it mild with no hot spice. But go for the spice and cool it with rice. You can even make a meal for one with just their Szechuan green beans and rice. Left overs? - Dao bao it and take it with you. It is expected you should not waste food.
8.6 miles. Open 24 hours. Definitely not in the neighborhood, but if you know Korean food or have the munchies in the wee hours, this is the place to go. There is a grill in the middle of the table and they bring you a ton of pickled foods and appetizers as you wait for your meal. It’s packed with Koreans so it must be authentic. Bulgogi is popular. Parking is tight & weird. Walk to the Breeze pastry shop nearby for very precise and utterly cute pastries. Gelato is good too.
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Yechon Korean Restaurant
4121 Hummer Road
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8.6 miles. Open 24 hours. Definitely not in the neighborhood, but if you know Korean food or have the munchies in the wee hours, this is the place to go. There is a grill in the middle of the table and they bring you a ton of pickled foods and appetizers as you wait for your meal. It’s packed with Koreans so it must be authentic. Bulgogi is popular. Parking is tight & weird. Walk to the Breeze pastry shop nearby for very precise and utterly cute pastries. Gelato is good too.
6.5 miles. This is the one place I recommend you eat in DC. Plan your Smithsonian Day so you eat at the gourmet Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe in the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, between the Air and Space Museum and the US Capitol. It is very, very good healthy authentic pre-US food. All the other Smithsonian cafes sell junk food that slow you down. You do need to buy something at the Smithsonian to help keep it free. In other cities, you would be paying $20-55 per museum just to enter, so you do the math of what you should spend. Eat here even if you don’t want to see the Indian Museum. It’s that good. Locals spend Thanksgiving here for at least one authentic turkey and native meal. (Yes the Smithsonian is open on Thanksgiving and is empty. You can see everything quickly with no crowds!) It is cheap for the fresh, very high quality and amount. It is split into parts representing the US. I gravitate to the Pacific Northwest and the South. The dishes can change daily. Go for the tamales and mole if offered. Go for the caramelized salmon if offered. This is your chance to try the best native vegetables prepared wonderfully, especially if you are a self-proclaimed vegetable hater. This experience might change you. My advice is to immediately send someone ahead to get a table right in front of the pond. There is something about the ducks, the water, the earth bricks and the space that transport you to another time.
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Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe
950 Independence Avenue Southwest
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6.5 miles. This is the one place I recommend you eat in DC. Plan your Smithsonian Day so you eat at the gourmet Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe in the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, between the Air and Space Museum and the US Capitol. It is very, very good healthy authentic pre-US food. All the other Smithsonian cafes sell junk food that slow you down. You do need to buy something at the Smithsonian to help keep it free. In other cities, you would be paying $20-55 per museum just to enter, so you do the math of what you should spend. Eat here even if you don’t want to see the Indian Museum. It’s that good. Locals spend Thanksgiving here for at least one authentic turkey and native meal. (Yes the Smithsonian is open on Thanksgiving and is empty. You can see everything quickly with no crowds!) It is cheap for the fresh, very high quality and amount. It is split into parts representing the US. I gravitate to the Pacific Northwest and the South. The dishes can change daily. Go for the tamales and mole if offered. Go for the caramelized salmon if offered. This is your chance to try the best native vegetables prepared wonderfully, especially if you are a self-proclaimed vegetable hater. This experience might change you. My advice is to immediately send someone ahead to get a table right in front of the pond. There is something about the ducks, the water, the earth bricks and the space that transport you to another time.
Neighborhood Coffee and Breakfast
Somewhat arranged by walking distance. OMG there are so many coffee shops. Seriously, even Dunkin’ has three within .8 miles and is opening up a fourth. Please bear with my avocado toast comments.
Technically right outside our hood at 1.3 miles with parking. But if you love love coffee …“Roastery … healthier coffee …naturally fermented coffee beans.” “Sense of Place Cafe was awarded a Bronze Medal in the Golden Bean North America Coffee Roasters Competition, the largest global roasters competition and conference.” The last time I drank coffee was many years ago in the mountains of El Sol Salvador to be polite when building emergency homes after a hurricane and earthquake. A poor family had picked beans and made coffee over a campfire. It smelled and tasted good —nothing at all like US coffee. If I were to drink coffee again though, I might try this roastery. It’s intriguing.
Sense of Place Café
4807 1st Street North
Technically right outside our hood at 1.3 miles with parking. But if you love love coffee …“Roastery … healthier coffee …naturally fermented coffee beans.” “Sense of Place Cafe was awarded a Bronze Medal in the Golden Bean North America Coffee Roasters Competition, the largest global roasters competition and conference.” The last time I drank coffee was many years ago in the mountains of El Sol Salvador to be polite when building emergency homes after a hurricane and earthquake. A poor family had picked beans and made coffee over a campfire. It smelled and tasted good —nothing at all like US coffee. If I were to drink coffee again though, I might try this roastery. It’s intriguing.
.4 mile NW, just up the street. A bachelor USAF officer uses this for all his meals. I don’t know if that’s a good thing.
Le Café Market
901 North Nelson Street
.4 mile NW, just up the street. A bachelor USAF officer uses this for all his meals. I don’t know if that’s a good thing.
.5 mile NW, just up the street. Please don’t eat their pressurized avocado spread in a small plastic cup. Please don’t, and please just don’t tell me if you did.
Starbucks
901 N Nelson St
.5 mile NW, just up the street. Please don’t eat their pressurized avocado spread in a small plastic cup. Please don’t, and please just don’t tell me if you did.
.5 mile NW
Coffee Beanery
3444 Fairfax Drive
.5 mile NW
.5 mile NW. They replaced their vegan beyond sausage sandwich with (drumroll please) AVOCADO TOAST! Please don’t eat that pressurized green spread either. See suggestion under South Block.
Dunkin'
3701 Fairfax Dr
.5 mile NW. They replaced their vegan beyond sausage sandwich with (drumroll please) AVOCADO TOAST! Please don’t eat that pressurized green spread either. See suggestion under South Block.
.7 mile NW. Organic gourmet and catering. Bagel with avocado is $1.50 which is dirt cheap for Arlington. I’ve never been there.
Natural Cafe
850 North Randolph Street
.7 mile NW. Organic gourmet and catering. Bagel with avocado is $1.50 which is dirt cheap for Arlington. I’ve never been there.
.4 mile West
Uptown Cafe
3865 Wilson Boulevard
.4 mile West
.6 mile West. Don’t even Think about ordering their “Skinny Bacon Avocado Tomato on skinny everything bagel.” Putting avocado on bacon and eggs doesn’t make you skinny and doesn’t prevent artery clogs. Plus they put radiator antifreeze (propylene glycol) in their bacon for that yummy hidden cancer bacon taste. Please don’t do it.
Bruegger's Bagels
818 North Quincy Street
.6 mile West. Don’t even Think about ordering their “Skinny Bacon Avocado Tomato on skinny everything bagel.” Putting avocado on bacon and eggs doesn’t make you skinny and doesn’t prevent artery clogs. Plus they put radiator antifreeze (propylene glycol) in their bacon for that yummy hidden cancer bacon taste. Please don’t do it.
.7 mile and DRIVE THROUGH. Next to the Cathedral. They replaced their vegan beyond sausage sandwich with (drumroll please) AVOCADO TOAST! Please don’t eat that pressurized green spread either. See suggestion under South Block.
Dunkin'
70 N Glebe Rd
.7 mile and DRIVE THROUGH. Next to the Cathedral. They replaced their vegan beyond sausage sandwich with (drumroll please) AVOCADO TOAST! Please don’t eat that pressurized green spread either. See suggestion under South Block.
.8 mile at Ballston Mall. Açaí bowls, green juices, and smoothies. But before dropping $$ on avocado toast, make authentic ones. Squeeze 1/2 an aguacate onto a corn (or flour) tortilla, add salsa or Tabasco, and eat. If you want it toasty, put in microwave for 30 seconds. Come on, a million Aztecs can’t be wrong. For the price of one “new” “trendy” avocado toast, you can make 4-8 yourself. Tabasco is next to microwave. If you want high energy, put black beans which are in the bottom cabinet. Want to snazzy it? Then add lime or vinegar (balsamic makes it sweet though) onions, hot pepper, and shredded lettuce. Vinegar is with the Tabasco. Hot peppers, onions and lettuce/kale are in the garden. Enjoy.
South Block
4150 Wilson Boulevard
.8 mile at Ballston Mall. Açaí bowls, green juices, and smoothies. But before dropping $$ on avocado toast, make authentic ones. Squeeze 1/2 an aguacate onto a corn (or flour) tortilla, add salsa or Tabasco, and eat. If you want it toasty, put in microwave for 30 seconds. Come on, a million Aztecs can’t be wrong. For the price of one “new” “trendy” avocado toast, you can make 4-8 yourself. Tabasco is next to microwave. If you want high energy, put black beans which are in the bottom cabinet. Want to snazzy it? Then add lime or vinegar (balsamic makes it sweet though) onions, hot pepper, and shredded lettuce. Vinegar is with the Tabasco. Hot peppers, onions and lettuce/kale are in the garden. Enjoy.
.8 mile
Detour Coffee
946 N Jackson St
.8 mile
.8 mile and parking. IHOP is adding AVOCADO TOAST. It hasn’t reached Arlington, but when it does … just say “no.”
IHOP
935 North Stafford Street
.8 mile and parking. IHOP is adding AVOCADO TOAST. It hasn’t reached Arlington, but when it does … just say “no.”
.7 mile
Philz Coffee
4121 Wilson Blvd
.7 mile
.7 mile
Compass Coffee
4100 Wilson Boulevard
.7 mile
.8 mile
Tivoli Gourmet Deli-Ballston
901 North Stuart Street
.8 mile
.7 mile They have avocado toast. I’m not saying anything since I know the owner.
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Northside Social Coffee & Wine
3211 Wilson Boulevard
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.7 mile They have avocado toast. I’m not saying anything since I know the owner.
1.1 miles
Peet's Coffee
3003 Washington Blvd
1.1 miles
.8 mile
Kaldis Social House Arlington
3100 10th Street North
.8 mile
.7 mile They replaced their vegan beyond sausage sandwich with (drumroll please) AVOCADO TOAST! Please don’t eat that pressurized green spread either. See suggestion under South Block.
Dunkin'
2201 Wilson Boulevard
.7 mile They replaced their vegan beyond sausage sandwich with (drumroll please) AVOCADO TOAST! Please don’t eat that pressurized green spread either. See suggestion under South Block.
.8 mile.
Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe
.8 mile.
.8 mile.
Mike's Cafe
900 North Stuart Street
.8 mile.
1 mile. Please see my notes above about making authentic avocado toast.
Waterhouse Coffee & Juice Bar
3033 Wilson Boulevard
1 mile. Please see my notes above about making authentic avocado toast.
.8 mile
Republik Coffee Bar
4401 Wilson Blvd
.8 mile
.9 mile
East West Coffee Wine
3101 Wilson Boulevard
.9 mile
1 mile. $12 for avocado toast and they don’t even add salsa, hot peppers, onions or lettuce. Please see my notes for authentic avocado toast under South Block.
Le Pain Quotidien
2900 North Clarendon Boulevard
1 mile. $12 for avocado toast and they don’t even add salsa, hot peppers, onions or lettuce. Please see my notes for authentic avocado toast under South Block.
1 mile, but I think everything might be vegan so you can eat as much as you want and be healthy… Right? Sugar and more sugar is vegan, right? Diabetes whaaaa?
Bakeshop
1025 North Fillmore Street
1 mile, but I think everything might be vegan so you can eat as much as you want and be healthy… Right? Sugar and more sugar is vegan, right? Diabetes whaaaa?
.6 mile. Post COVID: Check to make sure it re-opened
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Buzz Bakeshop
818 North Quincy Street
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.6 mile. Post COVID: Check to make sure it re-opened
Nightlife Nearby
This was compiled with the help of others. I have no first-hand knowledge that I remember. Actually, the scene changes so much, so do your recon first.
Beer Garden Dive I’ve never been to, really loud & a place parents go for a fast date. Food trucks pull up. It was literally an old parking lot that converted to a Biergarten.
The Lot
3217 10th St N
Beer Garden Dive I’ve never been to, really loud & a place parents go for a fast date. Food trucks pull up. It was literally an old parking lot that converted to a Biergarten.
An OG bar where mistakes begin, often with tequila.
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Don Tito
3165 Wilson Boulevard
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An OG bar where mistakes begin, often with tequila.
Whoa! This place actually looks nice and not a dive bar. When did this gentrification happen?
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Spider Kelly's
3181 Wilson Boulevard
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Whoa! This place actually looks nice and not a dive bar. When did this gentrification happen?
The Washingtonian names this Balkan restaurant as a must place to have Eastern European rakia brandy.
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Ambar Clarendon
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The Washingtonian names this Balkan restaurant as a must place to have Eastern European rakia brandy.
Still a dive, but a hipster dive with 28 on-tap beers, says the Washingtonian.
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Galaxy Hut
2711 Wilson Boulevard
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Still a dive, but a hipster dive with 28 on-tap beers, says the Washingtonian.
Hooka bar & dancing. Next to the Emergency Clinic! Lol
Darna
946 North Jackson Street
Hooka bar & dancing. Next to the Emergency Clinic! Lol
Ahh. “What do you do with a drunken sailor early in the morning?” Father Creedon taught me sea shanties here, bless his departed soul. They have a fireplace & brunch too.
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Ireland's Four Courts
2051 Wilson Boulevard
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Ahh. “What do you do with a drunken sailor early in the morning?” Father Creedon taught me sea shanties here, bless his departed soul. They have a fireplace & brunch too.
Self serve winery. Trippy.
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Oby Lee Winery
3000 Washington Boulevard
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Self serve winery. Trippy.
Oysters are $1 on Fridays till 8pm? Really? I might go just for that if I ate seafood. What’s the catch?
Ms. Peacock's Champagne Lounge
929 North Garfield Street
Oysters are $1 on Fridays till 8pm? Really? I might go just for that if I ate seafood. What’s the catch?
They have always had outdoor seating where casual & shorts are okay. Not pretentious. Their beet Tatar is really good.
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Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro
4301 Wilson Boulevard
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They have always had outdoor seating where casual & shorts are okay. Not pretentious. Their beet Tatar is really good.
It’s a bowling alley too? Seriously?
Punch Bowl Social Arlington
4238 Wilson Blvd
It’s a bowling alley too? Seriously?
Never been. It looks like a dive to just get stupid drunk.
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First Down Sports Bar & Grill
4213 Fairfax Drive
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Never been. It looks like a dive to just get stupid drunk.
Supermarkets Nearby
We shop for generics in this order: Costco, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods. We go to Giant when cooking & we need an ingredient fast.
.7 mile.
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Harris Teeter
600 N Glebe Rd
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.7 mile.
.7 mile - head north beyond metro and it’s on the right when Monroe ends.
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Giant Food
3450 Washington Boulevard
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.7 mile - head north beyond metro and it’s on the right when Monroe ends.
.5 mile - Latino food
Glebe Market
300 North Glebe Road
.5 mile - Latino food
.7 mile - Hard to find food
European Foods Import Export Inc.
2700 North Pershing Drive
.7 mile - Hard to find food
1 mile - free underground parking entrance is around the block
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Trader Joe's
1109 North Highland Street
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1 mile - free underground parking entrance is around the block
1.3 miles
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Whole Foods Market
2700 Wilson Boulevard
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1.3 miles
3.9 miles - Chinese and Asian Food with a cafeteria in the back near the hanging cooked pork, chicken, & duck on hooks.
Good Fortune Supermarket
6751 Wilson Blvd
3.9 miles - Chinese and Asian Food with a cafeteria in the back near the hanging cooked pork, chicken, & duck on hooks.
3.4 miles.
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Costco Wholesale
1200 South Fern Street
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3.4 miles.