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This holiday shopping season, show your support for independent businesses by shopping local. And what better way to spend your Black Friday dollars than strolling through the charming streets of Old Town Alexandria!
If you love Thanksgiving, but not the cooking, there are many restaurants and markets near your EYA neighborhood that offer fully prepared take home meals or dine-in Thanksgiving Day feasts. From southern-style fried turkeys to organic Thanksgiving meals, there’s plenty to tempt your taste buds this holiday season.
Celebrate Thanksgiving southern-style with a fully prepared take home meal from Georgia Brown’s in the District. Choose between a slow roasted or deep fried turkey hand rubbed with creole seasoning. There are plenty of tasty sides from which to choose, including collard greens, cornbread stuffing and homemade buttermilk biscuits! Orders must be placed by November 25th and picked up on Thanksgiving Day between 8 AM and 11:15 AM.
Whole Foods also prepares take home Thanksgiving dinners, including fully organic and vegan meals. A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner serves 6-8 people and costs $119.99. The turkey comes ready to cook and sides include sage stuffing, homestyle mashed potatoes, organic cranberry orange relish, turkey gravy and choice of veggies or casserole.
Hill Country Barbecue Market, also in the District, offers both pre-ordered meals and dine-in options. Enjoy their Thanksgiving Day Feast including pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, Texas toast stuffing, sweet potato bourbon mash, skillet cornbread and many other tasty options. Dine-in prices are $39.95 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under.
For Thanksgiving with a French-twist, head to La Ferme restaurant in Chevy Chase. The three-course prix-fixe menu costs $47 and includes a number of delectable choices including pumpkin soup, seafood pot pie, roasted turkey, pan seared sea scallops, apple and cinnamon crème brulee and pumpkin and spice roulade cake.
Where better to celebrate Thanksgiving than in charming Old Town Alexandria? Historical Gadsby’s Tavern will be serving Thanksgiving meals that include turkey with savory giblet gravy and candied yams. Price is $49 per person (half price for children under 12). Or pre-order your meal from Old Town’s favorite, The Butcher Block. There are a variety of turkey and side options such as sweet potato puree, mac and cheese and fennel sausage stuffing. Orders must be placed by November 20th.
Click these links for lists of additional DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia restaurants serving up scrumptious Thanksgiving Day feasts. Be sure to make reservations early as many restaurants fill up quickly! No matter what your flavor, finding a tasty Thanksgiving meal steps from your EYA home is easy!
Fall is here and the Washington area is buzzing with Oktoberfest celebrations, local beer festivals and Fall fairs. Here are a few fun upcoming events in your EYA neighborhood.
On Saturday, October 19th, Union Market hosts Snallygaster, a “gargantuan beer jamboree” featuring over 150 craft beers. Union Market restaurants and food trucks will be serving up tasty eats, including brats, sausages and artisanal hot dogs. Advance ticket packages are sold online or admission at the door is $10.
Old Town Alexandria
Take a leisurely bike ride along the Potomac down to the Mount Vernon Estate for the Fall Harvest Family Days. On Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, you’ll enjoy reenactments of early settler life, such as wagon rides, apple roasting and wheat treading.
This year, the 9th Annual Merrifield Fall Festival will be held at Mosaic District. Stop by on Saturday, October 19th to enjoy entertainment, scrumptious food tastings, crafts, children’s activities and more. It’s sure to be fun for the entire family!
The 3rd Annual Redwood’s Oktoberfest will take place in Bethesda Row on Saturday, October 26th. Local restaurants will join Redwood in providing over 20 craft beers and festival foods, including brats and pretzels. There will also be live music, giveaways and an Oktoberfest costume contest!
Stay tuned for more upcoming events, all just moments from EYA’s newest townhome communities.
This Fall, get moving with Joe’s Movement Emporium! Located in Mount Rainier, MD, Joe’s Movement Emporium is the community performing arts center of Prince George’s County offering a variety of adult dance classes, children’s arts education, live performances and affordable rehearsal space. Here are a few highlights of the upcoming performance schedule:
October 12th – Comedy Supremes: An all-female stand-up comedy show that includes a musical performance and DJ spinning music between sets.
October 26th – 27th – Lesole’s Dance Project: The dancers will present a fusion of modern and traditional Southern African styles of dance.
November 16th – 17th – Aerial Arts: Arachne Aerial Arts presents a series of performances in aerial dance, theatre, circus arts, music and poetry.
If these performances make you want to get up and move, Joe’s offers plenty of classes for the entire family! Adult classes include Zumba, Capoeira Angola and West Coast Swing and youth classes include creative movement and dance fundamentals.
EYA has long focused on building close-in, walkable new home communities that promote a healthy lifestyle and provide easy access to transit, shopping and entertainment. Whether you prefer to take in a performance or participate in pilates, Joe’s Movement Emporium has something for everyone is just moments EYA’s newest Hyattsville and Brookland neighborhoods.
What do Nepalese dumplings, Malaysian noodles, sticky ribs and English banger sandwiches all have in common? They’re all on the menu at the 24th Annual Taste of Bethesda!
On Saturday, October 5th, the streets of downtown Bethesda will be turned into a culinary mecca of mouth-watering cuisines. The Taste of Bethesda offers festival goers the chance to sample the best of Bethesda dining all in one day, along with five stages of live entertainment and a kid’s corner full of fun activities.
Taste of Bethesda
Saturday, October 5th
11 AM – 4 PM
Sixty participating restaurants will be serving up a variety of foods from pizza to paella and lobster rolls to lemon crepes. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu: lamb sliders and hummus at Café Deluxe, white wine mussels at Mussel Bar & Grille and jumbalaya at Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar. View the full list of participating restaurants and menu items here.
Admission is free and tasting tickets will be sold onsite in bundles of four tickets for $5. Food servings cost between one to four tickets.
If you’re craving the walkable Bethesda lifestyle for yourself, discover EYA’s elevator townhomes at Little Falls Place, where events like Taste of Bethesda are just steps away!
This weekend, Washington area drivers will take part in a worldwide movement to support sustainable transportation by pledging to go car free or car-lite. Car Free Days is an international event that takes place in 1,500 cities across 40 countries to celebrate alternative forms of transportation.
To participate, fill out the pledge to go car free or car-lite on one or more days and use alternative transport such as a bicycle, public transit, carpool or walking. Plus, by simply submitting your pledge, you are entered to win great prizes including an iPad, $250 gift certificate to BicycleSPACE, memberships to Capital Bikeshare and ZipCar, Metro passes and more!
EYA recognizes the benefits of going car free and is committed to building walkable communities. The company recently commissioned a third-party study to measure the true lifestyle benefits of living in an EYA neighborhood. The findings showed that 60 percent of EYA homeowners have an “alternative” commute and 71 percent walk to Metro at least once a week. View more benefits here.
Join the thousands of participants who have pledged to make Car Free Days a success in DC and start living your car free lifestyle today!
We’re happy to announce that Barnes & Noble, along with Starbucks, will be anchoring the retail town center at Monroe Street Market, just four blocks from Chancellor’s Row!
This retail announcement follows the developer’s earlier announcement that &Pizza will be serving up their delicious pizza creations onsite.
We heard early on that Barnes & Noble was moving the CUA bookstore to the all-new $200 million redevelopment across from campus at Monroe Street Market. The bookstore and coffee shop are expected to open in Spring 2014.
On Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, Old Town’s acclaimed King Street will be transformed into a world-class outdoor art gallery. The 11th Annual King Street Art Festival will showcase over 200 artists from the U.S. and abroad.
From Washington Street to the waterfront, artist booths will line the street offering festival patrons fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more. The weekend will also be full of activities such as artist demonstrations, paper mache activities and even an Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. For a $15 donation, you will receive a hand-made ice cream bowl full of delicious ice cream from Artfully Chocolate. Proceeds will benefit the Art League’s ceramic department.
King Street in Old Town offers festivals year round. EYA is now selling townhomes and condominiums within walking distance of King Street and the Alexandria waterfront. Old Town Commons features one and two bedroom condominiums and townhomes with rooftop terraces. The Oronoco offers 60 expansive one-level luxury condominiums on the banks of the Potomac River with unparalleled amenities such as heated pool, outdoor kitchen, concierge services and dog washing station. If the Old Town lifestyle intrigues you, visit one of our sales centers today!
Mosaic District residents have another reason to celebrate! Online wine retailer Swirl & Sip is opening its first brick and mortar store at Mosaic District this Fall. The specialty retail shop will sell exceptional wines, artisanal beer and gourmet foods.
Swirl & Sip’s mission is to help people live the “Wine Life,” a lifestyle of happiness, enjoying moments with friends and family, taking time to relax and creating happy memories.
The Townhomes at Mosaic District offer residents a truly carefree lifestyle with dozens of brand new onsite retail shops and restaurants and easy access to transportation. The townhomes feature 3 and 4 bedroom plans, with gourmet kitchens, private garage parking, lofts and rooftop terraces with indoor/outdoor fireplaces. Stop by our sales center to learn more and start living the “Wine Life” today!