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by ARLnow.com June 4, 2010 at 7:17 am 1,538 4 Comments

It’s National Donut Day — Head out to your local Dunkin’ Donuts today to get a free donut — with a drink purchase — in celebration of National Donut Day. Or, if you care to venture outside of Arlington, Krispy Kreme is giving out free donuts with no purchase necessary. Don’t know where your local donut store is? TBD’s Mandy Jenkins created this handy Google map just for you.

Arlington Restaurateur Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement — Roberto Donna, who owned the now-defunct Bebo Trattoria restaurant in Crystal City, pled guilty yesterday to felony embezzlement, Washington City Paper’s Tim Carman reports. Donna must repay Arlington County the more than $150,000 he owes in unpaid meal taxes. Donna isn’t the only one who owes the county big bucks. According to the City Paper, Arlington Catering Company, owners of the recently-shuttered Restaurant Vero, owes $78,297 in delinquent meal taxes.

Lyon Hall’s Outdoor Patio Open for Business — You can now have a prime outdoor seat to go with your Silly Saison and Hungarian lamb sausage mussels. Lyon Hall has rolled out the folding white umbrellas and steel tables and is now helping to bring some street life to Washington Boulevard. Perfect DC Bites has more.

Zimmerman Fires Back At HOT Lanes Letter — “Nonsense” is how County Board Vice Chairman Chris Zimmerman described some of the arguments made by local business leaders — including Arlington Chamber of Commerce President Richard Doud — in a letter asking the county to drop its lawsuit against High Occupancy Toll lanes on I-395. More from the Sun Gazette.

  • NorthArlingtonGuy

    Don’t forget the $27,725 from Tap and Vine. That would bring the listed delinquencies for that restaurant group to $106,022. The caveat is that there is no entry for Restaurant Vero, and the “Meals Tax Delinquencies” list to which everyone is referring is almost half a year old (12/2/2009).

  • You think with all that extra money, Bebo Trattoria could’ve hired some competent help while it was still around.

  • Miles Binfep

    Huh. It’s pretty annoying to read (for example, comments from March of this year in http://www.yelp.com/biz/restaurant-vero-arlington ) how Vero, even with tables open, wouldn’t seat parties until “all the members of your party have arrived”. What the hey is the use of that, if table-space is open??? Obviously they stopped giving a hoot once they knew they were going to croak.

  • C. Dieter

    And now I hear that the former owners have gone MIA so I guess the county won’t be seeing the money anytime soon. The county sold off what was left inside yesterday. Very sad.
    The new restaurant where Tap & Vine was (an asian/sushi) restaurant is very good but does not yet have a liquor license.

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