Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com August 19, 2010 at 8:49 am 1,743 5 Comments

A Drier Night At the Fair — The Arlington County Fair shut down early last night thanks to the rain. With any luck the rain will hold tonight so fair-goers can enjoy the rides and the concessions without an umbrella. If all else fails, however, the indoor exhibits will be open tonight. See the fair hours.

Restaurant Week in Clarendon — Clarendon Nights has a list of Clarendon and Courthouse restaurants participating in DC Restaurant Week.

Five Guys Wins More Praise — Five Guys Burgers and Fries has been getting some glowing news coverage lately. The chain, which started in Arlington, topped Zagat’s Best Burger category in survey results released Monday. The chain has been expanding rapidly recently, attracting local media attention everywhere it goes. Unanswered questions: How big can the now Lorton-based Five Guys get, and to what degree did national coverage of President Obama’s visit to a Five Guys last year boost its image?

Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

  • RJ

    When I moved here in 2000 there were 5 five guy locations. Then not too soon after, I remember reading a Washington post article about how they wanted to expend into DC and Maryland. Their expansion is really incredible. Lucky for us, we can just walk into one without much of a line; they are lined up around blocks in other parts of the US.

  • Adam

    Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle! There are free water filling stations just like last year! http://bit.ly/btxmoD

  • John

    Hell Burger blows them away!!!!!!!!!

    • Stacey

      That’s like saying a Morton’s burger is better than a BK broiler. Ray’s you drop $12, 5Guys you drop $5.

  • charlie

    Arlington Fair is best thing about Arlington.
    No pretention to it. No fancy airs. just good clean fun.
    Of course most non-elected political hacks and lapdogs won’t be there because they don’t know how to have fun.


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