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by July 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0

On Monday, editor Scott Brodbeck sat down with Pinkie Dent Mayfield of Rosslyn-based Graham Holdings to talk about her path to success in the business world.

A native of Oakland, California, Mayfield talked about her journey to the executive suite and offered words of wisdom about leadership, plus career advice for young professionals.

The event was held at 1776 in Crystal City and organized by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, as part of a new “Secrets to Success” podcast series with ARLnow. Stay tuned for details about future live recordings that you can attend in the coming weeks and months.

Listen below or subscribe to the podcast on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher or TuneIn.

by Chris Teale March 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

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Sponsored by Monday Properties and written by, Startup Monday is a weekly column that profiles Arlington-based startups and their founders, plus other local technology happenings. The Ground Floor, Monday’s office space for young companies in Rosslyn, is now open. The Metro-accessible space features a 5,000-square-foot common area that includes a kitchen, lounge area, collaborative meeting spaces, and a stage for formal presentations.

Passengers at the region’s airports could have an easier time during their travels thanks to a new partnership between the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Crystal City startup incubator 1776.

1776 front deskThe partnership, announced last month, means the two organizations will work together to find and mentor firms that look to use technology to make air travel more efficient. That technology includes proposals that can benefit airports, transit agencies and more.

MWAA operates Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles airports, as well as the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road. It also manages construction of the Silver Line project into Loudoun County.

“In today’s rapidly changing world of business and commerce, it is imperative that transportation providers, such as airports, take advantage of new technologies that help us meet the demands and expectations of our increasingly mobile customers,” said MWAA president and CEO Jack Potter in a statement.

Already, 1776 is affiliated with companies that look to improve the travel experience in and around airports. The startup incubator, which has an office at 2231 Crystal Drive in Crystal City, partnered with mobile application company Airside Mobile to add Automated Passport Control devices that help international passengers arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport be processed more quickly.

Reagan Airport (file photo)MWAA also has been innovating through a partnership with CLEAR, a firm that helps its members move quickly through airport security lines and advances the use of biometric technology for security screening.

Additionally, the authority has invested in mobile app technology to aid security screening and airport signage, and is developing patented processes and technologies to make airport operations more efficient.

“Startups and new technologies continue to rapidly disrupt the way we travel from point A to point B,” said Evan Burfield, cofounder and CEO of 1776, in a statement. “1776 is excited to partner with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to harness the latest innovations within the transportation and aviation industry.”

by Heather Mongilio August 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm 0

Four months after a triumphant announcement featuring the governor and county leaders, startup incubator 1776 is starting to warm up to its new Crystal City offices.

The company recently opened its new location at 2231 Crystal Drive, less than a half mile away from the Crystal City Metro station. The new 1776 office is spacious and bright, with walls made up of mostly windows overlooking Reagan National Airport, the Potomac River and D.C.

1776 came to Crystal City after acquiring startup funder and research firm Disruption Corporation, which previously ran its Crystal Tech Fund and offered office space to startups in the space. Both companies were working on a similar system that tried to determine which startups were worth investing in.

Disruption founder Paul Singh joined the 1776 team but left shortly after the acquisition was completed, according to the Washington Business Journal; the paper later revealed that 1776 hastily acquired Disruption after Singh’s company ran out of money.

The office space is currently being redesigned to make the new place look more like 1776’s headquarters, near Scott Circle in the District. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Donna Harris, said 1776 saw a chance to expand its footprint, its network and its mission in Crystal City.

“We saw a real opportunity to try and bring together the region’s abundant resources to help empower those startups, and to drive new economic growth across the region,” Harris said.

Since its arrival in Arlington, the incubator has held a Challenge Cup and hosted Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) to celebrate the White House’s Startup Week. During his visit, startup members of 1776 talked about their products, and a couple of the startups gave demos.

The new Crystal City office is similar to the original D.C. office in that it is a hub for startups, Harris said. The company is planning to use its new location to provide classes, curriculum items, events and mentoring for startups in Arlington.

“As part of our effort to create new opportunities for local startups throughout the Washington Metro region to grow and scale, we plan to use our Crystal City campus as a hub for connecting startups to the growing innovation economy and the powerful talent, expertise, corporations, and government agencies in Crystal City and throughout Virginia,” Harris said.

1776 is also looking to help connect startups with institutions within the private sector and government that are connected with cyber security and data, Harris said, and the location in Arlington helps the company provide these resources.

“As the headquarters for the world’s most important government agencies, regulatory bodies, corporations and policymakers, we believe there is unique promise right here in the Washington metro area for civic-minded startups — and unique resources they can’t find anywhere else,” Harris said.

1776 isn’t the only startup incubator in Crystal City. Eastern Foundry, which works to connect new businesses with government contracting, is a few buildings over at 2011 Crystal Drive.

What makes 1776 unique, Harris said, is that the incubator looks to help startups in industries that are important to everyday life but are hard to change.

“Everyday, there are hundreds of startups working diligently on ideas that have the power to transform and improve our lives as citizens,” Harris said. “We are excited to see how we can work with those startups to improve Arlington’s community and economy.”

by Ethan Rothstein April 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm 0

1776 announces expansion into Crystal City (photo via @1776)The heralded 1776 tech incubator and seed fund is moving into Crystal City, bringing tech bonafides and millions of dollars with it.

Today, on the roof of 220 20th Street S., Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes, Vornado CEO Mitchell Shear, 1776 co-founders Evan Burfield and Donna Harris and former Disruption Corporation CEO, and now 1776 Managing Director, Paul Singh joined forces to make the announcement.

“We’re proud that this new partnership will be anchored in Crystal City, which is increasingly becoming a globally-recognized home for world-changing startups,” McAuliffe said. “This new, unprecedented level of regional collaboration removes the traditional regional boundaries, creating tremendous opportunity for broad-based economic growth that benefits the entire region, and offering a model for future, long-term economic growth throughout Virginia and the D.C. Metro area.”

As part of its deal to expand in Crystal City, 1776 acquired Singh’s Disruption Corporation, a combination of a venture fund and financial advisory firm. Disruption’s headquarters on the 10th floor of 2231 Crystal Drive will be 1776’s base of operations in Arlington, according to Crystal City Business Improvement District Angela Fox.

“One of the beauties of Crystal City is there is so much space to expand, and if they do well, that’s certainly the thinking in all of this,” Fox told this afternoon.

Earlier this week, 1776 announced a partnership with Montgomery County, and the incubator’s announcement today makes it one of the, if not the premier, dominant forces in the D.C. area technology space. In 1776’s new headquarters, it will already have member companies like Bloompop, Power Supply and Onomono Media.

1776 also hosts the Challenge Festival, an international, weeklong festival aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs in the energy, education, health and transportation sectors. The company anticipates more than 10,000 industry members will attend, and the opening party will be in Crystal City, at 2121 Crystal Drive, on May 8 from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

The incubator hopes to leverage the still-significant hub of government agencies and contractors in Crystal City, as well as the close proximity to the Pentagon, in its latest expansion.

“This region’s growing innovation economy and its future economic growth are closely linked, which is why at 1776 we’ve focused our attention on creating new opportunities for regional innovation and unfettered access to the networks that exist across regional borders,” 1776 co-founder Donna Harris said in a press release. “Between our partnership with Vornado and the acquisition of Disruption, this exciting new venture will allow us to bring together ALL the tremendous assets this region has to offer, from the NIH and MedStar in Bethesda to the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin in Crystal City, and create one of the most vibrant technology communities in the country.”

Photo via @1776

by June 26, 2020 at 11:30 am 0

While Virginia’s reopening continues, not everyone wants to dine indoors at restaurants.

Just today, Texas closed bars and reduced restaurant capacity to stem a recent surge in new coronavirus cases. For those who want to get out of the house and support local restaurants, however, outdoor dining is generally considered to be safe.

ARLnow’s Turquoise Jackson compiled the following list of Arlington restaurants with outdoor dining areas over the past week. Have any additions or updates? Email her at [email protected].

Ambar Clarendon (2901 Wilson Boulevard, 703-875-9663)
30 seats

Arlington Kabob (5046 Lee Highway, 703-531-1498)
4 tables

Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill (2424 Wilson Boulevard, 703-528-3030)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Asia Bistro (1301 S. Joyce Street #D7, 703-413-2002)
20+ tables

Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Boulevard, 571-800-3070)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Basic Burger (1101 S. Joyce Street, 703-248-9333)
6 tables

Bonchon (2201 N. Pershing Drive Suite E, 703-528-1011)
6 tables

Bonsai Grill (553 23rd Street S., 703-553-7723)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Bozzelli’s (2600 Crystal Drive, 571-970-4570)
7 seats

Bracket Room (1210 N. Garfield Street, 703-276-7337)
6 tables

Bronson Bierhall (4100 Fairfax Drive #100, 703-528-1110)
19 tables

Burger District (2024 Wilson Boulevard, 703-527-2160)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Carlyle (4000 Campbell Avenue, 703-931-0777)
11 tables

Celtic House (2500 Columbia Pike, 703-746-9644)
8 tables

Chasin’ Tails (2200 N. Westmoreland Street, 703-538-2565)
Outdoor capacity unknown

CIRCA at Clarendon (3010 Clarendon Boulevard, 703-522-3010)
20 tables

Copa Kitchen & Bar (4238 Wilson Boulevard Suite 150, 571-483-0324)
11 tables

Courthaus Social (2300 Clarendon Boulevard, 703-243-4900)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Courthouse Kabob (2045 Wilson Boulevard, 703-294-9999)
4 tables

Cowboy Cafe (4792 Lee Highway, 703-243-8010)
25 seats

Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S., 703-521-8910)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Delhi Dhaba (2424 Wilson Boulevard, 703-524-0008)
8 tables

Don Tito (3165 Wilson Boulevard, 703-566-3113)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Dudley’s Sport and Ale (2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive, 571-312-2304)
8 tables

Essy’s Carriage House (4030 Lee Highway, 703-525-7899)
18 tables

Euro Market (2201 Wilson Boulevard, 703-351-7700)
3 tables

Federico Ristorante Italiano (519 23rd Street S., 703-486-0519)
4 tables

Fire Works Pizza (2350 Clarendon Boulevard, 703-527-8700)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant (555 23rd Street S., 703-685-0555)
10 tables

Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe (672 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-3000)
6 tables

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro (4301 Wilson Boulevard, 703-243-7900)
20 tables

Green Pig Bistro (1025 N. Fillmore Street, 703-888-1920)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Boulevard,703-525-3600)
Outdoor capacity unknown

Jaleo (2250 A Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181)
12 tables


by June 4, 2020 at 3:55 pm 0

(Updated at 10:40 p.m.) A number of peaceful marches against racism and in support of Black Lives Matter are planned in Arlington through Sunday.

The first will be taking place from 5-7 p.m. today (Thursday), marching from the county parking lot in Courthouse to Clarendon to demand justice for George Floyd “and those who have been directly affected by systemic racism.” Some county offices are closing early due to expected crowds.

Another is planned Friday evening, in memory of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville, Kentucky police officers in March.

Demonstrators will march from Bob & Edith’s Diner on Columbia Pike to the county courthouse, starting at 6 p.m., according to social media posts.

The third march is planned Saturday from noon-5 p.m. and is expected to be a “large scale event.” The march will go from Courthouse to the White House, via Rosslyn and the Lincoln and MLK memorials in D.C.

From an event page on social media:

Arlingtonians are coming together to stand in solidarity in a peaceful protest against racial oppression.

We will convene at the Arlington Courthouse at noon on Saturday, June 6 and march together past the Iwo Jima Memorial and across the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial. From there, we will march up to Lafayette Park to join peaceful protests demanding meaningful and urgent reforms for racial justice.

All are welcome and loved. Bring a mask and join us!

The local branch of the NAACP will be participating, the group said in a statement. The marching will be preceded by a rally from noon-1 p.m. in front of county government headquarters at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

“Elected officials and members from the Arlington Branch NAACP, community activists, and elected leaders will be in attendance,” the organization said. “This is expected to be a large scale event and expect 250-500 attendees.”

County Board members Christian Dorsey and Libby Garvey, along with 1776 co-founder Evan Burfield, are listed a co-hosts on the Facebook event page for the Saturday march.

ARLINGTON MARCH FOR BLACK LIVESI know many of you have been moved by the events of the past few weeks and the need to…

Posted by Evan Burfield on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Prior to the rally, a march from the Columbia Pike Branch Library to Ballston and then Courthouse is planned, starting at 10 a.m. at Welburn Square in Ballston, marchers will pause “to say the names of those who have lost their lives at the hands of police brutality and hold space to reflect as a community.”

On Sunday, another protest march is planned from 5-7 p.m., starting at Green Valley Pharmacy (2415 Shirlington Road). The march will “support #BlackLivesMatter as well as gun violence awareness.”

by Nicole Merlene June 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm 0

What’s Next with Nicole is a biweekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author’s.

(Updated at 10:25 a.m.) This year has certainly not been normal. Between the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on black and brown communities in our country, we continue to need to dig deep and to understand the why, to reflect, and to do better.

I watched the split screen of President Trump advocating the usage of our military against protesters across the country in his Rose Garden address, with another screen showing Arlington County Police on the front lines advancing against peaceful protesters prior to curfew in D.C. I was dismayed and broken-hearted. This was so inconsistent with the images I had been seeing of ACPD helping to block traffic and handing out water to peaceful protesters.

Thankfully, Arlington’s leadership quickly responded and acknowledged the problem. They took decisive and immediate action, and have vowed to re-evaluate the agreement that led to this situation to ensure our policing efforts better reflect the values of our community.

Changing course in inherently flawed systems isn’t easy, but it is necessary. This step was necessary and in a time that many leaders are unable to see a problem in their system, own it, and fix it we are lucky to have leadership with the willingness to do so. This applause though is not for a mission accomplished. This is just the beginning of a larger conversation.

First, we should continue our community conversation about policing. We need to support the national NAACP in their push for:

  1. A ban on the use of knee holds and chokeholds as an acceptable practice for police officers.
  2. Clear rules on the escalation for the Use of Force Continuum.
  3. A ban on shielding from the public officer misconduct information and disciplinary histories in each state’s Open Records Act and denial of recertification credentials for police officers if it is determined that their use of deadly force was unwarranted by federal guidelines.
  4. Implementation of Citizen’s Review Boards in municipalities to hold police departments accountable and build public confidence. Arlington NAACP also supports this and states that over 70 communities across the country, including Fairfax, already have one.

Additionally, we should continue our conversation about economic inequalities and building black wealth. When looking for a black-owned business for dinner this weekend I ran into a wall. After crowdsourcing on Arlington Neighbors Helping Each Other Through COVID-19, I found four Arlington black-owned restaurants where I could order dinner, six if I included one coffee shop and an ice cream store.

We must also continue our conversation about diversity within our state representation. Currently, of our seven state delegation members, all are white with the exception of one person of color. Our Human Rights Commission is currently the only commission or working group with a black person or person of color as chair (starting next month that will change with new leadership that includes people that are both black and other people of color).

Furthermore, we should continue our conversation about racial health inequalities now during COVID-19, as well as during less tumultuous times. How do we make sure black and brown people are not dying at disproportionate rates in our community?

Finally, we must continue this conversation about race and white privilege, on every front in our community: from policy to policing, to zoning, healthcare, to school boundaries, small businesses. So many of us are asking what we can do. We can listen, we can ask why, we can do better — we can actively work for change.

Nicole Merlene is an Arlington native and former candidate for Virginia State Senate. She has served as a leader in the community on the boards of the Arlington County Civic Federation and North Rosslyn Civic Association, as an Arlington Economic Development commissioner, in neighborhood transportation planning groups, and as a civic liaison to the Rosslyn Business Improvement District.

by April 3, 2020 at 10:25 pm 0

Tired of making lunch and dinner? Luckily, many of Arlington’s restaurants are still open and ready to serve you via takeout and delivery.

Support a local business during a trying time and get some tasty food. This list is designed to let you call or order online with one tap.

A very special thank you to Arlington Community Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this feature. See anything that needs to be added or changed? Email ARLnow’s Turquoise Jackson at [email protected].

*Asterisk indicates restaurants only open for takeout

(3924 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 202-558-7549 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Caviar

Aabee Express (1101 S. Joyce Street Unit B27)
Menu | 703-888-2858 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Abi Aztec Grill & Bar (3005 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-979-3579 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Acme Pie Co. (2803 Columbia Pike)*
Menu | 703-647-9548

Aladdin Sweets and Tandoor (5169 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-533-0077 | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

All About Burger (3325 Wilson Boulevard/4238 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1276)
Menu | 703-636-2577/571-444-4050 | Uber Eats | Postmates

Allspice Catering (6017 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-524-4050 | In-House | Doordash

Ambar Clarendon (2901 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-9663 | In-House | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Amore Congelato (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 571-483-0891 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Arlington Kabob (5046 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-531-1498 | Grubhub

Aroma Indian Cuisine (4052 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-575-8800 | In-House | Doordash | Postmates

Arrowine & Cheese (4508 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-525-0990

Asahi (2250 Clarendon Boulevard Suite G)
Menu | 703-243-7007 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Asia Bistro (1301 S. Joyce Street #D7)
Menu | 703-413-2002 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Athena Pallas (556 22nd Street S.)*
Menu | 703-521-3870

Atilla’s Restaurant (2705 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-4900 | Doordash | Grubhub

Bakeshop (1025 N. Fillmore Street G)
Now closed (temporary)

Bangkok 54 Restaurant & Bar (2919 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-521-4070 | In-House

Bar Bao (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-600-0500 | Doordash | Postmates

Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-800-3070 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Basic Burger (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 703-248-9333 | Doordash | Grubhub | Caviar

Best Buns Bread Co. (4010 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-578-1500 | In-House

BiBiMix (1910 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-387-0131 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Big Buns Damn Good Burger Co. (4251 Campbell Avenue/4401 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-933-2867/703-276-3032 | Doordash | Grubhub

Bob & Edith’s Diner (2310 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-6103 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Bonchon (2201 N. Pershing Drive Suite E)
Menu | 703-528-1011 | Doordash

Bonefish Grill (1101 S. Joyce Street B26)
Menu | 703-412-2837 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Bonsai Grill (553 23rd Street S.)*
Menu | 703-553-7723

Boru Ramen (2915 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-521-2811 | In-House

Bozzelli’s (2600 Crystal Drive)
Menu | 571-970-4570 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Bread & Water Co. (1202 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 703-567-6698 | In-House

Bricks Pizza (4809 1st Street N.)
Menu | 703-243-6600 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Bronson Bierhall (4100 Fairfax Drive #100)
Menu | 703-528-1110 | Doordash | Grubhub

Bronx Pizza (3100 Clarendon Boulevard #5)
Menu | 703-812-0833 | In-House

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery (2055 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-243-4442 |

Bun’d Up (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 571-312-4908 | Caviar

Burger 7 (2515 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-516-7060 | Doordash |Grubhub | Uber Eats

Burger District (2024 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-2160 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Burrito Bros (2599 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-302-3999| Doordash | Postmates

Busboys And Poets (4251 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-379-9757 | Grubhub | Postmates

Buuz Thai Eatery (1926 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-3998 | Grubhub | Postmates | Caviar

Cafe Sazon (4704 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-566-1686 | Grubhub

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop (1500 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-566-1686 | Grubhub | Postmates | Caviar

Carlyle (4000 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-931-0777 | In-House

Caspi Restaurant and Lounge (2901 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-566-4173 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

CAVA (4121 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-310-6791

Charga Grill (5151 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-988-6063 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Cheesetique (4024 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-933-8787 | Doordash

Chicago’s Pizza With A Twist (5645 Lee Highway)
Menu | 571-347-1700 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Chill Zone Cafe (2442 N. Harrison Street)*
Menu | 703-270-9466

CIRCA at Clarendon (3010 Clarendon Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-522-3010

City Kabob & Curry House (3205 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-257-8816 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Compass Coffee (1201 Wilson Boulevard/4100 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 202-251-7402 | Doordash

Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-552-8010 | Grubhub

Courthaus Social (2300 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-4900 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Courthouse Kabob (2045 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-294-9999 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Cowboy Cafe (4792 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-243-8010 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-521-8910 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | In-House

Crystal Thai Restaurant (4819 1st Street)
Menu | 703-522-1311 | Grubhub

DAK Chicken (4040 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 571-982-5862 | In-House

Dama Ethiopian Restaurant & Pastry (1505 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-982-5862 | Doordash

Delhi Club (1135 N. Highland Street)*
Menu | 703-527-5666

Delhi Dhaba (2424 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-524-0008 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Deli Italiano Gourmet Pizza and Subs (6505 29th Street N.)
Menu | 703-300-9578 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

District Taco (1500 Wilson Boulevard/5723 Lee Highway)
Menu | 571-290-6854/703-237-1204 | In-House | Postmates | Caviar

Earl’s Sandwiches (2605 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-248-0150 | Doordash

East West Grill (2721 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-312-4888 | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

El Fuego (2300 N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-888-1265 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

El Paso Cafe (4235 N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-243-9811 | Uber Eats

El Pollo Rico (932 N. Kenmore Street)
Menu | 703-522-3220 | In-House

El Rancho Migueleno (3709 Columbia Pike #1
Menu | 571-858-5395 | Grubhub

Elevation Burger (2447 N. Harrison Street)
Menu | 703-534-2302 | In-House

Enjera Restaurant (549 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-271-6040 | Grubhub

Epic Smokehouse (1330 S. Fern Street)*
Menu | 571-319-4001

Essy’s Carriage House Restaurant (4030 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-525-2207

Euro Market (2201 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-351-7700

Extreme Pizza (3444 Fairfax Drive)
Menu | 571-777-1088 | In-House

Federico Ristorante Italiano (519 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-486-0519 | Doordash

Fettoosh (5100 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-7710 | Postmates

Fillmore Pizza (5175 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-532-9010 | Doordash | Grubhub

Fire Works Pizza (2350 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-8700 | Doordash | Grubhub

First Down Sports Bar & Grill (4213 Fairfax Drive)
Menu | 703-465-8888 | Doordash

Four Sisters Grill (3035 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-9020 | Postmates

Fyve Restaurant (1250 S. Hayes Street #5000)*
Menu | 703-412-2762

Gaijin Ramen Shop (3800 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-566-9236 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Galaxy Hut (2711 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-525-8646

Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe (672 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-243-3000 | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Caviar

Good Fortune Chinese Restaurant (3209 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-8891 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Goody’s Pizza (3125 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-7992 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro (4301 Wilson Boulevard #100)
Menu | 703-243-7900 | Grubhub

Guajillo Mexican Cuisine (1727 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-807-0840 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Guapo’s (4028 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-671-1701 | Doordash

Hanabi Ramen (3024 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-351-1275 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe (2150 N. Culpeper Street)
Menu | 703-527-8394 | Postmates

Hot Lola’s (4238 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-807-0044 | Doordash | Grubhub | Caviar | Uber Eats

I-CE-NY (4150 Campbell Avenue #1010)
Menu | 571-207-6318 | Doordash

Il Radicchio (1801 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-276-2627 | Doordash | Postmates

Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-525-3600

Istanbul Grill (4617 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-970-5828 | Doordash | Postmates

Jarochita (85 N. Glebe Road)*
Menu | 703-528-2789

Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta (5555 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-532-0990 | Doordash | Grubhub

Kabob Bazaar (3133 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-522-8999 | Doordash | Postmates

Kabob Palace (2315 S. Eads Street)
Menu | 703-486-3535 | Doordash

Kings Of Koshary (5515 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-317-7925 | Doordash | Postmates

La Cote D’or Cafe (6876 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-538-3033 | In-House

La Finca Mexican Restaurant (3227 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-5500 | Doordash

La Union Restaurant (5517 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-522-0134

LEBTAV – Lebanese Taverna (4000 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-997-4190 | Doordash | Grubhub

Liberty Tavern (3195 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-9360 | Doordash |

Living the Pie Life (2166 N. Glebe Road)*
Menu | 571-431-7727

Lost Dog Cafe (5876 Washington Boulevard/2920 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-237-1552/703-553-7770 | In-House | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Mario’s Pizza House (3322 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-525-0222 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Masala Express (2622A N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-647-9079 | Doordash | Grubhub

Maya Bistro (5649 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-533-7800 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

McDonalds (40 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-243-5694 | Uber Eats

McNamara’s Pub & Restaurant (567 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-302-3760 | In-House

Medium Rare (3601 Fairfax Frive)
Menu | 703-243-2020 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Mejana (2300 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-4440 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Mele Bistro (1723 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-522-5222 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

Meridian Pint (6035 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-300-9655 | Doordash | Grubhub

Mexicali Blues (2933 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-812-9352 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Mike’s Cafe (900 N. Stuart Street #102)*
Menu | 703-312-7371

Moby Dick House of Kabob (3000 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-1600 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Mom’s Pizza Restaurant (3255 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-7789 | Doordash

Mrs. Chen’s Kitchen (3101 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-3199 | Grubhub

Namaste Everest (1202 S. Joyce Street #c003)
Menu | 703-567-4322 | Doordash | Grubhub

Nando’s Peri Peri (4401 Wilson Boulevard/1301 S. Joyce Street #D10/1800 N. Lynn Street #100)
Menu | 703-888-5459/571-858-9953/571-200-7909

Northside Social (3211 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-465-0145

Oby Lee (3000 N. Washington Boulevard)*
Menu | 571-257-5054

Old Dominion Pizza (4514 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-718-6372 | In-House

Olive Express Mediterranean Cafe (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Now closed (temporary)

Open Road (1201 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-248-0760 | In-House

Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Menu | 703-820-1128

Paisano’s Pizza (2201 N. Pershing Drive)
Menu | 703-528-1000 | Doordash

Pamplona (3100 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-685-9950 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Panda Bowl (3207 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-271-9881 | Doordash

Pastries By Randolph (4500 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-243-0070

Peking Pavilion (2912 N. Sycamore Street)
Menu | 703-237-6868 | Doordash | Grubhub

Peter Chang (2503E N. Harrison Street)
Menu | 703-538-6688 | Doordash

Pho 75 (1201 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-525-7355

pie-tanza (2503 N. Harrison Street)*
Menu | 703-237-0200

Pike Bolivian Restaurant (4111 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-521-3010 | Doordash

Portabellos (2109 N. Pollard Street)
Menu | 703-528-1557 | Doordash

Pupatella (1621 S. Walter Reed Drive)*
Menu | 703-647-9076 | Square

Quarterdeck (1200 Fort Myer Drive)
Menu | 703-528-2722 | Postmates

Quinn’s On The Corner (1776 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-640-3566 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Ragtime (1345 N. Courthouse)
Menu | 703-243-4003 | Uber Eats

Rappahannock Coffee (2406 Columbia Pike)*
Menu | 703-271-0007

Ravi Chatkhara (303 N. Glebe Road)*
Menu | 703-522-0786

Rebellion On The Pike (2900 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-664-0297 | Grubhub

Rhodeside Grill (1836 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-243-0145 | Uber Eats

Ricky’s Pub & Grill (237 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-243-7400 | Doordash | Grubhub

Rincome Thai Cuisine (3030 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-979-0144 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Caviar

Robeks Fresh Juice and Smoothies (4115 Campbell Avenue)*
Menu | 703-379-5640

Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company (3471 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-9663 | Grubhub

Rus Uz (1000 N. Randolph Street #3a)
Menu | 571-312-4086 | In-House

Rustico (4075 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-384-1820 | Doordash

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (2231 Crystal Drive 11th Floor)
Menu | 703-979-7275 | Postmates

Saigon (1101 S. Joyce Street #B16)
Menu | 703-412-0822 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Salt (1201 Wilson Boulevard G113)*
Menu | 703-875-0491

Samual Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street #110)
Menu | 703-379-0122

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant (2250 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-527-5858 | In-House

Screwtop Wine Bar (1025 N. Fillmore Street)
Menu | 703-888-0845 | In-House

Sense of Place Cafe (4807 1st Street N.)
Menu | 571-319-0414 | Uber Eats

SER Restaurant (1110 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-746-9822 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Sicilian Pizza (923 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Menu | 703-920-9110 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Silver Diner (3200 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-812-8600 | Doordash | Postmates | Uber Eats

Sine (1301 S. Joyce Street)
Menu | 703-415-4420 | Doordash

Sloppy Mama’s BBQ (5731 Lee Highway)*
Menu | 703-269-2718

Smoothie King (1101 S. Joyce Street Suite B9)
Menu | 703-414-7832 | Doordash

Sofia’s Pupuseria (3610 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-483-0487 | Doordash

South Block (3011 N. 11th Street/4150 Wilson Boulevard/1550 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-465-8423 | Uber Eats

Spider Kelly’s (3181 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-312-8888 | Doordash | Grubhub

Spirits of 76 (3211 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-7676 | Doordash | Grubhub

Spring Mill Bread Co. (2201 N. Pershing Drive)*
Menu | 571-970-0418

Stone Hot Pizza (3217 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 571-290-0171 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates | Uber Eats

Summers Restaurant (1520 N. Courthouse Road)*
Menu | 703-528-8278

Sushi Rock (1900 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 571-312-8027 | Doordash | Grubhub

Sushi Zen (2457 N. Harrison Street)
Menu | 703-534-6000 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Sushi2Go (901 N. Stuart Street #117)
Menu | 703-243-4000 | Postmates

T.H.A.I. in Shirlington (4029 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-931-3203 | Doordash

Taco Pina (4041 Campbell Avenue)
Menu | 703-567-4747 | Grubhub

Taco Rock (1501 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-970-5365 | Doordash

Takohachi Japanese Restaurant (3249 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-312-7678 | Doordash | Grubhub

Taqueria el Poblano (2503A N. Harrison Street/2401 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-237-8250/703-271-8979

Tasteful Delight Chinese Cafe (1301 S. Joyce Street 3D23)
Menu | 703-418-9898 | Postmates

Ted’s Bulletin (4238 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-848-7580

Texas Jack’s Barbecue (2761 Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-0477 | Uber Eats

Thai Curry (307 N. Glebe Road)
Menu | 703-524-0711 | Grubhub

Thai Noy (5880 Washington Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-534-7474

Thai Select (1713 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-567-7527 | Doordash | Grubhub

Thai Square (3217 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-685-7189 | In-House | Doordash | Grubhub

Thai Treasure (3811 Fairfax Drive #105)
Menu | 571-312-7795 | Uber Eats | Postmates

The Big Cheese Food Truck*
Menu | 703-855-6987

The Board Room (925 N. Garfield Street)*
Menu | 703-248-9439

The Brew Shop (2004 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-746-9001 | In-House

The Broiler (3601 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-920-5944 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

The Burger Joint (3129 Lee Highway)
Menu | 703-812-4705 | Doordash | Uber Eats

The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant (2500 Columbia Pike)*
Menu | 703-746-9644

The Cheesecake Factory (2900 Clarendon Boulevard)
Menu | 703-294-9966 | Doordash

The Italian Store (5837 Washington Boulevard/3123 Lee Highway)
Menu | 571-341-1080/703-528-6266

The Little Beet (1800 North Lynn Street)
Menu | 703-310-6711 | Grubhub

The Perfect Pita (2200 Clarendon Boulevard/1681 Crystal Square Arcade (No Delivery)/1735 N. Lynn Street)
Menu | 703-527-1511/703-418-6656/703-522-7482 | Uber Eats | Postmates

The Portofino Restaurant (526 23rd Street S.)
Menu | 703-979-8200 | Doordash | Uber Eats

The Renegade (3601 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-468-4652 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

The Simple Greek (1731 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-875-1800 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

This is Fine Coffee (2607 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-812-0389 | In-House

Three Whistles (2719 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-879-3353

TNR Cafe (2049 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 571-217-0766 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Tom Yum District (1515 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-8424 | Doordash | Grubhub

Top’s China (2520 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 703-486-8277 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Tortas Y Tacos La Chiquita (2911 Columbia Pike)
Menu | 571-970-2824 | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Troys Italian Kitchen (2701 B Washington Boulevard)
Menu | 703-528-2828 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats | Postmates

TTT Mexican Diner (2900 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-888-1528 | Doordash | Postmates | Uber Eats

Tupelo Honey (1515 N. Troy Street)
Menu | 703-253-8140 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Two Chefs Pizza (5019 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-525-6889 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Urban Tandoor (801 N. Quincy Street)
Menu | 703-567-1432 | Doordash | Grubhub | Postmates

Village Sweet Bakery (5872 Washington Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-237-2700

We, The Pizza (4201 Wilson Boulevard)
Menu | 703-269-2222 | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Boulevard)*
Menu | 703-276-9693

William Jeffrey’s Tavern (2301 Columbia Pike Suite 101)
Menu | 703-746-6334 | Uber Eats

Yayla Bistro (2201 N. Westmoreland Street)
Menu | 703-533-5600 | In-House | Doordash | Grubhub | Uber Eats

Yogi Castle (4014 Campbell Avenue
Menu | 571-3030-0011 | Doordash | Uber Eats

Yume Sushi (2121 N. Westmoreland Street)
Menu | 703-269-5064 | Doordash | Postmates

Zoup (4401 N. Fairfax Drive)
Menu | 703-340-3355 | Doordash

by March 13, 2020 at 12:05 pm 0

(Updated at 12:15 p.m.) Arlington Public Schools are closing starting Monday and are expected to remain closed through the end of spring break in April.

The school system made the announcement shortly after noon on Friday. APS previously cancelled or postponed non-essential events due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Falls Church City Schools are also closing. Alexandria City Public Schools made a similar announcement around the same time.

Elsewhere, Fairfax County closed schools Friday and cancelled all school trips and extracurricular activities. Loudoun County closed its schools from Thursday until March 20. Schools in the District will be closed the remainder of the month starting March 16, and all public schools in Maryland are closing from March 16 through March 27.

APS and Falls Church City Schools sent the following announcement to parents.

Dear APS Families and Staff:

In response to growing concerns and anxiety in our community about the coronavirus (COVID-19), Arlington Public Schools and Falls Church City Public Schools have aligned, and in close collaboration with other Northern Virginia school divisions, will close beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. The present plans are to remain closed through Spring Break, with students scheduled to return on Tue, April 14, 2020. We will continue to evaluate and monitor the situation on a daily basis and will provide an update on our plans as new information is available.

Given all the information available now, including other closures throughout the National Capital Region that impact our staff and families, we believe this is the best decision to make at this time.

All of us, school administrators, staff, and parents, want the same outcome–keeping our kids and community safe.

Each of our divisions will send additional logistical details of the closure to our staff and families later today. Thank you for your continued understanding and patience.


Cintia Z. Johnson
Interim Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools

Peter J. Noonan Ed.D.
Superintendent, Falls Church City Public Schools

by March 2, 2020 at 6:00 am 0

Big Costco Crowds Over the Weekend — The Pentagon City Costco drew big crowds and long queues of cars over the weekend, as people stocked up on supplies amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. There were some reports of the store running low on items like toilet paper. [Twitter, Twitter]

Vets Visit Iwo Jima Memorial — “This February marks 75 years since the American flag was raised atop Mt. Suribachi, depicted in the famous photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. That photo became the model for the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. This milestone is the reason a group of more than 50 Battle of Iwo Jima veterans descended on the memorial this week.” [WJLA]

Strong Finishes for W-L Teams — Among other action this weekend, the Washington-Liberty boys placed second in the 6D North Region boys basketball tournament — and will now advance to states — while the W-L girls track team placed third at the state track tournament. [InsideNova, Twitter]

Arlington Deploys Mobile Library Truck — “Arlington Public Library announces the arrival of The Truck, a traveling library designed to hold hundreds of books, games, crafts and DVDs for all ages and interests. The Truck’s first outing will be to Plaza Library on Wednesday, March 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.” [Arlington Public Library]

Voice of America Profiles Local Cornhole League — “A number of bars in Arlington, Virginia, offer their customers more than a selection of craft beers and cocktails, they offer them a chance to try their hand at cornhole, a game in which players take turns throwing small bags of corn kernels at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. It’s a unique bit of Americana that’s bringing people together.” [VOA News]

Owners of Bar Bao and The Lot Squabble — “The owners of Social Restaurant Group are accusing one another of fraud, financial mismanagement, and breach of contract in half a dozen lawsuits spanning the past year. The litigation involves at least five restaurants.” [Washingtonian]

by October 31, 2019 at 6:00 am 0

Congrats to the Nats — Fireworks could be heard in parts of Arlington as the Nationals won the World Series in Game 7 just before midnight. [Twitter, Twitter]

Nats World Series Run Helps Local Startup — “BreakingT’s business is very much staying in the fight. The Arlington T-shirt retailer had already seen a significant boost from the Nationals’ playoff run… Until last week, BreakingT’s biggest revenue day was during the All-Star Game hosted at Nationals Park last July. But each of the three home World Series matchups have now exceeded that.” [Washington Business Journal]

Severe Storms Expected Tonight — “Hazardous Halloween weather is possible in the Washington area and many parts of the Mid-Atlantic, where a line of storms, some of which may be severe, will sweep through during the evening. ‘A potentially dangerous weather event is unfolding for Thursday,’ wrote the National Weather Service serving the Washington region.” [Washington Post, Twitter]

Chick-fil-A Customers Cause Crystal City Cycling Consternation — “Diving deeper geographically from streets to blocks and overlaying vehicle type, a story starts to emerge from the data. We already knew the majority of bike lane blockages were on Crystal Drive, but now we can see that the 2100 block of Crystal Drive is where all the action is, why? Chick-fil-a!” [Greater Greater Washington]

Kudos for Hot Lola’s in Ballston — “Got a hankering for a fried chicken sandwich? Forget Popeyes — go for Hot Lola’s’s version in Arlington, says a new report. Washingtonian says Hot Lola’s hot-chicken sandwich are the best in the D.C. area, tied with Wooboi in Herndon for the No. 1 spot in their list of the top five in our region.” [Washingtonian, Patch]

Paul Rudd’s Pentagon Ice Cream Connection — “While searching for the quickest route to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City from my apartment, I went down a weird internet black hole and discovered that the Google Maps photo for the Baskin-Robbins at the Pentagon features Paul Rudd dressed as a Baskin-Robbins employee. What’s the deal with that?” [Washingtonian]

Tomorrow: Horticultural Event at Arlington National — “Friday Nov 1: Join ANC’s Horticulturist for a walking tour of the cemetery’s Memorial Arboretum. We’ll look at trees, shrubs and perennials that survived the wet spring and hot, dry summer of 2019.” [Twitter]

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf


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