Arlington, VA

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With so many people affected by regulations surrounding the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to support our communities and take care of one another. That’s why so many amazing members of the Keri Shull Team have taken the initiative to make a difference in our local area and support those who need it during this time.

We interviewed some of these agents to ask them how they decided to help out in the way that they are, and how other people can get involved in their philanthropy.

Providing Local Food to Local Hospitals

Libby Bish and Rafael Melo are using their ingenuity and resources to give back to two groups of people who have been affected by COVID-19: healthcare professionals and local restaurants. They have been using donations to purchase food from local restaurants and give it to local hospitals and first responders in the DMV.

With the recent stay-at-home orders that were issued across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, people have been asked to stay in their houses except to complete essential business. Restaurants have been restricted to take-out or delivery only.

As a result, a lot of restaurants have struggled to maintain their customer base in a time when a lot of industries are floundering. Libby and Rafael saw this happen to a client of theirs, and decided to take action to help support local restaurants.

“Restaurants all across the world are taking a severe blow and we want to help! You can too! We know that hospital staff are working tirelessly around the clock to protect and treat our people. We’d like to help the locals by helping the locals. Ordering catering from our local restaurants and delivering it to the local hospitals should help in the short term.”

Libby and Rafael knew that they could help two groups of people in need, at the same time. So they decided to purchase food from restaurants that needed to make sales and deliver it to local hospitals, where dedicated and selfless healthcare professionals are working around the clock to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In the short time since beginning their drive, Libby and Rafael have fed over 160 nurses and doctors with 6 catering trips — and they’re just getting started!

If you want to help them provide stability to local restaurants and healthcare experts, then click here to donate to their ongoing GoFundMe project!

Taking Care of Senior Citizens

Another group of people that have been deeply affected by COVID-19 regulations are the elderly. Some of our agents — including Brianna Byrd and Elizabeth Landeros have recently been working with senior care facilities, helping ease the transition for seniors who are entering the retirement communities.

When the stay-at-home orders came across the DMV, these considerate team members decided to send flowers to these communities to help raise the residents’ spirits.

When they sent over the floral arrangements, the caretakers told Bri and Elizabeth some heartbreaking news — due to extra social distancing concerns for seniors, the residents are unable to have visitors or interact with the other members of the community.

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With the upcoming arrival of Amazon’s new HQ2, we wanted to showcase some of our favorite condominium communities in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia!

Crystal City might be known for the extensive underground city that runs beneath its streets, but the skyline is equally impressive, featuring plenty of luxurious condominium highrises that could be your new dream home!

Join the local experts of the Keri Shull Team as we show you some of the hottest condo buildings in all of Crystal City — and these home values are only going up as Amazon makes progress on their new headquarters!

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Do you have a suggestion for where we should Spotlight next? Let us know in the comments below!

Are you interested in learning more about living in Arlington VA — or anywhere else in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia? If so, contact the Keri Shull Team today to learn about how we can help you find and win the home of your dreams!

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On this week’s Neighborhood Spotlight, Drew Carpenter of the Keri Shull Team sat down with Scott Parker, one of the main names in Arlington’s restaurant scene.

Parker is an owner in many restaurants and small businesses around the various Arlington neighborhoods, including Don Tito’s, one of our favorite spots in Clarendon, and the fitness startup Bash Boxing. Today, we got the chance to speak with him about one of his most recent ventures, Bronson Bierhall.

Beer Halls are quickly gaining popularity in the United States, and for good reason — between hearty german food and delicious beer, there are few better ways to enjoy the company of friends. One thing that sets the best halls apart, however, is the authenticity. And Bronson Bierhall has authenticity in spades.

From the menu of traditional brats, schnitzels, pretzels and German brews to the iconic European interior design, Bronson exudes old-world charm from the moment you step inside. However, this atmosphere is not mere imitation — the team behind Bronson Bierhall researched and expertly crafted an experience that melds an authentic German pub character with a familiar American tone.

In addition to the German food and beer that bring many visitors to Bronson, you can find standard American pub fare on the menu. Popular options include the Bronson Nachos, unique burgers, and pulled chicken sliders atop delicious pretzel buns. With the beerhall’s vast menu of options, there’s something for everyone at Bronson.

Great Company, Great Experiences

With the traditional layout of bench-style seating, Bronson Bierhall is the perfect place to dine and drink with a group of friends — or make some new pals at a communal table! Many of the food options — such as the massive pretzels — can easily be shared amongst a group. This is a great way to explore Bronson’s unique menu while enjoying some time with your friends or family.

Outside of the hall itself, Bronson Bierhall still facilitates this communal spirit. Many of their most popular menu items are available through their catering service as platters that feed 25 people each. So if you are hosting an event and are looking for a unique, mouthwatering dining option, make sure to check out Bronson Bierhall’s catering options.

Their event services don’t stop at catering options, either. If you are hosting an event and want to take advantage of the beautiful, 6,000 square foot space of the beerhall itself, Bronson also has event-planning options that will ensure all of your guests are satisfied.

Happy Hour for Your Dog

On top of their everyday offers and guest-planned special events, Bronson Bierhall also hosts recurring events and happy hours. On the weekend, the beer garden becomes a concert venue hosting live music to enjoy while you sip on one of the myriad draughts. And each Monday, Bronson hosts their signature ‘Yappy Hour,’ a special happy hour where people bring their furry friends to enjoy the sights and sounds of Ballston.

In fact, Bronson Bierhall’s Happy Hour specials last for 4 hours each weekday, from 3-7 p.m. — so you don’t have to worry about missing a narrow window for the great deals on their food and drinks.

These awesome events, combined with the many entertainment options at Bronson, make the beerhall a great place to unwind after work or enjoy a relaxing day off. Patrons can spend time playing some of the patio games that dot the cavernous space, including cornhole, ping pong and shuffleboard.

An Unbeatable Location Right in the Heart of Ballston

Sitting just a few blocks from Ballston Quarter (home to other amazing eateries such as The Local Oyster and Punch Bowl Social) and the Ballston Metro Station, it’s hard to beat the amazing location of Bronson Bierhall.

The beer garden is right in the middle of one of the DMV’s most explosive neighborhoods — and Bronson shows the potential to become one of the main attractions for years to come. For anyone living in Arlington, make sure to add Bronson Bierhall to your list of amazing venues to keep an eye on!

If you’d like to see some more of our favorite places for food, drinks, and entertainment, make sure to check out our other Neighborhood Spotlights! And if you have a suggestion for what we should cover next, then leave a comment below and let us know!

Would you like to find your dream home in Ballston, learn where to live in D.C., or take care of any other real estate needs in the DMV? The expert agents of the Keri Shull Team are standing by to help you, so contact us today!

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Join the members of The Keri Shull Team as we take you on a tour of our 3 favorite restaurants in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington.

This area has a ton of different options for delicious food, and we want to show you some of the best dishes you can eat when you’re visiting or living in Arlington.

Are you already familiar with the food in Ballston? Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know where you like to eat in the comments below — we’d love to check it out!

Make sure to check out the rest of our Neighborhood Spotlights to find out some of our favorite places to eat, drink and have fun in the DMV. Leave a comment to let us know if you have any suggestions for where we should spotlight next!

Are you interested in moving to Ballston, one of the other Arlington neighborhoods, or anywhere else in the D.C. area? Well, The Keri Shull Team can help — we are the top-producing team in Northern Virginia and the DMV!

If you want to learn about how we can help you find your dream home and win it for a price that you’ll love, contact The Keri Shull Team today!

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Today, the Keri Shull Team’s expert real estate agent Anshul Palli introduces you to Palette 22, a unique dining experiment in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington.

At Palette 22, the line between food and art is nearly non-existent. The entire restaurant is brimming with an atmosphere of creativity that serves only to heighten the dining experience, while providing a unique work environment for the artists who practice their craft while you eat. Located in a gorgeous, Art Deco-inspired building in Shirlington, Palette 22 is an art lover’s dream. Every surface is designed to display art, food, or both to the most rigorous standards of beauty; the restaurant is both the Palette and the canvas for artists to share their creations.

Anshul took the chance to speak with Tom Demott, the Director of Operations for Palette 22, as well as the Danny Ahn, the Sous Chef of the eatery. Here’s what they had to say about the food and atmosphere of Palette 22:

The Menu 

It’s impossible to separate artistry from the cuisine of Palette 22. Each of the dishes is served with an immaculate presentation designed to create a complete sensory experience unlike any other. The menu consists primarily of small plates inspired by cultures from around the world, often given a unique spin.

When we asked about his favorite dishes, Demott suggested the grilled octopus, served atop a bed of purple potato hash and slathered with Aji amarillo, a Peruvian yellow chile sauce. For drinks, he pointed out the aptly-named Art on the Froth, a delicious concoction of Hendricks gin, house-made blueberry cordial and egg white foam. The expert mixologists stamp a custom decal into the foam, so even your cocktail is a work of art for all your senses.

Other menu favorites include the Bulgogi Beef, Korean-inspired slabs of beef served with gochujang chili paste and pickled vegetables. This mouth-watering dish perfectly balances sweetness, spice and umami to create an unbelievably delicious harmony of flavors.

The Atmosphere 

The first thing that you’ll notice about Palette 22, before you even cross the threshold, is the building itself — because the artistic focus of Palette 22 is apparent from the architecture alone. Located in The Village at Shirlington, the restaurant has distinctly Art Deco bones, updated with mid-century aesthetic finishes and stark industrial elements. KGA-Studio (formerly Beckmann Architects) crafted the interior to feature lots of clean lines and simple materials, turning the inside of Palette 22 into a blank canvas for the in-house artists.

It is these artists who most effectively set Palette 22 apart from any other culinary experience in the D.C. area. The restaurant features a unique Artist-in-Residence program, through which local artists get the opportunity to share their craft with guests. Rather than simply displaying final products, however, the artists at Palette 22 turn the eatery into a studio space, blurring the line between visual art and performance. With this unique program, the resident artists get the chance to personally engage with restaurant patrons while flexing their creativity, exposing their talents to the widest possible audience.

The Verdict

If you are looking for a new height of creativity in your dining experience, look no further than Palette 22, an artistic gem in the heart of Shirlington. Between the all-you-can-eat, globally-inspired food, the handcrafted artisanal cocktails, and the unbeatable atmosphere of creativity and artistic creation, Palette 22 offers a unique dining experience that will leave you ready to come back for seconds.

Make sure to check out the rest of our Neighborhood Spotlights — and let us know in the comments where we should check out next!

Do you want to live in Shirlington, or any of the other unique neighborhoods in the D.C. area? The dedicated experts of the Keri Shull Team are standing by to help!

We have the knowledge that you need to find and win your dream home — contact us today to learn more about how we can help! Just click here to get started.

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With their busy schedules of helping buyers and sellers get great prices on homes, our agents need the chance to blow off some steam — so why don’t you join them? They wanted to take some time today to show you two of our favorite places to have fun in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.

Ballston is full of hidden gems and amazing spots for revelers of all ages, and we wanted to take the chance to talk about a couple of them today!

What’s your favorite place to go for fun in Ballston? Let us know in the comments below — we’d love to check it out!!

Are you interested in moving to Ballston, another neighborhood in Arlington, or anywhere else in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia? The Keri Shull Team can help make sure you get a great price for the perfect home!

If you want to learn more about how we can help you find AND WIN your dream home, contact The Keri Shull Team today!

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Would you go for a swim  in a pool 250 feet in the air?

If you lived in one of these buildings, you could do that whenever you want!

Today, Donna Chong of the Keri Shull Team gives you a tour of four of the hottest condo buildings in the Ballston neighborhood. This area has some of the coolest highrises in the entire city, with tons of amazing amenities to make your dream home the best that it can be.

No matter what you are looking for in a luxury condo building, you are sure to find somewhere that is perfect for you in Ballston — or another of Arlington’s awesome neighborhoods!

Are you (or anyone you know) planning to move to Ballston, or any of the other unique neighborhoods in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia? Well, if you want to find out how we can help you find AND WIN the home of your dreams, contact The Keri Shull Team today!

Do you know anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the DMV? We’d love for you to introduce us! Click here to contact us today.

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Let us show you the best spots to eat in Clarendon!

Today, our team members take you on a culinary tour of the Clarendon neighborhood in Arlington, showing you 4 of our favorite eateries in the area. These awesome spots all offer tasty food and drink, and the variety of atmospheres means that you’ll surely find a place to suit your style, no matter what!

Did we miss your favorite place to eat in Clarendon? Let us know your favorite Clarendon restaurant in the comments — we’d love to check it out!

Are you interested in moving closer to some of this tasty fare? Contact The Keri Shull Team today to learn how we can help you find your dream home, for a price that you’ll love — whether it’s in Clarendon, or any of the other unique neighborhoods in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia!

Do you know anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the DMV? We’d love for you to introduce us! Click here to contact us today.

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Have you seen the heights of luxury living in Arlington? Let us show you the top places to live in Clarendon!

All of these condos offer the unique blend of urban and suburban living that comes with living in the D.C. area — it’s truly an environment unlike any other!

When you’re looking for a home, what are your “must-haves”? We’d love to hear from you, so let us know in the comments below!

Want to learn more about the best places to eat, play and live in Arlington? Check out the Keri Shull Team on YouTube to get the latest neighborhood guides!

Are you interested in moving to Clarendon, or any other unique neighborhood in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia? Contact The Keri Shull Team today to learn how we can help you find and win your dream home — for a price that you’ll love!

Do you know anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the DMV? We’d love for you to introduce us! Click here to contact us today.

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This week, join the expert agents of The Keri Shull Team as they walk you through some of their favorite places to have fun in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington.

With so many amazing things to do in Arlington, it can be hard to decide how to spend your free time! Normally, in our Neighborhood Spotlights, we showcase a specific restaurant or attraction… but today, we wanted to take you on a tour of some of our favorite Rosslyn activities!

1. Parks and outdoor activities

The D.C. metropolitan area is well-known for having plenty of beautiful, easily-accessible parks, and Rosslyn is no exception! One popular park is Theodore Roosevelt Island, which lies in the Potomac, between Arlington and the District of Columbia. Visitors to the Island can approach via a bridge from the Rosslyn side of the river. The most famous feature of Theodore Roosevelt Island is a monument to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States.

In addition to viewing the monument, visitors can observe the wildlife in the island’s wetlands or go canoeing on the Potomac. Finally, Theodore Roosevelt Island is home to miles of trails for walking, running and hiking. Visitors are encouraged to explore these paths at their leisure, or to join a ranger-led safari of the island.

For more information on Theodore Roosevelt Island, please visit the island’s listing on the National Park Service’s website. If you want to learn more about other parks in the area, check out the official list of parks and cultural attractions!

2. Get a bird’s eye view of the iconic D.C. Skyline

Located next to the entrance of the Rosslyn Metro stop, The View of DC is an observatory and event space with breathtaking vistas of the D.C. area. This gorgeous, glass solarium offers a complete 360-degree view of Arlington and the District from the top of Central Place Tower. Touch-screen informational displays sit in front of the massive panes of floor-to-ceiling glass, so that visitors can learn more about the rich history and culture beneath their feet.

There’s more to The View of DC than the titular panoramic spectacle, however. The venue offers a full selection of food and drink for purchase; there are few better ways to view a sunset than overlooking the D.C. skyline with a glass of champagne!

Though The View of DC formerly was open to paying ticket holders, they recently changed their admission model. Now, the observation deck serves primarily as a space for private events, though it is still open to the public on days when it is not reserved.

The View of DC no longer sells for admission — instead, all residents of Arlington have complimentary access to the stunning overlook at the top of the tower. Non-residents can also access the observation deck, but they must be in the company of an Arlington County Resident. If you would like to enjoy the sights offered by The View of DC, please plan to bring government-issued ID that indicates your status as an Arlington resident.

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For this Neighborhood Spotlight, we’re joining Sean Sneed of The Keri Shull Team as he gives us the rundown on Punch Bowl Social, a hot new spot for food, drinks and games in Arlington.

Originally founded in Denver, Colorado, Punch Bowl Social has expanded to include many locations across the country, each with its own unique theme in decor and menu. The Arlington location — which sits in the Ballston Quarter alongside some of our previous spotlights — is designed with a circus in mind.

Brett Ramsdell, the general manager of Arlington’s Punch Bowl Social, shed some light on this design choice. The team became fascinated by the “Great Elephant Escape” — an event that saw 4 elephants escaping from a traveling exhibit in 1906, in the area that is now known as Arlington. Though the elephants were eventually rounded up after several days, some managed to travel dozens of miles from their enclosures.

This circus theme is a perfect fit for the whimsical atmosphere inside Punch Bowl Social. With its bright lights and vast collection of games, Punch Bowl Social is a bastion of pure fun. Customers can pay to play table tennis, sing karaoke, or even go bowling inside the arcade, all while sipping on a signature cocktail.

For the retro-inclined, Punch Bowl Social also offers a traditional arcade experience of cabinet-mounted video games.

What’s more, Punch Bowl Social is also equipped with a full collection of classic and modern board games, all of which customers can play for free at their tables.

Punch Bowl Social doesn’t skimp on fun when it comes to food and drinks, either. Customers can enjoy any of the three signature punches — or the Punch of the Day — in a shareable bowl, true to the arcade’s name. For food, Ramsdell recommends the Knockoff Burger, a two-patty sandwich that’s designed to mimic an iconic fast food meal.

Don’t feel like drinking punch? That’s okay! Punch Bowl Social also boasts an enormous menu of wines, beers and mixed drinks, all made with the freshest possible ingredients. And if you’re worried about missing work tomorrow, don’t fret — the drink menu features an impressive collection of non-alcoholic beverages, made with the same craftsmanship as the stiffer stuff.

With so many options for artisan food, delicious cocktails and games for all ages, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to unwind after work than Punch Bowl Social.

Are you interested in living in Ballston, or any other of the unique neighborhoods in the D.C. Metro area? Contact The Keri Shull Team today to learn about how we can help you find your dream home — for a price you’ll love!

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