Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Virginia is for Valentine's Day - Where to find Romance in Herndon


Go Out This Valentine's Day






Valentine’s Day is a night where restaurants need to bring out their best in food, service, and the wow factor. When you are planning a special evening, it must be perfect.
My first choice would be Piero’s Corner in Franklin Farms, as they have a “rising star” in Chef Gian Piero Mazzi.
On Valentine’s Day they are serving a great appetizer—Crisp Mozzarella Croccante (think mozzarella-crunchy brittle, like almond brittle) and jumbo Lump Crab Brulee with capers and toasted bread for $12 (split this one, as you need to save room for the rest).Then split a salad (greens, grapes, walnuts and gorgonzola salad with their signature balsamic vinaigrette ($8). Then choose an entrĂ©e of the homemade Maine Lobster lasagna with red lipstick peppers (a sweet red pepper) with vodka cream sauce ($19).
Equally delicious is their filet mignon crusted with jumbo lump crab meat served atop mashed potatoes, with a cognac cream sauce ($22). Or, their fresh-roasted Alaskan halibut served with fresh thyme and lemon butter sauce with a tomato risotto is a great choice.
Save room for dessert, which is the best tiramisu I have ever had. With a glass of wine, this is a superb meal! Reservations are highly suggested; call 703-707-6400. Tell the waiter you read about this in Patch and you will get coupons for a return visit.
Next, consider a dinner at Outback Steakhouse in Herndon (150 Elden Street). For two people, $36.99 gets you a signature Bloomin’ Onion for an appetizer, two 9-oz. Outback Special steaks, your choice of soup or salad, plus another side. Dessert is one classic cheesecake to share. For $45.99 you can upgrade to two, 6-oz. filet mignons, and the rest of the special is the same. They also have more “specials” for $12.99 and under. Reservations are suggested. Call 703-318-0999.
Zeffirelli’s in Herndon (725 Pine St.) has an intimate Valentine's Day dinner for $65 per person. This is a very romantic restaurant, with crisp white-tablecloths, excellent service and soft lighting. Their special includes your choice of appetizer (includes salads), entrĂ©e and a dessert. What is remarkable is that their signature 16-oz. marinated prime veal chop is included on this Valentine’s Day menu (normally $45 on the regular menu). Reservations are highly suggested. Call 703-318-7000.
Finally, Clyde’s at Reston Town Center (11905 Market St.) has bottles of champagne at half price through Feb. 14. Many of their normal specials will have “heart-shaped” enhancements on Valentine’s Day. The real show stopper is their juicy, grilled 16-oz. prime rib will only be $19.95. Call to confirm availability, as they could sell out, at 703-787-6601. Reservations are highly suggested.

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport features a Romance Package that is ideal for a Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend.  The Dulles Romance Package includes:

  • Godiva Chocolates
  • Champagne
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Evening Reception with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Two Room Suite
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool

Call 703-464-0200 to make your date with romance  

or Click Here to reserve the Embassy Suites Dulles Airport Romance Package 


Picture of Valentine Heart for Embassy Suites Dulles Airport Romance Package


Monday, January 14, 2013

The Northern Virginia Gateway - Fairfax County Virginia

Attractions & Things to do in Reston, VA - FXVA

Fairfax County Virginia

Herndon and Reston VA attractions

from visitfairfax.com

Herndon and Reston VA offer a plethora of amenities and great things to do. In fact, Reston Virginia was actually the first post-war planned community in America, and now holds the title of "most populous city in Fairfax County." That being said, you won't be left without something to entertain you. But fret not, both of these cities still hold on to the small town charm they've always had. Take a look at the list below and find several activities that are sure to provide days of entertainment.
  • ArtSpace Herndon

    750 Center Street, Herndon, VA 20172
    ArtSpace Herndon is a community art gallery created and supported by art lovers in the greater Herndon area. ArtSpace Herndon is a gathering place to celebrate the arts, showcasing artwork and events …
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  • Council for the Arts of Herndon

    730 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20172
    CAH creates opportunities for local artists to showcase their talents, provides local arts programming, fosters the development of artists and audiences, and improves opportunities for people who have…
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  • 2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA 20171
    Frying Pan Farm Park recreates a time of great transition in rural America, from the 1920s to the 1940s, which included the advent of the tractor, the milking machine, mechanical bailers among many ad…
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  • Industrial Strength Theatre

    269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170
    Industrial Strength Theatre's Elden Street Players were founded in 1988 and have been committed to providing affordable, high-quality theatrical productions.  As a community theatre, our all…
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  • Jo Ann Rose Gallery

    1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190
    The Jo Ann Rose Gallery is located at the Lake Anne Village Center, the center of historic Reston. With its professional art exhibitions, adjacent warming kitchen (rented separately), and convenient a…
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  • 1609 Washington Plaza N., Reston, VA 20190
    Lake Anne Plaza is the historic “heart and soul” of Reston, Virginia and the center of local living in our community. Reminiscent of a European coastal village where people live, work and play, this …
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  • 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA 20190
    Lake Fairfax Park's 476 acres include an 18-acre lake, The Water Mine - an outdoor swimming pool enveloped by a lazy river, seasonal fishing, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, party areas, a carousel…
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  • 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190
    The Reston Museum offers walking tours, community exhibits and children’s workshops, and features a collection of materials related to Reston's history from 1965 to the present. These materials includ…
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  • Reston Town Center

    11900 Market St., Reston, VA 20190
    Reston Town Center combines elements of the ideal downtown: the vitality of an Italian piazza, the diversity of a French boulevard. Fountain Square serves as a beautiful centerpiece for the open air p…
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  • Reston Zoo

    1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA 22182
    A 30-acre, family-friendly zoo, the Reston Zoo’s “Zoofari” wagon rides take young and old to see zebras, antelope, bison, ostrich, and more. The zoo also features alligators, camels, a reptile house, …
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  • SkateQuest Ice Rink

    1800 Michael Faraday Ct., Reston, VA 20190
    SkateQuest Ice Rink’s main attraction is public skating sessions. Get out on the ice and join us!
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  • Woody's Golf Range

    11801 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, VA 20170
    Offering award-winning Miniature Golf (Perils of the Lost Jungle), a Driving Range with artificial and Bermuda Grass tees, Batting Cages and the ONLY PGA sanctioned driving range game (Ironmasters Cha…
    Read more.

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport is in the Heart of Fairfax County and close to the Main Attractions of Herndon and Reston, Virginia.

All guests of Embassy Suites Dulles Airport enjoy:

  • Free Cooked to Order Breakfast
  • Evening Reception with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Area Shuttle to Herndon and Reston attractions  in 3 mile radius of hotel
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool

or call

703-464-0200

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dulles Expo Center January 2013


Dulles Expo Center Schedule of Events


"Hours and Admission are Subject to Change for All Events.

January 5 - 6
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Saturday - 9am - 6pm
Sunday - 11am - 5pm
Admission:
$8.00 Adults, Good for
Both Days
D.C. Big Flea Market
On Sale: Period & Country Furniture to Collectibles of All Eras at Affordable Prices! Featuring Glassware, Jewelry, Silver, Primitives, Porcelain and Much More!!
Phone: 757.430.4735
Website: www.damorepromotions.com
January 11 - 13
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday - 12pm (noon) - 8pm
Saturday - 10am - 8pm
Sunday - 11am - 5pm
Admission:
$10.00 - Adults
Free for Kids 16 and under
26th Annual Washington Camping RV EXPO
RV dealers from 6 states will display the newest RVs from tent campers to luxury motor coaches. Find out about campgrounds, RV maintenance, insurance and financing.
Phone: 804.425.6556
Website: www.agievents.com
January 18 - 20
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday - 10am - 9pm
Saturday - 10am - 9pm
Sunday - 10am - 6pm
Admission:
$10.00 - Adults
$3.00 - Kids 6 to 12
Free for Kids 5 and under
Buy tickets online to avoid lines and for your best ticket deals!
Home and Remodeling Show
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Shop, Compare, See, Try and Buy!
The Home & Remodeling Show is the ONLY place for you to experience what's new in home related products and services, remodeling, renovation, decor, cool products and more. You'll have the opportunity to meet hundreds of experts and experience thousands of products and services.
Phone: 800.274.6948
Website: www.homeandremodelingshow.com
January 25 - 27
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Admission:
$10.00 Adults, Ages 12 & under free
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
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The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly features more than 300 of the nations most accomplished fine artists and craft designers offering their one-of-a-kind work in functional and decorative pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography, and fine art. The Festival also includes delicious gourmet foods for sampling and purchase, live music, interactive childrens entertainment, and live demonstrations by talented artists.
Phone: 800.210.9900
Website: www.sugarloafcrafts.com
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January 29
Location:
South Hall
Show Hours:
Tuesday 10am-3pm
Admission:
Free
Washington Post Career Fair
The local expert on local jobs.
Phone: 202.334.4100
Website: www.washingtonpost.com/recruit

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport 


Your Dulles Expo Center Hotel offering: 
  • Free cooked to order breakfast
  • Evening Reception with complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Free Area Shuttle Service
  • Two Room Suite
  • Fitness Center 
  • Indoor Pool
call: 703-464-0200