Alyssa Recommends!


Bites & Sips

Whitlow's On Wilson -
A fantastic place to grab a burger and a beer.

Boulevard Wood Grill -
Great American food, from ribs to fresh seafood.

The Iota Club & Cafe -
Great little joint to grab a bite to eat and catch a show. Fantastic open mic night on Wednesdays.

Me Jana Fine Lebanese Cuisine -
Fantastic Lebanese cuisine in a wonderful setting.

The Liberty Tavern -
Great happy hours, smart and delicious neighborhood dining!

Artisan Confections -
Absolutely divine chocolate confections handmade and delicious!



The Java Shack -
Great community coffee shop, oriented around sustainability and green practices.

Bakeshop -
A new addition to the Clarendon neighborhood, the Bakeshop offers something to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone.


What's Going On? Ways to Keep In Touch

The DCist blog -
Great reviews about restaurants in and around the DC area, commentary on the happenings of the area, and plenty of contributors!

Beyond DC Blog -
Great commentary on the inner-workings of DC.

Arlington Now -
Where to find the most current Arlington news stories.


Fun Places to Shop

Wylie Wags -
Fun dog toys and organic dog food!

KinderHaus -
Awesome toy store! Reminiscent of old toy stores, books, games, and more!


School Days

Arlington County Public Schools
For all information on schools in the area, features parent and student resources.

Alexandria City Public Schools -
For all information on schools in Alexandria.

Washington DC Public Schools -
For all information on schools in Washington DC.