The George WINS Best Rehab Project!

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From an outdated office building to The George, all in 15 months.

“Sure, why not: Build an urban-style building in the close-in suburbs by first retrofitting a five-story, outdated, late “Mad Men”-era office building. And oh, by the way: Put another seven stories on top and turn the 45-year-old place into some sleek hipster apartments. And one more thing: Make it LEED Silver-certified.” – Bob Neidt, Washington Business Journal

Read the full story and watch the video here on how The George came to be and why it won Best Rehab Project!

 

Sky High Wheaton Living

Up, up and away…on our rooftop! I love it up here. I just saw the partial solar eclipse last night, while grilling a couple fillets I got at the grocery store (ONLY a block away).

Just last week, before it turned burrrrrrr, I had my friends over to have a bottle of wine and hung by the water+fire pit. It’s totally awesome. In a nut shell, it’s fire floating on water.

Okay, so you’re saying it’s getting cold, but they have an inside area too! There are expansive views from the gym to the indoor lounge area. It’s really quite perfect. Oh, and last Sunday I had a few of my best buds over to watch the game on one of the many TVs.

If you’re one of my neighbors you’ve probably been up here and love it as much as I do. Not my neighbor? Then get over here already and see what you’re missing.

“Please won’t you be my neighbor?”

-G

Kick-Off Your Weekend in Wheaton

Talk about sports, I dig ’em.  From the Nats to the Caps and even D.C. United there are a ton of sports teams to root for in our part of town.

When I’m not hanging in our rooftop lounge catching the games, I’m at The Limerick Pub watching the play-by-play and taking advantage of their weekly specials.  Oh, and all day on Football Sunday they have tons of deals to celebrate the sport we love. GO SKINS!  With $3.00-$5.00 drafts, wing deals and more, you won’t leave thirsty or hungry.

We also HAVE TO mention their Sunday brunch.  It’s yummy!  Also, they have a mean Bloody Mary that you have to try.  I mean, why not get there early enough to snag brunch and stay for the games?  That sounds like paradise to me.

Lastly, this is no regular watering hole; they have special events all month long!  Check them out on their event page.

Until next time – ROOT! ROOT! ROOT FOR THE HOOOOOOOOOME TEAM!

 

-G

 

 

Trucktoberfest Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Some of the DMV’s favorite food trucks head to Wheaton this month to dish out the region’s tastiest treats at the Trucktoberfest food truck and craft beer festival. Trucktoberfest is noon to 7 pm Saturday, Sep. 27, at Wheaton Triangle (Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue). The free festival features

  • DMV Food Trucks,
  • Craft Beer Garden by The Limerick Pub,
  • Live Music on The Exchange Soundstage, and
  • Kid Zone

Trucktoberfest is organized by the DMV Food Truck Association and Wheaton Urban District. “It’s great to be working again with the Wheaton Urban District to host this delicious community festival,” said Che Ruddell-Tabisola, Executive Director of the DMV Food Truck Association. “With the addition of live music this year is going to be even bigger and better!”

Live Music on The Exchange Soundstage:

  • Kickoman
  • Flex Matthews
  • Trevor Martin
  • Magnetar Flares
  • the Very Small

“The Wheaton Urban District is excited to partner once again with the DMV Food Truck Association’s Trucktoberfest,” said Sidney Cooper, Marketing & Events Manager of the Wheaton Urban District. “The event was a huge success last year, and it is a welcomed community event in downtown Wheaton.”

There’s Tons to Woof About Wheaton

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What does the city of Wheaton have in common with The George? Give up?  They both love furry four-legged friends.

My community allows dogs with no weight limit.*  How cool is that?!

Love outdoorsy stuff?  Wheaton regional Park is close-by and just happens to have a half-acre dog park for the pooch.  Now we know the pup can get a little dirty running around with all her/his new friends and all, so there’s also a pet wash station at The George to help with the clean-up before heading back to the apartment.

Plus we’re literally down the street from Kindness Animal Hospital, which will love your pet almost as much as you do!  From emergency services to yearly checkups, even acupuncture and more – for your furry friend, you’ll have everything for your pet close to home. Check out their website, where new patients can get 25% off their first visit.

 

Stay pawsitive, peeps!

-G

 

*Breed restrictions apply.

You Have to Thai (Sorry – TRY) This

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Here I am – looking for a restaurant in walking distance from our community and I come upon Nava Thai.

O. M. G!

Guys, it’s delicious. Like, more than delicious…hmmm…extraordinary.  Yes, that’s it, extraordinary.

After being seated, my server took my order.  I ordered the Sizzling Pan Fried Beef for an appetizer. The sauce that comes with this dish is yummy as all get out. The menu says, “…spicy and sour sauce..,” but I swear it’s so much more than that.

For the main course, I ordered their Pad Thai.  In addition to the traditional Pad Thai, their dish also included shrimp (without any upcharge – cha-ching).  Anywho, this dish was as massive as it was good. I literally could not finish it, but I sure did the next day for lunch!

I’m making it my mission to be able to get dessert next time, even if I’m just as full. Word is that their Sweet Sticky Rice and Mango is delish, along with their Coconut Custard Cake.  Actually, maybe I’ll just go back right now…

…shoot, I wanted to tell you the other places I’ve been eyeing (once I can button my pants again). In case you make it there before me, let me know how it was in the comments below!  So, Full Key Restaurant, Mi La Cay and Nick’s Diner are my “next ups.”

 

-G

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