Support Local – Buy Local 

Steve has been spotlighting local businesses and giving them free promotion since the pandemic began. Almost all businesses are down in revenue and profit and in many cases as much as 80-90%. Steve’s goal is to give them free advertising and help them gain at least 1 new customer. It’s a small way we want to help out during this time. You can watch our interviews with these businesses on our YouTube channel. What is a small business that you know (restaurant, hair salon, retail store, etc) that has been greatly impacted during this time? Just text 202-359-2483 with their names/contact info.

Places to EAT:

Juke Box Diner: 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 (1950s-themed pick with neon lights & an oval counter, serving a range of American fare, plus shakes.)

Food Corner Kabob House: 7031 Little River Turnpike A, Annandale, VA 22003 (Quick-serve chain joint serving Afghan eats such as kebab platters in a basic, relaxed environment.)

Anthony’s Restaurant: 3000 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

The Block: 4221 John Marr Dr, Annandale, VA 22003 (Food hall offering various Asian eateries in an upbeat setup with a bar, sports on TV & weekend DJs.)

Pelicana Chicken: 4219 John Marr Dr, Annandale, VA 22003

Pho Cong Ly Noodle & Grill: 6920-I Bradlick Shopping Center, Annandale, VA 22003 (Laid-back kitchen in a strip mall offering pho, spring rolls & other traditional Vietnamese dishes.)

Taco Rock – Alexandria: 6550 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312

IndAroma: 6548 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312 (Modern bakery & cafe serving Indian food like biryanis, chaats, & entrees like curries & sabzis.)

SnoCream Company: 4221 John Marr Dr, Annandale, VA 22003 (Colorful dessert cafe serving up Taiwanese shaved ice, bubble tea, macarons & other treats)

Honey Pig BBQ: 7220-C, Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 (Freshly grilled BBQ & upbeat K-pop music keep the party going 24/7 at this hip Korean BBQ joint.)

Yechon Korean Restaurant: 4121 Hummer Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 (Japanese-Korean dishes from barbecue & sushi to banchan (pre-meal snacks) served 24 hours a day.)

Places to DRINK:

Cameron’s Coffee: 9639 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Non-profit café run by everyone can work offering coffee, breakfast, chocolate & other sweet treats)

Foundations Coffee: 9650 Main St #46, Fairfax, VA 22031

Shilla Bakery & Café (Annandale): 7039 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 (Asian sweets, plus French pastries, ice cream, coffee & bubble tea are on offer at this bakery/café.)

Breeze Bakery Café: 4125 Hummer Rd, Annandale, VA 22003 (Small confectionery selling made-to-order birthday cakes, boxes of chocolates & pastries.)

Settle Down Brewery: 2822 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042(Passionate about providing discriminating Craft Beer consumers with an approachable selection of high-quality specialty craft beers and seasonal varietals.)

Port City: 3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Industrial brewery offers a tasting room with house made draft beers & public tours, Thursday-Sunday.)

Places to WALK & EXERCISE:

Burke Lake Park

Lake Accotink Park

Gold’s Gym

PR Performance Fitness

Places to SWIM:

Camelot

Wakefield

Mantua

Truro

Annandale

Racquet and Swim

SHRA

Forest Hollow

Edsall Park

Places of EDUCATION:

Mantua Elementary School

Frost Middle School

Woodson High School

Annandale High School

Places of EMERGENCY:

Annandale Fire Department: (703) 941-1328

Annandale Police Department: (The mission of the Annandale Police Department, MN, is to provide quality police service to our community)

Places for HEALTH:

Annandale Eye Care

Annandale Dentist

INOVA Clinic

Places to VISIT:

Pro Computers Annandale: 6675 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

The Quilters Studio Fairfax: 9600 Main St L, Fairfax, VA 22031 (The Quilters Studio is a friendly neighborhood fabric store located in Fairfax, Virginia.)

Annandale Farmers Market: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Eminence Jeweler: 9520 Main St. Fairfax, VA 22031

Places to SUPPORT:

Food For Others: 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031(Local food drive collecting food for those in need.)

Kids Give Back: (Volunteer opportunities for your kids!)

ACCA: 7200 Columbia Pike #2, Annandale, VA 22003 (ACCA is the national trade association)

Taste of Annandale: (The Taste of Annandale is a joint effort of the all-volunteer)

The Annandale Blog: (Read all about the great things happening in Annandale)

 

May 19, 2020
Weiler’s Lawn and Landscaping in Northern Virginia

Interviewing Will Weiler owner and founder of Weiler’s Lawn and Landscaping started in 1981. They are doing a heavy clean up around our community pool. Weiler’s has been in business for 40 years servicing Northern VA. They are high end, high quality, landscape, design, installation, and property maintenance.

 

May 14, 2020
An interview with Michael Chebat, Owner of Layla’s Lebanese Restaurant in Woodbridge VA

Interviewing the maker of the BEST garlic whip east of the Mississippi 🙂 Michael Chebat of Layla’s Lebanese Restaurant, which is consistently ranked as one of the Top 50 Restaurants in Northern VA.

 

May 13, 2020
Where Coffee Meets Community in Vienna VA

Interviewing Michael Amouri, Owner of Caffe Amouri. Still making coffee and making a difference in Vienna.

 

May 13, 2020
Crepes & Karak Cafe in Vienna VA

Promoting local businesses. Today interviewing the owner of Crepes & Karak Cafe, Ashraf Hamid. They are America’s First Karak Shop!

 

May 5, 2020
Anthony’s Restaurant Falls Church VA

Anthony’s Restaurant has been serving Falls Church and the surrounding communities since 1972. They are located at the corner of Annandale Rd and Rt 50. They always provide a family atmosphere and great food!

 

April 28, 2020
Pro Computers Annandale VA

Chafik has taken care of my business and personal computing needs for years! I cannot recommend him enough. Not only that but he surprisingly made a mask for me to replace my cloth one. Call Chafik 7039418830 for all of your computer, printing, hardware, software, etc. needs.

 

April 24, 2020
The Quilters Studio Fairfax VA

An interview with Kathye Gillette owner of The Quilters Studio in Fairfax, Virginia. During this time it is so important to support local small businesses.

  • Steve’s method of selling houses works exceedingly well. Our house sold in less than three hours on the market at above asking price, After moving to Florida and having physically visited almost 20 houses and looked at least 40 odd more on the internet, I cannot stress enough the importance of Steve’s insistence on staging, good painting, using a professional photographer and improving the tiniest detail of one’s home. It will in my opinion guarantee excellent results. We saw too many homes which did not meet those standards and we duly passed them over.

    - Bob and Astrid, Annandale, VA

  • It is clear how much Steve cares about his clients and his profession. He was always available and went out of his way to perform with excellence. He has attention to detail and explains everything well.”

    - Katherine T, Alexandria, VA

  • Steve had a masterful approach of researching the market, determining the right position, creating the perfect feel (key!), designing a critical marketing plan, and seamlessly negotiating on our behalf. All of this made us stand out in the market, which made all the difference. The word that comes to mind is excellent and we would definitely recommend Steve.

    - Andy and Kim, Ashburn, VA

  • He really works tirelessly and consistently with his clients to meet their needs. Without him, my condo would probably still be sitting on the market.

    - Sarita J, Falls Church, VA

  • Accessible, action oriented, got things done. Focused on meeting my needs and getting the house sold. I always knew you were looking out for my best interests.  

    - Alex Q, Annandale, VA

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