Monthly Archive: March 2014

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Mike’s American Grill in Springfield Brings the Beef

Mike’s American Grill in Springfield, part of the Great American Restaurant conglomerate that “operates 11 high volume, upscale casual restaurants in the Northern Virginia market as well as an artisan bakery, Best Buns Bread Company,” seems to be a pretty...

Views from a rooftop in , sunset,Washington, DC

Takoma: hip and urban, but not pricey

By Maria Geist If you’re young and you like funky and quirky, Takoma is the place for you. If you take cabs instead of buses and you don’t thoroughly enjoy the mingling of cooking smells from many different countries, you...

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Cavaliers in the Sweet 16 for the First Time Since 1995

They’re not exactly in the metro area, but because the University of Virginia is not too far away, The Washington Post lists them as local (it could have something to do with the fact that UVA is the state’s flagship...

Blossom Kite Festival

Go Fly a Kite This Month on the National Mall

There’s a hobby for everyone. Today, in honor of National Kite Month (well, it runs from March 29 to May 4) we’ll feature one that, in today’s land of smart-everything, you may’ve forgotten about. But we at ApartmentShowcase.com haven’t. It’s...

Pumpkinville in Leesburg

6 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Leesburg

Great places to live. We have such an abundance of them in the Washington, D.C., metro area that there’s almost too many to count. And today’s entry, Leesburg, the seat of fast-growing Loudoun County, is another regional gem. Founded a...

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Apartment Tips: 3 Rules for New Renters

I’ve lived in several apartments over the years — some in complexes and some in historic homes — and I’ve learned a few lessons about apartment life that should prove helpful to most residents, especially first-time renters. 1. Stock up...

Blossom Kite Festival

Cherry Blossom Fever Invades D.C. Once Again

“The nation’s greatest springtime celebration” is upon us once again from March 20 to April 13: the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s a celebration of both spring and our nation’s friendship with Japan. The festival has quite a history, which...