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Stay Arlington: Ballston

Ballston, Arlington's epicenter for discovery, brings a dynamic mix of business and leisure.

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Casita Declared Restaurant Challenge Winner as Albisu Withdraws

The Ballston Business Improvement District’s Restaurant Challenge is over before its long-promoted “Top Chef”-style cookoff could begin.

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Ballston Trees Cut Down for Landscape Improvements

More than a dozen trees that lined the median of Fairfax Drive in Ballston were chopped down this weekend to make room for a new landscaping project.

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Albisu Pulls Out of Ballston Restaurant Competition

And then there was one.

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Victor Albisu pulls out of Ballston restaurant competition

Chef Victor Albisu, one of the finalists in the Ballston Business Improvement District’s restaurant incubator challenge, has pulled out of the competition just two days before its grand finale

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Ladies Not Waiting

The women leading Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City's business improvement districts aren't sitting idly as Metropolitan Washington's development rolls on.

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Who Deserves a Free Restaurant?

After serving hundreds of bites at Taste of Arlington on May 18, eight Ballston BID Restaurant Challenge semi-finalists plated the most important dish of all—the one that comes with an 11-year lease with 12 months of free rent.

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27th Annual Taste of Arlington

Thousands of residents and visitors strolled up and down Wilson Boulevard on Sunday, May 18, enjoying samples of food and beverages offered by 46 local restaurants and 13 breweries at the annual Taste of Arlington in Ballston Commons.

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Ballston will either get a Mexican or Spanish restaurant after BID competition

Coming soon to Ballston: either a Mexican cantina and taco restaurant or a Spanish cuisine restaurant featuring dishes that are larger and heartier than typical tapas fare.

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Taste of Arlington Sets Attendance Record

More than 40,000 attendees — a record — flooded the streets of Ballston Sunday afternoon for sunshine and lots of food and drink during Taste of Arlington.

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