• Bozzuto Beat Blog

    At Bozzuto, we've been creating extraordinary communities for more than two decades. We've come to know many of our cities' secrets. You could even say we're obsessed with the neighborhoods where we live. And we want to share this insider info with you - destinations such as that Zagat-rated restaurant where only the locals eat, the hidden bookstore gem or the bar with the world's best Bloody Mary. Tell us your city's secrets and let's explore together.

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Why We Bozzuto: A Celebration of Women in Construction

Why We Bozzuto: A Celebration of Women in Construction

Many of the women on the Bozzuto construction team recently got together at a restaurant near our Greenbelt, MD headquarters for the first-ever “Bozzuto Construction Company Ladies Midday Mingle,” an event planned by the women on the construction team, and dedicated to the women in the industry. The ladies enjoyed lunch as they caught-up with… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Help Pave Successful Career Paths

Why We Bozzuto: Help Pave Successful Career Paths

Meet Michelle R. and Jenny D., members of the Bozzuto Construction Company team. Though they each play a different role—Michelle a talent recruiter and Jenny a preconstruction manager—they share similar experiences as influential career women. These commonalities recently brought Michelle and Jenny together at an event that encouraged young girls to finish school, pursue higher… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Collecting Backpacks For Children

Why We Bozzuto: Collecting Backpacks For Children

In July, the Bozzuto Charitable Actions Responsive Employees (CARE) Team* led a company-wide backpack collection effort to support HomeAid of Northern Virginia in their Annual Backpack Drive for children currently living in regional shelters. Eager to make a child’s first day of school a special one, Bozzuto employee’s actively participated in the cause by donating… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: My Experience As An Intern

Why We Bozzuto: My Experience As An Intern

Meet Maty D., an onsite summer intern at a Bozzuto managed property in Washington, DC. Maty joined the rest of the 2015 Bozzuto interns at So Others Might Eat (SOME) last week for community service, followed by a company intern workshop. Her response to both events was so positive, we asked her to tell us… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Team of Teams, Interview with General Stanley McChrystal

Why We Bozzuto: Team of Teams, Interview with General Stanley McChrystal

More than 100 Bozzuto employees gathered at the Greenbelt Marriott on Monday, July 20, 2015 to see Toby Bozzuto moderate an engaging and thought-provoking discussion with General Stanley McChrystal (Co-founder and Partner, McChrystal Group and Retired Four Star General). We were honored that General McChrystal could spend the afternoon with us, and more importantly, share… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Our Core Values – Through the Eyes of an Intern

Why We Bozzuto: Our Core Values – Through the Eyes of an Intern

Meet Anjum H., a 2015 Bozzuto summer intern. Anjum and her fellow interns recently participated in back-to-back events, specifically designed to address two of Bozzuto’s four core values: Perfection as a goal worth pursuing and Concern for the communities we touch. Anjum was so enthusiastic about her experience, we asked her to share. Anjum reflects on… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto-Happy Graduation Maintenance Interns

Why We Bozzuto: Happy Graduation, Maintenance Interns

Congratulations to our first cohort of interns who graduated last week from the new Bozzuto Maintenance Internship Program, introduced this past May. The five interns, all graduates of the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) Program at Montgomery College, successfully completed the eight-week program, which consisted of two rotations: four weeks at a garden-style community… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Volunteer As Career Mentors

Meet Lexie G., Regional Portfolio Manager at Bozzuto… As an accomplished professional and a mother, Lexie feels strongly about providing our youth with the tools and education needed to make well-informed career choices for a successful and happy future. So it’s no surprise she jumped on a recent opportunity to volunteer with coworker Carly E…. (Continue reading)

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Share Your Summer Stories With #MyBozzutoSummer

Every summer has a story. Whether it is building sand castles on the beach, watching your favorite baseball team, hosting a unique cookout, traveling to a distant part of the world, or taking time off to volunteer for a cause, we want to celebrate and share your stories this summer season. Share your best summer… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: My First Day As An Intern

Meet Josh M., a Penn State student and one of the four interns working with the Bozzuto construction team this summer. Josh was so thrilled with his first day onsite that he documented his experience, which he has so kindly invited us to share! Josh describes day one of his internship… First thing Monday morning… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Welcome To Our World, Interns!

Why We Bozzuto: Welcome To Our World, Interns!

It never officially feels like summer here at Bozzuto without our interns… so last week we were more than happy to welcome our largest group of interns ever for 12 exciting weeks of hands-on learning! This year’s application and interview process was highly competitive with 500+ students expressing interest in Bozzuto internship opportunities. After much… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Inside A Regional Portfolio Manager’s Workday

Why We Bozzuto: Inside A Regional Portfolio Manager’s Workday

Meet Rebekah R., Recruiter at Bozzuto… In quest of fresh perspectives to support her onsite staffing efforts, Rebekah recently spent a day with her coworker Megan P., a Regional Portfolio Manager. While shadowing Megan and her team, Rebekah gained a better understanding of the qualifications unique to the success of Bozzuto employees working onsite at… (Continue reading)

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Be EXTRAordinary with #BozzutoEXTRAS

At Bozzuto, our number one priority is to ensure that your living experience goes beyond ordinary, and goes far into the extraordinary. Whether it’s that glistening swimming pool, the fun events, or the people who make your experience’s incredible, we’ll do everything that we can to make it happen. If it’s one thing we can’t… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Share Our Knowledge

Why We Bozzuto: Share Our Knowledge

Meet Betsy G., Senior Recruiter at Bozzuto… Betsy was a Spanish major in college, and so a career that encourages the use of her bilingual skills is important to her. While she finds many opportunities to translate communications to and from Spanish as a full-time member of the human resources team at Bozzuto, Betsy decided to… (Continue reading)

Value Creation Through Experiential Design

Why We Bozzuto: Value Creation Through Experiential Design

On April 30th, Bozzuto President Toby Bozzuto joined Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate for its final Distinguished Speaker Series of the 2015 spring semester. The series invites leading figures from across the industry to share insights, discuss important issues and developments in their fields, and talk about current projects and the career paths… (Continue reading)

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Welcome to BozzutoListens.com

Earlier this month, J Turner Research announced Bozzuto as the #1 Multifamily Manager for Online Reputation making our residents the happiest residents in the entire country. When it comes to extraordinary service, we know it starts with the ability to listen, then thoughtfully respond. Day in and day out we’re aiming for great. We need… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Military Spouse Appreciation

May 8th was Military Spouse Appreciation Day and we were delighted to be invited to the 2015 Military Spouse of the Year Award event which took place at Fort Myer Officers’ Club at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. We were humbled by the moving stories, tremendous contributions, and heartfelt sacrifices each of the award winners and nominees… (Continue reading)

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Harvard Real Estate Journal Taps Toby Bozzuto as Guest Reviewer

If real estate follows a basis of standardization, and innovation is naturally disruptive, what is innovation in real estate? The 2015 Harvard Journal of Real Estate takes aim at those questions.  This year’s Journal features 11 authors from programs across Harvard University, each with distinct approaches to the various facets of the real estate industry…. (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Opening Doors of Opportunity

Why We Bozzuto: Opening Doors of Opportunity

After a year of planning and coordination with Montgomery County Community College, next week we are kicking off our first-ever BMC Maintenance Internship Program. Our six interns will start on Monday, May 11th. Bozzuto’s Recruiting team and Learning and Development team joined forces to present this highly anticipated opportunity to the spring students of the Certificate… (Continue reading)

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#BeTheGreen Recap and Winner Announced

In honor of Earth Month, we devoted the entire month of April to living a more sustainable lifestyle. We knew we couldn’t do it alone, so we asked our communities, our friends, our families, and our followers to help us out and share tips and tricks on ways that we can all contribute to living… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Just Lighten Up! [VIDEO]

We may be heavy hitters in the real estate industry but upwards of 40 Bozzuto corporate employees decided to lighten up by shedding over 300 pounds in our first corporate fitness challenge. The Challenge The “Bozzuto Fitness Challenge” encouraged employees to kick off the New Year by gaining healthy habits and losing some unwanted pounds…. (Continue reading)

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Support Local, Share Local, #BozzutoLocal

Local businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhood, the spine of the local economy and the soul of our town. Which is exactly why, in honor of National Business Month, we’re spending the entire month of May celebrating all the local small businesses that contribute to making each of our communities a fun and thriving… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Beyond the Call of Duty [VIDEO]

Meet Bonnie S., Concierge Team Lead at Bozzuto… Be it colleagues or residents, Bonnie never thinks twice about going the extra mile for others. A true testament to Bonnie’s compassion is her eagerness to help coworkers advance in their careers; the reward of which is the sincere happiness she gleans from their success. It doesn’t… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Work. Live. Love. [VIDEO]

Meet Vikki S., Resident Concierge at Bozzuto… With an authentic passion for helping others, Vikki has never grown tired of her concierge role. Instead, she looks forward to each day and the unique opportunities to care for the amazing group of residents she has connected with in her community. A concierge, and a Bozzuto resident,… (Continue reading)

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“O Say Can You Sing” Anthem House Competition

So you think you can sing? Well, now’s your chance to prove it by entering the “Oh Say Can You Sing” singing competition! We’re looking for the best and most unique rendition of our National Anthem, sung by an undiscovered talent, to perform at the Anthem House Groundbreaking Ceremony in Locust Point on Monday, April… (Continue reading)

Whats Your Passion

Why We Bozzuto: Many People|One Bozzuto

We recently asked our employees to share what inspires them outside of work, and the response was amazing! We received hundreds of images capturing the essence of their unique personalities and individualism—from climbing mountains to fighting fires and serving our country on the weekends. We think this is quite special and a big contributor to… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Women Who Influence At Bozzuto

On the heels of Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize a few of the tremendous female leaders and role models we have right here at Bozzuto. Julie Smith, Jamie Gorski, and Stephanie Williams are outstanding examples of the many women at Bozzuto, who influence—by way of passion, drive, and creativity (to name a… (Continue reading)

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Be The Change, Be The Green

At Bozzuto, we’re committed to leaving this planet better than we found it. Whether it’s a LEED-certified building, electric vehicle charging stations, community bike share or an awesome recycling program, sustainable business practices dictate our approach in every project we touch. We also know that if we want to make a difference, we can’t do… (Continue reading)

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Our Favorite Twitter Moments From #2015BMA

Last night was The 2015 Bozzuto Management Awards, and just like in years past, this years event didn’t disappoint. In case you couldn’t be there to help us celebrate, here are some of our favorite Tweets from the event. Enjoy! #2015BMA pre-game! @nancygoldsmith @StevenFretwell @Lynn_with_no_e @Bozzuto pic.twitter.com/RttOe3XqFD — Chad Cooley (@chadacooley) March 12, 2015 #2015BMA… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Boston Apartment Community of the Week: The Residences at Rivers Edge

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Philly: The Pub Crawler’s Guide to Happiness

It’s that time again, Philadelphians! Time to hold steadfast to traditional pastimes and pay tribute to the values of our ancestors; time to embrace culture whether you’re from Ireland or anywhere else around the globe. It’s time for a colorful celebration complete with shamrock shakes and minty green beer. In a nutshell, it’s time to… (Continue reading)

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Watch The Live Video Stream of The 2015 Bozzuto Management Awards with Meerkat

At last year’s Bozzuto Management Awards, all of us at Bozzuto came together to achieve something that no other company within our industry has ever done before. Last year, we became the first to ever trend on Twitter organically. This collective effort was a proud moment for all of us that resulted in being talked… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Washington, D.C. Apartment Community of the Week: The Kenmore Apartments

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Bozzuto’s Virginia Apartment Community of the Week: The Residences at The Market Common

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Bozzuto’s Maryland Apartment Community of the Week: Mariner Bay at Annapolis Towne Centre

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Chinatown vs. the Seaport: Finding an Apartment in Boston

March 9, 2015
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Boston has evolved greatly over the last several years, with old neighborhoods like Chinatown getting reinvigorated and new neighborhoods like the Seaport springing up. Boston’s Chinatown is full of small streets bursting with life and its proximity to the rest of downtown means you’re never far away from the action of the city. Likewise, the… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Boston Apartment Community of the Week: Watertown Mews

March 6, 2015
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When The Weather Gets Rough, We Don’t Just Snow Day – We #BozzutoSnowDay

At Bozzuto, whether it’s 6 inches, 12 inches, or even 105.7 inches of snow (we’re looking at you, Boston), we’re not going to let a little weather get in the way of giving our residents the best living experience we can. In fact, snow days are some of the most fun days we have each… (Continue reading)

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Quiz: What City in Maryland Should You Live In?

March 5, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Maryland

If you already know that you know you love blue crabs and orioles, then you probably already know that Maryland is the place for you. However, figuring out which city in this amazing state that will best fit your glowing personality and unique lifestyle is never easy. Take this quiz to find out which part of… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Washington, D.C. Apartment Community of the Week: The Woodley

March 4, 2015
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Enhancing Lives One Lease at a Time

March 4, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Bozzuto Living

When you’re searching for a rental, are you instinctively setting your expectations a little low? Are you simply checking boxes for the bare minimum, or are you really taking into consideration the life you want to be living? Even if you’re not in the market to buy, you still deserve to rest your weary bones… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Virginia Apartment Community of the Week: Concord Crystal City Apartments

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How To Find The Perfect New York Apartment

March 3, 2015
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Living in New York City isn’t something many people regret. It’s a city of hustle and high energy, with a million different ways to live a life. But whether you’re making a fresh start or just looking to upgrade your current digs, you know that where in the city you live will influence your lifestyle…. (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Maryland Apartment Community of the Week: Mallory Square

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How to Live Green (Without Spending a Lot of Green)

March 2, 2015
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If you want to be more eco-friendly at home it’s easier now than ever before. In fact, it’s a lot cheaper, too! Besides the usual additions of solar paneling, sustainable wood flooring, and nontoxic paints, experts say that simple changes in your everyday life are all it takes to make your home a healthier, safer,… (Continue reading)

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Show Your Spirit With The #BozzutoMadness Tournament Challenge!

To many, March is the time of year when things really start to get serious. It’s a special time of year when the finger foods are endless and 10 people to a couch is the minimum, because everyone should have a front row seat. It’s a time when you show up to watch the game… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Virginia Apartment Community of the Week: Arcadia Run

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Living a “Scandal”-ous Life in Washington, D.C.

February 26, 2015
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High-powered publicist—the President is her client, after all—Olivia Pope of hit TV show Scandal and you each have just one thing in common: you both call Washington, D.C. home. If you’re a fan of the program or just need to experience your city through a different lens, may we suggest a Scandal-esque tour? We’ve imagined… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Maryland Apartment Community of the Week: The Whitney at Bethesda Theatre

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Bozzuto’s CMO Jamie Gorski Helps Ring Wall Street’s Opening Bell

Bozzuto’s very own Chief Marketing Officer Jamie Gorski, along with other members of Zillow’s 2015 Multifamily Rentals Advisory Board, gathered this week to help get the NASDAQ trading day started on Wall Street.   Zillow’s Multifamily Advisory Board is comprised of the top leaders in the multifamily industry. Along with members of Zillow’s executive and… (Continue reading)

Welcome to Chicago

Hello Chicago!

February 25, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Chicago, Illinois

As a blue-eyed baby from Hoboken once said, “Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues in Chicago.” If a devoted New Yorker like Frank could be this proud to sing praises for the Windy City, there could be no better place for Bozzuto to plant some Midwestern roots. The Bozzuto Group is ecstatic to… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Washington, D.C. Apartment Community of the Week: 7th Flats

February 24, 2015
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How To Maximize Space In Your Apartment

February 24, 2015
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Apartment dwelling has its perks: you have your own space without all the responsibilities (or expenses) of home ownership, and chances are you’re located in a hip part of town where you’re within walking distance of many great shops, restaurants and bars. Plus, if you’re living in a Bozzuto apartment, you also have access to… (Continue reading)

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Quiznos: Where Lodge at Seven Oaks Residents Pick Up Subs for Lunch

August 27, 2015
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Having lunch at a reliable sandwich shop is always a welcome pick-me-up, and many Yelp reviewers say that Quiznos at Seven Oaks Shopping Center is the place to go for a reliable sandwich. Hearty eaters at Lodge at Seven Oaks can order one of the giant steak and cheddar subs, or choose to chow down… (Continue reading)

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Craving Froyo, The Fenestra Residents? Try Something Sweet at Berrycup!

Many people love frozen yogurt for its tasty, refreshing flavors and its low-fat appeal, and Berrycup is one of the best places to get a froyo fix near The Fenestra. This colorful and modern frozen yogurt shop is conveniently located in between two popular restaurants, so it makes a great stop for dessert after a… (Continue reading)

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Stonington Farm Dessert Lovers: Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at Sweet Pea Ice Cream in Doylestown

August 27, 2015
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With a charming, old-fashioned appeal and a friendly atmosphere, Sweet Pea Ice Cream is one of the sweetest shops in town! This Doylestown ice cream shop serves up large scoops of freshly made ice creams made with real ingredients like buttermilk, fresh fruit, and all-natural chocolate. You’ll find delicious classics like vanilla, fresh strawberry, and… (Continue reading)

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Great Seneca Stream Valley Park: Get in Touch with Nature Near The Pinnacle at Town Center

August 27, 2015
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The next time you feel the urge to get back to nature without venturing too far from The Pinnacle at Town Center, consider heading to Great Seneca Stream Valley Park, which stretches for nearly 8 miles along Seneca Creek through Germantown. Park paths meander alongside the creek itself, of course, as well as through woodlands… (Continue reading)

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White Marsh Mall: Shop ‘Til You Drop Near Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads

August 27, 2015
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Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads

Spending the day at White Marsh Mall is a popular way for many Baltimore locals to relax and unwind over the weekend. Of course, you'll find the major department stores you expect at any major mall (think Macy’s, Sears, and JC Penney), as well as a number of specialty boutiques where you can find just… (Continue reading)

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Jimmy John’s Near Riverstone at Owings Mills: Accept No ‘Sub’-stitutions!

August 26, 2015
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Craving a sub sandwich, Riverstone at Owings Mills? Regulars say the employees at the Owings Mills location of Jimmy John's are speedy and efficient, two qualities that come in handy when you need your lunch in a hurry. The sandwiches at this place are roughly organized by size: the "plain slims" are smallest and tend… (Continue reading)

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The Sugar Cube: Candy Camps and Cookie Decorating Classes Near Cameron Court

August 26, 2015
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Step aside kids: The Sugar Cube is a candy store that adults go gaga for, too. This modern Alexandria sweet shop, which is located just moments from Cameron Court, is stocked with rich, dark truffles, imported licorice, and colorful, nostalgic candies that delighted children in generations past. Feast your eyes on the candy displays, or… (Continue reading)

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Chesapeake Chocolates: Treat Yourself to Something Sweet Near The Apartments at Harbor Park

August 25, 2015
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Chesapeake Chocolates is proud to be a neighborhood chocolate shop in Reston, so you can be assured that the chocolates here are always fresh, local, and hand-crafted. The shop was founded nearly 20 years ago by two sisters-in-law who discovered that they loved to work together in the kitchen. After learning the craft of chocolate-making,… (Continue reading)

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Searching for Soul Food Near Park Place at Petworth Metro? Try the Hitching Post Restaurant

August 25, 2015
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You can’t find authentic soul food just anywhere, so if you’re looking for fried chicken, collard greens, and housemade macaroni and cheese near Park Place at Petworth Metro, head for the Hitching Post Restaurant. This low-key eatery serves good old-fashioned soul food in an equally old-fashioned atmosphere, complete with a 1950s-style dining counter, cozy dining… (Continue reading)

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Craving Chocolate, Liberty Towers? Head Straight for L’atelier du Chocolat!

August 24, 2015
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L'atelier du chocolat is an artisanal chocolaterie featuring handcrafted, gourmet treats made using high-quality ingredients. And make note: you won't find any sickly sweet milk chocolate at this Jersey City shop. Instead, Eric Girerd, the master chocolatier, uses only high concentrations of cocoa beans to produce sophisticated and nuanced flavors. His method works, too, if… (Continue reading)