July 2014 Magazine

Bubble Dip Old Town – Step Aside Trendy Coffee…

I count on the Crier’s business profile to keep me up to speed on what is new and on the rise, in and around Old Town. In a world of social media, some may call me old fashioned; nonetheless, I manage to survive. This month I had the opportunity to learn about a new craze […]

Publisher’s Notes July 2014

This months issue looks a little different, especially the cover.  A friend noted, “What does that have to do with Old Town?”…well nothing, but it is relevant to the July Road Trip column.  Looking a little Jurassic Park, Iggy was one of three iguana lizards that visited us at the pool on our trip to […]

St. John, USVI

In May we had the opportunity to visit St. John, USVI and stay at two terrific villas, One in Cruz Bay the other in Coral Bay.  The first week we stayed at Las Brisas Caribe on the south side of Cruz Bay with a beautiful view of the island of St. Thomas in the distance.  […]

On the Road – July 2014

Dining Out – July 2014

There is something special about living in Alexandria and being a culinary enthusiast (read: foodie). With the Potomac River, Patuxent River, and Chesapeake Bay within daytrip distance, there is an abundance of local seafood. In their specific season we are blessed with oysters, blue crabs, rockfish, and even fluke. With locally sourcing markets and restaurants […]

Chef’s Special – Melvin Urrutia

Melvin Urrutia Flying Fish 815 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-600-FISH Flyingfishdc.com My name is Melvin Urrutia, and I came to the United States at the age of 14. I attended and graduated from TC Williams High School. I worked for a lot of excellent restaurants like Bibiana Osteria, where I mastered and fell in […]

Summertime is Sizzling!

The Harbor just keeps growing in leaps and bounds! The Capitol Wheel is fully operational and still generating a lot of buzz; the erection of the Jumbotron on the Plaza has added another dimension to the harbor experience; completion of the Esplanade luxury apartments is on the near horizon and construction on the new MGM […]

Some Don’t Like It Hot!

Did you know that, even if it’s just 78 degrees outside, the inside of your parked car can reach 120 degrees in just minutes?  Many of us love to take our pets with us when we go somewhere, or want to run an errand or two on the way to a pet-friendly outing, or to […]

July Garden Tips

Check out the following July gardening tips! Remove faded flowers from perennials after they finish blooming. Deadheading redirects energy towards healthy roots. Maintain a 3 to 4 inch mulch layer around trees and shrubs to protect them from mower and weed whacker damage. Check plants regularly for insect problems; hand pick or use suitable control […]