Reston Town Center is celebrating National Picnic Day with a pop-up picnic today (Tuesday).
Several town center businesses will offer deals for the picnic, which will be located at 11900 Market Street. All are encouraged to bring lunch to the pavilion to “celebrate great weather” and a “fun picnic atmosphere,” according to event organizers.
Restaurants will offer the following specials:
- Balducci’s (1871 Fountain Drive) — 10% off entire purchase all day
- Le Pain Quotidien (11909 Democracy Drive) — Receive a free drink with purchase of the Tartine of the Day (Salmon & Ricotta)
- Peet’s Coffee (11830 Freedom Drive) — Purchase one pound of coffee and receive $2 off and a free drip coffee
- Ted’s Bulletin (11948 Market Street) — Receive a free Ted’s Tart with purchase of any take out meal
Photo via TAA PR
24-Minute Wait Times for Metro This Weekend — Silver Line trains will run only between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston, every 24 minutes, to coordinate with the work on the Orange and Blue lines. [DCist]
Theater Costumes Available — NextStop Theatre Company will hold its annual costume sale Saturday from 7-11 a.m. at ArtSpace Herndon (750 Center St.). According to the theater, items available include “wedding dresses, to furs, to Cinderella’s ball-gowns, to stunning men’s suits” along with sweaters, vintage jeans and other items. [NextStop Theatre Company/Facebook]
Ted’s Bulletin Owner Will Sell — The future of the chain, which includes a restaurant in Reston Town Center (11948 Market St.), is unclear as Matchbox Food Group prepares to sell it to &pizza co-founder Steve Salis. [Washington Business Journal]
Transformers Fans Descending Upon Reston — TFcon, a “Transformers” fan convention, is being held for the 16th time. It has been held almost exclusively in Toronto area; however, this year, it is being held at the Hyatt Regency Reston (1800 Presidents St.) today through Sunday. [TFcon]
Live Music for National Night Out — Tonight’s National Night Out activities at Lake Anne Plaza will include an acoustic performance by Alex Perez at 5:30 p.m., a DJ and the Emotion Dance and Fitness Studio from 6-8 p.m., and an 8 p.m. show from Cinema Hearts. There will also be kids’ activities and BOGO Krazy Kustard Shakes at Kustard & Co. (1631 Washington Plaza N.). [Press Release]
State of Environment Report OK’d by RA Board — The summary, produced by Reston Association’s Environmental Advisory Committee, is part of a new effort to publish an annual report on the state and management of the environment in Reston. The working group, which is comprised of nine members, spent over 1,000 combined volunteer hours compiling data. [Reston Association]
Best Ice Cream Sandwiches in DC Area — In its list of the top gooey goodies in the region, Washingtonian magazine has a recommendation for those going to Ted’s Bulletin (11948 Market St.): ask for an ice cream sandwich made with their housemade pop-tarts. [Washingtonian]
Registration Begins Today for Fall Parks Programs — Classes at Fairfax County parks, available in numerous recreational categories, begin Sept. 5. [Fairfax County Park Authority]
Is Your Pet Prepared? — Fairfax County officials want to make sure residents are not only thinking about emergency preparedness plans for the family, but for pets as well. [Fairfax County Fire and Rescue]
Ted’s Bulletin, the new restaurant from The Matchbox Food group, will open its doors at 11948 Market St. at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.
On Sunday, they offered a sneak peak to friends and family, who sampled the hearty breakfasts, homemade Pop-Tarts and other specialities. The Matchbox Group, owners of the local restaurant chainlet, gutted the old Uno’s space.
The new look — with antique fixtures, stamped-tin ceilings and chairs that harken back to a 1940s classroom – gives Ted’s the feel of an old-time city restaurant.
Ted’s will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, beginning on Jan. 30.
Ted’s Bulletin, the Capitol Hill-based restaurant serving American comfort food, will open at Reston Town Center on Jan. 30, a restaurant spokesman said.
Ted’s is located at 11948 Market St., in the space formerly occupied by Uno’s. Uno’s closed last spring, and Ted’s, which is owned by the matchbox food group, spent the last several months giving the space an extreme makeover.
“We first opened Ted’s Bulletin in 2010 as a tribute to my father and a simpler way of life; since then Ted’s has come to mean something special not just to our family but to those of our guests,” says co-owner Ty Neal. “We are grateful for the opportunity to join the Reston Town Center and expand into Virginia.”
Ted’s will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in Reston. The space has been outfitted with antique bulletin boards and old-time fixtures to harken back to an old city restaurant. Ted’s has a projection screen that will show cartoons and family shows from the 1930s and 40s.
The dining room features 151 seats, including a semi-private meeting and event space in a sunken dining room. The location will also open a large patio in the spring.
Some of Ted’s specialities: the “walk of shame” breakfast burrito (marinated skirt steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar, and green chili sauce); the short rib sammy (stacked high with tender meat, Vermont white cheddar, arugula and red wine gravy served in between two slices of grilled texas toast); buttermilk country fried steak; meatloaf with mingo county ketchup glaze; and Drew’s peanut butter bacon burger.
Ted’s is also known for milkshakes (with or without liquor) and homemade Pop-Tarts.
The Reston location will be open Sunday-Thursday from 7 am – 10:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and breakfast is available all day.
Photo Courtesy of Ted’s Bulletin