Quarterfest Preview

Taste of Arlington is now Quarterfest on May 18th and 19th!

This is one of my FAVORITE EVENTS of the YEAR! On May 18th, you can eat and drink your heart out at some of the BEST restaurants in the Ballston area on the Quarterfest Crawl. Buy a wrist band, here, which will get you the food and drink, and get ready for a great day around the mall area on Wilson Blvd.

I had the extreme pleasure of previewing some of the food and drink that will be featured at this year’s event.

Be sure to stop at Mussel Bar as Chef David Merritt will be serving up Thai curry mussels, white wine mussels, regular Fries, truffle fries, sweet potato and sliders. They’re also serving a cocktail you MUST try made by their amazing bartender, Judy called Coconut Lemon Sour. It’s Coconut water, rum, agave syrup and lemon and SUPER refreshing!

Mussel Bar Cocktail

The New Ballston Quarter is one of the coolest food concepts in the area. Whatever food you have a hankering for, they have it at this place. We were spoiled when we visited and got to try a TON of their offerings (see photo). Kimchi Fried Rice from Rice Cook, Pizza’s from Turu’s by Tmber Pizza Co, and a Two meat platter from Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, and chicken sandwiches from Hot Lola’s. If you like spicy, get the chx sandwich from Hot Lola’s! Burn baby burn!

Quarter Market Foods being offered
4238 Wilson Blvd.


Punch Bowl Social is a dining and entertainment destination of fun! You need to plan a night out with your friends here. Not only do they have amazing food and drink, but they also have bowling, ping pong, darts, karaoke rooms, arcades, bocce, outside seating, an Instagram wall, and things you’ve never even thought of. Of course, their signature item is a very large alcoholic punch bowl beverage. And it is tasty! They’ll be serving their green Chorizo fries and their Thai Siracha fries. Both are unbelievably yummy! Also check out their signature items like their Chicken & Waffles, the “Knockoff” Burger, and their Charcuterie board (all seen in this photo).

So plan yourself a fun little Saturday at Quarterfest, and get your tickets NOW! Click HERE for more info.