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The Dulles Town Center is a nice mall in the area. We were experiencing a real hot spell during out stay and decided to get inside to beat the heat. The Town Center has a nice Macy's as well as several chain restuarants such as PF Chang and the Cheesecake Factory.
It was nice to get out of the heat and do a bit of shopping.
Updated Nov 4, 2010
Address: 21100 Dulles Town Circle
After a mostly cloudy day we decided to catch a movie when we saw the dark clouds rolling in. The movie theatre wasn't far from our hotel; about 10 minutes. There was only one movie that peaked our interest; Robin Hood. They were showing other more popular movie such as Shrek # and Sex and the City but neither of those interested us. Movie tickets were $9 a piece and we grabbed some gummy fruits for $2.75. The movie theatres were a little older but not ancient and we were able to find a nice centered seat on the second tier. The movie was a difernt take on the Robin Hood tale but we both enjoyed it.
Written Jun 1, 2010
It is a small family owned restaurant with helpful and eager staff. The food is good, wouldn't say great. We had confirmed before we cam here if they served halal meat and they do, but just to make sure, like always, we asked one of the waiters if they did halal, and he said all their meat is halal, even pork!! so that was very funny...if you know what I mean!!
Its too far from the place I live, but I might try this again sometime.
Favorite Dish: We had Classic Fish Soup, which is for 2 people. This was disappointing, bland for my taste.
Then had minced fish cooked in lemongrass, garlic, and onion. This had a topping of cilantro and fresh lime, very interesting.
The papaya Salad was by far the most amazing dish we had here. It is made up of shredded green papaya, onion, tomato, cilantro, crushed peanuts, roasted chili flakes,
mixed with a tamarind garlic dressing..awesome!...this my friend is highly recommended!
Of course, pad thai, which are south east asian style noodles, which was ok. The ony pad thai I like is in a place called Amina Thai, Rockville, MD, cant beat that!
Updated Mar 30, 2013
Address: 126 Edds Ln Sterling, VA 20165
Phone: (703) 444-8510
My wife and I were staying the the Doubletree in Sterling. One of the perks of having Diamond Status with Hilton is the complimentary breakfast. For once we were sleeping late and decided to take advantage of the breakfast buffet.
It was the standard buffet with eggs, pastries, breads, cereals, sausage, bacon,coffee, tea, fresh fruit, cheeses and juices. My wife decided to have a bagel with penut butter and some bacon on the side. I tried the fried eggs, sausage and some fruit. We both had some apple juice and hot tea.
Surprisingly the food was quite good and fresh tasting. The service here was also very good.
Written Nov 10, 2010
Yes, it's a chain, yes I love it...I've said it so there. The Cheesecake Factory is a chain of resturants that specialize in "Cheesecake" but also have an extensive menu of other food items. You can find these restaurants in every part of the US it seems and I do enjoy their food.
After catching a movie, my wife and I wanted something to eat and didn't feel like travelling far from our hotel. The Cheesecake Factory was minutes away in the local shopping mall. Usually places like this are jam packed with a wait for a table but it was a holiday weekend and the place was dead. We were seated immediately at a large booth and handed menus.
We decided to split one of our favorite appetizers: the spinach and artichoke dip. It really is delicious and creamy; I love their fresh,warm tortilla chips. The portion is as large as an entree and very filling. Along with a Sprite and a club soda it was an excellent appetizer.
We both decided to indulge in some dessert and took a look at the menu; even though I think I have it memorized by now. I ordered my favorite Strawberry Shortcake and Liz just wanted some vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce. As usual I couldn't finish the large portion of biscuit topped with mounds of vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. My wife barely got through a scop of ice cream before raising a flag of surrender.
As always it's a good place for good food and service.
Updated Jun 2, 2010
Address: 21100 Dulles Town Circle
The food is great but the smoothies are out of this world. You should try each one once...
Great place to sit and relax.
Favorite Dish: Strawberry Beach! That is by far the best smoothie.
The best wrap they offer is the Mango Habanero wrap with chicken. It's fabulous. Just a little sweet and a little spicy.
Written May 30, 2006
Address: Davenport Drive, Sterling, VA
Driving is the best option to arrive in Sterling. It's located outside of D.C and is a short 15 minute drive depending on traffic. Driving is the best way to get around when in Sterling to the various stores and restaurants.
Updated Jun 4, 2010
Luggage and bags: Most of our trips to the area are weekend roadtrips so a small rollaboard or overnight bad will suffice.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We pack according the season and weather forcasts. DC in the winter can be frigid so plenty of warm clothing and layers are a must. In the summer months the area can be stifling hot and very humid so light, breathable clothes are best. Comfortable walking shoes are always a must. We always pack umbrellas; just in case of rain.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Shampoo, Hair gel, Razor, shaving cream, contacts, glasses, deodorant, toothpaste, aspirin, cologne, brush and body wash.
Photo Equipment: Digital camera, charger, memory card reader and video camera
Written Jun 4, 2010
Favorite thing: Visit the Potomac River. The clearest view of it is in Algonkian Park near an old picnic site. It is fun to wade in and great to sit and enjoy nature!
Fondest memory: One of my favorite memories of my home town would be going on the old bike paths that lead to the town of Leesburg. My family and I would always visit the Country Store adjacent to a very old but still existent furniture 'gallery' on the side of the path. This is fun in the spring because after a refreshment break at the General Store, you can visit the fresh water creek up the path and wade in its cool waters.
Written Aug 26, 2002