Bethesda Florist creates beautiful flower arrangements. This florist is reliable, as flowers are always fresh. I am always pleased with the variety of flowers used in arrangments. They don't load up on carnations or greenery. Delivery is usually quick and prices are reasonable. The staff is creative and friendly when taking orders.
Arlington Auto Care is a reasonably priced car center with a friendly staff. As a female, I am never intimidated by the staff, they are welcoming and helpful. Deals are usually offered for oil changes and other services and the location is convenient to the metro.
Trader Joe's is an excellent store to find unique foods and great wines. Prices are inexpensive and the staff is overly friendly. Charles Shaw wine is a great purchase, red or white, for $3.49 a bottle. Great value!
American Univeristy is a great institution, however it is very expensive. It is worth the price if you have a political slant to your career goal, whether it be business or communications. The campus is nice and the staff overall is friendly and helpful.
Regis is an average hair salon with reasonable prices and very little special treatment. If you are having highlights done I would suggest going somewhere else, but this salon is good for a quick trim. Regis accepts walk-ins and it is usually easy to make an appointment. They also have waxing services.
Zips is an average dry cleaner with very cheap prices. I do not take expensive clothes there, but the service is good for laundering blouses or collared shirts. They haven't lost or ruined my clothing, although I've heard from friends that they don't trust the service. Zips is usually a fast process, in by 9 out by 5, the same day.
Viglione Photography is an excellent choice for photos, I have taken individual portrait photos there and plan to have wedding photos taken by Viglione as well. Viglione's has a very friendly atmosphere. They are very creative and accommodating to needs and the studio is great. Overall, a fun experience.
PROS: Creative, Friendly
J Pauls has good food and a nice bar atmosphere. The restaurant has a few seafood specialities, but also has cheaper bar food that is really good. The waitstaff is friendly and the bar picks up on weekends.
Zola has a trendy atmosphere with a good bar scene, but can be on the expensive side. The food is above average, but the restaurant is more for people watching then eating. You should make a reservation before going.
There are better breweries in the area, but Capitol City serves decent food and above average food. The pretzels served are great and the menu is loaded with good comfort food.