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Rosslyn Recs

Visit this page weekly for a roundup of recommendations on all things Rosslyn! With neighborhood favorites from community members, staff, and more, we'll share a new rec each Wednesday in the Rosslyn BID e-blast.


9/28/2022: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Inca Social’s Fito Garcia shares fun food, events, and more!

Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and in celebration, we’re highlighting one of Rosslyn’s newest Latino-owned businesses and neighborhood favorite, Inca Social! Owner Fito Garcia was born in Puerto Rico, but has also lived in Peru, Mexico, and now the United States. He says his experience across many countries has shown him the beauty of variety across Latin cultures.

“There are many things that make the various cultures similar, but many that also make them different, and show how diverse Latin culture is. This month reminds me of my family and my background. Latin people treat you like family, and when you come into Inca, we’ll treat you like family.”

Inca Social will also treat you to an incredible menu of Peruvian dishes from brunch to lunch and dinner!

“The lomo saltado is my go-to dish – veggies, shrimp, steak, or chicken, and you can make it spicy or sweet to change it how you like. I could eat that dish every day just by switching it up,” he says. “Aji de gallina (Peruvian chicken stew) is also one of my favorite dishes of all time – so delicious! And of course, you can’t go wrong with ceviche.”

Join Fito at Inca Social for Latin Heritage Happy Hours on Saturdays Oct. 1, Oct. 8, and Oct. 15, and next Wednesday, Oct. 5, for a special chef-crafted Peruvian fusionsix-course dinner.


9/21/2022: Oktoberfest at Assembly

Celebrate the classic German beer festival in Rosslyn!

Sept. 22 marks the Autumnal Equinox and we’re not wasting any time waiting to get a taste of a fall favorite tradition – Oktoberfest! Next Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29, celebrate this classic beer festival at Assembly, complete with local brews, live music, and authentic German food.

From 4-8 p.m. both days, try out beers from your favorite Virginia breweries: Aslin Beer Co., Solace Brewing Co., Mustang Sally Brewing, and Port City Brewing. Lederhosen is optional, but tons of fun is guaranteed!


9/14/2022: Visit the Rosslyn Parklet

Celebrate PARKing Day!

If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor spot to enjoy your lunch or just need a break from the office, check out the Rosslyn Parklet (Arlington’s first parklet!) on N. Oak Street between Wilson Blvd. and 18th Street.

Mary Dallao, director of active transportation programs for Arlington County Commuter Services, works on Oak Street and eats her lunch in the parklet whenever possible.

“If I find myself stuck inside for a day of meetings, I love ducking out, even if it’s just for 15 minutes, to take a break there,” she says. “It’s such a welcoming space and it always provides me with the perfect dose of fresh air and sunlight so I can stay focused for the rest of the day.”

Mary and the team from BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and Capital Bikeshare will be celebrating PARK(ing) Day near the parklet Friday, September 16, from 12-2 p.m. Drop by to say hi and test ride an e-bike or e-cargo bike!


9/6/22: What to Know Before Rosslyn Jazz Fest

Check out the go-to guide before heading to the festival!

You got questions? The Rosslyn BID has answers! Learn more about the do's, don'ts, tips, and tricks to make your Rosslyn Jazz Fest experience great Saturday, Sept. 10. From transportation to dining options and more, we’ve got you covered to ensure you feel ready to get jazzed! Find the guide here.


8/31/22: Back-to-School Study Spots

Hit the books and find your focus!

School is back in session, so that means it’s time to get back in the swing of studying! But sometimes, you need a change of scenery to spark your motivation. This week’s Rosslyn Recs cover some of the best study spots in the neighborhood!

If you’re in search of some fresh air, visit the O2 Outdoor Office at Gateway Park! Equipped with free Wi-Fi and table seating, O2 is the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors while racking up your study hours. And if you’ve hit that afternoon slump, stop by Compass Coffee, located at 1201 Wilson Blvd., for a caffeinated pick-me-up, and plenty of two-level seating to choose from.


8/24/22: BASH Boxing

Have a blast while breaking a sweat at this dynamic, high-energy studio!

This week’s recommendation comes from our staff members Justin, Raeley, and Isabella, who attended classes at BASH Boxing to switch up their fitness routines!

​​​In these 45-minute classes, they loved the combination of boxing, HIIT, and strength training to keep the workout engaging and fun. BASH Boxing offers a buy-one-get-one class deal to all first timers for only $29, which is a great option to try it out for yourself!

 Featured Rosslyn Events

FRESHFARM Rosslyn Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 4 - Wednesday, October 26
at Central Place Plaza

Boot Camp with Coach Vic
Monday, September 26 - Wednesday, October 19
at Gateway Park

Zen in the City
Thursday, September 29 - Thursday, October 6
at Dark Star Park (1984) - Nancy Holt