Potomac Pilates | Del Frisco's Grille | Emily Grace | Normandie Farm Restaurant | A & J Restaurant

Stretch and Strengthen at Potomac Pilates, Not Far From Avalon at Traville

The Pilates Reformer allows its users to get deep into poses without putting too much strain on their body. That's exactly why the instructors at Potomac Pilates enlist the Balanced Body Allegro II Reformer. Whether you attend a beginner class or a higher level class, you'll get acquainted with the Reformer and use it throughout your workout.

That workout will consist largely of core work, the main distinction between yoga and Pilates. However, Pilates strengthens and tones the entire body, just like yoga. The amiable, well-trained instructors will help you flow through each class with relative ease—but that doesn't mean they won't work you. Most customers appreciate the demeanor of the instructors and the quality of the classes at Potomac Pilates, which is located just a short trip away from Avalon at Traville.

Potomac Pilates
10800 Potomac Tennis Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 983-3745
www.potomacpilates.net

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Del Frisco’s Grille Near Avalon at Traville: Share a Few Plates With a Group of Friends

Whether you want to enjoy a meal or a quick drink, Del Frisco's Grill can satisfy your needs. The North Bethesda establishment features a lounge-style dining room as well as a sleek bar, both of which offer a space for patrons to eat, drink, and socialize.

Make the short trip from Avalon at Traville to Del Frisco's Grille, which dons a lush and industrial interior as well as an outdoor seating area. Inside, patrons can take a seat at one of the red leather booths or high-top tables. Outside, guests can enjoy the scenery that mimics an exotic beach resort. While the setting is quite appealing, it's the food that keeps regulars coming back. Every dish on the menu is meant to be shared, so dining with a group is ideal. That way, you can sample a variety of dishes. Try the tuna tacos for starters and finish with the lemon doberge cake. Some of the lunch and dinner entrees on the menu include salads, steak and seafood dishes, and sandwiches.

Del Frisco’s Grille
11800 Grand Park Avenue
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 881-0308
www.delfriscosgrille.com

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Emily Grace Near Avalon at Traville: Designer Denim, Sweaters and Handbags in Potomac

Alice + Olivia, 7 For All Mankind, and Paige Denim all contribute to the inventory at Emily Grace in Potomac. The boutique resides in the center of Potomac, a small storefront in a line of similar shops. If you haven't had any luck finding a new outfit or a gift at the mall or a department store, Emily Grace probably has a unique item that can fit your needs.

Make the short drive from Avalon at Traville to Emily Grace for a gander at its inventory. The independently-owned shop stocks many designer brands. The designer pieces include cashmere sweaters, top-shelf handbags, and denim that fits every type of body. If you need some boots or shoes to round out your outfit, you can find them at Emily Grace, too. What's more, the shop also gives budding designers a start by sourcing some of the apparel from them, so you can get out ahead of the trends at Emily Grace.

Emily Grace
12525 Park Potomac Avenue
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 251-4184
www.shopemilygrace.com

Don't Miss the Popovers at Normandie Farm Restaurant Near Avalon at Traville in North Potomac

Handcrafted tables, sparkling chandeliers, beautifully weathered exposed beams, and pretty ceramic plates on the walls distinguish Normandie Farm Restaurant in Potomac. Located not far from Avalon at Traville right on Falls Road, the eatery blends rustic charm and French elegance in both its atmosphere and menu.

Oysters Rockefeller, beef Wellington, and French onion soup are a few of the more traditional dishes you'll find on the menu, but it also contains Normandie's signature popovers, which have proved to be a real hit among patrons. Nosh on a popover while you enjoy a glass of wine from Normandie's large list or skip dinner and go straight for dessert.

Customers also come to Normandie Farm Restaurant for Sunday brunch. The massive buffet showcases eggs Benedict, beef stroganoff, and everything in between. Wash down your brunch with cool, sweet mimosas.

Normandie Farm Restaurant
10710 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 983-8838
www.facebook.com/NormandieFarmRestaurant

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Come to A & J Restaurant in Rockville for Brunch Instead of Eating at Avalon at Traville

A & J Restaurant brings the authentic flavors of China right to Rockville's own Rockville Pike, so you won't have to book a plane ticket to try true Chinese food. In fact, all you'll have to do is hop in the car at Avalon at Traville and make a short drive to A & J Restaurant—perhaps stop at the ATM on the way since A & J doesn't take credit or debit cards.

You'll probably encounter a crowd with you get there if you come for weekend brunch, so don't be surprised. That's just because the thousand-layer pancake and other ingenious dishes are so widely beloved in Rockville. However, you can avoid the crowds by coming during the week and enjoy the typical menu. It includes tons of savory, exotic fare like pan-fried pork dumplings and slightly sweet steamed pork buns. A & J Restaurant also boasts a slate of house-crafted soups made from natural ingredients, so opt for a bowl of something warm on a cold day.

A & J Restaurant
1319 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 251-7878
www.aj-restaurant.com

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