The Week Ahead – Aug 5

Dear pool members,

I hope you have all stayed cool in the heat and safe in the storms. We are looking at another stretch of warm weather ahead, so please do read ahead for our Bannockburn pool updates!

Weekend Closing Hours

The sun is setting earlier now, so weekend closing hours will now go back to 8 pm. Please note that this is effective immediately.  Later in month as it starts to get dark earlier we will begin closing at 7:30 pm nightly.  This means that we are open 10:30 am to 8 pm daily with week days early bird adult swim 6:30 – 8:30 am.

Raft Night – Saturday, Aug 5 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Raft hour is a beloved Bannockburn Pool tradition! Please join us with your zaniest rafts and feel free to invite friends (make sure you have enough guest credits please).  Kids absolutely adore this and we close the entire deep end for this event. (Sorry no lap swimmers for this brief 45 minute time period).  And don’t forget an electric pump!  If you are out of town this weekend, fear not we will schedule another later in the month.

Upcoming Food Events

Bannockburn Pool is famous for its gourmet food offerings.  Most of these small, family-owned businesses are still recovering from huge financial losses during Covid.  Please consider ordering from them on their visits, rather than bringing your own, to make it worth their while. Check the calendar for the upcoming food events in the weeks ahead.

Saturday, Aug 5 , 6 – 6:45 pm  Pho Wheels Food Truck

Online ordering is open now herePho Wheels offers great Vietnamese food including banh mi sandwiches, pho soup, eggrolls, Vietnamese inspired tacos and Viet iced coffee and Thai iced tea. They can take walk-ups but pre-ordering is advised.

Background: Welcome to the wild world that is PhoWheels! This unique Vietnamese comfort food inspired food truck is a family business originally from Houston, Texas, but now roaming the DMV bringing traditional recipes with modern interpretations. Vietnamese food has many influences and PhoWheel’s cooking is infused with unusual spice combinations, textures and flavors that reflect these influences. As you slurp the beefy broth of a bowl of Pho or bite into a Vietnamese taco or a banh mi sandwich, you will taste the flavor explosion of cilantro, pickled carrots, siracha and garlic. You will understand the crossroad of cultures that is Vietnamese cuisine and you will say “YUM! I want more of this food!”   Pho Wheels looks “phoward” to seeing you later!

Friday, Aug 12, 6 – 6:30 pm  Lebanese Taverna Dinner Delivery 

Back by popular demand!  Lebanese Taverna will be making a community delivery.  Menu and online order link can be found here.
They will be offering their famous shawarma, rice and salad bowls, and vegetarian meals as well as Lebanese sides including Baba Ghanoush and grape leaves just to name a few. Check out their wine specials as well. (Part of proceeds go to the victims of the Aug. bomb explosion in Lebanon).
Background: The Abi-Najm family began their restaurant journey in 1976 after boarding a cargo ship headed to Arlington, Virginia to escape the Civil War in Lebanon. After working in several restaurants since arriving in the United States, the family had saved up enough money to purchase their first restaurant in 1979, when Lebanese Taverna was born. Nearly 4 decades later, this family-oriented restaurant has 12 locations in the DMV and is famous for their Mediterranean offerings.
We have consistently received great feedback from customers who are very happy with the quality, quantity and price of these delivery offerings. We hope you enjoy this round!