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Next week Ayrshire Farm organic to-go meals will be available from Hunter’s Head Tavern and Home Farm Store

Posted by / Friday, April 24th, 2015

Home Farm Store

Home Farm Store / Photo courtesy of Sheree McDowell

By Nicole Bayne

Starting next Friday, Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville will offer meals to go, catering to numerous customer requests that the restaurant offer its certified organic and certified humane foods pre-made for pick up.

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Hungry for Linkage: SER launches brunch this weekend

Posted by / Friday, April 24th, 2015

Sea Scallop Civeche / Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Schuyler

Sea Scallop Ceviche / Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Schuyler

By Susannah Black

Evening Star‘s summertime pop-up The Front Porch is now open. [FrontPorch]

This weekend, SER in Ballston will debut a weekend brunch menu (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) and open its patio. [SER’s brunch menu]

“10 Local Beers to Drink Before You Die” include Port City Brewing Company’s Porter and Optimal Wit along with Lost Rhino Brewing Company‘s Rhino Chasers Pilsner. [Thrillist]

Farmers market season is upon us: Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market reopens on Sunday. [FB]

Spencer Devon Brewing holds its grand opening tonight with 3-4-5 Pilsner, Rappahannock River Water Brown Ale, Rocko’s Milk Stout, Bitter Sweet IPA, Fall Line APA, Olde Towne Ale and Sunken Road Belgian Blonde. [The Free Lance-Star]


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Leesburg Public House succeeds where so many restaurants fizzled

Posted by / Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Leesburg Public House

Photo by Jonathan Timmes.

Words by Stefanie Gans  Photos by Jonathan Timmes

Ten years ago I would have expected cheap beers and fish and chips,” says my friend, an inherently cynical New York-born food writer on what to expect of a public house. “Today I’d say craft beers and fancy bar food.”

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April’s By the Numbers

Posted by / Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Founding Farmers Tysons’

Photo courtesy of photka/shutterstock.com

The approximate number of gallons of organic matter composted during Founding Farmers Tysons’ first week of operation this February. The restaurant composts everything from food scraps to the trash bags collecting those scraps. —Stefanie Gans

(April 2015)


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Hungry for Linkage: Administrative Professionals Day specials

Posted by / Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

julie deshaies/shutterstock.com

julie deshaies/shutterstock.com

On Administrative Professionals Day, those hard-working, under-appreciated men and women can enjoy: 
… a free slice of cake at America Eats Tavern in Tysons (bring your business card). [AET]
… a free small bite at Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington. [FB]
$5 Martinis all day and BOGO appetizers from 4-6 p.m. at Brixx in Woodbridge. [FB]

Jackie’s, a new Fredericksburg restaurant, must change its logo, says Ohio’s Jackie O’s. [The Free Lance-Star]

Flying Fish in Old Town Alexandria closes. [Eater]

Kraft eliminates artificial coloring to its Mac & Cheese, but it doesn’t mean it’s any healthier. [The New Republic]

Bartending trends in Northern Virginia. [Arlington Magazine]


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From Brunswick Stew to Elsie’s Magic Skillet, Chefs and Writers Agree: Eat in Virginia

Posted by / Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Where Chefs Eat book

Photo courtesy of Phaidon Press.

Two new books—“1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die” by Mimi Sheraton and “Where Chefs Eat” edited by Joe Warwick—map out the world according to meals.

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Show & Tell with Rhodeside Grill’s Paul Taylor

Posted by / Monday, April 20th, 2015

Show & Tell: RHODESIDE GRILL’S PAUL TAYLOR

Photo by Erick Gibson.

Rhodeside Grill’s Paul Taylor and his vintage glassware collection

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Hungry For Linkage: Catoctin Creek’s first European expansion begins this month

Posted by / Monday, April 20th, 2015

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distillery owners Scott and Becky Harris / Photo courtesy of Catoctin Creek Distillery

By Nicole Bayne

Catoctin Creek Distillery has announced its latest international expansion will begin this month in select countries throughout Europe. The distillery is collaborating with specialty importer Haromex Development GmbH to distribute their Watershed Gin and Roundstsone Rye. [www.catoctincreek.com]
 
Beer guide: everything you need to know about sours. [ARLnow]
 
Two different Yogiberrys in Reston have closed with no signs of resurfacing. [RestonNow]
 
Check out Le Pain Quotidien, the Brussels-based bakery-cafe in Falls Church. [FCNP]
 
Jawbone, the folks behind the fitness-tracker app UP, learned that people’s preference for fatty and sugary foods peaks around midnight.” [The Free Lance-Star]
 

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Ramp Burger

Posted by / Friday, April 17th, 2015

Northern Virginia Magazine Refrigerator Art

Illustration by Hawk Krawl.

(April 2015)


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Hungry for Linkage: Fairlington debuts farmers market on Sunday

Posted by / Friday, April 17th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of B-Side

Photo Courtesy of B-Side

By Susannah Black

Scenes from fast food workers’ wage protests across the country and in D.C. [Eater]

The Fredericksburg BrewFest is tomorrow complete with live music and food vendors and  Virginia breweries like HardywoodOld Bust Head and Heritage. Tickets are $40 at the gate and $30 in advance. [Fredericksburg]

Fairlington welcomes its own farmers market this Sunday (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Vendors include Shenandoah Valley Produce, Sandy Bottom Acres and District Cheese. [Fairlington]

SpinFire is now open in Rosslyn. [ARLnow]

B-Side‘s chef-butcher Nate Anda cooks up a five-ounce cheeseburger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches for $16 ($20 for a double patty) available through this weekend. [Eater]

Tonight Ciao Osteria in Centreville celebrates its first anniversary with a menu of favorite specials from throughout the year (menu below, click to enlarge). [FB]

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