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Hop Dreams

Posted by / Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Flying Dog Brewery

Solomon Rose (dog is named Hawk), Organarchy Hops, Dylan Krzywonski, Organarchy Hops, Jonathan Staples. Photo by Mollie Tobias.

How a new hop farm and processing plant could make local hops the next cash crop.

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Hungry for Linkage: Another restaurant closure in Shirlington

Posted by / Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Oatlands Strawberry Festival

Photo courtesy of g215/shutterstock.com.

By Mia Finley

Local pizza chain Matchbox will open at Potomac Mills in November. [Matchbox]

Johnny Rockets in Shirlington is now closed, adding to the numerous restaurant that have shuttered in the neighborhood. [ARLnow]

France will make it illegal for supermarkets to throw away still-good food. [WaPo]

Three new restaurants for Stafford. [Fredericksburg.com]

Oatlands hosts its first annual Strawberry Festival this Saturday. [Oatlands]


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New menu items coming to Bonchon Fredericksburg in July

Posted by / Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

bon chon

Photo by Stefanie Gans

By Mia Finley

Already addicted to the spicy and soy garlic fried chicken, Bonchon fans will soon find new menu items at the forthcoming Fredericksburg location. 

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20 new and almost opened restaurants, breweries and coffee shops in Northern Virginia

Posted by / Friday, May 22nd, 2015

New and Almost Open restaurants in Northern Virginia

Photo courtesy of 360b/Shutterstock.com

Need a new spot to nosh? Here is a list of new restaurants now open or opening soon.

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Hungry for Linkage: Free anniversary drinks tonight at Mazagan Restaurant

Posted by / Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Sushi 2Go is now open in Ballston. [ARLnow]

Complimentary cocktail tasting to celebrate Mazagan Restaurant‘s anniversary tonight from 5-7 p.m. [info]

Reston’s Emilia Cirker, a culinary instructor, will compete in June’s new season of Food Network Star. [Restonnow]

Artfully Chocolate is closing in Alexandria. [Eater]

Sign up for the Farm. Fresh. Pledge!—spend at least $10 a week and track purchases through a punch card—and be entered to win prizes. Participating farmers markets include City of Manassas Farmers Market and Fairfax County Park Authority Farmers Markets at multiple sites. [VDACS]

 


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McAuliffe lifts ban with new food truck bill

Posted by / Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Virginia Food Truck Bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe at Monday’s bill signing. Photo courtesy of Alex Cooper

By Mia Finley

After being restricted to hefty fees or private curbside property, Virginia food trucks now have more parking options.

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The Beer Chronicles

Posted by / Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Author Garrett Peck

Photo by Aaron Spicer.

Toasting beer’s long-lasting legacy in the Metro-D.C. area with author and historian Garrett Peck.

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Hungry for Linkage: The Italian Store’s second location is now open

Posted by / Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

 Virginia Country Kitchen / Photo Courtesy of Washington Nationals

Virginia Country Kitchen / Photo Courtesy of Washington Nationals

Nationals Park hosts Virginia Country Kitchen, a Virginia-themed food stand, this year—aka BISCUITS! The menu is above. [WaPo]

The long-awaited Westover location of the Italian Store officially opened this week. [Eater]

Washington Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov really likes Glory Days. [RMNB]

Win your family of four free meals for a year from Ashburn‘s Taque. [Taque]

New this month at Paladar Latin Kitchen in Tysons Corner: If you don’t receive your “Quick Fire Lunch” in 30 minutes or less, each person at the table gets a $10 gift card. (Valid for parties of 6 or less, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.) The menu is below. 

quick lunch at Paladar Latin Kitchen


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Cravings: Tripa at Taco Bamba

Posted by / Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

tripa

Photo by Nicole Bayne

By Nicole Bayne

Dish: Tripa, $3

Where: Taco Bamba2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church

Taste: If you’re a fan of tripe in pho, get pumped to see it fried and wrapped in two soft corn tortillas at Taco Bamba. Beef’s small intestine is mostly flavorful fat holding every drop of the oils it was fried in. Each sweet piece is a bit chewy, remarkably succulent and sprinkled with cilantro. The delightful juxtaposition of crunch and juice was pivotal in temporarily taking my mind off the fact that I was eating animal innards.

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Hungry for Linkage: Barrel & Bushel officially opens in Tysons Corner

Posted by / Monday, May 18th, 2015

Barrel & Bushel

Barrel & Bushel’s hot fried chicken entree / Photo courtesy of Michael Stavaridis

By Nicole Bayne

Barrel & Bushel is now open in Tysons Corner. [Barrel&Bushel]

NASA takes an extraterrestrial look at Virginia’s vineyards from space. [WaPo]

The opening date for Smokehouse Live has been set for May 26. [EaterDC]

Lil City Creamery opens in Falls Church; Long John Silvers closes for good. [News-Press]

City folk think these Virginia wineries are worth the trek. [Thrillist]


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