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The Worst Date

Our dining editor describes how sometimes her job and a night out can sometimes clash.

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Sugar Rush

It’s OK to want a little nibble, a little lick of sweetness. Another bite. Just one more. Dessert is a time to give in and let cravings take over. Deprivation isn’t good for the soul. Here’s your guide to finding what you really want: Just a little sugar …

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Business is Brewing

Just five years ago, an all-local beer like Native Son might have been nearly impossible to brew. But thanks to the New industry growing around NoVA brewers, such a beer might just be the norm in the near future.

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REVIEWS

Cheng's Asian House

Little Nibble: Cheng’s Asian House

This Chantilly treat mixes Continental cooking with Eastern flavor.

LITTLE NIBBLE

Photo by Stefanie Gans.

Little Nibble: Momo’s

Come for the curiosity, stay for the addictive heat.

BOOKS

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Q: What Should People Know about Irish Food?

Cathal Armstrong, chef and owner of Restaurant Even in Alexandria, talks about his new cookbook and the history of Irish cuisine.

INFOGRAPHICS

Goats will always win eating competitions

Gastrological Signs

Despite the heavy criticisms by the more recognized Gastronomists, Gastrology is a legitimate source for weighing in on food options for any month of the year.

TOOLKIT

Turnip Deconstructed

Turnip Deconstructed

The cousin of cabbage and broccoli, the cold-weather friendly turnip is a generous addition to this bleak time of year.

AT HOME

Photo courtesy of PlateDate.

Farm-to-Your-Table

New Private Chef Service incorporates local food concept.

NECTAR

Beers, Bones and Biology

The intertwining of paleontology and beer-brewery results in a unique beverage.

MUST TRY

Habanero Chocolate Bar

VA Made: Virginia Chocolate Company

Who says chocolate has to be sweet. Tim Douglas bends the norm by blending flavors into his Virginia made sweets.

LIFE BY TEXTING

Owner of  Cheesetique Jill Erber / Photo Courtesy of Jill Erber

16 Hours with a Cheese Lady: Jill Erber of Cheesetique

The self-proclaimed “cheese lady” of Cheesetqiue actually eats very little cheese on a daily basis, but the Del Ray resident does sneak in a tasting of chorizo mac ‘n’ cheese, a Wisconsin gouda and date night with her husband.

REFRIGERATOR ART

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Game of Cakes

Mardi Gras is coming, how will you celebrate?

GUT CHECK

Harvest Tea Blend from the Salud Pantry/Lancaster Farmacy Med CSA. Photo courtesy Michael Donaghy.

The New CSA: Community Supported Medicine

In NoVA, CSAs mean more than just fruits and vegetables.

Photo by Stefanie Gans

5 Things to Know about Thursday’s Opening of Ciao Osteria

NoVA restaurateur Sal Speziale opens another Italian place.

Photo Courtesy of Ted's Bulletin

Brunches, Feasts and Desserts for Easter Eats

Celebrate Easter Sunday with NoVA dining.