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TRENDING

50 Best Restaurants 2014

Don’t let Northern Virginia’s notorious traffic stop you from a good dinner. After another year of non-stop eating— from Purcellville to Fredericksburg and Paris to Arlington— restaurant critic Stefanie Gans picks her top places to find a worthy meal.

1014squash

Follow That Squash

From Virginia lands to Virginia restaurants, here’s how NoVA does farm-to-table.

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REVIEWS

America Eats Tavern

Where the Tourists are

America Eats Tavern plays to easily satiated hotel guests.

LITTLE NIBBLE

Yayla Bistro

Yayla Bistro

Mediterranean favorites abound in this new East Falls Church Bistro.

BOOKS

Brown Sugar by Libbie Summers

Q: What can brown sugar do that white sugar can’t?

Cookbook writer Libbie Summers talks about the versatility of brown sugar in her eponymous book, which is volume 12 in her cookbook collection.

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

Toolkit: Carrot Denconstructed

Carrots Deconstructed

In his first cookbook “Heritage,” Virginia-native and James Beard award-winning chef Sean Brock masters making carrots.

AT HOME

Photo courtesy of PlateDate.

Farm-to-Your-Table

New Private Chef Service incorporates local food concept.

NECTAR

Witch’s Brew: Where to Find 14 Pumpkin Beers from NoVA Breweries

The Pumpkinization of NoVA Brew is complete. Here’s where to find it.

MUST TRY

The Popcorn Bag

The Popcorn Bag

Starting from a shopping inspiration in Texas, this Fredericksburg business now offers 60-plus flavors.

LIFE BY TEXTING

Life by Text.

15 hours with a Goat Enthusiast, Farmer, Market Manager and Education Coordinator: Deb Lakowicz-Dramby

At Willowsford, Deb Lakowicz-Dramby does a bit of everything. But mostly, she loves taking pictures of and snuggling with goats.

REFRIGERATOR ART

Refrigerator Art

Night of the Sandwitch

Illustration by Mal Jones.

GUT CHECK

Photo by Mike Ramm

Hungry for Linkage: Gift a Virginia-Shaped Cutting Board + New Salty Wolfe Oysters at Hank’s + The Fake Food of Signature Theatre

Virginia-made cheese would look just right on this cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

Brown Sugar by Libbie Summers

Q: What can brown sugar do that white sugar can’t?

Cookbook writer Libbie Summers talks about the versatility of brown sugar in her eponymous book, which is volume 12 in her cookbook collection.

Water & Wall

The Making of Water & Wall’s Silk Road Noodle Pop-Up, Debuting January 5th

Behind-the-scenes of the making of Water & Wall’s Silk Road Noodle Pop-Up, debuting in January.