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Show & Tell with Italian Store’s Robert Tramonte

The Italian Store’s Robert Tramonte and his $10,000 Meat Slicer.

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Sandwiches

While steak is for special occasions and pizza is for lazy nights, it’s sandwiches that carry us through the day and are the true working hero of our foodie story. This month we explore sandwiches from NoVA’s newest restaurants.

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REVIEWS

Ciao Osteria’s farm stand

How the Garden Grows | Review: Ciao Osteria in Centreville

Ciao Osteria takes the farm-to-table concept one step further.

LITTLE NIBBLE

The Japanese Terimayo with shredded nori from Pizzanese

Pizzanese

This Herndon pizzeria mixes spices and styles to provide the world’s flavors for personal pizzas.

BOOKS

The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook

Q: How should a first-timer navigate The farmers market?

JuJu Harris, a former WIC mother, self-taught homecook and first-time author combines recipes with the spoils of Alexandria’s farmers markets in “The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook.”

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

Eggplant Deconstructed.

Eggplant Deconstructed

Enjoyed in kitchens across the world, eggplant deserves attention as summer fades to fall.

AT HOME

Photo courtesy of PlateDate.

Farm-to-Your-Table

New Private Chef Service incorporates local food concept.

NECTAR

Summer Sips

Local Winemakers Reveal Their Stashes.

MUST TRY

Balsamo’s Family Kitchen (The Extended Balsamo Family)

VA Made: Balsamo’s Family Kitchen

A family recipe became a business inspiration for this mother of seven.

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

Yankee Doodle Tasty

Illustration by Mal Jones

GUT CHECK

Photo by Stefanie Gans

From City Bartender to Country Farmer, Gary Hall Opens Brassicas Farm Fresh Market & Cafe

Find ingredients as local as a backyard garden at Brassicas in Aldie

NoVA Wine Fest

Hungry For Linkage: Oyster Season + Apple and Honey Pairings + President Obama’s Coffee

It’s the season for beers and brats, pumpkin spice lattes, oysters and more.

Tres Hermanas restaurant in Alexandria

September’s By the Numbers

Tres Hermanas and Mango Mike’s owner Mike Anderson likes bringing the tropics to Alexandria.