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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

Don Lencho in Manassas

Manassas finds its Sol

Bright, comforting and traditional dishes at Don Lencho.

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

Okra, the misunderstood delicacy.

Okra Deconstructed

Forget the slime and Southern stereotypes, there’s more to okra than Ghostbusters references and Paula Deen.

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

Deb Lakowicz-Dramby loves goats. At Willowsford, where Dramby works, the new multi-village community in Loudoun County is over 4,000 acres and includes a farm. From feeding goats to planting tomatoes to setting up the Farm Stand and marketing the whole operation, 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
Illustration by Mal Jones

GUT CHECK

Strawberry Whim Pop / Photo by Stefanie Gans

It Won’t be Summer for Much Longer: Eat a Whim Pop for Lunch

Find locally owned Whim Pop at area farmers markets.

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What’s in Our Lunch Boxes

A peek inside the lunchboxes of the NoVA Magazine staff.

Photo Courtesy of Reminisce

Hungry for Linkage: Free Sandwiches at Capriotti’s

Free sandwiches, vintage menus and trouble at Eden Center.

The Counter- Salted Caramel

Seven Boozy Milkshakes to Try This Weekend

Satisfy your sweet tooth and your wild side.