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TRENDING

Hold the Cream and Sugar

Instead, add butter and oil for on-trend bulletproof coffee.

Mele Bistro.

Charm and Chaos

At Mele Bistro, the food is promising, it’s navigating the menu that’s difficult.

The Italian Store’s vintage Berkel slicer.

Show & Tell with Italian Store’s Robert Tramonte

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

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REVIEWS

America Eats Tavern

Where the Tourists are

America Eats Tavern plays to easily satiated hotel guests.

LITTLE NIBBLE

Mason-Dixon Cafe & Baking Co.

Mason-Dixon Cafe & Baking Co.

What trendy, delectable dish are you? Odds are you can find it here.

BOOKS

“Love Your Leftovers”

Q: Why do leftovers get a bad rap?

Macheesmo.com’s Nick Evans devotes his first book to giving leftovers a good name.

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

Fennels

Fennel Deconstructed

The black licorice of the vegetable kingdom—both in taste and popularity—fennel finds new fans this fall.

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

Fouad Qreitem

Selfie + 7: Q&A with Fouad Qreitem

Paisano’s owner Fouad Qreitem talks his life of cheese, restaurant lessons and his favorite pie.

12th annual Virginia Gourd Festival

Work that Gourd

The 12th annual Virginia Gourd Festival shows you how to turn that gourd from food to craft.

Caprese Bites / Photo Courtesy of Igor Ziman

Open Now: Mackie’s Bar and Grill in Old Town Alexandria

Classic steak house with a twist: Mackie’s Bar & Grill now Open in Old Town Alexandria

Photo courtesy of Intec

Trummer’s Coffee & Wine Bar to Open in Gainesville’s Virginia Gateway

A second eatery from the team behind Trummer’s on Main