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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

“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

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm / Photo by Tarver King

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving from Northern Virginia Magazine

A full tasting room at Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. Photo by Rick Martin.

Hungry For Linkage: Thanksgiving at 2941 + Black Friday Food and Drink Specials + Cut Food Waste

Catoctin Creek’s stance against increase in ABC liquor prices, plus more food news.

D.C. airport restaurants

Delayed Dining

DCA, IAD and BWI took a cue from the local dining scene and are now offering much more than fries and a coke. Here’s where to find solace and sustenance during the inevitable holiday delays.

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Perfect Thanksgiving Pairing: 8 Classic Thanksgiving Dishes + 8 Local Boozes

Think local when matching drinks for Thursday’s big meal.

Photo Courtesy of Susannah Black

Cravings: Roasted Bone Marrow at Columbia Firehouse

A series on our favorite dishes in Northern Virginia.