Posts Tagged ‘Arlington’

Hungry For Linkage: Port City Releases Limited Edition Black IPA + Yoga in the Taproom + Paradise Springs Harvest Wine Dinner

Posted by Editorial / Friday, October 17th, 2014

Long Black Veil Black IPA/ Photo Courtesy of Port City Brewing Company

Long Black Veil Black IPA/ Photo Courtesy of Port City Brewing Company

By Susannah Black

The Whole Ox Butcher Shop of The Plains hosts farmer Judd Culver of the Britain-based KellyBronze® turkey farm from Fort Valley for a free turkey tasting today and Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. [The Whole Ox]

Port City Brewing Company releases Long Black Veil, a limited edition Black IPA, today in their tasting room. The brew will also be available on draft in bars and restaurants. [Port City]

Alexandria-raised chef George Pagonis is the first of 16 contestants eliminated from this season of Top Chef. [WP]

Yoga instructor and Old Bust Head Brewing Company employee Jaimis Huff leads a detox/retox yoga class in the brewery’s taproom on Sunday ($12; does not include beer). [Old Bust Head]

Danny McFadden, former owner of Kitty O’Shea’s in Courthouse, plans to open The Celtic House on Columbia Pike in the next few weeks. McFadden says that the Irish pub’s menu will be broad, including both Irish and American fare. [ARLNow]

Paradise Springs Winery of Clifton celebrates a successful harvest with the annual Harvest Wine Dinner on Saturday. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with the winemaker and learn about the wine making process, followed by a five-course meal and wine pairing. [Paradise Springs]

Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub in the Village at Shirlington hosts a Balvenie Scotch Dinner on Monday that will include a three-course dinner paired with Balvenie 12, 14 and 17 year and a tasting guide presented by a Balvenie Brand Ambassador. [Samuel Beckett's]

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in Goochland releases their bourbon barrel aged Virginia Black Bear Russian Imperial Stout on Saturday. [FB]



Two NoVA Chefs Star in Season 12 of Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

By Stefanie Gans

Joy Crump, owner of FOODĒ in Fredericksburg and George Pagonis, an Alexandria native, join the newest cast of Bravo’s culinary competition “Top Chef.” FOODĒ started as a catering company in Atlanta, and in 2010, Crump brought it to downtown Fredericksburg as a small, counter operation with an emphasis on local food. This December, Pagnois, along with “Top Chef” alum Mike Isabella, will open Kapnos Taverna in Arlington. The restaurant is an offshoot of Kapnos in Washington, D.C, where Pagnois is executive chef. Season 12, shot in Boston, airs tonight at 10 p.m. 

(October 2014)



Opening Next Year: Chase the Submarine, A Joint Venture from Maple Ave Restaurant and Caffe Amouri

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Rey Lopez/ Under a Bushel Photography

Photo courtesy of Rey Lopez/ Under a Bushel Photography

By Stefanie Gans

Two of Vienna’s power players in the food-and-drink world will combine to launch a sandwich shop and butchery, set to open early next fall. Chase the Submarine, from Michael Amouri of Caffe Amouri and Tim Ma of Maple Ave Restaurant, will be what Ma calls a modern deli, plus a small butchery operation.

“I think we just started talking because we opened [businesses] around the same time,” Ma says of his partnership with Amouri. Ma began selling Amouri’s coffee at his restaurants and then the two became friends. “He’s a big idea man,” Ma says of Amouri, describing their friendly rap sessions centered around restaurant premises, finishing sentences of “wouldn’t this be cool?”

At the same time, Ma and his wife and partner Joey Hernandez we’re looking to open a fast, casual spot. “I’m not good at tacos,” jokes Ma, and so with sandwiches there’s room for creativity. 

>>Draft menu after the jump

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Fashion on Wheels: Shirlington to Host Fall Fashion Truck Event

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

By Cate Jensen

Photos Courtsey of Street  Boutique Fashion Truck, The Thread Truck, Tin Lizzy

Photos courtesy of Street Boutique Fashion Truck, The Thread Truck, Tin Lizzy

Over the past few years – many businesses have gone mobile. Like many things in this fast-paced decade, customers prefer to buy things on the move and this sentiment rings true for the residents of Northern Virginia.  How many of us have visited a food truck on Friday to get that amazing new dish we heard about via social media or by a friend’s reference? Well that concept has slowly been making its way into fashion and retail.

While the concept of  mobile retail might sound strange at first – it isn’t a brand new idea, just newer to our area. If you visit www.findafashiontruck.com, you’ll discover there is almost one in every state and quite a few based locally. 

All of the following trucks will be at a new event, Fall Fashion Truck Event, which will be held the first Friday of every month until December at The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia, the next one being held November 7 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m

 

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UVA Suspect Accused of Sexual Assault at 2 other schools; U.S. Ebola patient flew through Dulles

By Michael Balderston

UVA suspect Jesse L. Matthew previously accused of sexual assault twice at other colleges
(The Washington Post)

Nationals will take on the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS starting Friday
(The Washington Post)

Artist creates portrait using the National Mall as his canvas
(WTOP)

Dallas man with Ebola flew through Dulles
(WTOP)

New Skyscrapers planned for Arlington despite existing ones remaining empty
(WJLA)



October’s Not-To-Miss Events

Edited by Bailey Lucero-Carter

Brandi Carlile

Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap.

1Brandi Carlile
Folk-rock powerhouse singer Brandi Carlile kicks off the concert series at The Barns this fall. Combining country, soul and rock ’n’ roll, Carlile’s Pin Drop Tour is named so for being completely unplugged—no amps, no mics. Rolling Stone Magazine praises her “raw, rugged voice,” and American Songwriter calls her voice “red-blooded and clarion clear.” / Oct. 6 & 7

 

The House of Ghostly Haunts

Photo courtesy of Artisphere.

2The House of Ghostly Haunts
Experience a night of fantastic mystery and horror presented by Artisphere. The event stars Cardone, the Ultimate Vaudeville Magician, who mystifies audiences with magic, ventriloquism, illusion, mind-reading and more. This classic spooks show resurrects the ghouls and terrors that inhabit your wildest dreams—or nightmares. / Oct. 11

 

3“Wuthering  Heights”
One of the most compelling tales in all of literature, Aquila Theatre brings the written word to life with its production of “Wuthering Heights.” This classic tale of passion, revenge and the supernatural opens up the Halloween season at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. The performance is directed by Desiree Sanchez and stars James Lavender and Kali Hughes. / Oct. 5

Fall Wine Festival  & Sunset Tour

Photo courtesy of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

4Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
Enjoy an evening of wine-tasting at Mount Vernon, where live blues and a riverside view await. Guests sample wine from 16 Virginia wineries and experience an evening tour of George and Martha Washington’s home, including the basement in which they stored their wine. / Oct. 3–5

Oktoberfest with Capitol City Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of MaxyM/shutterstock.com.

5Oktoberfest with Capitol City Brewing Company
Over 65 brewing companies will be in Arlington at the 15th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest, one of the region’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations. Enjoy beer samples as well as local and authentic Oktoberfest food while listening to music from an authentic German band. / Oct. 4

(October 2014)

 



Stafford teacher charged for sexual relationship with student; UVA suspect linked to 2009 murder

By Carten Cordell

Suspect’s arrest in UVA case turns up lead in 2009 murder of Va. Tech student
(The Washington Post)

Severance moved from Alexandria to Arlington jail
(The Washington Post)

Stafford teacher charged with having sexual relationship with student
(WTOP)

Nuclear fuel rods found damaged at Va. power plant
(WTOP)

 

 

 

 



Manassas City Council to consider reopening Lake Manassas; Theft draws community together

By Carten Cordell

A Lemonade-stand theft causes a Loudoun community and a famous author to come to the rescue
(The Washington Post)

Manassas City Council to consider reopening Lake Manassas
(The Washington Post)

Trial to begin in shooting of Alexandria officer
(WTOP)

Plan for a New School In Arlington’s TJ Park Draws Neighborhood Ire
(WAMU)



Arlington’s Trade Roots Expands Fair Trade Practices with the Opening of New Coffee Shop

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Lisa Ostroff of Trade Roots coffee shop

Lisa Ostroff at f Trade Roots’ new coffee shop / Photo courtesy of Lisa Ostroff

By Nicole Bayne

“People should know fair trade is about more than just coffee and tea,” says Lisa Ostroff , the owner of Trade Roots in Arlington. Beyond the products, the concept of fair trade fosters a system that pays reasonable prices for certain goods in developing countries. 

Started as a shop to sell eco-friendly, recycled and eclectic jewelry and art handmade from small villages around the world, Trade Roots recently expanded the space to include a coffee shop and cafe, with the roasting done by Equal Exchange.

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Hungry For Linkage: Reagan Airport Expands Dining Options + Souping is the New Juicing+ More Burger Joints in NoVA

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

burgers

Courtesy of Jody Fellows

By Nicole Bayne

Dulce Crepes campaigns on Kickstarter to open in Fairfax. [Eater]

From learning about seasonal ingredients to embracing fats, lessons from cooking on a farm. [Bon Appetite]

Updates on the openings of Social Burger, Citizen Burger Bar and Zinburger. [Burger Days]

Juicing is out, souping is in. [Well and Good]

Mike Isabella will be opening another location of his restaurant, Kapnos Taverna, at Reagan National Airport, along with other local chains, Lebanese Taverna and Cava Mezze Grill. [WBJ]

Virginians like drinking Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. [Leesburg Today]

 



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