Posts Tagged ‘Falls Church’

Hungry for Linkage: Gypsy Soul out, Requin and Kapnos Kouzina in at Mosaic District

Posted by Stefanie Gans, Dining Editor / Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

 chicken skins at Gypsy Soul

R.I.P. chicken skins at Gypsy Soul / Photo courtesy of Gypsy Soul

Mosaic District‘s Gypsy Soul is now closed, and Mike Isabella is taking over the space with Requina pop-up running until the end of the year, which will then open in D.C. in 2017. The space will eventually turn into Kapnos Kouzina, the second location of Isabella’s casual Greek restaurant. [EaterWaPo]

Will Starbuck‘s PSL with real pumpkin turn out as terribly as “New Coke, Gmail’s tabs, Felicity’s haircut”? [Slate]

Two months after a fire and Leesburg Diner is still not close to reopening. [Loudoun Times-Mirror]

Today’s deal: 50 five-piece chicken fingers will be available to first-comers at 5 p.m. at the new Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken in Falls Church.  [WCP]

Food as art. [FWx]

Hungry for Linkage: Openings in Shirlington, Falls Church, Manassas, Alexandria and Woodbridge

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Food truck banks offer alternative to food pantries

Photo Courtesy of Duc Dao /

By Emily Cook

Local openings alert: DAK Chicken in Shirlington, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken in Falls Church and BadWolf Brewing Company (aka Big BadWolf) in Manassas will open on Friday; Sonoma Cellar in Alexandria and Ornery Beer Company in Woodbridge will open Monday.

Oz will open next month in Clarendon. [ARLnow]

“While McDonald’s has pride of place on the main drag, the biodiversity pavilion, with organic food, is tucked away in a hard-to-find corner.” [NYT]

Gwyneth Paltrow will release her third cookbook, “It’s All Easy: Healthy, Delicious Weeknight Meals in Under 30 Minutes,” in 2016. [GrubStreet]

In contrast to food pantries of the past, digital food truck banks promote nutrition, provide choice and accommodate dietary needs. [WTOP]

Buzz over to BusyBees: New indoor space for little ones opens in Falls Church

Photo by Casey Gammon from Bluebees Photography.

Photo by Casey Gammon from Bluebees Photography.

By Micaela Williamson

As an active stay-at-home mom of two little girls, Natalia Arbelaez dubbed herself a “professional” playground/museum/park scout: With each passing hot, humid summer and freezing winter in Northern Virginia, she looked for the fun indoor playgrounds for her girls. They all offered shelter from the weather and fun, she said, but it was “a sea of sameness and long commutes.”

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95 percent of Android phones are easily hacked; Bedbugs found at Falls Church INOVA

By Raquel DeSouza

Virginia wants your help in grading public schools
(The Washington Post)

An INOVA building in Falls Church had to be exterminated for bedbugs

Poll: Majority of Americans don’t want the Iran nuclear deal to pass Congress

The Coast Guard continues searching for two missing Florida teens
(Guardian U.S.)

Over 95 percent of Android phones can easily be hacked

Northern Virginia native chef Nathan Lyon on being savvy at the farmers market and in your kitchen

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Nathan Lyon chef demonstration at Falls Church Farmers Market

Photo courtesy of Nathan Lyon

By Emily Cook

Chef and television personality Nathan Lyonknown for his television show “A Lyon in the Kitchen,” his cookbook “Great Food Starts Fresh” and his position among the final four on the second season of “The Next Food Network Star“—is a Northern Virginia native, too. After growing up in Clarendon and studying at James Madison University, he left the area 18 years ago for Los Angeles but is returning this Saturday for a demonstration and cookbook signing at Falls Church Farmers Market

Here’s Lyon on the importance of farmers markets, planning ahead and eating in season.

How do you think the food scene has changed in NoVA?
I would say nationwide the culinary scene has finally come into its own where food is so much more important than it ever was before. I think that food TV has a lot to do with that, but I also think farmers markets popping up everywhere across the nation are equally responsible. People want to know where their food comes from. So when you go to a restaurant, be it in Arlington or D.C. or elsewhere in the nation, you’ll see—on the menu it will say “Weiser Farms,” and it gets passed to the people who actually grew the food. There’s no way you would see that 18, 20 years ago. It just didn’t exist.

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On the road again: The Weepies headline at The State Theatre this Sunday

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, June 18th, 2015

The Weepies

Steve Tannen and Deb Talan. Photo courtesy of Robert Sebree.

By Laura Wingfield

The Weepies are back. Folk rock singer/songwriter duo Deb Talan and Steve Tannen will hit The State Theatre this Sunday on their Sirens U.S. tour, their first since 2011. 

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8 Places to get your laugh on in NoVA

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Editor’s Note:This post has been updated. Ri Ra Irish Pub has closed down, and has been removed from this listing.  

By Rachel Sandler

The NoVA comedy scene is as vibrant as ever. Whether it’s a seasoned comic stopping by on a national tour or a first-time hopeful trying out a new set, these places are the comedy hubs of Northern Virginia.

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A Second Helping: Restaurants duplicating in NoVA

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A slew of restaurants and breweries expand with duplicate locations this summer. — Nicole Bayne


1st Location What’s New 2nd Location
BadWolf Brewing Company
The first brewery in Manassas, BadWolf’s original space is so tiny there’s brewing equipment in the taproom too—plus a popcorn machine.
BadWolf Brewing Company
9776 Center St.,
Opening JUNe

With more space, there’s room for jacketed fermenters—tanks with cooling systems—keeping temperatures low, an environment needed to brew lagers and lager-styles (pilsner). Additionally, there will be a dedicated yeast lab for cultivating strains for experimental beers.
BadWolf Brewing Company
8420 Kao Circle,
Chasin’ Tails
Former poker players gambled on a Louisiana-style crawfish boil and found enough success for a second location. The team will also open a fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant and a tea shop in Tysons Corner.
Chasin’ Tails
2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington

Centreville’s Chasin’ Tails adds chargrilled oysters topped with a garlicky cheese blend and housemade sweet potato hush puppies to the menu in a space almost 3,000 square feet larger than the original, including a bigger patio and bar.
Chasin’ Tails
5815 Trinity Parkway, Centreville
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
The city shop is known for a roster of seasonal doughnuts (try the cult-hit creme brulee), fried chicken sandwiches served on savory doughnuts and a food truck with stops in Tysons and Arlington.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
1308 G St. NW, Washington, D.C.

The D.C. location is standing room only, but the new 1,200-square-foot shop in Falls Church will offer about eight tables, an expanded menu (more sandwiches and sides) and brunch on weekends.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
One of the first breweries to open during Northern Virginia’s modern era of craft beer, this award-winning brewery creates a range of beers, sources many ingredients locally and employs a scientist to develop local yeast strains.
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
21730 Red Rum Drive, Suite 142, Ashburn
opened JUNe 5

Inspired by foods from island life and Southern California, the brewpub will offer tacos and jerk chicken, plus live music on the weekends and plenty of patio seating. The beer list highlights Lost Rhino originals, plus a few dedicated taps for neighborhood breweries and cideries.
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
22885 Brambleton Plaza, Ashburn
Blackwall Hitch
This upscale tavern with an emphasis on seafood and classic American fare hosts live music most nights of the week.
Blackwall Hitch
400 6th St., Annapolis, Maryland
opened JUNe 8

Opening in the long-vacant Torpedo Factory
Food Pavilion along Alexandria’s waterfront, this location’s menu will mimic the original. Expect weekly specials and summery soft-shell crabs from the Eastern Shore. Outdoor seating can hold over 100.
Blackwall Hitch
5 Cameron St., Alexandria
DGS Delicatessen & Speciality Bar
A modern twist on the classic deli, DGS offers sandwiches (pastrami, whitefish salad), entrees (chicken schnitzel, grilled trout) and housemade sodas (pomegranate ginger, cucumber mint).
DGS Delicatessen
1317 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
opening june 15

Located in Mosaic District, the bar will have 20 seats and its own menu including Reuben egg rolls and smoked brisket sliders. Served family-style, there will be multi course meals centered around dishes like braised brisket and smoked chicken.
DGS Delicatessen
2985 District Ave., Suite 115, Fairfax

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Putting Your Home on the Market? Here’s How to Exit: Stage Right

Tips for staging homes for sale

Photo courtesy of Pat Baldwin.

By Jennifer Shapira

Stephanie Kelley must have five white sofas in her extensive inventory. “It’s funny,” says the home stager and owner of Refined Design in Fairfax. “We call them our workhorses because they go everywhere.”

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Cravings: Tripa at Taco Bamba

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


Photo by Nicole Bayne

By Nicole Bayne

Dish: Tripa, $3

Where: Taco Bamba2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church

Taste: If you’re a fan of tripe in pho, get pumped to see it fried and wrapped in two soft corn tortillas at Taco Bamba. Beef’s small intestine is mostly flavorful fat holding every drop of the oils it was fried in. Each sweet piece is a bit chewy, remarkably succulent and sprinkled with cilantro. The delightful juxtaposition of crunch and juice was pivotal in temporarily taking my mind off the fact that I was eating animal innards.

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