Posts Tagged ‘Gut Check’

21 new & almost opened restaurants

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Photo courtesy of 360b/

Need a new spot to nosh? Here is a list of new restaurants now open and soon-to-open.

American Tandoor, Tysons Corner, Indian, $$, Expected September

Aslin Beer Company, Herndon, Brewery, $, Expected September

Blackwall Hitch, Alexandria, Seafood, $$$, Opened June
| MORE: Originally from Annapolis, this upscale tavern opens on the Old Town waterfront

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Hungry For Linkage: Bone Broth Now Available at Haute Dogs & Fries

Posted by Editorial / Friday, February 13th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Citizen Burger Bar

Photo Courtesy of Citizen Burger Bar

By Susannah Black

Citizen Burger Bar is now open in Clarendon. [ARLnow]

Trendy bone broth now available at Haute Dogs & Fries’ Purcellville and Alexandria locations. [WCP]

Adroit Theory Brewing Company releases four new beers this week. [FB]

Sunset Hills hosts a wine and chocolate pairing event this Saturday and Sunday for Valentine’s Day. [FB]

Bottomless food and drinks cafe coming to Arlington? [ARLnow]

Restaurant chains introduce specialty coffees. [NRN]

Art Meets Wine: Arterra Wines Opens Saturday in Delaplane

Posted by Editorial / Friday, February 6th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Arterra Wines

Sandy Gray-Murray and Jason Murray / Photo Courtesy of Arterra Wines

By Susannah Black

“Arterra is a created word from the words art and terra, meaning land,” says Sandy Gray-Murray. “Most of the magic happens in the land, in the vineyard.” Gray-Murray along with husband Jason Murray will open Arterra Wines, a winery-meets-art gallery concept, this Saturday in Delaplane.

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Hungry For Linkage: Crystal City Bar Highline RxR to Open this Weekend

Posted by Editorial / Friday, February 6th, 2015

A bag of joy: crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausage.

Crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausage from Chasin’ Tails / Photo by Kate Bohler

By Susannah Black

Chasin’ Tails announces a second location opening in Centreville. [FB]

After 50 years of business, International Wine and Beverage of Arlington will close. [ARLnow]

A limited-release brown ale, brewed with mango and habeneros, will be available at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery this weekend. [FB]

As reported last month, owner Peter Bayne says Crystal City‘s Highline RxR will open this weekend. [ARLnow]

Paradise Springs Winery releases its 2014 Nana’s Rosé today. [Paradise Springs]

The opening of the Westover location of The Italian Store has been delayed due to complications with the building’s utilities. [ARLnow]

Willow Restaurant‘s last Buffalo night, starring the non-Lenten beef on weck, is tonight. [Willow]

Del Ray’s Dairy Godmother reopens for the season today at noon. [Twitter]

Opening Tomorrow: Founding Farmers comes to Virginia in a Tysons Location

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Fredde Lieberman

Founding Farmers turkey, arugula and aged-provolone sandwich / Photo Courtesy of Fredde Lieberman

By Susannah Black

“I want to provide comfort food, food that hugs you,” says Joe Goetze, executive chef for Farmers Restaurant Group, the company opening the first Virginia location (and third total) of Founding Farmers in Tysons Corner tomorrow.

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Hungry For Linkage: Behind the Scenes at Domino’s on Super Bowl Sunday

Posted by Editorial / Friday, January 30th, 2015


By Susannah Black

Old 690 Brewery opens today at 5 p.m. in Hillsboro. [Old690]

Port City Brewing Company celebrates it’s fourth anniversary today from 3-10 p.m. and will release Colossal IV, a Belgian-style Quad, plus food trucks will be there. [FB]

Commonwealth Joe‘s cold-pressed coffee is now on tap at Heritage Brewing Company. [FB]

See what it’s like behind the scenes at Domino’s on Super Bowl Sunday. [YouTube]

2015 restaurant sales expected to grow 3.8 percent. [NRN]

Columbia Firehouse hires Johnny Miele as the new executive chef. [Columbia Firehouse]

Alexandria Restaurant Week lasts through Sunday. [VisitAlexandria]

Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub released its new lunch menu this week. [FB]

Opening Soon: Highline RxR Comes to Crystal City Next Month

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Highline RxR

Photo Courtesy of Evan Foster, Beyond Collective

By Susannah Black

Tony Radwan says the name Highline RxR is in reference to a railroad—”and just like a train, we want to be noticed.” The upcoming craft cocktail and beer lounge is expected to open in Crystal City in February from Geoffrey Dawson and Peter Bayne, owners of Arlington’s Carpool and Continental Pool Lounge.

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Hungry For Linkage: The Beer Joint (formerly Vintage 50) Files for Bankruptcy

Posted by Editorial / Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Mexican peppers, cinnamon and cocoa nibs for the / Photo Courtesy of Lickinghole Creek

Mexican peppers, cinnamon and cocoa nibs for the Mexican-spiced Imperial Stout / Photo Courtesy of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

By Susannah Black

The grand opening of the Sugar Shack in Alexandria is Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Guests who show take a “selfie” at Sugar Shack and post it to their social media page will get a free donut.  [FB]

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery releases Heir Apparent, a Mexican-spiced imperial stout this Saturday. [FB]

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week runs through this Sunday and Alexandria Restaurant Week starts on today. [RAMW, VisitAlexandria]

After rebranding this summer, The Beer Joint—formerly Vintage 50—files for bankruptcy. [WTOP

Get a preview of Portner Brewhouses‘s brews this weekend. [FB]

Be creative (pottery!) and eat chocolate at the annual Death by Chocolate Ladies’ Night at Art from the Heart in Stafford tonight. [VA]

Hungry For Linkage: Now Through Monday, Say “MLK” at Ben’s Chili Bowl to Get 10 Percent Off

Posted by Editorial / Friday, January 16th, 2015

Bill Cosby's Originial Chili Half-Smoke / Photo Courtesy of Ben's Chili Bowl

Bill Cosby’s Originial Chili Half-Smoke / Photo Courtesy of Ben’s Chili Bowl

By Susannah Black

North Carolina-based pizza chain is under construction in Clarendon. [ARLnow]

Airlie of Warrenton hosts its first Signature Dinner Series of 2015 along with Catoctin Creek Distilling Company this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for $89 per person. [Airlie]

Copperwood Tavern offers a special MLK Brunch this Monday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. [FB]

Now through Monday, say “MLK” at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Rosslyn to get 10 percent off. [ARLnow]

Chipotle stops serving pork in a third of its locations. [wtop]

On Saturday at 3 p.m. Little Washington Winery hosts a seminar on cheese. For $40, guests will learn how to distinguish between cheeses and will pair artisan cheeses with Virginia wines. [FB]

Heritage Brewing Company releases new brews this weekend. [FB]

Where to Dine for New Year’s Eve

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014



By Susannah Black

Keep your champagne glass and your New Year’s resolutions (or try to), but change up your typical New Year’s Eve soiree with one of these local celebrations.

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