Posts Tagged ‘Reston’

Murphy returns at the Kennedy Center; Future of I-66 concerns residents

By Nelia Dashiell

Death row inmates in Virginia gain a few last privileges.
[Loudoun Times]

Eddie Murphy cracks his first joke in 28 years at the Kennedy Center.
[Washington Post]

“Shrek the Musical” to premiere in Reston.
[Fairfax Times]

Dunn Loring residents share their ideas for the future of I-66.
[Fairfax Times]

Five Northern Virginia Oktoberfests you should plan to attend

Posted by Editorial / Friday, October 2nd, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Capitol City Brewing Company Oktoberfest has been rescheduled to Oct. 11. The event for this weekend has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Week 1 - Vienna Oktoberfest

Photo courtesy of James E. Sweeney Photography

By Nelia Dashiell & Jae O’Connor

1.  Vienna Oktoberfest

Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. // The Vienna Oktoberfest is an annual event filled to the brim with beer, wine, food, music, vendors and tons of family friendly activities—all with free admission. There will be a variety of live music, children’s activities (including a moon bounce and climbing wall) and plenty of German-inspired food and adult beverages. / Historic Church Street in Vienna: Between Center Street and Mill Street, including the Town Green and the Caboose Parking Lot; 703-648-3290; Free

2.  Capitol City Brewing Company Oktoberfest

Oct. 11, noon-7 p.m. // Celebrate Capitol City Brewing Company’s 15th annual mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest with over 60 breweries and authentic German food and music. / Capitol City Brewing Company: 4001 Campbell Ave., Shirlington; 703-578-3888; $30 to sample beer, free to attend

3.  Oktoberfest Reston

Oct. 10, noon-11 p.m. Oct. 11,  11 a.m.-8 p.m. // Come out to Reston to join its ninth year hosting Oktoberfest. There will be live performances and a display of traditional German music and dancers featured throughout the Reston streets. This will definitely be a fun-filled event for all ages. / 11900 Market St., Reston; Free

4.  Northern Virginia BrewFest

Oct. 17-18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. // Northern Virginia BrewFest is one of the area’s largest beer festivals, and it is not to be missed. With over 50 local and regional breweries, you’re guaranteed to find a new brew to love. There will also be plenty of activities and music for the entire family. / Bull Run Regional Park: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville; $35 for adults, $10 for designated drivers, free for children under 16

5.  Lindsay VW Oktoberfest & Car Show

Oct. 18, 1-4 p.m.  // Join Sterling for the third annual Lindsay VW Oktoberfest. The theme for this year is German engineering. Come out to see the Volkswagen car show, which asks the guests to be the judges. Also, each attendee will have a chance to enter a raffle and win a selection of prizes. There will be a wide selection of food, local breweries and music. / 22455 Lindsay Cars Court, Sterling; Free

Get outside and get into nature centers

Posted by Editorial / Friday, September 4th, 2015

Photo courtesy of panco971/

Photo courtesy of panco971/

By Micaela Williamson

Summer might be over, but there are always options for outdoor play in NoVA. Now is the time to take advantage of the great outdoors before days get short. With trails, animal encounters and environmental-focused family programs, budding naturalists will enjoy spending time at these nature centers.

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Hungry for Linkage: New food truck zones start in Rosslyn today

Posted by Editorial / Monday, August 17th, 2015

Courtesy of Rosslyn BID

Rosslyn’s Mobile Vending Zones / Courtesy of Rosslyn BID

By Emily Cook & Stefanie Gans

Metropolitan Washington’s 18th Summer Restaurant Week begins today, with three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from more than 200 restaurants. [info]

Also starting today: Chuy’s 27th annual Green Chile Festival through Sept. 6 at its Springfield and Fairfax locations. [FB]

New York Times’ travel column “36 Hours” premieres tonight as a Travel Channel show with chef Kristen Kish. [Boston]

Will Artley, formerly of Pizzeria Orso, is now at Reston‘s Neyla. [Eater]

New mobile vending zones start today in Rosslyn. [WCP] [Take the survey]

Can whole-diet CSAs be the new grocery store?

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Moutoux Orchard

Dawn Coughlin picking out her vegetables at Moutoux Orchard while employee Ivy Ivers and Nick Miller help other customers in the background. Photo by Erick Gibson.

How to eat from a single source. –Mark Dewey

Rob Moutoux likens running a whole-diet CSA to homesteading for an extended family. This year’s family numbers 85 people.

They live in Leesburg, Ashburn and Reston, closer to grocery outlets where the aisles are wide, the floors are waxed and the items are so numerous you can’t really see them, but every week they drive from their neighborhoods to a barn on 60 acres in the northern tip of Loudoun County. It’s here, at Moutoux Orchard, where Moutoux and his wife, Maureen, lay out the week’s harvest. Earlier this summer, the spread included strawberries, turnips, beets, kale, spinach, bok choy, lettuces, squash, herbs, raw milk, yogurt, pork, lamb, chicken, beef, butter, two kinds of eggs, four kinds of flour and honey.

All those things, and many more, are available every day within the industrial food grid, but CSA member Katy Lester drives from Washington to that barn in Purcellville anyway. “I go to the grocery store for olive oil and citrus,” says Lester. “That’s all.”

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Loudoun’s new Dirt Farm Brewing releases a summer seasonal ale, Some-Peach

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Dirt Farm Brewing Bluemont

Photo courtesy of Dirt Farm Brewing

By Mia Finley and Emily Cook

“Dirt farm, well, it’s kind of our lifestyle. We’re rural farmers and we love it,” says Janelle Zurschmeide, a co-owner of Dirt Farm Brewing. She and sister-in-law Kate Zurschmeide created the name because of a frequent joke, “Oh, I’m just married to a dirt farmer,” they would say.

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Hungry for Linkage: Pregnant Kim Kardashian offered free burgers and milkshakes from Wayback Burgers

Posted by Editorial / Monday, July 27th, 2015

Is the obesity epidemic on the decline?

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By Emily Cook

Is the obesity epidemic on the decline? [NYT]

Fredericksburg‘s Sandwich Invitational draws 13 local chefs and sandwich-flavored popcorn. [Fredericksburg]

Do we all have a sixth … taste? [WaPoP]

Reston‘s Red’s Table will open the third week of August. [Reston]

Wayback Burgers is offering Kim Kardashian free burgers and milkshakes for the remainder of her pregnancy. Can someone start a campaign to pressure Wayback to give all pregnant women free food? [Eater]

Hungry for Linkage: Reston cooking instructor booted from ‘Food Network Star’

Posted by Editorial / Monday, July 13th, 2015

Rosslyn to host DC's 3rd annual Brgr Bash

Photo courtesy of Family Business/

By Emily Cook

Leesburg’s MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers ranked seventh-best burger in the nation by TripAdvisor reviews. [Patch]

Starbucks’ 100,000 Operatives Initiative aims to create 100,000 jobs for young adults by 2018. [GrubStreet]

Reston’s Emilia Cirker was sent home on last night’s episode of “Food Network Star.” [restonnow]

Michelle Obama hosts winners of a healthy recipe contest for students at the White House. [NYT]

Rosslyn will host the third annual D.C. BRGR Bash. [ARLnow]

New ’Cue from July’s Barbecue Issue

Posted by Stefanie Gans, Dining Editor / Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

NoVA welcomes new restaurants to satisfy your smoky meat cravings.—Nicole Bayne & Stefanie Gans

Smokehouse Live.

Photo courtesy of Smokehouse Live.

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Hungry for Linkage: Reston food truck owner looks for love in Date Lab

Posted by Editorial / Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Reston food truck owner looks for love in Date Lab

Photo Courtesy of Tom Grundy /

By Emily Cook

Reston-based BaconNEd’s Ed Hardy (who just announced a new schedule) seeks love in Washington Post’s matchmaker column, Date Lab. [WaPo]

Middleburg’s Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery now makes absinthe. [Eater]

“It is killing my business.” Food truck war continues in Arlington. [ARLnow]

Justin Garrison, formerly of The Wine Kitchen and WK Hearth, will now cook at the forthcoming The West End Wine Bar & Pub, set to open this summer in Purcellville. [Leesburg Today]

Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib, who cooked under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was found dead in New Mexico after hiking alone. [CNN]

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