Posts Tagged ‘Reston’

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?

Photo courtesy of Odua Images / shutterstock.com

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/shutterstock.com.

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

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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]



Where to eat and drink this Father’s Day

Posted by Editorial / Friday, June 12th, 2015

Photos Courtesy of Carmello's

Photos Courtesy of Carmello’s

By Mia Finley

Wine Tastings 

Gray Ghost Vineyards
June 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring Dad for free wine tastings, live music, winery tours and gourmet box lunches. Please call ahead for lunch reservations at 540-937-4869. / Gray Ghost Vineyards; 14706 Lee Hwy., Amissville.

DuCard Vineyards
June 21, noon -5 p.m. Singer-songwriter Paulo Franco will provide live music while Panacea Cigar Company helps pair fine cigars with wines. / DuCard Vineyards; 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan

Narmada Winery
June 21, 1p.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate Father’s Day with live music by Aubrey Driggers and free wine tasting for Dads all weekend. / Narmada; 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville

Fabbioli Cellars
June 20-21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. WoodFire Pizza food truck will be at Fabbioli’s to serve pizza while enjoying selections from the vineyard. Check the Facebook event page for more information. / Fabbioli Facebook; 15669 Limestone School Road, Leesburg

Miracle Valley Vineyard
June 21, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Chilled wine and light fare will be served along with blues singer Martha Capone. / Miracle Valley Vineyard; 3661 Double J Lane, Delaplane

North Gate Vineyard
June 21, noon-5 p.m. Two different varieties of raw Chesapeake Bay oysters will be served along with live music. / North Gate Vineyard; 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville

***** 

Brunch 

Carmello’s
June 21, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A barbecue-style Father’s Day Brunch, $30 per person, while kids 12 years old and younger eat free.  / Carmello’s. 9108 Center St., Manassas

American Tap Room
June 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All-you-can-eat brunch buffet for $28 per person, including an omelet station and brisket bar. / American Tap Room; 3101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

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5 debut summer camps you haven’t missed

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, June 11th, 2015

5 new summer camps in Northern Virginia

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By Emily Cook

As the school year comes to a close and the summer heat begins to sizzle, children of all ages eagerly await the adventure ahead, the new friends to be made and the independence of summer. In addition to the many neighborhood pools, outdoor festivals and expansive parks, Northern Virginia is home to a diverse assortment of summer camps. Although registration opens in late winter, you’re not too late. In fact, you’re now on the cusp of this season’s inaugural offerings.

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Hungry for Linkage: Win free burritos for a year at the new Moe’s

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Photo by Joshua Resnick/shutterstock.com

Photo by Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock.com

By Mia Finley 

A new Moe’s location in Alexandria opens tomorrowthe first 50 customers win free burritos for a year. [Moe’s]

Ted’s Montana Grill will close in Ballston but open in Gaithersburg, Maryland. [ARLnow]

Blackwall Hitch opened this week in the Torpedo Factory food court. [Eater]

Reston International Center’s last remaining tenant, Reston Kabob, closes for JBG Company renovations. [Reston Now]

Plaka Grill will open a second location in Falls Church next Monday. [FB]



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