Posts Tagged ‘Reston’

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]

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



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/

Photo by Joshua Resnick/

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]

Red’s Table pushes for August opening in Reston

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Adam Stein

Photo by Adam Stein

By Mia Finley

Growing up in Reston, Ryan Tracy and this brother Matt Tracy talked about opening a restaurant in South Lakes Village Center, specifically the site of Lakeside Inn.

After college, Ryan moved to Florida—their father’s home state and family vacation spot—to join his brothers and father in opening eight Five Guys restaurants. 

But after seven years in fast food, the brothers started talking with their cousin John Jarecki, owner of The Light Horse in Old Town Alexandria, about opening a full-service restaurant. 

Jarecki’s guidance brought the family back up to Virginia, and they decided to open Red’s Table exactly where they once dreamed of owning a place. “It was unbelievable timing because we lived 20 years of our lives right down the street,” says Ryan Tracy. 

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Hungry for Linkage: Free anniversary drinks tonight at Mazagan Restaurant

Posted by Stefanie Gans, Dining Editor / Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Sushi 2Go is now open in Ballston. [ARLnow]

Complimentary cocktail tasting to celebrate Mazagan Restaurant‘s anniversary tonight from 5-7 p.m. [info]

Reston’s Emilia Cirker, a culinary instructor, will compete in June’s new season of Food Network Star. [Restonnow]

Artfully Chocolate is closing in Alexandria. [Eater]

Sign up for the Farm. Fresh. Pledge!—spend at least $10 a week and track purchases through a punch card—and be entered to win prizes. Participating farmers markets include City of Manassas Farmers Market and Fairfax County Park Authority Farmers Markets at multiple sites. [VDACS]


Hungry for Linkage: Neyla in Reston and Stomping Ground in Del Ray opened this week

Posted by Stefanie Gans, Dining Editor / Friday, May 15th, 2015

Neyla / Photo courtesy of Len de Pas

Neyla / Photo courtesy of Len de Pas

Opened this week: Neyla in Reston and Stomping Ground in Del Ray. [Eater, Patch]

Shirlington closings: Bungalow Sports Grill and Bonsai Grill; Shirlington opening: Hula Girl. [ARLnow, Eater]

Kite Runner Cafe out; Gaijin Ramen Shop in. [ARLnow]

For the first time, restaurant sales surpass grocery store sales. [NRA]

Find Nitro’s Creamery at the Reston Farmers Market with flavors using strawberries, rhubarb, beets and Nutella. [Modern Reston]

Bon Appetit’s June 2014 photo of a sour cherry pie wins Most Delicious cover from the American Society of Magazine Editors. [ASME]

Gyspy Soul is now selling ready-made food at the Mosaic Central Farm Market: pimento cheese, oyster and artichoke spread, chilled sweet pea soup and duck fat beignets with burnt orange caramel sauce and powder sugar.

New nanobrewery: Lake Anne Brew House expected in Reston this summer

Posted by Editorial / Monday, April 27th, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Melissa and Jason Romano

Photo Courtesy of Melissa and Jason Romano

Editor’s Note: For more on Northern Virginia’s beer scene, plus a directory of breweries both opened and almost-opened, check out the Beer Awards issue, on newsstands now.

By Susannah Black

Longtime Reston residents Melissa and Jason Romano are turning their homebrewing hobby into a family-run nanobrewery in Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza, slated to open late this August as Lake Anne Brew House.

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Hungry For Linkage: Barcelona Wine Bar in Reston is now open

Posted by Editorial / Monday, April 27th, 2015

Northern Virginia Magazine Restaurant news

Yulia Davidovich/

By Nicole Bayne

Barcelona Wine Bar in Reston is now officially open serving tapas with patio seating. [facebook]

Fast food wine pairings. [Refinery 29]

Pita Pouch opens in Falls Church with a second location expected in Tysons Corner this August. [News-Press]

Eyeing All-Clad’s 12-inch skillet? It’s now on sale. [Kinja]

Tomorrow, Join The Kenmore Inn for their Arte & Vino class ($40) which includes wine and painting supplies. Reservations required; 540-371-7622. []

Things to mix into yogurt: a list that doesn’t include sugar. [WaPo]

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