Hungry For Linkage: Chocolate’s Role in the Ukraine/Russia Conflict + Openings for Peet’s, Mocha Cafe and Four Sisters Grill

A roundup of food news in Northern Virginia.

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By Evan Milberg

Why chocolate is a bargaining chip in the Russia/Ukraine conflict. [NPR]

Ovvio Osteria in Merrifield is now offering a gluten-free menu. [Eater]

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee and tea company that started the artisan coffee movement back in 1966, is opening a location in Vienna by mid-May. 

Mocha Cafe and Pastry in Arlington is soft opening this Friday from 9 a.m. –  7 p.m. [NVM] 

Four Sisters Grill in Clarendon will be open by next week. [ARLNow]