ICYMI: A Filipino restaurant heads to Ballston

Food news, plus kitchens find a use for fidget spinners.

The 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup awarded Ashburn’s Old Ox with second place, best in show. Northern Virginia first place winners in beer categories include: Caboose, Lost Rhino, Heroic, Port City, Capitol City and Lake Anne. [Virginia Craft Brewers]

Leesburg’s Italian restaurant Palio’s is now rebranded as The Tasting Room at Palio with globally inspired small plates. [Loudoun Times-Mirror]

It looks like Ray’s Hell Burger is donezo in Rosslyn now that owner Micheal Landrum wants out of the lease. [Eater]

Anyone else tired of hearing about fidget spinners? Because apparently they are now employed in kitchens. [Food & Wine]

A Filipino restaurant, from the owner of the shuttered Bistro 7107, will open in the former Applebee’s space in Ballston. [ARLnow]

There are now two brewery-focused tour companies, FXBG Brewery Tours and Fred Vegas Brew Tours, just for Fredericksburg. [Fredericksburg.com, Fredericksburg.com]