ICYMI: Shawarma and baklava in Crystal City

Food news, plus fried chicken in Falls Church.


BBQ Chicken and Beer is now Best of the Best Quality Chicken and will open in a location in Falls Church City. [Eater]

The Pina Colada Festival celebrating Colada Shop’s first anniversary continues through Sunday. [The List Are You On It]

Novelist Matthew Klam reviews Nelson’s First 108 Tennessee Whiskey with Peter Ahlf from Middleburg’s Mt. Defiance. [Wall Street Journal under paywall]

Shawarma Gyros Xpress is now open in Crystal City. [ARLnow]

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant set to open in Reston this weekend. [Reston Now]

“She made a 21-minute video of herself whisper-chatting viewers while slurping an icy Dr. Pepper (her ‘favorite’), tapping her fingernails across the top of a box of Chick-fil-A boneless chick-n-minis (another ‘favorite’) and performing a muffled show-and-tell with a side of hash browns (‘the best!,’ she tells her viewers.) Her ultra-quiet video drew more than 1.5 million views.” [NPR]