ICYMI: Have you been to Solace Brewing Company yet?

Food news, plus it’s the end of the James-Beard-nominated Foggy Ridge Cider.

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Photo courtesy of Foggy Ridge Cider

Virginia’s influential Foggy Ridge Cider will cease production, with the owners refocusing on growing apples. [Washington Post]

Local food blogger and internationally renown economist Tyler Cowen gives a shout out to his favorite Northern Virginia restaurants, like Afghan Bistro, Elephant Jumps and the string of Ethiopian restaurants in Alexandria, on this week’s Longform Podcast. [Longform]

In praise of brewer Bridgette Turner and Solace Brewing Company Super Dope IPA. [Washington City Paper]

The Leesburg Town Council has still not decided if food trucks can operate downtown. [Loudoun Times Mirror]

Hilton’s headquarters in McLean launched the Social, a six-eatery food court. [Eater]

After 30 years in Sterling, looks like Cheng’s Oriental Restaurant is now closed. [The Burn]

Where is the end to school lunch shaming? [Civil Eats]