Hot Opening: Streatside in Centreville

Plus, score free Peruvian chicken from Sardi’s—and more food world news.

Takoyaki, yakisoba and katsu from Streatside / Photo by Stefanie Gans
Takoyaki, yakisoba and katsu from Streatside (Photo by Stefanie Gans)

Food hall mania makes its way out to the ‘burbs with Streatside, a miniature five-stall court that together is the size of typical strip mall restaurant.

The mix of vendors offers Asian-leaning options: Deep Kachu for classic (pork cutlet) and funky (kimchi, cheese) interpretations of katsu and takoyaki, fried balls filled with octopus; Berry Green for poke and acai bowls; Noodle Road for ramen, udon and yakisoba; The Zert for ice cream, shaved ice, waffles and honey bread, the trendy dessert made with Japanese milk bread; and Two Sons for coffees, smoothies and bubble tea.

Honey toast from The Zert inside Streatside / Photo by Stefanie Gans
Honey toast from The Zert inside Streatside (Photo by Stefanie Gans)

The front-runner on a quick lunch trip was The Zert’s honey bread: huge cubes, just toasty enough for some crunch, but still soft and cushy, loved up with some honey and powdered sugar, plated with matcha ice cream, whipped cream, sliced fruit and wafers. // Streatside, 6345 Multiplex Drive, Centreville

News, events, etc.

*Free Food Alert* Maryland’s Sardi’s Pollo a la Brasa debuts its first location in Virginia with a grand opening party in Falls Church this Saturday, June 1 (1 to 5 p.m.) with a moon bounce, face painting, balloon animals … and everyone gets a free ¼ chicken meal. An Alexandria location is slated for July. [Sardi’s]

Sidekick, a “boundary-pushing baked goods” operation from the team behind Ted’s Bulletin, will open in Ballston Quarter next month. [Eater]

After two years in the making, Whiskey & Oyster, by Mike “Mango Mike” Anderson, is now open in Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood. [The Zebra]

Rockwood Sports Bar celebrates one year in Gainesville this Saturday, June 1 (noon-11 p.m.) with a barbecue party: sangria, crushes, raffles, outdoor games (bocce, giant Jenga) and music from DJ Rushhour. [Rockwood]

With new evidence of “’net benefits’” for society, soda taxes aren’t going anywhere. [New Food Economy]

Patsy’s American, the newest concept from Great American Restaurants, opens today. Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks will open in late June. [GAR]

Okra, eggplant, tomatoes: It’s not too late to join Great Country Farms‘ CSA with pickups throughout NoVA. [Great Country Farms]

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