Best of NoVA 2017: Afternoon/Evening DJ and Local Twitter Account

2017 Best of NoVA Personalities winners.

Chad Dukes

Favorite place to celebrate: Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas. Incredible facility, really good people. I love taking my wife, friends and family there for celebration-worthy events, like me breaking the 60-pounds-overweight mark.

Favorite place to connect with nature: Burke Lake Park. I prefer the off-season, as it gets a little crowded. A round of disc golf is always welcome, and I know that course like the back of my hand. I wish people respected me.

Favorite place tourists don’t know about: Downtown Saloon in Leesburg. Great hole-in-the-wall biker bar that sounds intimidating but is actually really cool. Cold beer, Haggard on the juke box and spicy fried pickles. What else could you want? Besides lower blood pressure. God, do I want that.

Favorite place for a night out on the town: Whole Foods in Fairfax. I’m not kidding. There are five bars in that place. I start with the seafood bar, head to the grilled cheese bar and finish up the night at the sports bar. All inside a grocery store. Beat that.

Favorite place for a day of shopping: My ideal shopping day would include trips to F3 Tactical in Chantilly, Duluth Trading in Manassas and then Cabela’s in Gainesville. My wife is thrilled to be married to me.