GOURMET

What’s New in Virginia Wineries

Even though Virginia’s wine industry is steeped in more than 400 years of history, our wineries continue to evolve. Every year there is a new winery, a latest wine, and a fresh way to enjoy what nature provides. The industry has been expanding as well, with now twelve wineries offering breweries and four with distilleries […]

Restaurants Open for Carryout or Curbside Pickup

COVID-19 is still preventing restaurants without outdoor seating from serving patrons, however, some restaurants are pivoting to offering carryout and curbside pickup. See this list of participating restaurants.  FALLS CHURCH Dogwood Tavern Falls Church | American |$$ The creators of Ragtime and William Jeffrey’s Tavern is described as a “celebration of the Old Dominion,” which offers steaks, seafood, […]

May-June 2020 Restaurant Guide

The best eats the area can offer. BAZIN’S ON CHURCH Vienna | American |$$$ Set on historic Church Street in the heart of Vienna, Bazin’s on Church continues to exceed the expectations of the town’s discriminating diners. Chef Patrick Bazin’s modern American cuisine is simply extraordinary. Stop in for a drink at the bar or a delicious meal […]

Virginia wineries have taken a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. With government rulings that they can no longer serve customers in their wineries for the time being, they have had to get creative. So if you love Virginia wine, there’s no reason why you can’t continue to enjoy the experience—even from your own home. I […]

One thing we residents of Northern Virginia can all agree on — our restaurants rock! Many of us miss gathering together, sharing conversation, and taking photos of artfully-plated dishes. But, of course, staying at home supports our fellow citizens, helping our most vulnerable stay safe and limiting community spread of COVID-19.  Have you been thinking […]

The coronavirus has changed our lives in ways unimaginable; Jobs have been lost, school abruptly ended, milestone events postponed or cancelled, longstanding family businesses shutting their doors, depression from social isolation, and far too many precious lives lost. COVID-19 has affected us all in one way or another, and while we will continue to be […]

Ingredients: Organic Spring Mix Prosciutto slices One fig per plate Whole pecans Strawberry balsamic vinegar Grape seed oil or avocado oil How to make it: This is a quick and easy hearty salad that is the perfect lunch for a springtime brunch. Mix strawberry balsamic vinegar and oil. Toss in spring mix, quartered figs and […]

If you enjoy wine, you are likely already familiar with the more common words to describe the wine and the sensations it offers. What you may not know, however, are the more obscure words related to the wine industry.  When the sommelier begins talking in terms like “chewy,” “silky” or “fat,” it can seem like […]