GOURMET

Let your holiday stress dissipate by allowing one of these local caterers to “wow” your guests and make your family gatherings this season memorable ones. HoneyBaked Ham of Reston Mission: At HoneyBaked, they celebrate life one meal at a time Their mission is what guides their culure, their associates, and their uncompromising commitment to quality products […]

One has to only step inside Herndon’s Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano to know that they are in for a rare treat. From the warm and friendly greeting, to the aromas of Tuscan Italian cooking, to the chatter of enchanted diners, Zeffirelli subtly invites you to make yourself at home. Known for its exquisitely prepared meals, impeccable […]

Food is one of the joys of life. What better way to enjoy it than to learn to cook from a professional chef in a bucolic setting like the Glenfiddich Farm Cookery School, nestled amidst the rolling landscapes of Loudoun County. Run by Chef Olwen Woodier, the cooking school is housed inside her home, a […]

Now that summer is coming to an end and school is back in full swing, many people are already looking for their next “break.” It’s crazy to think, but the holidays will actually be here before you know it! What better way to escape all of the back-to-school hustle and bustle than by planning your […]

Celebrating seven years at its lake-front location at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Kalypso’s Sports Tavern has become a favorite spot for adults and families to enjoy great food, music, sports, and beautiful lake views. Vicky Hadjikyriakou, co-owner of Kalypso’s with her husband George, said that the restaurant is also offering offsite catering in Reston […]

It may be hard to imagine but in the late 1800’s through the turn of the century, oyster beds were so abundant in the Chesapeake Bay that they were known to pose as navigational hazards for ships sailing the bay. During this time, the nation’s capital was home to many saloons serving this local delicacy […]

If you think that oysters are only available in months with an “R” in their name, then I’ve got some news for you. While I was holding onto this lore, the world of oysters changed a lot. Today, oysters are being harvested and enjoyed by local diners nearly every month of the year. That’s because […]

Looking for oysters in your neighborhood? We’ve fished out the top places to get fresh oysters in the area, both raw and cooked.