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2021 Guide to Local Farmers Markets

The return of warmer weather also means the arrival of the area’s farmers markets and the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, plants, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and other unique products they bring. Vendors at the markets are usually producers only, which means they grow or make from scratch what they bring to the market. […]

Go Crazy Over Pazzo Pomodoro

Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall in Vienna, VA, Pazzo Pomodoro is a delightful combination of a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant and fine Italian dining you’ll want to return to again and again. It is an ideal choice for either dinner with the kids or a romantic evening on the town. Pazzo Pomodoro, owned by […]

Lydia Russo & the Vienna VA Foodies Facebook Group: Angels in Our Midst

José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen, Bon Jovi and his restaurant JBJ Soul Kitchen, and Vienna’s own ultra-altruist, Lydia Russo and her Vienna VA Foodies. What do they all have in common? They are out on the front lines making a difference in the lives of others, feeding those in need—one meal at a […]

Cork & Keg Tours Takes Visitors on a Personal Tour of our Local Craft Beverages Personality Plus—that’s how I’d describe Renee Ventrice, who along with her husband Don, own Cork & Keg Tours. If you’ve ever taken one of her tours, you’ll recognize her bon vivant spirit. It may be just this spirit which landed […]

Explore the Middleburg AVA

Just 50 miles outside of our nation’s Capital is one of Virginia’s fastest-growing appellations, the Middleburg American Viticultural Area (AVA). But how much do you really know about this AVA and its history? The AVA Inception In 2006, Rachel E. Martin, then-executive vice president of Boxwood Estate Winery, began the process to establish the Middleburg […]

DC Restaurant Week Winter 2021: Tysons & Reston Area Participating Restaurants

Winter Restaurant Week returns for two weeks with expanded options to “Dine In. Take Out. Eat Up.” DC Restaurant Week returns for two weeks from January 25 – February 7, 2021. Support your local restaurants and savor specially priced three-course menus at the participating Tysons and Reston area restaurants listed below.  Returning for Winter 2021 are […]

Bazin’s on Church: A Touch of Magic in Vienna

Ten years ago, I stopped in for lunch at one of everyone’s favorite neighborhood Vienna restaurants, Bazin’s on Church, and spied a glossy new publication which caught my eye at the entrance. This was my first encounter with Viva Tysons Magazine. I was enamored with the idea of a hyperlocal magazine highlighting all of what […]

Local Chocolatiers Provide Delectable Treats

Like most of us, Suzanne Nader has always had something of a sweet tooth and is a lover of chocolate. But for her, not just any chocolate will do. Originally from Lebanon, throughout her life, she has been drawn to rich, high-quality chocolate. “I moved to this country and found a niche in gifting and […]