GOURMET

Wine Mixolology: Making Cocktails with Virginia Wines

Although Virginia wines are fabulous on their own, we’re enjoying them in new and creative ways, with wine slushies, Frozés, and wine cocktails making their way onto the scene.  Wine-based cocktails have been gaining in popularity—especially among the millennial crowd. They can act as an introduction to wine in younger (but of legal drinking age) […]

The Tents of Tysons’ Cool New Culinary Scene: Nostos

An Epicurean Experience Just outside the entrance to Nostos, you will encounter a spacious and elegant tent with faux Palladian windows punctuated with strands of white lights, a continuation of the sleek and stylish interior. White tablecloths and black napkins adorn comfortably distanced tables illuminated by dimmable, rechargeable lamps—the latest find from Greece by charming […]

COVID Holidays

You know it’s 2020 when every day feels like Groundhog Day, face coverings are becoming a fashion statement, and “social distancing,” “online learning,” and “Zoom” seem to be the buzzwords of the year. With all the days, weeks and months running together, it’s hard to believe that this year is (finally) coming to an end! […]

The Tents of Tysons’ Cool New Culinary Scene: Ristorante Bonaroti

Ristorante Bonaroti has held a place in the culinary landscape of Vienna since 1982, providing classic Italian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere for the last 38 years. Recently they added a tented area adjacent to their outdoor patio, where one can enjoy a sunny al fresco lunch or candlelit dinner. “I want to thank the […]

Long-loved local restauranteurs are doing everything conceivable to respect social distancing guidelines and safety protocols so that they can continue to welcome guests and allow them to feel confident about dining – especially outdoors. Their creativity has been unleashed. Their imaginations are on fire. Peggy James, Executive Director of the Vienna Business Association (and the […]

Field & Main Backyard Cabanas: Doable Distance Dining

September 1 marks a big milestone. The celebrated Field & Main restaurant in quaint nearby Marshall, Virginia turns four years old. Owners Neil and Star Wavra have brought forth their considerable combined experience and have continued to hone every aspect of their creation of a rustic-chic casual fine-dining establishment nestled in a newly renovated authentic […]

A Tour Through Shenandoah County’s Wine Country

The beauty of the Shenandoah Valley can only be matched by the quality of its wineries. Combine the two and you have an ideal getaway to the quiet, peaceful retreat of Shenandoah County, Virginia where you’ll find the largest concentration of wineries in the Shenandoah Valley. The climate and the soil here is unique, which […]

Lucky to Have Four Sisters

The Lai Family’s Vietnamese Food is a Northern Virginia Tradition It’s tough time to be a restauranteur, but well-established favorites like Four Sisters are successfully weathering this pandemic. Of course, it’s not been easy. But thanks to support from devoted diners, and a system that protects both staff and clientele, Four Sisters has maintained their […]