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 […]

Partying Through a Pandemic

There’s no question that 2020 has been an unprecedented year. While the better part of this year has been turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic, hope remains for making up for lost time with friends and families as things continue to open and we head into the fall and the holiday season. Currently, Virginia […]

A Toast to Virginia—Birthplace of American Spirits

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of America’s first documented distillery It was 1620, when British settler George Thorpe distilled his first batch of “corne whiskey,” Thorpe shared his news in a letter to British explorer John Smith, and the historic document establishes when the Commonwealth of Virginia became the birthplace of American spirits. This proud culture […]

DC Restaurant Week Summer 2020: Participating Tysons & Reston Area Restaurants

Summer Restaurant Week returns for two weeks with expanded options to “Dine In. Take Out. Eat Up.” As the summer winds down, DC Restaurant Week returns for two weeks from August 17 – August 30, 2020. Support your local restaurants and savor specially priced three-course menus at the participating Tysons and Reston area restaurants listed below.  […]

For Northern Virginia Restaurants, Change is on the Menu

It had been thirteen days since Bear Branch Tavern opened its doors, and Logan Skidmore says the restaurant was getting a great reception from the community: “We were heading into the strongest week of the year—March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day – it’s normally very big for us.” Skidmore is the director of operations for […]

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 […]