TASTE OF TYSONS

“You don’t want runny batter,” says Chinnell Watson to a class of sixteen students. Watson is our instructor at Cookology Culinary School. The class is gathered in a commercial kitchen surrounded by shelves filled with spices, jars, pots, pans, cookie trays and a very busy hand-washing station. One of the students is my daughter Allie, […]

400 years of Virginia winemaking commemorated in Virginia’s Heritage. In 1619, the first grapevines were brought to America from Europe with the intent to produce wine in Virginia. Four hundred years later, Virginia celebrates with a 400th Anniversary Project called Virginia’s Heritage. This October, just in time for Virginia Wine Month, Virginia’s Heritage will release […]

Plan your holiday party while there's plenty of time and allow one of these local caterers to "wow" your guests and make your family gatherings this season memorable ones. Helga’s Catering Helga’s Caterers is the highly acclaimed caterer voted one of Washington’s Top 5 Caterers by Channel-9 USA-TV that helps their customers create sensational celebrations [...]

The west coast restaurant chain Urban Plates launched its first east coast eating destination in June.  Its DC area fast casual concept debuted in the Tysons Galleria on the first floor across from Maggiano’s. The Tyson Galleria location is the latest addition to Urban Plates’ growing wholesome food emporium dynasty. The California based chain selected […]

Parents of George Washington University (GWU) students were worried. Their kids were often dining on fast food, because they had little time to cook and no access to a kitchen. That’s when Shana Greenbaum saw an opening. The young fitness expert began her food delivery business, Healthy Fresh Meals, with those college students in mind. […]

So we’re here at Pazzo Gelato, and we can’t make up our minds. We forgot about ice cream a while back, and now we’re busy trying the many flavors and textures of our hometown gelato shop. Though similar to ice cream, gelato wins the battle by being softer, smoother and more dense than regular ice […]

It’s that time of year, again! DC Restaurant Week is here! Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at these Tysons and Reston area participating restaurants for DC Restaurant Week, August 13-19, 2018. Also, keep in mind that many restaurants extend their promotions a week or even up to a month! During this promotion, enjoy three or more […]

Dolce Vita Cucina Italiana & Wine Bar “Dad’s going to inhale this pizza,” commented my daughter Danielle, as the “Darius” pie, adorned with baby clams, pancetta, slices of parmigiana cheese and baby greens trickled with lemon-infused olive oil arrived on the table. “If there’s any left,” I said. Danielle and I were dining at Dolce […]