chillin on church

Vienna’s free summer block parties start tomorrow

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene, Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

Vienna’s monthly summer block parties, “Chillin’ on Church,” will begin tomorrow, June 21st with a performance by the Deja Gruv Band. The parties are sponsored by Ben and Jerry’s, who will have a food truck on location along with the following vendors: Blue City Foods– Indian street food Chix N’ Stix– Wings, chicken tenders, fries, hot dogs  DC Tapas Truck– Spanish style tapas …

Here are Virginia’s top baby names for 2018

Michael Dranove Talk of Tysons

The Social Security Administration has released its list of last year’s top baby names, searchable by state. Take a look and see if you made the list! Boys Girls 1 William 506 Ava 460 2 Liam 503 Olivia 446 3 Noah 468 Emma 443 4 James 427 Charlotte 425 5 Alexander 369 Sophia 351 6 Lucas 368 Isabella 343 7 …

LOVE letters begin tour of Fairfax next month

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Arts, Talk of Tysons

50 years ago, a team led by David Martin and George Woltz of Martin and Woltz Inc made history when they produced the iconic slogan: “Virginia is for Lovers”. Originally, Martin and Woltz had come up with a series of slogans for the Virginia State Travel Service which were entitled: “Virginia is for history lovers,” “Virginia is for mountain lovers,” …

DC Restaurant Week Winter 2019: Tysons & Reston Area Participating Restaurants, Tips and Menus

Lisa Shapiro Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

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, January 14 – January 20, 2019. 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 courses for …

Tysons East wants to draw the “creative class,” and get them to stay

Rita Abou Samra Around Town, Talk of Tysons

Via Greater Greater Washington  Lots of people come to the glitzy, suburban Tysons East neighborhood to work, but most of them leave as soon as the workday is over. Tysons wants to change that. As part of its “Transforming Tysons” series, local development group Tysons Partnership held a panel about the future of one neighborhood: Tysons East. Tysons East is …

TysonsToday “Did You Know?” Facts

TysonsToday staff Around Town, Talk of Tysons

The Innovation Metrorail Station’s roof has been completed and all protective wrappings removed. Installation of the first escalator in Phase 2 of the Silver Line now complete at Innovation Center Metrorail Station in August 2018. Metals producer Arconic has signed a lease with Lerner Enterprises for their new headquarters located at Tysons II. (Source) On July 31, the Fairfax County …

The Stalcup Stand

Carole Herrick Talk of Tysons Leave a Comment

It was not too long ago that Northern Virginia was a rural farming community and many farmers sold fresh produce at stands in front of their homes. The highway from Northern Virginia to Ocean City was once dotted with such roadside establishments offering fresh fruits, vegetables, and a few seasonal items. Families would often take Sunday afternoon excursions into the …

National Secrets

National Secrets

Analiese Kreutzer Talk of Tysons

The National Conference Center Reveals It’s More Than Just a Venue for Business Meetings The National Conference Center may be the biggest secret in Loudoun County. Although its been there for 40 years, is the largest hospitality employer in the county and hosts hundreds of events each year on its 65-acre campus, it seems many people don’t know about it …

Welcome to Virginia’s Food Revolution

Renee Sklarew Talk of Tysons

Virginia has a long history of leadership. Consider America’s Founding Fathers—seven men from Virginia signed the Declaration of Independence. Here, in a state full of trailblazers, there’s a new revolution going on, and it’s happening on a small farm in Loudoun County. This homestead existed long before our country’s first Independence Day, and now it’s in the process of developing …

New Orleans Celebrates 300 Years With a Melting Pot of Unforgettable Food

Renee Sklarew Features, Talk of Tysons

I’ve dreamed of visiting New Orleans for as long as I can remember. The city’s iconic dishes are arguably America’s most important cultural cuisine. Food like jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, beignets, dirty rice, po’boys and chicory coffee are what makes this Louisiana city mythical in my mind. They held so much meaning for me, that I wondered if tasting them …