Three new Asian fried chicken sandwich joints open in NoVA

Mike Dranove Around Town, Taste of Tysons

Fried chicken sandwiches with an Asian twist seem to be growing in popularity, as Northern Virginia has seen three new vendors open in the past few months which feature the mouthwatering, and food coma inducing, entrée. Mama Mei’s in Annandale, Wooboi Chicken in Herndon, and Hot Lola’s in Ballston have all opened their doors since February, and all feature spicy …

Luxury Indian restaurant, ramen bar, and “gourmet dive bar” coming soon to Reston Town Center

Luxury Indian restaurant, ramen bar, and “gourmet dive bar” coming soon to Reston Town Center

Mike Dranove Taste of Tysons

Luxury Indian restaurant Bombay Velvet will become the first of several restaurants to open in Reston Town Center this year, after it opens its doors on April 15th.  Bombay Velvet will be owner Rajiv Chopra’s first foray into fine dining, but not his first foray into the food business, as the chef and New Delhi native owns the fast casual …

Vienna’s Caboose Brewing to host Springfest

Mike Dranove Around Town, Music Scene, Taste of Tysons

Vienna’s Caboose Brewing Company will host 9 local breweries at its Merrifield location during Springfest, April 27th. The event will feature Caboose’s family friendly brand of locally sourced beer, food, and music. After opening its Vienna brewery in 2015, Caboose expanded to Merrifield, opening a brewpub there in 2017. With emphasis on the “community,” Caboose is home to fitness classes …

Free ice cream today at Ben & Jerry’s

Mike Dranove Around Town, Taste of Tysons

It’s been 40 years since Ben & Jerry’s held their first “Free Cone Day” at their store/renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont. Now, the company hands out some one million free scoops a year at its US and international locations. Today, you can get your free scoop at the Ben & Jerry’s at 136C Maple Avenue West, Vienna, or in …

Tickets on sale now for Taste of Vienna

Tickets on sale now for Taste of Vienna

Mike Dranove Around Town, Taste of Tysons

Tickets are on sale for the 8th Annual Taste of Vienna, scheduled for April 27th in the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department’s parking lot. The event will feature some of the area’s top restaurants, as well as a “beer tent” run by the Vienna Business Association. See below for more information, or visit the Taste of Vienna’s website: When: Saturday, April …

Three-restaurant complex to open on Leesburg Pike

Mike Dranove Taste of Tysons

Great American Restaurants (GAR), the growing collection of restaurants that began as a 16 seat pizza parlor in Fairfax, VA, has announced an ambitious, three-restaurant project at 8051 Leesburg Pike. Based on the company’s Valentine’s Day Facebook Post, the project will feature two new brands, Patsy’s American, and Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, next door to what would become the …

Poké: A Taste of the Tropics in a Bowl

Renée Sklarew Taste of Tysons

I was standing behind a superhero. He was four feet tall and could barely see over the counter. “I like shrimp in my bowl,” he told the server at PokeHub. His mom suggested he try kale, but the superhero refused. “I’ll take seaweed,” he said. His mother looked pleased. Maybe you love it. Maybe you haven’t tried it yet, but …

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 …

Video: Nostos Restaurant

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Taste of Tysons

Nostos is at the root of the word nostalgia and means a return to one’s origins, a longing for a special time in our past. Through Nostos, we wish to share this past with you and stimulate your senses with a variety of traditional and new Greek dishes. Nostos presents a fresh, modern take on Greek culinary culture. With this …