Partying Through a Pandemic

Michael Evans Taste of Tysons

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 is open for gatherings of …

Your Guide to Coffee in Fairfax County

Ali Morris | Visit Fairfax Taste of Tysons

From Visit FairfaxAuthor Ali Morris There are dozens of places to get your caffeine fix in Northern Virginia, from locally-owned coffee shops to hip and modern coffee houses to quaint mom and pop cafés to popular national chains. There are even several shops that roast their coffee beans right on site! Warm up with a delicious cup of joe in …

A Toast to Virginia—Birthplace of American Spirits

Renee Sklarew Taste of Tysons

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 of spirit-making continues today, as …

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

Tysons Today Staff Taste of Tysons

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.  New this year are …

New Frozen Yogurt Shop, Peachwave Announces Grand Opening

David Waskiewicz | Hanh Waskiewicz Around Town, Taste of Tysons

 We are a family owned and operated small business. We love the community we live in and wanted to give back and open a shop that offers a great alternative to current choices in our area. We offer premium small batch frozen yogurt, gelato and DOLE whip made fresh daily! We strive to always have the freshest cut fruits and …

For Northern Virginia Restaurants, Change is on the Menu

Renee Sklarew Taste of Tysons

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 Vintage Restaurant Group, which includes …

What’s New in Virginia Wineries

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

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 onsite, and numerous cideries and …

Restaurants Open for Carryout or Curbside Pickup

Tysons Today Staff Taste of Tysons

COVID-19 is still preventing restaurants without outdoor seating from serving patrons, however, some restaurants are pivoting to offering carryout and curbside pickup. See this list of participating restaurants.  FALLS CHURCH Dogwood Tavern Falls Church | American |$$ The creators of Ragtime and William Jeffrey’s Tavern is described as a “celebration of the Old Dominion,” which offers steaks, seafood, pasta, and …

Mamma Mia! Gelato, the Italian treat, is now mainstream!

Cassandra Parker Taste of Tysons

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 cream. It also has more …

Support Your Community By Choosing Local Food

Renee Sklarew Taste of Tysons

Originally published in the July-August 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine 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 …