First Annual Vienna Restaurant Week! February 14 – 21

Vienna Business Assocation Around Town, Taste of Tysons

It’s the ultimate win-win: Take advantage of ViennaVA Restaurant Week deals and support the Town of Vienna’s 80+ restaurants, coffee shops, and dessert eateries. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza or homestyle Vietnamese — or want to dine in or carry out — Vienna has so much to enjoy! More information! The Town of Vienna Economic Development Division has …

Explore the Middleburg AVA

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons, Travel

Just 50 miles outside of our nation’s Capital is one of Virginia’s fastest-growing appellations, the Middleburg American Viticultural Area (AVA). But how much do you really know about this AVA and its history? The AVA Inception In 2006, Rachel E. Martin, then-executive vice president of Boxwood Estate Winery, began the process to establish the Middleburg AVA. In 2008, she petitioned …

For the Love of Olive Oil

Linda Barrett Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

Orginally published in the September-October 2017 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Respected Local Oral Surgeon Dr. Christopher Bonacci Moonlights as a Passionate Olive Oil Importer The whole idea was developed over dinner at Bazin’s on Church when three friends: Dr. Christopher Bonacci, a noted local oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a radiologist, and a beverage attorney were talking about their bucket lists …

DC Restaurant Week Winter 2021: Tysons & Reston Area Participating Restaurants

Tysons Today Staff Taste of Tysons

Winter Restaurant Week returns for two weeks with expanded options to “Dine In. Take Out. Eat Up.” DC Restaurant Week returns for two weeks from January 25 – February 7, 2021. Support your local restaurants and savor specially priced three-course menus at the participating Tysons and Reston area restaurants listed below.  Returning for Winter 2021 are the $55.00 dinner option …

Bazin’s on Church: A Touch of Magic in Vienna

Allison Chase Sutherland Taste of Tysons

Ten years ago, I stopped in for lunch at one of everyone’s favorite neighborhood Vienna restaurants, Bazin’s on Church, and spied a glossy new publication which caught my eye at the entrance. This was my first encounter with Viva Tysons Magazine. I was enamored with the idea of a hyperlocal magazine highlighting all of what we want to know about …

Local Chocolatiers Provide Delectable Treats

Keith Loria Taste of Tysons

Like most of us, Suzanne Nader has always had something of a sweet tooth and is a lover of chocolate. But for her, not just any chocolate will do. Originally from Lebanon, throughout her life, she has been drawn to rich, high-quality chocolate. “I moved to this country and found a niche in gifting and thought the chocolate I found …

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Sweet Wines

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

Celebrate life with a taste of Virginia’s dessert wines When you think of wine in Virginia, most people envision reds, whites or rosés. However, it’s worth discovering the whole world of sweet or dessert wines that are becoming more and more popular in our Commonwealth. Dessert wines are high-alcohol wines that feature concentrated flavors. In the United States, they are …

Where to Go for Traditional Ethnic Treats

Analiese Kreutzer Features, Taste of Tysons

Shopping for Special Holiday Foods One advantage of living in such an ethnically diverse area is the variety of foods available at specialty markets catering to the different segments of our population. Whether you’re pining for the flavors of home, recreating the traditions of your ancestors or just want to incorporate some international treats into your holiday meals, here are …

Add a Little Wine to the Pot

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

Previously published in the May-June 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Cooking with wine is simpler than you think. If you’re a wine lover, you know there is a lot more to enjoying wine than just sipping. Wine can offer a wonderful enhancement to your cooking as well. Here are some tips from local restaurateurs along with a quick guide to …

Wine Mixolology: Making Cocktails with Virginia Wines

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

Although Virginia wines are fabulous on their own, we’re enjoying them in new and creative ways, with wine slushies, Frozés, and wine cocktails making their way onto the scene.  Wine-based cocktails have been gaining in popularity—especially among the millennial crowd. They can act as an introduction to wine in younger (but of legal drinking age) consumers and because of their …