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 …

Patsy’s American restaurant opens tomorrow

Michael Dranove Taste of Tysons

After much anticipation, Patsy’s American restaurant will open its doors to the public tomorrow, May 31st, at 4pm.       Patsy’s is the latest unique franchise from American dining powerhouse Great American Restaurants (GAR). GAR has come a long way since it began nearly 50 years ago as a 16-seat pizzeria in Fairfax. Today, it operates 10 unique franchises, a couple …

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DC Mediterranean restaurant Agora coming to Tysons Corner next month

Michael Dranove Taste of Tysons

Dupont Circle restaurant Agora is following through with its long planned expansion to Tysons Corner. The Mediterranean hot spot will open a 4,000 square foot location at 7911 Westpark Drive next month.  Agora gained notoriety shortly after its 2010 debut for its $30 bottomless brunch, a deal which offered patrons a combination of small plates from Turkish, Lebanese, and Greek …

Three new Asian fried chicken sandwich joints open in NoVA

Michael 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 …

Reston Farmers Market opens 2019 season tomorrow

Michael Dranove Around Town, Taste of Tysons

The Reston Farmers Market returns to Lake Anne Plaza tomorrow after a four month hiatus. Held every Saturday from 8-12, the Market draws around 30 farmers selling produce, eggs, meat, live plants, and freshly cut flowers. The Market began in 1997 with a group calling themselves the Friends of the T.O.M.A.T.O. (The Organic Market At Tall Oaks). After failing to …

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

Michael 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

Michael 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

Michael 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

Michael 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

Michael Dranove Taste of Tysons

Great American Restaurants (GAR) has announced an ambitious, three-restaurant project at 8051 Leesburg Pike. The company’s Valentine’s Day Facebook Post indicates that the project will feature two new brands: Patsy’s American, and Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, next door to what would become the company’s second Best Buns Bread Company. 8051 Leesburg Pike, which until recently was home to Chili’s …