2021 Guide to Local Farmers Markets

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Taste of Tysons

The return of warmer weather also means the arrival of the area’s farmers markets and the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, plants, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and other unique products they bring. Vendors at the markets are usually producers only, which means they grow or make from scratch what they bring to the market. Plus, buying local produce supports …

Tysons Restaurant Week 2021

TysonsToday Staff Taste of Tysons

Tysons Restaurant Week, presented by the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, returns April 12 – 18, 2021. Celebrate and support your local restaurants all week long while enjoying specially priced menus for lunch and dinner. Both dine-in and takeout options are available.  For information on participating restaurants and menus visit www.tysonschamber.org/tysons-restaurant-week

Go Crazy Over Pazzo Pomodoro

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall in Vienna, VA, Pazzo Pomodoro is a delightful combination of a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant and fine Italian dining you’ll want to return to again and again. It is an ideal choice for either dinner with the kids or a romantic evening on the town. Pazzo Pomodoro, owned by Jimmy Audia and Bill Hicks, …

Pairing Wine with Personality

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

Cork & Keg Tours Takes Visitors on a Personal Tour of our Local Craft Beverages Personality Plus—that’s how I’d describe Renee Ventrice, who along with her husband Don, own Cork & Keg Tours. If you’ve ever taken one of her tours, you’ll recognize her bon vivant spirit. It may be just this spirit which landed her a video feature on …

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 …