MPAartfest in McLean Central Park

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Art & Culture, Arts

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its annual MPAartfest on Sunday, October 1, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at McLean Central Park. During MPAartfest, Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering the work of acclaimed artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for sale. What: MPAartfest 2017, a one-day juried fine …

Holiday Parties

Michael Evans Taste of Tysons

Now that summer is coming to an end and school is back in full swing, many people are already looking for their next “break.” It’s crazy to think, but the holidays will actually be here before you know it! What better way to escape all of the back-to-school hustle and bustle than by planning your next big bash? If you’re …

Letter from the Publisher

Johnny Hanna Letter from the Publisher

Many years ago I lost a very dear family member to Breast Cancer.  My aunt Sue was the best! A beautiful woman, filled with life and laughter and adored by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her.  She had been told after a routine check-up to have a lump checked out, and never fully understanding the danger in not …

Marx and Springfield Team for Fun Night at Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx have both garnered Grammy awards for their pop tunes, and each has sold albums in the 25-million-plus range. In their joint Wolf Trap debut, the ’80s pop heartthrobs will join forces for a stripped-down, unplugged storytellers concert on Sept. 10.

Oyster Directory

TysonsToday Staff Oysters 2017, Staff Picks, Taste of Tysons

Looking for oysters in your neighborhood? We’ve fished out the top places to get fresh oysters in the area, both raw and cooked. The Capital Grille 1861 International Dr McLean, VA 22102 703.448.3900 Red’s Table 11150 South Lakes Dr Reston, VA 20191 571.375.7755 CLOSED | The Ice House Cafe 760 Elden St Herndon, VA 20170 703.437.4500 McCormick …

Jewels of the Sea: Oysters on the Menu

Renee Sklarew Oysters 2017, Taste of Tysons

If you think that oysters are only available in months with an “R” in their name, then I’ve got some news for you. While I was holding onto this lore, the world of oysters changed a lot. Today, oysters are being harvested and enjoyed by local diners nearly every month of the year. That’s because of an active farming effort …


Bart Farrell Oysters 2017, Taste of Tysons

It may be hard to imagine but in the late 1800’s through the turn of the century, oyster beds were so abundant in the Chesapeake Bay that they were known to pose as navigational hazards for ships sailing the bay. During this time, the nation’s capital was home to many saloons serving this local delicacy along with a tasty beverage …


Dani J. Keating Features, Staff Picks, Taste of Tysons

If washing down the heat with a nice cold beer is at the top of your to-do list this fall, then get your calendar ready. Oktoberfest in the tristate area, which begins in mid-September and runs through October, is a great way to quench your thirst and please your palette. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, wine, and polka dance to …

10 Unique Coffee Shops in Northern Virginia

Lani Furbank Features, Taste of Tysons

On a brisk fall morning, nothing beats the comfort of stepping inside a coffee shop and warming up with a hot cup of coffee in a big, inviting armchair. Northern Virginia’s coffee scene is growing fast, and it’s catering to fast-moving professionals and casual conversationalists alike. Our region is home to world class latte artists who expertly pour lattes, local …