Smiles by Myles Dentistry from the Heart Event

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

On October 14, 2017 Smiles by Myles will be hosting their 2nd annual Dentistry From The Heart event at their office in Reston.  This is a day where doors will be open to the community and staff will perform FREE dentistry to patients 18 and older who need it most.  It is a first come first serve event—all day from …

7000-Series is Coming to the Silver Line

Robert O’Shaughnessy Tysons Update

New railcars are about to be a staple of the Silver Line. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that it would be adding two 7000-series trains to regular service on the Silver Line. That means more reliable service and more eight-car trains for Silver Line customers. Most of the trains currently running on the Silver Line are in …

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 www.thecapitalgrille.com/locations/va/mclean Red’s Table 11150 South Lakes Dr Reston, VA 20191 571.375.7755 redstableva.com CLOSED | The Ice House Cafe 760 Elden St Herndon, VA 20170 703.437.4500 www.icehousecafe.com 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 …

Oysters

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 …