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 …

Education Review

Cassandra Parker Education, Features

Private Schools and Tutoring Throughout the area are several extraordinary private schools dedicated to superior learning across all grades. Whether a family is seeking rigorous instruction, more individual attention or specialized programs, there are private schools that offer opportunities that may not be readily available through public schools. While the following is not an exhaustive list of schools in the …

Bikes@Vienna — The Alternative Ride

Dani J. Keating Around Town

Tucked away in an unassuming location between The Pure Pasty Co. and Terra Christa at 128 Church Street NW is a humble, independent bike shop that can only be described as one-of-a-kind.    “We’re not like most bike shops,” explained Bikes@Vienna owner Tim Fricker. “People come in, look around, and wonder, where are the bikes? Yet they are intrigued by …

WAR Coming to Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene

Since helping to redefine funk in the late ’60s and ’70s, WAR has been one of the most in-demand touring bands, with founding member Lonnie Jordan leading the group through elements of blues, funk, jazz, rock, reggae, gospel and R&B.

Rising Star Brynn Elliott To Play Wolf Trap

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene, NOVA Arts

While those coming out to Wolf Trap on Aug. 13 may be there to see headliners Lifehouse and Switchfoot, odds are that they’re going to be quickly impressed with the opening act, Brynn Elliott, an Atlanta-born singer, songwriter, and musician who has quickly made a name for herself in the music industry.

DC Restaurant Week: Tysons & Reston Area Participating Restaurants, Tips and Menus

Lisa Shapiro Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

It’s that time of year, again! DC Restaurant Week is here! Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at these Tysons and Reston area participating restaurants for DC Restaurant Week, August 14 through August 20. Also, keep in mind that many restaurants extend their promotions a week or even up to a month! During this promotion, enjoy three or more courses for …

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Rick Mundy Around Town

Making a difference through grassroots philanthropy The name says it all: Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Community residents support the Northern Virginia community and its most critical needs through their generous donations. The impact is far-reaching in this grassroots philanthropic model. The Community Foundation responds to need The Capital Area Food Bank is now in its third year of partnership …

Cookouts & Barbecues

Michael Evans Taste of Tysons

Summer is finally here and it’s a great time to celebrate with family and friends! Whether through a casual get-together by the pool or in the park, this is the time to enjoy. The Washington Metro area is filled with ample opportunities to get out, cook out, and have fun with great food and friends!

Maggie Malick Wine Caves

TysonsToday Staff Taste of Tysons

Bring a jacket when you visit Maggie Malick Wine Caves, because the wine cave, which serves as both production facility and tasting room, stays a cool 60 to 64 degrees year round. In the days before electricity and refrigeration, wine makers used caves to take advantage of their high humidity and constant cool temperatures to prevent evaporation and maintain the …