Petite LouLou Creperie’s interior is classically Parisian- black and white designs adorn the tiled floor, the music piping through the café features upbeat mix of accordions, strings, and horns found in traditional French music, and the beautiful design of the architecture looks like it was transported from a home next to Notre Dame. The most […]

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Right in the middle of Purcellville’s quaint shopping area, Magnolia’s at the Mill’s rustic building is a Loudoun County landmark. Established in an old mill near the W&OD trail, the beautiful interior combines rustic wood with subtle warm coloring and provides a  welcoming setting for Magnolia’s fantastic menu. Magnolia’s menu features local produce from farms […]

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Getting a restaurant high marks in Zagat, Washington Post, and Northern Virginia Magazine is no easy task. It requires immense blood, sweat, and tears that all manifest into a singular drive and passion to be at the top of the game. For Tony and Ana Stafford, their dream of creating a New England style fish […]

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But First… Coffee. You know you love it…You know you live on it…You know you LOOK FORWARD to it, everyday. For many, drinking coffee is an experience… and the place where you enjoy it enhances that experience even more. Feeling pensive? Productive? Festive? Are you relaxed or looking to be energized? Are you in the […]

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19 Dec

Sinking your teeth into a Melt signature burger may seem like a herculean feat given the size of the gargantuan burgers, but it is damn worth every single bite. Melt Gourmet Cheeseburgers (referred as the singular “Melt”) boasts that their burgers are the best, and they have the pedigree to back it up: not only […]

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On the first Friday of each month, the historic downtown of Leesburg hosts an incredible festival of special events, tastings, lectures, art exhibits, signings, and a whole lot of other great activities! Here are just a few reasons to mark First Fridays on the calendar:        1. Fantastic Foods Leesburg is home to […]

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Taking the relaxed, personable feel and elegant but simple menu from classic French restaurants, one might think that the French Hound Brasserie was an actual French restaurant located on a street facing the Eiffel Tower. Located right in the Lansdowne area, this quaint restaurant is perfect for getting classic French style delicacies without breaking the […]

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Located in the One Loudoun area, Matchbox took a dream of three friends with a passion for food and brought it to life. The interior of Matchbox, made up of a selection of warm red woods, bricking, and luminous red metal, offers a contemporary approach to the classic ‘pizza joint’, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere […]

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Many restaurants claim the importance of fresh produce and meat- but how many actually commit to a fresh menu as well?  As the season change, ingredients come in and out of their peak freshness, where they will be at their most tasty. As a result, restaurants that use the same exact ingredients through the seasons […]

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Community. It’s one of the often unspoken, but perhaps most important, elements of a great restaurant. A sense of community, a place where old friends can grab a bite and recollect on the glory days, where a couple can go to get to know each other, or a place to strike up new acquaintances. At […]

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