Traveling north on Route 15, you have probably noticed Roots 657 Cafe sitting quietly, clean cut and solo, just outside of Leesburg’s historic district between Ida Lee and Lucketts. It’s a pearl of a restaurant with barn high ceilings, natural wood decor and giant ceiling fans hovering over a huge open space with an indoor […]

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Dig into more than just oysters at this neighborhood watering hole. After putting in a hard day’s work, treat yourself to a seat at the Oyster Bar. We like to make this the first stop on a night out — sometimes it’s our only stop. Conversation flows as easy as the drinks, with friendly bartenders […]

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When I lived in San Francisco, I frequented Chabaa, a little hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant that was my go-to place for pad thai and green curry, and maybe bottle of Singha. You expect to find authentic Thai food in metropolitan cities like San Francisco and New York City, but I found my new favorite spot for […]

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“Real men make flags,” reads one of the dozens of handwritten quotes on the back wall at Flags of Valor, a woodworking company owned by combat veteran, Brian Steorts in Ashburn, VA. Steorts is on mission. His business model is based on three pillars: Supporting American-made goods, hiring and empowering veterans and first responders, and […]

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