Hunter’s Head Tavern is in Upperville, Virginia. The restaurant is housed in an historic log cabin built in 1750 and was later purchased by the grandson of Irishman John Carr, founder of Upperville, Virginia. Today the Tavern is rustic and lovely, unpretentious and welcoming. Though the now stucco exterior belies its preserved secret, Hunter’s Head […]

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When it’s too chilly for an impromptu stroll along the main avenue at Village at Leesburg, forget the stroll. Wrap up in your warmest outerwear and make Vino Bistro your designated destination where you’ll find a full bar and tempting pairings of a huge selection of wines with delicious, handcrafted and creatively contrived meals. The […]

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The Mantra: “Eat Your Drink” because all dishes from Lamb to Popcorn are infused with alcohol like the Knock Twice Wings that are bathed in reduced rum spiced with Caribbean jerked flavors. The Decor and the Crew: Contemporary play on the 1920’s with a choice of themed rooms and Chris Lynch original artwork all evolving […]

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Santa has been visiting the children of Leesburg atop a truck from the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company (Station #1) for thirty years. Since 1988, the year of Santa’s first surprise trek, children have peered out of windows in their pjs, stood waving from the sidewalks and ridden high on the shoulders of their fathers and […]

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Back in the 70’s, I lived in the Connecticut suburbs. Standard stuff. But my house was 180 years old, heated with two wood stoves, kitchen on the basement level. I canned and pickled from my quarter acre garden, collected morning eggs from three chickens, baked my bread, sewed my clothes and shopped from bins of […]

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Ronda and Mark Powell, managing partner/co-owners of Old 690 Brewing Company in Purcellville, VA, were approached two years ago by the owner of Harpers Ferry Adventure Center about opening a second brewery on 68 acres to be shared with the Adventure Center. Taking on a second brewery wasn’t in their scopes at the time. A […]

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Mokomandy, is an award-winning restaurant repeatedly among Washingtonian’s Top 100, #9 in 2018, and #4 of Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 in 2017. Widely noted for its Cajun and Korean “duet of cuisines”, Mokomandy’s married owners draw their menu offerings from his five generations of Korean history and her French influenced Cajun meals, ingredients and […]

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We gathered with friends for another one of Inside Loudoun’s Cocktail Convo Series at Side Saddle Cafe in the heart of historic Middleburg. Elaine Boland, businesswoman, mother, grandmother, activist and more, oversees Side Saddle Cafe, Deli and Fields of Athenry, the family farm sourcing operation in nearby Purcellville. Stepping down through a large wooden door, […]

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Traveling 21st Street North, just 3/10 of a mile from Purcellville central is Monk’s BBQ. Hitch your car, click your boots and roll on toward the door. The moment you exit your vehicle, you will breathe barbeque and note a smoky haze that rises above an open attached area. You are entering the domain of […]

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There’s an indoor go-kart racetrack in Sterling called Autobahn Indoor Speedway, named after a famous German roadway completed in 1932. The German Autobahn is famous because on certain portions of the roadway with no intersections or pedestrians to slow traffic, there are also no posted speed limits. The Autobahn Indoor Speedway doesn’t post speed limits […]

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