The Vietnamese restaurant Xuan Saigon isn’t out of the way but I managed to drive by twice before trusting that Waze knew what I didn’t, that this delightful Leesburg restaurant bears a discreet facade that belies its friendly, bright and delicious heart. Alberto Santos owns Xuan Saigon. Prior to purchasing the business two years ago, […]

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It’s easy to get complacent about dessert. After a great meal, on a lazy summer afternoon, or anytime, really, we often settle for the classics: the ice creams, cakes, and pies of the sweet-tooth universe. So why not shake the dessert game up a bit? We found the place to do just that. Who Seek, […]

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When Angela Marsh was in college, she worked at restaurants and in catering. Her friends called her “Cool Mama” which was ironic since at the time, she didn’t see children in her future. Still, she liked the nickname enough to decide that if down the road she ever went into business for herself she would […]

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  Greek Unique offers up playful, creative new takes on traditional Greek cuisine Quietly tucked away in the corner of an anonymous industrial park in Ashburn, is Greek Unique, a fun and exciting new restaurant featuring playful and remarkably delicious fresh takes on traditional Greek dishes. Once passing through the restaurant’s doors, you’re hit with […]

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We love Solo NY Pizza not only for the food, but also because everyone who walks through the door is like family.

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What an evening we had at Cooper’s Hawk in Ashburn! Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani had us laughing all night long. We enjoyed delicious food and wine as well as a cooking demo from Chef Viviani himself.

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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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Breakfast places are exciting for me. For too long there had been a gap in Loudoun breakfast options. On one hand you had Anitas… and on the other you had high-end brunches. Weekday options were limited to coffee and a scone. And then came Famous Toastery. Filling the spot in my heart, not to mention […]

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Introducing our new series on Loudoun HomeBakers: Folks who bake amazing things in their homes and have created a business from it. Our first of the HomeBaker series features Lainie Walsh with Cupcake Therapy. Imagine getting an invitation to spend an evening sampling gourmet cupcakes. Bliss, right? That event was the launch of Cupcake Therapy. […]

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