Colada Shop is a social experience. While you can pop in to grab a Cuban Crema on the run (the espresso, dark chocolate and evaporated milk, made Miami sweet, is highly cravable) be sure to return with friends in tow for the full Havana window shop experience. Share a Colada pot, which serves four, and […]

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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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It’s fall in Loudoun – the leaves are changing, football is dominating, and the smell of PSL (aka Pumpkin Spiced Latte) is in the air! To kick off the season, here is a Roundup of All Things Pumpkin Spice in Loudoun County: LIBATIONS Pumpkin Ale Old 690 brewery in Hillsboro is offering Wicked Old Lady […]

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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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The Cowbell Kitchen cowbell, when it’s rung, must resonate with less classic clang and more chill chime if it’s to match the warmth and deliciousness that is the heart of this lovely spot just a short walk from the courthouse corner in downtown Leesburg. One sunny morning, Owner and Chef Cheryl warmly greeted us from […]

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The Panda Teahouse menu includes rolled ice cream, smoothies and bubble teas. Panda Tea House is located in Dulles Town Center on the First Floor.

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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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The burger is a culinary icon. It’s a staple by which restaurants are judged, friends are made, and lines are drawn. Type the words “best burger” on social media to start a list… and maybe a war. We’ve been talking burgers since Inside Loudoun was founded but we simply couldn’t agree on what makes a […]

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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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