One rarely sees radical new concepts on the restaurant and bar scene. The brutally competitive industry is notoriously fickle, with a widely reported failure rate of 60 percent in the first three years. So it’s not surprising that many hospitality entrepreneurs choose the tried and true. Which is precisely what makes Bar AhSo so exciting. […]

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We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the sold out Rooftop Dinner Under the Stars event (May 20, 6-9 pm) hosted by the Wine Kitchen and Osborne Events as well as a number of other area businesses and benefiting Mobile Hope Loudoun. To donate, visit Mobile Hope Loudoun.

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  The Tarara Summer Concert Series is celebrating its 20th year! We can’t wait to dance, drink wine, and have fun with friends and family. There are twenty amazing concerts lined up this season beginning May 25th. Visit tararaconcerts.com for the full concert schedule. Through April 30th, Tarara will be offering $100 season passes. That’s […]

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To hear Sri, owner of Agni South Indian Cuisine in Sterling, VA, tell the dramatic story of her restaurant’s birthing, is to hear first-hand the agony, ecstasy and eye opening education that supercharged a passionate endeavor into the challenging food industry. Consider Sri’s grand idea to create a neighborhood flyer announcing a friendly sale from […]

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Just Outside Loudoun… If you like to dabble in donuts and you live in Loudoun County, you might want to put Texas Donuts in Centreville on your agenda. Two years ago, the owner, a Korean from Texas, opened this small shop in a small strip shopping center and began serving up a variety of delicious, ginormous […]

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She got off to a sweet start baking luxury treats for friends, neighbors and other folks here and there. Then came her creation of a wedding cake for a friend. That cake changed everything because it compelled Helen Dunn, owner of Dunn From Scratch Bakery, to take her ample skills to the next level. In […]

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We got a sneak peak of the newly-opened Walsh Family Wine. They grow and bottle their wine all within Loudoun. Talk about authentic local flavor! Grand opening is this weekend. Walsh Family Wine is located at 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville Va 20132.  

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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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