Knock Twice for Tarbender’s

Cocktail: Flapper Fuel

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 from the merged genius and multiple decades combined experience of co-owners former Long Island”er” Paul Zangos and Texas Bartender Brandee Baldwin plus new Chef Chris May from Vegas with James Beard in his history.

The Kitchen and the Menu: A scratch kitchen where everything on the seasonally changing menu is made in-house from the pickled carrots to the Chickadee marinated in citrus vodka, the Lamb braised with Absinthe and the Vermouth Truffle-Buttered Popcorn.

The Bar: Offerings include a mesquite-smoky casked vanilla bourbon of which a sip is like kicking back in a soft leather fireside chair after a long winter day. The bar drinks are uniquely conceived by Head Bartender and co-owner, Brandee Baldwin.

The Calendar and Location: Zangos says “We do parties right!” from festive major events to holiday parties and birthday celebrations. Tarbenders will sponsor parties throughout the year and each will conclude with a donation to chosen charities. These convivial shindigs will carry themes stretching from the Holidays in December to Flappers in January with numerous more to come.

From their prime S. King Street location in Leesburg, Tarbenders is enthusiastically serving what Zangos describes as the dynamic, growing and changing Leesburg community in which his restaurant is now happily ensconced.

Tarbenders is located at 10 S King Street, Leesburg, VA. Monday is Service Industry Night, Wednesday is Wine Wednesday, Thursday is Live Music 6-8 p.m. and Friday is Late night DJ 9 p.m. 571-291-9446




Suzanne Peterson

Suzanne is a serious fan of the late writer, Pat Conroy, who once confessed that he handed his editor, Nan Talese, something like 1,000 pages of text to edit down to something like 250. Suzanne graduated from Crouse College School of Music, Syracuse University, with a degree in music - piano, flute and voice - which ideally prepared her for her work on the staff of U.S. Senator Walter Mondale’s Subcommittee on Children and Youth in 1975. Her military childhood traversed her horizontally across the country and beyond to Hawaii and Alaska. Several adult family relocations took her away from Capitol Hill in DC and carried her vertically up and down the east coast. She does love dogs and lives with one named Potius McPee. She resides in Ashburn on a lake surrounded by a pollinator garden where she paints all those dogs that she loves and more.
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