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Where to Find the Best Margaritas in Fairfax County

While the origin of the margarita is heavily debated among historians, one thing we can all agree on is that it's a timeless and delicious cocktail. You can enjoy it on the rocks or frozen. With salt or sugar on the rim. Salty, sweet, or even spicy. No matter what your preferred style is, you're…

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15+ Black Owned Restaurants in Fairfax County

Put your stretchy pants on and get ready! If you're looking to support locally-owned Black small businesses, this is the list for you. From classic soul food favorites to international cuisine, here are 15+ Black-owned restaurants in Fairfax County to visit for amazing cuisine. Preservation…

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10 Best Winter Beers to Try in Fairfax County

The holidays have come and gone and dry January is ALMOST over, so we figured it’s about time to offer up even more of some unique and interesting beers you can try this winter, recommended straight from our Fairfax County Breweries. Think of it as a winter survival kit – make your own six-pack (or…

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Festive Cocktails to Close Out the Year

The year may be coming to a close, but we wanted to leave you with some fun and festive cocktails to celebrate with on New Year's Eve (or any time of year, really!). Several local Fairfax County mixologists and bartenders have selected some of their favorite holiday cocktail recipes to share with…

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Scrumptious Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

Sweeten up the holiday season with a selection of scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth desserts - straight from the kitchens of Fairfax County's most talented chefs and restaurants. L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA Chocolate Truffles (Le Truffes au Chocolat) Yields about 36 Truffles…

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6 Apple & Pumpkin Beverages to Try for the Holidays

Comfort food and spiced drinks are two of the most beloved parts of the winter holidays – and many holiday recipes are made with two of winter’s favorite ingredients: apples and pumpkins! Here are some delicious apple and pumpkin recipes from local Fairfax County restaurants that you can concoct for…

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Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Feast

Updated for 2023 Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia or the Washington DC area this Thanksgiving or you’re hosting hungry friends and family, let Fairfax County restaurants do the turkey cooking for the holiday (which also means no clean-up for you!). Many popular Fairfax County restaurants…

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5+ Delicious Donut Shops to Enjoy in Fairfax County

No matter what kind of day you're having, one thing's for certain: it can almost always be made better with glazed goodness and sugary delights. From cozy neighborhood bakeries to global staples, there's no shortage of delightful donut shops to enjoy. Whether you enjoy traditional vanilla icing…

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5+ Delectable Candy Shops & Chocolatiers in Fairfax County

Why wait until Halloween to get your sugar fix? Satisfy your sweet tooth all season long this fall with the best flavors around - from pumpkin spice hot chocolate bombs to raspberry ganache. There's plenty of chocolate and candy to go around in the sweet center of Northern Virginia. Like Willy Wonka…

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