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Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia 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 are open for Thanksgiving and are offering…

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Best Tacos in Fairfax County

**2020 Covid-19 Update: Be sure to contact these restaurants directly for the latest information on takeout, delivery and seating options, as well as hours of operation.** Ok. Let's just get some simple truths out of the way on the front end of this post. 1. Tacos are the greatest food on earth…

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Things to Do this October in Fairfax County

October is one of the most fun-filled months in Fairfax County, filled to the brim with special events, fall festivals and harvest days, month-long celebrations, spooky Halloween activities, and absolutely stunning fall foliage drive tours and viewpoints. We don’t blame you if your calendar fills up…

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Your Guide to Coffee in Fairfax County

There are dozens of places to get your caffeine fix in Northern Virginia, from locally-owned coffee shops to popular national chains. There are even several shops that roast their coffee beans right on site! Warm up with a delicious cup of joe and add these places to your must-try list. 29th…

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Things to Do this September in Fairfax County

September officially kicks off the fabulous Fall season in Northern Virginia, which is filled with end-of-summer activities, fall festivals and beer-forward Oktoberfests, crisper weather for family-friendly adventures, and scenic backdrops at some of the area’s best attractions. Here’s a roundup of…

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Hail To The Chef!

Savor meals that have won local and international awards. As you might imagine, with all the embassies and global businesses in the region, Fairfax County is truly international in nature. Which means we’re blessed with an abundance of restaurants that span global cuisine. This past year, a few…

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