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444 W Broad St I, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Since July 2010, award-winning brewer Bill Madden has created a temple to craft beer here on Broad Street. Sit along the 63-foot-long wooden bar and choose from as many as 10 standard house brewed beers on tap and an ever-changing selection of...
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709 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Occupying the site of a former café, husband and wife Larry and Erica Hoffman opened their second bar in Falls Church in June 2012 (the other being Galaxy Hut in Arlington). Adorned with its illuminated 'space-age' sign in the front window and...
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6763 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044, USA
Tucked away inside the Eden Center Mall is what looks like a retro dessert café that transports you back into the '90s—the type of place where someone might jest that "Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts, or the crew of Dragon Ball Z, would hang out...
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809 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
The Washington D.C. area is home to one of the largest Bolivian populations in the U.S. with a number of restaurants in and around Falls Church and Arlington. A local favorite is Luzmila's, which is known for their Salteñas, the Bolivian national...
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312 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
One of 11 parks in Falls Church, Cherry Hill Park is known for their annual Sunset Cinema screenings that have been held at 8 p.m. each Friday in August for the past decade. Bring a picnic blanket and food as you enjoy family-friendly movies under...
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905 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Known to me as the "little blue house," this independently owned bibliophile's paradise has been operating strong on the same Broad Street spot for over 30 years. Inside, the store is crammed with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling books, especially...
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6751 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044, USA
Fans of Vietnamese cuisine are well served in Falls Church, especially if they decide to dine at any of the 29 restaurants at the Eden Center, the hub of the Washington, D.C. area's Vietnamese community. You might be hard pressed to decide on what...
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2190 Pimmit Dr, Falls Church, VA 22043, USA
Tucked away in a corner of a strip mall off of Pimmitt Drive, Northern Virginia native and Le Cordon Bleu graduate Victor Albisu serves up his take on traditional Mexican street tacos and grilled Latin dishes heavily influenced by his Cuban and...
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300 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
An authentic Latin American kitchen experience at a motel? That's pretty funky! Chef and owner Raul Claros pays homage to his Venezuelan birthplace and Bolivian childhood by whipping up his mother and grandmother's old family recipes. Headlining...
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300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Voted "America's Favorite Farmer's Market" in 2010 by the American Farmland Trust and "Best Farmer's Market" in 2012 by Virginia Living and Northern Virginia magazines, the Falls Church Farmer's Market is open year-round on Saturday mornings. Over...
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6317 Georgetown Pike #2, McLean, VA 22101, USA
Clemyjontri is not your typical McDonald's PlayLand. This two-acre playground was the dream of Mrs. Adele Lebowitz, who envisioned a playground for children of all abilities, including those with sensory, motor, and developmental disabilities....
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929 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Located along the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad (W&OD) that provided train service from Alexandria to Loudoun County from 1859-1968, the W&OD Regional Park offers 45 miles of asphalt trail for running, walking, and bicycling as well as...
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913 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Washington, D.C. area residents have an obsession with "Pollo a La Brasa," Peru's version of rotisserie style chicken—usually the best places are found in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Since 1989, Jorge and Carmen Perez have produced one of...
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7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102, USA
For the birds and other wildlife, it's a sanctuary. To local residents, it's an ideal place to walk the dog. For hikers, it's one of the Washington D.C. area's loveliest venues with well maintained and seldom used trails. The main four-mile-long...
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7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043, USA
For the diners, ever wonder if the chef is preparing your food correctly and where the ingredients are coming from? And for the chefs, ever wonder if the diners will enjoy your cooking? This full-service bistro eliminates the isolation of the...
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4412, 418 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
With the Latin American restaurants and cuisines featured, one must not forget to mention El Salvador. Having the largest immigrant population in the Washington D.C. area, their reputation for hole-in-the-wall restaurants boasting their signature...
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5863 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
Owned by the Hicks family, this neighborhood market has provided groceries to locals for over 50 years. Aside from fresh produce and popular local products like Moorenko's Ice Cream, its butcher shop and beer are the biggest draws. Farm raised,...
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5876 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
Founded in 1985 by Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee, this Westover neighborhood fixture serves up an incredible selection, including unique, gourmet pizzas and specialty sandwiches. Customer favorites are highlighted in yellow on the menu, such as...
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2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA
Tysons Galleria is the cream of the crop when it comes to fashion. In this larger-than-life indoor mall you'll find Ann Taylor, Gucci, and The Cheesecake Factory under one roof. With the endless selection of stores, bars, and restaurants at your...
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6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101, USA
I visited Claude Moore Colonial Farm several times as a child and was always surprised by how dedicated the "characters" are to their role. The farm depicts life in 1771, and it really feels like you are stepping back in time. Everything, from the...
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2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
One of Northern Virginia’s top restaurants, 2941 serves chef-driven American fare in a modern setting with a bucolic view. Choose from the casual bar menu of burgers and shrimp cocktail or the lunch and dinner menus including such dishes as local...
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8100 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA
Nourish Market on Broad Street is a neighborhood food market and grocery featuring organic, local food. In the back of the store, a small deli serves vegan and vegetarian sandwiches, salads, and soups. A rainbow of wellness-boosting tonic drinks...
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312 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Children of all ages will enjoy fall's offerings at the annual Farm Day in Falls Church. Held at Cherry Hill Park in October, the all-day event features such family-friendly activities as horse-drawn hayrides and blacksmith demonstrations....
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223 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
Support local artisans and merchants at the annual Holiday Gift and Craft Show, held the first weekend of December at the Falls Church Community Center. You'll be able to browse the handmade creations and sample the homemade treats of more than 50...
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Lauded by Northern Virginia and Viva Tysons magazines, Idylwood Grill and Wine Bar serves comforting bistro fare. The extensive dinner menu offers such classics as sautéed pork tenderloin covered in caramelized apples and steak au poivre with...
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8027 Leesburg Pike #110, Vienna, VA 22182, USA
If you have the doldrums, spice things up at Neisha Thai Cuisine. The stylish restaurant, which boasts handcrafted decor from Chiang Mai, has been featured by Zagat, The Washington Post, and Washingtonian Magazine. Opened 15 years ago by Rick...
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Fast food doesn’t have to involve a drive-thru. At Vapiano, you order directly from a chef who prepares your dish in front of you. Choose from pizzas, fresh pastas, salads, and antipasti. The upscale, cafeteria-style restaurant makes all of its...
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901 N Glebe Rd #105, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
World of Beer in Arlington offers a dizzying array of brews. On tap you’ll find more than 50 beers and ciders that rotate daily. From domestic to international and craft to mainstream, the selection covers all the brew bases. Local options may...