Start Your Day With Republik Coffee Bar

There’s a new coffee shop that just opened up in McLean, and it’s one that you’ll want to stop at the next time you’re out. It’s Republik Coffee Bar, and it is a coffee lover’s dream. Between the beautiful atmosphere, plenty of comfortable seating, and friendly staff, you’ll be willing...

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Hike Through History at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is more than just a place to go hiking, it’s a piece of ancient history. The preserve only exists because more than 500 million years ago, pieces of the ocean floor collided and moved skyward, eventually emerging from the water and creating a piece of land....

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Enjoy a Fresh and Fast Meal at Urban Plates

Urban Plates was born in San Diego, and you can see the Californian influence in its fresh, healthy, plant-heavy food. The fast-casual chain recently expanded beyond the borders of California and opened a branch in Tysons this past July. Like the original, Tysons’ Urban Plates dishes out healthy and affordable...

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Dolce Vita Ciccheti Wine Bar: Perhaps the Town’s Best Happy Hour

There always seems to be so much to learn and enjoy about wine. If you’re looking to expand your vino horizons, you should absolutely pay a visit to Dolce Vita Ciccheti Wine Bar. This full-service bar is of course a wonderful place to try a massive variety of wines, but...

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Stock Up on Fresh Produce at the Tysons Farmers Market

If you like to support local farmers and enjoy fresh, healthy food, you can do both when you shop at Tysons Farmers Market. The seasonal farmers’ market is in business through the end of November at 8400 Westpark Drive in McLean from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday morning....

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Meet Friends for Happy Hour at Wildfire

Even during happy hour, Wildfire’s signature meat and seafood are on display. Come to the Martini Lounge between 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to dig into bison meatballs with tomato sauce or sea scallops wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and skewered. Complement your bites with a craft cocktail—like the...

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Do Your Shopping at Tyson’s Corner Center

Renovations to Tyson’s Corner Center over the last few years have transformed it into one of Northern Virginia’s preeminent destinations for shopping, dining, and entertainment, and its location (just 13 miles up the road from DC) makes it an easy meeting point for friends located throughout the DMV. The shopping...

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Savor an Authentic French Crepe at Charlotte Artisanal

The owners of Charlotte Artisanal had been in the restaurant business for nearly a decade in the resort towns of Mexico before branching out in Maryland. They ran Le Bistro and La Fournee in Tulum for eight years before they decided they were ready to embark on a new culinary...

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Grab a Pint to Support New Local Brewery Audacious Aleworks

When Audacious Aleworks opened its doors to the public about two months ago, the newbie microbrewery was pouring fewer than 10 beers. Now, its draft list offers up to 20 brews on a rotating basis, usually 8 to 10 at a time. Its laid-back taproom, complete with rustic wooden bar...

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Have a Healthy Brunch at Earls Kitchen + Bar

Earls Kitchen + Bar is a popular restaurant among McLean locals who want an elevated dining experience in a sleek but casual atmosphere, and regulars say this place truly shines for brunch. When you arrive, be sure to ask for a table outside on the patio, where you’ll enjoy dining...

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