Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fairfax County Police said man called bomb threat in by telephone.
Fairfax County Police charged a Herndon man with making a bomb threat following an alleged shoplifting in Merrifield. The man is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center with no bond. Police were called to the 2900 block of District Avenue around 9 p.m. Sunday for a report of two men shoplifting. One of the men, a 29-year-old Herndon man, was detained by security and charged with grand larceny. According to a press release, the second alleged suspect, a 30-year-old Herndon man, was able to make it outside and allegedly called in a bomb threat to the business. There were no other details available about the incident at press time.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Congressman Gerry Connolly and Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth will be on hand at Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony.
After weeks of waiting, Matchbox (2911 District Ave., Merrifield) will open the small, local chain's first Virginia restaurant in the Mosaic District on Friday. Kelsey Duke, a spokeswoman for the restaurant, said it will be the first full-service restaurant in the Mosaic District. A ribbon cutting ceremony with Congressman Gerry Connolly (11th District) Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth and others is scheduled for 2 p.m. Duke said the restaurant will be open at 4 p.m. daily after the ribbon cutting ceremony. The restaurant, known for menu items like 3.6.9 mini burgers and wood fired pizzas, will open in early April and will be located next to the Angelika Film Center. Matchbox will be the first full-service restaurant to open in …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The popular Washington, D.C. restaurant chain is bringing their wood fired pizzas to Northern Virginia.
Matchbox is the latest restaurant joining the list of eateries already in the Mosaic District. The restaurant, known for their 3.6.9 mini burgers and wood fired pizzas from their other locations, will open in early April and will be located next to the Angelika Film Center. Matchbox will be the first full-service restaurant to open in the new shopping district. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Mosaic family,” Ty Neal, principal partner of matchboxfoodgroup, said in a release. “This is a great neighborhood and we are honored to be a part of the growing diverse choices here. This restaurant represents the beginning of what we hope will be a lifelong relationship with the communities in Northern Virginia." The restaurant will be open for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A roundup of the top food headlines this month in Vienna.
February was a newsy month in the Vienna food scene. Residents, still reeling from the January loss of Magruder's, also saw Plush Gelato shut its doors. The shop, which said on its Facebook page the rent was too high to stay in business, will apparently be selling its treats at local Smart Markets. Readers spoke out about the empty space, saying it was an eyesore and lacked adequate parking. Some questioned whether any business, food-based or not, can survive at all. On the other side of town, just beyond town borders, several businesses set up shop in the ever-growing Mosiac District. One of Vienna's own chefs also got an unusual accolade, and some restaurants are worried about the impacts of sequestration. Stay tuned in March for news …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Store offers Greek-inspired dishes with a new age twist.
Cava Mezze Grill opened its Mosaic District location (2905 District Ave.) Wednesday. Co-owner Brett Schulman said he and his business partners liked the explosion of local restaurants that are coming to the Mosaic District — a new shopping and entertainment center off Gallows Road near Merrifield— and they wanted to be a part of it. After founding the full-service Cava restaurant in Rockville, Md. in 2006, Schulman said the group decided to diversify the business and sell their dips and spreads in grocery stores and open smaller, fast service restaurants. “The grill idea was to take some of what we do in the restaurant and what we sell in the stores and put them into a fast paced grill,” Schulman said. “You can get a restaurant quality …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Gelato shop and coffee bar opened Saturday off of Gallows Road in Merrifield.
Dolcezza, a gelato shop and coffee bar, opened in the Mosaic District on Saturday. This is Dolcezza’s first location in Virginia, Eater.com reported. Dolcezza is offering 16 flavors of gelato for its opening and will have more flavors once the warm weather comes. The coffee bar will offer Verve coffee and pastries. According to Dolcezza’s website, “Our philosophy is simple: Be curious. Be spontaneous. Play with your food. Support local farmers and make exquisite gelato.” The Mosaic District — on the edge of Vienna off of Gallows Road near Merrifield, at 2910 District Ave., Fairfax — is a new development with nearly three dozen retailers (notably Target) already open or set to open later this spring. Taylor Gourmet Deli opened in the …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
New sandwich shop in the Mosaic District brings the best from Philadelphia to Northern Virginia.
When Casey Patten moved to Washington, DC about 11 years ago after graduating from Penn State University, he couldn’t find a good Philadelphia hoagie in the area. So four years ago, he started Taylor Gourmet Deli and on Saturday, he and his business partners opened their newest location in the Mosaic District in Merrifield. The Mosaic District is a new shopping area off of Gallows Road near the Dunn Loring Metro in Vienna, with a movie theatre, Target and other shops. The deli offers breakfast lunch and dinner. In addition to the classic cheese steak, the deli offers up some of Philadelphia’s other famed sandwiches. “I couldn’t get a good hoagie,” Patten said. “When I would go into a sandwich shop and ask for a hoagie, people would look at…