Day Tripping: Independent Stores & Restaurants Galore at the Mosaic District

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about how the era of the mall is dead. And while my Gen-X Mallrats self mourns a little, I haven’t actually been inside a mall in ages. I do, however, often find myself wandering around Reston Town Center in the sunshine, popping in and out of stores and dining on outdoor…

August 11, 2015

Monument Coffee Roasters: The Supplier of Choice for the New Lake Anne Coffee House

The announcement that the Lake Anne Coffee House is changing hands has everyone a-buzz with excitement! Finally, Reston will have a bonafide independent coffee house. What you might not know is that the improvement to the actual coffee will be MONUMENTAL. Future owners Eve and Rick Thompson have chosen Monument Coffee — the Manassas-based small-batch roasters —…

July 23, 2015

The Excellent Coffee Hiding at Pitango Gelato

It’s possible that you walk past one of the best coffee shops in Reston without even realizing that it’s there. Pitango Gelato at Reston Town Center is known for its Italian ice cream made from organic milk and free-range eggs. What many people don’t know is that it also serves high-quality espresso prepared by some of the most skilled…

September 18, 2014