The Organic Butcher: Artisan & Exotic Meats in Neighboring McLean

If you are looking for the finest quality meat, poultry and seafood in close proximity to Reston, look no further than The Organic Butcher of McLean. This mecca of artisan foods is just a mere 20 minutes away and stocks the crème de la crème of organic and locally raised meats and sustainable seafood. Native Virginian…

October 6, 2014

At The Reston Farmers Market: Cherry Glen Goat Cheese

The Farmers Market returns to Lake Anne tomorrow after a brief hiatus due to the Reston Multicultural Festival. As wonderful as that was, we missed our weekly cheese fix from the Cherry Glen Goat Cheese booth. Cherry Glen is a 58-acre farm in Boyds, Maryland that raises goats and makes a wide variety of award-winning, soft-ripened…

October 3, 2014

ArtSpace Herndon: The Art Scene Next Door

I know it sounds far-fetched, but sometimes (just sometimes) we need to look beyond Reston’s boundaries and explore our neighboring towns. Herndon, just a couple miles up the road, has a burgeoning art scene and an October packed with events. We visited the hub of their artist community, ArtSpace Herndon, to see the current exhibit and to chat…

September 29, 2014

Food Truck Wednesday Returns to RTC

Leave your sad sack lunch at home — tomorrow is Food Truck Wednesday at Reston Town Center! I don’t work at Town Center but if I did THIS would be the most exciting day of the month. I tend to eat lunch at my desk getting crumbs in my keyboard and inevitably spilling some sort of detox juice on my…

September 23, 2014

Tavern64 Regional Kitchen: Building Community With Local Food

We’ve heard the term “farm to table” a million times at this point but what does it really mean and why is it important? According to Tavern64 Regional Kitchen in Reston Town Center it means sourcing food directly from farmers and producers themselves and not using large distributers. Tavern64 goes one step further and focuses…

September 22, 2014

A Reston Resident’s Lavish End-of-Summer Feast

It’s September but I refuse to believe that summer is over. The produce at the Reston Farmers Market is still in full force. There is a bounty of ripe tomatoes, peaches, peppers and eggplant at the height of their season. These gorgeous fruits and vegetables are begging to be eaten NOW before they disappear to make room for squash…

September 16, 2014

Oktoberfest: The Where, When and Why

Oktoberfest is fast approaching and people all over the world are dusting off their beer steins in preparation for the festivities. We all love the bratwurst, the pretzels, the chicken dance… But why? Exactly what is Oktoberfest and why do we celebrate it every year? 

September 15, 2014

At the Reston Farmers Market: Baby Ginger

When we asked Reston Farmers Market mainstay The Farm at Sunnyside what they recommend we buy now, they enthusiastically told us about their crop of baby ginger. Baby ginger is regular ginger only harvested early from September – November. It’s quite different from the ginger we are used to seeing in grocery stores. Mature ginger has a tough husk and is…

September 9, 2014

Modern Reston’s Launch Giveaway!

Welcome to Modern Reston, your source for everything hip + happening in Reston and surrounding areas. We are thrilled to announce the launch of Modern Reston, an online lifestyle magazine that explores living, dining, art and recreation in Reston and beyond. We take the old adage “Live. Work. Play.” and dial it up to present…

September 7, 2014