Thai Luang in Herndon

We’ve had delicious meals at many Thai restaurants in Northern Virginia, but our most frequent visits have been to Thai Luang in Herndon. We became regulars at Thai Luang nearly 20 years ago, shortly after we moved to … Read more

La Ong Thai Opens in Herndon

It seems like there’s a new Thai restaurant popping up every month, and we couldn’t be happier. We love Thai food, and nothing warms us up during a cold winter like a rich, … Read more

Long Branch Stream Valley Trail

Rutherford Park flowers

We love to explore trails in Fairfax County, and we’re working our way through the maps listed on the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) trail website. We recently took a pleasant, level, and mostly shady … Read more

Sidewalk Sun: Fairfax CCT Segment 6

Route sign CCT seg6

Sadly, Fairfax CCT Segment 6 is a long, dull slog down the sidewalk of busy Blake Lane with boundless opportunities to listen to traffic and wait at road crossings. As we noted … Read more

Paladar Tysons Happy Hour

Paladar Latin Kitchen in Tysons

Update: Paladar Tysons has closed permanently. We recently discovered an excellent happy hour destination to satisfy our summer mojito cravings. Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar offers delicious mojitos, margaritas, and sangria along with a nice … Read more

Sisters Thai Living Room in Fairfax

Sisters Thai Living Room Cafe

Sisters Thai, the Living Room Cafe, in Old Town Fairfax achieves a whole new level of cozy in Fairfax County VA dining. The atmosphere is so lovely and unique our expectations … Read more

Tasty Bento Lunch at Ariake in Reston

Ariake Reston Sushi roll combo

We love a tasty bento lunch and pleasant outdoor seating, and Ariake Japanese Restaurant in Reston delivers both. We’ve already established the essentials of patio dining—a little shade, a buffer from the road … Read more