FOOD: Your “Go To” Restaurants
BY Kathleen Nixon
September 7, 2012
Falls Church Times Staff
We are very fortunate to have so many food options available to us in and around the City of Falls Church. The entire area is exploding with new options from ethnicity to theme restaurants. Many of us like to be adventuresome; others would prefer to go to the same restaurant time and again. At times I am not sure which is worse, not having the choices or having too many.
My most recent road trip was very restaurant foodie focused, and we actually bypassed many restaurants that we “always” go to in order to explore new spots. There is always some trepidation when going to a new restaurant as I want to be transported into a new experience of sight, sound, smell and of course, taste. These are tall orders for any restaurant and each establishment has their good days and bad.
So upon my return I ended up at visiting many of my standbys; those places where I know that for the most part I will be satisfied with the meal, service and ambience.
Argia’s was the first place my family ever ate at in the City of Falls Church more than 12+ years ago. It was a Sunday lunch after taking an Italian Language class and we were in the mood for cucina italiano! It was also the first few months that Argia’s had opened to a rocky start and we didn’t go back for several months. Every since then, Argia’s has remained the number one go to spot for our family. Lunch, dinner, drinks, take out – you name it, we are there. And so is Bentley on the patio when the weather is good.
La Marche was the answer to a request put out to the universe a number of years ago for a coffee shop we could walk to and a few months later Le Marche opened up. It is a great place for breakfast and lunch, or a quick afternoon café au lait. And yes, Bentley loves it too.
Willow is the other number one, if you can have two number one places to go to. With their very large Nosh menu of smaller plates that lean toward fish, grains and vegetarian dishes, this is a great treat to drop by to enjoy awesome food and wine. Bentley has not made it there – yet!
The fall is a busy time and there are many new restaurants to enjoy. Between Mosaic unleashing many new opportunities on us as well as a fair number of DC restaurants coming into the “neighborhoods”, keeping up with it all and keeping one’s weight down will be a challenge. Hopefully you all will be patient with me!
In the meantime, what are your “good to places”? Or, what places are you looking forward to trying?
By Kathleen Nixon
September 7, 2012