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Dinner at TRIO

TRIO private dining

One of the perks of writing LoCoMusings is an occasional invitation to try new restaurants. A couple of weeks ago Heather and I accepted one of those invitations and had dinner at TRIO Grill in Merrifield. In in the interest of transparency most of our meal was covered, but I can promise you we will definitely be dining there again! Viewing … [Read more...]

The Best Margarita in LoCo

Dos Tequilas 1

Heather and I love a good margarita but it's rare we find a place that makes them close to what we concoct at home. Thanks to our good friend Dr. Chad at Advanced Corrective Chiropractic we've found one of those places... Welcome to Dos Tequilas in Leesburg. Hidden behind Starbucks and next door to Melt Gourmet Cheesburgers, don't let the … [Read more...]

LoCo’s Top Spots for a Little Fresh Air with Dinner

Cajun patio

Sometimes on a rainy day you have to have a little fun. Here's a list of our favorite places to eat outside in LoCo: Downtown Leesburg has a number of excellent choices, beginning with the Cajun Experience. We've had lot's of delicious lunches here and they have live music just about every weekend. Döner Bistro is a little taste of Germany, … [Read more...]

Coney Island Diner Opens in Purcellville

Coney Island Diner counter

As I was out and about in Purcellville yesterday, I came across an open Coney Island Diner. We knew it was on the way, just missed the memo it actually opened three weeks ago. This makes two Coney Island Diners in LoCo, the original opened in Ashburn during the fall of 2009. I had a chance to chat with the staff this morning, and figured I … [Read more...]

Five Guys Coming to Leesburg

Five Guys pic

The Elias clan is big fans of Five Guys, so we are ecstatic to learn a Leesburg location is under construction in the Battlefield Shopping Center on Edwards Ferry Road. I spoke with the corporate office, and was told they are expecting to open in mid to late April. I was also informed a Sterling location will open this September in the Potomac … [Read more...]

LoCo Photo: Do You Want Fries with That?

Five Guys Leesburg

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is officially open in Leesburg, just across from Costco & Target on Fort Evans Road. We'll be making our first pit stop there in the very near future. Get outside and enjoy the spring weather this weekend, looks like a great night for First Friday! Cheers, Mike … [Read more...]

Finally, a hot breakfast!

Mom's Place

My husband is a fantastic breakfast cook (when he has time) but we enjoy going out to grab breakfast together on occasion.  Going out for breakfast has not been the easiest thing to do in western Loudoun, but thankfully that problem has been solved. This morning, I had a great breakfast at Mom's Place on Maple Avenue in Purcellville. Located … [Read more...]

Cajun in P'ville!!


Do you recognize the building? This is the spot of summertime goodness that is Gruto's Ice Cream in Purcellville...one of my favorite places to be when the weather is hot! My sadness at Gruto's closing for the winter was overcome with happiness today when I learned that the Cajun Experience was filling the space until spring! If you aren't … [Read more...]

CiCi’s Pizza Opens in Leesburg

CiCi's Pizza

One of the traditions we have with our kids is that for their birthday dinner, they get to pick where we go (or what they want Mom to cook, but strangely they always choose to go out...) This month, my youngest asked to have dinner at CiCi's Pizzain Leesburg, and we were happy to oblige her! Newly opened in the new shopping center on Fort … [Read more...]