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Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in Dear Diary, Food | 13 comments

Taste of Falls Church

Hi dee ho, neighborinos.

So, last week was kind of a bummer. To say the least. But thankfully, my weekend was very pleasant and will hopefully carry me through this NEXT week, which will still be chock-full of dealing with the things that happened last week. I took a zillion pictures this weekend, so to stop your eyeballs from exploding I’m going to split up my weekend into two posts.

First up, Saturday and the Taste of Falls Church!


As you are all probably sick of hearing by now, I love living in the little city of Falls Church. It has the perfect balance of big city commodities and small town charm. The Taste of Falls Church & Fall Festival is one of my very favorite events that they put on each year. This year, Sean and I (and Daxter) met up with my parents at the festival to enjoy some of the best that FC has to offer.


While other festivals, like the Taste of DC or Taste of Arlington, may offer a bigger variety and selection of restaurants, they are also often crowded to the point of insanity! This one was still very crowded, but in an ALMOST manageable way.


Almost. Daxter may or may not have had a few panic attacks while on the ground (to be fair, there were a LOT of baby strollers there, haha) so I had to carry him for a little while.



There was a representation of many of my favorite Falls Church restaurants at the festival. Also, Chick-Fil-A was there. Not so local, haha. We skipped that booth as well as the two pizza joints in favor of some TRUE local flavor!




Amongst the many, many, many things we tried were:



Jambalaya and mac & cheese from Dogwood Tavern.


BLT gnocchi from Pizzeria Orso that was insanely delicious.



Some kind of potato pasta with bolognese sauce and a cannoli from the Sfizi Cafe. I think I like the idea of cannoli more than I ever really enjoy a cannoli itself. Perhaps I need to remember that for next time, hahaha.


Fried pickles and homebrewed root beer from Mad Fox. By the time we got to the frickles, there was only room in my stomach for like, one. One pickle slice. It was SO much food. I don’t think that the vendors really embraced the idea of it being a “taste” of Falls Church, haha. Thank goodness I had Sean (and my parents… and Daxter) there to help me out.

Unpictured is the ice cream scoop we got from Lazy Sundae and the delicious orange/lemon crush drinks from Clare & Don’s. Whew!




The weather was awesome (all weekend, actually!) and I had a really great time. I think it was just the sort of thing I needed after the week I had. And the rest of the weekend didn’t disappoint either, as I got to meet up with the wonderful Lauren the next day! Pictures from that foodfest are to come tomorrow though. Hopefully this week is overall MUCH better than last week. Nobody hit my car this morning on the way to work, so I’d say I’m already off to a good start!


  1. I miss Taste of FC! Always a fun time- even though last year it was sprinkling and grey- you lucked out with the weather this time around it looks like!!

  2. The food looks amazing! The weather looks glorious 🙂 It looks like a perfect way to spend it with your puppies, bf and family!

    You are glowing with happiness!

  3. It looks like you had such a fun weekend! Food festivals are the best! I love your photos.

  4. Oh I’m so glad you were able to have an enjoyable weekend. Great pictures.

    I adore the one of you and your husband. Gorgeous couple.

    • Oh, thank you! My boyfriend, not my husband, but not withstanding I’m very flattered! 🙂

  5. Is that last picture one of mom lovin’ on the grand-doggy? Adorable 😉
    Glad your weekend was amazing. And some of that food looks AMAZING. Ever tried fried pickles with ranch? Exceptional. Ever tried them with PEANUT BUTTER? Out.of.this.world. Highly recommend it next time 😉

    • You bet your sweet bippy it is! Mom loves her grandpups! 😛

      Uhhh, schat? Frickles and peanut butter? Oh god, must try… now…

  6. I am really glad that you got to work today with no casualties. 🙂
    Man- the Taste of Falls Church looks so awesome- Frederick REALLY needs to do something like that- there are so many good restaurants here! But, by the looks of it- I need to head down to your neck of the woods!
    What a lucky dog Daxter is- he got to go out two days in a row! I hope Harry is still speaking to you (and I hope Daxter is too, after spending an afternoon with my psycho dogs. Or psycho Lance, I should say.)
    You and Sean are SO CUTE.

    • Dude, if there was a taste of Frederick I would be back up there in a minute. Of course, it’d probably be like $10 a tasting ticket because all your restaurants are so haute! XD

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