Taste of Lake Ridge Today

Tuesday, May 10 – The annual event, Taste of Lake Ridge, is on for today from 4-8pm at the Tall Oaks Parking lot, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive. The parking lot sits between the Tall Oaks pool and the Fantasy Playground, dubbed by our kids as the “Castle Park.” Tickets are only 50 cents, and that … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Dixie Bones

You’ll find Dixie Bones on many a “Best of” list, including Washingtonian magazine’s, where it has made the list of top 100 Washington area restaurants and perennial appearances on its “Cheap Eats” list. We agree. This is hands down the best barbecue around. This is real pit barbecue, pork or beef, smoked over hickory logs … Continue reading

The Woodbridge Living Top 10 in 2010

It’s that time of year — time to roll out our list of local businesses that we’ve chosen as the 10 best independent small businesses in our area. We’re all over the map with these, as they represent businesses that include food and beverage, skis and bikes, fine cuisine, incredible pies, pizza, sparkling jewelry and … Continue reading

East Moon Rising

Restaurant Review — East Moon Asian Bistro is a relatively new restaurant that opened earlier this year in the relatively new storefront plaza (officially known as the Madison Farm Shopping Center) at Minnieville and Caton Hill roads, which also houses Rita’s Italian Ice, $1.99 Dry Cleaners, Tazo Pizza and several other businesses. We were very … Continue reading

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Almost every year they appear on someone’s Best Burgers, Best Bargain or Readers’ Choice list. They began as a small local startup with one store in Arlington almost 25 years ago before expanding to five Northern Virginia locations. They keep it simple, offering burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, fries and Cokes. They’re Five Guys … Continue reading

Dixie Bones to Open a Second Restaurant in Fredericksburg

Our own Dixie Bones here in Woodbridge is opening a new restaurant in Fredericksburg, which will be called BBQ Post 401. BBQ Post 401, the initial outpost of Dixie Bones, will serve homemade Southern barbeque from its Fredericksburg location. The Post name includes the last three digits of Fredericksburg’s zip code, 401. BBQ Post 401 … Continue reading

Amici’s Restaurante

RESTAURANT REVIEW — This is a local, family owned, classic Italian restaurant without a lot of bells and whistles, where the focus really is on quality food. We were pleasantly surprised that they make a very tasty pizza. Amici’s is one of several relatively new restaurants in the shopping center anchored by the Harris Teeter … Continue reading