The A-Blast

Ocean Blue

Kelsey Price and Helena Belay, Weekend Editors

September 21, 2010

The other day while we were on our way to go run some errands in Fairfax, a small, blue restaurant sign caught our attention. It read, “Blue Ocean Japanese Restaurant.” The two of us had never heard of this place, let alone...

Duangrat’s Thai

Kelsey Price and Helena Belay

September 9, 2010

As this is our first official food review of the year, we would like to first start by giving you, the readers, a brief introduction into our thought process behind this column. It has been a long and time-honored tradition...

Have a bite of this

Noah Fitzgerel, Staff Writer

July 22, 2010

Take a stroll down the main drag of Old Town Fairfax and you will most likely notice the large town hall, the old courthouse building, a bakery and several office-buildings, but unfortunately you will most likely miss the small...

Spartans

Jennifer Oakes, Weekend Editor

March 22, 2010

Tucked away in a strip mall in Burke, Spartans is a Greek-style family restaurant that offers large portions of homemade, delicious food. As soon as we pulled up in front of Spartans, we could smell the sweet, fragrant aromas of Italian food. Spartans was completely packed with a wide rang...

YeChon

Jennifer Oakes, Weekend Editor

February 25, 2010

From the outside of the YeChon Korean Japanese Restaurant it may seem questionable to enter. The crazy, blinking neon signs, tacky wooden siding and the twinkle lights might lead you to think that the restaurant is more of a bar then a classy place to eat. Dare to step inside this always crowd...

Rocco’s Italian Restaurant Review

Jennifer Oakes, Weekend Editor

January 26, 2010

Rocco’s, a charming Italian Restaurant, is the ideal place to go for a homemade, hearty meal. Immediately when we arrived we could hardly contain ourselves from instantly falling in love with this family-owned business. The smells of herbs, garlic, pasta and pizza...

Pho Cyclo Review

Jennifer Oakes, Weekend Editor

January 26, 2010

Pho Cyclo, a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant is located right near Gallows Road on Arlington Boulevard. Nestled next to Starbucks Coffee this small yet chic restaurant is definitely a place that is overlooked. Pho Cyclo co...

Shilla Bakery

Shilla Bakery

January 26, 2010

Café Le Matin de Paris

Jennifer Oakes, Weekend Editor

January 26, 2010

Café Le Matin de Paris is a French style bakery located next to the Annandale Fuddrucker’s. We drive by this small bakery at least four times a week because we live in the Annandale area but have never stopped to look inside and see...

Tiffany’s Bakery

Tiffany’s Bakery

January 26, 2010

Swiss Bakery

Jennifer Oakes, Weekend Editor

January 26, 2010

We were pleasantly greeted by sweet smells as we entered the Swiss Bakery in Ravensworth Shopping Center. We were surprised to find that the Swiss Bakery also functions as a mini market. They sell cheese, dry goods, cakes, pastri...

SakulThai Review

January 26, 2010

The underclassmen were slaving away on the day of the PSAT when we were sitting in a cute Mom and Pop Thai restaurant off of Van Dorn Street. Surrounded by neon green walls and cute Halloween stickers, our mouths watered as spicy lemongrass and peanut sauce scents e...

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