Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Hello! Here at FBCW, we are all privileged to live in Northern Virginia and, if you are too, here are some of the staff’s favorite things to do in the area! Try them out!

Favorite Restaurants

Joy Egee - East Moon Asian Bistro

Located in Woodbridge, East Asian Moon Bistro is mainly a traditional Chinese dining outlet available for delivery and takeout. Their sushi comes highly recommended!

Joy Egee - Paisano's Pizza

Paisano’s is available for delivery or carry out and is an easy way to get authentic, delicious pizza for an affordable price.

Stephanie Baderman - Foster’s Grille

Located in Old Town Manassas, Foster’s Grille is a great place to grab lunch. With outdoor seating and various activities to do downtown, this burger joint has a great location and food!

Katy McCleland - The Secret Garden Cafe

This cafe is located in Occoquan, which is a great location for shopping, dining, and crafting. This café has a variety of sandwiches and salads and is a fun outing for a quality lunch.

Tabitha Rogers - Landini Brothers Restaurant

If you are looking for a traditional Tuscan meal, Landini’s is located in Old Town Alexandria and has a variety of authentic meals for lunch or dinner. The location is ideal, with shopping nearby and outdoor seating available.

Sherry Price - Cock and Bowl

Cock and Bowl is located in Occoquan, Virginia and serves a variety of meals all prepared with a country kitchen feel. For authentic and homemade Belgian food, this is the place to go!

Favorite Local Coffee Shops

Stephanie Baderman - Jirani

This coffee shop, located in Old Town Manassas, serves great coffee and has a very homey feel, but they also have a bookshelf of board games that you can take out and play with your friends while you drink your coffee. They also have books that you can take off of the shelf and read if you are visiting by yourself.

Priscila Reggiardo - Beto's Cafe Smoothies & More

Beto’s Cafe Smoothies & More is located on Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge. This Peruvian cafe is a local gem with fresh baked goodies, breakfast specials, and more. The environment is warm, friendly, and a real favorite.

Favorite Ice Cream Shops/Bakeries

Katy McClelland - Frostie Moose

Frostie Moose is a soft serve ice cream shop that features an abundance of flavors for an affordable price. They have outdoor seating available, milkshakes, and more!

Katy McClelland - Confections Cupcakery

Quality, homemade cupcakes located in Manassas. Come by for fun and festive cupcakes year-round!

Tabitha Rogers - Carl’s

Located in Fredericksburg, Carl’s has been selling ice cream since 1947. They have delicious shakes, soft serve, and sundaes.

Sherry Price - Moo Thru

For farm-fresh ice cream and delicious flavor, the Moo Thru is proud to make their ice cream with fresh cream from dairy farmers. It is located on Route 29 and a great stop before & after road trips.

Favorite things to do in Northern Virginia

Joy Egee - Fountainhead Regional Park

This park has trails available for mountain biking. They have beautiful scenery and this is a great way to get exercise and enjoy nature.

Stephanie Baderman - Washington D.C.

If you are looking for a fun way to have fun for free, there are so many fun museums and Smithsonian’s to see. To avoid buying a pricey lunch, pack a lunch and pick a patch of grass to enjoy.  

Priscila Reggiardo - Accotink Park

Located in Fairfax, admission into the park is free and they have a 4 mile trail for biking or hiking, a lake, concession stand, and Carousel.   

Tabitha Rodgers - Mount Vernon

If you love history, this is a great way to see our first president’s estate and farm. There are tours and exhibits on display to take a look at. This is a great way to have fun and learn something new.

in His grace

Stephanie Baderman