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FOOD NEWS: Rare Bird Coffee Roasters, LongHorn Steakhouse Coming to Falls Church

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Rare Bird Coffee Roasters Coming to Falls Church

544rarebirdRare Bird Coffee Roasters, a small, specialty roastery in Washington, D.C., is coming to the City of Falls Church next year. Currently operating out of a warehouse in the District, Rare Bird plans to move its operation and open up a retail location in the former Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt Shop space on West Broad Street. Lara Berenji, Rare Bird manager and wife of owner Bryan Becker, tells the News-Press they hope to be open in the spring of 2016.

The new location will be a change from its D.C. operation which sells wholesale and online. In F.C., Rare Bird will sell fresh coffee along with its specialty coffee roasts, baked goods and coffee making equipment.

In addition to the expanded operation, Arlington natives Berenji and Becker want to be closer to home. “We really wanted to be a truly local roaster and share our enthusiasm [for] coffee with our neighbors,” Berenji says.

Rare Bird Coffee Roasters (coming 2016) | 230 West Broad Street | Falls Church | rbcroasters.com

LongHorn Steakhouse Signs Lease at F.C. Shopping Center

Casual chain restaurant LongHorn Steakhouse has signed a lease to open in the Crossroads Place shopping center in the Bailey’s Crossroads section of Falls Church. LongHorn, which will occupy 6,200 square feet of space, join eateries Chipotle, CiCi’s Pizza, Einstein Bagels and Olive Garden in the shopping center. Known for steaks, seafood and appetizers like the Bloomin’ Onion/Awesome Blossom clone, the Texas Tonion.

Based out of Orlando, LongHorn is part of the Darden group of restaurants that includes Olive Garden, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and several others. There are more than 350 locations of the steakhouse chain operating in 35 states, including restaurants in Chantilly, Dulles, Largo and Manassas.

LongHorn Steakhouse (coming) | 556 South Jefferson Street | Falls Church | longhornsteakhouse.com

Chasin’ Tails Opens 2nd Location in Centreville

Chasin’ Tails, the veteran of the Falls Church area crawfish scene, has opened a second location in Centreville. One of three restaurants serving New Orleans-style peel-and-eat crawfish within three miles of the City, announced the grand opening of its new store last Friday, which debuted Monday evening.

Centreville location hours are identical to Falls Church, open from 5 – 10 .m. Monday through Thursday, 5 – 11 p.m. on Friday, noon – 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon – 10 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations will not be accepted until Monday, December 28.

Chasin’ Tails | 5805 Trinity Parkway | Centreville | chasintailscrawfish.com

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