Articles by: Jody Fellows
Jody Fellows is the managing editor of the Falls Church News-Press.

Editorial: When F.C. Was Anti-Development

August 19, 2015 6:55 PM0 comments

The front page article in this week’s edition of the News-Press, drafted on the occasion of the death last week of real estate developer Ross Keith, tells the story of earlier days in the history of the City of Falls Church when the forces in control of the City were […]

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FOOD NEWS: Happy Tart Looks to September Opening, More New Restaurants On the Way

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  Gluten-Free Bakery Happy Tart Likely Opening Next Month The Happy Tart, the gluten-free bakery and cafe from Alexandria, will likely open in early-to-mid September in Falls Church’s Pearson Square development, the City’s Economic Development Office reports. Owner and executive chef Emma Cech says she spent years researching, baking and […]

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Get Ready, Falls Church, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Plans Friday Opening

August 13, 2015 8:00 AM0 comments

A new era of indulgence descends upon Falls Church when Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opens its doors in Idylwood Plaza this weekend. The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant plans to debut at 8 a.m. Friday and hold a soft opening through Sunday with a grand opening – and a three-day string of limited free food – […]

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FOOD NEWS: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Hopes to Open in F.C. Next Week

August 5, 2015 7:42 PM0 comments

  Astro Doughnuts Hopes to Open in F.C. Next Week A rep for Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken confirmed to the News-Press of the restaurant’s hopes to open its second location in Falls Church’s Idylwood Plaza sometime next week. Astro’s original Washington, D.C. restaurant on G Street serves doughnuts like […]

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Mad Fox’s D.C. Tap Room Opening August 17

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Mad Fox Brewing Company has set Monday, August 17 as the opening date for its second location in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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SER is a Refreshing Addition to Ballston’s Dining Scene

July 29, 2015 9:32 PM0 comments

“Bread is like a religion in Spain,” my server says as he sets down a basket full of various kinds on the table. I had initially declined the complimentary pre-meal offering, not wanting to fill up before my main course at SER, the new Spanish restaurant in Arlington, but soon, […]

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FOOD NEWS: 2 New Eateries & Mad Fox Goes to the Dogs

July 23, 2015 8:27 AM0 comments

South Block Co. Juicery Opens Cafe on N. Westmoreland The area has yet another new eatery as South Block Company has added a small cafe to its East Falls Church micro juicery and is now open for businesses in the former Urban Pantry space on North Westmoreland Street in Arlington. […]

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FOOD NEWS: Mad Fox Turns 5, Mom & Pop Comes to Mosaic & Liberty Tavern Owners Get F.C. OK

July 8, 2015 3:44 PM0 comments

    Mad Fox Celebrates 5th Year With Beer Tappings & Pig Roast Falls Church’s Mad Fox Brewing Company, debuting in the Little City in July of 2010, celebrates turning the big number five this Saturday with an all-day party full of music, food and, of course, beer. The anniversary […]

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2 Fish & Chips Joints Close But Another Rises from the Greasy Ashes

July 1, 2015 7:58 PM1 comment

It’s been a rough year for the fried fish fast food game in these parts. Not only did the Long John Silver’s on West Broad Street close after 30 years but just up Route 29, the Fairfax Circle Arthur Treacher’s – the last remaining Virginia location of the 46-year old […]

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FOOD NEWS: Buffalo Wild Wings Opens Monday, DGS Now in Mosaic & ‘Beast of the Month’ at Red Apron

June 25, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

  Buffalo Wild Wings Opens in Skyline on Monday Falls Church is getting a giant new sports bar. On Monday, Buffalo Wild Wings is opening on Leesburg Pike in the Skyline-area of F.C., bringing with it an extensive collection of beer, wall-to-wall TVs, 21 signature sauces and a whole lot […]

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