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

F.C.’s Fleming, Powell Take Over Local Market, Aren’t Scared of Harris Teeter

September 18, 2015 10:06 AM0 comments

For the past two months, Patrick Fleming and Tamara Powell have been spending their days picking through fruits and vegetables, attending produce auctions at country farms and stocking shelves. It’s quite a change from their previous routines.

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Falls Church Crawfish: Tale of the Tape

September 17, 2015 12:19 PM0 comments

Pinch the tail. Suck the head. Get messy. That’s the way to tackle mudbugs, crayfish, crawdads or however you choose to refer to those mini-lobsters. When Hot N Juicy opened its doors on West Broad Street earlier this April, it marked the third restaurant within a three-mile radius around Falls […]

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FOOD NEWS: Taco Bamba Hailed as 1 of America’s Best, New Indian Restaurant Coming to Tysons

September 9, 2015 7:00 PM0 comments

  F.C.’s Taco Bamba Makes ‘Best Tacos in America’ List Falls Church’s own Taco Bamba was recognized as one of the 50 best taco joints in America in a new list from Business Insider. The news website used Foursquare user data to compile the list which included independent stores as […]

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FOOD NEWS: JRINK Juicery Opens, Open Road Turns 2 & Mad Fox Names New Lead Brewer

September 3, 2015 9:34 AM0 comments

  Another Juicery Now Open In Falls Church Area Barely a month after the micro-juicery South Block Co. opened a cafe on N. Westmoreland St., another juicery has debuted in town with JRINK now open in Falls Church. The cold-pressed drink company offers close to 20 flavors of fruit and […]

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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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