From 1989 to 2008, Bernia Socha's family served as co-owners of Wagshal's Delicatessen, a DC staple among locals and celebrities since 1925. But when the commute from Northern Virginia to DC got too daunting for Bernie, he decided to work closer to home, and this meant establishing his own namesake delicatessen in Fairfax. Now, he and his wife, seasoned deli owners, re-create some of Wagshal’s finest New York–inspired sandwiches along with a new menu of comfort foods praised by the Washington Post in 2009.
Freshly baked french baguettes and Jewish-style rye breads hold up to 1 pound of traditional proteins, such as Virginia baked ham and German bologna, as well as beef tongue, pastrami, and Nova Scotia salmon. Year-round, the deli enhances any meal with Italian illy coffee and more than 20 condiments for any sandwich. Traditional egg breakfasts are served up only in the morning, and to-go dinners of baked ziti and a chicken roasted over a flute of beer and herbs are toted out of the diner in the evening. During the chillier months, Bernie and his chefs create housemade soups and chilies that are meant to immediately warm the soul and unfreeze frostbitten stomachs.
The chefs Shishkabob Express transport taste buds eastward via house-ground halal meat, juicy seared veggies, and spice-laden dips. Every day, they create their dishes entirely from scratch.
Classic Mediterranean meats, from grilled chicken to lamb to beef koobideh, rub elbows with grilled green peppers, crunchy onions, and tomatoes. Diners eat each morsel right off the skewer, which can later be used to knit a delicious-smelling sweater. Every kebab meal comes with rice and two sides, such as hummus or eggplant dip, scooped up by fluffy bread.
Executive chef Juan Carlos Balderrama brings a career of more than 20 years to his post at Coyote Grille. His creative Tex-Mex menu items fill plates with garlic-marinated shrimp and hints of chipotle, and they also include special menu items for children as well as many gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options. The Centreville location also offers a specialty Southwest Tapas menu and Sunday brunch.
At Casa Italia, the menu is a masterpiece of homemade pizzas, pasta, and other authentic Italian dishes. Patrons twirl forks into generous portions of fresh pasta before grabbing slices of hand-tossed pizzas topped with savory meats and crisp veggies. Other offerings include spicy wings, subs, salads, and burgers. Enormous windows allow the room to be flooded with natural light, while a covered patio gives diners the option to eat al fresco.
At Let's Dish!, families select healthy, hearty meals to eat at home without having to dedicate valuable time to planning, shopping, or preparation. After placing an order online, patrons schedule time for an in-store session where they assemble dishes that are made from fresh ingredients, customized to taste, and then, like Sleeping Beauty, frozen to prevent them from aging. Meal menus rotate monthly and include homestyle selections, such as pork tenderloin, pot roast with mashed potatoes, and rosemary and mustard grilled sirloin steaks. The preassembled Dish-n-Dash entrees allow for speedy pickup service, freeing families to spend more quality bonding time sorting the mail by size and color. On a regional scale, Dish Delivery's reach expands from New York City to North Carolina.
Authentic Lebanese dishes, large selection of delicious and healthy vegetarian choices. high quality fresh ingredients. the best kabob in town. authentic lebanese beer and wine, great service. all in all delighteful dinning experience.