After the success of Bombay Bistro’s first location in Rockville, Maryland, chef K.N. Vinod and partner Surfy Rahman opened the Fairfax eatery in 1995. Like their first restaurant, the new location continues to serve fine Indian cuisine in a setting complete with Indian artifacts and warm colors. Savory dishes such as tandoori salmon and lamb vindaloo have attracted guests such as Madeleine Albright and visiting ministers from India, while a daily buffet attracts rumbling bellies.
When the minds behind All About Wings needed to christen their business, they decided not to bury the lede. Chicken wings?whether baked, grilled, or fried?comprise the entirety of the catering company?s menu. That being said, All About Wings? namesake product isn?t limited to a single flavor. Far from it, in fact?the cooks toss wings in more than 35 sauces, from Habanero Orange Zest to Garlic Pepper Boom to nine different incarnations of the buffalo-style sauce alone. All About Wings groups its grub into catering packages to be distributed at various events, including tailgates, weddings, birthday parties, and celebrations of National Guzzle Down 18 Pitchers of Water Day.
Getting couples to the altar with as little stress as possible is only part of Ashley Young's job description. As the owner and showrunner of A-Listed Events, she puts together important gathering of all sizes—and makes sure every detail is in place. Whether a client is planning a wedding or a corporate event a year or a month out, she knows how to get an event to come together without any of the seams showing. For spouses-to-be she also coordinates everything on the day of the wedding, making sure everyone knows where to stand and that the best man knows exactly when to jump out of the cake.
The licensed team at Happy Smiles Costumes makes birthdays extra special with glitter tattoos and face paint, balloon games, and visits from beloved cartoon characters. There's no telling who might show up—Mickey, Minnie, Spongebob, and Dora are all on staff. Of course, the human staff also helps make parties fun and memorable. Fluent in both English and Spanish, staffers curate party packages to fit all birthday wishes.
If there's anything that matches The Winery at Bull Run's owners' passion for wine, it might be their passion for American history. Knowing the land’s proximity to historic battles, before breaking ground on their new winery the owners teamed up with Civil War excavators to salvage hundreds of bullets, buttons, and breastplates that laid dormant underneath the winery’s Centreville soil since the 1860s.
While sipping on award-winning red and white wines in the tasting room, guests can look over display cases full of artifacts and listen to stories of the farmland's historic past. During warmer months, guests are welcome to relax on the outdoor stone ruins, whose waist-high walls and stone fireplace are all that remain from the original 19th-century estate house.