Welcome to the Northern Virginia Restaurant Blog.

Restaurant reviews in Tyson's and surrounding area... mostly

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Welcome to our blog! Here's why we're blogging.

In our blog, we hope to contribute to the richness the Northern Virginia area's dining scene by providing our most up-to-date feedback on the restaruants we visit.  PLEASE NOTE that our blog contains only our own dining experiences and our opinions and may not reflect the given establishment’s overall quality.

As you can see by our photos, we enjoy eating, and particularly eating out.   What makes our accounts interesting, in our opinions, is that our tastes are very different from each other’s:  Bill likes his food dry.  His favorites cuisine is Mediterranean, with Spanish, Greek and Italian topping the list.  In contrast, Elena likes spicy, saucy, divy ethnic food.  Her favorites are Ethiopian, Indian and Mexican, with any other flavorful Asian and African food a close second. Neither of us is a huge meat eater, however, if any meat is consumed, Bill prefers beef and Elena likes chicken.  The difference in our taste buds makes it difficult to narrow down a selection that we will both enjoy.   Difficult, but not impossible. 

When making our selection, we usually browse the reviews in standard restaurant guides, like Zagat's and Washington area magazines and newspapers with a restaurant section.  We also consider any personal recommendations by way of online postings and reviews.  However, we often found that reviews can be outdated and sometimes don’t exist at all.  Recent photos of the restaurant are also hard to find. 

It's great to know what to expect when you're about to shell out for a dinner out and invest in a special evening.  This is why we established Bill and Elena's Northern Virginia Restaurant Blog. 

Whether we try a new restaurant or return to an old-time favorite, we wanted to provide most up-to-date feedback on our dining experiences to our friends and neighbors in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro area to help make their dining selections easier. 

We have enjoyed every single dinner out, regardless of any mishaps, big or small, that we describe in our accounts.  After all, the key to any wonderful meal is most definitely the company.  
TO REITERATE, PLEASE NOTE that our blog contains only our own dining experiences and our opinions and may not reflect the given establishment’s overall quality. 


  1. I love it, and am honored that I'm the first one to comment!

  2. Love your blog. My mouth is watering. One suggestion: when there is no link to the restaurant could you list the address.

  3. Thanks for the great suggestion, Larry. We've updated all the entries with their address/phone numbers.