January 14, 2020

In an article about the best radio personalities in Northern Virginia, Elliot in the Morning said the following about his favorite drinks in the region, "It kind of depends on what I’m looking to drink. For beer, Westover Beer Garden and its Golden Voice IPA. For...

May 27, 2017

Virginia Living magazine has released its “Best of Virginia 2017” list in this month’s issue.

The list highlights the best places to eat and shop as well as the top services and events. This year, 50,000 people voted on 105 categories.

In the northern Virginia region, he...

May 27, 2017

FALLS CHURCH, VA -- Friday is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday to celebrate a key Mexican military victory. Of course in the United States, it's a reason to celebrate with margaritas, tacos, dancing and more.

Many in the area will be heading out to happy hours Friday. If you're...

March 22, 2017

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce honored local business people and community members Oct. 6 at the organization’s annual “Suits and Sneakers Celebration,” held at the Pavilions of Turkey Run at Claude Moore Colonial Farm.

Chamber members, local officials and award...

February 24, 2017

El Tio Tex Mex Grill Owner Armando Mejia spoke with Saul Centers Vice President Diana Shipley regarding the opening of a new location at Great Falls Center in early March. 

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September 30, 2015

School’s back in session, which means rushing around to get to soccer and softball practices in time, worrying and hurrying to feed hungry kids. To help our local parents out, here are some excellent family-friendly eateries! Bring the whole gang — and a big appetite!


September 22, 2014

Thirty years ago, Armando Mejia fled war-torn El Salvador and sneaked into the United States. He was 17, with a sixth-grade education and two dollars in his pocket. For the next two decades, he toiled in the kitchens of Washington-area restaurants, working his way up f...

October 1, 2013

A pinch of heat, a dash of spice and a whole lot of flavor—that’s how El Tio Tex-Mex Grill combines classic “South of the Border” specialties with a Texas twist to serve up authentic, tasty dishes at its three locations— Gainesville, Falls Church and McLean.

Owner and ma...

August 8, 2012

A readily replenished basket of tortilla chips, warm from the kitchen, and a chunky, spicy salsa to sink them into; tacos, burritos, and quesadillas galore; vividly toned decoration set against faux-adobe walls; and margaritas, margaritas, margaritas: El Tio has all th...

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