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Falls Church Food News: Frozen Dairy Bar is Now FDB Eatery, Pita Pouch Opens & More

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Frozen Dairy Bar is Now FDB Eatery

Longtime Falls Church restaurant Frozen Dairy Bar & Boardwalk Pizza has undergone a makeover and rebranding. FDB Eatery says goodbye to the fast-casual, counter-service concept and is now a full-service restaurant focusing on fresh, quality ingredients and hand-crafted recipes says owner Kevin Eakin.

After closing its doors in November 2014, the former custard and pizza shop underwent a complete renovation before opening again last month. While the concept has changed, Eakin says a portion of the new space is still dedicated to the Frozen Dairy Bar and the same custard is still available and can be grabbed to-go.

The new menu reflects FDB’s new up-scale approach with dishes like duck empanadas, Cabernet-braised short ribs, a lineup of burgers and a cheese and charcuterie platter. Also available, a large selection of pizzas including a gluten-free and pan pizza options.

FDB is currently in a soft opening and will announce an official grand opening in the near future.

FDB Eatery | 6641 Arlington Blvd. | Falls Church | fdbeatery.com

 

Pita Pouch Opens In Falls Plaza

Photo: Sally Cole
Photo: Sally Cole

Pita Pouch is now open for business in Falls Plaza at 1112 W. Broad Street. Located in the former space of Bagel, Deli Donuts, the Mediterranean fast casual restaurant features falafel, hummus and shawarma and opened quietly on Friday, April 17 with soft opening hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Pita Pouch is part of a restaurant group that also includes Burger 7 with locations in Idylwood Plaza and in Arlington and Alexandria as well as the hookah bar, Tarbouch, also in Arlington. A second location of Pita Pouch is expected to open in the food court of Tysons Corner this August.

Pita Pouch | 1112 W. Broad St. | Falls Church | pitapouch.com

 

Mac & Cheese Cook-Off at Red White & Bleu Sunday

The boutique wine and cheese shop Red White & Bleu is hosting a macaroni and cheese cook-off this Sunday complete with gift cards going to to the top two finishers. Be advised, however, this is not an entirely BYOC (bring your own cheese) event – all entries must use a half-pound of cheese or half of the recipe’s total cheese must be made with Red, White and Bleu’s own cheese selection (discounts will be provided).

To sign up for the contest, call the shop at 703-533-9463. The entry cut-off is today, Thursday, April 23. For those who’d rather eat than cook, mac and cheese samples along with wine and beer tastings will be available for attendees. Red White & Bleu’s macaroni and cheese cook-off is this Sunday, April 26, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Red White & Bleu | 127 S. Washington St. | Falls Church | redwhiteandbleu.com

 

Mad Fox’s Spring Bock Festival Returns

In two weeks, Mad Fox Brewing Company’s annual showcase of German-style bock beer returns to Falls Church. The third Spring Bock Festival is set for Saturday, May 2 and will take place in front of the F.C. brew pub in Market Square.

Running from noon – 6 p.m., the festival will feature 60 beer selections from 30 area breweries including Mad Fox’s own Elixir Maibock which won a medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. The event is free to enter and tasting tickets, good for a four-ounce sample of beer, are $2 each (packages of six tickets and a Mad Fox glass are also available for $20).

In addition to the beer, the Justin Trawick Band will perform and a special food menu will also be available.

Mad Fox Brewing Company | 444 W. Broad St | Falls Church | madfoxbrewing.com