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FOOD NEWS: JRINK Juicery Opens, Open Road Turns 2 & Mad Fox Names New Lead Brewer

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Another Juicery Now Open In Falls Church Area

JRINK_graphicBarely a month after the micro-juicery South Block Co. opened a cafe on N. Westmoreland St., another juicery has debuted in town with JRINK now open in Falls Church.

The cold-pressed drink company offers close to 20 flavors of fruit and vegetable juices with names like Fuel Me Up (kale, romaine, pear, cucumber and lemon), Freshen Me Up (watermelon, hibiscus and fresh mint) and Wake Me Up (orange, carrot, grapefruit and ginger). There’s also a selection of nut milk drinks.

The newest store is the company’s fourth D.C.-area retail location – first in Virginia – and located off Rt. 29 on Fallfax Drive. The retail store is in the front room of JRINK’s commissary where juicing takes place daily for home and retail deliveries.

JRINK is open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

JRINK | 2824 Fallfax Drive | Falls Church | jrinkjuicery.com

Open Road Celebrates 2 Years With Cheap Beer, Live Music

OPEN ROAD GRILL & ICEHOUSE celebrates its second birthday Thursday with $2 pints and live entertainment. (Photo: courtesy Open Road Grill & Icehouse)
OPEN ROAD GRILL & ICEHOUSE celebrates its second birthday Thursday with $2 pints and live entertainment. (Photo: courtesy Open Road Grill & Icehouse)

Merrifield’s Open Road Grill & Icehouse is celebrating its two-year anniversary today, Thursday, Sept. 3, with an all-day party featuring drink specials and live entertainment.

The birthday festivities start at the Falls Church restaurant and bar when doors open at 11 a.m. with two-buck pints and then at 4 p.m., D.C.’s-own singer-songwriter Levi Stephens takes the stage before Ted Garber and performs his blues Americana rock at 7:30 p.m.

Open Road Grill & Icehouse is part of the Metropolitan Hospitality Group which also owns and operates its Merrifield neighbor TRIO Grill as well as three locations of CIRCA Bistro in Clarendon, Dupont and Foggy Bottom. Open Road first opened on Rt. 29 in Merrifield in 2013.

Open Road Grill & Icehouse | 8100 Lee Highway | Falls Church | openroadmerrifield.com

Mad Fox Names Ryan New Lead Brewer

It’s been a busy few weeks for Mad Fox Brewing Company. Just weeks after opening its second location in Washington, D.C.’s Glover Park neighborhood, the Falls Church restaurant has announced Matt Ryan as its new lead brewer. Ryan, former lead brewer of Capitol City Brewing Company, takes over for Brad Hulewicz who left to head up a new brewery in Crozet, Va.

Ryan joins Mad Fox CEO and executive brewer Bill Madden who, coincidentally, also worked at Capitol City, spending close to 10 years as executive brewer of the Shirlington brew pub.

“I like beers that surprise people, and make them smile,” Ryan said in a press release. “I look forward to working with Bill, as I am well aware of his success and stature in the industry, particularly coming from one of the ‘houses that Bill built,’ at Capitol City.”

Mad Fox Brewing Company | 444 West Broad Street | Falls Church | madfoxbrewing.com