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FOOD NEWS: Spice 6 Comes to Merrifield; Hanukkah Doughnuts at Astro & Santa Comes to Mad Fox

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Merrifield Adds Indian Fast-Casual Spice 6 to Its Lineup

(Photo: Spice 6)
(Photo: Spice 6)

Merrifield continues to add to its arsenal of tastiness with the opening of a new fast-casual Indian restaurant at The Shops at Avenir Place.
Spice 6 debuted its second D.C.-area location last week (the original is in Hyattsville) in the development next to the Dunn Loring metro station, bringing a lineup of quick dishes ranging from rice bowls and wraps to kabobs, salads and naan pizza.

For those with food restrictions, all Spice 6 curries are vegan-based and both salad and rice bowls can be made to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and halal diners.

Spice 6 is open daily, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., for lunch and dinner.

Spice 6 | 2674-I Avenir Place | Vienna | spice-6.com

 

Astro Doughnuts Intros Hanukkah, Christmas Treats

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Astro’s Hanukkah latkes and doughnuts are available throughout the holiday. (Photo: Astro Doughnuts and Fired Chicken)

Another collection of holidays and another batch of seasonal goodness from Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken.

Starting Sunday, the Falls Church shop adds latkes and sufganiyah to its menu for Hanukkah, offering the potato pancakes at $3.75 for an order of two with a side of sour cream or apple sauce and the sugar-topped strawberry jelly-filled doughnuts for $2.95 each. Also on Sunday, boxes of Hanukkah mini-doughnuts go on sale for $20 and include three each of creme brulee and sufganiyah and two each of cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate glazed. Latkes, sufganiyah and Hanukkah will be available for the duration of the holiday until Monday, Dec. 14.

There’s a special box for Christmas, too, beginning next Thursday, Dec. 10. The dozen mini doughnuts contain two each of creme brulee, vanilla glazed, chocolate glazed with gingerbread crumb topping, white chocolate glazed with crushed peppermint candy, cranberry jam-filled doughnuts with cream cheese glaze and crushed walnuts and eggnog-glazed with cinnamon nutmeg-spiced buttercream. The Christmas box of doughnuts is $20 and is available through December 24.

All Hanukkah and Christmas specials are also available at Astro’s D.C. location.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken | 7511 Leesburg Pike | Falls Church | astrodoughnuts.com

 

Farmers Market Adds Holiday Items; Santa Comes to Mad Fox

‘Tis the season and with it come a pair of holiday events to the Little City.

On Saturday, the Falls Church Farmers Market expands beyond its regular stellar lineup of local food to include a holiday market filled with crafts, gifts, trees, wreaths and more from 8 a.m. – noon.

Then, on Sunday, St. Nick himself comes to town as Mad Fox Brewing Company hosts a Santa meet-and-greet from 2 – 4 p.m. where kids (and adults) can get their photos with the jolly old elf for free.

Falls Church Farmers Market | 300 Park Avenue | Falls Church

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