FOOD NEWS: Dogwood’s Sausage Fest & Jinya Brings Ramen to Mosaic


13411874_10157142343085094_3539096804976222282_o‘Sausage Fest’ Comes to Dogwood Tavern Saturday

Dogwood Tavern is welcoming in the summer this weekend with a party, but not just any party – it’s going to be a sausage fest.

The Falls Church sports pub’s outdoor celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday on the patio with a variety of meat from the butchers at D.C.’s Stachowski’s Market. It wouldn’t be a proper sausage party without some booze, so there will be plenty of Virginia beer and bourbon to wash it all down.

There’s no entry fee for the sausage fest and there will also be live music on Dogwood’s “sky bar” starting a 5 p.m.

Dogwood Tavern | 132 West Broad Street | Falls Church |


CALIFORNIA-BASED JINYA Ramen Bar is now open in the Mosaic District. (Photo: Courtesy Jinya Ramen Bar)

Jinya Brings Ramen & Toppings Galore to Mosaic

Mosaic District continues to add to its restaurant lineup with the latest addition, Jinya Ramen Bar, now open in the Merrifield development.

The California-based restaurant held a grand opening for its first D.C.-area location on Tuesday (a second Jinya is coming soon to 14th St.) and features a menu of over 13 different types of ramen including several tonkotsu (pork-based) bowls, chicken-based broths and both vegetarian and vegan ramen. Jinya’s menu also includes a whopping 24 different types of ramen toppings.

In addition to the soup, Jinya also serves rice bowls and curry plus smaller plates like pork buns, shrimp tempura, chicharrons and gyoza.

Jinya Ramen Bar will operate on limited, dinner-only hours through Sunday (open daily at 5 p.m.) and then starting Monday, June 27, it will be open for lunch starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Jinya Ramen Bar | 2911 District Avenue | Fairfax |