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FOOD NEWS: Mad Fox & State Theatre’s Beer Collab, La Cote d’Or’s Benefit for Nice & F.C. Restaurant Anniversaries

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POSING WITH THE V.I.P.A, (l. to r.) Mad Fox brewers Matt Ryan and Travis Reynolds with Joe Thierry and Brennan Giuffre of The State Theatre. (Photo: Mad Fox)
POSING WITH THE V.I.P.A, (l. to r.) Mad Fox brewers Matt Ryan and Travis Reynolds with Joe Thierry and Brennan Giuffre of The State Theatre. (Photo: Mad Fox)

 

Mad Fox, State Theatre Team Up for Collab Brew

Two Falls Church hospitality giants have teamed up to create a new, special collaboration beer for The Little City. State Theatre V.I.P.A., the new brew from Mad Fox Brewing Company and the popular F.C. live music venue, is a Session IPA created by Mad Fox CEO and executive brewer Bill Madden and lead brewer Matt Ryan.

“The State Theatre wanted an easy drinking beer that was different enough from the rest of their draft lineup, and it was time for us to brew a Session IPA so it worked out perfectly,” says Mad Fox marketing strategist Melissa Gringol. The V.I.P.A. is brewed with flaked oats which gives the beer a medium body and Australian Galaxy hops provide a tropical aroma.

The beer, which will be available all summer and possibly beyond, is currently on tap at Mad Fox (444 W. Broad St.) and will debut at The State Theatre (222 N. Washington St.) at a special V.I.P.A. release party featuring The Legwarmers on Saturday, July 30.

La Côte d’Or Hosting Fundraiser for Victims of Nice

La Côte d’Or Café will host a fundraiser in August to benefit the victims of the terrorist attack carried out in Nice, France on Bastille Day. The East Falls Church cafe has a special connection to the French city as its owner and head chef, Jacques Imperato, grew up in Nice, worked and went to culinary school there and still has family living in the city.

The “Stand Together for Nice” four course, prix-fixe menu will feature traditional Nice recipes for $45 and 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Give for France, an organization supporting the people affected by the Bastille Day attack. Dishes on the special menu include an onion pizza with olive and anchovies, ravioli a la Nicoise and a swiss chard tort.

La Côte d’Or’s Nice fundraiser will take place August 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 – 10 p.m.

La Côte d’Or Café | 6876 Lee Highway | Arlington | lacotedorcafe.com

 

Sfizi, Mad Fox Celebrate Birthdays in July

It’s anniversary month for two Falls Church restaurants with both Sfizi Cafe and Mad Fox Brewing Company celebrating birthdays in the next few days.

On Saturday, F.C.’s brew pub turns six and is marking the occasion with an anniversary party featuring the release of five beers, food specials, giveaways and live music. Mad Fox’s beer release kicks off with Kirsche Weiss at 11 a.m., Oaked Crazy Ivan Imperial Stout at noon, Batch 100 at 2 p.m., Batch 300 at 3 p.m. and Batch 500 at 4 p.m. This marks the last time Mad Fox’s Batch 100 will be available.

Next Wednesday, in honor of its fifth birthday, Sfizi will be giving away complimentary glasses of prosecco with any meal all day. That evening, the cafe also hosts its monthly dinner and wine tasting beginning at 6 p.m.

Sfizi Cafe | 800 West Broad Street | Falls Church

Mad Fox Brewing Company | 444 West Broad Street | Falls Church