FOOD NEWS: Rare Bird Opens, Glory Days Comes to F.C. & New Mad Fox Brews



Rare Bird Coffee Roasters Opens on W. Broad Street

RARE BIRD COFFEE ROASTERS opened this week, throwing its hat into Falls Church’s already crowded coffee shop ring. (Photo: Drew Costley/News-Press)
RARE BIRD COFFEE ROASTERS opened this week, throwing its hat into Falls Church’s already crowded coffee shop ring. (Photo: Drew Costley/News-Press)

Rare Bird Coffee Roasters opened up on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 230 W. Broad Street. The coffee shop is offering 7 – 10 different types of coffee, depending on what they’ve roasted that week. It is also serving scones, cookies, baked goods from Village Sweet Bakery, croissants from Natalia’s Elegant Creations and pie by the slice from Acme Pie Co. They also have coffee-making appliances for sale.

Rare Bird is the second to open within a block of the Starbucks in the Broadale Village Shopping Center in the last few months. The other was another Starbucks that’s located inside the new Harris Teeter that opened in July.

Rare Bird’s hours are 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. The shop is closed on Mondays.

Rare Bird Coffee Roasters  | 230 West Broad Street | Falls Church |


Glory Days is Coming to the Barcroft Plaza Shopping Center

Glory Days Grill, a sports-themed family restaurant with locations in four states, is opening a new restaurant in Falls Church. The new location, which will be the company’s seventh location in Fairfax County, will be located in the Barcroft Plaza Shopping Center, at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Lincoln Road. Specifically, Glory Days Grill will anchor the east side of the shopping center when it opens during the summer of 2017.

“We are thrilled to welcome Glory Days Grill to the Lake Barcroft neighborhood. I am sure our community will enjoy their sports themed and family-oriented restaurant, and neighbors will also benefit from Glory Days’ commitment and deep ties to our local schools,” said Kari Glinski, director of asset management at Federal Realty.

Glory Days’ new location will feature over 7,000 square feet of dining, bar and private banquet seating, with several TVs broadcasting sports, news and entertainment. The Falls Church restaurant will provide fundraising programs for schools and teams, and managers will accept applications for team sponsorships starting in the fall of 2017.

Both Pokémon Go pizza and cookie specials will be available through the end of August.

Glory Days Grill  | Barcroft Plaza | Falls Church |


Mad Fox Partners with 2 Local Businesses for New Brews

Mad Fox Brewing Company is partnering with two local business, Rare Bird Coffee Roasters and The Local Market, on two new brews, according to its most recent newsletter. Mad Fox’s Leaded Coffee Stout will feature coffee beans from Falls Church’s newest coffee shop and will be available on Monday, Oct. 10.

The Local Market and Mad Fox are collaborating on Mad Fox’s Stingy Jack Pumpkin Saison, which will feature Cinderella Pumpkins provided by The Local Market. That will be available in mid- to late-October, definitely in time for Halloween.

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