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Belinda’s Picks: 12 Best Restaurants in Gainesville, Haymarket and Bristow Virginia

Belinda’s Picks: 12 Best Restaurants in Gainesville, Haymarket and Bristow Virginia

One of which is the plethora of amazing restaurants!

Living in the Gainesville, Virginia area has many perks, one of which is the plethora of amazing restaurants! Purely in the interest of research (haha!) we’ve checked out dozens of Western Prince William County restaurants. While we have not found a bad one yet, here are some eateries that definitely stand out.


· Best Mexican food – El Tio’s(7527 Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville, VA 20155) Enjoy fresh, authentic, tableside-prepared guacamole inside their dining room or outside on the patio.

· Best new wine and coffee bar – Trummer’s Coffee and Wine Bar (14013 Promenade Commons, Gainesville, VA 20155) This is yet another family-owned business with a friendly attitude from the Trummer family (they also own Trummer’s On Main in Clifton). They offer outstanding coffee — the Italian latte is my favorite! Splurge on homemade pastries and paninis — you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy a glass of wine or homemade sangria after work at the bar.

· Best happy hour hors d’oeuvres – Firebirds (14020 Promenade Commons Street, Virginia Gateway, Gainesville, VA 20155) Wind down after work with some top-quality appetizers, offered in the lounge area and bar until 7 p.m. My top picks are mini maui-maui tacos, Cajun shrimp, grilled chicken strips with signature dipping sauce and ahi tuna (just to name a few delicious options).

· Best crowd-pleasing bar – Bar Louie (14081 Promenade Commons St., Gainesville, VA 20155) is loud and lively with great drink selections. See your friends and enjoy the scene.

· Best Sunday (and all-day) breakfast – Eggspectation (8058 Crescent Park Dr., Gainesville, VA 20155) has a large menu with eggs anyway you like them. They also have the best variety of homemade bloody Marys I’ve ever seen, with and without alcohol!

· Best quality, affordable, quick food – Afghan Famous Kabob (14702 Lee Hwy., Gainesville, VA 20155) has ethnic cuisine at its best, with may appetizers to choose from. My favorite to-go selections are chicken kebobs, homemade bread and hummus.

· Best new affordable, family-style dining – Nando’s Peri-Peri (1400 Promenade Commons St., Gainesville, VA 20155) is a Portuguese restaurant where you can get flamed grilled chicken in flavorful Peri-Peri sauce. You place your order, decide the level of spice or heat, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer if the mood is right. I recommend the fresh spinach and sweet potato salad with grilled Peri – Peri chicken on top – big and delicious! Upbeat, fun décor helps make for a kid-friendly experience without breaking the budget!


· Best pizza – It’s a tie for this title, and both restaurants are in the same town.Tony’s New York Pizza (5361 Merchants View Square, Haymarket, VA 20169) andGiuseppe’s (15120 Washington St., Haymarket, VA 20169) both have amazing pizza selections! Watch Tony’s Pizza hand-craft your pizza while you wait. With outstanding crust and flavor, there are no disappointments at Tony’s. Giuseppe’s is a family-owned business that offers large bread-crusted pizza in the dining room, bar area or back porch, with free entertainment on most weekends. They can also accommodate larger parties upstairs.

· Best crowd-pleasing bar – It was a toss-up for my favorite, and I just couldn’t exclude Lion and Bull, a great bar with live entertainment most weekends.


· Best new bagel shop – Tom and Suzie’s (9110 Devlin Rd., Bristow, VA 20136) Savor the taste of Long Island bagels — large, light and packed with flavor. Grab one of their outstanding bagel sandwiches in this family-owned and operated shop. The secret to their bagels is dough fresh from Long Island. The owner, Suzie, says their bagels are so tasty because, “It’s all about the water!”

· Best Asian food – Asian Garden (12857 Braemar Village Plaza, Bristow, VA 20136) has a big selection of food including Chinese, Thai and Japanese sushi. It’s always clean and inviting with a friendly staff to complete your dining experience.

We think one of the most important things a realtor should have is first-hand knowledge about the areas they serve. We are more than just realtors. We’re residents. If you would like to know more about our communities and what they have to offer, contact me, Belinda Jacobson-Loehle. We’d love to show you around!

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The Quicken Loans National PGA Tour Is Headed for Gainesville!

The Quicken Loans National PGA Tour Is Headed for Gainesville!

Tiger Woods

From July 27 – Aug. 2, Gainesville is set to have “a few” visitors in town, one of whom will be Tiger Woods. Woods and thousands of golf fans are heading in for the Quicken Loans PGA National Tour hosted by the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. The field will be comprised of 120 top global PGA performers competing for their share of $6.5 million in prize money. The RTJ Golf Club hasn’t hosted a major PGA tournament since 2005, making this an extra-welcomed event.

Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed the course around Lake Manassas. He considered the spot to be the best golf course land he’d ever seen. RTJ is a true golf club — no tennis courts, no pool— just golf and members who are passionate about the game. This invitation-only club consists of golfers who respect the game’s traditions and revel in distraction-free golfing. From the soothing lake views to the impeccable greens, the club delivers a first-class experience for members and their guests and is sure to impress as a stop on the PGA Tour once again.

The tour raises funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation, a foundation that creates “programs [that] break the cycle of poverty through college-access opportunities for low-income students.” The educational programs create connections between schooling and a career, and help design a plan for college for these first-generation scholars.

The PGA Tour also honors our armed forces. In our town, the tour will continue this tradition by offering complimentary tickets, food and other amenities to military families. Lockheed Martin is serving as the tour’s military services partner. The company’s employees plan to volunteer to enhance military outreach throughout the week.

Tournament officials will distribute a total of 30,000 complimentary Lockheed Martin Military Pavilion tickets to military members in our area. Qualifying recipients include all U.S. Department of Defense personnel, including Coast Guard. Each person may receive up to four good-any-day tickets, which must be picked up in person. For those living outside the immediate Washington, D.C. area, ticket requests can be made to the Pentagon on your behalf through a local ITT/ITR office.

Department of Defense employees aren’t the only ones being celebrated on this tour stop. Teachers and first responders can snatch up special packages for $30 – $35, including a single-day grounds ticket and a $10 food voucher. Veterans can also purchase tickets at a 25 percent discount. Save even more by purchasing parking tickets in advance. General public parking will be offsite at Jiffy Lube Live. Visit the Tickets page for more details.

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club is a spectacular setting for the tour stop. If you’re planning to attend, anticipate gorgeous lake views and a day of stellar golfing.

If you’re looking to learn more about homes in the Gainesville area, including the gorgeous Lake Manassas community with views similar to RTJ’s, call us today at 703-338-9678 or email Belinda@JacobsonRealty1.com.

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