The Bone got its roots in 2009 when they Lytle/Hoover family went to California for a vacation to see relatives. Their relatives had a successful barbecue restaurant called Bad to the Bone. When Mike Hoover tasted their amazing food, he dreamed of bringing something this delicious back home.
While Mike had no interest in opening a restaurant he encouraged his two sons to consider opening one since they had just graduated from college with degrees in Hospitality Management. However, the brothers did not have much experience in the restaurant industry, so he shipped them to California to learn hands on with their relatives.
Well, they got the barbecue bug and returned home eager to start a new barbecue restaurant at home. Originally named Bad to the Bone Smokehouse, they grew fast and opened a second location in Old Town Manassas. They named this restaurant The Bone and eventually shortened the name of their first place to The Bone as well.
Over the years they have found lifelong friendships with their happy clientele. They have over four hundred positive posts giving them over a four-star rating.
Odd BBQ is located on Daly Drive in Chantilly, Virginia, which is only seven and one-half miles from Fairfax, Virginia. It is the dream of Nick and Susan who started their restaurant in 2017.
Their unique approach with Odd BBQ was to go to various breweries around the area to serve their small menu. They would bring their own tables and an old panini grill and whip up sumptuous meals to complement the beer.
One day, Ono Brewing put out a notice that they were looking to serve food. Susan and Nick jumped at the opportunity to show them how great their food was, and they never left. They are now located in a small nine by twelve-foot room whipping up their own version of barbecue.
While there are only about one hundred and fifty reviews online, the reviews are positive. Their food complements Ono Brewing Companies unique take on tropical flavor beers. Their self-serve craft beer bar is a big success with patrons and allows them to try all of their delicious flavors.
Clarity is located on Maple Avenue in Vienna, Virginia which is only about six miles from Fairfax, Virginia. Jon Krinn is the founder and head Chef of the restaurant.
Jon got his humble beginnings at the L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MA. He worked in several kitchens in Washington DC before heading to France to hone his skills. He eventually moved to New York City where he worked under some of the most acclaimed chefs in the world.
In 2001, Jon moved back to Washington DC and opened 2941. He was quickly recognized in the area and was named the tenth top restaurant in the area. He also achieved three stars in the Washington Post. He achieved his dream of opening his own restaurant in 2001 when he opened Clarity.
Jon’s right had man is Chef de Cuisine, Nick Palermo. Nick has a history of working in many recognized kitchens. He worked alongside Jon at 2941 so the pairing of those two was perfect. Their success has garnered them close to five hundred and fifty evaluations on the world wide web giving them close to a five-star rating.
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