Month: July 2016

Bryan Voltaggio’s Aggio to Open Soon at One Loudoun!

We are excited to announce that the locally celebrated chef and familiar face at One Loudoun, Bryan Voltaggio, will be bringing his Italian restaurant, Aggio, to One Loudoun! Aggio will be replacing the One Loudoun Family Meal location, which will end it’s service on August 7th, 2016. Keep an eye out for Aggio coming soon and check out all of the details in the Washington Post article below!

The excitement is quickly spreading about Aggio opening here at One Loudoun and The Washington Post was not the only publication to announce the news! Check out even more of the inside scoop on dc.eater.comwashingtonian.com, and loudounnow.com.


ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM WASHINGTONPOST.COM

By July 18 at 1:15 PM

Chef Bryan Voltaggio, shown at the former Aggio space inside Range, is bringing the Italian restaurant to Ashburn. (Scott Suchman for The Washington Post)

Chef Bryan Voltaggio, shown at the former Aggio space inside Range, is bringing the Italian restaurant to Ashburn. (Scott Suchman for The Washington Post)

Fans of Bryan Voltaggio’s Aggio were disappointed when the chef closed the quasi-pop-up inside of Range last year, leaving behind the Italian concept’s second location in Baltimore.

Now Voltaggio and business partner Hilda Staples have decided to bring the restaurant back for a Washington-area audience. On Aug. 10, it will open at the One Loudoun development and take the place of Family Meal. Family Meal’s other locations in Frederick, Baltimore, Richmond and Hagerstown remain.

“We’ve been there for about a year now,” Voltaggio said. “There’s a great mix of other restaurants in the complex,” but the chef said he thought Italian fare was missing in both the development and larger neighborhood. With a great kitchen, the space was “destined to be more.”

Family Meal’s last day of service will be Aug. 7. The transformation will involve very small renovations, some additional signage and, of course, the addition of pasta-making equipment.

Currently chef de cuisine at Ashburn’s Family Meal, Justin Zawoysky will oversee the new Aggio kitchen. Zawoysky has been with Voltaggio since the opening of the flagship Volt in Frederick in 2008.

Plans for replacing Family Meal with Aggio have been in the works for some time, but when Family Meal hosted an Aggio pop-up in May, Voltaggio was heartened by diners’ reaction. “It really worked,” he said. “It was well received. It was well attended.”

Aggio will be open for dinner daily and weekend brunch. Reservations are available at ashburn.voltfamilymeal.com (the site will remain as Family Meal Ashburn during the transition).

Aggio, coming Aug. 10 to 20462 Exchange St., Ashburn. 703-726-9800.

 To see the original article, visit https://www.washingtonpost.com

Acoustic Wednesdays Featured on Loudoun Now!

If you are familiar with all of the summer events happening at One Loudoun, then you may have attended one or two of our Acoustic Wednesday performances on The Plaza in the summertime. Now, Acoustic Wednesdays are making headlines and attracting crowds larger than ever with the eclectic mix of talented artists!

Our Acoustic Wednesdays were just featured on LoudounNow.com, so check out an excerpt from the original article below and read the rest of the article here: http://loudounnow.com


From LoudounNow.com by Samantha Bartram 2016-07-18

“One Loudoun Concert Series Offers Mid-Week Reprieve”

Photo Courtesy of LoudounNow.com

Photo Courtesy of LoudounNow.com

“Great live music can be found year-round in Loudoun County, but during the steamy summer months, residents and visitors are encouraged outside to lawns, pavilions and gazebos to get their aural fix. And while many summer concert series are staged during the weekend, organizers at One Loudoun are capitalizing on a mid-week option: Acoustic Wednesdays.

Now in its third summer, Acoustic Wednesdays sees the big plaza in front of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema transformed into a concert venue. Most Wednesday evenings from June through August, clusters of families and friends can be seen gathering on blankets, in camp chairs or, if they arrived early enough, posted up comfortably at one of One Loudoun’s umbrella-outfitted tables, enjoying snacks and taking in the chill sounds of a given week’s performer. It’s all designed to deepen community ties, showcase regional talent and, of course, provide fun and free entertainment for all.”

Continue reading this article here: http://loudounnow.com

 

 

Spotlight on The Meadows at One Loudoun

In 1950, a family of farmers opened The Meadows Original Frozen Custard in Duncansville, Pennsylvania and their custard quickly became a local favorite. Due to its outstanding success, Meadows franchises have been spreading rapidly and we are extremely pleased that Meadows calls One Loudoun home.

The owner of the One Loudoun franchise of Meadows, Michael Nassif, was born and raised in a town next to Duncansville and fondly remembers going to Meadows on warm summer nights as a child. Wanting to share his favorite dessert with others, Michael opened the first Meadows franchise in Virginia on the One Loudoun plaza in May of 2014. Michael strives to create a community feel to Meadows by employing a friendly and welcoming staff in the restaurant and giving away free deserts at local events. 

Meadows has been using the same family recipe for over 50 years and makes each batch of custard fresh every day with dairy from Pennsylvania farms. They take immense pride in the product they produce and from the first bite you can tell their custard is a step above the competition. Many of you may be wondering the difference between ice cream and custard, and the answer lies largely in the ingredients. Custard is made using egg yolk, which makes custard thicker, softer, and creamier than ice cream. Meadows’s custard is also made using a batch freezer, which allows very little air to get in and makes the custard even thicker and creamier.

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While Meadows is best known for their custard, they have plenty of other delicious treats available. Their homemade, fat free Italian Ice is very popular and they serve delicious coffee with beans from a local roaster in Shenandoah. A unique specialty of theirs is the affogato, a shot of espresso poured over their rich custard. They have vanilla and chocolate frozen custard available everyday, along with three special flavors of the day. Make sure you check out their flavor of the day calendar on their website or in the store to see when your favorite flavor is being served!