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Eight new reasons to dine out in Virginia [Zagat]

At least 300 first dates at Clarendon’s Faccia Luna have ended in marriage, says co-owner. [ARLnow]

Blackwall Hitch brings three riverfront patios to Alexandria. [Washingtonian]

Try Uzbek cuisine at Silk Road Choyhona in Gaithersburg, Md. [Post]

Second State is closed for good, according to anonymous sources. [Borderstan]

Bayou Bakery chef David Guas shows off his grilling toys. [NoVa Mag]

Crumbs & Coffee has closed in Adams Morgan. [PoPville]

D.C.’s most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015 [Eater]

Photo of Brine by Jessica Sidman