Food Notes

  • Asian fusion coming to Shirlington

Just in time for the Chinese New Year, Charlie and Christiana Chiang will open the doors Feb. 7 of their new restaurant, Charlie Chiangs Ping, in the bustling, redeveloping Shirlington neighborhood

The 90-seat restaurant will feature a fusion of American tastes and local ingredients with the exotic flavors of Asia.  The new restaurant will also have an expansive, 20-seat bar including the sushi bar area, showcasing its fresh seafood. 

The name Charlie Chiangs Ping is derived from the Chinese character Ping which means the best, of the highest standard and applies to food, clothing, attitude, a persons bearing or stature.  We felt Ping best described what were doing with redefining the original Charlie Chiangs, bringing together the best of Asian and Western cuisine and marrying the two, said Christiana Chiang.

The new restaurant is designed by Division 1 Architects and features familiar, natural materials such as richly grained maple and red cedar planks, steel panels, and a glass facade. 

Charlie Chiangs Ping is located in Shirlington at 4060 Campbell Avenue.  For additional information or for reservations call (703) 671-4900.

  • Einstein Bros.
    lands at PTO

Bagel-deprived employees of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office now have a more convenient option to get their favorite craveable food, as the agency’s main campus begins offering select Einstein Bros. Bagels menu items this week at the Randolph Building Eatery.

The patent office is the first non-military U.S. government establishment to begin offering Einstein Bros. menu items, which brings the number of license locations to begin offering Einstein’s products to 27.

Harworking and hungry patent examiners who are now facing a record glut of patent and trademark applications can now choose between Einsteins Darn Good Coffee, its vast selection eclectic sandwiches and crisp, fresh salads.

The popular Einstein Bros. brand continues to expand, said Paul Murphy, Einstein’s CEO. Im excited to bring the unique recipes and baking heritage of the brand to the visitors and employees at the USPTO.