April 19, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Harvey’s Provides American Delicacies With A Twist To Falls Church

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Harvey’s, a new cafe in Falls Church serving American cuisine utilizing locally sourced ingredients, opened for business on Monday, supplying place people a new alternative for breakfast, lunch and supper.

The cafe arrives with 48 seats in the main eating space and a 12-seat beer and wine bar. Harvey’s also characteristics a patio that can seat 60 persons in all seasons, and tons of no cost parking at the rear of the cafe at 513 W. Wide Road.

The counter-services cafe features a wide assortment of dishes, from sandwiches to property-manufactured pasta dishes and roasted rooster in the fire oven, to several varieties of Harvey’s burgers. Pricing for breakfast ranges from $7 to $12, sandwiches from $8 to $15, entrées from $14 to $28 and desserts from $4 to $12.

“We’re putting our very own tiny twist on things. Everybody’s bought cheesesteaks. We’re just generating ours a beer cheesesteak,” Harvey’s chef and proprietor Thomas Harvey instructed Patch.

Harvey, who most not too long ago served as the executive chef of Tuskie’s Cafe Group ahead of opening Harvey’s, also pointed to some entertaining family recipes on the menu like Toad In the Hole … On a Adhere, a bratwurst fried in Yorkshire pudding.

“We’re not reinventing the wheel,” Harvey stated. “We are just executing entertaining food items that I’ve grown up with.”

A person of the desserts on the menu is a Honey Cake, a recipe from his wife that was handed down from her mother. It can be about 10 layers, with graham crackers and butter product that soaks in.

Regional artists made murals and chalkboard artwork that, blended with the home furniture and decor, make it a at ease spot to enjoy a meal at a desk or the bar.

Harvey’s on W. Wide Road in Falls Church comes with 48 seats in the primary eating place and a 12-seat bar, together with a hearth oven and cedar wooden for further taste. (Mark Hand/Patch)

Harvey’s also attributes a retail market place region where by shoppers can seize prepared foods and a beverage and acquire them back to the business office or residence. The market place also has specialty meats from regional farmers, including Seven Hills Foods in Lynchburg, Epic Curing in D.C and Sylvanaqua Farms in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Harvey’s has an in depth wine listing, alongside with beer for in-house use and for consider-away purchase. The cafe eventually will have a every month wine club with subscriptions that includes particular in-home savings. Wines from the two old and new globe vintners will be showcased, as nicely as area choices.

The beer menu will be predominately from neighborhood breweries, with a number of find craft breweries highlighted from other locations.

Harvey graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2012 and went to do the job for James Beard award-winning chef and operator Frank Ruta at his cafe, Palena. He served as Ruta’s butcher and sous chef.

Harvey’s chef and operator Thomas Harvey. (Courtesy of Harvey’s)

A calendar year later, Harvey joined the opening team at Casa Luca Cafe, as a chef de cuisine, in which he learned cooking and management competencies less than Italian chef and owner Fabio Trabbochi.

From there, he joined Tuskie’s Cafe Group as government chef, wherever he oversaw the functions of Tuscarora Mill, South Avenue Less than Deli-Bakery and Hearth Performs Pizza in Leesburg, Fire Will work in Sterling, Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, and Fireworks American Pizzeria and Bar in Arlington.

Opening a new cafe for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic was not uncomplicated, Harvey stated. Just after leasing the area on W. Wide Road, the pandemic caused delays in construction and machines orders.

“We struggled by means of the construct-out. We were hoping it would be performed speedier,” Harvey explained. “But when we stand in here and see what it is, it truly is been really worth the hold out.”

Harvey’s is found at 513 W. Broad St., Falls Church. Parking is offered at the rear of the restaurant in both a parking ton and garage.