‘Good Day DC’ Broadcasting Live from Loudoun Friday, Helping Kick Off Loudoun Restaurant Week

‘Good Day DC’ Broadcasting Live from Loudoun Friday, Helping Kick Off Loudoun Restaurant Week

Loudoun Restaurant Weed kicks off Friday (Aug. 24) and Fox 5’s “Good Day DC” crew will help get things started.
“Good Day DC’s” crew, including Tony Perkins, Tucker Barnes and Holly Morris, will broadcast live from various spots in Leesburg and Western Loudoun County for a Zip Trip segment.
The Town of Leesburg is warning motorists that South Street will be closed to through-traffic between Harrison and Church streets, with no through traffic from 4:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. During this time, residents and businesses will have access to their properties, but may experience slight delays.
Beginning at. 6 a.m., “Good Day DC” will be at South Street Under in Market Station before heading to Mom’s Apple Pie to talk to its owner, Avis Renshaw.
That segment will also include the “5 Must Stops,” in Western Loudoun, Leesburg Beer Trail, Downtown Leesburg, Stone Tower Winery, Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, and Lansdowne Resort & Spa. Local historian Rich Gillespie will round out the hour by sharing the history of Leesburg.
Local DJ Kevin Olivera will perform throughout the morning. The First 5 “Child of the Day” will be Joshua Sigal, son of Visit Loudoun’s Jennifer Sigall, who will share their favorite activities in the area. Barnes will give the weather report from the outdoor beach at MacDowell Brew Kitchen and will judge a taste-off between Wild Hare Cider and Crooked Run Brewery.
The show will then move to Paxton Manor, where the upcoming Shoktober haunted house experience raises money for Arc of Loudoun’s program serving and advocating for people with developmental disabilities.
During “Tucker Tries It,” Barnes will try oyster shucking with Rick Allison of King Street Oyster Bar. “Firehouse Friday”will feature Leesburg Police Chief Gregory Brown, and chef Thomas Harvey will be live from Tuscarora Mill restaurant.
“Flower Lady” Rachel Roberts will be featured as “Good Day DC’s” Hometown Hero. Roberts sells flowers from her huge garden and donates all proceeds to Loudoun Hunger Relief. The show will wrap up with Chef Tim Rowley presenting the Restaurant Week menu for The Wine Kitchen.
Loudoun Restaurant Week, which runs from Aug. 24 through Aug. 31, celebrates the best that Loudoun’s culinary community has to offer. It is a great opportunity for foodies to try out new restaurants, many of which will be having special menus for the week.
For more information about Loudoun Restaurant Week, including a list of participating restaurants, go to visitloudoun.org/eat-drink/loudoun-restaurant-week-2018.

Joseph Dill
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