Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Not Your Average Joe's Opening in Reston Early January

Not Your Average Joe's Butternut Squash Flatbread

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Not Your Average Joe's Opens in Reston January 4

New England-based restaurant group expands new flavors to Reston Town Center

Not Your Average Joe’s will bring eclectic cuisine from every corner of the globe to Reston Town Center when the restaurant opens its door to the public on Monday, January 4 at 1845 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190.

Located just off of Reston Parkway, Not Your Average Joe’s will serve seasonal and unique dishes such as the ahi tuna wontons served with pickled ginger and wasabi aioli, and butternut squash flatbread prepared with sage-pecan pesto, roasted butternut squash, shaved Brussels sprouts, caramelized onions, smoked mozzarella and drizzled with a balsamic reduction.

Standout dishes sure to satisfy those looking for fresh, seasonal and heartwarming flavors include the red wine braised short ribs served with mushroom thyme risotto, sour cherry gastrique and roasted kale chips. Seafood lovers will take delight in the romesco rockfish, pan seared with an almond-red pepper romesco sauce, chick pea fritters, green olives and arugula, and the sage pecan salmon, beautifully grilled and topped with a sage pecan pesto, chipotle mashed potatoes and roasted Brussel sprouts.

To compliment the restaurant’s plentiful offerings, diners can expect an extensive wine list, inventive cocktails and a wide variety of local, regional and imported beers. The variety of wines, features “Smokin Joe’s Bottles” - a collection of quality, competitively-priced wines including selections from award-winning winemakers such as Cakebread, Veuve Cliquot and Jordan. Beer aficionados can enjoy from 20 beers on tap including several local craft brews such as Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager, Lost Rhino Faceplant IPA, and Flying Dog’s seasonal brew.

The expansive 7,300 square-foot restaurant will seat 218, with a full bar and two seasonal outdoor patios offering an additional 100 seats. A private dining space accommodates 22 seated guests. The Reston location will feature an open-kitchen, a wood-burning oven in a bright and polished atmosphere.

In keeping with the brand’s commitment to the communities in which it serves, Not Your Average Joe’s will partner with local non-profit Cornerstone during its grand opening. All proceeds raised during the two-day preview celebrations will be donated to the organization, which is dedicated to providing support and advocacy for people in need of food, shelter, affordable housing and other human services.

Not Your Average Joe’s will continue to support Cornerstone through January 2016 with its ongoing “Not Your Average Cause” program, which provides 15% of proceeds to a selected cause every Tuesday.

The Reston restaurant will be the fifth Not Your Average Joe’s to open in the Washington Metropolitan area. There are restaurants currently operating in Leesburg and Woodbridge, Virginia, as well as in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, visit the Not Your Average Joe’s website.

About Not Your Average Joe’s:
Not Your Average Joe’s is a restaurant concept predicated on a dynamic trifecta: made-from-scratch dishes, affordable pricing and customer-driven service. Founded in 1994 by CEO Steve Silverstein, the brand has expanded its culinary footprint to 24 locations along the East Coast. Specializing in creative casual American cuisine, Not Your Average Joe’s also boasts an award-winning wine list and impressive beer selection all designed to meet customers’ needs and budgets. Locally, Not Your Average Joe’s is headquartered in Waltham, MA at 56 Market Place Drive. To learn more please visit www.notyouraveragejoes.com.