A Block Party: The Story Behind Annandale’s New Asian Food Hall

(by Corbo Eng)

I hadn’t heard of The Block until Stefanie Gans, my editor at Northern Virginia Magazine told me about it. But, I soon got to know The Block well as I later ate there many times and as I met Arturo Mei, the owner. Both the food and Mei, with his passion and vision, impressed me a lot. And, additionally, as someone who has criss-crossed the DC area to find the best Asian eats, I found the idea of a new Asian food hall in my neck of the woods to be quite exciting. Given all of this, it was if I were a kid in a candy store. It was an enjoyable assignment, indeed.


(This story originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine)

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