Fresh and local feels right at home at the Black Olive Bar. The popular hangout is open to the National’s guests as well as the public each evening, with upscale bar food right out of Loudoun’s backyard.
It may be snowing and cold this time of the year but it’s a summer classic – a hotdog – that’s the star of the menu each night.
The “Farmer Dog,” as it’s been nicknamed is an all-beef, no filler hotdog made for the National by CEA Farms and Donnie Virts, a local beef rancher.
“It’s the absolute BEST hotdog you’ll ever have!” boasted a Black Olive patron, finishing the last bite.
By partnering with Loudoun farmers, the Black Olive has distinguished themselves as farm-to-table, much to the delight of local foodies as well as out-of-town guests who take in the rolling farms and vineyards on their way to the National. The Chef’s Menu Series focuses on using fresh ingredients and seasonal cooking techniques. Grilled favorites in the summer, a bounty of vegetables in the fall, and the first fresh herbs of spring are all part of the experience. With karaoke, billiards, darts, Saturday games on the big screens, and wedding after-parties on weekends, the Black Olive is keeping things fresh all winter long.
Loudoun residents can join the Black Olive Club, free of charge, and enjoy special promotions and events throughout the year.