[Party Pix] Inside the Opening of Agora Tysons

Last Thursday (7/25/19) night, Turkish Ambassador, His Excellency Serdar Kiliç and city foodies came together to toast the grand opening of Agora Tysons (7911 Westpark Drive).  The 4,000 second location of this popular Dupont Circle mediterranean/mezze dining room is located in the luxe Nouvelle residences.

Agora Tysons owners Betul and Ismail Uslu flank His Excellency Serdar Kiliç at the Agora Tysons Corner opening

Husband-and-wife duo Ismail and Betul Uslu welcomed guests, including the Ambassador, with samplings of traditional Turkish, Lebanese, and Greek flavors.  Favorites included Agora’s signature pide, falafel, and kafta.

Takisha Carrington – Dr. Alex Naini – Barnette Holston at the Agora Tysons Corner opening


Sips of Lion’s Milk rounded out the evening – a Turkish delicacy made with Raki vodka, a sweetened anise-flavored spirit.

Stuart Pierce Gardner – Timur Tugberk – Lena Arkawi – at the Agora Tysons grand opening


Michael Mitchell and Director Angie Gates at the Agora Tysons Corner opening
Lauren Seibert and Alexis Fox at the Agora Tysons Corner opening

All photos credit John Robinson