Get the Scoop: Best Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Alexandria

Alexandria is known as a sweet destination with nearly 20 artisanal sweets and dessert spots, and when the summer sun is shining, you can cool off with a sweet treat from boozy gelato to liquid nitrogen ice cream and everything in between. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for ice cream and other cold treats in the Port City, with enough options to keep you cool all summer long.

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Best BBQ Spots in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is known for its chef-driven restaurants and creative comfort food. And its BBQ scene is no different, with plenty of classic ‘cue spots to choose from in the Port City serving up all your favorite BBQ recipes and meats like ribs, sandwiches, brisket, plus all the sides and sauces you could ever dream of.

We’ve rounded up our favorite spots where you can get your BBQ fix in Alexandria, including some new restaurants and local favorites. Just be warned, this post may cause extreme hunger.

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Top Things to Do for Craft Beer Lovers in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., is a go-to destination for craft beer lovers, complete with one of the best small breweries in the U.S., themed beer tours, events like beer yoga and pedals and pints, and plenty of bars and pubs to sample the best craft beers in the region.

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Best Spots for Late-Night Eats in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., is known for its independent restaurants, walkable cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks, and a bustling downtown that hums with artistic energy. That doesn’t change at night, when some of the best food specials, live music and entertainment are happening in the Port City.

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The Best Brunch Spots in Alexandria, VA

The not-so-secret ingredient to a perfect weekend in Alexandria? Without a doubt, the answer is weekend brunch. Whether you’re sharing brunch with family or catching up with friends, you can linger over a latte, sip mimosas and indulge in rich eggs Benedict or syrupy French toast patio-side for a laid-back, satisfying meal at our independent restaurants. Sound tempting? Here are our favorite brunch spots in Alexandria to help you achieve that brunch-inspired bliss:

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Top 15 Best Asian Restaurants in Alexandria, VA

Craving your favorite Asian dish? Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, is filled with diverse options from every corner of the continent to hit the spot, from sushi to Thai, Vietnamese to Indian and everything in between. We’ve rounded up our favorite spots for Asian food in Alexandria including new restaurants, hidden gems and local favorites throughout the city. Keep reading for the best Asian restaurants in the Port City.

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Best of Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

There’s no better way to usher in the warm weather than dining al fresco. Here in Alexandria, located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and with a vibrant culinary scene, we’re pretty much pros at dining outdoors. From waterfront seating to courtyard patios to street-side eats, options abound.

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22 New Restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia

The booming dining scene in the historic waterfront city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., continues to flourish with world champion barbecue, historic recipe beer, and chef-driven concepts with Asian flavors. Increasing trends in creative comfort food and in dessert and sweets spots wind through the city’s largely independent culinary scene, enticing those seeking a crave-worthy experience.

We’ve rounded up the new and noteworthy restaurants in the Port City to keep you in the know of the most buzz-worthy food spots in Alexandria.

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Ask an Insider: Winter Date Ideas in Alexandria

Are you looking for a cozy spot to cuddle up with your partner on a date night this winter? Named the “#3 Most Romantic City in the U.S.” in 2017 by Amazon.com, Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside of Washington, D.C. is known as one of the top spots in the region to take a date. With Old Town’s colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, historic charm, and walkable downtown filled with independent restaurants and bars, it’s easy to stroll and find a hidden gem where you can unwind, enjoy a drink and take in live music nearly every night of the week. Resist the urge to hibernate and get outside with these top winter date ideas provided by those in the know.

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70 Reasons to Love Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

With 70 participating restaurants—the most ever since Alexandria Restaurant Week was launched—you’ve got 70 reasons to savor some of the best cuisine in the region. Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week is happening February 17-26, 2017 throughout Alexandria, Virginia, located minutes outside of Washington, D.C. Occurring for 10 days and two weekends, you have plenty of chances to cozy up at that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try, indulge at one of our city’s fine-dining establishments or get a great deal on a dinner for two. Restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two. Plus, more than 35 restaurants are also offering lunch specials ranging from $10-$20. Browse the online menu book and make your reservations now.

Read on for even more reasons to love Alexandria Restaurant Week.

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