Alexandria is known for its chef-driven restaurant scene, with endless options for every palate and price range. But sometimes, all you crave is your favorite home-cooked comfort food. Luckily, in Alexandria you can get classic comfort foods with creative culinary twists like a short rib grilled cheese, a fried chicken breakfast sandwich or a banh mi hot dog.
Alexandria is known as a sweet destination,and when the summer sun is shining, you can cool off with a sweet treat from boozy gelato to fresh fruit pops 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.
Does all this sunshine have you walking (or running) with a spring in your step? With the warmer temperatures and longer days, now is the perfect time to prepare for the big race, whether it’s this spring’s George Washington Parkway Classic or training for the fall’s Marine Corps Marathon and Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon, or one of many local 5k or 10k’s in between. Of course, Alexandria is home to some extraordinary places to run, but some of the most important training isn’t on your feet, it’s at the table. Keep reading for our list of the top 8 restaurants for carb loading before the big race, with tips from local experts.
Are you a Broncos fan or the Panthers’ 12th man? An all-around sports enthusiast? A lover of beer, wings, nachos or burgers (who isn’t)? If so, you’re going to want to check out some of Alexandria’s top sports bars. We even asked a few locals what they think!
When temperatures start to fall, nothing warms you up like a cup of good cheer. Thankfully, Alexandria is practically overflowing with holiday spirit(s)! From special brews to festive cocktails, mulled wine and artisan cider, Alexandria restaurants and pubs are concocting and pouring yummy holiday drinks that will keep you toasty and toasting all the way to New Year’s and beyond.
Don’t want to be left out in the cold? Read on for our list of the top seasonal spirits in Alexandria! And of course, please drink responsibly (remember, too much eggnog got Grandma run over by a reindeer!).
This fall, get outside and explore Alexandria’s vibrant neighborhoods by visiting our farmers’ markets, conveniently dispersed throughout the city. Each market offers its own, unique glimpse into Alexandria’s character, with something for everyone to fall in love with and take home (unless, of course, you eat it first). Whether you’re a longtime resident or just visiting for the weekend, we’ve compiled a roundup of farmers’ markets in Alexandria so you can experience each one like a local.
October is Virginia Wine Month, and Alexandria is the perfect place to celebrate. Continue reading
In Alexandria, we always have room for dessert. The city is known as a dream for cuisine with a booming restaurant scene in Old Town and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods. And Alexandria is a top dessert destination, with a bevy of bakeries and sweets shops serving everything from old-timey candies to artisan gelato. Continue reading