Posts Tagged ‘alexandria’

Lobster Zone Teases Patrons With Would-Be Lobster Dinner

Down the length of the bar at Ramparts Tavern & Grill patrons line up and burn cigarettes while contraptions suspended from the ceiling create a din of rushing air that competes unfavorable with the nearby jukebox. The slight haze creates an atmosphere that’s almost eerie. Only a few bars in Virginia with separate dining spaces […]

Nachos Libre: Wrestling With a Passable Plate of Tortilla Chips

A plate of nachos reminds me of a gaggle of girls gussied up for a Friday night after too many shots—a hot mess. Corn tortilla chips heaped with globs of refried beans and oily (or worse, processed) melted cheese. Salsa and guacamole in heaps like wet confetti. The flavors certainly complement each other, but something […]

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Free, Bar Food Included

I’m pretty sure I encountered my first happy hour on a family vacation with my mother and sister.  We stopped at a hotel to get some rest before the next day’s epic drive, and the bar just off the hotel lobby advertised drink specials and a free buffet.  Just off an all-day fast food bender, […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Rustico

Steve Mannino has taken over the kitchen at Rustico One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Restaurant Cosmopolitan

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Amela and Ivica […]

Weekend Feed: Bombay Curry Company in Alexandria

Bombay Curry Company 3110 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305 (703) 836-6363 British street food still hasn’t enjoyed the renaissance that British haute cuisine has enjoyed in the past decade—want fries with mashed peas on top? Nope, me neither—but damn do I miss me some onion bhaji. The palm-sized fritters, called pakoda by some, are—probably […]

Weekend Feed: Waffle Shop in Alexandria

Waffle Shop 3864 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305 (703) 836-8851 The Waffle Shop, which occupies a strange, triangular peninsula of cement, like Alexandria’s own tiny Flatiron Building, is one of the city’s few 24 hours a day/7 days a week operations. A few years back, the Alexandria Gazette Packet wrote a story about the […]

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