Put on Your Dancing Shoes and Head to the Masquerade Ball at Gadsby’s

At the end of every October, most people get dressed up in their Halloween finest and head to a party or a pub. If you’re looking for a more refined way to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, come to the Masquerade Ball at Gadsby’s on Saturday, October 27th at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. You’ll still get to […]

Returning Oct. 6 Near Abbotts Run: Art on the Avenue

The thought of holiday shopping probably hasn't even crossed your mind yet, but it's never too early to start looking for gifts—at least, not when an opportunity like Art on the Avenue pops up. Instead of scrambling to grab something generic when the holiday season does finally roll around, this special autumn market allows you […]

Feast on Peruvian Fare at Emma’s Chicken

Emma’s Chicken has been serving their authentic Peruvian rotisserie charcoal chicken to the residents of Alexandria for years. Today, whether you’re dining in or taking your food to go, you’ll still be getting the same quality service Emma’s has been providing since they opened their doors. The pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken served with […]

Now Open Near Abbotts Run: Tanger Kabob House Cafe

Grape leaves stuffed with rice, mint, lemon, and dill. Zaalouk salad tossed with eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and spices. Plump shrimp seared in Moroccan chermoula sauce. These are just a handful of the authentic Middle Eastern appetizers on the menu at Tanger Kabob House Cafe, a new eatery that opened in April. True to […]

Enjoy the Retro-Chic Ambiance at The People’s Drug

The co-owners of The People’s Drug were inspired by their childhood memories of People’s Drug Store, a longstanding Alexandria institution that opened its lunch counter in 1905. Although that old-school lunch counter is now a thing of the past, The People’s Drug has recreated the warm and inviting ambiance in its retro-chic dining room. Meet […]

See DC From a Whole New Perspective at the Washington Sailing Marina

The wind whips through your hair. The sun kisses your face. The gentle ebb of the water lulls you into a state of zen. When you embark on an adventure at the Washington Sailing Marina, these are the sensations you can expect. The marina stems from the Potomac River and promises beautiful views of the […]

Start Your Day With a Stack of Pancakes at Van Dorn Diner

Van Dorn Diner dishes out American comfort food that local eaters especially love for breakfast. Since it opened in April, the diner quickly earned a reputation for serving one of the best breakfast menus around—and you can order from it all day long, from the time the diner opens until it closes at 10 p.m. […]

Savor Quality Mexican Fare at the Newly Opened Tequila & Taco

The goal at Tequila & Taco is simple: "To serve quality tacos and handmade margaritas." Since the eatery opened in May, its team has done just that in the sun-soaked dining room and out on the umbrella-shaded patio. The kitchen and bar staff are keeping things simple with a one-page menu, but it's certainly not […]

Don’t Miss the Friendship Firehouse Festival on Aug. 4

Vintage fire trucks and live music are a given at the Friendship Firehouse Festival, an annual event hosted by the Friendship Firehouse Museum. The museum dates back to 1855, the year that local history buffs decided to preserve the story of their city's hardworking firefighters. The artifacts inside the museum pay homage to the firefighting […]