Ring In the Weekend With a Margarita at Urbano 116

In order to research authentic Mexican cuisine, one of the founders of Urbano 116 actually traveled south of the border. That’s where he met Chef Alam, a culinary expert who was already well-versed in his native fare. He persuaded Chef Alam to come back to Alexandria to consult on the restaurant, but it quickly became clear […]

Returning to Alexandria Next Week: The George Washington Birthday Parade

Had George Washington not been born on February 22nd, 1732, the United States might not exist today. So it’s only fitting to pay homage to this American hero and Founding Father on his birthday in the town he called home. The 2019 George Washington Birthday Parade will unfold on the third Monday in February (the 18th) […]

Toast to Valentin’e Day at These Alexandria Restaurants

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, it’s a great opportunity to plan a special date night somewhere new, and Alexandria offers plenty of options. Whether you and your significant other are into fine Italian fare or light Mediterranean bites, the roster of restaurants with specials on tap includes an eatery that suits you. Want to enjoy […]

Greet the Weekend With Brunch at Catch on the Ave

Catch on the Ave’s chef masterfully combines locally sourced ingredients and Asian culinary influences at the new restaurant. Proof of this is evident in the seasonally inspired small plates, which range from chili-panko bang bang shrimp to smoked trout deviled eggs garnished with arugula, red onion, and buttermilk dressing. These unique bites are just the […]

Returning Next Weekend: The Alexandria Warehouse Sale

The Old Town Boutique District is replete with small, locally owned businesses packed with the latest fashions, and many of them take part in the annual Alexandria Warehouse Sale. Modeled after the sample sales of NYC, the warehouse sale pops up every winter with a selection of deeply discounted apparel—up to 80% off. On Saturday, […]

Grateful Kitchen Co.: Fast, Fresh Fare Near Abbotts Run

Kimberly Sickmen was already a seasoned entrepreneur when she opened Grateful Kitchen Co. in October, the owner of a handful of health and fitness businesses around Alexandria. However, this was her first foray into the kitchen. When she stumbled upon the opportunity to open a new gym with a cafe adjacent to it, she knew […]

Alexandria Restaurant Week

Alexandria Restaurant Week will launch into a 10-day celebration of the city’s best food and drink on Friday, January 18th. The event boasts more than 65 participants, local eateries that will be offering affordable lunch and dinner menus for Restaurant Week only. The deals range from $15 lunches to $35 prix fixe dinners. So check out […]

Find Your Zen at 532Yoga

If you’ve resolved to get fitter in 2019, let the seasoned instructors at 532Yoga help. They host a wide variety of yoga classes that each offer something different. Whether you’re craving a slow-moving session that helps you find center and zen, or an up-tempo class that gets you sweating, you’ll find it at 532Yoga. Gentle […]

Where to Eat This Weekend: Diya Indian Cuisine

You might not have noticed Diya Indian Cuisine’s unofficial debut into Alexandria’s culinary society at the beginning of August—its grand opening wasn’t until late September, and by then, it had already been in business for some time. But chances are, if you’re plugged into the local foodie scene, you’ve heard of Diya in the months […]

Ring in 2019 During First Night Alexandria

First Night Alexandria is a long-running New Year’s Eve tradition, but it has a few new things in store for this year’s celebration. They include a revamped bash at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, which is essentially a night-long dance party led by the Earth, Wind  & Fire Tribute Band and DJ Good Times. There’s […]