The Parkway Classic Returns for Its 35th Year on April 28

The Parkway Classic will celebrate its 35th birthday this year, and for good reason. The race has enjoyed such longevity thanks largely to two factors: location and timing. Every spring, runners follow a route that leads them right through the D.C. region’s blooming cherry blossoms, a sight stunning enough to motivate even the least experienced athlete. […]

Choose Between 50 Brews at Hops N’ Shine, Now Open in Alexandria

If variety is the spice of life, then Hops N’ Shine has plenty of spice to spare. As you might guess from its name, Hops N’ Shine boasts a draft list of more than 50 beers, many of them brewed nearby. Port City Brewing right here in Alexandria contributes some suds to the array, like the […]

Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms During a Discover Alexandria Walking Tour

When the cherry blossoms are in peak bloom this spring in Washington, DC, they’re also flourishing in Alexandria. That’s why Discover Alexandria Walking Tours is hosting a Cherry Blossoms Pop-Up Tour in April. It starts at the Visitor’s Center and sets out into the city toward some of the most beautiful cherry trees around. It’s just […]

Try the Hot Pot at the Newly Opened Yunnan by Potomac

Zongmin Li grew up in Yunnan, a province in China, devouring mixian rice noodles on an almost daily basis. When she moved to the U.S., she found herself craving her native country’s cuisine. When she had the chance to introduce her husband to it on a trip home, he understood her cravings. They decided to […]

Show Your St. Paddy’s Day Spirit at Daniel O’Connell’s

St. Patrick’s Day is right on the horizon. Do you know how you’re celebrating yet? There might be no better place in town to show your St. Paddy’s Day spirit than Daniel O’Connell’s. It’s basically as close to an actual Irish pub as you can get without boarding a plane, complete with four traditional Irish […]

Enjoy a Taste of Paris at the Newly Opened Bistro Sancerre

When you have a special occasion to celebrate, reserve a table at Bistro Sancerre. Its fancy French fare and top-shelf wine create the perfect pairing for an elegant evening out. The upscale restaurant just joined the culinary scene in Old Town Alexandria in January, serving up a modern menu. The chef’s creativity shines even in the […]

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 […]