Don’t Miss the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

Kick off the summer with a full day of live music at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival at Waterfront Park. On Saturday, June 22nd, the park promises an eclectic lineup of local bands featuring a wide variety of musical genres, from Brazilian and Latin folk to Ethiopian jazz music. Hit the festival between 2 […]

Have You Had a Chance to Eat at Chop Shop Taco Yet?

Newly opened Chop Shop Taco takes a casual approach to tacos, but that doesn’t mean its cuisine is casual. Although the restaurant operates using a counter service system, its signature tacos come loaded with creative combinations of fresh ingredients. The gourmet bites pair well with signature cocktails from the bar. If you want to try a […]

Must-Know Tips for Styling an Apartment Patio or Balcony

Outdoor space is a hot commodity among renters, so when you’re lucky enough to snag some, you shouldn’t let it go to waste. No matter how small or spacious your balcony is, you can still put it to good use if you’re willing to get creative. Follow these tips to maximize your outdoor space. Pick […]

Shop Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie at The Spice and Tea Exchange

Anyone who is a fan of flavor will also be a fan of The Spice and Tea Exchange. The chain stems from a single store opened in Florida more than 10 years ago, modeled after a colonial trading post. Each location still gives off the same vintage vibe, including the store near you in Alexandria. However, […]

Grab Your Tickets to Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

The Saturday installment of the Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour has already sold out, proof that the annual event is perhaps the most popular event on Mount Vernon’s calendar. You can still nab a ticket ($42+) for the sessions on Friday, May 17th or Sunday, May 19th, so don’t wait any longer to get yours. […]

Abbotts Run: Old Town Dolci Gelati Café

Chef Gianluigi was born into a clan of gelato-makers. They have perfected their own family recipe for authentic Italian gelato over the course of many generations, and he’s now entrusted with keeping the family legacy alive. That’s just what he does with every sweet scoop served at Old Town Dolci Gelati Café. He puts his own […]

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 […]