Cozy Up Beside the Fireplace at Restaurant Eve

Path Valley Farms. Mikuni Wild Harvest. Rappahannock River Oysters. These are just a few of the local purveyors who provide the farm-to-table ingredients for Chef Cathal at Restaurant Eve. The Irish-born chef crafts French-inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. He firmly believes that this is the best way to create an upscale version of comfort […]

Savor Far-Off Flavors at Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant

If you're an adventurous eater, then you might already be hooked on Ethiopian food. But if you're new to this type of fare, you'll need the proper culinary education to get introduced. Either way, Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant in Alexandria can help. Its head chef and owner has more than 40 years of experience in the […]

Don’t Miss History by the Glass: Hot Toddy on January 19th

Hundreds of years ago, Gadsby's Tavern promised a warm escape from the winter cold for some of the nation's Founding Fathers. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams were among the tavern's earliest patrons. Fast-forward to present day, and the tavern remains a favorite place to warm up in the History by the Glass class. […]

Enjoy Ice Skating at the Mount Vernon RECenter

If you do ice skating the old-fashioned way, you have to wait until Mother Nature freezes over a local pond to create a surface sturdy enough to support a fleet of skaters. The Mount Vernon RECenter, however, invites everyone to come ice skating all year long—not limited to, but including, the upcoming winter season. It […]

Ring in the New Year at First Night Alexandria

On First Night Alexandria, live music pervades practically every building, not just your conventional concert venues. Museums, boutiques, and even churches open up their doors so that performers from around Alexandria and the bordering region have plenty of space to show off their talents. Some of the musicians boast big reputations—like the Grammy-nominated rock guitarist […]

Peruse Handcrafted Gifts at the Del Ray Artisans Market This Weekend

Some people work better under pressure, which is probably why many people put off their holiday shopping until the last minute. Procrastinators rejoice: the Del Ray Artisans Market returns to the Nicholas A. Colosanto Center this weekend, December 15th through the 17th. And it has everything you need to check every name off your holiday […]

Save Room for Dessert at Su Pollo Restaurant

“This place has the best chicken I have ever had.” That’s the truth from one diner echoed by many other regular patrons of Su Pollo. If you have a craving for chicken that is crispy and a bit blackened, this Peruvian restaurant serves exactly that seven days a week. Enjoy family-style seating and take in […]