El Saltado Brings Peruvian Fare to Alexandria

Lomo saltado is a globally renowned dish that hails from Peru, a stir-fry featuring strips of sirloin steak. The exact dish varies depending on the chef, but usually also includes onions and tomatoes (sometimes even fries), and is served over rice. At recently opened El Saltado, this Peruvian dish takes center stage—and you have lots of […]

Three Seasonal Recipes to Make Right Now

It may not be farmers’ market season just yet, but there are still plenty of fruits and veggies in season in February. If you want to eat more seasonal produce this month, try one of these mouth-watering recipes. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze [Bon Appetit]Brussels sprouts are actually in season all winter long, […]

Tomorrow Near Whitestone at Landmark: The Alexandria Warehouse Sale!

On February 8, the local “Super Bowl of Shopping Events” will come to Old Town Alexandria in the form of the Alexandria Warehouse Sale by Old Town Boutique District. From 9 am to 4 pm, shoppers can find sales up to 80% off retail prices on clothes, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings, and more, with even bigger […]

Simple Steps Toward a Tidier Closet

When living in an apartment—or any space where square footage is at a premium—the easiest way to combat clutter is to prevent it in the first place. Case in point: your apartment’s closet. With some strategic thinking and organizational know-how, it’s possible to stay one step ahead of those heaps of laundry and tangled messes […]

The Washington Auto Show Returns to DC on Jan. 24

At the 2020 Washington Auto Show, you’ll be able to see more than 600 new models of cars from more than 35 manufacturers — including Maserati and Jaguar — all in one place. The event, which runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 2, is the largest public show in D.C. and offers hours of entertainment for […]

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality in 2020

Enlist a friend. Recruit a friend or coworker to join you in your journey to your goal. By buddying up, you’ll have someone holding you accountable and depending on you for companionship and moral support. In the end, you’ll be less likely to throw in the towel. Take baby steps. Break your resolution down into smaller, more […]

Expect New York-Style Bagels at Bagel Uprising

Bagel Uprising brings a breakfast insurgency of New York-style bagels to Alexandria, right down to their approximate size—four ounces, to be exact.  Bagel Uprising’s options are plentiful: they offer a variety of sandwiches and tubs of cream cheese and other spreads, as well as “build your own bagels” and bagels by the baker’s dozen or half-dozen.  […]

How to Host an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Party

The fireworks, the drinks, the celebratory ambiance—what’s not to love about New Year’s Eve? If your idea of the perfect Dec. 31 includes all of the above—but not the uncomfortable formalwear and too-crowded bar scene—then consider hosting your own party on New Year’s Eve! Here are a few tips to help you host a party […]

Usher in 2020 at First Night Alexandria

If you’re looking for a fun way for the whole family to ring in the new year, consider heading out to First Night Alexandria. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration is focused on affordable, arts-based entertainment that keeps everyone engaged in the hours and minutes leading up to the city’s midnight fireworks show. This year there will be more […]

DIY Holiday Gifts They’ll Be Excited to Unwrap

Between the shopping and the parties, the hectic holiday season can really start to take its toll on your stamina—and your wallet! This year, keep your wallet full—and your stress level at a minimum—by making your own holiday gifts. Not only will your friends and family enjoy a meaningful gift made just for them, they’ll […]