The 2013 ‘Best Of’ Winners

You voted and the results are clear-cut. Take a look and see whom your neighbors turn to around town for a variety of everyday needs.

 
Best Coffee Shop

Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster
102 S. Patrick St., 22314 / 703.548.4089 / www.mishascoffee.com
Other Favorites: St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub (2300 Mount Vernon Ave.), Buzz Bakery Coffee & Lounge (901 Slaters Lane)

Best Brunch

Chadwicks
203 The Strand, 22314 / 703.836.4442 / www.chadwicksrestaurants.com
Other Favorites: Jackson 20 Restaurant and Tavern (480 King St.), FireFlies (1501 Mount Vernon Ave.)

Best Happy Hour

Jackson 20 Restaurant and Tavern
480 King St., 22314 / 703.842.2790 / www.jackson20.com
Other Favorites: Society Fair (277 S. Washington St.), T.J. Stone’s Grill House & Tap Room (608 Montgomery St.)

Best Fine Dining
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St. / 703.706.0450 / www.restauranteve.com
Other Favorites: Vermillion (1120 King St.), BRABO Restaurant (1600 King St.)

Best Cocktails
PX
King St., Find the blue light / www.eamonnsdublinchipper.com
Other Favorites: Restaurant Eve (110 S. Pitt St.), The Majestic (911 King St.)

Best Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt Shop
The Dairy Godmother
2310 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.683.7767 / www.thedairygodmother.com
Other Favorites: Pop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream (109 King St.), Ben & Jerry’s (103 S. Union St.)

Best Late Night Eats
Chadwicks
203 The Strand / 703.836.4442 / www.chadwicksrestaurants.com
Other Favorites: Hard Times Café (1404 King St.), Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant & Pub (112 King St.)

Best Wine List
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St. / 703.706.0450 / www.restauranteve.com
Other Favorites: Grape & Bean (118 S. Royal St. & 2 E. Walnut St.), Cheesetique (2411 Mount Vernon Ave.)

Best Patio Dining
Taverna Cretekou
818 King St. / 703.548.8688 / www.tavernacretekou.com
Other Favorites: Chart House (One Cameron St.), Los Tios Grill (2615 Mount Vernon Ave.)

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant
Haute Dogs & Fries
610 Montgomery St. / 703.548.3891 / www.hautedogsandfries.com
Other Favorites: Los Tios Grill (2615 Mount Vernon Ave.), Austin Grill (801 King St.)

Best Restaurant
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St. / 703.706.0450 / www.restauranteve.com
Other Favorites: Haute Dogs & Fries (610 Montgomery St.), The Majestic (911 King St.)

Best Trivia Night
FireFlies
1501 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.548.7200 / www.firefliesdelray.com
Other Favorites: Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub (713 King St.), T.J. Stone’s Grill House & Tap Room (608 Montgomery St.)

Best Karaoke
Rock It Grill
1319 King St. / 703.739.2274 / www.rockit-grill.com
Other Favorites: Flying Fish Restaurant (815 King St.), Los Toltecos (4111 Duke St.)

Best Live Performance Venue
The Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.549.7500 / www.birchmere.com
Other Favorites: The Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe St.), Basin Street Lounge at Two Nineteen Restaurant (219 King St.)

Best Place to Watch Sports
Bugsy’s Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar
111 King St. / 703-683-0313 / www.bugsyspizza.com
Other Favorites: T.J. Stone’s Grill House & Tap Room (608 Montgomery St.), Joe Theismann’s Restaurant (1800 Diagonal Rd.)

Best Park
Founders Park
351 N. Union St.
Other Favorites: Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison St.), Ben Brenman Park (4800 Brenman Park Drive)

Best Walking/ Bike Path
Mount Vernon Trail

Other Favorites: Holmes Run Scenic Easement, Waterfront Path

Best Hair Salon
Aquilano Salon
712 N. Washington St. / 703.683.0755 / www.aquilanoartistry.com
Other Favorites: Anne Welsh Salon (2100 Mount Vernon Ave.), Frizzles Salon & Spa (534 John Carlyle St.)

Best Spa
Sugar House Day Spa & Salon
111 N. Alfred St. / 703.549.9940 / www.sugarhousedayspa.com
Other Favorites: Fountains Day Spa (422 S. Washington St.), Serenity Day Spa (209 Madison St.)

Best Exercise/ Fitness Studio
Fit One
814 N. Saint Asaph St. / 703.548.2223 / www.fitonestudio.com
Other Favorites: Fitness on the Run (109 S. Alfred St.), RIver’s Edge Yoga (300 Montgomery St.)

Best Pet Boarding
Your Dog’s Best Friends
2000-A Jefferson Davis Hwy. / 703.566.1111 / www.yourdogsbestfriends.com
Other Favorites: Dogtopia of Alexandria (3121 Colvin St.), A Dog’s Day Out (403-B Swann Ave.)

Best Vet
Caring Hands Animal Hospital
295 S. Van Dorn St. / 703.778.2500 / www.caringhandsvet.com
Other Favorites: Del Ray Animal Hospital (524 E. Mount Ida Ave.), Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre (1221 Belle Haven Road)

Best Pet Groomer
Olde Towne School for Dogs
529 Oronoco St. / 703.836.7643 / www.otsfd.com
Other Favorites: Hairy Situations Dog Grooming (1561 Potomac Greens Dr.), Barkley Square

Best Consignment Boutique
Mint Condition Consignment Boutique
103 S. Saint Asaph St. / 703.836.6468 / www.shopmintcondition.com
Other Favorites: Diva Designer Consignment (116 S. Pitt St.), Current Boutique (1009 King St.)

Best Antique Shop
Potomac West Interiors & Antique Gallery
1517 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.519.1911 / www.potomacwestantiques.com
Other Favorites: Reunions (1709 Centre Plaza), Trojan Antiques (1100 King St.)

Best Art Studio/ Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St. / 703.838.4565 / www.torpedofactory.org
Other Favorites: Principle Gallery (208 King St.), Del Ray Artisans (2704 Mount Vernon Ave.)

Best Bakery/ Candy Shop
Buzz Bakery Coffee & Lounge
901 Slaters Lane / 703.600.2899 / www.buzzbakery.com
Other Favorites: Lavender Moon (116 S. Royal St.), Alexandria Pastry Shop (3690 H King St., Bradlee Shopping Center)

Best Jewelry Store
King’s Jewelry
609 King St. / 703.549.0011 / www.kingsjewelry.net
Other Favorites: Today’s Cargo (1102 King St.), Mystique Jewelers (211 The Strand)

Best Shoe Store
The Shoe Hive
127 S. Fairfax St. / 703.548.7105 / store.theshoehive.com
Other Favorites: Bishop Boutique (815-B King St.), Comfort One Shoes (201 King St.)

Best Clothing Boutique
Coco Blanca
210 S. Union St. / 703.535.8002 / www.cocoblanca.com
Other Favorites: Hysteria (125 S. Fairfax St.), Periwinkle (1557 Potomac Greens Dr.)

Best Car Dealership
Jack Taylor Alexandria Toyota
3750 Jefferson Davis Hwy / 877.726.9629 / www.alexandriatoyota.com
Other Favorites: Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria (3410 King St.), Alexandria Hyundai (1707 Mount Vernon Ave)

Best Home Store
Lowe’s Home Improvement
6750 Richmond Hwy. / 703.765.8011 / www.lowes.com
Other Favorites: Tchoupitoulas (210 N. Lee St.), Stuart Nordin (101 S. Saint Asaph St.)

Best Florist
Helen Olivia
128 N. Pitt St. / 703.548.2848 / www.helenolivia.com
Other Favorites: The Enchanted Florist (139 S. Fairfax St.), The Virginia Florist (1632 Belle View Blvd. & 7908 Fort Hunt Rd.)

Best New Business
Coco Blanca
210 S. Union St. / 703.535.8002 / www.cocoblanca.com
Other Favorites: Del Ray Variety (203 E. Custis Ave.), Haute Dogs & Fries (610 Montgomery St.)

Best Nonprofit
Alexandria Police Youth Camp
571.221.4828 / www.alexpyc.org
Other Favorites: King Street Cats (25 Dove St.), Community Lodgings (3912 Elbert Ave. #108)

Best Fast Casual Restaurant
Haute Dogs & Fries
610 Montgomery St. / 703.548.3891 / www.hautedogsandfries.com
Other Favorites: Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper (728 King St.), Holy Cow (2312 Mount Vernon Ave.)

Best Children’s Store
Why Not?
200 King St. / 703.548.4420
Other Favorites: Pink and Brown (1212 King St.), The Purple Goose (2005 Mount Vernon Ave.)

Best Bank/Credit Union
Burke & Herbert
Multiple locations / 703.684.1655 / www.burkeandherbertbank.com
Other Favorites: Virginia Commerce Bank (multiple locations), PNC Bank (multiple locations)

Best Realtor
Sue Goodhart
109 S. Pitt St. / 703.525.1900 / www.suegoodhart.com
Other Favorites: McEnearney Associates (109 S. Pitt St.), Prudential PenFed Realty (300 N. Washington St., Suite 100)

Best Pet Sitter/ Walker
The Wag Pack
703.537.0527 / www.thewagpack.com
Other Favorites: doggiewalker.com (The Carriage House, 708 Pendleton St.), Alexandria Pet Care (P.O. Box 2711, 22301)

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