Best Of Alexandria 2014 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 Brunch
Winner: FireFlies
1501 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.548.7200 / www.firefliesdelray.com

Other Favorites
Del Ray Café (205 E. Howell Ave.)
Chadwicks (203 The Strand)

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Best Coffee Shop
Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster
102 S. Patrick St. / 703.548.4089 / www.mishascoffee.com

Other Favorites
St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub (2300 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Killer E.S.P. (1012 King St.)

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Best Happy Hour
Rustico Restaurant & Bar
827 Slaters Lane / 703.224.5051 / www.rusticorestaurant.com

Other Favorites
FireFlies (1501 Mount Vernon Ave.)
T.J. Stone’s Grill House & Tap Room (608 Montgomery St.)

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Best Fine Dining
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St. / 703.706.0450 / www.restauranteve.com

Other Favorites
Vermillion (1120 King St.)
Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar (1201 N. Royal St.)

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Best Cocktails
PX
King St., find the blue light / www.eamonnsdublinchipper.com/PX/index.html

Other Favorites
Restaurant Eve (110 S. Pitt St.)
The Majestic (911 King St.)

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Best Late Night Eats – Winner Tie!
Del Ray Pizzeria
2218 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.549.2999 / www.delraypizzeria.com

FireFlies
1501 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.548.7200 / www.firefliesdelray.com

Southside 815
815 S. Washington St. / 703.836.6222 / www.southside815.com

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Best BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ
2312 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.822.5699 / www.bbqdelray.com

Other Favorites
Rocklands Barbeque (25 S. Quaker Lane)
King Street Blues (112 N. St. Asaph St.)

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Best Steak – Winner Tie!
The Warehouse Bar & Grill
214 King St. / 703.683.6868 / www.warehousebarandgrill.com

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon
808 King St. / 703.299.0777 / www.flatironkingstreet.com

Other Favorites
Brabo Restaurant (1600 King St.)

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Best Pizza
Pizza Paradisio
124 King St. / 703.837.1245 / www.eatyourpizza.com

Other Favorites
RedRocks Neapolitan Bistro (904 King St.)
Del Ray Pizzeria (2218 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Burger
Holy Cow
2312 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.666.8616 / www.holycowdelray.com

Other Favorites
Five Guys (Various Locations)
BGR (106 N. Washington St.)

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Best Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt
The Dairy Godmother
2310 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.683.7767 / www.thedairygodmother.com

Other Favorites
Pop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream (109 King St.)
Haute Dogs & Fries (610 Montgomery St.)

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Best Wine List
Grape & Bean
118 S. Royal St. / 703.664.0214
2 E. Walnut St. / 703.888.0709
www.grapeandbean.com

Other Favorites
Planet Wine (2000 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Restaurant Eve (110 S. Pitt St.)

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Best Patio Dining
Taverna Cretekou
818 King St. / 703.548.8688 / www.tavernacretekou.com

Other Favorites
FireFlies (1501 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Cheesetique (2411 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Los Tios Grille
2615 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.299.9290 / www.lostiosgrill.com

Other Favorites
Haute Dogs & Fries (610 Montgomery St.)
FireFlies (1501 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Fast Casual Restaurant
Haute Dogs & Fries
610 Montgomery St. / 703.548.3891 / www.hautedogsandfries.com

Other Favorites
Nando’s Peri Peri (702 King St.)
Chipotle (Various locations)

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Best Restaurant
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St. / 703.706.0450 / www.restauranteve.com

Other Favorites
Haute Dog and Fries (610 Montgomery St.)
Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar (1201 N. Royal St.)

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Best Trivia Night
FireFlies
1501 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.548.7200 / www.firefliesdelray.com

Other Favorites
Del Ray Pizzeria (2218 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Flying Fish Restaurant (815 King St.)

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Best Place to Watch Sports
Del Ray Pizzeria
2218 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.548.3891 / www.delraypizzeria.com

Other Favorites
T.J. Stone’s Grill House & Tap Room (608 Montgomery St.)
Bugsy’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (111 King St.)

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Best Bakery/Candy Shop – Winner Tie!
Alexandria Cupcake
1022 King St. / 703.299.9099 / www.alexandriacupcake.com

Lavender Moon Cupcakery
116 S. Royal St. / 703.683.0588

Buzz Bakery & Lounge
901 Slaters Lane / 703.600.2899 / www.buzzbakery.com

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Best Live Performance Venue
The Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.549.7500 / www.birchmere.com

Other Favorites
FireFlies (1501 Mount Vernon Ave.)
The Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe St.)

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Best Park
Oronoco Bay Park
Base of Wythe St.

Other Favorites
Founder’s Park (2218 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Jones Point Park (815 King St.)

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Best Hair Salon
Aquilano Salon
712 N. Washington St. / 703.683.0755 / www.aquilanosalon.com

Other Favorites
Ann Welsh Salon (2100 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Glynn Jones Salon (720 King St.)

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Best Spa
Sugar House Day Spa & Salon
111 N. Alfred St. / 703.549.9940 / www.sugarhousedayspa.com

Other Favorites
Lorien Hotel & Spa (1600 King St.)
Circe Salon & Day Spa (123 N. Washington St.)

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Best Fitness Studio
FitOne Studio
814 N. St. Asaph St. / 703.548.2223 / www.fitonestudio.com

Other Favorites
Fitness Together (300 N. Washington St. #106)
Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga (2214 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Pet Store
Nature’s Nibbles
2601 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.931.5241 / www.naturesnibbles.com

Other Favorites
The Dog Park (705 King St.)
PetSmart (Various Locations)

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Best Pet Boarding
Your Dog’s Best Friends
2000 Jefferson Davis Highway / 703.566.1111 / www.yourdogsbestfriends.com

Other Favorites
A Dog’s Day Out (403 Swann Ave.)
Dogtopia (3121 Colvin St.)

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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)

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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 Drive)
For Pet’s Sake (1537 N. Quaker Lane)

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Best Pet Sitter/Walker
Bow Wow Meow
113 E. Windsor Ave. / 703.850.5559 / www.bowwowpets.net

Other Favorites
Passionately Pets (6368 Hillcrest Place)
Doggywalker.com (708 Pendleton St.)

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Best Consignment Boutique
Mint Condition
103 S. St. Asaph St. / 703.836.6468 / www.shopmintcondition.com

Other Favorites
529 Kids Consign (7918 Fort Hunt Road)
Current Boutique (1009 King St.)

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Best Antique Shop
Evolution Home
6239 Shields Ave. / 703.519.1911 / www.evolution-home.com

Other Favorites
Trojan Antiques (1100 King St.)
Reunions (1709 Centre Plaza)

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Best Jewelry Store
King’s Jewelry
609 King St. / 703.549.0011 / www.kingsjewelry.net

Other Favorites
Silver Parrot Jewelry Boutique (113 King St. #3)
Gold Works (1400 King St.)

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Best Shoe Store
The Shoe Hive
127 S. Fairfax St. / 703.548.7105 / www.store.theshoehive.com

Other Favorites
Comfort One Shoes (201 King St.)
Bishop Boutique (815-B King St.)

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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.)

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Best Children’s Store
Pink & Brown Boutique
1212 King St. / 703.684.1050 / www.pinkandbrownboutique.com

Other Favorites
The Purple Goose (2005 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Monday’s Child (218 N. Lee St.)

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Best Home Store
Decorium Gift & Home
116 King St. / 703.739.4662 / www.decoriumhome.com

Other Favorites
Tchoupitoulas Fine Furnishings (210 N. Lee St.)
Red Barn Mercantile (1117 King St.)

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Best Clothing Boutique – Winner Tie!
Kiskadee
2205 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.549.0813 / www.kiskadeeshop.com

The Purple Goose
2005 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.683.2918 / www.thepurplegoose.com

Other Favorites
Current Boutique (1009 King St.)

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Best Florist
The Enchanted Florist
139 S. Fairfax St. / 703.836.7777 / www.enchantedfloristoldtown.com

Other Favorites
Helen Olivia Flowers (128 N Pitt St.)
The Virginia Florist (1632 Belle View Blvd.)

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Best Car Dealership
Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota
3750 Jefferson Davis Highway / 703.684.0700 / www.alexandriatoyota.com

Other Favorites
Alexandria Hyundai (1707 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Mini of Alexandria (5990 Duke St.)

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Best New Business
@home Real Estate
111 S. Alfred St. / 703.791.1167 / www.athomedcmetro.com

Other Favorites
Divine Touch Massage and Bodywork (2201 Mount Vernon Ave.)
Striker Pierce Investigations (901 King St.)

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Best Nonprofit
Alexandria Police Youth Camp
3600 Wheeler Ave. / 571.221.4828 / www.AlexPYC.org

Other Favorites
King Street Cats (25 Dove St.)
Ten Thousand Villages (915 King St.)

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Best Bank/Credit Union
Burke & Herbert Bank
Multiple Locations / www.burkeandherbertbank.com

Other Favorites
Napus Federal Credit Union (12 Herbert St.)
PNC Bank (Multiple Locations)

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Best Real Estate Agent
Christine Sennot, @home Real Estate
111 S. Alfred St. / 703.785.8762 / www.athomedcmetro.com

Other Favorites
Karen Hall, @home Real Estate (111 S. Alfred St.)
McEnearney Associates, Inc. Realtors (109 S. Pitt St.)

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Best Apartment Building
Post Carlyle Square
501 Holland Lane / 703.519.7678 / www.postproperties.com

Other Favorites
Bell Del Ray (625 E. Monroe Ave.)
Monticello Lee (2801 Park Center Drive)

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Best Arlandria Business
RT’s Restaurant
3804 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.684.6010 / www.rtsrestaurant.net

Other Favorites
MOM’s Organic Market (3831 Mount Vernon Ave.)
The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Old Town Business
J Brown & Co
1119 King St. / 703.548.9010

Other Favorites
Pink & Brown Boutique (1212 King St.)
Tchoupitoulas Fine Furnishings (210 N. Lee St.)

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Best Caryle/Eisenhower Business
Artfully Chocolate
506 John Carlyle St. / 703.575.8686 / www.artfullychocolate.com

Other Favorites
Carlyle Club (411 John Carlyle St.)
Sweet Fire Donna’s (510 John Carlyle St.)

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Best Del Ray Business
Cheesetique
2411 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.706.5300 / www.cheesetique.com

Other Favorites
Evening Star Cafe (2000 Mount Vernon Ave.)
St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub (2300 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best West End Business
Alexandria Associates in Dermatology
1900 N. Beauregard St., Ste. 110 / 703.212.7546 / www.alexandriaderm.com

Other Favorites
Port City Brewing Company (3950 Wheeler Ave.)
Landmark Honda (5125 Duke St.)

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  1. Oronoco Bay Park is definitely my favorite park to have a picnic or to go for a jog with my dog. Festivals and special events are held in the park during the warmer months of the year as well.

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