Coverage of Alexandria’s food scene, including restaurant reviews.

Foodie: When it comes to strawberries (and produce in general), opt...

By Cathal Armstrong Sometime in April we should start to see local strawberries. Usually around the last week of this month, the early glow variety...

Foodie: Heart healthy oatmeal made palatable

By Denise Dunbar When I was diagnosed with coronary artery disease a few years ago, my cardiologist put me on a statin to control cholesterol....

Foodie: Baby it’s cold

By Cathal Armstrong (Courtesy photo) I love the seasons. We spend the culinary calendar anticipating the bounty of each season. The glorious asparagus and peas of...

Foodie: Apricot Gems are delicious and full of health benefits

By Elizabeth M. Holm When I was growing up, my mother would bake 20 different kinds of cookies at Christmas. Each would be stored in...

Foodie: Okra is one of the most versatile vegetables

By Elizabeth Markley Holm There is an abundance of okra in farmer’s markets at this time of year. Those green pods look intriguing, but also...

Foodie: There’s always something to look forward to

By Cathal Armstrong About 25 years ago, I was working at a restaurant that didn’t care about seasonal- ity or the source of its food....
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