Archive for 'Food'

Wining and dining in Idaho

Wining and dining in Idaho

By Frederica Dunn (Courtesy photo) If potatoes are the first thing to come to mind when you think of Idaho, you don’t know how wrong you are. The Basque people from Spain settled the western state, [...]

From Agua Viva to Flat Iron

From Agua Viva to Flat Iron

By Derrick Perkins Restaurateur Scott Parker is staking his reputation on Old Town’s demand for a traditional steakhouse. Parker has teamed up with Jon Rennich to launch chef Michael Cordero’s latest venture in Alexandria — Flat Iron [...]

Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion

Booming sales prompts Port City Brewing’s expansion

By Derrick Perkins Port City Brewing’s line of local craft beers has got tongues wagging, so much so the West End brewery is expanding capacity — again. Owner Bill Butcher, a native of the city, is [...]

Sushi with a twist on The Avenue

Sushi with a twist on The Avenue

By Melissa Quinn For restaurateurs Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn, a sushi restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood was a long time coming. But it wasn’t until they saw another niche — for an adults-only venue [...]

Agua Viva to get a makeover

Agua Viva to get a makeover

By Derrick Perkins Less than two years after throwing open the doors at Agua Viva, owner Michael Cordero is jettisoning the Latin infusion concept in favor of a 1950s-style steakhouse. “We came here as a Latin [...]

Old Town’s sauciest mothers ink distribution deal with local Whole Foods

Old Town’s sauciest mothers ink distribution deal with local Whole Foods

By Melissa Quinn Some like it mild, some like it hot, but Eli Rakis and Mary Ritley-White like it homemade. And as the owners and chefs of Sauce Queen Foods, that’s just how they make it. [...]

Restaurant Week in full swing

Restaurant Week in full swing

Alexandria’s eateries are inviting culinary arts fans from far and wide to whet their taste buds on the city’s finest dishes — and deals — during the winter edition of restaurant week. Sixty restaurants are participating [...]

Restaurant week in full swing

Restaurant week in full swing

The winter version of Alexandria’s restaurant week begins today and runs through January 22 so foodies and plain old eaters get 10 nights to chow. Sixty restaurants throughout the city are participating in the dining merriment [...]

Out of the Attic: Stale beer: Alexandria’s sudsy history

Out of the Attic: Stale beer: Alexandria’s sudsy history

Before Port City Brewing, Alexandria was home to several breweries, including Shuter’s Hill Brewery established in the mid-19th century in what was then known as the West End. In 1858, Alexander Strausz and John Klein leased a [...]

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Local chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong hopes foodies far and wide will eat up his new wine bar and market, a marriage of American fare and European style, at 277 S. Washington Street. When patrons begin [...]