2015 Best of Alexandria Winners

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2015 Best of Alexandria Winners
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The results are finally here. This year there are some long-time favorites and some new winners. See the list below to learn whom your neighbors turn to for everything in their day-to-day needs.

 

 

Best Coffee Shop

3YEAR WINNER

 

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

 

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

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Best Brunch

Jackson 20
480 King St. / 703.842.2790 / www.jackson20.com

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

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Best Happy Hour

Virtue Feed & Grain
106 S. Union St. / 571.970.3669 / www.virtuefeedgrain.com

Other Favorites: Hank’s Oyster Bar (1026 King St.), Del Ray Pizzeria (2218 Mount Vernon Ave.)

Honorable Mention to Newcomer Blackwall Hitch (5 Cameron St.)

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Best Fine Dining

3YEAR WINNER
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St. / 703.706.0450 / www.restauranteve.com

 

Other Favorites: Vermillion (1120 King St.), Landini Brothers Restaurant (115 King St.)

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Best Cocktail List

3YEAR WINNER
PX
King St., find the blue light / www.barpx.com

 

Other Favorites: Restaurant Eve (110 S. Pitt St.), Jackson 20 (480 King St.)

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Best Fast Casual Restaurant

District Taco
701 S. Washington St. / 517.386.1400 / www.districttaco.com

Other Favorites: Nando’s Peri-Peri (702 King St.), Holy Cow (2312 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Burger

2 YEAR WINNER
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 BBQ

2 YEAR WINNER
Pork Barrel BBQ
2312 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.822.5699 / www.bbqdelray.com

 

Other Favorites: Rocklands Barbeque (25 S. Quaker Lane), Sweet Fire Donna’s (510 John Carlyle St.)

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Best Pizza

RedRocks
904 King St. / 703.717.9873 / www.redrocksdc.com

Other Favorites: Del Ray Pizzeria (2218 Mount Vernon Ave.), Faccia Luna (823 S. Washington St.)

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Best Steak

Hunting Creek
1106 King St. / 703.836.5126 / www.huntingcreeksteak.com

Other Favorites: Flat Iron Steak & Saloon (808 King St.), Landini Brothers Restaurant (115 King St.)

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Best Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt Shop

3YEAR WINNER
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.)

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Best Late Night Eats

Chadwicks
203 The Strand / 703.836.4442 / www.chadwicksrestaurants.com

Other Favorites: Columbia Firehouse (109 S. St. Asaph St.), Southside 815 (815 S. Washington St.)

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Best Wine List

2 YEAR WINNER     Grape & Bean
118 S. Royal St. / 703.664.0214
2 E. Walnut St. / 703.888.0709
www.grapeandbean.com

 

Other Favorites: Restaurant Eve (110 S. Pitt St.), Cheesetique (2411 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Patio Dining

Blackwall Hitch
5 Cameron St. / 571.982.3577 / www.theblackwallhitch.com

Other Favorites: Taverna Cretekou (818 King St.), Hunting Creek (1106 King St.)

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Best Kid Friendly Establishment

2 YEAR WINNER
Los Tios Grill
2615 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.299.9290 / www.lostiosgrill.com

 

Other Favorites: Austin Grill and Tequila Bar (801 King St.), Chadwicks (203 The Strand)

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Best Restaurant

3YEAR WINNER
Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St. / 703.706.0450 / www.restauranteve.com

 

Other Favorites: Landini Brothers Restaurant (115 King St.), Vermillion (1120 King St.)

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Best Live Performance Venue

3YEAR WINNER
The Birchmere
     3701 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.549.7500 / www.birchmere.com

 

Other Favorites: Basin Street Lounge at Two Nineteen Restaurant (219 King St.), MetroStage (1201 N. Royal St.)

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Best Place to Watch Sports

T.J. Stone’s Grill House & Tap Room
608 Montgomery St. / 703.548.1004 / www.tjstones.com

Other Favorites: Del Ray Pizzeria (2218 Mount Vernon Ave.), Ramparts Tavern & Grill (1700 Fern St.)

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Best Hair Salon

3YEAR WINNER
Aquilano Salon
712 N. Washington St. / 703.683.0755 / www.aquilanosalon.com

 

Other Favorites: Lulu Sage Salon and Spa (610 Madison St.), The London Bob Hair Design (415 S. Washington St.)

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Best Spa

3YEAR WINNER
Sugar House Day Spa & Salon
111 N. Alfred St. / 703.549.9940 / www.sugarhousedayspa.com

 

Other Favorites: Lulu Sage Salon and Spa (610 Madison St.), Serenity Day Spa (209 Madison St.)

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Best Exercise/Fitness Studio

3YEAR WINNER
FitOne Studio
814 N. St. Asaph St. / 703.548.2223 / www.fitonestudio.com

 

Other Favorites: Pure Barre (429 John Carlyle St.), Fitness on the Run (210 N. Lee St.)

Honorable Mention to Newcomer Sand & Steel Fitness (109 S. Alfred St.)

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Best Pet Boarding

A Dog’s Day Out
403-B Swann Ave / 703.739.2336 / www.adogsdayout.com

Other Favorites: Your Dog’s Best Friends (2000 Jefferson Davis Hwy.), Whole Dogz (4748 Eisenhower Ave.)

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Best Pet Store

Olde Towne School for Dogs
529 Oronoco St. / 703.836.7643 / www.otsfd.com

Other Favorites: The Dog Park (705 King St.), Nature’s Nibbles (2601 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Vet

Del Ray Animal Hospital
524 E. Mount Ida Ave. / 703.739.0000 / www.delrayanimalhospital.com

Other Favorites: Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre (1221 Belle Haven Road), VCA Old Town Animal Hospital (425 N. Henry St.)

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Best Pet Groomer

3YEAR WINNER
Olde Towne School for Dogs
529 Oronoco St. / 703.836.7643 / www.otsfd.com

 

Other Favorites: Hairy Situations (1561 Potomac Greens Drive), Barkley Square (211 N. Union St.)

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Best Pet Sitter/Walker

Barkley Square
211 N. Union St. / 703.329.1043 / www.barkleysquare.com

Other Favorites: Doggywalker.com (202 E. Custis Ave.), Bow Wow Meow (113 E. Windsor Ave.)

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Best Consignment Boutique

3YEAR WINNER
Mint Condition
103. S. St Asaph St. / 703.836.6468 / www.shopmintcondition.com

 

Other Favorites: Bellies & Babies (1913 Mount Vernon Ave.), 529 Kids Consign (122 S. Royal St.)

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Best Antique Shop

2 YEAR WINNER
Evolution Home
6239 Shields Ave. / 703.519.1911 / www.evolution-home.com

 

Other Favorites: Maggie Jane’s (913 King St.), Reunions (1709 Centre Plaza)

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Best Art Studio/Gallery

3YEAR WINNER
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St. / 703.838.4565 / www.torpedofactory.org

 

Other Favorites: Principle Gallery (208 King St.), The Art League (105 N. Union St.)

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Best Bakery/Candy Shop

2 YEAR WINNER
Lavender Moon Cupcakery
116 S. Royal St. / 703.683.0588 / www.facebook.com/lavendermooncupcakery

 

Other Favorites: Sugar Cube (1218 King St.), Sugar Shack Donuts (804 N. Henry St.)

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Best Jewelry Store

Mystique Jewelers of Old Town
211 The Strand / 703.836.1401 / www.mystiquejewelers.com

Other Favorites: King’s Jewelry (609 King St.), Coco Blanca (210 S. Union St.)

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Best Shoe Store

3YEAR WINNER
The Shoe Hive
175 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 Children’s Store

Bellies & Babies
1913 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.518.8908 / www.belliesbabies.com

Other Favorites: Pink and Brown Boutique (1212 King St.), 529 Kids Consign (122 S. Royal St.)

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Best Home Store

Coco Blanca
210 S. Union St. / 703.535.8002 / www.cocoblanca.com

Other Favorites: Decorium Home (116 King St.), Red Barn Mercantile (1117 King St.)

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Best Clothing Boutique

Coco Blanca
210 S. Union St. / 703.535.8002 / www.cocoblanca.com

Other Favorites: Kiskadee (2205 Mount Vernon Ave.), Mint Condition (103 S. St. Asaph St.)

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Best Florist

2 YEAR WINNER
The Enchanted Florist
139 S. Fairfax St. / 703.836.777 / www.enchantedfloristoldtown.com

 

Other Favorites: Helen Olivia (128 N. Pitt St.), Conklyn’s (4406 Wheeler Ave.)

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Best Car Dealership

Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
3410 King St. / 888.680.7314/ www.lindsaylexusofalexandria.com

Other Favorites: Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota (3750 Jefferson Davis Hwy.), Alexandria Hyundai (1707 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best New Business

Potomac Physical Medicine
113 N. Henry St. / 571.234.9319 / www.potomacphysicalmedicine.com

Other Favorites: Stomping Ground (2309 Mount Vernon Ave.), Sugar Shack (804 N. Henry St.)

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Best Nonprofit

3YEAR WINNER
Alexandria Police Youth Camp
3600 Wheeler Ave. / 571.221.4828 / www.alexpyc.org

 

Other Favorites: King Street Cats (25 Dove St.), The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (3330 King St.)

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Best Bank/Credit Union

3YEAR WINNER
Burke & Herbert Bank
Multiple Locations / 703.684.1655 / www.burkeandherbertbank.com

 

Other Favorites: Wells Fargo (Multiple locations), Signature Federal Credit Union (12 Herbert St.)

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Best Real Estate Agent

Karen Hall, @home Real Estate Lounge & Design Center
111 S. Alfred St. / 703.791.1167 / www.athomedcmetro.com

Other Favorites: Shaun Murphy, RE/MAX Allegiance (5100 Leesburg Pike), Christine Sennott, @home Real Estate Lounge & Design Center (111 S. Alfred St.)

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Best Old Town Business

@home Real Estate Lounge & Design Center
111 S. Alfred St. / 703.791.1167 / www.athomedcmetro.com

Other Favorites: Coco Blanca (210 S. Union St.), Bellacara (1000 King St.)

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Best Carlyle / Eisenhower Business

Pure Barre Alexandria
429 John Carlyle St. / 703.303.8146 / www.purebarre.com/va-alexandria

Other Favorites: Sweet Fire Donna’s (510 John Carlyle St.), Whole Foods (1700 Duke St.)

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Best Del Ray Business

2 YEAR WINNER
Cheesetique
2411 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.706.5300 / www.cheesetique.com

 

Other Favorites: Bellies & Babies (1913 Mount Vernon Ave.), The Dairy Godmother (2310 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best Arlandria Business

Mom’s Organic Market
3831 Mount Vernon Ave. / 703.535.5980 / www.momsorganicmarket.com

Other Favorites: RT’s Restaurant (3804 Mount Vernon Ave.), The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave.)

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Best West End Business

Port City Brewing Company
3950 Wheeler Ave. / 703.797.2739 / www.portcitybrewing.com

Other Favorites: Mediterranean Bakery Inc. (352 S. Pickett St.), UnWined (3690-J King St.)

 

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