Alexandria, Food, Road Trip, Travel, Wine/Cocktails

We Double Dog Dare You

Sometimes an adventure or an idea pops into my head and it’s so “out there” that I actually hear a voice in my head daring myself to go for it. It could be the idea of bungee jumping (not gonna happen) or going on a grand hike somewhere. It could be the idea of a… Continue reading We Double Dog Dare You

Alexandria, The World A to Z

Pied-à-Terre

Literally, pied-à-terre is French for “a foot on the ground,” but Wikipedia says the phrase implies usage as a temporary second residence (but not a vacation home), either for part of the year or part of the work week, by a reasonably wealthy person. I’d love to say I am “reasonably” wealthy, but my husband and I… Continue reading Pied-à-Terre

Alexandria, Food

Brabo by Richard Wiedmaier

What a difference! A couple of months ago we went to the Brabo Tasting Room in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. It was amazing. In fact, the experience was so good that when friends suggested we meet for drinks and dinner, we tapped Brabo by Richard Wiedmaier for the rendezvous. We were excited to try the full… Continue reading Brabo by Richard Wiedmaier

Alexandria

The 13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival

Have you ever seen an ad for some event, thought it looked interesting, then been disappointed when you went? Fortunately, the Alexandria King Street Art Festival is NOT one of those things. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. A HUGE gathering of artists representing nearly every conceivable art medium jamming more than half of King… Continue reading The 13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival

Alexandria, Food, The World A to Z

The Wally

We stopped by our favorite haunt in Old Town Alexandria yesterday to have a quick drink and say hello to our favorite bartenders. It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Union Street Public House; we’ve been so busy lately we just haven’t made it to the waterfront. We bellied up to the bar and ordered… Continue reading The Wally

Alexandria, Food

Hunting Creek

     Just in time for Alexandria Restaurant Week, I’ve a got a Food! review that presents a bit of a mixed bag – great food contrasted by weird – not bad, just weird – service.  Let me explain… Last week, on the eight month anniversary of our marriage, Greg and I decided to splurge on dinner… Continue reading Hunting Creek

Alexandria, Food

Old Town Alexandria Pub Crawl

True confessions … we’re not big fans of beer. Oh, we have our favorites for when you just have to have a beer – Bud Light for Judy (that’s the St. Louis girl in her) and Hofbräu for Greg (German, ja?!). Modern craft brews that are all the rage have a bitter bite that we’ve… Continue reading Old Town Alexandria Pub Crawl

Alexandria, Distractions

Old City Press & Co. Alexandria

     On a hot, steamy afternoon, just days before the official first day of summer, the last thing most people are thinking about is stepping inside a print shop. Let's face it, if you know anything about printing, you know they can be hot, smelly places.  Yet, despite the heat, I found myself headed to… Continue reading Old City Press & Co. Alexandria

Alexandria, Food

Union Street Public House in Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is an incredible blend of old and new. King Street and the blocks surrounding it seem to be a constant mix of places that have been in business so long they are truly landmarks and places that just opened. Union Street Public House is one of those landmark institutions. A block… Continue reading Union Street Public House in Alexandria

Alexandria, Food

The Pines of Florence in Alexandria

Greg and I realized recently that we don't talk much about our town. Alexandria, Virginia, is an amazing place to live. There's always something going on; it's a short metro ride from Washington, DC; it's incredibly walkable; it's loaded with history; there's fun, eclectic shopping; and best of all, there are restaurants EVERYWHERE.  So we're… Continue reading The Pines of Florence in Alexandria