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Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour (5/13-5/15)

Eastwood Farm & Winery. Mountain Cove Vineyards. Jolene Family Winery. What do all of these small businesses have in common—other than crafting great vino? They all operate within the bountiful boundaries of the state of Virginia. Along with more than a dozen other Virginia wineries, they’re bringing their locally cultivated libations to the Spring Wine…

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Snag Something Sweet at Sprig’s Coffee & Pastry Cafe

There’s a reason Sprig’s Coffee & Pastry Cafe’s chef and general manager Abbas Ahmad is called the “King of Baklava.” He’s been perfecting the art of Mediterranean pastry-making since his teenage years when he trained alongside an expert in his Lebanese hometown. As the head of the kitchen at the newly opened cafe, he brings…

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Learn About the Pharmacists of Yesteryear at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

When apothecaries were popular in the early 20th century, patients often went directly there at the first sign of symptoms. They’d describe their illness to the apothecary (which is also the word used to describe the individual who mixed the medicines at an apothecary) and receive treatment directly. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary pays homage to these…

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Grab a Hot Bite and Cold Drink at The Rub Chicken & Beer

The Rub Chicken & Beer elevates the simple chicken sandwich by marinating each tender chicken breast for hours, adding a custom rub and house-made breading, and accentuating the fried chicken with unexpected ingredients. Even the basic “Fricken’ Good” sandwich is something special with its stack of pickle chips, lettuce, tomato, buttermilk-herb ranch dressing, and avocado…

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Get Some Fresh Air with the Capital Bikeshare

Are you looking for a fun way to explore Alexandria (and get some exercise) this spring? Consider hopping on a cycle provided by the Capital Bikeshare. The extensive network of bikes for rent stretches from Washington, D.C. to Maryland and Virginia with a collection of more than 3,700 bikes scattered across 440 docking stations. Alexandria…

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Plan a Coffee Date at Abyssinia Market & Coffee House

If you’re looking for a casual spot this year (or pick up a few sweet treats), look no further than Abyssinia Market & Coffee House. The local cafe roasts its own single-origin coffee from Ethiopia and crafts one-of-a-kind pastries to go with each piping-hot cup. So if your significant other loves a top-notch cup of…

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