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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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Treat Your Special Someone to Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates

Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates has earned a place on the list of the “Best Valentine’s Day Chocolates Around D.C.,” so its sweets are bound to impress your special someone. The treats are crafted right here in Alexandria by a talented team of chocolatiers, using only top-notch ingredients and zero preservatives or additives. What’s more, the…

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Warming Recipes for Busy Winter Weeknights

There’s no better way to end a cold winter’s day than by slipping into some comfy PJs to savor a piping-hot plateful of your favorite comfort food—especially when it’s made from scratch and simple to prepare. Requiring minimal ingredients and time spent in the kitchen, here are three deliciously easy recipes that guarantee to warm…

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Origins Thai Spa: Recuperate After the Hectic Holiday Season

So you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to carve out time for self-care. Let the pros at Origins Thai Spa help you with that. The therapists specialize in Thai-style massage but are well-versed in all different approaches to help ease any aches and pains you may be bringing with you from 2021. If you opt…

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South Block Serves Smoothies, Acai Bowls and More Near Clayborne

Freshly made cashew milk blended with maple syrup, slices of banana, and fresh nutmeg, topped with granola and fresh berries. This is the Winter Bowl that South Block is serving up in honor of the season! Like everything else on the menu, it forgoes refined sugar in favor of healthy, mostly paleo ingredients. So if…

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