I don’t know about you all, but I’m burned out; more importantly, my staff is burned out. It’s no secret that 2020 was one of the hardest for restaurants (as well as many other industries), and although I try and remain optimistic, we need a break. We were fortunate enough to have enjoyed average business around the holidays (thank you for your support!) and therefore made the decision to close the shops for a few days in February to thank staff for their tremendous effort during the pandemic and provide each with a legitimate “holiday break.” We will resume regular business hours after the five days of closure and we hope to see your smiling faces as we return rested and relaxed!
Stomping Ground will be closed February 1 – February 5
Bagel Uprising will be closed February 8 – February 12
In the spirit of taking care of the community and thinking beyond the four walls of our restaurant, in honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month we are formalizing two giving days where we can give back to a population that is too often overlooked and underserved – Black women and girls. Not only are marginalized populations statistically less likely to have access to quality mental and physical healthcare, they are constantly exposed to the normalization of violence toward other people of color on a daily basis. This is why we chose The Loveland Foundation for our charitable donation; they provide healing through therapy for Black women and girls around the country. Those who believe in therapy as self-care will understand this is a service we wish all had access to, and hopefully with time, we can begin to close the gap.
On February 12 and March 12, a percentage of all purchases will go to The Loveland Foundation. We hope you’ll join us in giving to an extraordinary cause.
Although we do not typically offer dinner on Sunday nights, this Valentine’s Day you deserve to be as comforted as possible:
Chicory Salad with Bacon, Walnut, Pear & Sherry Vinaigrette
Creamy Seafood Chowder with Shrimp, Rockfish, Potato, Fennel & Celery with Grilled Bread
Chocolate Mousse, Candied Orange & Vanilla Cream
You can enjoy this special menu with one of our new cocktails! Raquel is back from maternity leave, so our booze program is back on track.
The Bond Girl: Uncle Val’s Gin (think floral), Lillet, Cocchi Americano & Bitters
Spiced Maple Old Fashioned: Templeton Rye, Maple Simple Syrup & Bitters
Pinky Up: Our Cold Brewed Iced Tea with Elijah Craig Bourbon, Lemon & Lavender
Not Your Abuelita’s Horchata: Our Horchata, Flor de Cana Dark Rum & Cinnamon Syrup
If you wander down Del Ray’s, “The Avenue,” you won’t miss the farm-red building with a rustic fence bordering the patio. Stomping Ground opened two years ago and quickly became popular for its made-from-scratch biscuits and its neighborhood vibe. On weekends, excited guests line up before Stomping Ground opens hoping to be the first to get a just-out-of-the-oven biscuit or a fresh salad. Stomping Ground is mostly known for its fast casual breakfast and lunch but on Thursdays and Fridays they provide a full dinner service after 5:00pm. All meals are built from local, seasonal food that is organic whenever possible.
2309 Mt Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301