The end of the summer is always bittersweet. We’re looking forward to the fall real estate market, but feeling a little sad as we return home from vacations. We’re excited to wear the jeans that we just got at TSALT during last weekend’s Sidewalk Sale, but not quite ready for the days to get shorter. We’re preparing for pumpkin spice…key word “preparing.” We are still not ready for the onslaught of Pumpkin Spice Everything that we’re already seeing. (Has anyone been by Wegman’s lately? Their fall display is aggressive!)
There are two things that absolutely make the return of August more bearable. The first is the aforementioned Sidewalk Sale, and if you missed it, mark your calendars for next year; our favorite boutiques offer seriously significant discounts on summer merchandise. The second, which starts this Friday and runs through the 26th, is Alexandria Restaurant Week, one of the best times to enjoy Alexandria’s expansive culinary scene. We’ve scoured the menus and selected some of our favorites. Luckily, we didn’t see any pumpkin spice on the menu. We still have a few weeks left of summer, after all.
Lunch and brunch for $22/person Our pick: Potomac peach salad (at lunch), short rib melt with Gruyère (at brunch)
Dinner for $35/person Our pick: Cucumber and sweet onion gazpacho, seared branzino with okra and corn succotash
Lunch for $15/person and dinner for $35/person Our pick: Firecracker shrimp tacos (at dinner), mango crème brûlée (lunch or dinner)
Dinner for $35/person and brunch for $15/person Our pick: Ahi tuna poke with wonton crisps (at dinner), mole fettuccine chicken (at dinner), tater tot waffle (at brunch)
Dinner for $35/person Our pick: Watermelon salad, Society Fair Super Food Plate, chocolate hazelnut tart
Lunch for $15/person, brunch for $22/person, and dinner for $35/person Our pick: Chilled corn soup, ricotta fritters
Virtue Feed & Grain
Lunch for $15/person and dinner for $35/person Our pick: Old Town crab dip (at lunch), blackened rockfish with key lime butter sauce (at dinner), peanut butter and chocolate icebox pie (at dinner)
Lunch for $15/person and dinner for $35/person Our pick: Eggplant and porcini “polpetta” (at dinner), bistecca alla fiorentina (at dinner)
Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.
The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.