Neighborhood Series: Alexandria (July 2011)

Grille at Morrison House a tasty blend of charm

Emblematic of Old Town Alexandria’s quaint sophistication, Sunday brunch at the Grille at Morrison House is an experience of classic and intimate elegance.

Grille at Morrison House a tasty blend of charm

Emblematic of Old Town Alexandria’s quaint sophistication, Sunday brunch at the Grille at Morrison House is an experience of classic and intimate elegance.

From dishwasher to master chef

Ireland and cuisine didn’t always belong in the same sentence. But Ireland’s relationship with food has evolved along with its ever-changing economic fortunes. Membership in the Common Market in the 1970s (now the European Union) saw borders and trade barriers come tumbling down, allowing people and goods to move more freely across Europe. The Irish gained access to a broader culinary landscape.

Cool down, relax in the lap of luxury

Lorien Hotel & Spa provides a luxuriously modern twist to anyone’s experiences in Old Town Alexandria in Virginia. 

Unique boutiques and antiques

No trip to Old Town Alexandria would be complete without some time spent browsing its myriad boutiques and antique stores. But while visitors could spend a few afternoons seeing all Old Town has to offer, there are a few must-stop gems:

Christmas in July — or anytime

Sometimes the same old FBI T-shirt and Washington monument snow globe just won’t cut it. When it comes to unique gifts, Old Town Alexandria has many options.

Walking through history

During an Alexandria History Tour, you will meet the George Washington you never knew, the Abraham Lincoln you never heard of, and sides of history you were never taught in school.

Escape the grind at Misha’s casual, artsy coffeehouse

Finding good java in Old Town Alexandria is as easy as asking someone with one of those ubiquitous orange cups in hand. They’ll direct you to Misha’s Coffeehouse and Coffee Roaster on Patrick Street, and you’ll never look back.