Traveling over the last year, I met two or three people who told me they NEVER had a good meal in DC.
I’m always like, “What? How can that be?”
I’m shocked because this city has FANTASTIC places to dine. Every possible world cuisine is available, with local Korean, Peruvian, Ethiopian, and Indian family owned restaurants being notable standouts.
To dispel all those naysayers out there, I”ll be writing a series of restaurant posts here about all the fabulous places to eat in DC and the vicinity. I’m always looking for new places to try, so all your recommendations are welcome!
The first featured restaurant is one of my absolute favorites – Cheesetique in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.
Grilled pimiento cheese panini. I’m obsessed with this.
This gourmet cheese shop and cafe has a dazzling array of fromage that greets you at the door. The menu offers cheese and charcuterie plates, homey mac and cheese dishes with some exotic twists, awesome grilled sandwiches, and flavorful salads. There’s always a great wine to choose from and seasonal cocktails (hello, late summer white sangria). The prices are affordable and in the warmer months, there’s a small outdoor patio in the front, which makes for the nicest laziest afternoon drinking wine and eating cheese in the sun.
Normally, the food is so scrumptious, we gobble it down before there’s time for photos. But here are a few pictures I managed to snap over the past year…
A version of Mac’N Cheese with chicken and creamy camembert