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Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents. Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.
702 King Street
Alexandria,
VA
US
For a quick bite to eat, Joe Theismann's Restaurant's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Joe Theismann's Restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Joe Theismann's Restaurant. Having a lot of friends can be complicated, but Joe Theismann's Restaurant makes it easy to please everyone. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Joe Theismann's Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting). The dress code at Joe Theismann's Restaurant is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. You can also serve food from Joe Theismann's Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Getting your food to go is also an option. Hand your keys to the valet driver, or pull into your own space in the neighboring lot. Street parking is also an option. A mid-priced establishment, Joe Theismann's Restaurant offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Joe Theismann's Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
1800 Diagonal Rd
Alexandria,
VA
US
Fresh fare can be found at The Rampart Group, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on The Rampart Group's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. The Rampart Group's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at The Rampart Group. Reserve the private room at The Rampart Group for your next party — it's perfect for large groups looking to dine and celebrate together. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into The Rampart Group's free wifi hotspot. The dress code at The Rampart Group is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. You can also grab your food to go. Can't get enough of The Rampart Group's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. At The Rampart Group, you can find a parking spot on the street, in a garage or take advantage of a valet service. You can take it easy on your wallet at The Rampart Group — prices are generally less than $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
1700 Fern St
Alexandria,
VA
US
BGR The Burger Joint?s burgers start with high-quality ingredients?most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Triple D burger topped with an over easy egg, apple wood smoked bacon, grilled jalapeno and cheddar cheese. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl. Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries?from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries?be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.
106 N Washington St.
Alexandria,
VA
US
Savio’s Restaurant and Bar populates its menu with authentic Italian dishes of seafood, fresh pasta, and veal. Chefs lovingly prepare the house specialty, veal medallions lathered in marsala-wine sauce ($13.95 for lunch; $17.95 for dinner). The ravioli a la rustica entree regales taste buds with baked beef, veal, and cheese ($11.95 for lunch; $14.95 for dinner), and a grilled swordfish steak swims through wine-gorgonzola cream sauce ($17.95) while making for a handy weapon for impromptu duels with mermen. Stomachs rumble at the sight of shrimp rubbing elbows with pesto and fresh mozzarella atop the pizza con gamberetti ($14.95), and the linguini agnello’s spicy strips of lamb hide beneath balsamic vinegar and tomato ($11.50 lunch, $15.95 dinner). The restaurant’s arches, flickering fireplace, and murals depicting sunny coastal scenes make diners feel like an ancient Roman emperor without having to teach their horse political science.
516 South Van Dorn Street
Alexandria,
VA
US
Swing's caffeine artisans craft signature blends of globally sourced, locally roasted java that have garnered a bouquet of awards and accolades, including a spot on Zagat's Buzz-Worthy Coffee Options in DC list. Fill thirsty mugs with a craft-roasted blend such as the Diplomat ($14/lb.), a dark brew that deftly negotiates sweet notes of baking chocolate into bold sips that evoke sensory portraits of leather and pipe tobacco. The Nicaraguan Los Papales ($16/lb.) teems with vanilla and malt flavors, and the Espresso 90 ($14/lb.) jolts sleepy gray matter awake with a Northern Italian roast with notes of cherry, pomegranate, and “Reveille.”
612 South Pickett Street
Alexandria,
VA
US
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