Cherry Challenge

The 8th Annual Cherry Challenge - January 28th through February 11th 2016

The Winners:

Beverage  --  Chadwick's (

Appetizer --  Sonoma Cellar (

Entrée --  Tempo (

Dessert --  Taverna Cretekou (

A new award, Frequent Cherry Diner was won by Fred Zevin who tried the most Cherry Challenge dishes this year.

Thanks to our Sponsors:


The Concept:  In the spirit of the old cherry tree tale, we celebrate George Washington's important presence in his hometown of Alexandria by inviting restaurants to participate in this culinary contest!  We urge everyone to patronize the participating restaurants during the period and vote for your favorite CHERRY drinks, starters, entrees and desserts.

To Participate: All you need to do is to enjoy the menu item that includes CHERRIES.  During the contest period, each patron who orders an item may submit a ballot on which they rate the item on taste, creativity, and presentation.  At the end, the ballots will be collected and tallied.

New This Year: A "Frequent Cherry Diner Award" will go to the diner who buys and rates the greatest number of Cherry Challenge entries. (Remember to check the box on the Ballot.)

(There are 53 of 'em!) (click the name to see more information)

a la Lucia
315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Austin Grill
801 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

725 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Bilbo Baggins
208 Queen Street, Alexandria 22314

Bistro du Soliel
1504 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Bistrot Royal
1201 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Blackwall Hitch
5 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Café Pizzaiolo
1623 Fern Street, Alexandria 22302

Captain Gregory's
804 N Henry St, Alexandria 22314

100 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Cedar Knoll
9030 Lucia Ln, Fort Hunt, VA 22308

203 Strand Street, Alexandria 22314

Chart House
1 Cameron Street, Alexandria 22314

2411 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria 22301

Del Ray Café
205 E. Howell Avenue, Alexandria 22301

Del Ray Pizza
2218 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria 22301

Dishes of India
1510 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria 22307

106 Hume Avenue, Alexandria 22301

Evening Star
2000 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria 22301

Fire Flies
1501 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria 22301

119 S Royal St, Alexandria 22314

Gadsby’s Tavern
138 N Royal St, Alexandria 22314

Hard Times Café
1404 King St, Alexandria 22314

Haute Dogs
610 Montgomery Street, Alexandria 22314

Hunting Creek
1106 King St, Alexandria 22314

Indigo Landing
One Marina Drive, Alexandria 22314

Jackson 20
480 King St, Alexandria 22314

John Strongbow’s
710 King Street, Alexandria 22314

King Street Blues
112 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria 22314

La Bergerie
218 North Lee Street, Alexandria 22314

Mackie’s Bar and Grill
907 King St, Alexandria 22314

911 King St, Alexandria 22314

102 S Patrick St, Alexandria 22314

Mount Vernon Inn
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon 22309

713 King Street, Alexandria 22314

728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

1700 Fern St, Alexandria 22302

Restaurant 219
219 King St, Alexandria 22314

Restaurant Eve
110 S Pitt St, Alexandria, VA 22314

River Bend Bistro
7966 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria 22308

Shooter McGee’s
5239 Duke St, Alexandria 22304

Society Fair
277 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Sonoma Cellar
207 King St, Alexandria 22314

Southside 815
815 S Washington St, Alexandria 22314

Stomping Grounds
2309 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

Sugar Shack
804 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

4231 Duke Street Alexandria 22304

2080 Jamieson Ave, Alexandria 22314

Union Street
121 S Union St, Alexandria 22314

Vaso's Kitchen
1225 Powhatan Street, Alexandria 22314

1120 King St, Alexandria 22314

Virtue Feed and Grain
106 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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