Del Ray is a charming neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia, full of cute shops, people walking their adorable dogs, and cobblestone sidewalks.It’s also a neighborhood that boasts some great restaurants. Here are the best eats to check out in Del Ray. cheese shop, you can buy blocks of your favorite cheese, custom-made cheese, and charcuterie boards, as well as wine pairings. If you’re planning a party or event, this is a great place to pick up large sizes and quantities. They also offer catering options. Prefer to dine in? The restaurant’s menu is full of fabulous cheesy options! You can choose from a variety of boards to start, or create your own. Then move on to cheese fondue, because is there really anything better than dipping bits of bread into warm melted cheese? For entrees try one of the specialty grilled cheeses or mac 'n’ cheeses. And if you’re looking for a wine to pair with your meal, you can check out the full wine list here. [caption id="attachment_9113" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Courtesy of patch.com[/caption] menu are all gourmet, and everything is curated in-house. You can try one of the signature burgers like the Holy Pig (a natural Angus beef patty topped with smoked gouda, pulled pork, coleslaw, crispy onions & Pork Barrel BBQ sauce on a toasted potato kaiser roll) or the Sacre Bleu (a natural Angus beef patty topped with Brie, carmelized onions, applewood bacon, and truffle honey on a toasted brioche bun). Or you can go for an alternative burger, like the Turkey Reuben or the Roma Melt. There’s also an option to create your own burger. You can check out the process and choices on the build-a-burger menu here. As a beautiful bonus, Holy Cow will donate 25 cents from every purchase to a local charity in Alexandria. [caption id="attachment_9114" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Courtesy of twitter.com[/caption]
menu focuses on fresh ingredients and bold flavors, and that’s evident no matter what you order. Start with one of the delicious appetizers, such as guacamole or Poblano’s queso dip. Next, try out one of the homemade tacos; the L.A-style crispy taco and duck carnitas are favorites. For the entrée portion, order the Steak Tam Steak Tampiqueño, with Achiote-seasoned 5-ounce grilled rib-eye steak, served with two cheese and onion enchiladas, salsa verde, rice, and refried beans. Or if you’re a vegetarian, try out the Chile Relleno, which features roasted poblano pepper, stuffed with cheese and served with ranchero sauce, rice, and refried beans. And of course, you can’t skip the margaritas! [caption id="attachment_9115" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of twodc.blogspot.com[/caption]
Mount Vernon Estate, just a short drive from the neighborhood. Or check out the adjacent neighborhood of Old Town, which is located on the waterfront. Have you tried any of these Del Ray eats? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!