River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar

By the Gastronomes River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar In October of 2013 Bill Ross and his wife Caroline Bruder Ross opened their dream…River Bend Bistro in the Hollin Hall shopping center. An accomplished chef, Caroline had always wanted her own place. In 2013 they made it happen and today have a very popular and […]

Brick Wood Fired Bistro Spicy Mussels

Brick Wood Fired Bistro Spicy Mussels Recipe:  (Serves 5-6) 5 lbs PEI Mussels 1 lb Cooked Mexican style chorizo 5 tblsp Chopped garlic 5 tsp Red chile flake 1/2 Cup blended oil Fish Broth (see recipe) 2 Cups diced tomatoes For Garnish (optional) Grated parmesan Fresh chopped parsley & oregano Fresh baguette or other crusty […]

Behind the Bar: Kat Warren

Kat Warren R.T.’s Restaurant 3804 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 703-684-6010 rtsrestaurant.com   Kat is behind the bar Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.   Kat conjurs up a Creole 75 #1. A variation on the French 75.  It has Leopold’s small batch gin that is infused in house with pear and rosemary, fresh lemon […]

It’s His Day! Stellar Dining Options to Celebrate Dad!

Restaurants for June 2016 For this months restaurant we thought that we would highlight our favorites and give you a little insight as to what they are. Here in so particular are the best!   Ramparts Tavern & Grill A tradition in Alexandria for over 30 years Ramparts has been a local place serving quality […]