ALEXANDRIA–The George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee (GWBCC) announced the winners of the 2018 Cherry Challenge where local restaurants produce their best cherry appetizer, cocktail, dessert and entrée. Diners chose the winners by voting for their favorite dishes via text messaging.
Best Cocktail: Cafe 44: “Burning Down the Cherry Tree Cocktail”
Best Appetizer: Taqueria Poblano: “It’s a Taco by George”
Best Entrée: Jackson 20: “Seared Long Island Duck Breast”
Best Dessert: Dishes of India Indian Restaurant serving Alexandria and Washington DC: “Cherry Kul fee”
Honorable Mentions: Evening Star Cafe and Virtue Feed & Grain for Best Cocktail
River Bend Bistro and Café 44 for Best Entrée.