Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge

The Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge was generously sponsored by the Historic Properties Group at TTR Sotheby’s Realty (Diane Murphy, Danny Smith, Jeanne Barton)

The winners of the 2018 Cherry Challenge were:

Beverage -- Café 44’s “Burning Down the Cherry Tree”

Appetizer -- Taqueria Poblano’s “It’s a Taco by George”

Entrée -- Jackson 20’s “Seared Long Island Duck Breast”

Dessert -- Dishes of India’s “Cherry Kulfee”

Honorable Mentions were garnered by Evening Star and Virtue Feed and Grain in the beverage category and by River Bend Bistro and Café 44 in the entrée category.

 2018 wINNER FOR Cocktail: Café 44’s “Burning Down the Cherry Tree” 

2018 wINNER FOR Cocktail: Café 44’s “Burning Down the Cherry Tree” 

 
 2018 winner for appetizer: Taqueria Poblono’s “It’s a Taco by George”

2018 winner for appetizer: Taqueria Poblono’s “It’s a Taco by George”

2018 Participating Restaurants 

The #GWCherryChallenge participants are listed below! Please visit these restaurants to try the great dishes they've created!

Café 44                                                                        Magnolia's on King
Chadwicks                                                                  Murphy's Irish Pub
Columbia Firehouse                                                   River Bend Bistro
Dishes of India                                                            Sonoma Cellar

Dolci Gelati                                                                 Taqueria Poblano
Evening Star Café                                                      Tempo Restaurant
Haute Dogs and Fries                                                 The Majestic
Jackson 20                                                                   Union Street Pub
Junction Bakery                                                          Virtue Feed & Grain
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap                               Vola's Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge

The #GWCherryChallenge is a
competition among the finer
restaurants in Alexandria.

Each restaurant develops its own cherry
cocktail, appetizer, entrée, and/or dessert,
in honor of our distinguished native son, of course! 

The competing restaurants and their entries
will be listed on our website, and the winners
will be announced on Parade Day.

 2017 winner for Entrée: Jackson 20’s “Seared Long Island Duck Breast”

2017 winner for Entrée: Jackson 20’s “Seared Long Island Duck Breast”


 2018 winner for Dessert: Dishes of India’s “Cherry Kulfee”

2018 winner for Dessert: Dishes of India’s “Cherry Kulfee”

If you have questions, please email Kristen Eastlick, co-chair of the Cherry Challenge at kristen.eastlick@gmail.com!

For a flyer describing the contest, click here

Registration for the 11th Annual Cherry Challenge (to be held in February 2019) will begin in October 2018.