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 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.
If you have questions, please email Kristen Eastlick, co-chair of the Cherry Challenge at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.