Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge
January 28 - February 11, 2018
The Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge is generously sponsored by the Historic Properties Group at TTR Sotheby’s Realty (Diane Murphy, Danny Smith, Jeanne Barton)
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.
2018 Participating Restaurants
The #GWCherryChallenge participants are listed below! Please visit these restaurants to try the great dishes they've created!
Dishes of India
Evening Star Café
Grape + Bean (Both locations)
Haute Dogs and Fries
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap
Magnolia's on King
Murphy's Irish Pub
River Bend Bistro
Union Street Pub
Virtue Feed & Grain
Vola's Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge
The winners of the 2017 Cherry Challenge were:
Beverage -- Grape + Bean's "Cherry Sherry Sangria"
Appetizer -- Cheesetique's "George and the Cherry Brie"
Entrée -- River Bend Bistro's "Grilled Quail with a Cherry Pinot Noir Sauce"
Dessert -- The Italian Place's "Spumoni Cupcakes"