Off the Menu: Restaurant News and Notes

Off the Menu: Restaurant News and Notes

All Along King Street

As warmer weather takes hold, the streets of Alexandria are coming alive with new 


growth – and new eateries. Here are three that deserve a housewarming party this month.

Bob and Edith’s Diner Opens on King Street

Diner fans, rejoice: The newest outpost of legendary local diner chain Bob and Edith’s has opened its doors at 1743 King St. From eggs to omelets to pancakes and waffles, the venerable diner has all your breakfast and brunch needs covered, and then some: Come around later in the day and you’ll find a lunch and dinner menu teeming with pork chops, country fried steak, fried chicken, liver and onions and more. 

Foxtrot Opens in Old Town

Yearning for a cup of coffee, a grab-and-go snack, a gift or even a libation? Foxtrot, which just opened at 701 King St., is just the place. From the District’s Vigilante coffee to an array of avocado toasts, from breakfast tacos to hearty lunchtime bowls, the eatery has offerings for almost any palate (and dietary lifestyle). Come a bit later in the day and enjoy a tasty beer or wine to wash everything down. 

Fresh Baguette Opens

There’s a new baguette in town! The Fresh Baguette has opened for business at 1101 King St. with plenty of carby goodness just waiting to be brought home. From croissants to quiches to, yes, a vast array of baguettes, the Fresh Baguette has everything you need to add a bread boost to your day.

Hope Nelson is the author of “Classic Restaurants of Alexandria” and owns the Kitchen Recessionista blog, located at Email her any time at