Well known restaurant owner Cathal Armstrong and family have opened another venture, restoring an old grain warehouse on the Alexandria waterfront. The restaurant is an upscale beer joint, with exotic beer cocktails, burgers (yes, burgers) and lots of loud music on weekend nights.
For those who want to say thank you, but aren’t close enough for those private lunches and dinners, try giving a restaurant gift certificate. Most popular restaurants offer gift certificates for purchase. If you are unsure of which restaurant, try getting a gift certificate from a place that offers a wide variety of food choices as opposed to a specific food choice. You wouldn’t want your gift to go to waste because that someone doesn’t enjoy a certain food type. Most of the dinner around me places are in the same price range.
Once you get the big box stores out of the way (K-Mart and Wal-Mart), it would then be a good idea to head over the Tanger Factor Outlet Mall. This mall, which isn’t nearly as large as the outlet malls in Birch Run, Michigan, still has tons to offer for any shopper. Even though it has been a while since I’ve shopped there, all of my favorites are still there – the Liz Claiborne Store, Welcome Home, The dress Barn, Book Warehouse, L’ggs Hanes Bali Playtex, and so much more. If you need an unique gift for a good friend or for your child’s teacher, look no further than Welcome Home. It is definitely worth the stop. They have even recently added an Applebee’s to the property.
When selecting dining chairs, you should test the construction and make sure that they don’t wobble. Pick up the chairs and find out if they are heavy. Heavy chairs indicate that they are made of solid wood. Besides that, don’t forget to check the chair joints.
If you aren’t in the mood for something heavy, you can get a variety of pizza with just cheese, to single toppings or gourmet pizza covered with mozzarella cheese and large, thin slices of eggplant. Delicious! And there are always a long list of daily specials, all made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Believe me, you’ll have a tough time deciding what to get!
There are also restaurants and hotels with various themes that can add to your enjoyable dining experiences. Complete with entertainment, ambience and shows that can really make you ask for more!
The most popular time to see this falls is in summer. A must watch Maid of the Mist can only be seen from April to October. But going in this season may cost you a little bit higher in hotel rates.