Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm


Montgomery Park
901 North Royal Street

A Celebration of Old Town North, Alexandria’s Arts and Cultural District, our diverse neighborhoods, wonderful food, healthy living, the Art League School and much more.

Enjoy tastes from several of Old Town North neighborhood restaurants while listening to great music and chatting with friends and neighbors. Samplings in past years have included delicious pizza, barbecue, Thai Chicken and fresh pasta.

The Weekly Thursday Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market will be operating at 901 North Royal Street and the playground and dog park will be open. Family-friendly fun for all!

Schedule of Events

“I look forward to celebrating the history and art of Old Town North at the Second Annual Taste of Old Town North,” said Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Vice Mayor for the City of Alexandria. “I invite residents across Alexandria to join us on September 19th for food, music, and community, and to learn more about hunger in our community from Hunger-Free Alexandria, Carpenter’s Shelter, and ALIVE! Family Assistance Program.”

Platinum Level Sponsor


Gables Old Town North
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Gold Level Sponsor

The Zebra Press

The Zebra in Alexandria, Virginia is an ALL GOOD NEWS printed tabloid, and is the city’s largest publication with 30,000 doorstep-delivered copies to residences and businesses all over town. Please contact us at 703-224-8911 or sales@thezebrapress.com to request a media kit.


Artemel & Associates

Agnès Artemel is a Realtor with Keller Williams Metro Center. She is a past president of the Old Town North Community Partnership and currently a Board member at NOTICe. She is involved in community affairs in many ways, from planning and sponsoring local events to serving on Boards and Commissions of the City of Alexandria, and is an expert on Old Town North, its communities, and its future prospects. She has been appointed to represent Rivergate, the Oronoco, and Tobacco Quay on a stakeholder panel. Invest, buy a home, and live happily in Old Town North!

Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia is located on a bucolic 22+ acres of rolling hills, urban forest with ancient trees, and a gurgling stream. It hosts many species of birds and wildlife in the middle of Alexandria’s residential neighborhoods. Ivy Hill is still an active cemetery for sales and burials, as well as an historic destination for visitors from all over the world. The Cemetery is a beautiful place to visit loved ones, or just to experience an oasis of peace and tranquility in a busy, urban area.

River's Edge Yoga

River's Edge Yoga Center, one block from the river in Old Town Alexandria, is a cozy yoga oasis dedicated to the teaching of yoga in the classical tradition. We offer Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, both the Primary and Intermediate Series and Mysore along with Yoga For Athletes, Yoga Sage a therapeutic approach to Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Pre and post natal yoga,Yoga Tales for the younger set, Ballet and Barre.

Tamburro Interiors

Tambuuro Interiors, LLC was established in 2008 by Claire E. Tamburro, ASID, LEED AP, ID + C. With the focus of almost three decades of design excellence in developing singular concepts for the hospitality, retail, and food service industries, Ms. Tamburro, the Principal of Tamburro Interiors, LLC, continues to bring a unique perspective to each project and exceptional insight into understanding what makes a restaurant, retail store, or hotel guest-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, yet cost effective to build with emphasis on incorporating interior design strategies that positively impact the health, safety and welfare of her clients. Residential projects are approached with the same discernment, providing comprehensive designs that are an enhanced reflection of a client’s personality, creating spaces that are polished and livable. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Ms. Tamburro’s extensive knowledge of and passion for sustainable design and business practices are also a valuable asset to her clients.

Sport and Health

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The Art League

Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational nonprofit organization. The League is a multifaceted visual arts organization that meets its mission through its gallery, fine art school, art supply store, and arts-outreach programs.

West Elm

Bio Coming

Wheel Nuts Bike Shop

Wheel Nuts Bike Shop celebrates 20 years in business this year. We are a full service bike shop offering new bike sales, full service repairs and bike rentals for all ages. Our shop is stocked with a full line of accessories to make cycling more safe, fun and useful. Solutions to commuting with your bike is a specialty. We also rent wetsuits, and race wheels to triathletes. Other rentals include, car racks, bike racks, and tot trailers. Our shop is ranked Top Value in Service and Sales by Washington Checkbook Magazine and we have been awarded Eco-Friendly Business of the Year by the City of Alexandria/Chamber of Commerce.

“The Old Town North Alliance is delighted to be a sponsor of this crowd-pleasing event that highlights the variety of eateries in Old Town North and opportunities for recreation and wellness," said Agnès Artemel, President of the Old Town North Alliance. “The Taste of Old Town North brings together the best of our vibrant neighborhood."


a la Lucia

a la Lucia is a neighborhood restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. We specialize in homemade traditional Italian Fare and Italian Wines. Owner Michael Nayeri has been in the Washington Restaurant Business for over 20 years. We offer Brick oven Pizzas, Patio Seating, and Kids Menus. Our Private Wine Room is available for all types of parties up to 40 guests. We have a Full bar, specializing in Wine, where we broadcast all major sporting and news events.

Café 44

Café 44 is a stylish American eatery situated along the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. Since 2017, neighborhood regulars and destination diners alike flock to Cafe 44 for the spectacular view, welcoming charm, lively brunch, social happy hour scene, Joe Q. signature cocktails, and Chef Nicki’s ever changing cuisine.

Extra Perks Coffee Shop and Cafe

Perks was founded in 2000 by Phil and Kem McCombie on a quiet block in Old Town Alexandria and quickly became the go-to place for both the many businesses and residents in the surrounding area.

Soon Perks out grew its little space, and in 2009, when space became available, Perks became Extra Perks, expanded to 64 seats and added a full kitchen. Stop by early to grab your seat on the comfy couch next to the fire, or find your way to a cozy table.

Grateful Kitchen

A community “comes first” brand that focuses on seasonality & the importance of knowing who grows your food and how.

At Grateful Kitchen we create food that puts fresh & organic at the forefront. Additionally, we strive to create a relaxed & welcoming space where you can enjoy that food, share conversation, and break bread with your neighbor.

Lost Dog Cafe

Dedicated to the rescuing of dogs, cats and taste buds alike, Lost Dog Café in Alexandria is a family friendly bar and restaurant. With ever-rotating drafts and seasonal bottles, Lost Dog Cafe caters to the craft beer connoisseur. Enjoy your brew with a gourmet pizza or sandwich and unleash your satisfaction!

Perfect Pita

Famous for our homemade pita bread, baked daily, and highly acclaimed hummus, The Perfect Pita offers customers freshly made food created from family recipes using natural and locally grown ingredients. Our quick service Mediterranean-American menu offers healthy and filling options that appeal to a variety of tastes – whether Mediterranean, classic American, a blend of the two, vegetarian or vegan, there is a “perfect” option for everyone.

The Perfect Pita was founded in 1994 and remains family-owned and operated today. Based in Springfield, Virginia, our restaurants and catering company (The Perfect Daughter) proudly serve Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Prince George’s county (Md.) and Montgomery county (Md.).

Sugar Shack

We believe that fresh, hand-crafted products are the best products.We hand roll and hand cut our donuts in small batches throughout the day. We use quality ingredients and fresh fruits in our glazes, fritters and doughs. We believe we have mastered the perfect raised dough. As it happens the perfect raised dough is vegan friendly. Sugar Shack loves all of our neighbors! Everyone is welcome to relax, eat donuts, drink coffee and be safe and happy.

Thanida Thai

Thanida Thai Restaurant opened in June of 2016. Thanida Thai is family owned and operated, offering great food at a reasonable price. Thanida Thai and our friendly staff are proud to present to this community the arrival of an authentic Thai restaurant in Alexandria City. We are excited to have the opportunity to meet new friends and serve you.

T.J. Stone's

T.J. Stone's is located in the north end of Old Town, Alexandria. Here you will find friendly faces, house smoked specialties, satisfying comfort foods, and over 300 different beers and wines. Hang out in the casual dining room with wood burning fireplace, outdoor patio, private dining room, or Tap Room and see why it’s Old Town's place to be!

Trader Joe’s

The Mission of Trader Joe's is to give our customers the be best food and beverage values they can find anywhere and provide them with the information required for informed buying decisions. We provide these with a dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, fun, individual pride and company spirit.

Yunnan by Potomac

All restaurants seem to have a story. In our case, the idea for Yunnan by Potomac took shape gradually. Our owner and general manager Zongmin Li had enjoyed Yunnan food from childhood in Yunnan and had introduced it to her husband and business partner John Bruce. It was however unavailable in restaurants where we lived and, like many Yunnanese abroad, Zongmin longed for it. On our visits to family in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan, she would sometimes disappear at odd hours. Concerned at first, John relaxed once he learned that she could always be found in a nearby noodle shop, crouched over a streaming bowl of spicy mixian.


There are limited Prime Sponsorship Opportunities available; get your Brand out there and on our major banner!

Platinum Level Sponsor - Taste of Old Town North: $1,250.00
Gold Level Sponsor – Live Music: $1,000.00
Silver Level Sponsor – Arts Expo: $750.00

Community Sponsorships are also available to be listed in the program and Business Directory.

Supporters: $200.00
Friends: $100.00

Registration Form

Please keep in mind that the purpose of this event is to showcase what we have in Old Town North and to encourage people want to live, work and play here!

The Taste of Old Town North is presented by The Old Town North Community Partnership and The City of Alexandria Department of Parks, Cultural and Recreational Activities and made possible by the generous support of American Real Estate Partners and Canal Center, Carr Companies, Edens, Gables Old Town North,The Montgomery Center,Trammel- Crow Residential, local small businesses, friends and neighbors Media Sponsorship provided by the Zebra.