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Photo Gallery | 20 Restaurants Competing in Cherry Challenge

Kicking off this (Superbowl) Sunday, February 5th, twenty Alexandria eateries are competing in the 4th Annual Cherry Challenge in honor of George Washington’s birthday. Check out some of the cherry menu items in the slideshow and don't forget to vote for your favorite!

From Visit Alexandria:

February 5 – 11, 2012
4th Annual Cherry Challenge
Restaurants throughout Alexandria

In honor of George Washington’s birthday, twenty Alexandria restaurants are creating unique menu items featuring cherries in celebration of one of the most cherished legends surrounding our first president. Each restaurant will develop its own cherry cocktail, appetizer, entrée, or dessert. Try them all and vote for your favorite. Winners are given special recognition at the George Washington Birthday Parade. Participating restaurants include The Majestic, Virtue Feed & Grain, Bittersweet, Dishes of India (last year’s “dessert” winner), Fontaine Caffé & Creperie, Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant, Indigo Landing, King Street Blues Old Town, Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub (last year’s “mains” winner), Pizzeria Paradiso, Ramparts, RedRocks Pizza Napoletana, Shooter McGee’s, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, Tempo (last year’s “starters” winner), The Jamieson Grille, The Light Horse Restaurant, T.J. Stones, and Whole Foods Market.