July 26, 2006

A stone’s throw from Al’s Steak House (you can see Al’s sign on the far left) is Mancini’s. I love what they did with the wall. In case you can’t tell from the picture, the little alcove with the sunflowers is painted on.

Al’s Steak House

July 25, 2006
Al's Steak House

I should write an Alexandria restaurant guide because I love eating out, and I love sharing the best and most interesting places on Alexandria Daily Photo. Haven’t eaten here yet, but Al’s Steak House on Mt. Vernon Avenue has been a Del Ray landmark since 1956. Their specialty is Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.

I wonder if that telephone gets used any more.

Update: Al died in August 2015, and Al’s Steak House closed shortly thereafter.

Fireflies Cafe

July 24, 2006

Fireflies Cafe

Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray is the main drag where most of the restaurants and cafes are located. Too bad for me! Fireflies was closed this afternoon when I came by.

Caboose Cafe

July 23, 2006
Caboose Cafe

Thought you might need a little snack or something, after the train ride.

The Tale of Los Amigos – The Gripping Conclusion

July 21, 2006


“. . . be careful, this plate is hot.” Inspecting the plate for exactly half a second, I immediately whipped out my Canon and began shooting it. I then flung myself upon it and made every effort to make it disappear. Try though I would, I could not finish it all.

What was behind the pink door? The kitchen, of course. And if you’re wondering about all those empty tables, remember: when I went in there, it was two o’clock. Way past the lunch rush hour. That’s why there was no body in the place.

Finally, my blood sugar fully restored, I paid the bill and staggered back through the space/time continuum, back to another much less colorful life, fatter and happier.