Food.Fun.Stuff: Columbia Firehouse Opens

[ 0 ] July 21, 2009 |

New to the family. Columbia Firehouse is now open (*as of July 20, 2009). The Neighborhood Restaurant Group has made another addition to the Alexandria Old Town neighborhood. This dining experience will offer a casual American Bistro style menu featuring modern comfort food, small plates and sandwiches. The 120-seat downstairs dining room will be serving up dishes such as blue crab hush puppies (*We’ll take a large order of these, please.) with sweet pepper mustard, a Firehouse burger using Roseda Farms Angus beef and Oyster Po’Boys.

There will also be a raw bar with favorites such as fresh Maine mussels served with Tasso Ham, garlic and lager (*Interesting twist with the Ham…). The upstairs is not open yet, but when it does open it boasts to serve as a classic chophouse with meats butchered and prepared by Red Apron. Of course, there will be drinks. With two bars, the main bar will serve as classic cocktails station as well as regional microbrew station and the second floor will be open for special events.

The Where: Columbia Firehouse, 109 South st. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA (703) 684-7008

Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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