Before a strenuous day of spring sandal shopping at nearby Springfield Mall or after last night’s binge with a Freemason (we told you he looked like that gangly kid from Road Trip) stop by Walker’s Grille, a LEED-certified restaurant committed to the environment and whatever ails you, like DJ Qualls. Look for only the freshest, locally-sourced organic ingredients on the menu, because Lord only knows the kind of trash you put in your system last night:
- Order the warm apple beignets ($6, pictured) to start and share. They’re light and sweet and fun to eat while you rehash last night’s shenanigans.
- The very popular U.B.S. ($14), might seem intimidating but it’s worth a shot. Bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, ham and cheese are stacked and pressed on French toast. Order a nap to go with this one.
- The spicy Andouille sausage in the shrimp & grits ($16) feels so right after a sweet starter.
- How much late night Jumbo Slice/IHOP/bath salts did you have? The fajita omelet ($13) is a lighter option, with lots of veggies and other delights like pico de gallo and avocado.
- The eggs Neptune ($15) plays off of the old brunch staple by adding crab cakes and Old Bay hollandaise.
Ask for a table on Walker’s beautiful, 50-seat outdoor garden patio. Perfect for nursing a hangover during the warmer months.
6909 Metro Park Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310
Photos: Nicole Cavino
Nicole is a relationship builder and storyteller, ready for adventure and excited to see and capture what makes the world unique. By day, she works with government, corporations and nonprofit organizations and has experience in communications and marketing, program and project management, and design and advocacy. Perhaps naively, she is most interested in social impact and making the world a better place, and is particularly interested in where our food comes from and how it brings us together. She’s also a proud feminist. Nicole has been with GMF since 2013, and is currently based in California with her family, where they spend time hiking, road tripping, visiting the farmers market, reading, and generally not sleeping enough.