Hello DC chowhounders. My hubbie and I just got settled into Alexandria, we should be here till mid December. We originally planned to move into DC, but from what I hear the food in Alexandria is worth checking out (and often better than DC itself). We are so excited to get out and start eating. Already looking foward to Michel Richards Central and interested in City Zen. Our favorites include real italian, sushi and seafood, thai, bistros, tapas, a great steak place, home style, southern cooking from time to time. We love doing brunch, and are big tea and coffee house, wine bar types. We also are doing some split shiftgs, so any good lunch places would be nice to know. Honestly tho, basically anything goes, lol. We eat out at a high end place once or twice a month ($200ish for 2), and average to lower priced once a week or so. I would love to find a great cheese shop (its my favorite food on earth), a trustworthy butcher and fishmonger. I did see you have whole foods, but also love to hit the farmers markets as often as possible. Living off Jefferson Davis, but willing to travel for anything that tweaks my taste buds.