3 Best Places To Have Soup In Cold Weather In Alexandria

As mother nature has plunged into colder weather over the past week furnaces around the region have kicked on. Thus, the need to make the stomachs warm and cozy with a hot bowl of soup along with the homes has also kicked in. There are many places around down to pick up a good bowl of soup, but several eateries stand out as reliable go-to’s. Whether brothy or thick, meaty or veggie-centric, these restaurants offer up a plethora of options for every palate.

Caphe Banh Mi, 407 Cameron St.

According to Alexandria Gazette, “For years now, Caphe Banh Mi has been ladling out bowls of pho in nearly every variety, from the meatiest flank steak to light – but hearty – vegetarian version. Now, pho isn’t the only menu item Caphe Banh Mi offers – for instance, its banh mi sandwiches are right there in the eatery’s name – but gaze around the restaurant at any given time and it’s clear that the pho is a runaway favorite. The broth is plentiful, the vegetables are crisp, the noodles light and airy, and the bowls are popping with protein. It’s sure to warm up a cold day.”

Hard Times Cafe, 1404 King St.

As per Alexandria Gazette, “Any Alexandrian who’s been around town for any length of time knows Hard Times. Its four styles of chili – Texas, Cincinnati, Terlingua and vegetarian – are hallmarks of the Old Town restaurant, and as the temperatures dip lower and lower, the desire for a thick bowl of the stuff goes higher and higher. Looking for more than just a bowl of chili? Dress it up with spaghetti, Fritos, Tater Tots or – gasp – lettuce for a salad. Piled high with all the fixings, it’s a bowl (or plate) of comfort right at the table.”

Zento, 693 N. Washington St.

According to the Alexandria Gazette, “More than just a sushi bar, Zento offers a wide array of dishes from the kitchen, and the restaurant’s ramen and udon selection is extensive and delicious. The ramen selections run the gamut from Japanese fried chicken to steamed tofu, and the noodles that accompany the dish are pleasantly thin and pliable, with just a touch of bite to them. The udon, meanwhile, offers up thick, chewy noodles that easily hold their own in the broth, as well as pair nicely with the protein options available. Choose either one and await satisfaction. A hot sake accompanying the soup will warm you further – a bonus on a cold winter night.”

Properties in Cameron Station

Welcome to this meticulously well-maintained one bedroom, one bath with den condo.

400 Cameron Station Blvd #136

This sun-filled unit features pride of ownership with freshly painted interiors, granite counter tops, tons of kitchen cabinetry, shelved laundry room with a full-sized washer and dryer. Recent updates for your hassle and stress-free easy move-in are the polished hardwood floors with cork underlayment done in 2017, water heater with expansion tank (2017), A/C unit (2019) and Samsung refrigerator (2016). Sale comes with two garage parking spaces #81 & 45. [Cameron Station - $339,900]

Meticulously cared for by the original owner, this townhome exudes both elegance and charm.

267 Murtha St

Beautiful Brazilian Cherry wood floors can be found on three levels, with Persian wool design carpet on all stairs. Windows have new high-quality Simonton tempered glass with anti-UV coating, and they are aluminum wrapped for minimal exterior maintenance. Fourth level features an outside "Sky Deck" with teak flooring; gas fireplace with slate trim; fan; built-in bookcases; gas heater in utiity space with HEPA filter. New architectural shingle roof with 50-year guarantee. Newly painted exterior (2020). Master Bedroom with w/in closet; MBA with shower and jaccuzzi; fan; two guest bedrooms, one full bath - level 3. Washer/Dryer on this level. Main floor featuares tiled half bath; spacious and bright living and dining rooms, kitchen with tile flooring and island with stove top and grill options. New refrigerator and dual oven. Largest outdoor wooden deck repainted 2020. Ground floor has guest bedroom with full bath, gas fireplace w. marble trim, built-in bookcases. Can be rec room or in-law-suuite. 2-car garage. Utilities include electrostatic air filter, whole house steam humidifier, and whole house water filter system. HOME OF CHOICE NOT READY; MOVE STALLED: please excuse the clutter. [Cameron Station - $820,000]

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5112 Donovan Dr #208

New windows (2019), New HVAC unit (2018), new flooring, kitchen renovated in 2018 with new stacked custom cabinetry, new top of the line SS appliances, quartz countertops. Both bathrooms were renovated. Fresh custom paint throughout. Gas fireplace in the living room, cozy balcony with plenty of privacy in the back of the building. No reserved garage parking space but plenty designated parking spaces for Carlton Place residents in the back and front of the condo building. Storage unit in garage. [Cameron Station - $465,000]

This pristine Randolph model sits on a large corner lot of a tranquil street that leads to a footpath to the park and lake.

268 Medlock Ln

Airy, open floor plan boasts soaring windows, high ceilings, fresh neutral paint, and hardwood flooring throughout. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with updated stainless steel appliances & stunning granite countertops, flows onto a delightful deck that's perfect for entertaining. Retreat to your primary bedroom that boasts an updated en-suite, & cedar walk in closet. Large bonus rec room with cozy gas fireplace, & walkout patio. Enjoy all that the Cameron Station community has to offer, such as Sunday farmer's markets, an outdoor pool, clubhouse with gym, private shuttle to metro, & more. Minutes from Old Town and DC, surrounded by local shopping & eateries. Great location! Welcome Home! *Brand new custom glass shower to be installed in primary en-suite soon* [Cameron Station - $849,000]

Priced to sell unit in sought after Cameron Station community.

400 Cameron Station Blvd #325

Beautiful sun filled unit w/ balcony overlooking the courtyard. Brand new high quality hardwood floors, large gourmet kitchen w/ granite, tiled backsplash, breakfast bar, & SS appliances, open & spacious living room w/ great natural sunlight, upgraded ceramic tile on both baths, spacious MBR w/ ensuite w/ double sinks, in-unit laundry, 2 underground garage spaces. Amazing amenities: exercise room, pool, office/library, courtyard with fountain. Prime area near everything including DC, metros, Old Town, upcoming Amazon HQ2, and development of Landmark mall. [Cameron Station - $449,900]

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165 Barrett Pl

Desirable, and rarely available, James Blair model in the beautiful neighborhood of Cameron Station.

243 Murtha St

Centrally located within the community for easy accessibility to everything that is offered. Lovely curb appeal and classic brick facade. Four finished and sunny levels. Freshly painted interior and many rooms feature crown molding. Foyer entry with closet storage. Entry-level presents a versatile layout that could be set up as a game room or second family room, and the den is the perfect space to use as a school workstation or office. Even a half bath! Bright space leads to a private patio to provide options for entertaining. Main living level is open and provides casual and formal options for any lifestyle. The kitchen boasts stainless appliances, new Quartz countertops, a double oven, an island with a breakfast bar. Adjoining the kitchen is the family room with gas fireplace and door to access the deck. Enjoy eating meals in the quaint and bright breakfast nook. Elegant dining room with medallion ceiling ornamentation and columns that steps into a commanding living room with floor to ceiling windows. The third-floor has three bedrooms. Primary bedroom is a personal oasis that offers a sitting room with a cozy gas fireplace, a walk-in closet, and an ensuite bath with two separate vanities, a soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. Two additional bedrooms on the homes third floor add comfort with plush carpeting and share a hallway bath. The top-level of the home is a loft space or optional 4th bedroom with a full bath. Fantastic community perks include; pocket parks/dog parks, clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails, a library, outdoor pool, dry cleaning, cafe, salon and spa, dentist, free shuttle bus service to the Metro station. Close to Old Town, Del Ray, Shirlington, Amazon HQ2, The Pentagon, award-winning restaurants, boutique shopping, and community adventures. [Cameron Station - $795,000]

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