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Lickity Split!

November 28, 2008

Restaurant Eve
110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314
Nearest Metro: King Street

restaurant-eve1Since I’ve been on vacation all week I wanted to use my time to explore D.C., and get to do things I wouldn’t normally have time for.  One of those things was visit Restaurant Eve for their Lickity Split lunch special which is only served from 11:30 – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The restaurant garners fantastic reviews and is known to be one of the best in the area, albeit one of the most expensive.  On the Lickity Split menu, you chose any two items for $13.50.  It could be a drink and entree, a side, dessert, even two entrees, if you are that hungry!  It really is a great way for young food enthusiasts like us to get a taste of a what is truly an amazing restaurant.

The restaurant is tucked away in a romantic row house covered in ivy.  The menu is only served in the bar and lounge, a small, but pretty space.  Despite it’s name, there is nothing really fast about the service, and the bar staff treats you to a well paced, leisurely lunch.  Every seat was taken at the bar, and if it were a busier afternoon, I’m not sure everyone would have gotten a chance to eat!

I ordered the sandwich du jour, a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and a side of fingerling potatoes.  Quickly after T finished his appetizer of mussels, our lunch arrived.  The sandwich was so delicious, despite the bread have been sitting through a good soak in butter.  The bread was still crunchy and the pork was well seasoned, and not too sweet- but not too sour.  The coleslaw added a nice texture and I would have eaten every bite had it not been for the buttered bread.  However it was just too rich for me.  The fingerling potatoes were also well seasoned and soft, yet crunchy on the outside.  T’s salad du jour came with two lovely crab cakes was also absolutely heavenly, but I think after his mussels, nothing compared.

It was a wonderful lunch, and for $13.50 a person, it is an amazing deal.  I wished I worked in Alexandria, so that I could pop in during the work day! I’d love to go back for dinner in the tasting room on a special occasion and see what other treats the chef has up his sleeve!

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