With the George Washington Birthday Parade Celebration coming back to Alexandria, nearly 20 restaurants in the city are competing in the #GWCherryChallenge.
The challenge, which pits restaurants against each other to make the best cherry-oriented appetizer, entrée, beverage, or dessert, runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 15. The winner will be announced on the official parade website.
“This unique event helps generate buzz for Alexandria restaurants, encourages chefs to get creative, and boosts customer traffic,” said Kristen Eastlick, chair of the GW Birthday Celebration committee. “The #GWCherryChallenge lets us offer a tasteful event that keeps George Washington’s memory alive in his hometown.”
How it works
Diners at participating restaurants will get QR codes to vote on a scale of one cherry (the lowest) to nine cherries for their favorite dishes based on taste, presentation, and creativity.
The George Washington Celebration is asking participants to post photos of their favorite dishes on its Facebook page and using the hashtag #GWCherryChallenge.
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