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Notes: New Queen Street restaurant brings Alexandria, Egypt to Alexandria, Virginia

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Elaine’s Restaurant at 208 Queen Street, the late Bilbo Baggins, opens this week and brings a taste of Egypt to Old Town Alexandria, Zebra first reported.

Zebra reported in a profile of the new restaurant that it is named after co-owner Cynthia Higgins’ grandmother, who taught Cynthia to cook when growing up in Alexandria (Egypt) and Cairo.

One of Zebra’s main recommendations was ful medames, a traditional Alexandria stew with cooked fava beans served in olive oil, cumin and various herbs and spices. The restaurant will also feature a variety of vegetarian and vegan entrees.

Zebra noted that both co-owners are published authors and the second floor will be a library, featuring literary events like monthly author interviews and writers’ book launches.

Elaine’s Restaurant is scheduled to open Wednesday, March 29.

Image via Elaine’s Restaurant/Facebook

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