The Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington ( http://www.lupusgw.org/ ) is partnering with Food Matters to sponsor a Lupus Night when a percentage of sales will be donated to the Lupus Foundation No RSVP necessary; just show up!
SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, May 26 5:00pm – 10:00pm Food Matters Cameron Station 4906 Brenman Park Dr Alexandria, VA 22304 http://www.foodmattersva.com/
Want to know a little bit more about the restaurant, Food Matters? Check out this rave review by Carla Besosa, restaurant reviewer for the Compass:
*** Food Matters…of course it does! That is why our aptly titled neighborhood restaurant/bar is such a wonderful addition to Cameron Station. Demonstrating a serious commitment to fresh ingredients and creative cuisine, Executive Chef Tom Przystawik presents us with a pleasing variety of selections. Changes to the menu and the wine/beer list are made monthly, so there is a constant influx of new choices. Couple that with the friendly atmosphere and the convenience of walking to and fro (or taking advantage of the new Brenman Park Drive shuttle stop during operating hours), and Food Matters continues to add value to an already exceptional community.
Get to know the staff – what a great group of folks! They not only provide efficient service, they are a heck of a lot of fun! When Giovanni brings you to your table, Phil pours your wine, John brings your pasta, Alicia, Mauricio and Acacia take your order, Bill assists with the deli offerings, Mary makes things run smoothly, or General Manager ChristyPrzystawik checks on the patrons, all is done with a smile and a level of personal interaction that makes them not just wait staff but neighborhood friends.
Some lunch favorites include the now-famous smoked paprika deviled eggs (see the June 2008 “100 Best Bargain Restaurants” issue of Washingtonian magazine), the Rosada Angus beef burger, the goat cheese and walnut tart and homemade soups. For dinner, the Amish chicken is always a favorite, as are their seafood specialties, steak and pastas. Searching for the lighter side? Build your own salad or choose from a list of fourteen mix-and-match side dishes. Brunch offerings are also impressive. Build your own omelet, indulge in the smoked salmon frittata or treat yourself to the decadent challah French toast with cranberry rum topping. Try the Handwich, a homemade ice cream sandwich to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Check out www.foodmattersva.com to view the menu of the month and see what special events are in the making. One can also register through the website to receive Food Matters updates as new events surface. The private dining room, known as “The Table,” is the venue for various chef’s dinners and wine tastings, offering the finest in food and drink. It’s also quite fun to reserve The Table and create your own private event. The Table has seen many a birthday party, anniversary celebration, dinner-and-a-movie night, business luncheon/dinner, fundraiser and committee gathering. Let your imagination run wild, and Christy will assist you in customizing a menu that perfectly complements your occasion.
Speaking of themes, enjoy the All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Night every Wednesday (three great selections, different every week, accompanied by a salad), the daily Happy Hour specials (5:00-6:30pm), the Saturday late-night Happy Hour (9-11pm), and a plethora of celebrations throughout the year to commemorate such happenings as MardiGras, Peruvian Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day (Pajama Brunch!), the Super Bowl, Inauguration…just to name a few.
With windows surrounding you on two sides, you overlook the lake in Ben Brenman Park. When the weather is pleasant, relax on the patio as you watch the sun set to the west. This is the “Cheers” of Cameron Station; if everyone doesn ’t know your name yet, they surely will once you visit a few times. Bring a group of friends, or the comfortable atmosphere is very conducive to just wandering in solo. See you there! Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Thursday, 5-10pm Friday, 5-11pm Saturday, 11am-11pm Sunday, 9am-10pm Closed Monday
Price Range: (Approximate and subject to change as monthly selections change) Brunch: Appetizers: $3.95-$8.95 Entrees: $6.95-$14.95 Lunch: Appetizers: $4.95-$8.95 Entrees: $7.95-$16.95 Dinner: Appetizers: $4.95-$12.95 Entrees: $7.95-$25.95 Sides: $4.95 Desserts: $4.95-$6.95 Smoking: No Handicapped Accessible: Yes, Parking: Street/public parking on Brenman Park Drive and Somervelle Street Reservations: Recommended for large parties