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Miss The Alpine

jmazza Nov 21, 2013 11:04 AM

Flying into Dulles and need a good replacement for the Alpine rest. Any suggestions???

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  1. Bob W RE: jmazza Nov 21, 2013 11:07 AM

    The Alpine in Arlington? How long have you been away?

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    1. re: Bob W
      flavrmeistr RE: Bob W Nov 21, 2013 01:02 PM

      What's it been...5-6 years?

      1. re: flavrmeistr
        alkapal RE: flavrmeistr Nov 21, 2013 01:34 PM

        it seems to be at least that. i just know it has been sitting and sitting when we were told that the cowboy cafe group folks were buying it and putting in a new restaurant in that space. but…nada.

        1. re: alkapal
          Ziv RE: alkapal Nov 23, 2013 08:53 AM

          It has been three years since ArlNow had this bit...

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            alkapal RE: Ziv Nov 24, 2013 12:43 AM

            ziv, thanks for that article link. the comments were just as interesting. ;(.

            so…i can infer that the new owners do not also own cowboy cafe. maybe i misunderstood the waitress when she was talking about it. it is possible, considering the lagunitas draft! LOL.

            whatever goes in there, the owners will have to address the serious parking problem.

            1. re: alkapal
              Ziv RE: alkapal Nov 24, 2013 05:46 AM

              If they ever do get a Liberty Tavern type pub/cafe there, that corner might just hit critical mass for a happening area. You got Thirsty Bernie's which isn't bad beer (I got to watch my mild mannered boss get thrown out by the manager there one time, which was odd!) and you have the new Cowboy Cafe which is pretty decent and if you had a Liberty Tavern there you would have a decent pub selection.
              I am not a huge fan of the food at any of those places, but it isn't bad.
              (Full disclosure, I have never eaten at Liberty, just Cowboy Cafe and Thirsty Bernies plus Liberty Tavern Group's Lyon Hall and Northside Social)

      2. re: Bob W
        jmazza RE: Bob W Nov 21, 2013 01:02 PM

        Couple years - Pino was still cooking and his daughter ran the place.

      3. alkapal RE: jmazza Nov 21, 2013 01:36 PM

        what kind of dishes did you want like from the alpine? pasta? crab crepes (my fave there)? do you want to stay in arlington?

        1. alkapal RE: jmazza Feb 1, 2014 06:44 AM

          i am seeing sporadic workman activity with two or three panel trucks in the parking lot.

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