The nominations are in, and the public’s choices for best restaurants in Annandale have been narrowed down to three or four choices for each category.The nominations are in, and the public’s choices for best restaurants in Annandale have been narrowed down to three or four choices for each category.
Annandale Blog readers were asked to fill out an open ended survey as the first part of a process to select the “Annie Awards,” honoring the best places to eat in the Annandale area. A new survey, based on the results of the nominating process, asks the public to vote among specific choices within six categories. Cast your votes here.
The winners will be announced Oct. 14 at the Taste of Annandale.
For the overall best restaurant category, the restaurants getting the most nominees are:
• The Block, a collection of several separate eateries at 4331 John Marr Drive;
• Duck Chang’s, a Chinese restaurant specializing in Peking duck at 4427 John Marr Drive founded in 1975;
• Foxfire Grill at 6550 Little River Turnpike in Pinecrest Plaza; and
• Silverado, part of the Great American Restaurants chain, at 7052 Columbia Pike in the Annandale Shopping Center.
Under the best Korean restaurant category, the nominees are the Honey Pig, at 7220 Columbia Pike, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary; Kogiya Korean BBQ, at 4220-A Annandale Road; Lighthouse Tofu, at 4121 Chatelain Road; and Yechon, at 4121 Hummer Road.
The Juke Box Diner, at 7039 Columbia Pike; Silverado; and the Swiss Bakery and Pastry Shop, at 5224 Port Royal Road in the Ravensworth Shopping Center got the most nominations in the best breakfast/brunch restaurant.
For the best pizza place, the people’s choices are Casa D’Mama Pizzeria at 7406 Little River Turnpike; Paisano’s Pizza at 7327 Little River Turnpike; and Valentino’s at 4813 Beauregard Street in Lincolnia, which is a bit outside Annandale but has a strong following.
The chicken places that got the most nominations are BonChon, offering Korean-style fried chicken and wings, at 7215 Columbia Pike; Chicken Pollo, specializing in Peruvian-style chicken, at 7320 Little River Turnpike; and the Annandale outlet of the Popeye’s national chain at 7043 Little River Turnpike.
For the best bar, the nominees are The Block, the Cue Club at 7014 Columbia Pike in the Annandale Shopping Center; and Silverado.
If you haven’t yet been to all the restaurants in the survey, this would be a good time to expand your dining-out routine.