Today will mark the one year anniversary of the opening of Del Ray Pizzeria (DRP) Belle Haven. DRP is a must stop on any beer and pizza lovers list. Alexandrians may remember that DRP’s location next to the Belle Haven golf course used to be Pat’s Market. Pat’s was a neighborhood convenience store. Pat maintained that they had the coldest beer in town and DRP is following through with that tradition.
DRP has kept the simple charm of a neighborhood spot. Over the past year, DRP has created quite a following of regular diners, wine, beer, and cocktail drinkers. DRP is a short distance outside of Old Town Alexandria just off the GW Parkway at 1401 Belle Haven Road.
Tonight and every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday at DRP. The Taco party kicks off at 4:00 and lasts until 10:00 p.m. A new slate of tasty original filling tacos are rolled out every Tuesday combined with a partial tap takeover of some serious quality beers. This Tuesdays featured brewery is Ballast Point. Ballast Point, out of California, is a top ten favorite brewery of nearly every beer connoisseur. The featured ballast point beers pouring from the DRP taps are:
Wahoo White – Belgian White, 4.5% abv, pint
Ginger Big Eye IPA – American IPA, 7% abv, pint
Pineapple Sculpin IPA – American IPA, 7% abv, pint
Watermelon Dorado – Double IPA, 10% abv, snifter
Try one or sample a flight.
The featured tacos, for this fourth Tuesday of February, are :
Ginger Yuzu Fried Chicken – ginger yuzu glazed fried chicken w/ scallion cabbage slaw
Grilled Pork Al Pastor – grilled pork shoulder w/ grilled pineapple, sautéed onion and pepper and avocado puree
Sweet Potato – crispy sweet potato w/ avocado puree, watermelon and radish salsa.
Try them all in a taco flight.
What better day then today to give DRP a try? Once you give it a shot you will be back again. The pizza is great. Their spin on tacos are super. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgable and friendly. Plus, they have an amazing selection of brews especially on Taco Tuesdays. Come out to DRP, grab a taco, a ballast point and celebrate their one year anniversary.