The Alley Cat is an interesting establishment to visit, no matter what the time of day is. During the daytime when things are slow, you can see how this would be one of the local party establishments amongst Northern Virignia locals. At night, well, I can't really speak of at night, but word around town is that this is one of the most happenin' holes in the walls.
Not really near Old Town, but safely tucked away across from Landmark Mall, they claim to have not only one of the largest kitchens in Alexandria, but also one of the largest dedicated parking lots. Bold claims, but the place is really big, so I won't doubt them on that. The one thing that I would put them up to the challenge for is their crab cakes. "Soon to be world famous!" their menu says. Are they ready for the world stage? Follow along and find out!