June 30th, 2021
Many years ago, Alexandria was home to Peoples Drug Store, offering hamburgers and soda fountain favorites to kids and grown-ups alike. Over time, Peoples expanded and its novelty seemed to fade—under new ownership, its hundreds of stores saw lunch counters and soda fountains become a thing of the past. Today, that nostalgic state has finally returned with The People’s Drug, combining fine dining and cocktail offerings with an experience that will quickly make this one of your favorite eateries in the DMV.
Beyond the simple, classic dishes featured by the original Peoples counter, The People’s Drug upgrades basic dishes and makes them something special. That typical cheeseburger you once would have enjoyed becomes the Peoples burger, with onion marmalade, house sauce, applewood bacon, arugula, and gouda cheese atop a brioche bun. A side of fries is made over with options like Cajun, parmesan, or truffle fries. The drinks, too, are now new-and-improved. Rather than a rootbeer float or vanilla coke, you’ll find local IPA and creative takes on a classic old fashioned.