Cheap Eats 2018: Old House Cosmopolitan

Photo by Scott Suchman

About Old House Cosmopolitan

1024 Cameron St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Craving schnitzel? Head to this Bosnian/German dining room for expertly fried renditions of this Eastern European favorite—we like the veal versions with a fried egg on top or stuffed with spicy peppers and feta. The sleeper hit is the spaetzle, a marvelous vehicle for veal-and-mushroom stew or sautéed onions and melty cheese. Also good: Bosnia burger; ćevapčići (sausages); crepes with rose-hip jam and whipped cream.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.