Charlene's Shrimp Po' Boy

Satisfying Sandwiches

January, 2015


In my three years with Charlene’s Kitchen I have never seen a dish that Charlene couldn’t prepare to its utmost perfection – from Lasagnas, to her infamous Grilled Spiced shrimp, all the way to her beautifully crafted salads – I think it’s safe to say the woman is an artist. What is the most both impressive and inspiring about Charlene’s cooking is the way that she makes even the simplest dishes – like a sandwich, for instance – the most delicious I’ve ever experienced. And as a post-college 20-something year old, I know a thing or two about sandwiches. Charlene’s surely take the cake.

Our new Shrimp Po’ Boy is the perfect example of how a Charlene-tweak can take the most popular and classic sandwiches to a whole-nother level. A new staff favorite in the kitchen, our Shrimp Po’ Boy is one of a few gems that we enjoy here in the shop, and have now been made available for events! Not every event calls for a heavy-duty menu; and whether you are hosting in the office, at home, or anywhere else, there’s just nothing like a satisfying sandwich to add to an event’s success.

Our “Perfect Party Sandwich” section is now available on our Catering menu, and will continue to grow as Charlene continues to amaze us in the kitchen with both classic and brand-new sandwiches, customized to perfection.

Take a look here.

Denaya J. 

Report from Hot Dog Week

For one week during September, we had a lunch menu—including specialty hot dogs! It wasn’t as well-attended as we would have liked, but since everyone who came by enjoyed the sandwiches so much, we’ll be trying another sandwich week in October!

Here’s one happy customer enjoying her hot dog (with tomato, onion, pesto, and more):

Girl eating a hot dog

Catering by Charlene Receives 2011 Best of Alexandria Award

2011 Best of Alexandria Award

We’re honored to report that the U.S. Commerce Association has selected us as this year’s Best of Alexandria in the Specialty Food Stores category.

The Commerce Association’s “Best of Local Business” Award Program identifies local businesses that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and in their business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Thanks to all of you who have patronized Catering by Charlene and Charlene’s Kitchen and brought our cooking to your table!

As a reminder, we are no longer taking Christmas orders, but we are still taking orders for New Year’s Eve.

Have a merry merry merry merry Christmas!