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Jody Manor

Making sure his Old Town neighbors get what they want is the key to Jody Manor’s success. A native Alexandrian, Jody Manor has loved food all his life. He loves cooking it, eating it, and feeding it to the public. He got his start in the restaurant business at the ripe old age of 14 and has been serving local customers ever since. As the long time owner of Bittersweet Café and Catering, Jody is a fixture in Old Town, recognized by residents, visitors and businesses as a strong promoter for all things Alexandria. Like a lot of locals, Jody wondered why Old Town’s beautiful waterfront didn’t offer outdoor dining. And so, he worked with community leaders, architects, City staff & inspired chefs to bring you The Waterfront Market and Cafe.

“We are so excited about our new project The Waterfront Market - transforming the Alexandria waterfront!” - Jody