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Off the Menu: Restaurant News and Notes
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If there’s one feature that was prized above almost all others in the restaurant world this past year, it’s outdoor seating.
Pizza, beer and custard.
Openings, closures and coming-soons – it’s a busy time in the Alexandria restaurant scene.
Let’s face it: It’s been a year of cooking at home.
Summertime is about to get a lot sweeter.
Closures and openings – sometimes with one restaurant over the course of several days! – is the theme of the moment in the Alexandria food scene.
About two months ago, King Street saw the rebirth of a familiar coffee shop with a renewed name, all set to rise from the ashes.
This week marks a year since Alexandria’s Covid-19 lockdown rules went into effect, sparking a year of pivoting, changing and adapting.
Let’s get one thing out of the way up front: There are many, many more Black-owned restaurants, cafes and eateries in and around Alexandria than this humble column can contain.
New eateries, renovated restaurants, decade-old breweries and wine with felines: It’s just another month in Alexandria’s food and drink scene.
Just in time for a January cold snap, Old Town North has gotten a little bit warmer.
Over the past six months, restaurants across Alexandria have had to get creative in the face of unprecedented challenges.
The shift from summer hasn’t stopped progress: A Del Ray gelato shop nears its dawn, a Chinese restaurant in North Old Town makes a foray outside and a hotel restaurant gets a makeover in name and menu.
Bagel lovers, rejoice. Soon, a new bagel shop will be opening its doors in Old Town Alexandria, providing a bit more chew to the morning meal.
In the dog days of a pandemic summer, a new beacon of cold treats has begun to shine in Del Ray, its light getting brighter day by day prior to its opening in just a few weeks.
From more ways to get bagels to new restaurants opening their doors to welcoming back an old favorite, there are certainly signs of life amongst the city’s eateries again.