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Off the Menu: Restaurant News and Notes
Hanks Oyster Bar
Pizza, beer and custard.
This week marks a year since Alexandria’s Covid-19 lockdown rules went into effect, sparking a year of pivoting, changing and adapting.
Openings, closures and coming-soons – it’s a busy time in the Alexandria restaurant scene.
Closures and openings – sometimes with one restaurant over the course of several days! – is the theme of the moment in the Alexandria food scene.
Let’s face it: It’s been a year of cooking at home.
A Friday-night picnic under the stars may look a little different in this age of social-distancing, but the weather waits for no pandemic, and the nights have turned warm and balmy.
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.
If there’s one feature that was prized above almost all others in the restaurant world this past year, it’s outdoor seating.