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Appetite: Dates to Circle in June

A tasting tour of Del Ray, a beer garden with all the fixings and – get ready – yoga with cats.

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Appetite: 4 Alexandria Restaurants to Supply Your Memorial Day Cookout

Let’s face it: It’s been a year of cooking at home.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News and Notes

Closures and openings – sometimes with one restaurant over the course of several days! – is the theme of the moment in the Alexandria food scene.

Appetite: Get Some Fresh Air: 3 Spots for Al Fresco Dining in Alexandria

Outdoor dining has been a necessity for restaurant-goers over the past year, but now that the weather is warming up (hello, surprise 85-degree April days!), it’s becoming a luxury, as well.

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Appetite: 4 Alexandria Eateries to Pack a Picnic

With the latest cold snap behind us, it’s time to turn to picnics.

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Appetite: Restaurants, Breweries Bloom with New Growth This Springtime in Alexandria

As the weather warms up and the dogwoods begin to blossom, it seems a perfect time to celebrate spring – and all the outdoor dining it entails.

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Appetite: ESP Tea and Coffee Brings New Faces and Focus to King Street in Alexandria

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.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Restaurant News and Notes

This week marks a year since Alexandria’s Covid-19 lockdown rules went into effect, sparking a year of pivoting, changing and adapting.

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Appetite: Plant-Based Cottage Bakery Coming to Del Ray

Ah, the smell of pastries – there’s really nothing like it.

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Appetite: 4 Black-Owned Alexandria Eateries to Add to Your Feast

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.

Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News and Notes

New eateries, renovated restaurants, decade-old breweries and wine with felines: It’s just another month in Alexandria’s food and drink scene.

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Appetite: Three Alexandria Restaurants You’ll Love This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air – and what better way to show your adoration than with a special restaurant menu for Valentine’s Day?

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Appetite: St. Elmo’s Comes to Old Town Alexandria (with Cocktails)

Just in time for a January cold snap, Old Town North has gotten a little bit warmer.

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Appetite: Get Ready for Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week – To Go

After last summer’s Alexandria Restaurant Week, you know the drill by now: Instead of simply offering dine-in deals, restaurants are offering up takeout or curbside options as well.

Appetite: Stomping Ground Owner to Launch New Eatery with Mae’s Market and Café in Alexandria

Sometimes, the time is right even when it doesn’t seem like the time is right at all.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News and Notes

Permanent restaurant closures, temporary shutdowns for renovations AND a winter showcase of local restaurants (and their takeout fare): It’s been a busy week since the new year began.

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Appetite: Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers to Support Alexandria Restaurants

Let’s face it: Sometimes, you find yourself at Christmas Eve Eve and still have yet to procure a gift or two for some loved ones on your list.

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Appetite: 4 Alexandria Restaurants Ready With Your Christmas Meal

Some years, the thrill in the kitchen is gone.

Appetite: Support Restaurants By Ordering Delivery in Alexandria

To give restaurants an extra boost while still staying home, order from establishments that offer their own delivery service.

When it comes to restaurant food delivery, there are two schools of thought: Spend all your dining-out money at the restaurant itself, or spread the wealth by ordering through a delivery service like GrubHub or UberEats.