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Appetite: 3 Spots for a Warm Meal on an Autumn Day in Alexandria

When the mercury drops on the thermometer, it’s time to seek out a bit of warmth with your meals.

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Appetite: Calling All Cats: Mount Purrnon Offers Cuddles, Rescue on the Menu in Alexandria

Cat lovers of the region, rejoice: Alexandria’s first cat café is on the loose.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News Notes

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.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News Notes

From more time to pick up great restaurant deals to lifting a glass at a new outdoor watering hole to carb-loading with thick and chewy bagels, the city is bursting with flavors. Here’s a rundown of the latest news.

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Appetite: This Alexandria Restaurant Week Gives New Meaning to “In-House”

While indoor dining has been curtailed in many restaurants due to social distancing requirements, this summer’s festival of local food is moving to another exclusive locale: Your home.

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Appetite: The Chewish Deli Almost Ready to Open in Alexandria

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.

Appetite: Thai Signature Wants to Leave Its Mark on King Street in Alexandria

Nestled in the heart of King Street, there’s a new Thai flavor coming to town.

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Appetite: Del Ray Boccato to Keep Mount Vernon Avenue Cool in Alexandria

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.

Appetite: Say Hello to Hank & Mitzi’s This Month in Alexandria

Soon, the aroma of rich Italian food will once more waft from the corner of Montgomery Street and St. Asaph Street.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News Notes

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.

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