Appetite: On the Menu: A Trio of Restaurant Openings

Appetite: On the Menu: A Trio of Restaurant Openings

Alexandria’s restaurant scene is teeming with grand openings and re-openings as summer turns to fall. Factor those in with the upcoming launches of several more eateries and cafes, foodies will have their choice of cuisines all across the city.

Pendleton Carryout Opens in Old Town

Have a hankering for something new? Pendleton Carryout Company, the newest addition to the neighborhood, opened its doors last week with two different cuisines on offer. The standing-room-only shop, which touts itself as an “incubator” for different food concepts and dining enterprises, currently plays host to Sliced, a pizza shop serving pies in full or by the slice, and Laoban Dumplings, offering a host of Asian dumpling varieties. Too busy to swing by for a carryout order? You can select Delivery when ordering online to have the food brought straight to your door. 807 Pendleton St. Open daily noon-9 p.m.

Glory Days Grill Sets Up Shop on Duke Street

Just in time for football season, the venerable sports bar and eatery Glory Days Grill opened its doors last month in the Alexandria Commons Shopping Center on Duke Street. (Fun fact: Former Mayor Bill Euille was the restaurant’s first customer during Glory Days’ soft opening.) From wings to burgers to pizzas and beer, Glory Days has all the fan favorites for game day – and all the days you wish were game day. 3141 Duke St. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

La Tasca Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

On the heels of a months-long renovation, the popular tapas bar on King Street marked 10 years since its violation of the “sangria ban” kicked off a campaign, promoted by state Sen. Adam Ebbin, to repeal the law forbidding mixing spirits with wine. On Sept. 12, the restaurant hosted a ribbon-cutting to kick off a new era in La Tasca’s history with several new menu items and a new look. 607 King St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

What’s next?

Alexandria will have several more openings to look forward to in the coming months. Urbano 116, a Mexican restaurant slated for 116 King Street, is on the docket for a late-2018 opening, and Misha’s Coffee is continuing to clear city hurdles to open a second location at 6 Prince Street, the former location of Olde Towne Gemstones.

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