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Appetite: Not Ready for Indoor Dining? Eat Al Fresco Here in Alexandria

Here on the precipice of Virginia’s Phase 3 of reopening, most of Alexandria’s restaurants are back to business as usual – within the scope of a major pandemic, that is.

Appetite: On the Menu: Goings-On in Alexandria Restaurants

From permanent restaurant closures to a focus on private parties to wholesalers becoming direct-to-consumer distributors, the pandemic has brought with it quite a few changes to the area’s food-and-drink landscape.

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Appetite: How Are Restaurants Handling Phase 2 in Alexandria?

As Phase 2 of the state’s Forward Virginia plan nears the end of its first week in Alexandria, restaurants are settling into the new rules in different ways.

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Appetite: 4 Ingredients for a Stellar Pandemic Picnic

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.

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Appetite: Food Trucks Lift Spirits, Bring Community to Cameron Station

It’s a tale as old as time: Communities finding common ground with food, sharing meals together, looking forward to events that center on a family meal, a special occasion.

Get Ready to Rock the Block for a Good Cause in Alexandria

One night. A dozen restaurants. And unlimited food and drink.

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