Posts Tagged ‘alexandria’

Alexandria Loosens Rules for Food Trucks

Alexandria has long had some of the most limiting restrictions on food trucks in the region. In fact, mobile vendors are currently banned, except for construction sites and permitted special events. That's all about to change: the Alexandria City Council voted over the weekend to allow food trucks to vend at parks, schools, churches, farmers' markets, and other […]

Food Truck Association Fights to Lift Ban in Alexandria

Now that the fight over D.C.'s food truck regulations is over, the DMV Food Truck Association has its eye on reform of Alexandria's mobile vending scene, which is currently nonexistent. Food trucks are banned in Alexandria, except for construction sites and permitted special events. Today, the food truck association launches its "Alexandria Hearts Food Trucks […]

Expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar in Alexandria Opens Tonight

Hank's Oyster Bar in Alexandria now has twice as much room to slurp oysters. The restaurant reopens tonight with an a new 24-seat bar and raw bar plus an additional 20 dining seats after expanding into the space next door. The entire space has been closed the last two and half weeks during the final […]

Pizzeria Paradiso Debuts Gluten-Free Pies on Feb. 15

This week's Young & Hungry column explores D.C.'s burgeoning gluten-free pizza scene and how even many of the city's upper-crust (ahem!) pizzerias are now offering non-traditional wheatless pies. Perhaps the latest joiner is the venerable Pizzeria Paradiso, which has been experimenting for months with a new homemade crust made from brown rice, sorghum, and buckwheat […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Rick Perry’s Pork Chops Edition

The chivito at Fast Gourmet and 39 other things you must eat or else lose all your D.C. cred [WaPo] Drew Trautmann's District Kitchen opens next week. Here's a sneak peek inside. [Washingtonian] The latest H Street grub hubbub: The Big Board will soon start serving lunch; Red Palace will soon start serving burgers. [Eater […]

In The ‘Burbs: Pork Barrel BBQ Finally Opens Tonight in Del Ray

Two years of stoked anticipation and delayed construction is finally over. At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Pork Barrel BBQ—the long-awaited eatery from 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle champs Heath Hall and Brett Thompson—officially opens for business in Del Ray. WaPo special smoked meats correspondent Jim Shahin has the scoop. Eater DC has the menu. […]

Inside Port City: Alexandria Brewery Debuts New Holiday Ale, Shows Off Its ‘Hop Cannon’

"Everyone else goes dark, we went light," Bill Butcher, owner of Port City Brewing, explained of his new seasonal brew, Tidings Ale, during a tour of the brewery in Alexandria on Tuesday. Instead of concocting a Christmas ale buried in cloves and ginger and cinnamon, head brewer Jonathan Reeves sourced area ingredients for a Belgian style blond ale. […]

In The ‘Burbs: Bryan Voltaggio Has A Lot Going On; Plus, BBQ Intrigue In Crystal City

A semi-regular roundup of tantalizing developments outside the District Frederick, Md.—Volt's Bryan Voltaggio not only has his sprawling $2 million North Market Kitchen concept in the works. The former Top Chef contestant tells WaPo critic Tom Sietsema that he's also opening a 30-seat soup-and-sandwich joint called Lunchbox, as well as a yet-unnamed diner coming this […]

How Sonya Thomas Avoids Puking During Eating Contests

“Eating competitions are about 70 percent mental, and 30 percent physical. Physical meaning stomach capacity. Sometimes when you're eating a lot of food you think 'oh, I'm getting full' or 'I'm getting sick,' but you have to get over that. You push yourself and control it. Sometimes when I swallow one food I feel like […]

Perusing Holiday Menus, Part III: Want Some Wreckfish?

Here's another installment of what some local restaurants have planned for their holiday menus for Christmas and New Years. Westend Bistro will be serving its full menu both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, but has a three-course special menu planned, featuring starters including black walnut and cauliflower veloute with smoked trout roe on toasted […]

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