Posts Tagged ‘Alexandria’

20 new and almost opened restaurants, breweries and coffee shops in Northern Virginia

Posted by Editorial / Friday, May 22nd, 2015

New and Almost Open restaurants in Northern Virginia

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Need a new spot to nosh? Here is a list of new restaurants now open or opening soon.

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Hungry for Linkage: Free anniversary drinks tonight at Mazagan Restaurant

Posted by Stefanie Gans, Dining Editor / Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Sushi 2Go is now open in Ballston. [ARLnow]

Complimentary cocktail tasting to celebrate Mazagan Restaurant‘s anniversary tonight from 5-7 p.m. [info]

Reston’s Emilia Cirker, a culinary instructor, will compete in June’s new season of Food Network Star. [Restonnow]

Artfully Chocolate is closing in Alexandria. [Eater]

Sign up for the Farm. Fresh. Pledge!—spend at least $10 a week and track purchases through a punch card—and be entered to win prizes. Participating farmers markets include City of Manassas Farmers Market and Fairfax County Park Authority Farmers Markets at multiple sites. [VDACS]


Maryland man suspected in quadruple murder; Alexandria chooses location for Potomac Yard Metro

Maryland man suspected in quadruple homicide and arson in NW Washington
(The Washington Post)

Alexandria chooses location for Potomac Yard Metro
(The Washington Post)

Fairfax court publishes name of victim in Jesse Matthew rape case

Morrissey confirms he’s former employee’s child

New I-66 plan rolls over residents with eminent domain

Turn down the heat this Memorial Day with these 11 cool commemorations

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Memorial Day Events in Northern Virginia

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By Emily Cook

Spend your long weekend feasting on crawfish, unwinding to the sound of smooth jazz and honoring our armed forces at distinguished monuments. You won’t even have to cross the 14th Street bridge.

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Back to school: 5 fun summer classes for grown-ups

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Cookology in Sterling

Learn how to make risotto and mushrooms and other gourmet dishes at a five-week culinary boot camp at Cookology in Sterling. Photo courtesy of Kondor83/

By Robyn Smith

It’s hot outside. Too hot. The cool breeze of the air conditioning makes spending all of your free time curled up in bed seem that much cozier. Laying under the covers, you constantly drift in and out of consciousness, surrounding yourself with bad TV and empty food wrappers whose contents you don’t remember eating.

Well, if the most complex skill you’ve used is the ability to nap, it’s time to get out of bed. Don’t let your mind go to waste this summer—take these classes and you could learn something totally new. Better yet, you could show off your newfound talent to your friends.

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Derailed Amtrak train traveling 106 mph; All Metro lines affected this weekend by work

By Sophia Rutti

Derailed Amtrak train traveling twice the legal limit
(Washington Post)

Attorney: Amtrak engineer has ‘no recollection’ of fatal crash

Metro travel affected throughout weekend on all lines
(NBC Washington)

5-year-old boy starts food drive for needy in Alexandria

America’s Greatest Fantasy League

America's Greatest Fantasy League, Carten Cordell

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Carlton Davis looks back at 2011 with the wistful glance of an opportunity just slipped out of reach.

He’s not particularly doleful about it—professionals usually aren’t—but at the peak of his prowess as back-to-back champion of one of the most competitive leagues ever formed in his sport, a third crowning had just escaped his grasp.

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Alexandria police search for missing woman; Fairfax County schools weigh gender identity policy

By Sophia Rutti

Former Virginia attorneys general weigh in on McDonnell case

Student group at University of Mary Washington filing a sex discrimination claim against the school

Alexandria police search for missing 24-year-old woman
(NBC Washington)

Fairfax County schools to vote on adding non-discrimination of gender identity into policy
(Washington Post)


Second driver crashes at Leesburg courthouse; Matthew charged with capital murder in UVA case

By Matthew Tracy

End to Fairfax “zero-tolerance policy” results in fewer expulsions

Second driver crashes at Leesburg courthouse
(Loudoun Times)

Man accused in UVA student death charged with capital murder
(NBC Washington)

Alexandria mayoral candidates spar over Potomac Yard station

Hungry For Linkage: Fuego Cocina will host a Tequila Throwdown Tuesday for Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Editorial / Monday, May 4th, 2015

Fuego Cocina

Photo courtesy of Fuego Cocina.

By Nicole Bayne

On Cinco de Mayo from 3:30-5 p.m., Fuego Cocina will host a Tequila Throwdown between Casamigos, Tres Agaves, Patron and Milagro tequilas where guests taste each to determine the winner. [facebook]

Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., River Bend Bistro & Wine Bar in Alexandria will host the five-course Crivelli Wine Dinner for $80 per person. [details]

These 10 tips will help you stay healthy while traveling. It usually comes down to what you’re eating. [National Geographic]

A guide to the Mexican pantry, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. [Saveur]

Six Cinco de Mayo cocktails to try tomorrow. [Food & Wine]

100 Montaditos in Rosslyn closed it’s doors on Friday. [ARLnow]

Molly’s Irish Pub owner Laurie Enright is leaving the restaurant to longtime employee-turned-partner Casey Ward. []

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