ICYMI: The People’s Drug, a cocktail bar, will open in Alexandria

Food news, plus how to hack Restaurant Week (starting Monday).

Trummer’s on Main / Photography by Jonathan Timmes

The Big Game’s early ad release begins: Matt Damon shills for Stella Artois and a clean drinking water charity. [AdAge]

Follow the journey of first-time restaurateurs as they open an Indian restaurant in Sterling. [Washington Business Journal]

Linda’s Cafe, a diner in Arlington, is getting some attention for its saucy Twitter account. [ARLnow]

Sustainability desk: McDonald’s will use only recycled materials for packaging by 2025 and the U.K. introduces the “latte levy.” [Here and NowHere and Now]

The People’s Drug, featuring craft sandwiches and cocktails, will open in the Bittersweet Catering space in Old Town Alexandria. [Alexandria Living]

Is cheese tea the new bubble tea? [Extra Crispy]

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week starts next week. Here’s how to hack it. [Northern Virginia Magazine]