Events, Restaurants

Alexandria Restaurant Week 2018

For 10 days and two weekends, more than 60 Alexandria restaurants will offer a $35 three-course dinner for one OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week!  This year the event will run January 26 to February 4.  And if lunch is more your thing, more than 30 restaurants will also offer lunch menus at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to their dinner offerings.

There are some new restaurants joining the fun this year.  They include Hank’s Pasta Bar, Sunday in Saigon, Cedar Knoll, La Trattoria, Café 44, and Nectar Coffee & Wine Bistro.  All chefs at these local restaurants will be showing off their culinary skills during the annual event.

You can find fine dining and casual food in several neighborhoods throughout the city including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End.

To find the menu flip-book and to make reservations click here.

Here are a few of the menu highlights:

Hank’s Pasta Bar’s $35 three-course dinner for one featuring options such as Bucatini Carbonara, Fettucine & Clams and Mafalde

Vermilion’s $35 three-course dinner for one featuring menu items such as Braised Pork Cheek, Tagliatelle and Roasted Bluefish

Columbia Firehouse’s $15 per person lunch featuring items such as Shrimp Scampi, Crab Cake Sandwich and Vanilla Bean Créme Brule

So many destinations and meals to choose from!



Get Your Poetry On!

Del Ray Players and Alexandria Poet Laureate Present the Great Del Ray Poetry Reading.  Come experience live poetry tonight in Del Ray’s St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub at 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave from 7:00 – 9:00PM.  The Del Ray Players is teaming up with Alexandria Poet Laureate Wendi Kaplan for a memorable evening of food, drink and verse!  All poets are welcome to perform their original works.

The Del Ray Players are Alexandria’s new performing arts company.  Click here to follow them on Facebook to get notices on theater performances, cabaret nights, poetry slams, open mics, chamber music and more.



A Huge Gift to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria



The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) has received the largest gift in its 30-year history from Alexandria-based Henry Knox Field Lodge No. 349, a local Masonic Lodge.  Henry Knox Field Lodge stepped up to donate $600,000 to support college scholarships for Alexandria students in need.  It is anticipated that the gift will help send 40 local students to college over the next twenty years.  Each year, this gift will provide two $15,000 scholarships for two students from T.C. Williams High School.

Henry Knox Field Lodge has been sponsoring an SFA scholarship since 1992, the Henry Knox Field Scholarship.  Emily Shuey was a 2003 recipient and attended the dinner.

For more information on the SFA, please visit


Be A Snow Buddy


For healthy folks (with good backs), shoveling snow can be a great way to get a workout and some fresh air. But for others, snow can be a dangerous way to keep people indoors.  There are some disabled and elderly in our city who could use a helping hand.  So, if being outdoors and helping others sounds good to you, you may want to be a Snow Buddy.  Last year, Snow Buddy volunteers helped more than 47 Alexandria families who needed snow removal.

If you can join volunteers the Snow Buddy team, visit and search ‘Snow Buddies’.

You’ll be matched with neighbors who need your assistance when the flakes start falling.

For more information on the program, call 703-836-2176 or