Al Fresco Dining

“Al Fresco Dining” With nice weather finally here, we thought it a good time to check out some of our favorite outdoor dining venues in and around Old Town Alexandria. The phrase “al fresco” is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool air”. Warm days and cool evenings make for a unique experience when it […]

WANTED: MOM…Apply Within

WANTED: MOM…Apply Within By: Caroline Simpson Job Title: Mother. Requirements: must be willing to work overtime for no additional compensation. Necessary Skills: patience, fortitude, and super-human ability to multitask. Salary: none but must be able to provide monthly (at least) payments to clients. Travel: yes – lots. Benefits: bedtime and the one day a year […]

May Pet’s of the Month

Stanley – Boxer, Neutered male, 6 years old Stanley has the cutest little tail and a goofy grin that makes him stand out in the crowd. Although not a fan of other dogs, this country boy LOVES people! He adores pets and affection from his people. And… his favorite people give him treats of course, especially pup-accinos […]

March Comes in Like Aluminum

By Steve Chaconas March Comes in Like Aluminum   And goes out like fiberglass. After spending the last 20 years riding in luxury with two passengers at warp factor Beltway speeds in new 20 foot Skeeter bass boats powered by a 250-horse power Yamaha four stroke outboards, solo days on my wobbly aluminum West Virginia […]

St. Patricks Day Parade 2018!!!!

Alexandria’s 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 3 is the First in the DC Region  Classic Car Show and Fun Dog Show Round Out a Day of Festivities   WHAT: 37th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Classic Car Show and Fun Dog Show Visitors and residents are invited to don their green and line King Street in […]

Behind the Bar: Mumtaz Rauf

Mumtaz Rauf Hummingbird 220 South Union Street Old Town Alexandria 703-566-1355 Hummingbirdva.net           Mumtaz conjures up the Hummingbird Dark and Stormy with Thrashers Tonics & Elixers.   How did you get started in the bartending business?   High hopes of money, women and fame.   What is your biggest bartender pet […]

Virginia Chestnuts Bring Back a Holiday Classic

Virginia Chestnuts Bring Back a Holiday Classic   By Lauren Evoy Davis   Did you know that a chestnut orchard is thriving in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains? It’s true. Virginia Chestnuts is a family owned and operated orchard that has deep roots in the heart of Nelson County. Although orchards can take […]

Discover Treasure at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center

Discover Treasure at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center By Cat Holladay James and the Giant Peach – First Edition Roald Dahl classic uncovered by intern in Library of Congress Young Readers Center. What started as a typical day in the Young Readers’ Center on the desolate lower level of the Library of Congress […]

The History of Labor Day

The History of Labor Day   Labor Day: What it means. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being […]

Behind the Bar: Neil L. Burroughs

Neil L. Burroughs Redstone American Grill 155 National Plaza National Harbor 301-839-3330 RedstoneGrill.com                   Neil Serves Up the Redstone Pickled Goose – Grey Goose Vodka, dill pickle and olive juice shaken, shaken, shaken and garnished with pickle wrapped hand stuffed blue cheese olives! How did you get […]