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Appetite: 4 Alexandria Restaurant Options for a Socially Distant Thanksgiving

It’s been an oft-repeated refrain this autumn: Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year.

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Appetite: Wooboi Chicken Sizzles Into Old Town Alexandria

The first thing you need to know about Wooboi Chicken: The restaurant takes its spices seriously.

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Appetite: Hangry Panda, Food Trucks Navigate New Avenues

It’s no secret that times are tough across the restaurant industry nationwide.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Restaurant Notes From Around Town in Alexandria

Though the Covid-19 pandemic marches on, there are signs of life across the city’s restaurants as new enterprises launch and old favorites re-emerge.

Appetite: Alexandria: Hank & Mitzi’s Chef Edwards Wins Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

Through multiple courses, battling multiple competitors, Hank & Mitzi’s own Chef Chris Edwards came out on top of the Food Network’s “Chopped” competition last week, facing off against competitors from across the country – and Edwards’ own back yard in Alexandria.

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9 Spots for Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

Over the past six months, restaurants across Alexandria have had to get creative in the face of unprecedented challenges.

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Appetite: 3 Spots for a Warm Meal on an Autumn Day in Alexandria

When the mercury drops on the thermometer, it’s time to seek out a bit of warmth with your meals.

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Appetite: Calling All Cats: Mount Purrnon Offers Cuddles, Rescue on the Menu in Alexandria

Cat lovers of the region, rejoice: Alexandria’s first cat café is on the loose.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News Notes

The shift from summer hasn’t stopped progress: A Del Ray gelato shop nears its dawn, a Chinese restaurant in North Old Town makes a foray outside and a hotel restaurant gets a makeover in name and menu.

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Appetite: Off the Menu: Alexandria Restaurant News Notes

From more time to pick up great restaurant deals to lifting a glass at a new outdoor watering hole to carb-loading with thick and chewy bagels, the city is bursting with flavors. Here’s a rundown of the latest news.

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