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Virginia lawmakers likely to ease happy hour ad regulations

Virginia lawmakers likely to ease happy hour ad regulations

Local restaurants and bars got a step closer to showcasing their happy hour menus online after the House of Delegates voted to ease restrictions on advertising drink specials. Del. David Englin (D-45) is one of several [...]

Another New Year already?

Another New Year already?

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Lower School celebrates the Chinese New Year on Friday with an interactive presentation from Wong People of Washington, D.C. Students learned the cultural meanings of the Chinese New Year and were encouraged to wear red, [...]

The Broadway stars are out in ‘Josephine Tonight’ at MetroStage

The Broadway stars are out in ‘Josephine Tonight’ at MetroStage

“Josephine Tonight” hurtles down the track at lightning speed with a fast-paced, musical bonanza about legendary entertainer Josephine Baker’s early life and meteoric career, from her days as a street performer and on to Harlem’s Cotton [...]

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

What’s the difference between poker and politics? Some would argue nothing — they’re both games, contests of will and skill that crown a winner and bury a loser. Some would argue everything in life is deducible [...]

Hometown actor Dermot Mulroney: Playing the sensitive roughneck

Hometown actor Dermot Mulroney: Playing the sensitive roughneck

Hometown Hollywood actor Dermot Mulroney’s character in “The Grey” spends most of the film being hunted by vicious, territorial wolves alongside Liam Neeson in the Alaskan arctic. He may have encountered some ornery neighborhood dogs as [...]

Restaurant week in full swing

Restaurant week in full swing

The winter version of Alexandria’s restaurant week begins today and runs through January 22 so foodies and plain old eaters get 10 nights to chow. Sixty restaurants throughout the city are participating in the dining merriment [...]

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Chef Cathal Armstrong expands his culinary kingdom with Society Fair

Local chef and restaurateur Cathal Armstrong hopes foodies far and wide will eat up his new wine bar and market, a marriage of American fare and European style, at 277 S. Washington Street. When patrons begin [...]

Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

Laser show in, fireworks out at city’s New Year’s celebration

All eyes will be on the George Washington Masonic Memorial Saturday night as 6,000 balls drop on revelers heralding the arrival of 2012 in Alexandria. At the exact moment the ball drops in New York City’s [...]

Passion and pathos unbridled

Passion and pathos unbridled

When artistic director Paata Tsikurishvili asked in his intro, “How many of you have been to a Synetic production before?” he was surprised half of the audience raised their hands, as were the rest of us [...]

Alexandria City Hall paves a road for food trucks

Alexandria City Hall paves a road for food trucks

Members of the city council want planning and zoning staff to cook up a plan for food trucks to legally serve their culinary creations in Alexandria. The food truck craze, which has taken nearby Arlington and [...]