Monday, January 7, 2013
Kicking off inaugural weekend and lasting for 10 days, more than 50 eateries are offering $35 three-course dinners or $35 dinners for two.
Alexandria is celebrating the upcoming presidential inauguration with a special edition of Restaurant Week. Kicking off inaugural weekend and lasting for 10 days, Jan. 18 -27, Alexandria’s presidential hotspots and more than 50 eateries are offering $35 three-course dinners or $35 dinners for two. According to the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, Alexandria’s presidential culinary connections include: Barack Obama and the First Family - Several of the Obamas' Alexandria eateries are participating in Restaurant Week.
Del Ray Pizzeria – Featuring presidential pies enjoyed by President Barack Obama.
The Majestic – Chef Shannon Overmiller presents selections from the first family’s menu for Michelle’s mother’s birthday, …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Rustico and Pork Barrel BBQ came in second and third place, respectively.
Update: Congratulations to Del Ray Pizzeria for winning the Patch Readers' Choice poll this week! Voting by Patch readers began on Monday and Del Ray Pizzeria saw 51 votes by the time the poll closed Friday at 9 a.m. The winner will get a framed "Readers' Choice" certificate from Patch, plus bragging rights. Stay tuned for our next poll coming up Monday—"Best Hair Salon." Voting will begin at 5 a.m. — — — — We like to watch our sports in Alexandria. We like our watering holes, too. What’s the best place in Old Town and Del Ray to cheer with a beer? Share your favorite Alexandria sports bar with other Patch readers. If you think we’ve missed one, add it in the comments and we'll count your suggestion as a vote. Don't forget to vote in the …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Share your story of the president's visit to Alexandria.
President Obama surprised just about everyone Wednesday when he made an afternoon trip to Potomac Yard to do some Christmas shopping. Perhaps even more unexpected was the president’s second stop at Del Ray Pizzeria, where he picked up three pies before making his exit from Alexandria. Hundreds gathered at both spots to shake Obama’s hand, wish him happy holidays or just share in the moment. If you were lucky enough to partake in the spectacle, please share your experience. Did you get to shake the president’s hand? Did you say anything to him? Did he say anything to you? Did you keep your cool? Or were you that woman outside Best Buy waving both hands above her head screaming the president’s name? Perhaps it all went by in a blur and you …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Del Ray resident Becky Kotuby encounters the president at both stops.
Even President Obama waits until the last week to do his Christmas shopping. Obama made stops at two stores at Potomac Yard Center a little after noon on Wednesday before grabbing a takeout order from Del Ray Pizzeria on Mt. Vernon Avenue. With family dog Bo in tow, Obama picked up a few items from PetSmart at Potomac Yard, including an oversized bone. He stopped to shake hands with shoppers and posed for a group photo with PetSmart staff members. Despite some rain, Obama also chatted with people who stopped to wait for him outside both PetSmart and Best Buy. Del Ray resident Becky Kotuby encountered the president at both Potomac Yard and in Del Ray while she was out running errands with her children, Elizabeth and Thatcher. “After leaving…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Delegates Englin, Herring aim to generate support for candidates targeted by Republicans.
Delegates David Englin (D-45th) and Charniele Herring (D-46th) visited with fellow Democrats at a “Politics and Pizza” fundraising effort put on by the Virginia House Democratic Caucus Wednesday night at Del Ray Pizzeria. Englin, who is vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke of Virginia Republicans targeting seats to potentially take in the November election, including those belonging to Robin Abbot (D-93rd) and Ward Armstrong (D-10th). “The Republicans are putting millions into those seats,” Englin said. Englin said he believes redistricting will make it a tough election year in the House of Delegates. The Democrats currently hold 39 seats, while the Republicans hold 60. Englin said he would “feel good” if the Democrats came …