Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This coming Weekend: Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

 August 17-26, 2018, Event Includes New Weekend Brunch Offering

For 10 days and two weekends, more than 50 Alexandria restaurants offer a $35 three-course dinner OR a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week, August 17-26, 2018. More than 25 restaurants will also offer lunch deals at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials. New this year, brunch lovers won’t want to miss $15 or $22 per person brunch specials at 15 restaurants.

New to Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week are Mia’s Italian Kitchen and Café 44. Returning participants include Hank’s Pasta Bar, Evening Star Café, BRABO, Vermilion, Hummingbird, Del Ray Café and Virtue Feed & Grain. Restaurants with lunch offerings include The Majestic, Vola’s Dockside Grill, Bastille Brasserie & Bar, Blackwall Hitch and Society Fair. Restaurants with brunch specials include Chadwicks, Cheesetique, Cedar Knoll, The Wharf and Vermilion.

Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week showcases the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. At a range of locales, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites, guests will savor the flavors of Alexandria's distinctive collection of eateries.

Later in July, guests will find a flip-book of menus on

WHAT: Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

WHEN: 10 days, August 17-26, 2018

WHERE: Neighborhoods throughout Alexandria, Virginia, including Old Town, Del Ray and the West End

HOW: $35 three-course dinner OR $35 dinner for two; select locations offering lunch from $15 or $22 per person lunch and brunch specials

INFO:; 703-838-5005

This semiannual event spans two weekends, making it an extraordinary time to transform Restaurant Week into a delicious Restaurant Weekend with special rates at luxurious hotels just steps from eateries. To find hotel information, go to

About Alexandria Restaurant Week
Alexandria Restaurant Week was launched in 2009 by Visit Alexandria and has since been a favorite amongst patrons and restaurateurs, occurring biannually in the winter and summer. In addition to serving as an economic driver for Alexandria restaurants, Alexandria Restaurant Week bolsters the city’s reputation as a culinary destination.

Friday, August 10, 2018

City of Alexandria Warns of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids

City of Alexandria Warns of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids in Light of Recent Spike in Overdoses

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2018
The City of Alexandria has responded to seven opioid overdoses in the last seven days, including one fatality. While recreational use of opioids is always dangerous and illegal, City officials are urging residents to be aware of the medical safety of the drugs, including heroin, that could be extremely concentrated or mixed with something unusual that is resulting in life-threatening situations.
Naloxone (Narcan) can save the life of someone who is overdosing, if given in time. It is available without a prescription at all pharmacies. You can also obtain it for free at the Alexandria Health Department's main office (4480 King St.), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays.  Appointments are not necessary, but may be made by calling 703.746.4888. Anyone who assists a person in need is protected by the Good Samaritan Law from liability while rendering aid.
If you or someone you care about needs help with addiction, call 703.746.3636 (Virginia Relay 711), 24 hours a day. For help to stop using heroin or other opioids, call the Opioid Treatment Program intake line at 703.746.3610.
If you have information regarding past overdoses, call the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6277.
For life-threatening situations, call 9-1-1 immediately.
For more information on the opioid crisis and how the City is responding, including a printable flyer on overdose symptoms and how to get help, visit
City of Alexandria Warns of Danger Posed by Concentrated Opioids

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

TC Parking Info on Permits for Upcoming School Year

2018-19 Student Parking at King Street

For the 2018-2019 school year, parking on the Chinquapin Loop Road will require a City of Alexandria (not T.C.) permit during school days and hours. Permits will be available to qualified seniors based on a lottery system, with 175 permits available. A Chinquapin Loop Road parking permit will be required for parking on the Loop Road from September 2018 through June 2019, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The parking permit fee is $120, and the permit is valid for the 2018-2019 school year. Vehicles without a permit during these times will be ticketed and/or towed, with enforcement beginning Monday, September 24.

Applications for the lottery are available on the Park and Recreation websiteand in person at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St.

Applications will be accepted until noon on September 7.
The lottery will take place on September 10.
Permit enforcement will begin on September 24.

There will be no student parking in the T.C. Garage.TC