EXPLORE LOCAL HISTORY AT THE ALEXANDRIA HISTORY MUSEUM AT THE LYCEUM

Since opening its doors in the 1830s, the Alexandria Lyceum has a long and storied history of providing enriching cultural opportunities to the local community. Today that tradition continues with the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum. The museum is currently open to the public, at 25% capacity, with limited hours and mask requirements (which means…

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SIP AN ICY HIBISCUS MARGARITA AT MEZCALERO

“You’ve got to try Mezcalero!” That’s what one reviewer has to say after visiting this new Mexican restaurant here in Alexandria. “I definitely recommend trying this place out.” adds another. “If you’re reading this you need to try this restaurant.” “This place rocks.” “You will not be disappointed.”   The Alexandria location of Mezcalero hasn’t been open long but it’s already got its share…

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ENJOY A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN AT RUBY’S JAMAICAN KITCHEN

Ruby immigrated from Jamaica to the U.S. more than 30 years ago, but she continues to celebrate her birthplace through her cooking. In 2010, she launched a Jamaican catering business. And just last month, she realized a new dream—even in the midst of a difficult time for small businesses—when she opened Ruby’s Jamaican Kitchen. The community…

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NOW OPEN: MOUNT PURRNON, A CAT CAFE IN ALEXANDRIA

Like many other small businesses, Mount Purrnon’s opening was delayed when life took an unexpected turn this spring. But after a few more months of construction and safety-related prep, the cat cafe has finally opened its doors to the public—complete with coffee, wine, and, of course, adoptable kitties. Felines roam the cat lounge, rubbing up against…

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CRAVING INDIAN FOOD AT THE BEACON OF GROVETON? ORDER FROM DISHES OF INDIA!

We’ve all been there: “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. Whatever.” “What about [insert food here]?” “No, not that.” This cycle can seem endless, and you’ll probably end up more irritated (and hungry) than ready to enjoy a meal. Save yourself the struggle and place an order for pickup from Dishes of India—you…

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