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Save Room for the Rose Ice Cream at Kismet Modern Indian

Pan-grilled sweet potatoes drizzled with tamarind sauce. Plump tandoor-cooked shrimp embellished with mango salsa. Tender lamb kabobs infused with a special blend of spices. These are a few of the contemporary appetizers that await you at the newly opened Kismet Modern Indian, a fresh endeavor from a chef already well-known for his Indian eatery in…

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Eat Healthier in 2022 With Help From Natural Cafe

Smoked turkey, creamy mozzarella, and tender artichokes smothered with roasted red pepper and basil pesto. This is what you’ll find when you bite into a sourdough-swaddled Isabella sandwich at Natural Cafe. The fast-casual spot is known for its fresh, healthy sandwiches, salads, and smoothies, as well as well-curated selection of gourmet groceries. Stop in to…

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How to Refresh and Reorganize Your Apartment for 2022

The new year offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a newly calibrated outlook and freshly minted goals. And while many people use the changing year as a chance to improve upon their physical self, why stop there? Now is the perfect time to reevaluate your living space, as well,…

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The Porter Del Ray: Waterskiing Santa Returns to Alexandria

Decorating the tree. Singing holiday songs. Enjoying festive light displays. Your family and friends probably already have some holiday traditions you’d never dream of missing. But do any of them involve watersports? If not, it’s time to add Waterskiing Santa to your annual holiday rotation of events. The quirky holiday attraction all began as a…

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Unconventional Holiday Decor You Can DIY Today

The holiday season is here! If you’re someone who started decorating in October, you might not really need to put any finishing touches on your decor. But if you’re just getting going now, these DIY ideas will elevate your holiday decorations in a fun and modern way. DIY Snow Globes [The Sweetest Occasion] Did you…

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Mae’s Market and Cafe: Treat Yourself to a Night Off From Cooking

Looking for a cute new spot to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner or even just coffee? Look no further than Mae’s Market and Cafe, a new addition to Alexandria's dining scene. You’ll feel right at home as you make your way through the brick entryway and enter the brightly lit space. Grab a quick bite to eat…

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Start Thanksgiving on a Selfless Note During the Alexandria Turkey Trot

Come out and support the 45th annual Turkey Trot in Alexandria this Thanksgiving and give back to the community. All proceeds and funds raised for the race are donated to the ALIVE! Organization, which divides charitable donations among many different causes that need support. With a long history dating back to 1975, The Alexandria Turkey Trot has…

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Tip Back a Craft Brew at Aslin Beer in Alexandria

You’ll never have to wonder what’s going on behind the scenes at Aslin Beer. When the local brewing company opened a new, larger outpost in Alexandria,, they made sure to save plenty of room for their production equipment—and a viewing window that allows guests of the taproom to see the brewmasters at work. The spacious…

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