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Local restaurants at the starting line for Olympic specials and events

Olympic Donut, courtesy Elizabeth’s Counter

With Alexandria being represented at the Olympic games, some local restaurants are celebrating with special events and meals.

According to a list put out by Visit Alexandria, there are some of the local specials and events planned for the Olympics.

  • The Dog Games at Barkhaus (529 E. Howell Avenue) — Saturday, Aug. 7, 5-8 p.m. The dog-friendly bar, restaurant and dog park at Potomac Yard will host “The Dog Games” — a dog competition with free dog medals, along with food and drink specials for the humans. A portion of the proceeds will support the Special Olympics.
  • Olympic Donut from Elizabeth’s Counter (804 N. Henry Street) — starting Friday, July 23. Formerly Sugar Shack, the Braddock vegan food stop will have special “Olympic Donuts” — vanilla glazed with a blend of red, white, blue, gold and silver stars.
  • Olympic Viewing Prix Fixe Menu at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap (401 E Braddock Road) — Del Ray restaurant Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap is hosting specials in the restaurant’s beer garden, which also features five TVs for viewing the games. Specials include Bronze, which is a 10″ pizza and a draft beer or glass of wine for $25, Silver, which is Bronze but with a white bean dip or spinach artichoke dip for $37, or Gold, all the above and a dessert for $47.

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