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Notes: Carlyle BBQ spot donating proceeds to homeless shelter today

Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!

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Smoked Angus beef topped with mozzarella cheese, rosemary carbine mushrooms, garlic and avocado slices at Sweet Fire Donna’s (image via Sweet Fire Donna’s/Facebook)

Dining at Carlyle-area restaurant Sweet Fire Donna’s today can help benefit Carpenter’s Shelter, a refuge for Alexandrians experiencing homelessness.

From noon to 10 p.m. today (Wednesday), anyone dining at Sweet Fire Donna’s (510 John Carlyle Street) can mention Carpenter’s Shelter and 10% of the proceeds will go to the shelter.

A larger Carpenter’s Cook-Off event is scheduled for Oct. 29, at The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue). There, around 20 local restaurants will come together for a tasting event benefitting the shelter.

Image via Sweet Fire Donna’s/Facebook

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