Alexandria, VA

Morning Notes

APD Officer Saves Man’s Life — “Last month, Alexandria Police Department Lieutenant Mike Kochis responded to a call in the Carlyle area and found an unconscious middle-aged man lying on the sidewalk… The man’s symptoms lined up with an opioid overdose, so Kochis turned the man on his side and sprayed a dose of Narcan into his nose.” [City of Alexandria]

Local Bride Meets Girl Whose Life She Saved — “Sarah Aiken from Alexandria was practicing walking down the pretend aisle in the back of the restaurant in Annapolis before her wedding rehearsal dinner. ‘I looked to the left and saw this family, her blond hair and I knew exactly who they were.’ Fourteen-year-old Kinley Strohl had flown in with her family from Ohio to attend the wedding of the woman who had given her a bone marrow donation seven years ago and saved her life.” [Gazette Packet]

Alexandria Officers Unite Cultures at T.C. — “They’re more than just cops. Find out how @AlexandriaVAPD Officers Gary Argueta & Johnny Larios turned a fractious group of @IntlAcademyTCW students into an unstoppable soccer team called Athletico.” [Alexandria City Public Schools, Twitter]

Free Food for Returning Nats Stars — “The owners of Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Ray liked the feeling of winning the World Series so much that they recently announced a special offer. Pork Barrel is offering free food to Washington Nationals stars Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, and Ryan Zimmerman if they choose to sign new contracts in the nation’s capital.” [Zebra]

Construction Ongoing at Trampoline Park — “Construction is progressing on Get Air Trampoline Park, an indoor recreation and amusement park in the West End of Alexandria at 340 S. Pickett St. Management at Get Air confirmed they do not have an opening date set and they are awaiting approval of permits.” [Alexandria Living]

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In case you haven’t heard, the Washington Nationals are playing the Houston Astros in the World Series tonight at 8 p.m.

You could watch the game at home, but several restaurants and sports bars across Alexandria are offering a variety of specials as they stream the game.

This list is not comprehensive and is comprised mainly of bars that either posted specials on their social media or picked up the phone at 11 a.m.

Pork Barrel BBQ at 2312 Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray has made a game out of its drink specials. Events that occur during the game will correspond to a matching special. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page:

  • Nats hit a triple: $1 PBR cans for 10 minutes
  • Nats player gets ejected: $2 Jäger shots for 10 minutes
  • Trea Turner steals a base: $1 Jack Daniel’s shots for 10 minutes
  • Nats relief pitcher uses bullpen cart: $1 tequila shots for 10 minutes
  • Juan Soto is hit by a pitch: $2 Jameson shots for 10 minutes
  • Baby Shark hits a homerun: a round of beer for the bar.

Elsewhere in Del Ray/Arlandria:

  • Charlie’s On the Avenue (1501 Mount Vernon Avenue): $3 lagers during the first inning. Prosecco on draft is $5. Budweiser buckets are four for $16 and six for $20. Pitchers of lager are $16 or a pitcher of an IPA for $20. Chili cheese dogs, nachos, corn dogs, pretzels and caramel popcorn will also be available.
  • Hops N Shine (3410 Mount Vernon Avenue): During the first inning, the bar will offer $4 local craft beers, moonshine and bourbon. Throughout the game, wings, tater-tots and hot dogs are $5 with $10 liters of lager.

In Old Town:

  • Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub (713 King Street): Happy hour until the end of the game with $4.50 or $3 for draft beers. Staff said the bar is also going to have chili dogs.
  • The Light Horse (715 King Street): “I know we will have food specials tonight,” staff said. “Maybe drink specials, but not sure yet what it will be.”
  • Union Street Public House (121 S. Union Street): A special menu with loaded pub fries, wings, bratwurst, as well as select beer cars for $3.

In the West End:

  • Shooter McGee’s (5239 Duke Street): Various beers are $3.50, with $3.50 cod bites, mini-burgers, and cheesy curly fries.
  • City Kitchen (330 S. Pickett Street): Various shooters are $3, with 20-ounce beers at $5, and bratwurst and burger sliders at $5 and $4 respectively.

Flickr (top) photo by Stephen Yates

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Morning Notes

Voter Registration Deadline Today — “FYI: The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s Nov 5 General Election is Oct 15.” [Twitter, City of Alexandria]

Alexandria’s Top Nats Fan Weighs In — Mayor Justin Wilson tweeted during last night’s Nationals win to pull to 3-0 in the NLDS series with the Cardinals: “This is exhilarating and so foreign to me… 27 more outs. #nats” [Twitter]

‘Birth Club’ Opens in Old Town — “A unique club for women offering pre-natal and post-partum yoga, feeding circles, helpful workshops and a variety of resources for moms is now open in Alexandria. Birth Club, at 107 N. Fairfax St. in Old Town, describes itself as ‘a yoga, education, and self-care community, designed just for moms and moms-to-be.'” [Alexandria Living]

Former CIA Analyst’s Genealogy Business — “Lisa Maddox, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, has big plans to give ancestry.com a run for its money. With a passion for genealogy and a background in intel, Maddox established family history business Narratio Vitae about a year ago… A one-woman operation, Maddox builds the life stories of her clients and their ancestors.” [Alexandria Times]

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