Al's Steak House in Del Ray

Al’s Steakhouse Projects Reopening December 2016 – Will be at Art on the Avenue

This is an update to this post. After suffering a devastating fire on their grand reopening day, the Del Ray community came out and supported Al’s Steakhouse with a HUGE fundraiser.

A Del Ray institution, Al’s Steak House closed in December 2015 after the death of John Severson, who took over the shop from its namesake in 1965. The Breeding family, longtime customers of Al’s Steak House, purchased the restaurant, and has worked with the Severson family to preserve the neighborhood landmark and its signature steak-and-cheese sandwiches.

Now, looks like the Breeding family is targeting December for the grand reopening and they are looking be at Art on the Avenue this October.

Via Facebook

Projected date of reopening is early December. Contractor will begin removing the equipment this week and demolishing some of the interior while we wait on the Architect to finish the building plans for permits.

However, If you really can’t wait until December come see us at Art on the Avenue! We will have only Steak N Cheese, Chips and drinks. We are in the process of completing the application and we will post further notice once it’s guaranteed! See you October 1st!

Join me in shouting Woohoo!

(H/T Ray Dell)

(Flickr Pool photo via Bill, on Flickr)

Alexandria Old Town Market

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Art on the Avenue - October 4, 2014
Via Facebook, Art on the Avenue is being postponed and will be held on October 10th. Due to the forecast of severe weather including flooding rains and strong winds, it is with great disappointment to announce that Saturday’s 20th Annual Art on the Avenue is being postponed until October 10th.

Via email

Due to the forecast of severe weather including flooding rains and strong winds, it is with great disappointment to announce that Saturday’s 20th Annual Art on the Avenue is being postponed until October 10th.   Organizers participated this morning in a conference call with City officials and the difficult decision was based on the State of Emergency declared by the Governor and the City of Alexandria recommendation.  Chairperson Pat Miller stated “Nothing is more important than the safety of our vendors, our volunteers and our faithful attendees.  Due to the strong potential of flooding in both the fields and streets, electrical concerns, winds picking up tents and the need for our law enforcement to be taking care of weather emergencies, we feel this was the only responsible decision.”   The organizers are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and  hopes everyone is able to still come out on October 10thfrom 10 am to 6 pm and celebrate Art on the Avenue’s 20th Anniversary. This is the first time in the history, the event has had to be postponed.

(H/T Shari)

(Flickr Pool photo via Del Ray Artisans, on Flickr)

pie_2015

Art on the Avenue is just over a week away (October 3) and will once again feature a pie baking contest.

Entries can be submitted on October 3 between 10 am and 12 noon at the Pie Booth, on Mt. Vernon between Oxford and Del Ray Avenues. There are two categories: Youth (under 17) and adult.  Judging will begin at 12:15 and following judging slices will be sold for $3 each.

The Art on the Avenue Pie contest is sponsored by Bobi Bomar of Homes of Alexandria and all proceeds raised will benefit Mary Karstens, a Del Ray friend, neighbor and long-time volunteer who is currently battling cancer.

For more details, including the rules for entry for the Art on the Avenue Pie contest, visit this link. To sign up to volunteer for the event, visit this link.

If you have further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with coordinator Stacy Biddinger.

The Alexandria Harmonizers at John Carlyle Square Park July 17, 2014
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