This is an update to this post. On May 10, the Alexandria City Council voted to allow food truck vendors to operate in three designated, on-street locations on public property in addition to previously approved off-street locations.

On-street food truck vending was approved in the following areas:

  • 800 block of N. West Street, north of Madison Street, near the Braddock Road Metro;
  • the 1700 block of King Street adjacent to King Street Gardens; and
  • The 2200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, near Mill Road.

We’re keeping tabs on the three locations on a daily basis as well as off-street. Off-street vending is still allowed in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, (Wednesday, September 7), Red Hook Lobster Pound is serving off-street in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia at the Hilton Mark Center at 5:00 PM.

This is an update to this post. On May 10, the Alexandria City Council voted to allow food truck vendors to operate in three designated, on-street locations on public property in addition to previously approved off-street locations.

On-street food truck vending was approved in the following areas:

  • 800 block of N. West Street, north of Madison Street, near the Braddock Road Metro;
  • the 1700 block of King Street adjacent to King Street Gardens; and
  • The 2200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, near Mill Road.

We’re keeping tabs on the three locations on a daily basis. Off-street vending is still allowed in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, (Thursday, August 11), Loopy’s Eatery food truck is serving off-street in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia at the Hilton Mark Center from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

BBQ Bus Food Truck

(Photo credit: FoodTruck.Wikia.com)

This is an update to this post. On May 10, the Alexandria City Council voted to allow food truck vendors to operate in three designated, on-street locations on public property in addition to previously approved off-street locations.

On-street food truck vending was approved in the following areas:

  • 800 block of N. West Street, north of Madison Street, near the Braddock Road Metro;
  • the 1700 block of King Street adjacent to King Street Gardens; and
  • The 2200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, near Mill Road.

We’re keeping tabs on the three locations on a daily basis. Off-street vending is still allowed in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, The BBQ Bus food truck is vending on the campus of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the Big Cheese Truck is out in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia.


A couple of our readers spotted this rainbow last Friday over the West End and the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Some facts about a rainbow…

The birth of each rainbow begins with millions of tiny rain droplets. The rain droplets serve as a type of reflector of light. White light enters one individual rain droplet and exits as one specific color of the spectrum. Without millions of rain droplets, a rainbow would not occur. If you only had a few rain droplets you would only see a few colors. This is typically why rainbow appear after a rain storm.

Each rain droplet reflects all colors at a given point and time, but only one color comes back to your eye, requiring million of rain droplets to create a rainbow. As the rain droplets fall through the sky, the colors of the spectrum being reflected and refracted are constantly changing.

A rainbow forms a complete circle, however only half is visible.

Lastly, always remember to have the sun at your back to see a rainbow.

After the storm 3

Events to do TODAY in the Alexandria, Virginia area

To see more events in Alexandria, Virginia, click this link. To get your event added to our calendar, click this link.

Your plans for today (Sunday, May 22, 2016) in Alexandria, Virginia include these events:

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Power Outages in Alexandria, Virginia
UPDATE (10:12 AM): Dominion has restored power to two of three affected areas Sunday morning. Only area still out is the West Glebe Road/Parkfairfax area of Alexandria. Dominion says power should be restored in this area by 11:00 am.

More than 100 customers are currently without power today in Alexandria, Virginia, according to Dominion Power after heavy rains on Saturday. The cause of the outage on West Glebe Road area is a tree on the line (see below), according to the power company.

The map shows three (3) outage areas affecting customers in the Parkfairfax area as well as Fairlington/Bradlee and in the West End.

Dominion has a timetable of late morning for the West Glebe Road area outage and mid-day for the Fairlington/Bradlee outage. If your power is out, be sure and report it at this link.

What are you experiencing this Sunday readers?


(Image via Dominion Virginia Power)

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