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Port City's Anniversary Beer; Open House at 3 Little Pigs

BEER WIRE—Happy anniversary to the Port City Brewing Company! They're marking their very first year of brewing out in Alexandria with a limited-edition beer named One. In a synchronized tapping that takes place at 6 p.m., the beer will be available at DC-area bars such as Big Hunt, Iron Horse, American Ice, Evening Star Cafe, Galaxy Hut, Virtue Feed and Grain and many more as of tonight. You can find a list of all the spots serving One on Port City's Tumblr. [EaterWire]

PETWORTH—Prince of Petworth reports that the folks behind Three Little Pigs will be hosting an open house on Saturday to preview all the things they're bringing to Petworth in terms of charcuterie and salumi. They've got a 600-pound smoker and plan to offer things like charcuterie boards for pickup, workshops, a daily rotating lunch menu and more. [PoP]

FOOD TRUCKS—How's this for a surprise? The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is not too pleased with the new proposed regulations on food trucks, which were just endorsed by the DC Food Trucks Association. So RAMW has launched a website with a petition you can sign to ask the DC government to go back to the drawing board. [EaterWire]

FOOD TV—Nope, not Sticky Fingers again, but another set of local cupcake bakers will be competing this weekend on Food Network's Cupcake Wars. The Sweet Lobby will appear on Sunday's episode at 10 p.m. after the Super Bowl, and they're hosting watch parties at the Ugly Mug, Elephant & Castle and Tunnicliff's Tavern. Free cupcakes, you guys. Free cupcakes. [EaterWire]

ANACOSTIA—WAMU has it that Big Chair Coffee has reopened under new management and with an expanded menu. To gain back customers that were driven away with service complaints in the years after it opened, manager Michael Sterling says he "gave away coffee for like, 3 weeks, just to let them know that we are making a change here" [WAMU via Social Studies]

PENN QUARTER—Dining Bisnow reports that Fiola is opening a new private event space named the Toto Room that can seat up to 100 people and will be accessible through a separate entrance from the restaurant itself. Also, the restaurant plans to use its rooftop for events this spring. [DBN]

Port City Brewing Company [Photo: Facebook]


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Port City Brewing Company

3950 Wheeler Avenue, , VA 22304 (703) 797-2739 Visit Website

Port City Brewing Company

3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA