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Morning Roundup: 5 Things Around Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town, Alexandria, Va
For our Morning Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Get ready for an unsettled week of weather This act of cloudy skies and the occasional rain chance is growing old, but it’s the weather pattern we’re stuck with. (Capital Weather Gang)

Evening Star Cafe in Del Ray has a new Executive Chef Keith Cabot plans to debut his new menu at Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s fixture in the Del Ray neighborhood on Oct. 3. Evening Star’s last executive chef was Jim Jeffords, who departed in the fall of 2014. (WaPo)

Oktoberfest in Alexandria, Virginia You can set your watch by it year after year, September after September. No, not the autumnal equinox (though you can count on that, too); we’re talking about Oktoberfest season, from Munich, Germany, to countries worldwide. And you don’t have to travel to Europe to get a taste of the festival. There are plenty of local Oktoberfest flavors to savor right here at home. (Alexandria Gazette)

There’s now a bike shop for women in Old Town When shopkeeper Amanda Carter was approached about opening Lotus Pedal, the first women-oriented bicycle shop in Old Town, she knew immediately that she wanted it to be welcoming to female bicyclists and make them feel like they were stepping into a comfortable environment. (Alexandria Times)

Where are Metro’s 8 car trains? Metro promised to be running more 8 car trains to relieve congestion but, that hasn’t happened. (WAMU)

(Flickr Pool photo via Bill, on Flickr)

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