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Small neighborhood restaurants and bars featuring a strong selection of craft beer and a laid back atmosphere is really what I’m looking for these days. I don’t always need to be blown away with a vintage Belgian quad; much more often, I’d rather be recharged by something fresh and local.

Del Ray Pizzeria in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria offers just that.

On October 11, Del Ray Pizzeria is hosting Lost Rhino for their first beer dinner. Here’s the menu!

First Course
devilish egg (smoked paprika, bacon)
Paired with Rhino Chasers Pilsner

Second Course
oysters rock (creamed arugula, pancetta, hollandaise)
Paired with New River Pale Ale

Third Course
Red beans and Rice (smoked andouille, slow cooked red beans, steamed rice, creole honey mustard)
Paired with Rhinofest

Fourth Course
Beef Tournedos (grilled filet medalliion, haricot verts, roasted redskin)
Paired with Face Plant IPA

Root beer float (house-made vanilla bean ice cream)
Paired with Rootbeer

Check out for more information. This is an all-inclusive dinner for $49. Seating is very limited.