By Elijah Walter Griffin, Sr.
Alexandria, VA- After a soft opening in May, Whiskey & Oyster officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting on Monday, July 8. It’s the sixth restaurant in Alexandria for owners Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn in Alexandria!
“We like Carlyle, we think it’s a sleeper,” Anderson told the crowd of dignitaries who assembled at the ribbon cutting.
The event was attended by business and community leaders, including Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson, Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Councilors John Chapman, Canek Aguirre, Amy Jackson, and leaders from the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
“You guys are a dynamic duo,” Wilson told Blackburn and Anderson at the ribbon cutting. “We’re thrilled to have you here.”
Whiskey & Oyster at 301 John Carlyle St., took Anderson and Blackburn more than two years to open, and features more than 50 unique whiskies and 12 craft beers, as well as a full seafood menu.
Additionally, 10 cents will be donated from every oyster sold to ALIVE!