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Businesses Team Up To Support Fallen Soldiers' Families

Posted on Feb 09,2019
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By News Desk

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - From The Light Horse: The Light Horse, Old Town Alexandria's favorite neighborhood tavern on historic King Street for gathering with friends to nosh and engage in a friendly game of shuffleboard or skeeball, is pleased to announce a "Taps for TAPS" Takeover on Tuesday, February 26. Guests will be able to try a sampling of Port City Brewing Company'ssignature and seasonal beers, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. The award-winning Alexandria based brewer will takeover five of The Light Horse's draft lines to serve their popular brews including Optimal Wit, Belgian style white ale; Monumental IPA, India pale ale; a limited release Long Black Veil IPA; black India pale ale; Port City Porter, a robust porter, and beer enthusiasts can look forward to the just released, anniversary edition brew, the Colossal Eight; a German style doppelback lager.

Beers are priced at $7 to $9 per draft. Additionally, $1 for every beer sold will be donated to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a non-profit organization that provides care and support to families and friends grieving the loss of a member of the armed forces. The Light Horse Operating Partners John Jarecki and Kevin Penn have been active members of TAPS for many years. Jarecki is a survivor and Penn is a D.C. based retired marine who has been a mentor for a decade and he was recently named by TAPS as Mentor of the Year for 2019, which is a celebrated honor amongst the community.

The full menu is offered, and guests can select a perfect pairing of dishes including salads, small plates, appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and bar snacks. Standout items include Chipotle Crab Deviled Eggs; Lentil Quinoa Salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, goat cheese and lemon vinaigrette; Cajun Crab Dip, served withgrilled rustic bread; Farro Tots with potato, cheddar, spices and lemon aioli; High Country Quail with house-made rub, grilled scallions, spiced cauliflower purée; Short Rib Tacos, served on corn tortillas with cabbage and cilantro slaw, tomatillo sauce and avocado; Fried Chicken BLT with house-made aioli, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and bacon as well as Steak Frites, 10oz New York strip with house-cut French fries. Prices range from $7 to $29.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m.

WHERE: The Light Horse, located in the center of Old Town Alexandria, on historic King Street, is situated halfway between the waterfront and the King Street Metro at 715 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The Old Town Trolley stop is directly in front of the restaurant. The Light Horse is open for dinner daily, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant also offers a late-night menu nightly, from 10 p.m. until close. The upstairs bar is open daily, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and features a more boisterous scene that serves as equal parts neighborhood gathering place, sports bar, and late-night destination. For more information please call (703) 549-0533 or visit www.thelighthorserestaurant.com.

WHY: "Taps for TAPS" is an event to raise awareness and funds for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. It will serve as a Mentor Meetup for current and prospective mentors, an important service provided by TAPS. TAPS is in immediate need of volunteer mentors for their upcoming Good Grief Camp, which will be held in Crystal City, Virginia, over Memorial Day Weekend. Volunteers must be active duty military, a veteran or a survivor. For more information on the mentor program, please visit https://www.taps.org/militarymentor. For more information on TAPS please visit https://www.taps.org/.

Port City Brewing Company is proud to revive, celebrate and continue the rich brewing history of Alexandria, Virginia in their modern artisanal brewery right outside of the Nation's Capital. Port City Brewing Company is committed to producing world class quality beers without compromise for the DC and Mid-Atlantic market. Their mission is to be a reliable and innovative regional brewer of top-quality beers that are delicious and well balanced, made from the finest ingredients available, and which celebrate their raw materials. For more information please visit https://www.portcitybrewing.com.

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