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The Dixie Pig


Well, folks, let me regale you with the juicy history of the place that once housed the Dixie Pig, a beloved institution on the northwest end of Old Town Alexandria.


Picture it: The mid-20th century was a time of jukeboxes, poodle skirts, and good ol' comfort food. And right in the heart of Alexandria, there stood the Dixie Pig, a restaurant that was as iconic as Elvis's sideburns.


Now, this joint was famous for one thing and one thing only – barbecue. We're talking about mouthwatering, finger-licking, sauce-slathered barbecue that could make even a vegetarian's mouth water. If you ever wanted a pork fix, this was the place to be.


But here's where it gets interesting: The Dixie Pig wasn't just known for its food; it was also famous for something you couldn't miss – a colossal neon pig sign perched atop its roof. This pig was like the North Star of barbecue, guiding hungry patrons from far and wide.


As the years rolled on, the Dixie Pig became a cherished part of Alexandria's culinary landscape. Locals and visitors alike flocked to this tasty treasure trove, savoring every bite of its classic Southern fare. It was a place where food was more than just a meal; it was an experience.


But alas, all good things must come to an end, and the Dixie Pig eventually closed its doors. However, the neon pig sign remained, like a relic of a bygone era, a reminder of the days when barbecue was king in Alexandria.


Today, the building is home to new flavors, but that neon pig still graces the rooftop, casting a nostalgic glow over the streets of Old Town. So, the next time you pass by, give a nod to the Dixie Pig – a place where barbecue dreams were made, and the neon pig always knew the way to culinary bliss.

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