I don't know if this is a blessing, or ironic, but the Rt.1 area near Beacon Hill in Alexandria will have barbecue once again. Not more than 500 yards from where the Dixie Pig was replaced with a drug store, a Famous Dave's is going in, taking the vacated spot of ... what, I can't remember... some awful chain restaurant. So far, in that little quarter mile strip, we've seen a Chipotle and a TGI Fridays go in. What's next?
I did a search of "Famous Dave's" in the chowhound archives, and was surprised to read some positive reviews. So I guess this is something to look forward to, eh?