NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Old Town Alexandria’s Top Culinary Event!

Get ready to tour Old Town’s top restaurants while supporting the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children!

Eat and Drink at Old Town’s top restaurants. All for one price. All for children.

A choose-your-own culinary adventure! We shut down some of the best restaurants for you to enjoy the chefs’ favorite dishes. Leave your wallet at home and dine at Alexandria’s top restaurants, all in one night.

November 7, 2019

General Admission - $62.50

6pm – 9pm
Receive your wristband at your assigned starting restaurant and then Rock the Block with all-you-can-eat bites and non-alcoholic drinks at 10 of Old Town Alexandria’s top restaurants until 9 pm.


5PM - 6:30PM
Start with a private VIP reception with special guests and sponsors
(check-in at 333 John Carlyle Street).

6PM – 9PM
Visit all General Admission restaurants, plus enjoy unique Pop-ups for VIPs only!

9PM – 11PM
VIP After Party at Urbano 116 with special guests, dessert, and dancing.

Special Guests


Chef Spike Mendelsohn

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Culinary Consultant, Food Policy Advocate, Podcast Host, Husband, and Father.

Chef David Guas

Chef/Owner of BayouBakery & Eatery, TV Personality, Author, Hunter, Fisher, Father and Philanthrochef

2019 Restaurants

Inspired by St. Augustine, the Patron Saint of Brewers, Augie’s Mussel House on the Patio in historic Old Town, Alexandria blends traditional Belgian cuisine with a modern twist.
Built in 1883, Columbia Firehouse now stands as a historic, beautifully appointed American brasserie and barroom in the heart of Alexandria’s Old Town.
Pleasing patrons since 1975, Theismann's Restaurant and Bar is unique in character and difficult to categorize. It melds the diverse venues of fine dining, neighborhood gathering place and energetic sports viewing.
Fresh Oysters. Rare Whiskeys. The latest concept from the HomeGrown Restaurant Group brings an exciting new dining experience to Carlyle.
The menu at Mia’s was a collaboration between Corporate Executive Chef Graham Duncan and Partner Dave Nicholas to capture the essence of his great-grandmother’s rustic Italian cooking.
Pizzeria Paradiso opened to make the kind of pizza the founders longed for but couldn’t find in the DC area; the kind of pizza where the crust was the most important part and wood-fired ovens were a must. Pizzeria Paradiso evokes the warmth one feels in the home of a close friend.
Housed in an historic and iconic Old Town, Alexandria, VA storefront, The Majestic offers a new and fresh dining experience under the culinary and service direction of Corporate Executive Chef Graham Duncan.
Urbano 116 brings contemporary Mexican Fare to the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Award winning chef Alam Mendez marries locally sourced ingredients with heirloom products directly from Oaxaca to create an authentic refined taste of Mexico.
Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American fare in the heart of Old Town. Vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual dinner, a special occasion, or simply a great gathering place for drinks with friends.
Join us at this awesome pop-up hosted by Charles Schwab with Sweet Fire Donna BBQ, Lost Boy Cider, music and a photo booth!
Enjoy quality tacos and handmade margaritas!
Sweet Fire Donna's
Barbeque and Hops


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Don’t wait! Get your tickets today!

General Admission: $125
VIP: $300 - SOLD OUT

What People Say

A great cause and a wonderful organization.

Rock the Block was easily one of the most memorable and enjoyable times I’ve had in Old Town. It was a great opportunity to try new restaurants and meet great new people, all while supporting a great cause and a wonderful organization. I can’t wait to Rock the Block again this year!

Washington, DC

Rock the Block rocked my socks!

Rock the Block rocked my socks! The food blew me away, what an amazing way to try out restaurants I had never been to, I’m a regular at most of them now!

Arlington, VA

I can’t wait to see which restaurants are included next year.

Working in Old Town for over 5 years, I thought I had tried almost every restaurant in the area!  Rock the Block proved me wrong.  I was able to try so many new restaurants during RTB! I can’t wait to see which restaurants are included next year.

I’ll be back in 2019!

Definitely one of the highlights of 2018 was going to Rock the Block! I was able to sample incredible food and drinks all while supporting an incredible cause. I’ll be back in 2019 and bringing tons of friends with me too!

Arlington, VA

One of the best food events in the area!

Rock the Block was one of the BEST food events in the area! Very organized, great food and drinks – all for a wonderful cause! My wife and I both loved it. Definitely looking forward to next year’s!

Alexandria, VA

Not to miss!

The chance to experience all the tastes of Old Town is one not to miss!

Alexandria, VA

Hope is why we're here.

Contact Information

333 John Carlyle Street Suite 125, Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (877) 446-2632 ext.6424


Reports of Missing Children Made to Law Enforcement in the US in 2018