Thursday, November 17, 2022
Back in the 1990s, the folks in Mount Vernon lost an old friend in the form of the Dixie Pig Restaurant that was right on Richmond Highway across from Beacon Mall. The owner sold it to developers and now there is a chain drug store in its place. Part of it still lives on though, in Chris Trices' house out in Winchester. As it was being dismantled, Chris's father, Edward "Brother" Trice Jr., a former Alexandria firefighter and a long-time Groveton resident, stepped in and got "his" booth out of the restaurant before the wrecking crew took over. Brother Trice has passed on since then, but that booth is now in his son’s kitchen in Winchester where he uses it daily .