Native Alexandrian Makes It Big on Reality TV!

Chris Bassett, owner and GM of Myron Mixon Pitmaster BBQ and Alexandria native (West Potomac Class of ’96) has brought Alexandria into reality TV fame on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac!

photo: Abby Jiu

Bassett and his fiancée, Candiace Dillard, Miss United States 2013, joined the Real Housewives cast for season 3, and have given the show a breath of fresh air. Dillard’s sass and savviness, along with Bassett’s “I’m just here to have fun” attitude, has drawn in new viewers and spiked the show’s ratings to an all-time high.

photo: Abby Jiu

Not only has the couple spiced up the show, they also haven’t been shy about showcasing some of their (and our!) favorite Alexandria spots. If you pay close attention, you’ll recognize Southside as the backdrop for their opening scene, a restaurant the couple frequents for Raw Bar Wednesday (try not to fan girl if you “run into” them there next week!). The show was also spotted filming at Blackwall Hitch, so there is a chance it makes an appearance in the coming episodes, and Myron Mixon has become a staple for the show’s restaurant scenes.

Bassett couldn’t reveal any big secrets, but he did share with us that the on-screen drama is real, and you never know when you just might run into a housewife in Alexandria. Keep your eyes peeled, people!

Craft cocktail made by Bassett using Richmond, Virginia’s ‘Belle Isle Moonshine’

Housewives fans from all over the East Coast have already started to make their way to Old Town just to catch a glimpse of Bassett behind the bar at Myron Mixon. This could the beginning of Alexandria’s reality TV fame.

Make sure you tune in Sundays at 8pm. Season 3 has eight episodes left and we would love to see Chris and Candiace (and Alexandria!) slated for a fourth season.


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

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