Archives: food news


Food News: The folks, the fest, the fair, the feast

The Folk Festival has its own feast, the Fair has its own fries, the schools have their own cukes, and your mailbox has its own pickles.


Food News: The very new and the very old

Sally Bell’s, Maple & Pine, Dutch & Co.’s new hot dog place, new patios—we’re like a patchwork of culinary history! And some of it is just now being made!


Food News: Bike races, new places, apples, and honey

Bratwurst and knockwurst and schnitzels and strudels. Sweet little Kickstarters tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things.


Food News: Cow juice, river water, and other more delicious-sounding things

Give the gift of milk and also the gift of water, and while you’re at it, gift yourself with an education in Armenian cuisine.


Beer News: Mead, awards, gravity, puns, and Slimer

Help Ardent test out some new beers, try some new-old mead, vote for Mekong of course, and remember the 80s.

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Food News: DIY lunch options, oyster mania, farmerly love, and drinking vinegar

Yeah, there’s some weird things going on this time, but most of them sound delicious. And if it doesn’t, just trust Stephanie. It is.

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Restaurant openings and closings in August 2015

It’s been a sleepy month for restaurants, with several taking anywhere from a week to the entire month off for a little R&R. We’re still eagerly awaiting White Horse Tavern, Talley’s Meat & Three, and a southside Pho So 1, but here’s who we said hello to in August.


Food News: Uni, Bon Air teamups, power, and Swayze’s finest film

An unforgettable meal courtesy of Sub Rosa and Metzger, the beauty of Deep Run Roadhouse, the shock of Hibachi Box finally opening, and the gentle assistance of Olio, who wants you to hang on to summer until your hands have frozen stiff.


Beer News: Spontaneous fermentation, fitness beer, and frugal housewives

The Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Trails and Ales, Veil Brewing Co, Drink ’n’ Draws, and a horse named Pumpkin. And a bunch of other stuff, too.


Food News: Lewis Ginter = vegetable farm, hatch chiles = Kroger party, and Saison = Huck Finn

The State Fair of Virginia will host a wine dinner at Rappahannock, Travis Milton will pitch a tent and stay a while, and Saison wants us all to sail into the sunset together