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Staunton Food Day fun!
Published on Oct 27th, 2011
0 comments Yikes, Dish had no idea this was coming up tomorrow. Sounds fun! So here's some of the press release we just got:On the heals of National Food Day, the public is invited to downtown Staunton Friday,...
Staunton Food Day fun!
Published on Oct 27th, 2011
0 comments Yikes, Dish had no idea this was coming up tomorrow. Sounds fun! So here's some of the press release we just got:On the heals of National Food Day, the public is invited to downtown Staunton Friday,...
Win tickets to Starr Hill Brewery's 11.11.11 Anniversary Party!
Published on Oct 27th, 2011
1 comments Are you on the list for Starr Hill Brewery's 11-11-11 Anniversary Party? If not, the Dish is here to say we can get some of you into the party of fall parties at the Jefferson Theater on Friday,...
Win tickets to Starr Hill Brewery's 11.11.11 Anniversary Party!
Published on Oct 27th, 2011
1 comments Are you on the list for Starr Hill Brewery's 11-11-11 Anniversary Party? If not, the Dish is here to say we can get some of you into the party of fall parties at the Jefferson Theater on Friday,...
9 1/2 Lounge: Downtown's new speakeasy
Published on Oct 25th, 2011
7 comments Walking up the stairs to the second floor of Fellini's #9 restaurant (where former owner Chief Gordon warned his customers never to go), one starts to get a sense of what it must have been like to...
9 1/2 Lounge: Downtown's new speakeasy
Published on Oct 25th, 2011
7 comments Walking up the stairs to the second floor of Fellini's #9 restaurant (where former owner Chief Gordon warned his customers never to go), one starts to get a sense of what it must have been like to...
Ragazzi's, Toliver House close
Published on Oct 17th, 2011
3 comments The local and not-so-local restaurant scene suffered a couple of casualties recently. A fixture in the Shopper's World Shopping Center along Route 29, Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant, closed its doors...
Ragazzi's, Toliver House close
Published on Oct 17th, 2011
3 comments The local and not-so-local restaurant scene suffered a couple of casualties recently. A fixture in the Shopper's World Shopping Center along Route 29, Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant, closed its doors...
Video premiere: "Evening at l’étoile Restaurant"
Published on Oct 17th, 2011
4 comments Over the years, Dish has written extensively about l’étoile Restaurant on West Main Street and its ambitious owner/chef Mark Gresge, a pioneer in bringing fresh local produce to local restaurants....
Video premiere: "Evening at l’étoile Restaurant"
Published on Oct 17th, 2011
4 comments Over the years, Dish has written extensively about l’étoile Restaurant on West Main Street and its ambitious owner/chef Mark Gresge, a pioneer in bringing fresh local produce to local restaurants....
El Vaquero roping them in
Published on Oct 11th, 2011
0 comments It appears a new Mexican place in the former Amigo's space in the Woodbrook Shopping Center has some fans. It's rare that Dish gets emails from foodies begging us to mention a particular restaurant,...
Dragon's lady: From Mexican retirement to java on Preston
Published on Oct 11th, 2011
0 comments After working as a chiropractor in Charlottesville for many years, Kem Spaulding retired to Mexico with her mother."I lived there for four years," she says. "I loved Mexico. It was so beautiful. But...
Dragon's lady: From Mexican retirement to java on Preston
Published on Oct 11th, 2011
0 comments After working as a chiropractor in Charlottesville for many years, Kem Spaulding retired to Mexico with her mother."I lived there for four years," she says. "I loved Mexico. It was so beautiful. But...
High on the Skybar
Published on Oct 3rd, 2011
11 comments Dish can't think of a recent restaurant opening that created more buzz than the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar. When the place opened on Saturday, September 25, nearly 200 people crowed into...
High on the Skybar
Published on Oct 3rd, 2011
11 comments Dish can't think of a recent restaurant opening that created more buzz than the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar. When the place opened on Saturday, September 25, nearly 200 people crowed into...
Dog gone, Cracker Barrel talk, taco bars, and a day with Joel
Published on Sep 27th, 2011
29 comments After a little over a year, the Downtown Hotdog Company in York Place on the Downtown Mall has called it quits. Owner Eric Saunders, an award-winning restaurant biz veteran who did stints at Starr...
VIDEO TOUR: Blue Mountain Brewery expands
Published on Sep 14th, 2011
1 comments Okay, so Dish isn't Steven Spielberg, but we thought you might enjoy a little video tour of the Blue Mountain Brewery's recent renovations. Plus, Blue Mountain owners Taylor & Mandi Smack give a...
VIDEO TOUR: Blue Mountain Brewery expands
Published on Sep 14th, 2011
1 comments Okay, so Dish isn't Steven Spielberg, but we thought you might enjoy a little video tour of the Blue Mountain Brewery's recent renovations. Plus, Blue Mountain owners Taylor & Mandi Smack give a...
Paint the farm delicious
Published on Sep 13th, 2011
0 comments On Saturday, October 1 paintings of local farm animals will meet local foods to benefit local farms. Local painter Nancy Bass, whose unique images of farm animals have been displayed across the...
Oktoberfest at Horse & Hound
Published on Sep 13th, 2011
0 comments Once again, Horse & Hound Gastropub is gearing up for their Oktoberfest celebrations starting September 17 and ending October 28. They'll have a special German menu and a whole line-up of...
Street cred: West Main relaxes
Published on Sep 10th, 2011
10 comments West Main– from the infamous cop-hits-wheelchair man intersection to the one just before the once-controversial dusty Amtrak parking lot– was the site of the second annual Midtown Street...
A Batesville Store state of mind
Published on Sep 6th, 2011
0 comments Well, it turns out that the Batesville Store will not be re-opening. Not in the Batesville Store building anyway. According to store owner Cid Scallet, who had to close the store in June after Health...
Rapture offers eight-course beer dinner
Published on Sep 6th, 2011
0 comments On the heels of a killer Tomato Dinner, the crew at Rapture will be cooking up a Virginia Beer Dinner on Thursday, September 8, with– get this– eight courses! We're talking oysters on the...
Legendary Coupe's getting new owners
Published on Aug 30th, 2011
4 comments Looks like the owners of Trinity Irish Pub on the Corner will be purchasing Elliewood Avenue institution Coupe De Ville's, which has been around for nearly 30 years. "It's one of the most unique and...
Legendary Coupe's getting new owners
Published on Aug 30th, 2011
4 comments Looks like the owners of Trinity Irish Pub on the Corner will be purchasing Elliewood Avenue institution Coupe De Ville's, which has been around for nearly 30 years. "It's one of the most unique and...
Good afternoon, Irene: Eat, drink, and be merry...
Published on Aug 27th, 2011
1 comments Irene may have stood us up, attracted as she was to the coast and the mountains of Vermont (Hey, prayers for those affected by the rains up there, and for those all along the East Coast who weren't...
Mall madness: Roof-top views, new deli, fancy Asian, pastries, and kabobs
Published on Aug 19th, 2011
0 comments On a recent stroll around the Downtown Mall we were struck by all the new restaurant activity: four new places have either opened or are in the works. On Second Street, in the tiny space where Marco...
Mall madness: Roof-top views, new deli, fancy Asian, pastries, and kabobs
Published on Aug 19th, 2011
0 comments On a recent stroll around the Downtown Mall we were struck by all the new restaurant activity: four new places have either opened or are in the works. On Second Street, in the tiny space where Marco...
Sweet taste of success for Sweet Frog
Published on Aug 15th, 2011
55 comments Since opening last summer, Sweet Frog, the self-serve frozen yogurt place on the Downtown Mall, has been been pumping out the stuff as fast as folks can work the handles on the store's bank of yogurt...
Sweet taste of success for Sweet Frog
Published on Aug 15th, 2011
55 comments Since opening last summer, Sweet Frog, the self-serve frozen yogurt place on the Downtown Mall, has been been pumping out the stuff as fast as folks can work the handles on the store's bank of yogurt...