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Wisdom Oak Winery: A Charming Winery Just Outside Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Drive about 30-minutes Southwest of Charlottesville, and you’ll find a quaint winery at the end of a narrow gravel road.  Located in North Garden, Wisdom Oak Winery is a small family owned and operated winery. Right past Walnut Creek Park on the right, you’ll see a sign pointing to the road on which the vineyard is located. Once you turn …

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Best Places to Get a Grilled Cheese in Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Sometimes when life gets you down, you just need a warm, gooey cheese-filled sandwich. A buttery grilled cheese with a warm cup of soup is an ultimate comfort food combination. From classic grilled cheese made from white bread and American to the more sophisticated grilled cheeses layered with pimento, gruyere, bacon, or pork, no grilled cheese sandwich is alike. As …

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Grab Drinks & Dinner at Sedona Taphouse

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Beer-lovers and foodies alike flock to Sedona Taphouse for the expansive craft beer list and flavorful menu. The Southwestern-inspired restaurant offers an incredible happy hour, a delicious Sunday brunch, and an inviting atmosphere. Photos of the Grand Canyon and the red, rocky landscapes of Arizona fill the walls of the restaurant, giving the space warmth. On cool summer evenings, sit …

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Sip Cider with a View at Bold Rock

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Wineries and breweries may be all the rage in the Charlottesville area, but did you know that there are also several cideries in Central Virginia? You may be used to seeing Bold Rock bottles in grocery stores or on tap at local bars, but Bold Rock actually has their headquarters in Nellysford, Virginia, just under an hour drive from Charlottesville. …

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Best Mexican Food in Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Feeling down? There’s no better way to cheer up that tacos and margaritas! Mexican food is spicy and full of flavor, with every bite being a fiesta in your mouth. Although Virginia isn’t close to the border, Mexican restaurants are pretty commonplace. From Tex-Mex to authentic, traditional Mexican food, Charlottesville has a diverse range of culinary fields. So whether you’re …

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Best Fried Chicken in Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Is there anything more Southern than some classic fried chicken, with all the fixings? I’m not talking about Colonel Sanders or Popeye’s, which may satisfy a craving in a pinch. We’re talking about fresh, juicy chicken that’s hand-breaded and fried to perfection. Once you ditch the KFC for these local favorites, you’ll never go back. But what’s fried chicken without …

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The Best Places to Pick Fruit Near Charlottesville

In Food & Drink, Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Why settle for ordinary, imported produce when you can purchase locally grown fruit? Charlottesville is surrounded by orchards and farms, with plenty of places to pick your own fruit. Whether you prefer apples, peaches, or berries, you have the opportunity to visit the farm and pick your own fruit. Not only is choosing locally sourced fruit far healthier than the …

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Bodo’s Bagels In Charlottesville

In Food & Drink, Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

New York may be known for having some of the best bagels in the country. However, you don’t have to fly up north to taste some of the most genuine tasting NY bagels on the East Coast. Bodo’s Bagels, right here in Charlottesville, is a local legend known for serving up the best bagels in town. With three locations, Bodo’s …

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Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

In Food & Drink, Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

For over 35 years, Claudius Crozet Park has been hosting the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival. The event happens twice a year in Crozet, just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. With stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenic location hosts vendors from all over the area. The biannual festival helps fund the upkeep and maintenance of the park. On …