Southern Food & Hospitality at the BBQ Exchange

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In the south, you don’t mess around with barbecue. From the vinegary North Carolina-style of barbecue sauce to the Kansas City-style that is sweet and tangy, the umbrella of barbecue is quite large. Just as North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri have their own styles of barbecue, Virginia ranks among those. If you’re searching for one of the best barbecue … Read More

Foxfield Races: A Charlottesville Tradition

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Since 1978, the Foxfield Races have been a Charlottesville tradition. Held biannually, the race is once in the spring and again in the fall. The spring Foxfield Races are always held the last Saturday in April, while the fall races are held the last Sunday in September. Although well-attended by local residents, the spring Foxfield Races are a University of … Read More

Stop and Smell the Roses: Historic Garden Week in Charlottesville

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Virginia’s Historic Garden Week is the only statewide garden and house tour, a tradition that has been contributing to the local economy for over 85 years. With roots beginning in the early 20th century, the Garden Club of Virginia hosts Historic Garden Week. This year, the event will take place from April 27th until May 4th. Featuring 31 tours and … Read More

National Champions: UVA Basketball Season Recap

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With only three losses the entire 2018-19 season, the University of Virginia Men’s Basketball team is celebrating their recent victory over Texas Tech at the NCAA National Championship. The men’s UVA basketball team isn’t new to the NCAA Championship. In fact, Virginia was the No. 1 seed in the 2018 NCAA Championship until the Cavaliers were beaten by the UMBC … Read More

Guide to Planning a Unique Bachelorette Party in Charlottesville

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Are you getting married soon? If so, you’re probably already thinking about the bachelorette party! The maid-of-honor and bridesmaids traditionally plan the bachelorette party for the bride-to-be. It’s a great way to have fun before the wedding and release some of those pre-wedding jitters. For those in the Central Virginia area, there are plenty of options for bachelorette parties in … Read More