Best Places to Picnic Around Charlottesville

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woman and child having a picnic

The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer! As the colder weather exits and sunny days roll in, people begin to spend as much time outside as possible. One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors is by picnicking! Luckily, April 23rd is National Picnic Day! So pack your picnic or grab some takeout from your … Read More

Best Places for Cocktails in Charlottesville

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people drinking cocktails

March 24th is National Cocktail Day! There’s no better reason to celebrate on a Thursday. From traditional cocktails to unique twists on classics, there are a variety of cocktail bars in the area that offer a good mix of both! Check out some of the best places for cocktails in Charlottesville. Lost Saint For a unique cocktail drinking experience, head … Read More

Thanksgiving Desserts to Try This Year

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people eating pie on table

Thanksgiving is almost here, and you know what that means! Family, friends, fun, and — of course — food. It’s no surprise that the turkey is usually the center of attention on this holiday, followed by tasty side dishes like stuffing and mashed potatoes. However, last but certainly not least is the dessert! If you have a sweet tooth, the … Read More

Best Places to Get a Burger in Charlottesville

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cheeseburger and french fries

September 18th is National Burger Day! With this in mind, the only way to properly celebrate is by going to a local burger joint to enjoy a juicy burger. Luckily, Charlottesville is home to a number of delicious burger joints. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some of the best places to get a burger in Charlottesville! … Read More

Best Places for Fresh Produce in Charlottesville

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fresh produce in paper bags

Summer is the prime time for the growth of many fruits and vegetables. Corn on the cob and watermelon are summertime staples at cookouts and gatherings, and summer squashes and tomatoes are extra tasty in the summer months. It’s no secret that summertime means delicious fruits and veggies! The key is finding fresh produce. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of the … Read More

Stay Cool at these Charlottesville Ice Cream Shops!

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ice cream cones

Attention all ice cream lovers — it’s National Ice Cream Month! While you certainly don’t need a special reason to get ice cream, there really is no better time than now. After all, July days are long and hot. So cool off with a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream! Check out these Charlottesville ice cream shops to … Read More

Recipes to Try for Your Memorial Day Cookout

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vegetable kabobs

We typically associate Memorial Day with the kick-off of summer, full of pool parties and cookouts. It’s important to keep its true meaning in mind: a day of remembrance for those who have died in service for our country. With that being said, it’s still a day many gather with family and friends over good food to honor those who … Read More

Check Out These Flavorful Recipes Using Garlic!

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garlic pasta

Attention all garlic lovers — April 19th is National Garlic Day! A staple in many dishes, garlic provides an extra pop of flavor that can be difficult to replicate without it. Not to mention, some of the tastiest dishes include this ingredient to tie it all together. If you can’t get enough garlic, there is no better day to enjoy … Read More

The Best Places for Takeout on Valentine’s Day

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people eating takeout

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Perhaps you and your special someone typically head to a fancy restaurant to celebrate the occasion. This year, it’s no surprise that restaurants may have to operate at a lower capacity. On a day like Valentine’s Day, reservations are already rather difficult to obtain. Skip the stress of getting a table at your … Read More

Celebrate American Beer Day at Local Breweries

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Beer lovers, October 27th is your time to shine — it’s American Beer Day! While it’s no secret that many enjoy a good Corona, Guinness, or Dos Equis, today is about celebrating beer brewed right here on American soil. What better place to celebrate this holiday than right here in Charlottesville? Whether you spend the day at one of these … Read More