Planning Friendsgiving With Your Neighbors

Arden PlaceFood & Drink, Holidays

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We all know about Thanksgiving, the traditional holiday where families get together from near and far over a spread of delicious food, maybe some football, and all the other family traditions that may come along with it. However, Friendsgiving is becoming more and more popular to celebrate along with the traditional holiday. Although most people spend time with their families … Read More

Raise a Glass at the Best Happy Hours in Charlottesville

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

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National Happy Hour Day is November 12th, but this is a holiday worth celebrating any day! Whether it’s discounts on drinks or appetizers, everyone loves a good deal. Tune in for some of the best happy hours in Charlottesville! Celebrate at one of Charlottesville’s favorite bars, not only on November 12th but any day of the week. Three Notch’d Brewery … Read More

Tasty Fall Drinks You Can Make at Home

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

fall drinks you can make at home

It’s the season of the pumpkin spice latte, so naturally, a trip to your nearest coffee shop only seems right! However, purchasing a drink every day, although extremely tempting, can get pretty pricey. Who says you can’t make them yourself? If you’re looking for a way to curl up on a chilly fall day with a tasty drink from the … Read More

Life is Sweeter with Gearharts Fine Chocolates

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

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If there’s anything better than chocolate, it’s locally crafted artisan chocolate. At Gearharts Fine Chocolates, you’ll find that good things do come in small packages. After training at the Culinary Institute of America and serving as a cook in the Marine Corps, Tim Gearhart opened Gearharts in 2001. Dabbling in culinary adventures across the world, he then opened one of … Read More

Explore Cuisine and History with Food Tours in Charlottesville

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

food tours in charlottesville

You may have heard of walking tours, but have you hear of food tours? As a relatively up-and-coming trend in the foodie community, food tours let you explore the culture of a city through your taste buds. Whether you are from out-of-town or a native, food tours in Charlottesville will take you on a culinary journey through the hottest dining … Read More

Southern Food & Hospitality at the BBQ Exchange

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

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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

Best Brunch Spots in Charlottesville

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

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Crispy chicken and waffles, creamy grits with cheddar, fresh fruit, and warm buttery biscuits are a few reasons why brunch might be the best meal of all time. When it comes to finding a place to eat brunch in Charlottesville, the amazing local restaurant scene does not disappoint. From the Downtown area to Crozet, here are a few brunch spots … Read More

Charlottesville Restaurant Spotlight: Jack Brown’s Beer and Burgers

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

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Although Jack Brown’s Beer and Burgers originally started out with its first location in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the popular beer and burger joint now has over 10 locations. With a passion for craft beer and a good burger, two friends turned their childhood dream into a reality and have seen their business expand from the small college town of Harrisonburg to … Read More

Charlottesville Restaurant Spotlight: Moose’s by the Creek

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

moose's by the creek

Have you been Moose-ified? If you don’t know what that is, you probably haven’t been to Moose’s by the Creek yet, a popular local restaurant near Downtown Charlottesville. Although it may not look like much on the outside, Moose’s by the Creek is known for their home-cooked breakfast served all day, every day. As soon as you step foot inside … Read More

Charlottesville Restaurant Spotlight: The Fitzroy

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

the fitzroy

You’re driving in the car, deciding where you want to go to eat with your friend, spouse, or significant other. Indecisiveness takes over and neither one of you can settle on a place. So you finally suggest to go out for Mexican food. “Ah, I’m not really feeling Mexican though,” they reply, and the search continues. You throw out a … Read More