Charlottesville Restaurant Spotlight: The Pie Chest

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the pie chest

After just opening its second location, it’s safe to say The Pie Chest is quickly becoming a popular place for Charlottesville locals and people visiting from out of town. As soon as you step through the door of The Pie Chest, the delicious smell of fresh-baked pie hits you. Not only is there something to satisfy your sweet tooth, but … Read More

Charlottesville Brewery Spotlight: Blue Mountain Brewery

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Just outside of Charlottesville, Blue Mountain Brewery is one of the area’s most popular places to grab a drink and watch the sunset. Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s easy to see what inspired the brewery’s name. The original Afton location opened up over 10 years ago and was the first brewery in Nelson County. Now with a … Read More

Charlottesville Restaurant Spotlight: The Bluegrass Grill & Bakery

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Bluegrass Grill & Bakery

Let’s talk about the B-word. Brunch! Who doesn’t love a good brunch? At The Bluegrass Grill & Bakery, they take their B’s very seriously — brunch, bacon, and Benedict. Located in quaint downtown Charlottesville, near the train tracks just behind Water Street garage, it’s easy to miss this little restaurant when you’re driving by. The next time you pass, don’t … Read More

Charlottesville Winery Spotlight: Blenheim Vineyards

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Some know it as the Napa of the East Coast, Charlottesville is bursting with an abundance of beautiful wineries. Not only is Charlottesville known for its wine, but also for being the origin of the Dave Matthews Band. What you may not know, however, is that Dave Matthews owns a popular Charlottesville winery — Blenheim Vineyards. With environmental concerns in mind, … Read More

Boozy Dessert Recipes for St. Patty’s Day

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boozy dessert recipes

Why just drink your Guinness, Jameson, and Bailey’s this St. Patrick’s Day when you can eat them too? Try these boozy dessert recipes to incorporate your favorite Irish adult beverages into dessert time this weekend. Jameson Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies These festive cookies are perfect snacks for a St. Patrick’s Day party or just to hand out at the office. … Read More

Go Bonkers for Brussels Sprouts!

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Even vegetables come in and out of style. Several years ago, portobello mushrooms were all the rage, and not long ago everyone went crazy for kale. So what’s the newest vegetable en vogue? Brussels sprouts. Baked, sautéed, fried, roasted, and raw. No longer just a side dish, these flavor-packed veggies are even served on the renowned breakfast buffet at the … Read More