Archive for 'Food'

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

The road to Staunton is paved with great attractions

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) My plan to spend a weekend in Staunton was hatched last year when I heard about a young chef who was gathering a national reputation for imaginative food served up in [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) Everyone’s schedule is full at this time of year, but don’t forget about your social life. Here are a few ideas to get you out on the town: WHAT’S THE DEAL: The [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Rich Kessler Photography) If the long winter this year gave you cabin fever, here are a few ideas of ways to get out and about now that spring is finally in the air. [...]

A weekend in the Shenandoah Valley

A weekend in the Shenandoah Valley

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) After G. Freeman Pollock founded Skyland Resort in 1894 he went in and out of bankruptcy so frequently it is hard to imagine it ever becoming the popular tourist destination it [...]

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

By Jordan Wright (File photo) In an area where watermen, their history and culture have customarily been the prime subject of literary interest, it was “Chesapeake” author James Michener who noted the architecture of Cambridge’s High [...]

Bartenders from Port City and Paris mix it up together

Bartenders from Port City and Paris mix it up together

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Behind an unremarkable door in an otherwise unexceptional part of Old Town, two men brought Alexandria and France a little bit closer together over drinks one evening last week. For more [...]

We are bringing a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s culinary scene

We are bringing a touch of Germany to Alexandria’s culinary scene

Catherine and 
Margaret Portner 
Co-founders, Portner 
Brewhouse (File Photo) To the editor: Thank you, Michael Ford, for sharing your thoughts regarding the lack of German cuisine and opportunities for “utepils” in Alexandria (“Bring a touch of [...]

Christmas on the Potomac

Christmas on the Potomac

By Jordan Wright (Courtesy photo) Santa won’t get a moment’s rest this holiday season at the Gaylord National Resort. And neither, it seems certain, will his merry elves. If you haven’t gotten in the Christmas spirit [...]

Spice up travel plans with a trip to Culpeper

Spice up travel plans with a trip to Culpeper

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jordan Wright) Culpeper is renowned for its history and aeronautic acrobats, but don’t let that fool you: The town has more to offer than meets the eye. Historians have expounded on Culpeper’s role [...]

Wining and dining in Idaho

Wining and dining in Idaho

By Frederica Dunn (Courtesy photo) If potatoes are the first thing to come to mind when you think of Idaho, you don’t know how wrong you are. The Basque people from Spain settled the western state, [...]