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Foodie Update: What is Dishcrawl?

August 12, 2013


A pubcrawl. Whether or not you enjoy drinking, I’m certain that most of us would be able to provide an adequate definition of the word. Now suppose someone asked you to define the word “dishcrawl.” You’d probably have a good idea what to say, but you’d also want to know more about it, and where […]

El Tepeyac: Made-from-scratch Goodness

March 4, 2013


For about the past three months I’ve had to put up with posts by a good friend of mine on the social network Path. In all honesty, my friend hasn’t done anything wrong. The real problem was that every time he went to the restaurant El Tepeyac, he had to post pictures of his meal, which only made […]

Champion Brewing Company

February 18, 2013


Charlottesville and the surrounding counties are blossoming with local breweries. Though many have only been around for less than 5 years, all have proven their success by drawing in business from locals and outsiders alike. One such brewery looking to make its mark is Champion Brewing Company. Champion Brewing Company is the creation of Hunter […]

Fat Kid Rules the World

October 30, 2012


Although the Virginia Film Festival has been going on for 25 years, the festival always offers something new or different in the cinema world. In the movie Fat Kid Rules the World, we meet Troy Billings (Jacob Wysocki), an overweight 17 year-old who is about to commit suicide. However, just as he’s about to jump […]

VA Film Festival Preview: The Man with The Iron Fists

October 26, 2012


Who doesn’t enjoy Kung Fu movies? If you do, keep reading, because your life is about to get more exciting. If you don’t, you should read on to find out what all the excitement is about! In The Man with the Iron Fists, an eclectic group of people, including assassins, warriors, a British soldier, and a village blacksmith, […]

VA Film Festival Preview: House Hunting

October 20, 2012


Looking for a good thriller — something a little scarier in the Virginia Film Festival line-up? In the movie House Hunting, two families become trapped at an isolated real estate open house. While attempts to leave only end with them being placed right back at the secluded house, they soon find out from a malevolent […]

A Palace in the Mountains

October 19, 2012


Tucked away in Afton Mountain and sitting on the edge of Nelson County is a place called Swannanoa Palace. Nestled on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Swannanoa was built in 1912 by James H Dooley, a wealthy and prominent lawyer from the Richmond area. Intended to be a summer place for his family, […]

No-Mic Open Mic Night

October 10, 2012


Do you have anything planned for your Sunday afternoons? If not, and if you’re looking for something a little different, then you should check out James River Brewing Co. for their new Sunday music showcase – No-Mic Open Mic Night. Located in Scottsville, VA, about 20 minutes south of Charlottesville, the newly founded brewery offers free live […]

Savor The Season

October 1, 2012


Virginia is not an amateur when it comes to the topic of wine. The city of Charlottesville alone boasts of more than 20 wineries in its surrounding areas. Now, while some of you may find more than a dozen wineries to choose from too much to think about, it shouldn’t keep you from trying to […]

A Taste of the James River

September 27, 2012


Over the past few years, Central Virginia has become a fertile business ground for new breweries. A new brewery that has recently added itself to the Virginia landscape is the James River Brewing Company. Located about 20 miles south of Charlottesville in Scottsville, James River Brewing is a small brewery that is a result of work […]