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February 2014

Continental Divide To Open RVA Location!


continental divideCharlottesville’s Continental Divide will open a Richmond location, according to media reports.

Continental Divide, an awesomely popular cantina located on W. Main Street in CVille, will launch a second location in RVA, according to reports. Continental Divide will replace Mint Gastropub at 2501 W. Main Street in RVA. Keep Reading

6 Baltimore Beers You Should Try


1. Loose Cannon, Heavy Seas Beer

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4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227
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Their flagship beer, Loose Cannon wins people over at first smell. The carefully cultivated interplay of Simcoe, Palisade, and Centennial creates a most fragrant IPA—its nose bursts with notes of grapefruit, herbs, and pine. Bitterness is somewhat subdued by the floral quality that pervades the taste. The color is burnished gold, and the mouthfeel is creamy. A strong malt backbone balances out the triple-hopped beer. Its nickname, Hop3, comes from the brewing process: the brewers hop Loose Cannon in the boil, the hopback, and the fermenter. It won a second place CAMRA award at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival. Keep Reading

8 VA Wines You Should Try


1. Meritage ’10, Jefferson Vineyards


1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, Virginia 229
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Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominate the 2010 Meritage, leading with aromas of black cherry, anise, and vanilla, while plum, spice, and orange peel cover the palate. Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon provide rich color and hearty tannins, softened by the liberal use of new French oak barrels and a two and a half year maturation process. Keep Reading

9 CVille Concerts That Rock In March!!


1. Surfer Blood with Ski Lodge and Wake Up, The Southern Cafe and Music Hall, Mar. 02, 8pm


103 South 1st St., Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Check out these Florida-based alt rockers as they dish out dreamy surf rock with pop sensibilities in support of their sophomore album Pythons. Surfer Blood may have started in a cramped bedroom, but with Pythons it’s clear that they have grown into a self-sufficient unit whose potential is limitless. So instead of continuing to analyze where these songs came from and where the band are going, let’s step back from the tornado of excitement surrounding the band and just listen. No matter where you are or what kind of day you had, listening to Pythons will make you realize that the sun is shining somewhere. Let’s bask in it together. Keep Reading

7 Things To Do In CVille This Week


1. Ash Lawn-Highland


2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Get the Highland experience! Go see the home of President James Monroe, the Founding Father who fought in the Revolution, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, and issued the Monroe Doctrine. Highland and its attached Victorian wing are filled with a variety of period furniture and decorative items, as well as classically inspired furnishings the Monroes brought back from France. Keep Reading

Visit The Appellation Trail Today!!


The Appellation Trail Wineries

1. Glass House Winery

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5898 Free Union Road, Free Union, Virginia 22940
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Glass House Winery is a boutique winery in the heart of the Monticello Wine Trail in central Virginia. Craft artisan wines are made solely from grapes grown on the property and in the region. Twelve acres are currently under vine on site with carefully selected grapes that bring out the best of the terroir in the region. The grapes are cultivated with meticulous care, while striving to treat the Earth as respectfully and gently as possible in the process. Keep Reading

6 Delicious NYC Thai Food Hot Spots!


1. Pure Thai Cookhouse


766 9th Ave #2, New York, NY 10019
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PURE Thai Cookhouse is a genuine Thai shophouse style restaurant in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen that features homemade noodles from a prized family recipe. Pure also specializes in signature dishes you would find from the many vendors and shophouses from the farmlands of Phayao, in the North to the floating markets of Ratchaburi in Central Thailand, to the oceans and fishing villages of Krabi in the South. Keep Reading

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