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March 2014 - page 2

6 Awesome Pizza Joints In Va Beach!


1. Planet Pizza Space Grill


981 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 | 812 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
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Visit Planet Pizza to quench your thirst for cold beverages and their fabulous space shakes. They also offer a great variety of Italian and American cuisine: starters, soups, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and desserts. While you eat, enjoy the art show of aliens and robots that decorate their locations. Keep Reading

6 DC Lunch Options Under $10


1. District Taco


5723 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA | 656 Pennsylvania AVE SE, Washington DC | 1309 F St NW, Washington DC
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In 2009, two neighbors got together over some homemade chips, salsa and guacamole and decided to launch District Taco as a food truck. District Taco has since grown and now operates multiple locations in and around Washington DC.

The mission is to serve quality Mexican (Yucatan style!) food that is fresh, simple and healthy. All of their food is made fresh daily from quality ingredients. They strive to limit their impact on the environment by serving in environmentally-friendly packaging where possible. Keep Reading

6 RVA Lunch Options Under $10


1. Estes BarB’Que


317 N 2nd St., Richmond, Virginia 23219
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Estes BarB’Que strives to bring you the finest pulled pork and other smoked greatness to your street. Originally a food cart, their goal was to take the fear out of eating from a mobile food unit by creating a welcome ambiance with an appealing design. After the look pulls the customers in, the taste keeps them coming back for more. They smoke their bbq low and slow for that amazing taste Richmond can’t get enough of. They can be found at their new store right off Broad Street or in the cart at one of their events with Richmond Street Foodies all over the city. The RVA Street Foodies unites mobile food vendors to form fun, family-friendly Foodie Courts. Keep Reading

7 Mid-Atlantic Brewmasters That Rock


1. Bill Madden, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, VA


444 West Broad Street Suite I, Falls Church, Virginia 2204
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One of the industry’s most-respected brewers, Bill Madden (second from right) serves as the chief executive officer and executive brewer at Mad Fox Brewing Company. He guides the brewing team consisting of head brewer Charlie Buettner (second from left) and brewers Brian Murphy (far right) and Brad Hulewicz (far left). Bill learned the science of brewing at the University of California-Davis where he graduated from the Master Brewers Program in 1995. Since then, he has been honing his craft and has been responsible for opening and operating seven brewpub locations in the region while at Capitol City Brewing Company, Founders Restaurant and Brewing Company, and Vintage 50 Restaurant and Brew Lounge. Bill’s locally brewed and served beers have received national acclaim through the Brewers Associations’ Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and the Chicago Real Ale Festival. His achievements are especially notable because they span from the biggest, most robust and full-flavored beer styles to also include the lightest and subtlest beer styles, an unusual accomplishment that speaks to his finesse as a brewer. Keep Reading

7 Talented VA Winemakers


1. Dr. Sudha Patil, Narmada Winery, Amissville, VA


43 Narmada Lane, Amissville, Virginia 20106
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Dr. Sudha Patil (left) has an extraordinary palate as well as an undergraduate degree in chemistry. In the short time since Narmada Winery opened its doors in November 2009, her skills in both the art and the science of winemaking have brought accolades. Sudha’s primary focus at Narmada Winery is to create graceful, elegant and food-enhancing wines. Keep Reading

6 VA Wineries You Should Visit


1. Byrd Cellars


5847 River Road West, Goochland, 23063
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Welcome to the award winning Byrd Cellars Vineyard & Winery! Join them in Goochland for a glass of fine wine by the fireplace, or on a comfy sofa in the new Winemaker’s Loft or on the covered porch. Located in the rural setting of the beautiful Piedmont region near Richmond & Charlottesville, their comfortable and charming space is the perfect place to relax with others or just escape with a glass of fine wine. Keep Reading

7 Va Breweries You Should Visit!


1. Lost Rhino Brewing Company, Ashburn

21730 Red Rum Dr. STE 147-157, Ashburn, Virginia 20147
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The name Lost Rhino™ represents the strength and attitude of the rhinoceros. The five species of rhino each has its own distinct persona, ranging from laid back to aggressive. Their brews will also span a range of personalities from hoppy Pilsners to rich, malty IPAs. Keep Reading

7 Delicious Richmond Brunch Spots


1. Baker’s Crust

baker3553 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 | Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA 23233
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The Mission and Guiding Principles at Baker’s Crust are the components that make up the foundation of the culture there. Their guiding principles are the values that support their mission… Eat Well. Be Happy. These values represent the philosophy of how they treat each other and how they conduct their business. Their attitudes and behaviors define our culture. All of these combined are based on their passion and true concern for their guests. Keep Reading

6 Amazing DC Burger Joints


1. Ben’s Chili Bowl


1213 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009-4442
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After a 50 plus year journey, business is booming and the Ben’s brand is red hot. The one constant they’ve had since 1958 has been the loyalty of their customers, and they listened when you said, “whatever you do, never change this place.” The counter, booths and stools are all original; the fresh homemade chili is still made with love, using the same secret recipe. Keep Reading

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