From field to fork in the Piedmont: restaurants, wineries, and family farms
A surprisingly excellent pinot noir leads our oenophile to Amherst’s Ankida Ridge Vineyards
It’s fantastic at the restaurants of the Piedmont. The Piedmont Virginian’s mini-guide to dining, restaurants, and field to fork destinations.
Photo at the Ashby Inn by Jaclyn Dyrholm
With the tried, true, and new: A tour of Merriewood
By Pam Kamphuis, photo by Bridget Bryant
Piedmont Craftsman Peter H. Miller has that Midas Touch
By Andrew Haley, photos courtesy of PH Miller Studio
A tour of local farms.
By Pete Pazmino. Photo courtesy of Crowfoot Farm, by Molly Peterson
Fighting to save Virginia’s flora from unwanted invaders.
By James Wilkinson, photo by Jaclyn Dyrholm.
The Piedmont Environmental Council’s John McCarthy.
By Paula Combs, photo courtesy of the Piedmont Environmental Council.
Revitalizing old-time skill sets. By Amy Fewell
… along Virginia’s Crooked Road.
By Glenda Booth, Photo: Whitetop Mountain Band by Gail Agett Cooler, Mountain Roads Recordings
Dave Frey and the festival that transformed the Virginia music scene. By Eric Wallace, Photo by Camden Littleton
Out of the Mouths of Dogs
By Tony Vanderwarker
By Pam Owen A sublime mix of beauty, athleticism, and ferocity, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the smallest bird—and the only hummer—that breeds in the Eastern United States. Mostly bright green on top and white underneath, its common name comes from the glittery, iridescent red feathers on the mature male’s throat. At less than three inches…
Buddy Guy. Wednesday, 8 p.m., Paramount Theater, Charlottesville. With his polka-dotted Fender Stratocaster, wide smile, sultry riffs, and lightning-fast licks, Buddy Guy is an instantly recognizable bluesman, and has been for 50 years. Guy is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one of the greatest living guitarists (not to mention a major…
What is more summery than crisp, tart lemons? Try this delicious recipe from Vintage Restaurant at the Inn at Willow Grove Download the printable version Lemon Tart Filling Ingredients 3 lemons (zest and juice) 2 egg yolks 1 whole eggs ¼ cup butter ¼ cup sugar Method Finely chop the lemon zest. Add the lemon…
ARTISTS OF RAPPAHANNOCK By Roger Piantadosi Rappahannock News staff On any given day here on the edge of Shenandoah National Park, the one thing you are least likely to see is Maggie Rogers not in motion. Still a barely contained bundle of energy at 67, Rogers is likely to describe herself as “printmaker, coffee roaster,…