Category: Journal

Boar Creek Appalachian Whiskey

Will Dawson, owner of E. Wright & C. Wallace Distilleries, gets candid about how he approaches making whiskey in Virginia. His distillery is located in Carroll County in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains…

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Tastemaker: David Everett of Blue Talon Bistro, Williamsburg

Without hesitation, it’s easy to say Chef David Everett has paved the way for Williamsburg, Virginia, to become a culinary destination. He owns and operates Blue Talon Bistro, The Trellis Bar & Grill, DoG Street Pub, The Blackbird Bakery and Hair of the Dog Bottleshop. And much of the focus of his restaurants revolves around regional cuisine…

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Tastemaker: Laura Wood Habr of Crocs 19th Street Bistro, Virginia Beach

Laura Wood Habr of Crocs 19th Street Bistro in Virginia Beach reflects’ “Virginia’s spirit” in everything she does! She has been waving the local flag long before people realized the value in Virginia products (i.e., before it was hip). In addition to working with local food purveyors, she’s a proponent of all things liquid Virginia…

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Tastemakers: Chef Harper Bradshaw & Whitney Sacdalan of Harper’s Table, Suffolk

The folks at Harper’s Table show their ”Virginia spirit” year-round. That’s why we picked them as featured Tastemakers for September #VaSpiritsMonth. Executive Chef and Owner Harper Bradshaw has a deep respect for local traditions; and the provisions of the Tidewater region are effortlessly crafted into every dish because quite simply, there’s a rich story to be told.

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Virginia Distillery Company

Virginia Distillery Company is taking time-tried traditions of single malt whisky production and blazing the trail for American single malt. With an uncompromising attitude towards quality, they give rise to whisky that’s theirs and theirs alone.

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Tastemaker: Paul Kirk of Rappahannock Restaurant, Richmond

Paul Kirk is the rockstar Bar Manager for Richmond’s very own Rappahannock Restaurant. When he’s not busy cameoing on PBS’s Mobile Feast with Chef Dylan Fultineer, he can be found whipping up cocktails and concoctions utilizing local ingredients for juices and syrups behind the bar at one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants in America.”

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September is Virginia Spirits Month: Show Your Virginia Spirit!

Helping us celebrate September #VaSpiritsMonth are some of the coolest #VaSpirits Tastemakers in Virginia and Washington DC, sharing how they show their Virginia Spirit! All of our Tastemakers are cutting edge food & beverage professionals and have graciously offered up special #VaSpirits cocktails for the entire month of September at their restaurants…

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