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It's a big weekend for food and fun enthusiasts, plus we have some new restaurants you may not know about. more


The Inimitable Kari Smith joins TasteBudz. Plus all kinds of restaurant news and views to share. more


“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” It was the best because I was heading home…to my hometown of Boones Mill, located in Franklin County in southwestern Virginia. It really wasn’t the worst of times. I’ve just always thought... more



Have it your way at Your Pie

Something old, something new, something borrowed (from Roanoke) and something Blue. Wow, we have it all this week. more


All kinds of news this week. Watch out. A new wave of new restaurants is heading out way. more


Hold on Elizabeth. This is the big one. I'm talking, of course, about the Carytown Watermelon Festival. more


A beer fest of historical proportions this Saturday and the long anticipate Aloi restaurant opens next Tuesday. more


The ladies have spoken. The days of the drab tool shed sitting out in the backyard are gone. Mark Longenecker, with Sheds Unlimited in Pennsylvania explains, “The designs of our buildings have proven to be so popular with women that some men... more


Big news on what promises to be a cool new restaurant in Scott's Addition. Plus, let's do brunch. more



Shelby Willmon at Pik Nik

Restaurants, new and old, dot the area landscape. How do you know where to go? It's simple. Get to know me. Plus have you been to the Willow Lawn Kroger recently? It's almost like going back to the future. Almost. more


Sometimes the old places are the best places. Sometimes the new places are the best places. What I'm trying to say is that I've gained about five more pounds this week. more


Can you think of a better way to spend a lazy, hazy, crazy day of summer than by relaxing on an island and enjoying a refreshing island-style beverage? Well, we can’t provide the islands (unless you’re satisfied with Brown’s or Belle), but we can... more

Raising the Bar

Chances are that you’ve heard of Farmville. No, I’m not talking about a game that you play on your smart phone. I’m not talking about virtual reality. I’m talking about reality, itself, which is somewhat novel these days. I’m talking about what... more

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The River City should be any art lover’s dream destination. We have the nation’s top public university art school, and we’re home to one of the world’s premier art museums. We have a vibrant downtown arts district, where you’ll find many diverse... more


It’s hard to travel in any direction in Metro Richmond without running head-long into history. Hence, it would be impossible to put together the consummate weekend getaway for history lovers. Your personal interests would dictate how and where... more


I was all set to do our annual May article on summer beach travel. You know, I was going to say something about there being lots of sand and sun and waves and all that. Trust me, it would have been a marvelous article. But before I could write it... more

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It's all about the pizza at PBR

Two new restaurants or is it three? It's kinda like three. But you're going to have to read Tastebudz for this get the full joy of understanding. more


It's time for another weekly dose of Tastebudz. Looking for a great happy hour or a new idea for dining out? We have it right here. more


It's a great weekend for eating - Deltaville Seafood Festival and more. Plus a new pizza joint opens in town. more


As you enter Chiocca’s Salon at 14736 Village Square Place in Midlothian, you’re filled with anticipation as to how exceptional you will look and feel in just a short while. In the meantime, you are ready to relax and be pampered by a professional... more

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