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There’s nothing showy or pretentious about Vito Bellantuono or his Midlothian restaurant, La Cucina. Without making a big production of it, Vito simply continues to serve some of the most delicious Italian food in town. He describes the restaurant... more

Chef's Choice

In the market for a MacBook®, an iPad® or perhaps an iPhone®? Hold on! Before you make any decisions, pay a visit to Experimac Midlothian, located at 13614 Hull Street Road, next to the new Publix Grocery Store. “We can save you time and money by... more

Business Spotlights

“We met in Red Bank, New Jersey at Danny’s Steak House, I was a bartender and Tommy was the chef,” Ronnie Hussey recalls. She continues: “Tommy has 25 years experience as a chef. He has catered for as many as 1,000 people at a time. “ Tommy, she... more

Chef's Choice

Toulah Suleymanian was born into the restaurant business. From the mid-1970s to the early 90s, her family operated a popular Greek restaurant in the same location as the Greek Taverna, which she and her husband Gagek run today. “When she was in... more

Chef's Choice

Some good eating around town this week. Check out my smoked wings love story and we have some cool noodle news. Also a new Tex-Mex grill in the near West End more

Tastebudz

Though raised in Jalisco, Mexico, Eduardo “Lalo” Macias was born in California. “My parents were working in the fields there when I was born,” he says. Growing up in Mexico, Lalo says that from an early age he wanted to be in the restaurant... more

Chef's Choice

This week's stories will bowl you over. There are a few good bowls from which to select. Just keep reading and it will all become clear. more

Tastebudz

There are some article assignments that I enjoy more than others. And I have to admit that I was very happy to learn that we were doing a story on Robin Adolf Salzberg, co-owner of Lustre, a beautiful jewelry store that opened in the Ridge... more

My Town

Bristol is such an amazing “small town” that it takes two states to contain it. First a disclaimer for those of you who like to get technical. Bristol, Virginia isn’t a town at all. It’s an independent city. However, with a population of less than... more

TRAVEL

You have through Sunday (October 28) to catch an outstanding production of what may be (IMHO) the greatest stage play of all time. more

ENTERTAINMENT

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

Tastebudz

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

Tastebudz

“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

TRAVEL

YOUR PIE

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

Tastebudz

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

Tastebudz

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

Tastebudz

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

Tastebudz

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

HOME & GARDEN

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

Tastebudz

shelby

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

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