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Merry and Bright Holiday Hotel Meals

December 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: , , , , , |

Merry and Bright Holiday Hotel Meals Story by Jill Gleeson When you and yours crave delicious holidays, options abound! While you might choose to prepare a festive meal and even pour some exceptional spirits at home, you might also treat yourself to a getaway to

Meals on Two Wheels

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: , , |

Summer is here and it’s time to get those bicycles out of the garage and hit the trails! Designated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) as the only silver-level ride center on the East Coast—and one of only 15 in the world—Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a perfect choice for riders of all levels. From family-friendly greenways in the city of Roanoke to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and more than 300 miles of mountain trails, America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital is a cyclist’s bucket list destination.

Balkan Cuisine on Capitol Hill

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Eastern European, Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: |

There are two places to find authentic and memorable Balkan cuisine: One is in Belgrade, Serbia, and the other is in Washington DC.My hometown, The Nation’s Capital, is an American melting pot, thanks to the hundreds of embassies and international agencies headquartered here. Expats settle in the city and suburbs, some opening up restaurants to quench cravings for the flavors of their homeland. “Open it, and they will come,” is a common refrain among our global restauranteurs.

Deviled Eggs

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Americana, Appetizers, Cuisines, Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, North, Recipes, Regions, South, Southeast, West Coast|Tags: , |

What’s an American picnic, holiday gathering or family reunion without deviled eggs? The dish of boiled eggs sliced in half and stuffed with a yolk/mayonnaise filling has been an American staple for decades.But our love affair with deviled eggs wasn’t born in the New World. The dish’s origin dates back centuries to ancient Rome, Spain and other parts of Europe. Around the first century A.D., Romans enjoyed boiled eggs enhanced with spices, oil and wine. Spain began stuffing its eggs in the 13th century, adding flavors such as cilantro, pepper and a fermented fish sauce. Over the next few centuries stuffed egg fever spread across Europe, and what filled the boiled eggs ran the gamut from raisins to herbs.

Dog-Friendly Virginia Wineries

April 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: , |

While many of Virginia’s more than 280 wineries are dog-friendly to some degree, there are a handful of vintners that roll out the red carpet—and the swimming pools and the doggie ice cream truck—for Fido! Most of the Old Dominion’s pet-friendly vineyards offer water bowls and doggie treats, but these five that go above and beyond to welcome your furry friend.