Culinary Virginia

  • Pippin Hill

    Sixth Largest Wine Region in the Country See what you're missing and what national media is abuzz about - delightful, award winning Virginia wine. More

    Carlos' Roanoke, VA

    The Best of What's Around Sample the unique signature flavors of various Virginia cities and neighborhoods during Restaurant Weeks and other culinary events. More

    Virginia Produce

    Mmm mmm good Fresh from the farm, expect to find veggies, eggs, meats, jams, jellies, flowers, herbs, and more at Virginia's farmers' markets.  More

    The BBQ Exchange

    Virginia's Best Barbecue is not hard to find. Just ask the locals! We did, and we have a round up of the best places from the coast to the mountains. Your mouth is watering already, isn't it? More

    Carl's Frozen Custard

    Sweet Summertime or Anytime The title of best ice cream or frozen treat in the Commonwealth is always up for debate, but one thing is not. There is no shortage of fantastic, homemade, creamy goodness. More

    Carolina Cupcakery in Chesapeake, VA

    Let's Go There! If your DVR is set to record programs from Food Network, Travel Channel or Cooking Channel, you might have these featured restaurants on your "to eat" list. More

    Surfboard dinner at Virginia Beach

    Local Hot Spots A day on the Virginia Beach waves is sure to work up your appetite. A slice of Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Pizza and a Rockfish taco are two local favorites your'e sure to love. Get it at Catch 31.

  • March kicks off the Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge for 2015.  

    Restaurants, locals and visitors nominated their favorite entrée for the 2015 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge. The dishes were critiqued by three judges who know and love Virginia's culinary product. From there, each entrée was placed into a bracket style vote-off to narrow the field to 16. Voting continues until one remains. Who will be crowned the "Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge Champion" for 2015?


    The final vote will determine the 2015 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge Champion!

    Championship is on! Congratulations to our finalists!
    Final round voting ends April 6th, so vote for your favorite today!

    Chef Eugene Hudders presents his Apple, Brie and Bacon Burger.

    Horseshoe Restaurant - Apple, Brie and Bacon Burger

    Chef Joy Crump presents her Chicken and Waffles.

    FoodE - Chicken and Waffles



    (3/30 - 3:30 pm. Final Four voting ends today!)
    Horseshoe   FoodE
    64.5%   48.1%
    2072   1402
    Vote Now  
  • Taste More of Virginia


    17 Virginia Barbecue Joints

    Yes, Virginia does have some of the best barbecue on the East Coast.

    22 Places to Eat Like a Local

    Here are 22 hot spots that local Virginians swear by, and so will you.
    Food and wine pairing

    Wine and Brews

    Take your culinary experience up a notch with wine and food pairings and add in some craft beer. Taste and love Virginia.
    Food festivals

    Food Festivals

    Food is not only a necessity for all, but a passion for many. Check out some festivals to sample great eats.
    Texas Tavern

    5 Food and Drink Experiences

    Whether your palate makes you a gourmand or not, there are fun food and drink experiences for everyone this year.
    Guy Fieri at Village Cafe

    Restaurants on TV

    If Guy Fieri, Adam Richman and Bobby Flay love Virginia's cuisine, there's no doubt that you will, too.
  • Virginia Culinary Experiences

    L'Auberge Provencale

    Farm to Table

    Farm to table, farm to fork, locavore ... all of these terms mean one thing: fresh food from here.

    Food Ingredients - Palio - Leesburg

    Cooking Classes

    Try your hand at making your own plate of Virginia goodness when you attend a chef-directed cooking class.

    Jefferson’s at Omni Homestead Resort

    25 Fall Patio Dining Destinations

    September 26, 2014

    The colors of fall fade so quickly. Make it a point to enjoy the season every moment you can. Take your drink and dinner on the . . .

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