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Hold on there! Voting has ended for this year's Virginia is For Lovers Culinary Challenge. The final results will be announced tomorrow by Noon. Thanks to everyone who voted!

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Congratulations to ALL the winners!

And thanks to everyone who voted!



Winner: Eat Like a Local - Local Hot Spots

Two Drummers Smokehouse

Toano
 

Results of the Vote:

  1. Two Drummers Smokehouse - Toano - 16% (by 6 votes!)
  2. Spencer Devon Brewing - Fredericksburg - 16%
  3. La Petite Auberge - Fredericksburg - 10%

Find out more all 33 local hot spots at Defining Local: Resident-Favorite Restaurants That Use Local Ingredients.



 

Winner: Bakeries and Desserts

The Family Bakery

Gate City
 

Results of the Vote:

  1. The Family Bakery - Gate City - 33%
  2. Bonnie Blue - Winchester - 18%
  3. Blackbird Bakery - Bristol - 13%

Find out more about The Family Bakery and all the other sweets purveyors at 15 Virginia Bakeries To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.



 

Winner: Fresh Catch! Oysters and Seafood

The White Dog Bistro

Mathews
 

Results of the Vote:

  1. White Dog Bistro - Mathews - 23% (by 41 votes!)
  2. Rockafeller's - Virginia Beach - 22%
  3. Denson's Grocery & Oyster Bar - Colonial Beach - 15%

Find out more about White Dog Bistro and the other 17 finalists at 18 Virginia Restaurants That Serve Up The Freshest Seafood & Oysters



 

NN Burger

Kilmarnock
 

Results of the Vote:

  1. NN Burger - Kilmarnock - 33.5%
  2. Bootleggers Cafe - Rocky Mount - 26.3%
  3. Pure Eats - Harrisonburg - 18.7%

Read The Perfect Patties: 8 Great Burger Joints Around Virginia to learn more about this round's Champion and the seven other finalists.



Winner: BBQ

Wolfe's BBQ

Marion
 

Results of the Vote:

  1. Wolfe's BBQ - Marion - 15.5%
  2. King's Barbecue - Petersburg - 14.2%
  3. Allman's BBQ - Fredericksburg - 13.3%

Read 13 Virginia Restaurants That Serve Up Unbeatable Barbecue to learn more about this round's Champion and all 13 finalists.



 

Winner: Small Bites/Tasting Menus

Kybecca

Fredericksburg
 

Results of the Vote:

  1. Kybecca - Fredericksburg - 37%
  2. Trattoria Villagio - Clifton - 22%
  3. Pasture - Richmond - 7%

Read 12 Noteworthy Small Bites Restaurants in Virginia to learn more about this round's Champion and the 12 finalists.


 

2016 Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge - Details

Schedule:*

Round 1: Small Bites/Tasting Menus

Monday, March 21, 12pm to Thursday, March 24, 5pm

Winner announced Friday, March 25, 12pm

Round 2: Burgers and BBQ

Monday, March 28, 9am to Thursday, March 31, 5pm

Winner announced Friday, April 1, 12pm

Round 3: Fresh Catch! - Oysters, Seafood

Monday, April 4, 9am to Thursday, April 7, 5pm

Winner announced Friday, April 8, 12pm

Round 4: Bakeries and Desserts

Monday, April 11, 9am to Thursday, April 14, 5pm

Winner announced Friday, April 15, 12pm

Round 5: Eat Like a Local - Local Hot Spots

Monday, April 18, 12pm to Thursday, April 21, 5pm

Winner announced Friday, April 22, 12pm

*subject to change - voting ends promptly at 5 every Thursday.

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