Christina Ball

Pulling Up Roots

Jeff Greenough

In the Shenandoah Valley, Harvest Thyme Herbs produces lovely herbs and vegetables for restaurants that take the farm-to-table concept seriously. more



Jeff Greenough

Craig Rogers took an unusual route to sheep farming—he was an engineering college dean and a businessman first—but chefs rave about his lamb. more

Feb 26, 2015 2:56 PM , Culture

A Contemporary Euro-Style Oasis

Ryan Haury

A new team has transformed the historic Ashby Inn and Restaurant into a first class experience of food, wine and hospitality. Christina Ball travels to Paris for a memorable meal at a place where nothing goes to waste. more

Dec 1, 2010 10:01 AM Food 2 Comments

Beyond the Tavern - Feature

Tyler Darden

Within earshot of fife and drum, Christina Ball samples the fare at two of Williamsburg's most popular eateries. "Oh, for a bowl of fat canary, rich Palermo, sparkling sherry..." more

Jul 15, 2010 10:03 AM Food


Tyler Darden

The Taubman Museum is transforming Roanoke’s cultural landscape and attracting a new kind of tourist to the city—and downtown eateries are striving to keep up. more

Apr 28, 2010 4:57 PM Food

red hen feat

Tyler Darden

Lexington’s Red Hen is a cozy and elegant restaurant where chef Tucker Yoder is committed to innovative yet approachable food. more

Jan 18, 2010 12:40 PM Food 1 Comments

Jurich duck

Tyler Darden

Todd Jurich’s namesake Norfolk restaurant is proof that the veteran chef has parlayed talent and business savvy into big-city success. Photography by Tyler Darden more

Nov 9, 2009 7:18 AM Food 1 Comments


Tyler Darden

Luray’s lustrous Mimslyn Inn and its restaurant, Circa ’31, bring a touch of elegance to the Shenandoah Valley. The Thornton Grille, in nearby Sperryville, is destination dining, too. Photography by Tyler Darden more

Nov 3, 2009 2:47 PM Food

Stove 1

Tyler Darden

Sydney Meers—raconteur, artist and, above all, dazzling chef—heats up Port Norfolk. Photography by Tyler Darden more

Sep 29, 2009 1:44 PM Food


Jeff Greenough

A pair of former Chicago chefs have brought haute cuisine to Chilhowie’s Town House. By Christina Ball • Photography by Jeff Greenough more

Sep 14, 2009 3:49 PM Food 3 Comments


Photo by Stacey Evans

For beef, many of Virginia’s best restaurants turn to Mount Air Farm in Crozet, home to Gryffon’s Aerie beef and more. Christina Ball tours this sustainable farm and stays for a memorable meal. Photography by Stacey Evans more

Jul 29, 2009 2:58 PM Food 2 Comments


Photography by Tyler Darden

In Richmond, two chic Fan restaurants, plus an enduring lunch spot. Photography by Tyler Darden more

Jul 27, 2009 3:09 PM Food

Poppy hill entree

Photography by Tyler Darden

We found an old-style Italian eatery and a chic wine bar across the street from each other in Fredericksburg. more

Jul 27, 2009 2:35 PM Food



Christina Ball follows a blog trail to a back alley in Old Town Winchester, where chef Ed Matthews does a lot more than muse about the wonders of food at his destination-worthy restaurant, One Block West. more

Jun 17, 2009 2:41 PM Food 1 Comments

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