Food and Restaurants

University of Virginia Press

The holiday season is here and for some people that means parties, rich food and traditional drinks.  This year there’s something new to guide the creation of those cocktails – a book called The Imbible

Ragged Branch Distillery

The first batch of whiskey in the new world was distilled in Virginia nearly 400 years ago, and in his time native son George Washington would become its biggest producer, bottling 11,000 gallons in 1798 alone.  Today, Virginia has 42 distilleries, including a new enterprise offering bourbon and beef.  

Richmond Man Goes Upscale with Swine Skins

Nov 16, 2017
Sandy Hausman/Radio IQ

Pork rinds are a staple for Southern snackers – crispy fried pig skin, salty and deep fried.  Now, thanks to the efforts of a Richmond man, this humble food is going upscale.

In Search Of Virginia's Go-To Summertime Dish

Aug 25, 2017
Jason Fuller

Summertime and cookouts are inextricably tied to one another. It’s a time for family, friends and the forging of indelible memories. In Virginia, food tends to be so much more than just flavors and fulfillment. Many Virginians attend cookouts where there are hamburgers and hot dogs on a grill, but those items alone do not delve into the essence of food culture. 

For Some, Back to School Means Back to Regular Meals

Sep 7, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF

For many kids across Virginia, heading back to school also means going back to having a regular meal again. On average, one in ten Virginia households don’t have consistent access to food. Public schools play a critical role in filling that gap.

Before they even enter a classroom, students at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in Richmond are greeted by dining services staff.

Students are funneled through a quick line as staff hand out yogurt, muffins and milk.