Final AVA Blog Post


This is my final blog post on what it was like to conceive of and run AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar. And it’s a big thank you to my closest supporters and customers!

Big News — AVA to Close at end of February


It’s time to announce that we’re set to close on February 26. Please plan to visit us this month before closing for V-Day, music, wine, special events and more!

New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball this Thursday!

New Years Eve 2016 (1)

Dinner and dancing, or just dinner, or just dancing, or name your pleasure…just make reservations, get dolled up and plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve with us!

Debuting our Fall 2015 Menu

Fall Menu AVA

It’s that time of year again for everything autumnal and yummy. That’s why I’m thrilled to unleash my new fall menu!

Aussie Wine Dinner October 10


G’day mates, here’s a bottler — are you ready to go down under for a corker? Then come to AVA’s Australian Wine Dinner October 10th! You’ll be gobsmacked!

October Charitable Events: Taste of the NFL & Can Drive


Please join us in helping to provide meals for Feeding America and donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank by participating in our October charitable events.

Food truck face-off

Food Truck Battle Crowd

The recent Food Truck Battle at the Frontier Culture Museum brought out throngs of supporters to benefit the Madee Project. I was a food judge and had a blast!

Creative, no-tree nut school lunches

School Lunches

Has your kid’s school banned tree nuts in school lunches? Here are ideas to help you keep it fresh and nutritious for your child each day and easy on you!

Thank you for supporting downtown Staunton

Thank you cards letterpress

Last week’s restaurant week was a huge success but the bigger success goes to our community year-round, with its many reasons to enjoy — and support — downtown Staunton!

Seven year restaurant anniversary special dinner all week

7th Anniversary

All week enjoy our 7 course anniversary dinner and pairings for $70 each! Come in and celebrate with us!