Big News — AVA to Close at end of February

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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!

Dec. 19: Freakshow Wine Dinner and Live Performance

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Devour Vaudeville is on the bill and a freakshow of a wine offering is on the menu. Come on down to the big time, at AVA, this Saturday, for boffo bits on the boards!

A sparkling tasting for Sparkles & Sweets

Sparkles & Sweets

Support Downtown Staunton by coming out to Sparkles & Sweets this weekend. Visit AVA for free Thanksgiving sides samples and a sparkling wine tasting for $5.

Friday October 30: Michael David Wine Dinner

Michael David Wine Dinner

Join us next Friday for a stunning 5-course wine dinner accompanied by California’s Michael David Wines. The dinner focuses on hearty fall flavors and red wines.

October Charitable Events: Taste of the NFL & Can Drive

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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!

The 4th Annual Lodge at Old Trail Culinary Competition

4th annual Lodge Culinary Competition

Want to see me battle it out in Western Albemarle for a local Chopped-like cooking competition in September? It all benefits a local cause. Get tickets at AVA now!

Prince Michel Wine Dinner August 21

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Join us this Friday for a sumptuous summer wine dinner that you’ll remember with fondness for a long time. Just $45 each for four courses with wine by Prince Michel.

Thank you for supporting downtown Staunton

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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!

Local food love

Staunton Augusta Farmers Market

I just thought I’d send out a love note on the blog today to all the local farms and farmers around and a huge thank you for our thriving farmers markets.