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!

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


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

AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar menu

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

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!

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.