Dining/Food/Wine

The Rapp for April 10

Learn more about the attempt to bring this horse back from extinction this Friday.

RAAC’s library series covers SCBI’s attempts to save an endangered horse, dulcimer virtuoso Madeline MacNeil performs at Flint Hill Baptist, “Rappahannock Creates” opens at RDA, PEC honors Belle Meade’s garden and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Clean-up on Middle Street

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Have you seen The Washington Post's Home section feature on how Inn at Little Washington midnight custodian Jack Judd and others keep the Inn's famous kitchen looking clean and new every day, and why chef Patrick O'Connell likes it that way?
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The Rapp for April 3

Detail of a work by Wayne Paige in Middle Street’s April exhibit.

SNP launches a special quarter, Leipzig String Quartet visit Castleton, Bach and Sinatra share a weekend at the Theatre, Middle Street open a new show, the Taste of Rappahannock is scheduled and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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The Rapp for March 20

Seventh-graders assemble raised-bed frames at RCES last week.

Pianist Audrey Andrist returns to the Theatre, RAAC presents two comedies later this month, Heritage Hollow Farms is “Outstanding in the Field,” Lion Jim Blubaugh is honored by the organization and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Washington column for March 6

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March 6
The sunrise over a horse farm on Tiger Valley Road on the morning of March 4, the day after Monday’s (March 3) most recent snowstorm.

March comes roaring in, Relay for Life meets Tuesday, Gadino celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, the WVFR throws a ham and oyster dinner and Lenten services rotate through the area’s churches in this week’s Washington column.
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Topping off the tank

Workmen lower the lid of a grease-catching concrete tank at Washington’s Kramer Building in preparation for the upgrade of Tula’s Off Main to the town’s third full-service restaurant. Tula’s might reopen by the end of February; for now it’s open for coffee and baked goods 8 to 11 daily.

The Rapp for Jan. 16

Lambert Orkis (left) and David Hardy perform a matinee concert at the Theatre in Washington Jan. 26.

The Christmas tree bonfire is back on, the Theatre hosts an MLK celebration, drum circles begin at Belle Meade, “Mostly Bach and Mendelssohn” returns to the Theatre, RDA hosts its third annual oyster-and-wine fest (and numerous exhibits), Rossman P. Irwin receives the Presidential Early Career Award and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Clark Hollow Ramblings: Winter times a’coming

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Dec. 12, 2013

Some time for reflection, brought on by the winter and holiday seasons, in this week's Clark Hollow Ramblings.
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Thompsons purchase Tula’s

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Dec. 5, 2013
Darla Morres (center) poses with Thornton River Grille chef Tom Nash (left) and owner Andy Thompson at Tula’s Tuesday afternoon after the sale was announced.

The owners of several of Sperryville’s most successful businesses, including Thornton River Grille and the Sperryville Corner Store, have reached an agreement with proprietor Darla Morres to purchase her Tula’s off Main cafe and coffee shop in Washington.
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Washington column for Nov. 28

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Nov. 28, 2013
Both adults and children enjoyed singing at Trinity Church’s singalong last Friday (Nov. 22).

A gentle reminder to take some time and be truly thankful this holiday season, and, for those who may not feel like cooking, how to get a delicious Thanksgiving meal (or pie) at the Inn in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Nov. 7

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Nov. 7, 2013
Owner Carl Henrickson (left) and Logan Jones get ready for the opening on Nov. 11 of the Wine Loves Chocolate Boutique at the former Goodine’s shop on Main Street.

The Wine Loves Chocolate Boutique opens its doors, the Cause for Paws raffle is already nearly sold out and Cherub Trees are once again in season in this week’s Washington column.
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Turkey Day for 10 costs $2.78 more than last year

Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for a little more than $5 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
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The Rapp for Oct. 24

Washington’s Foster Harris House already has its creep on, in anticipation of Oct. 31′s costumed visitors. Photo by Roger Piantadosi.

Details on our (and that other) Fourth Friday, several Halloween and Christmas parties come to the town of Washington, RappCats opens Nov. 3, Ben Jones and friends throw a Rally in the Hollow, Naoko Takao returns to the Theatre and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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The Rapp for Oct. 17

Nancy Keyser's oil is on display on this year's art tour.

Details on the first ever RCHS fall festival and cornhole tournament, Narmada’s Indian-themed dinner, Ginger Hill’s birthday celebrations, a second screening of “Copperhead,” Naoko Takao returns to the Theatre, Copper Fox’s newest whiskey and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Winery books a room in town

About five years after it opened a smallish facility with expansive Blue Ridge views on Christmas Tree Lane, the Little Washington Winery is expanding into . . . Little Washington.
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The Rapp for Oct. 10

From left: Kari Paludan, Alex Hassan and Doug Bowles perform at the Theatre’s “Gilbert and Sullivan and the D’Oyly Carte Tradition” Oct. 20.

Some alternative events to partake in, in lieu of the parks still being shut down; a musical story of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to the Theatre; and the first (hopefully annual) fall festival comes to RCHS, complete with helicopter rides for those who reserve their seat, in this week’s Rapp column.
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Dinner is served

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Sept. 26, 2013

Between raising 7-year-old son Finn, and running a B&B and a seasonal bicycling-and-dining tours for most of the last decade, John and Diane MacPherson don’t get out very to dinner very often. Now, however, they have a plan to solve that — by bringing diners to their B&B.
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Letter: A ‘Taste’ of excellence

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Sept. 12, 2013

Many thanks for the amazing support for this year’s 16th annual “Taste of Rappahannock.” Headwaters is immensely grateful to all the volunteers, teachers, students, businesses and members of the community who donate time, auction items and service to make this event happen. Without you, it would not be possible! Our community supported this year’s...
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The Rapp for Sept. 5

Alexia Scott’s “Just Off Rt.17″ is among the works on exhibit at Middle Street’s opening fall show this month.

RDA explores our “Apple Heritage,” Middle Street spotlights its new artists, Shakespeare and CAST return to the Theatre, the local Republicans host a fundraiser for Sen. Mark Obenshain, WCDS explores the “Making of America” and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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The new ‘Taste’ sensations

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July 18, 2013
Cliff Miller’s recently renovated dairy barn serves as the new headquarters for this year’s Taste of Rappahannock. Courtesy photo.

For the Taste of Rappahannock this year: a new place, a new time and some new faces. This Sept. 7, the Headwaters Foundation’s 16th annual fundraiser, for many the social charity event of the year, moves to the 95-year-old gambrel-roofed former dairy barn at Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville.
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Inn sous chef is ‘Best Young Chef’ in U.S.

Inn at Little Washington sous chef Daniel Gorman at work during the 2013 Best Young Chef competition in Chicago earlier this month. Courtesy photo.

Daniel Scott Gorman, the 26-year-old Tournant chef at the Inn at Little Washington, took top honors in the national “2013 Best Young Chef” competition sponsored by the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs.
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The Rapp for June 13

Owner Bill Sharp (standing, center) holds forth with guest on the porch at the Laurel Mills Store at its First Friday seafood party last week. Photo by Chris Doxzen.

Get into SNP for free this weekend, sign up for summer camps, meet the director of "Copperhead," attend a bee forum and learn how valuable those busy little insects are, audition for RAAC's new play and join the First Friday festivities at Laurel Mills in this week's Rapp column.
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Photos: Vintage vehicle

Photo by Molly M. Peterson

Narmada Winery, like many local wineries, contracts with Harrisonburg-based Landwirt Bottling when it’s time to get its vintages into bottles.
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A tournament for the Inn’s ‘Tournant’ chef

A tournament for the Inn’s ‘Tournant’ chef

Daniel Gorman, the 26-year-old “Tournant” chef at the Inn at Little Washington, is the mid-Atlantic regional winner in the national “2013 Best Young Chef” competition sponsored by the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs.
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Town funds cleanup, weighs B&B dinner changes

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May 16, 2013

At its monthly meeting Monday (May 13) the Washington Town Council agreed to support RappFLOW’s cleanup project at Avon Hall, filled a vacancy on the Architectural Review Board and considered allowing bed and breakfasts to serve dinner to non-boarders.
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A good Rappahannock read

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May 9, 2013
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Check out restaurant reviewer (and longtime Rappahannock weekender) Walter Nicholls' amiable and informed hike though Sperryville's hotspots in the May-June Bethesda magazine.
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Photo: Art at Trinity

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April 18, 2013
Photo: Art at Trinity

Washington artist Ruthie Windsor-Mann’s “Autumn Hay 4,” part of her Rural Rappahannock Series, is among the works on exhibit at Trinity Episcopal Church’s Festival this weekend, which includes arts and crafts, music and food both Fodderstack Saturday and Sunday. (Sunday, there’s a free brunch at noon and a special Evensong at 6 p.m. in...
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Sperryville column for March 28

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March 28, 2013

There may still be winter-weather hanging around, but there are signs of growth and good things to come in Sperryville, writes Greg Hunsaker in this week's Sperryville column.
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Rappahannock Cellars takes a Governor’s Cup gold

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Rappahannock Cellars’ 2010 Meritage was among the 12 gold medalists chosen from more than 400 entries in last week’s Governor’s Cup competition.
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The Rapp for Feb. 14

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A "real foods" rap video, a lecture and demonstration on using local dyes, living with black bears, a "Doggitiude" book signing, bringing out the artist in you with three Flint Hill workshops, American jazz classics return to the Theatre and more in this week's Rapp.
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Washington column for Feb. 7

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Feb. 7, 2013
Washington column for Feb. 7

The winners of the Daughters of the Confederacy's annual essay contest, Mardis Gras at the Theatre, a schedule of the local Lenten services and special birthday and anniversary wishes in this week's Washington column.
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At the Schoolhouse, it’s Miller time

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Jan. 31, 2013
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On the cusp of February, traditionally Rappahannock’s worst tourism month, here’s a nice change of pace: news of a restaurant opening instead of closing. Sometime this spring, Cliff Miller IV says he plans to open a neighborhood pub and lunch spot in the Sperryville Schoolhouse complex.
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Waiters, diners serve up $30K of benevolence

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The Rappahannock Benevolent Fund was created to assist individuals and families with short-term emergency needs for which no government or other programs are available. This year's support dinner raised almost $30,000.
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Little things mean a lot . . . to the Inn at Little Washington

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Jan. 29, 2013
Little things mean a lot . . . to the Inn at Little Washington

Washingtonian restaurant critic Todd Kliman reveals how Rappahannock’s own Inn at Little Washington edged out Komi for the top spot in the magazine’s 2013 “100 Very Best Restaurants” this year on the magazine’s "Best Bites" blog.
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The Rapp for Jan. 24

The family of Esther Settle leads the Survivor Lap as part of the opening ceremony. Photo by Michelle Schwartz.

Fourth Friday at the Rappahannock News, Relay for Life, a children's book sale at the Book Barn, Stephanie Nakasian pays tribute to the "great ladies of song," special rates at the Public House, Super Saturday at RCHS and more in this week's Rapp.
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Letter: Here in the land of generosity

Growing up in my native Dublin during World War II, I well remember the U.S. soldiers that graced my city as I would run up to them and ask, “Any gum, chum?” They were only too eager to satisfy my request, as gum was not yet available in Ireland. That introduction to American hospitality...
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Sperryville column for Jan. 24

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Jan. 24, 2013

Fourth Friday festivities return, Mountainside offers a therapeutic movement class and Little Washington Winery hosts an art, wine and oysters festival in this week's Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 17

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Jan. 17, 2013
Sperryville column for Jan. 17

SVRS explores other fundraising options, an update on some of our friends who moved elsewhere and a rundown of some of the many local food events over the weekend in this week's Sperryville column.
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Thornton Group exits Cafe Indigo for now

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Jan. 3, 2013
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Last Sunday (Dec. 30) marked the end of a four-month, weekends-only experiment by the Thornton River Group to run a second full-service restaurant in Sperryville.
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The Rapp for Jan. 3

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Middle Street Gallery's new "Artists and Friends" exhibit, Wakefield's new partnership with the Public House and RCHS wrestler Dylan Hitt's 100th victory in this week's Rapp.
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