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Food & Drink

A Virginia Community Beseeches Coke: Save Our Ginger Ale!

Northern Neck, a homegrown soda with history and a fervent fan base, aims for a comeback

Travel

America’s Oldest Spa Returns to Its Former Glory

Take a dip in the historic Virginia hot springs favored by U.S. presidents

Food & Drink

You Say Potato, I Say Route 11 Potato Chips

Watching what you eat? Me too, at my favorite Southern chip brand’s factory

Food & Drink

Fall’s Sweetest Prize: Albemarle Pippins

A writer’s late-season quest for the South’s most storied apple

Recipe

Karaage, Just Like Umma’s Makes

The twice-fried chicken from Charlottesville’s popular new Korean-Japanese restaurant, Umma’s, may be classic, but the women behind the operation do things their own way

Arts & Culture

Meet the Virginia Jeweler Who Mines His Own Gemstones

Stuart Mercer isn’t just a rock star. He’s more like the whole rock band

Recipe

Virginia Peanut Soup

A creamy, comforting soup steeped in history and perfect for fall

Style

Wallpapers (and More Home Goods) with Williamsburg History

Schumacher and the Virginia destination team up to breathe new life into designs of the past

Sporting Scene

A Master Engraver Brings His Own Style to the Craft

Whether embellishing a pocketknife or a shotgun, Tim George shows his unique flair for the art of engraving

Recipes

Red Truck Bakery’s Saturday Morning Bestseller

Gooey cinnamon rolls get a citrus and pecan upgrade at the rural Virginia bakery

Food & Drink

A New Cookbook from Virginia’s Beloved Red Truck Bakery

Brian Noyes talks pandemic baking, ugly tomatoes, and borrowing from the family recipe stash

What's In Season

Pickles: The Ultimate Sandwich Helper

Vinegar and a hit of spice turn pickling cucumbers into picnic stars

Arts & Culture

Steve Keene’s Art for All

How one of most prolific American painters got his start in Charlottesville, Virginia

Arts

A Virginia Artist’s Unusual Canvases

Hillary Waters Fayle ties together embroidery and nature in her Richmond studio

Recipe

Creamy and Comforting White Bean Soup

Patty O’s Cafe & Bakery in Little Washington, Virginia, revives a beloved classic

Interview

One-on-One With Patrick Wilson

He acts, sings, and dances his way from Appalachia to Hollywood’s biggest franchises

Arts

The Art of Buying an Antique Quilt

Richmond, Virginia’s Flying Geese sews heart and history into each offering

Arts & Culture

Meet Big John, the King of “Horsetok”

In Virginia, this rescued Belgian workhorse has galloped into happy retirement—and viral stardom.

Food & Drink

Birdie’s, a New Oyster Bar, Opens in Richmond, Virginia

And they shared a zingy gin cocktail recipe

Travel

Seven Southern Retreats Where Winter Shines

Cozy getaways that make the best of cold temperatures