Food

Shaffer’s to expand to Middletown

September 9th, 2016

Shaffer’s Barbecue and Catering, a Woodstock institution, will expand its reach when Matt Shaffer opens Shaffer’s Barbecue and Market in Middletown. The restaurant, near Belle Grove, is scheduled to be up and running by early October.

Bright Box to offer new dining options

September 2nd, 2016

The Bright Box Theater in Winchester will bolster its dining operation with the opening of the Bistro Room on Sept. 8 for lunch. It will be located in a room formerly used exclusively for private parties. The Old Town performance venue will also be rolling out a new menu the following day.

Unique barbecue restaurant to open in Strasburg

July 28th, 2016

Blue Ridge Barbecue, a pit barbecue operation will be opening its doors in the former home of Holy Moly Donuts in Strasburg in August. Greg Mignot, an upstate New York transplant with local ties, will be offering his unique take on the southern staple with partner Katrina Leith.

Herb festival to feature a dozen new brews

June 9th, 2016

At the eighth annual Virginia Herb Festival at Sunflower Cottage Herb Garden and Backroom Brewery in Middletown this weekend, attendees can get a taste of Virginia herbs by sampling an array of experimental beer flavors.

Nanobrewery opens in Winchester

Holly Redding, left, and Bonnie Landy are co-owners of Winchester Brew Works on North Cameron Street in Winchester. The brew house features several beers and offers new flavors each week. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 7th, 2016

Winchester Brew Works, a nanobrewery and tasting room offering nine beers on tap, is now open for business at 320 N. Cameron St. in Old Town Winchester.

Woodstock hosts chili cook-off

March 24th, 2016

Chili connoisseurs are preparing for a cook-off next weekend for the first Woodstock Chili Fest at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds.

Fair vendors add spicy twist to French fries

Miranda Hendry serves up a tray of Crabby Fries with Wayne Schafer's homemade crab dip at a Big Fat Daddy's tent at the Frederick County Fair. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 30th, 2015

STEPHENSON – After attendees of the Frederick County Fair see the truck and tractor pull or the new skid steer rodeo, they may go for a classic choice of French fry finger food.