Recent changes to ABC regulations mean you can imbibe guilt-free with C&O's specialty cocktails and house-made infusions. Photo courtesy of C&O Restaurant.

Infusion profusion: ABC overhauls law; barkeeps rejoice

“Yeah, that’s a Special Order Item. You need to submit a Special Order form.” “I know, I submitted a Special Order form eight months ago.” “You’ll have to submit a Special Order form for any Special Order Items.” “I did—eight months ago—and I’ve been requesting the item every week since. Any progress on that request? […]

Jason Alley has converted Stonefield restaurant Pasture to a barbecue joint called PastureQ. Photo: Sarah Cramer Shields.

Stonefield restaurant changes it up, and other restaurant news

The folks behind Pasture rarely do anything under the radar. But the Stonefield-based restaurant’s patrons who walked by during the week of October 20 were likely surprised to find paper hanging in the windows and a sign tacked to the door. “We are currently closed as we transition into PastureQ…a southern regional barbecue restaurant,” the […]

UVA Chemistry L.E.A.D. students orchestrate a hands-on lab demo for mad scientists in training. Photo courtesy of Virginia Discovery Museum.

LIVING To Do: Boo Bash

Get your li’l pumpkins and mini monsters into the spooktacular spirit at an evening of family-friendly Halloween fun. Don your kookiest costumes to explore a witch’s cabin, rub elbows with a mad scientist, give Boo Bowling a spin, and win prizes in a variety of games, crafts, and hands-on activities. Let the orange and black […]

Try dozens of craft brews at Sunday's fundraising festival for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Photo courtesy of The Splinter Group.

LIVING To Do: Homebrew for Hunger Beer Festival

If Oktoberfest failed to quench your thirst for craft brews, indulge your beer tooth at the second annual Homebrew for Hunger Beer Festival, where all proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Sample over 80 beers ranging from long-beloved saisons and IPAs to more original offerings, including Swedish Fish Sour Beer and Smoked Chipotle […]