Overheard on the restaurant scene… This week’s foodie news (August 26)

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Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie is supposedly set to open the doors of its expansion at the Crossroads Shopping Center (at the intersection of Route 29 and Plank Road) this Friday, August 30. The new menu boasts entrées, expanded local fare, sandwiches, and as always, stellar hand-tossed and thoughtfully crafted “hippie” pizza. Call 245-0000 for further details. Open 11:30am-9pm every day.

The magazine of the south, Garden & Gun, is teaming up with the crew at North Garden’s Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards for an exquisite afternoon in the Blue Ridge Mountains on Friday, September 13 starting at 3pm. The afternoon’s events will include Land Rover off-roading, beagling with the Waldingford Beagles, wine and canapes, vineyard and garden tours, and a family-style harvest dinner. The cost is $150 per person, and reservations can be made by calling (843) 795-1195.

Andale, the one-woman taqueria run by Sarah Pruitt, now offers “heatable yummies” in its coolers. Choose from small or large burritos ($5-7) stuffed with chicken, beef, veggie and black bean, or barbeque tofu. The taqueria window is open Tuesday through Saturday in the Belmont Market. Grab lunch faster than you can say “Andale!”

Three Notch’d Brewing Company opened its doors at 946 Grady Ave. this month, serving craft beer backed by Virginia’s rich history, which, as the brewery says, will “lead our patrons down the Three Notch’d Road to great beer.” The new joint was founded by three friends who all value great beer and great times, and offers selections like the 40-mile IPA (brewed in a West Coast-style with American hops), the No Veto English Brown Ale, and the Of, By, For Lage. Brewmaster Dave Warwick previously brewed in Westminster, Colorado, and Rock Bottom Brewery in Arlington, Virginia, before relocating here. Take a brewery tour on Saturdays from 10am-1pm (but make rezzies in advance!).

  • Chuck Johnston

    Dr. Ho’s is open for business now! We went Saturday and the pizza is still excellent. Service was a little hectic, but it’s a great place and I know they’ll get the kinks ironed out pretty quickly.

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